Sweater: J. Crew| Jeans: Gap| Dress: Alice & Olivia | Shoes: Joie
Hey, wassup, hello! I can’t believe it’s been over 2 months since my last update. The first two weekends of October were reserved for weddings, then Halloween came, birthdays, Thanksgiving, and here we are near Christmas. When I’m not procrastinating on my couch, I’m trying to wedding plan aka not get yelled at by my mom because I am a terrible planner.
Dave and I were able to squeeze in an engagement photo shoot while the weather was still decent. We started in Beacon Hill, my favorite neighborhood, and ended at the Boston Public Gardens, which is Dave’s favorite spot. Our photographer was awesome and we felt comfortable with him.
Acorn Street, Boston
Photography by: Matthew Jason Photo
There was a slight chill in the air yesterday which could only mean one thing: IT’S MAH BIRTHDAY. Naturally, I embraced my favorite gender stereotype and made it into a birthday weekend.
On Friday, Dave and I attended the Incubus concert; it was a great time. Brandon Boyd gave me life, especially when he began singing “Come As You Are” during the set for “Megalomaniac.” Incubus is one of my favorite bands so I was really happy to see them live for the first time. What also gave me life was the peanut butter and jelly burger from Flynn’s Irish Pub. Yup. Peanut butter and strawberry jelly on a burger. It sounds wrong but it was SO right.
I should spare everyone the tl;dr and just admit that I indulged a lot and basically stuffed my face after a week of clean eating. Saturday morning brunch was at Inna’s Kitchen, a spot in Newton that serves delicious Israeli cuisine. My future in laws took me to dinner at Grill 23 located in Boston’s Back Bay. Yesterday, I met up with some friends for brunch at Barcelona in Brookline. They had some great live music, an extensive bloody Mary bar, and delicious breakfast tapas; I think we ordered EVVVERRRRYTHING. I only managed to document what I wore to brunch (my other 2 outfits were so on point), this super comfortable knit dress from Anthropologie. The weather dropped low enough where I needed to actually put on the flannel.
It’s not fall yet but I was making my way to stepping on the crunchiest leaf.
Dave pampered me all day. it was neat.
My hair seems to require more maintenance since I started highlighting it again. I have been trying to grow it super long but it was in desperate need for a trim; my last cut and color was 4 weeks ago. I went in to see my girl yesterday and she worked her magic. I was really feeling myself after the blowout so I texted Dave that we should have a photoshoot. We went to the Arnold Arboretum in Boston and snapped some pics. What I wasn’t feelin’ were my mismatched socks, one high and one low, and the pimple I photoshopped out.
Afterwards, we went to The Regal Beagle for a pre-birthday dinner. It is one of my favorite brunch spots so I was happy that dinner was just as good (chef Stacy Cogswell was a contestant on Top Chef). My birthday is on Sunday so it’ll be more low key than usual, especially since it is the first birthday away from my parents. I’m seeing Incubus tonight so maybe that will get me excited to celebrate the weekend.
These ear jackets are my favorite accessory.
Checking out the hops. It smelled like the Sam Adams brewery, in a good way.
Since I moved to Boston, I hadn’t really made much time to explore. The record breaking winter hindered much of my initiative. I also had been traveling back to New York City once a month, for about a week. This week after some burgers and beer (across from Samuel Adams’ grave) I took a walk in Beacon Hill – a really pretty neighborhood.
“Chris look out across the sky and tell me which way the wind blows.”
We had a pretty awesome weekend in Falmouth despite the constant wind on the beach. There’s so much to look forward to this summer: 2 bridal showers, numerous pool parties, Hamptons weekend, concerts (Dashboard Confessional, Third Eye Blind, Incubus, Death Cab for Cutie), and obviously, my birthday.