Self Magazine Photo Shoot

I was profiled in the February issue of SELF Magazine in an article on healthy weight and self-acceptance. It was a wonderful experience and I was able to do it with my mother, sister and niece. Definitely something I will never forget. With regards to the world of photo shoots and stylists, this experience really opened my eyes. So much goes into a simple photo shoot and it really is important to experiment with different designers and styles. My look consisted of a JCrew sweater, Eileen Fisher tank top and Eileen Fisher jeans. I loved it all!

But what was most important about this article was that it was about self-acceptance and having a healthy body image. I love clothes and makeup and jewelry, like most women, but I also believe, truly believe, that beauty comes from within. A healthy lifestyle is key. I exercise every single day, in any way I can. I walk, swim and run. I get outside and MOVE! Being active keeps me sane. It keeps my stress level in check. It gives me confidence and allows me to enjoy my life (and delicious summer cookouts). I don’t obsess over what I eat, I just keep moving.

Summer Wedding Season

First wedding of the season and it was a torrential downpour! This photo is completely misleading because it was pouring BUCKETS while these shots were being snapped. I have no idea why it looks so bright and beautiful but we made the best of it and tackled the unpredictable New England weather like champions. My naturally curly hair stayed sleek and straight thanks to a few miracle products (Living Proof’s No Frizz and KMS Flat Out).

Dress Calvin Klein, Silver Bracelet, Shoes BCBG

The wedding was held at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA. This was the first time I had ever been to this particular venue and it was gorgeous. It was a good size wedding and the function room felt comfortable and elegant.

I also loved the simplicity of the centerpieces with the simple pink candles scattered across the table.

…and of course, the bride was stunning!


SIDE NOTE: The salad was delicious! It was a goat cheese and raspberry salad with a balsamic vinaigrette. I have never had raspberries on a salad, nor have I ever tried goat cheese (shocking!) and I was so pleasantly surprised by both.

Do you ever discover new things and wonder how you missed out on them in the first place? What new things have you discovered that you now can’t live without?


What I Wore…



November 16, 2010


Sweater: Theory “Liesele” Cashmere Sweater

Jeans: Gap 1969 Long and Lean

Shoes: Born




I am being interviewed for a certain major women’s magazine (can’t divulge the details just yet) and was sent a number of outfits for the photo shoot. This isn’t the outfit I ended up going with but I just loved this sweater so much that I had to document it in my first ever FASHION POST! I am a late bloomer. Up until now, fashion has never really played a major roll in my life. I was much more focused on comfort over style. For the past few months, I have been feeling a bit different towards fashion. If you can believe it, I think I credit the internet, more specifically BLOGS. There are so many fantastic websites that put a spotlight on the world of fashion and they have really inspired me to take a closer look, to be more aware of the styles all around me and to appreciate fashion for what it is…art. So be prepared for more style, fashion, decorating and beauty inspired posts because I want to document my journey from t-shirt and jeans girl into something a little more interesting and lot more exciting. Because here’s the thing about fashion, there is such a great feeling of confidence and pride that comes from wearing something you love.

PS- This entire post style was inspired by What I Wore…if you have not visited this site I highly, HIGHLY, recommend you do so NOW!  It is so fun and so interesting to get to peak into someone’s closet and see the creative ways they play with color and personal style and create beautiful outfits on a daily basis.

PPS- Excuse the hair…baby steps here, baby steps.

Pear-y Cute Bento Boxes

modclothpearLunch just got a whole lot cuter! I just received these unbelievably adorable bento boxes from Mod Cloth! Bento boxes are containers that are perfect for keeping your sandwiches, fruit, bread and snacks safe from the crushing factors of bags, briefcases, purses and the general jostling of travel.

What I love about these boxes are that they elevate a simple lunch and will certainly bring smiles to the faces of everyone around. Who says a packed lunch can’t be stylish and charming?

The boxes are so cute and retro that they don’t even have to be used for food. You can use them to store practical, every day items like stamps, paper clips, notes or receipts.

I just discovered Mod Cloth the other day and have found myself completely captivated by all of the fantastic and retro items they have for sale.

Holiday Dresses

It’s that time of year when everyone is in the party spirit. New York Magazine has a great collection of party dresses on display and the price range is $20-$3000, so there is certainly something for everyone!

Fashion Meets Technology

It has officially arrived! The world’s first digital “clutch”. Featuring the peony-inspired design in the vivid shades of violet and sophisticated reds found throughout her Spring 2009 collection, this special edition notebook seeks to satisfy the highly mobile, Internet-centric fashionista. How cute is that?!

It features a 10.2″ High Definition display, is 1” thick, and weighs in at a mere 2.25 lbs. Simply put, it’s high fashion meets high tech. The HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition is priced at $699.