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Jacket: Gap / Pants: Old Navy / Shirt: Madewell / Scarf: purchased in Italy / Shoes: Marshall’s
Bag: vintage Dooney & Bourke (similar) / Sunglasses: H&M / Bangles: vintage Bakelite

Last week we took a quick trip up the coast to downtown Portsmouth for dinner. The evenings in New England can be a bit chilly by the water, so I pulled out  a tried and true staple — my jean jacket. I’ve had mine for years and its held up perfectly, getting the perfect amount of “wear n tear” each season. I’m also in love with these sandals. They are very neutral with just a hint of gold.

Not being one to always follow the crowd, I love to buy unique items that nobody else in the room will be wearing. This horse bit scarf was purchased on one of my trips to Italy (perhaps in Milan?) and my vintage bangles are from an antique store in Cambridge.  I love the vintage bangles because they are made out of Bakelite – a World War II era plastic that is no longer in production. Its fun to hunt around the antique shops for different colors and styles.

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Hang in there! It’s almost the weekend!

Almost the weekend

Shirt: Madewell / Jeans: Old Navy / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Scarf: Simrane Paris

Just a quick post as we head into the weekend! I can’t wait for some nice high 70* weather so I can finally take my kayak out on the river and go for another bike ride to Plum Island.  I hope you all have something wonderful planned, even if its just sitting out and relaxing in the sun.

PS. I can’t believe how green my backyard looks now!


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Sweater & Jacket: J.Crew / Pants: Gap / Bag: Zara / Sunglasses: Tory Burch

Last weekend we took a little stroll around Portsmouth, NH.  Its actually very much like our own town of Newburyport, just slightly more urban. We poked around some antique shops and perused menus of new restaurants before heading over to Mombo for dinner. If you find yourself in the area, you should really check it out. The scratch kitchen boasts “New American cuisine with an international twist” and uses only the best seasonal ingredients.  I love the name — the restaurant was named after the Mombo Camp in Botswana and the outstanding service the owners received there while on safari.

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Sunny & Bright

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Sweater: Lizology / Jeans: Old Navy / Bag: Zara / Aviators: H&M / Shoes: Tory Burch

Sun! Double digit temperatures! Mother Nature was finally feeling a little less agro this weekend and graced us with some nicer weather just in time for me to take my new Zara bag for a spin.  I love the ladylike shape and the bright and neutral color is a nice change from my darker cognac bag.

I was also so surprised by these Old Navy jeans! They are the “Rockstar” style with a 24″ inseam, which for me is the perfect ankle grazing length. I’ve been doing some serious jeans shopping lately, and after I  ordered and rejected this pair by J Brand for not being skinny enough around the ankles, I was pretty shocked to find that the $29 Old Navy pair was my current favorite!

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