Minty Fresh

Happy Good Friday everyone!  So glad the weekend is finally here.  I’m looking forward to heading home for Easter weekend and spending some time with the family and relaxing!

And of course, Tis the season for Easter colored hues to start popping up everywhere.   Without a doubt, the “it” spring colors consist of a pretty palette of lovely lavenders, pale blues and of course, my favorite…Mint Green!  Everywhere I look these days, everyone is decked out this “mint” attire…from skinnies to blazers to accessories!  I am totally on the mint train…the color is so feminine and cheerful….perfect for spring & summer (and looks fab with a nice tan!)

Here is some “mint-spiration” courtesy of Pinterest…

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What’s great about this palette is that these colors are popping up in all the stores…from higher end shops to the more affordable places like Forever 21, Target, Express…a perfect piece for everyone’s price range!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!!!!

MM

Jenny Boston Boutique

A friend of mine recently hosted a party at a super cute boutique called Jenny Boston.  They have five locations in MA…Hingham, Belmont, Medfield & Reading and one in Fairfield CT.   They carry TONS of accessories from necklaces to scarves to handbags…and the best part is that everything is very affordable.  What really sparked my interest was the fact that all of the items looked “expensive” and well made!

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They have a website… http://jennyboston.com/shop/ …but the thing is that you can’t shop on the actual website.  You either have to visit one of this 6 locations…OR you can also become a friend on Facebook.  Every Wednesday they have a “flash sale” and you can purchase through their Facebook site and they will shipped within 2-3 business days!  Its definitely worth checking out.

Here are some of their item’s from their Facebook page so you can get an idea of what they carry…

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MM

Some Dos and Donts

So let me start off by saying I am no fashion expert….but I am a girl with some strong opinions and I will apologize off the bat if I am offending anyone!

Okay….

Ladies…it’s supposed to by 77 today in Boston.  That means…take your long, knee high boots off and put them back in the closet with your sweaters and mittens.  It’s not time yet!!!  It’s like as soon as labor day came and gone, people think it’s okay to wear boots when it’s still 70-80…well I have news for you…you look foolish!!!!  Don’t get me wrong…I love my boots…but we aren’t there yet ladies!

 

Solutions:  If your tootsies are getting a little chilly in the morning, maybe try a cute closed toe pump or a fun flat….seems like your best bet until the weather really gets chilly!

And my second little gripe of the day…..men wearing sneakers on their way to work.   I see them on the bus or T and they have on this nice suit with a pair of New Balance running sneakers.  Now…I understand us ladies may throw on sperries or flip flops or some form of a comfortable shoe simply because we are wearing 4 inch heels and that’s not fun commuting and walking into work every day.  But boys, you wear flat, work shoes.  I can’t see them being all that uncomfortable that you have to wear sneakers…..just seems a little unacceptable in my book.

 

Solution:    When the weather gets a little wet and dirty, especially in the winter, I suggest buying a cheaper pair of black dress shoes with rubber soles so you boys don’t slip.  Keep a pair of nice dress shoes at the office to change into!

Maxxinista Rant

I just got back from lunch after hitting up TJ Maxx and Marshalls which use to be my go-to for new bags!!!  I have to say, lately I’ve been very frustrated with these stores and the overpriced pocket books.  Why is it that every time I venture into TJ’s and Marshalls, it never fails for me to pick up a purse that’s easily over $100.  What happen to the days when I used to walk in and I could walk out with 3-4 bags under the $100 mark.  I miss those days.   Now it’s Dooney, Ralph, Michael, and B Makowsky….where are the Nine West, Anne Klein and random no-name designers.   I’m the type that likes to switch out my purses every few weeks and I sure as hell can’t be doing that with $100-$200 price tags.  I guess I should look to invest in a new purse and use if for a while L…..Or I could try to hit up Burlington to see what they got!!!!  One last ditch effort????

Does anyone else have the problem???  Either I have really good taste and only pick up the really expensive bags or their stock for more “affordable” bags are really really dwindling!!

 

Chevron Navy Dress

This past weekend was such a great time….I was able to celebrate my big 3-0 with my closest friends and family.  We had such a blast in Newport and the weather cooperated….we even saw a rainbow 🙂  Everything was just perfect!!!!

Moving on to today’s post…..I am completely lusting over this dress from Vineyard Vines but definitely not liking the price tag…$295 for a maxi dress…what is wrong with you VV!!!

I’m happy to report that about a month ago, I purchased a more budget friendly Asymmetrical Striped Navy Dress that has a lot of the same things that the VV dress has….but definitely not the hefty price tag.  And guess where I found it….JCPenney of all places.  Ya, it’s not a maxi dress or 2-toned but you get the idea.

And I even ended up wearing it on Saturday night while I embraced the start to a new decade…..

J. Crew Jewelry for Less

I am a big J Crew fan especially with their jewelry but I feel like it’s so pricey!  $150 for a necklace just seems insane to me.  In my hunt for some fun bauble necklaces similar to J Crew’s here, I came across some pretty great sites that offer the look for less…from J Crew’s bauble to Yurman cable rings.

Here are my fav new sites for fun jewelry and clothes….and FYI…if you go to BaubleBar to purchase…use the code 9930690  or click on the invite link here since you get points for every friend you invite 🙂

http://www.mimisthelook.com/

http://baublebar.com

http://www.reddressboutique.com/

Happy Shopping!!!!

All Aboard

Seems that boat shoes are a hot footwear trend this season.  When it comes to keeping your feet comfy and cute all summer long, boat shoes seem like the go-to shoe!  It’s a timeless look that can be dressed up or down….but still gives you that “preppy” feel!  Even the celebs are aboard this trend!

I am really loving these Sperry Topsiders in gold metallic but don’t love the price tag…

Here are some looks for less…

Kohls SO Boat Shoe in Gold

Old Navy Women’s Faux-Leather Boat Shoes

Steve Madden Women’s Shoes, Yacht Boat Shoes

Croft & Barrow Boat Shoes

Happy Boating Everyone!

All Things Polka Dot

I am really liking the polka dot motif lately.  I find its a very classic and feminine look but in an effortless way.  There are so many combinations out there to mix a little polka dot in your wardrobe.  Whether it’s a polka dot top with a solid pencil skirt or just a touch with a cute scarf.  I am also digging the pattern in swimsuits….another classic way to wear it!  Check out some of the pieces below from dresses to tops to bathing suits!

J. Crew Naomi Top in Polka Dots

Lucy Polka Dot Tea Dress

Forever 21 Pleated Polka Dot Dress

Delia’s Red Polka Dot Dress

Piperlime Polka Dot Bow Blouse

Forever21 Cream/Teal Polka Dot Top

J. Crew Bandeau Top & Bottom

Miraclesuit Swimsuit Ruched Polka Dot

O by Oscar de la Renta ‘Polka Dot’ Stole

French Connection Spotty Dotty

Enjoy the weekend….Monday will be here before we know it!!!!

Dress it up!

Happy Friday Everyone!  With the weather warming up, I wanted to share some summer dresses and skirts I am eyeing for the Spring and Summer season……affordable options of course!

Raspberry/Pink Color-Block Keyhole Dresses

Route 66 Women’s Striped T-Shirt Dress

Coral Charter Club Pencil Skirt

I ‘Heart’ Ronson High-Low Hem Dress

One Shoulder Bold Striped Dress

Helene Berman Lace Pencil Skirt in Blue Teal 

Alyx Seersucker Ruffle Neck Dress

Grammy’s Fashion!

There definitely wasn’t a lack of fashion last night at the 54th Grammys!  Take a look at some of musics leading ladies…

Fergie in Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture dress.  Personally I have always thought of Fergie as a little trashy and I think this dress confirms it.  The doily looking orange dress with black undergarments – better luck next year!

Adele stole the show in more ways than one! She looked absolutely classy in this custom made Giorgio Armani boatneck gown with three-quarter sleeves, glittering stilettos and Harry Winston jewels. And not to mention 6 shiny grammys by her side! She rocked it!

Ri Ri is wearing a dress collaborated by her and Giorgio Armani. Thought the dress itself was gorgeous but the styling not so great. Thought it was a bit much….especially with the hair and makeup – but then again…it is the Grammys, you can get away with alot (See below)

Katy Perry in a modest powder blue Elie Sabb dress. I didn’t love the blue hair with blue dress. The dress was gorgeous but Katy needed a bit more support in the chest. Sometimes I wish she would just have a normal hair color…class it up a bit!

Taylor Swift wore a nude silk mermaid dress by Zuhair Mu. This dress seemed too old for her especially for the Grammys. I have never been a big fan of little miss Taylor but she did have a great performance on stage – not so much on the Red Carpet.

Nicki Minaj wearing a crimson Versace cape. Crazy yes…but did you really think she was going to show up in a simple number…heck no! Not Nicki. If there was an award for best outlandish costume…she wins hands down. And did anyone else think her performance was just really wierd???

Carrie Underwood dazzled in this elegant, long-sleeved Gomez-Gracia gown of embroidered sequins on tulle. The best part of this dress was the dramatic low back. Carrie looks gorgeous in anything – definitely my best dressed of the night!! Plus her hair & makeup were absolutely flawless!

Alicia Keys in a black Alexandre Vauthier dress with Christian Louboutin Shoes and a fabulous gold statement necklace. Love this look…she definitely nailed it for the Grammys and loved her Etta James tribute

What was everyone’s favorite look of the night?