Monday, April 21, 2014

Blue & Yellow

Blazer: Zara (old); Tank: Yumi Kim via RueLaLa; Boyfriend Jeans: BlankNYC; Heels: Zara (old)

I'm baaaaack! Have you missed me? I've certainly missed you. After a long and brutal winter, I'm finally back to posting. If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I recently transitioned into a new position at Rue La La. For those of you who don't know, I'm now the Assistant Fashion Editor for Men's and Travel and it's been incredibly fun, hectic and so much more my cup of tea. While my new position has been so much for fulfilling, a piece of me was still missing when I wasn't sharing my favorite outfits every few days.

So anyways -- onto the outfit. I thought this was fitting to post today considering it's Marathon Monday. And while I'll be spending the day at my desk, my heart will be on Boylston Street with all the runners, survivors, fans and First Responders. The past year has proven that we are all Boston Strong and I couldn't be more proud to call this city (and Back Bay specifically) my home.



xoxo,
L

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Army Green

Sweater: Vince via RueLaLa; Jeans: James via RueLaLa; Booties: Seychelles via RueLaLa; Necklace: BaubleBar; Clutch: Alexander Wang; Rings: Stella & Dot; Nails: OPI You Don't Know Jacques (old standby)

I know what you're thinking. Rue La La gives this bish free clothing. Nope, I just have a serious shopping problem (and with the employee discount, WHO WOULDN'T?!) These pics were snapped last Saturday when it was a balmy 43 degrees, hence the no jacket. I felt so "Top Gun" in this outfit with my aviators and my army green pants. Sidenote: these jeans are THE most comfortable pair I've ever owned. They're cut well, made of the perfect soft denim and have some stretch to them without losing shape. Let's just say they made an appearance Superbowl Sunday as well.




xoxo,
L

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It's 5 Degrees and I'll Wear a Kimono if I Want To

Kimono: ASOS; Jeans: James via RueLaLa; Tank: AE; Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Booties: Sam Edelman (last year); Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Gorjana Layer Necklace

Yes, it's WAY too cold to be baring my pasty white arms. But have you ever seen a puffy coat look chic? Me either. So for the sake of some blog photos, I shivered and smized like we were shooting in Hawaii. Speaking of Hawaii, this kimono is slightly reminiscent of my favorite tropical location. All the more reason to wear it during this never-ending polar vortex. Don't you agree?



LOVE layering dainty gold necklaces

Thank you J for the pics!

xoxo,
L

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Big Reveal


So there's no actual big reveal. But I did complete my cleanse last weekend and am feeling great. If you followed along on Twitter, you know I tried a variation of the Sacred Heart diet for six days (the BF and I opted to enjoy football on Sunday and eat whatever we wanted instead of the "Miracle Soup"). This cleanse was more to prove to myself that I do in fact have SOME willpower (woohoo!) I lost a total of six pounds but the biggest improvement has been my change in attitude towards crappy food. Okay so I'd be lying if I said I am miraculously cured of my chocolate cravings but I haven't tried to order pizza since completing the diet and that's a HUGE accomplishment for me. We are continuing to incorporate more fruits, veggies and lean protein into our diet and we are working sessions at the gym back into our schedules as well. I have always been blessed with a high metabolism and I was an athlete throughout my high school and college years so this whole late-20s body changing/metabolism going down the drain thing is BS. But, such is life, right? I plan to welcome my 30th birthday in August looking and feeling my best yet!

Back to regular posting next week... Thanks for sticking with me and cheering me on during my cleanse!

xoxo,
L

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hi Again!


Apologies for the radio silence lately... I took some time off before and after Christmas and ended up getting a couple extra days off thanks to Winter Storm Hercules (seriously with that name?) So needless to say, it's taken me some time to get back into the swing of things. Not to mention I've been feeling a bit uninspired. Maybe it's the Christmas cookies sticking to my hips or the fact that the only pants I feel comfortable in are my bulky, fleece-lined sweatpants (hey, just being real!) but I'm hoping once the polar vortex lifts, (again, seriously with the apocalypse-esque terminology?) my mood will follow suit. 

Seeing outfits I've posted from the past year helps and blogging is truly something I have enjoyed over the past two years. Have you ever hit a lull like this? How do you pull yourself out of the funk? I'm getting back into the gym and starting a 7 day cleanse next week (check it out here if you're interested in joining me!) and I vow to blog/tweet my experience and results along the way. Hopefully I'll be back to regular posting soon!

Thanks for sticking with me!
xoxo,
L

Friday, December 13, 2013

JoJo Loves You Holiday Bling Sale!


We're in the homestretch, folks! Less than two weeks to go before Santa delivers whatever we put on our wishlists. If you haven't already, be sure to add a pair of these adorable Swarovski crystal blings to your list! This weekend only you can get them for the special sale price of 3 for $50 or 3 for $60. AND you can mix and match the styles! One for you, one for your best friend, and one for the little sister (or three for you, this is a judgement free zone!) Head over to JoJoLovesYou.com and get shopping!

xoxo,
L

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Lesson in Layering

Chambray: J.Crew; Textured Sweatshirt: F21; Coated Denim: JBrand; Wedges: Pour La Victoire via RueLaLa; Necklace: BaubleBar

Sometimes there is absolutely no rhyme or reason for what I wear. Sometimes I stand in front of my closet for what feels like an hour, pondering over what to throw on. I reeeeeally wanted to wear this textured white sweatshirt but short sleeves aren't exactly conducive to December weather in New England. So out came the go-to layering piece -- my chambray shirt. And then came the coated denim pants I've been afraid to wear (no idea why, they're actual super comfortable for looking like they've been painted on...) And there you have it. My typical morning routine. 


xoxo,
L