It was looooong overdue, but I finally made my way back to Detroit to visit the family. In between stuffing my face with Coneys and hanging out at Hart Plaza, I managed to take a few snaps along the way. I’m still sifting through all of the pics and making edits, but here’s the first batch for your viewing pleasure.


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P.S. This post is linked up with the following:
More Pieces of Me | Fizz & Frosting | PinkSole I Would So Rock This | Still Being Molly


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Salem Fast Ferry
The Lighthouse
House of Seven Gables
Salem Candy Shop
{Anthropologie Embroidered Dress (more sale options here), Oliver Peoples Sunglasses, Lancel Tote, J. Crew Sandals (40% off with code TREAT)}

I’ve been staying on my grind this summer, but I still like to carve out time for a break here and there…

Recently, Eric and I packed our bags and set off for a quick weekend getaway to Massachusetts.  We woke up early Saturday morning, hopped aboard the fast ferry to Salem, and spent the entire day frolicking through this seaside town with a haunted history.   As soon as we disembarked, we made a beeline to Nathaniel’s Restaurant inside the Hawthorne Hotel for delicious stacks of golden pancakes. With our bellies full, we then set out to explore the town by trolley.

Our first stop was the Witch Dungeon Museum where we enjoyed a live reenactment of one of the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Thoroughly spooked, we took a little downtime by ducking in and out of various antique and specialty shops before making our way to the House of Seven Gables for a step back into history.  Visiting old houses and seeing how people lived long ago is one of my favorite pastimes whenever I travel, and the guided tour of this 17th century wooden mansion did not disappoint.

All of our exploring left us with a bit of a sweet tooth, which we satisfied with a little trip to Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie, America’s oldest candy company and maker’s of the once reknowned Salem Gibralters and Black Jacks.  The sugar rush was enough to keep us going as we made our way to the waterfront, where we took in a few more sights including the Friendship of Salem and Derby Wharf Lighthouse before settling in for a relaxing seaside dinner at Finz.


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{Forever 21 Halter Bow Top, H&M Floral Midi Skirt, Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran Shopper, Prada Baroque Sunglasses, Lovely People Sandals, Tiffany Twist Bow Ring & Necklace}

Today’s look was an experiment to see how many bows I could cram into one outfit!


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{c/o eShakti Dress, Lovely People Sandals, Celine Handbag, Street Vendor Sunglasses}

I wore the above outfit while enjoy the perfect weekend day in New York City…

After rolling out of bed at the crack of noon, Eric and I started the day with brunch at the Plaza, meandered through Central Park for a spell, and then window-shopped our way up Madison Avenue.  Later on, I met a couple of old friends uptown to watch an outdoor performance Romeo & Juliet (and managed not to cry for once during the final scene!), and we ended the evening with a few tapas and LOTS of laughter!

How was your weekend?

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Grey Peter Pan Collar Dress
Red Doonney and Bourke Purse
Red Patent Leather Mary Janes
{J. Crew Peter Pan Collar Dress (similar here and here) & Belt, Dooney & Bourke Purse via TJ Maxx, Zara Shoes}

This is hands-down one of my favorite dresses for work.  I love the subtle playfulness that the peter pan collar exudes. The first time I wore it on the blog was with pink and grey accessories.  This time around, I decided to go with red accents.  I got tons of compliments throughout the day, so I must’ve been on to something!