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I Miss Boston.

Lately, I have been waking up thinking I’m in Boston. Feeling the urge to get dressed and walk down Newbury or Bolyston just to relax. As I sit here, I’m looking at old pictures to make sure I don’t forget what it looks like and the wonderful people I’ve met. I noticed that I hadn’t posted pictures of my last days there. So, here’s something a little different. 
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Brand Engagement Director of Zoora, Holly and I at the launch party for Zoora.
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Creator and Mastermind of Zoora and I.
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Pictures from Quincy Market.
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Renata, Kara, and I on Boylston.
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These last couple of pictures were taken from my sorority sister’s engagement dinner and my ‘Going Away’ dinner. We had so much fun salsa dancing and reminiscing over old times. Moving across country was actually pretty hard, but everyone I met made me feel at home.

I’ll be visiting soon and don’t forget me!

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Irony

Now that I’ve moved back to the South, I’ve been suffering severely of seasonal allergies. Sneezing, coughing, nasal congestion is my everyday battle. When I was younger, my allergies were even worse. Constant pills, shots and preventive methods were apart of my daily life. Today I decided to see the doctor and instantly regretted it due to MORE shots, etc. The irony of it is, although I’m allergic to grass, pollen, certain trees — I LOVE flowers and being outdoors! This is definitely going to be a tough summer.
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Sheer Floral Blouse: H&M | High-waisted Disco pants: American Apparel | Shoes: Zara | Watch: Guess


Florals has to be my favorite trend this season — hence my love for flowers! These are the times that I miss Boston. Clear air and less pollen!

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Happy Monday!

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Change

Change has always been something I was very comfortable with. I loved change! I loved new experiences, new people, a new focus, a new adventure. 
Now that it’s final that I’ll be moving from the New England area (the crazy roller coaster), this change is a little….. sad.
Although I’ve complained a lot about the cold winters, the not-so-friendly people (which is NOT true), the horrible drivers (which is VERY true), I’ve come to realize that Boston was the very thing I needed in my life to overcome fears and accomplish goals that I’ve always wanted to do. 
For the past month or so, I’ve been preparing this move and preparing myself for what life has in store for me. In this, I’ve noticed that I’ve neglected some of you (blog, twitter, texts, events, etc.) and I want to apologize. This has been heavy on my heart and expressing it here is appropriate to me.
OKAY.. enough of the deep stuff! Thanks to a couple of people, I’ve already depleted gallons of tears from saying goodbye and I don’t want to start again! :’-)
Thank you Boston for being so good to me! I love you!

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Outfit
Woven Cardi: Vintage
Bustier, High-Waisted shorts: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: JC Fairlane



Be on the look out for more posts this weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚


Procrastinista

You still haven’t done your Christmas shopping? It’s okay.. I’ll give you a few ideas! 
Last week, I was invited to the Bloggers Night Out Boston Holiday Party which was sponsored by Stylebook and Bloomingdale’s as the host. Such a wonderful event to network and browse the latest pieces from Tory Burch, DKNY, Nanette Lepore, and more!
Since WE (yes we!) are not done shopping for Christmas yet, I took a couple of photos of some very stylish pieces that your mom, sister, or friend would love.

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So let’s all stop procrastinating and get to it!

PS: Which of these are your favorite?




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Jacket: BB Dakota | Shirt/Dress: Forever 21 | Pants: Express | Boots: Zara
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Danielle and I were the winners of the Stylebook Giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

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J Brand Jeans Giveaway Winners!

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Helena & SanTara discussing all things beauty!

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Kara trying out the Clarisonic Mia 2!

Also check out the Boston Blogger Holiday Fiesta herehere, and here!

xoxo, Brittany

Fall Back

Hello Dolls! Had such a gloomy week last week.
  Since the weather is cooler and daylight is shorter it’s gonna be so hard to shoot outside! ๐Ÿ™ Winter, as you know, is not my favorite but we will work something out.

Was finally able to me the lovely Emily Muller. Hated that I missed her Boston Fashion Week runway show, but heard so many lovely things about her. She’s such a sweet spirit.

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The witty Renata and I! She’s so cool! I love her!




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xoxo,
Brittany

Boston or Bust: Betsey Johnson Fashion Show

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month! People all over the country host events dedicated to spread information about breast cancer as well as receive donations to find a cure for it.

Having breast cancer 11 years ago, Betsey Johnson brought her talents to Boston to help support the women at South End Community Health Center to make sure every woman has access to information about breast cancer. Betsey even stated that she did a self examination and found a lump. After fighting her battle, she felt compelled to spread the word.

 To make the night even better, Betsey Johnson teamed up with Brian Kelly of Kelly Fiat to raffle a bright pink Fiat with Betsey Johnson’s signature stamped on the front. If you want to be the lucky winner click here to purchase a raffle ticket! The winner will be announced October 31, 2011.

It’s important to make sure that we don’t forget about ourselves ladies! Remember to encourage your mother, aunt, grandmother and friends to self examine themselves and also to speak to their doctors!

Hope all of you are having a wonderful night! Enjoy the pictures!
(PICTURE HEAVY!)
Photo credit to TMO Photography

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xoxo, Brittany

Quality Time

Hey loves! We were so grateful for the BEAUTIFUL weather for the whole weekend. The in-laws were in town with our niece Katelyn. Katelyn ABSOLUTELY had a great time with Tucker. Running, jumping and playing around the house. He never left her side! Since my in-laws are both retired school teachers, my husband and I decided to allow them relax and enjoy our company since we hadn’t seen them since our wedding (so shame!). We did finally decide to go show them the Boston and the best way to do it… Boston Duck Tour! Check out the photos!

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Hope you all are having a good week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Outfit

Maxi-Dress turned into Skirt-Forever21, Shirt-H&M, Shoes-H&M, Bag-Aldo


xoxo,
Brittany

Boston Globe Style Cover Party 2011

Hey Dolls! Went to another fabulous event in Boston to celebrate the 25 Most Stylish Bostonians of 2011 in addition to presenting their fashion issue of Boston Globe Style Magazine. Such a great time with fashionable people! The atmosphere and music was on point with dancing models in the windows to give us a show! Met some great people! Boston Fashion Week 2011 is here! I’ll be posting more fashion shows and events throughout the month! Get Ready! ๐Ÿ™‚

Chambord – The Official Martini

Guests with Dwight & Nicole (far right) Nicole was so fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Messages were held during the party!

Dance Studio of Wakefield – Great job ladies!

Awesome goodie bags!

Outfit:

H&M Dress
Vintage purse & earrings
Zara pumps

xoxo,

Brittany

Persona+ Jewelry Fashion Show

Hey loves! Well, it’s that time of year where I’ll be writing a lot about what’s going on locally in the Fashion world. I was invited to attend a Fashion show hosted by Persona+ Jewelry benefiting Susan G. Komen through Catwalk for a Cure in Boston. Such a great event and beautiful store filled with gorgeous jewelry for a great cause! I found it only befitting to wear pink to this event! Enjoy!

Naina & Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

Had so much fun and met some wonderful people!

Fashion’s Night Out: Boston

Hello Ladies! Thursday was Fashion’s Night Out all of the country! I was so excited for this event because I was able to meet new people and see the latest fashion’s for the upcoming season.  I was invited to hang out and meet some of Boston’s top Bloggers on this fashionable night. Tiffany&Co. had a photo booth, Saks gave out Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, Zara had champagne and a live DJ, Acote Salon had a live Jazz band and free colored hair extensions, and The Liberty Hotel had a fabulous fashionably late party with a runway show that featured looks by Yigal Azrouel, Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, and Stella McCartney and performances by the group Jada. We had so much fun and the night was a blast! Check out the pictures for our eventful night!

 Check out these bloggers and say that I sent you! ๐Ÿ™‚
Outfit
Blouse, Pants: Express
Shoes: Zara
Jacket: Jack by BB Dakota
xo,
Brittany

Beauty Designer Jemma Kidd Comes to Boston

I’m so excited to announce that Jemma Kidd will be in the Boston area! Target is celebrating its redesigned beauty department with a free makeover event. On August 27 and August 28, Target beauty design partner Jemma Kidd and beauty experts will take over the Boston area Target parking lots with a pop-up makeover station to provide guests touch-ups and celebrity tips, and to showcase new products. 
 Jemma Kidd is an internationally-known make up artist that own’s a line in Target Stores. Her line of cosmetics screams chic and modern at an affordable price.
 I can’t wait to see the magic Jemma Kidd and her team are going to create on the locals! I’ll be doing an interview with her and also I MAY have a special surprise! ๐Ÿ™‚
Check out her website and if you come out to the event, please let me know!
*The Details*
Who: Beauty Designer Jemma Kidd

When: August 27, 2011
Where: Target
400 Cochituate Road
Framingham, MA
Time: 1-6pm

When: August 28, 2011
Where: Target
91 Taunton Street
Plainville, MA
Time: 1-6pm
xo, Brittany

Dinner For Two

Hello Lovelies! Since one of my sorority sister’s couldn’t come to this event, she called me and asked if I wanted to go out to dinner with her. She’s such a sweetie! We picked a great time to try a new restaurant too. It’s Boston Restaurant Week! Every participating restaurant has a three course dinner menu for only $33.11. We tried Anthony’s Pier 4 which resided along the beautiful Atlantic waters on the coast of Boston. It was beautiful! I couldn’t take any pictures cause my camera is TERRIBLE, but I’ll nag about that in another post. I wore this dress because the weather was absolutely lovely that night. I’m really not looking forward to winter. Since I’m a Southern Belle and all. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Any who, have a good night guys!

*What I’m Wearing*
Dress: Express
Peep Toe Pumps: Aldo
xoxo, Brittany