Monday, May 22, 2017

Beach Bug













Dress: kate spade c/o Bag: kate spade c/o Sandals: (old, similar) Hat: kate spade c/o  Glasses: kate spade c/o Ring: kate spade 1c/o Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Earrings: Nicola Bathie c/o 

Last week's gorgeous weather was perfect for taking my vintage bug convertible out for a spin. I've been looking forward to driving it all winter. It's the perfect car for a weekend excursion. For a mini getaway I love to wear comfy, stylish pieces that can take me from day to night. Summer is all about packing light! For this post I partnered with kate spade to share some of their latest arrivals. The dress featured in this post certainly fits my criteria for comfy and stylish. I love the hummingbird print on so many of their pieces this season. I have no words for how much I love the sun hat! It's quirky and fun and protects my hair from the sun. Did not mean to rhyme on that one! Ha! 

 I've been wanting a light mint bag and the Cameron Street Large Lane bag is the perfect summery shade and size to pair with many of of my outfits. It fits a good number items and I just love the classic shape of it.

Anyone heading on any fun road trips this summer? I would love to hear where you are headed, especially if you are from the New England area. There are still so many beautiful local places that I have yet to explore...

                                   Special thank you to kate spade for sponsoring this post! 


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bennie's Birthday
















Happy first Birthday Bennie! Sharing a few of my favorite pictures from our first year with the happiest, sweetest, and silliest pup I know. For more pictures of Bennie follow along on Instagram @PuffinAndBennie. 

Photos from top to Bottom:

1. Bennie with her brothers and sisters. It was really hard to choose amongst so many adorable pups. Bennie just kept crawling over to me and I just knew she had to come home with us. Can you guess which pup is Bennie?
2. Snapped this hydrangea picture of Bennie on her first trip to Nantucket. We brought her to the island just after one week of bringing her home. She had the happiest look on her face running around the hydrangea bush. I'm so happy I was able to capture the moment. 
3.  Bennie naturally couldn't resist a few licks of strawberry ice cream. She didn't get sick this time but learned the hard way that ice cream is not for pups after eating a scoop that fell on the ground later last summer. 
4. Bennie's first trip to New Hampshire. She was tired after a long day of hiking.
5. Last summer she was just getting used to the water and preferred hanging out on our dock. This year we can't keep her out of the water.
6. Bennie's squishy baby legs!
7. Tiny Bennie in Kiel's backpack. She is always up for any adventure.
8. One of my favorite photos of Bennie! She never likes to be without us and even though she was still afraid of the water at this point, she was always happy to hop in for a canoe ride. 
9. Keeping cool or digging her way to China?
10. Bennie loves her dad.
11. Scrub a dub Bennie. She did not love getting a bath as much as we hoped. It took some effort to wash her but she looked so cute!
12. Watermelon and blueberries are a couple of her favorite snacks.
13. She also loves fruit popsicles (we only give her a couple of licks) and bandanas. 
14. The birthday girl and her peanut butter cake. Naturally she only wanted to lick the frosting. If you are local we purchased this cake from the dog bakery Jack's Snacks

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

James Bond Night at Rosecliff Mansion








Jacket: Ralph Lauren c/o Dress: Topshop n/a Shoes: Ferragamo (similar style)  Bag: J.McLaughlin (similar) Earrings: Nicola Bathie DesignDevon: Dress: Kate Spade (old)

Sharing pictures today from NewportFilm's 007 night at Rosecliff. I have yet to see a documentary that I didn't love at one of their events. The featured film, Becoming Bond, is a must see. It tells the life story of George Lazenby and how he landed the coveted role of James Bond after Sean Connery stepped down. Lazenby was an Australian car mechanic who had never acted a day in his life and became an overnight star after filming Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). With the film's success, Lazenby was offered a million dollar signing bonus to star in the next seven James Bond movies -- he turned it down. In this movie George Lazenby shares his life story and finally answers why he walked away from wealth and fame. The film was engrossing, humorous, and risqué with a combination of face time with Lazenby and actors reenacting scenes from his life. The film style reminded me a lot of Wes Anderson! After every NewportFilm showing the director, or people behind the film, are present for a Q&A. For this film, the director Josh Greenbaum, hosted the usual Q & A with George Lazenby on Skype. This was such a fun surprise! Looking forward to more NewportFilm movie nights this summer.







Thursday, May 11, 2017

Forever Bloom










Shirt: J.Crew Skirt: Madewell Sandals: Tory Burch Bag: Madewell (also love this one)  Bracelet: Loren HopeKiel James Patrick   Ring: Kate Spade c/o  Necklace: Kiel James Patrick Glasses: Tory Burch (same style, color n/a) Lipstick: Stila // Tesoro 

The weather just keeps getting better and better (with the exception of this week)! I partnered with Nordstrom to share my favorite easy breezy summer style. I love to buy a few skirts and tops that look good with everything and can be mixed and matched with other pieces in my closet to create different looks. The ruffled top featured in this post is so fun to wear and would look great with jeans or a longer dressier midi skirt. This skirt could be worn with a simple tee shirt or button down. If I'm in a rush to get ready in the morning I love to have those pieces that I always feel good in. Nordstrom has quite a few pieces this season that I need in my closet. See some of my favorites below.
                          Special thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! 



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Woof Cottages



















Jacket: Talbots c/o Sweater: Kiel James Patrick Shirt: J.Crew Jeans: Ralph Lauren (n/a also love these) Bag: Cuyana c/0 Shoes: M.Gemi c/o  Belt: Kiel James Patrick  Glasses: Karen Walker 

We recently attended our friend Matt's  wedding in Nantucket, and stayed at the Woof Cottages  (part of Nantucket Island Resorts that includes The WauwinetThe White ElephantJared Coffin House, and the Nantucket Cottages). We love bringing Bennie along on our trips and were happy to have her with us for the weekend. She loves the island! I honestly can't think of a better place to bring a dog. 

It was cold and rainy the entire weekend,  Kiel and I were very content spending part of the trip cozy inside. All of the cottages are perfectly situated by the water and the views are beautiful.  It's has all of the makings for a quintessential New England getaway. I loved falling asleep to the sound of the waves lapping against the building. Our pet friendly cottage had a dog bed, dog bowls, and we were left with a goodie bag of toys for Bennie. She was one happy pup! 

Rain or shine, I'll take any weekend in Nantucket. The wedding was beautiful and Bennie even made a new friend, Sophie the  Cape Cod Pup.  (See pictures of Bennie's first trip to Nantucket here

                                 Special thank you to Nantucket Island Resorts for our stay!