Fancy Pajama Pants

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Pants: TJMaxx (similar) / Shirt: Vince / Jacket: Gap / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban / Bag: Longchamp
Bracelets: Alex & Ani, Loren Hope c/o Rocksbox / Rings: Gorjana & Margaret Elizabeth c/o Rocksbox

I wear yoga pants most days while I am working at home, so when I need to get dressed to leave the house, I now tend to gravitate towards comfier pieces. When I saw these fancy pajama pants I knew they would be the perfect pants for the summer. I’m not a huge fan of shorts and sometimes jeans can be a little too warm, but these breezy pants are perfect for hot days.

In addition to my new obsession of wearing fancy pajamas, I’m also obsessed with Rocksbox! A delivery of 3 customized jewelry pieces sent to me each month for only $19 — I can keep the pieces for as long as I want, send them back for new ones, our purchase the items at a discount! I loved the Margaret Elizabeth cocktail ring so much that I purchased it, but I sent back the other pieces for new ones.

And I love you guys so much that I’m giving you a month of Rocksbox for free! Just use code: rulesforthemoderngirlxoxo at checkout!

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Memorial Day


Happy Memorial Day. Although most of us have been spending our long weekend at the beach with friends and family, its important to remember the real reason for today’s holiday. Its a day of remembrance and thanks for all of those brave men and women who sacrificed their lives so we could have the freedoms that we enjoy today.

So let those American flags fly proud today as we remember all of our amazing men and women in our military — past, present, and future.


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Fridays with Ann Taylor

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Jacket: Ann Taylor c/o / Top: Ann Taylor c/o / Jeans: Gap
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban / Bag: GiGi New York / Heels: Zara, old (similar)

Its summertime and the livin’ is easy! Join me next Friday from 1pm – 6pm at Ann Taylor on Newbury Street to kick off a series of Summer Shopping Parties! Come shop with me and check out this season’s wardrobe essentials for long weekends, evening dips and road trips! In addition to a preview of their new summer collections, stop by for some fun treats and special offers!

Friday, May 29th from 1pm – 6pm:

Ann Taylor
18 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

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A walk into town

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Sweater: J.Crew, old (similar) / Shirt: American Eagle / Jeans: Joe’s / Scarf: Nordstrom
Sunglasses: Ray-ban / Bag: Louis Vuitton / Shoes: Sperry / Bracelet: Tory Burch

One of the things I really missed this winter was the walk into town to work in a coffee shop for a few hours. Working from home can get a little tiresome day after day, so its nice to have a place to go when I need a little change of scenery.

Its still a bit chilly, but I am so over wearing a jacket, so I layered up with a chunky sweater and scarf. One of my favorites parts about walking into town is all the steps that I get on my FitBit! At home and working out I wear the standard silicone band, but when I go out I’ve upgraded to Tory Burch’s new leather wrap bracelet. I am obsessed with my FitBit, but I just didn’t like how it looked with some of my outfits — now you can’t even tell that I’m wearing a fitness tracker!

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Patio Dreams


After this past winter, all I want to do is spend every waking moment outside in the sun (with SPF of course!). Doug and I are currently in the early stages of a home reno (eek!) and I although I have grand plans for some interior changes, I also want to make some much needed updates to our patio space. Our budget might not allow for some of the major changes that I really want (hello screened in porch!), but I can make some smaller changes now to help make the space feel a little more special.

My current outdoor table and chairs aren’t very comfy, so I’d love to upgrade to a nice wicker “couch” set so that I could spend my Saturdays lounging around and reading outside. The blue 4-piece outdoor set is my favorite!


Living so close to the beach is great, but there is one big downside — bugs!  Our backyard is quite buggy in the evenings and I’m highly allergic to bug bites. I think that a nice fire pit would help keep those pesky bugs away and would let me enjoy the evenings outside!

One of my favorite parts of spring and summer is watching the entire world around me grow and bloom. And when cooking, nothing is better than being able to use your own home-grown herbs and vegetables in my recipes! I don’t have a huge yard, but herbs and small vegetables grow perfectly in planters. My favorite is this raised wooden planter with a built in trellis.


How are you going to jazz up your own patio this summer? A cool new feature on is their Idea Boards — you can save pieces you like together in a board, and share them with friends or keep them private! Check out my own Patio Dreams Idea Board on Wayfair here!

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