spring 2014


Closet Confection: Paisley Park

Everyday Outfits

Zara Dress   Chloe Handbag2
Zara Dress + Chloe Handbag
Zara Dress + Chloe Handbag3
Leifsdottir Sandals
{Zara Paisley Print Dress (also seen here), Chloe Handbag (also coveting this one), Fendi Sunglasses, Michael Kors Watch, Amrita Singh Bangles (on major sale at Gilt Groupe!), H&M + Flea Market Necklaces, New Orleans Street Vendor Earrings, Forever 21 Ear Cuff, Leifsdottir Sandals (similar)}

The temps shot up to 80 degrees over the weekend, and I was a pretty happy camper. I’m so excited that I finally get to dig into my stash of warm weather dresses and sandals. I wore this outfit for a picture perfect Sunday afternoon in the city that included people-watching in Central Park and enjoying Wafels & Dinges by Pulitzer Fountain, followed by a bit of window-shopping along 5th Avenue.

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P.S. Today’s post is linked up with the following:
Monday Bloom | Funday Monday | Mix It Mondays | Manic Monday


Closet Confection: The Spirit of Massachusetts

Everyday Outfits, Travel

{Outfit 1: Elegancia Jacket, Nine West Dress, Uniqlo Scarf, J. Crew Boots}
{Outfit 2: Old Navy Jacket, Ralph Lauren Dress, Tommy Hilfiger Top, J. Crew Boots}

Eric and I used to hop on the Fung Wah bus all of the time to take the $15 trip to Boston, but this time around we went out of our way to try some new things while we were in Massachusetts. We used Salem as our home base (hotel prices in Boston were insane because of the marathon), and I think it was one of the highlights of our trip. While Salem may be most widely known for the infamous witch trials and  other “supernatural” occurrences (a fact which they pander to immensely for the tourist crowd), the city also boasts a rich maritime history and the wonderful Peabody Essex Museum. We stayed at the Hawthorne Hotel which may or may not be haunted. Ghosts asides, the pancakes in the main dining room were out of this world, and I would gladly return for the breakfast alone.

We spent the day at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum before venturing into Boston for a stroll along Newbury Street and dinner at one of our favorite restaurants: Grotto. I’ve sung its praises before, but the garlic soup and spaghetti with meatballs will knock your socks off!


Closet Confection: Breakers & Cliffs {Newport, RI}

Everyday Outfits, Travel

{Outfit 1: Elegancia Jacket, H&M Pants, Uniqlo Scarf, J. Crew Boots}
{Outfit 2: Old Navy Jacket, J. Crew Shirt, Forever 21 Jeans, Vintage Coach Purse, Bass Shoes}

Next stop: Newport, RI… where the mansions are huge, and the seafood fine!

We spent a couple of nights at the historic Hotel Viking where we were pleasured and pampered to our heart’s content.  Between daydreaming about life inside of The Breakers, savoring the Portuguese clam chowder at Anthony’s, strolling the Cliff Walk, and enjoying a beautiful seaside lunch at The Mooring, I’m not sure what I enjoyed most in Newport.  But I do know one thing for certain: I will definitely be returning for the Newport Regatta this summer!

For me, dressing for road trips is all about comfort. And since there was quite a bit of a chill in the air the further north we traveled, I relied a lot upon my fall weather classics even though I was not-so-secretly pining for my spring favorites. In the end, I was too busy soaking up the many sights and flavors of this trip to worry about my outfits (well… at least not too much). One thing I was very about happy about was digging my cute little bow shoes out of hibernation. They are some of the cutest, comfiest shoes I own.  I bought this pair a few years ago, so they might be hard to track down.  No one does a cute nerd shoe like Bass (I think I’m up to 5 pairs now!) so you really can’t go wrong with any of their styles. 

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