Month: September 2015

Into the Fall

The first step towards getting my fall wardrobe together is getting my basics down. I partnered with new brand Cotton Hood to check out their fall collection. I love a good baseball tee, but find that although many stores carry them, the fit of the shirt is often awkward. The sleeves have extra fabric in all the wrong places, the sleeve length hits too low or too high, or the waistline of the shirt is baggy. Cotton Hood has the perfect fitting baseball tee, perfect for the beautiful summer to fall transition weather. Throw it with your favorite pair of denim (I chose a maroon wash to get into the fall mood) and you have a great day-to-night look.I also am a huge sucker for a good hoodie. I love throwing these on after the gym, on a chilly night, or just while lounging around on a weekend morning. This light weight hoodie is tailored to the body and has a vintage feel as the fabric has been pre-washed repeatedly before being sold. Again, I …

The Last Hoorah 

I can’t believe another Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and the slow transition from summer to fall has begun. While I am definitely excited to enjoy one of my favorite seasons in the city, I will miss bathing suits being a main category in my wardrobe. However, I love this swimsuit so much that I had to do one last swimwear post highlighting this J-Crew bathing suit. The tailoring of this swimsuit is what made me grab it off the shelf and immediately buy it. It has a tab closure at the waist like many dress pants have so your trunks feel fitted and custom-tailored to your body. I also love the deep pockets (perfect for storing the sea shells and sea glass you find along the shore) and the earth-tone stripes going across the fabric. These trunks are made with a quick-drying nylon fabric unlike many bathing suits that just hang on you, soaking wet for what feels like hours after getting out of the ocean. These are slightly longer than many of …

Stay Motivated

I’ve had some requests to talk about how to get into the routine of working out and eating healthy so I wanted to share some hopefully helpful tips! 1. My favorite time to exercise is in the morning before the work day begins. You feel refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day may bring, and you don’t have to worry about missing a work out later in the night if you become too busy. The hardest part is getting up. Set your alarm on your phone, and leave it across the room so you are forced to get out of bed to turn off the alarm. Once you are physically out of bed, you are more inclined to stay up and get dressed for a pre-work morning workout.  2. Make a workout schedule. You should always alternate what body parts you exercise per day. For example, I like to do back, biceps and quads one day and then shoulders, pecs, triceps and calves another day. Know what muscle group you are targeting before …

Road tripping

Sometimes the best adventures are hopping in a car and seeing where the road takes you. This weekend’s road trip around New England was a beautiful one. That part of the country is stunning, surrounded by plush green forests and never ending mountain ranges. The road trip kicked off with a stop in Salem, Massachusetts to learn about the witch trials from the late 1600’s. The town definitely has an overall haunted feel to it!  After learning about the origins of witchcraft and being chased around a haunted house with a man holding a chainsaw (in which a mixture of laughter and terrifying yelling occurred), we checked out one of the oldest standing houses in the village. It blows my mind that people used to cook in gigantic stone fireplaces and that is what was considered their kitchen! It was also exciting to check out some locations from the film Hocus Pocus, one of my all-time favorite movies growing up. The building pictured below was from the famous scene in the film where Bette Midler …