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summer 2013

Everyday Outfits

Closet Confection: Girls Go to College to Get More Knowledge

Navy Blue Wrap DressColumbia University - The ThinkerColumbiaJewels & BaublesColumbia University - View from East CampusColumbia University - Lion StatueGold Studded Flats
{Banana Republic Dress, Old Navy Vest (similar; also love this dress version), Zara Shoes, Louis Vuitton Handbag,  YSL Arty Dots RingMichael Kors Watch, Hermes Bracelet, Vita Fede Bracelet,  Alex & Ani Bracelets}

School’s back in session! And while it’s been ages since I had to crack open a textbook, I still love to swing by my old college campus from time to time and wax nostalgic about the gool ol’ days.  Eric and I have so many memories of this place – from the first day we met during freshman orientation, to staying up for 72 hours straight cramming  for final exams (true story!). Sometimes it’s nice to take a trip back down memory lane.


Closet Confection: The Great Outdoors

Neon Pink DressMountain Top 2Mountain Top 1New Hampshire
{H&M Dress & Scarf, Forever 21 Cardigan, Coach Purse & Shoes, Oliver Peoples Sunglasses}

This past Labor Day weekend, Eric and I packed our bags and headed up to New Hampshire for a bit of fun and relaxation.  First stop was a tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack (where I got carded, yay!).  I’m pretty much a lightweight when it comes to drinking, but I managed to knock back a few samples and remain standing. Later that evening we enjoyed a lobster dinner cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee and caught a glimpse of the fireworks.

We covered a lot of ground on day two, starting with a trip to the summit of Mount Washington traveling along the steepest railroad track in North America.  The ride was amazing, and we had a lot of laughs trying to stand upright on such a steep incline!  The view at the top was breathtaking, almost like walking among the clouds.  After that, we were off to Franconia Notch State Park for an aerial tram ride up Cannon Mountain and a hike through Flume Gorge.  We were both pretty pooped after spending the whole day outdoors, but we saved up enough energy to tuck into The Country Cow for some comfort food that night.

Our final excursion before heading back to the city was a trek through Polar Caves Park.  Not gonna lie, I did not dress appropriately for that excursion at all!  I had no idea what I was getting into, so try to imagine me (cuz I sure as heck won’t be posting those pictures!) in a dress and dainty little flats crawling through caves with names like Orange Crush, Lemon Squeeze, Polar Pinch, and Fat Man’s Misery.  It was interesting… to say the least.

All in all, we had a blast!  And our little adventure was a great way to close out the last remnants of summer.

Business Casual

Closet Confection: Dancing {Into} September

Black and White Outfit 1Black and White Outfit 2Black and White Outfit 4Big Hoop EarringsBlack and White Shoes
{Zara Dress (similar), Stuart Weitzman Shoes (also available here), Street Vendor Sunglasses, Celine Handbag, Bulova Watch, Jewelry via Forever 21, Henri Bendel & Street Vendors}

True story: I got majorly sidetracked this morning and only left myself 15 minutes to get dressed and ready for work.  Eeks!

I barely had time to comb my hair, let alone choose a fancy-schmancy color scheme.  So I opted instead for my old stand-by: the all black-and-white ensemble.  It’s never let me down yet!