Five Favorites: Poufs

Last night, C and I had several of our close friends over for dinner and drinks. Well technically we made breakfast food, but anyway. One thing that usually happens when there is a good size gathering, Cards Against Humanity comes out and we all gather around our coffee table (which is getting a makeover, stay tuned) and half the time at least 3 people are on the floor. That’s when I said, “That’s it. We need to get a pouf or two.” Everyone looked at me like I was insane. After I explained a Pouf was a floor cushion or ottoman, it was deemed reasonable. With that being said, I am now hunting for poufs. These are my five favorites.


:: wayfair – $59 ::


:: zeldabelle on etsy – $135


:: atg stores – $219 ::


:: spell it with peas on etsy – $145 ::


:: overstock – $160 ::

Where is your favorite place to shop for Home Décor?

A Salem Summer Day & eShakti


It’s this time of year that I am constantly reminded that I love Salem. There is nothing quite like stepping out the front door and being greeted with a cool ocean breeze.


When eShakti said they would make me a dress, I was overjoyed. eShakti is a website for women where they customize clothes for not only your size, but your preference as well. They understand that everyone is different and that not everybody can fit perfectly into the typical S M L.


I am 5’7 and it’s almost all legs. I have a terrible time finding skirts and dresses that are an appropriate length because everything is a mini skirt on me. I actually kept this dress length as is, because it falls right below my knees. The pockets are a plus too (and you can have them taken out if you’re not into that). This dress is perfect for frolicking around Salem (yes, frolicking.)


Dress: c/o eShakti

Sunglasses: H&M (similar)

Shoes: Steve Madden (similar)

Earrings: Unknown (similar)

Belt: I think it came on a dress or something (similar)



 Check out eShakti for yourself!

time enjoyed is time well spent – instagram recap


If I have the honor of being included in your Instagram feed, then you know that I have been inseparable from my yarn lately. I feel very accomplished because I am ahead of schedule (I think). I love the feedback I have been getting from everyone on items and new designs. Your support makes me all the more excited to be crocheting accessories.

Even More Boot Cuffs



So I haven’t exactly been under a rock. I have been preparing for winter. I know I know, the first day of summer was literally this past weekend. But one of the biggest things I have learned the past two years is that I never have enough inventory in the shop.


Sea Green Boot Cuffs


Yellow Boot Cuffs


With that being said, I decided to challenge myself to make doubles of all of my boot cuffs (that I had the yarn for). It took a lot of concentration to just make one after the other after the other, but it’s now done.

With that being said, I’m looking forward to adding more colors now that I’m caught up on the ones I already have. I think it’s time to crawl out from my little hole now :)


#BostonsGotBangles :: Alexis Kletjian


Alexis’s Jewelry

Last week I was invited to Alexis Kletjian’s sneak peek of her fine jewelry collection. The event was located at Tryst Studio in Hingham and co-hosted by Amy and Georgina.


Alexis and Georgina

The jewelry was beautiful, the food from Kate’s Table was delicious, and the lovely ladies of Tryst even showed me how to fix enhance my eyebrows. (Something I was completely clueless about).


with new and improved brows

While I was having a brow consultation, Stephanie Olsen came in and asked to take a picture of my legs. Being awkward I just laughed, but she insisted it was a great photo. So here it is. I love those shoes.


Amy also generously provided her glitter wine glasses, and let each guest take one home. She actually has them available for purchase in her Etsy shop. She made silver and gold, but she has many different colors for you to choose from in her store.


with Amy and her Glitter Glasses


Complimentary Cosmetic Bag


Makeup at Tryst

It’s always a lot of fun to get together with other bloggers. I was laughing so much taking this picture, because everyone was in a circle on their phones. I couldn’t help it.


Blogger Circle


Noelle, Amy, and Kerrie

Alexis is incredibly talented and I am so happy her sneak peek was such a success. More and more you see #bostonsgotbangles, her official hashtag, catching on. I can’t wait to see her jewelry line grow.


Mini Margaritas from Kate’s Table

Color Inspiration: Mint

There is something you should know. My absolute favorite color is mint. If you are a blogger and have happened to wear something mint, or posted an object that is mint, I bet there is a comment from me saying something along the lines of “omg I love mint!!”


Mint green is just so perfect. It’s refreshing and creamy. It’s very flattering and adds a nice splash of color to anything. With that being said, here are some of my favorite images of mint.




mint phone








Brunch and the Waterfront




“Look at your shoes or something”

This past Sunday the weather was absolutely perfect. I was very fortunate to be able to spend the afternoon having a lovely brunch at Sam’s at Louis. I was accompanied by Christine of Rules for the Modern Girl, Julie from Posh and Prep, Noelle from Rue Le Chat, Georgina from Notes on Life and Style by Georgina, and Amy from Cupcakes and Couture.


left my mark on the chalkboard



Gypsy Eggs

It was my first time dinning at Sam’s and everything was great. I ordered a mimosa, and I tried their “Gypsy Eggs”, which are scrambled eggs that have kale and prosciutto in them, as well as spicy salsa and some crispy polenta. Yum!!


And of course since we’re a group of bloggers, we headed down to the dock after brunch to snap some photos. There was a really nice couple there too that took a group photo of us.




Sunglasses: H&M

Cardigan: Modcloth

Necklace: So Good Jewelry

Shirt: LOFT

Shorts: Forever 21 (similar)

Shoes: Guess (old. I literally borrowed them from my mom in like 2004)

Bag: Tory Burch (similar)



Have a great weekend everybody!


On Sunday I had the pleasure of contributing to the instagram account, @we_are_salem. We Are Salem is a community Instagram account created by John Andrews of Social Palates Photography. People have the option of signing up for a day where they get to log into the account and add their own photos. As long as the photos are appropriate and are related to Salem, participants can take pictures of whatever they choose. The project is growing as more and more people are signing up and following the account.


It was so much fun adding Salem through my eyes and having people respond positively. Here are some of the pictures that I posted. For more information go to:





A Skirt With A Bow


I’m really having tons of fun with this whole outfit post thing!




Lately I have just been staring into the abyss that is my closet. So many colors and fabrics popping out and me and I always usually go for the same thing, jean, a black top, sometimes a loose cardigan, and flats. How boring. This has been a struggle for years! So I decided to wear a skirt and heels. I kept the loose cardigan because it’s familiar. Made it easier to transition into something I don’t normally wear.


This sweet little skirt is one of my new favorites now. It’s been hiding in the back of my closet for about a year, from lack of knowing what to do with it. I am definitely determined to get some more wear out of it and pair it with accessories for different looks.IMG_3297

Skirt: Modcloth

Shoes: Guess (similar)

Sweater: Nordstrom

Top: H&M

Necklace: Sparkle

Fashion Fears



When it comes to my wardrobe, I have to admit that I am not an adventurous person. I love the idea of mixing it up with a new look, but usually I just think about it, then put on a pair of jeans. These are some trends that I would be delighted to get into, but I am so intimidated by them!!


Milanoo $35


Rompers~ I am terrified of rompers. They look adorable on other people, but I cannot seem to get past them. I realize it’s a dress with shorts, so it eliminates wind blowing it up. How is going to the bathroom? And what do you wear these to go do?


Wild and Free Jewelry (Etsy) $45

Wild and Free Jewelry (Etsy) $45

Flower Crowns~ I can’t tell you how badly I want one of these. Flower crowns have that mystical whimsy about them. Add one flower crown and instantly you are a bohemian princess. But I don’t go to awesome music festivals, I go to Market Basket…

ASOS $16

ASOS $16

Crop Tops~ how many times have I seen girls with crop tops and high waisted bottoms and they look so good!  So used to long shirts and low rise bottoms, I can’t get past the awkwardness.

Sophia Clothing (Etsy) $120

Sophia Clothing (Etsy) $120

Tulle~ I love when I see girls wearing fun tulle skirts. Adorably feminine and fun, I feel like I would just spin around all day. I wouldn’t know where to wear this. And what do you pair with it?? I’m so lost.


So there you have it, I am admitting that I am fearful of myself in any of these items. My goal is to get over it and to at least try one of these. How can you grow your style if you don’t step out of the comfort zone once in a while.


Have you rocked any of these trends?? I would honestly love to hear about it :)