Boston & Beyond

Boston & Beyond

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I love a bit of reminiscing, especially when it comes to the beautiful places and experiences I’ve had. The northeast feels like home to me, but New England has an air of a unfamiliar but comfortable place. Equal parts sleepy and enchanting.

Have you all been on any vacations that give you distinct feelings of space?

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Cape Girl

Cape Girl

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[Outfit Details: Shirt: Ralph Lauren; Pants: Ann Taylor; Loafers: Ann Klein (thanks for the inspo, Mom!); Bag: gifted from my Grandma]

My vacation look while in Cape Cod (ahem, yes another vacation), was a little bit borrowed from my familial roots as well as a homage to the local New England spirit.

Where else can you wear obnoxiously loud plaid oxfords, and feel completely unironic, especially with a two-toned loafer? I rest my case. I also took style inspiration from my Grandma, who is the picture of class, and brought along her straw bag.

More photos from my trip to the Boston and Cape Cod area coming up in a hot minute.

#SIStakesatrip (California dreamin’)

#SIStakesatrip (California dreamin’)

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Even though I do quite a bit of travel, summer always seems the most appropriate time for a photo recap. I went to SoCal for a week with one of my best girlfriends, and WOW was it a restorative trip. The beauty of the San Diego area is breathtaking and raw, and captivated me for the whole time I was there.

People are friendly, and real, and dare I say, happy? My semi-hardened part-time New Yorker self had some moments of personal clarity, that were well worth the price of the plane ticket (if not more). Also a tiny sparrow ate off my breakfast plate one morning; if that’s not communing with nature and disseminating good energy, I’m not sure what is.

Some highlights included a day trip to Coronado Island, the Encinitas Meditation Garden, and Mexican food available literally everywhere.

Vacation wardrobe staples included: lots of raffia and straw, denim cut offs, button-down shirts as coverups, and lemon and salt spritzed hair.

Stay tuned for more travel recaps, recipes, and style posts, and as always, thanks for visiting my little corner of the web.

#SISTakesATrip (Miami!)

#SISTakesATrip (Miami!)

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image4Outfit details: Dress: Gap Factory; Espadrilles: Splendid.

Oh the irony. As I’m pulling together this post, the greater NYC are is preparing for a 2-day, 3-foot snow storm. Just looking at these photos makes me want to escape again to the warm sand and sun that is Miami, Florida. I found that one of the best ways to deal with the misery-inducing bland month of January is to plan a trip. Somewhere new, where the temperature is higher than 60, and some sort of body of water is nearby. Perfection.

On this 3-day trip, we spent the majority of our time on the beaches (South Beach, and Key Biscayne) and dining al fresco.

Some highlights include dining in Coconut Grove (here & here), experiencing Cuban pastries, and the crystal blue water. You can’t deny how refreshing it is to jet away and displace yourself a bit. Check back on Steeped in Style this week for one of my new Beauty Counter Spotlights that got me through these and future flights.

Do you have any weekend trips planned? Hello, Presidents weekend is soon approaching!

A Rainy Day

A Rainy Day

[Blouse: Vintage, Necklace: Shoe Dazzle, Pants: Loft, Shoes: Nine West]

[Revlon’s Plum Seduction]

[Perfect reason to explore NYC’s Chelsea District]

[Final Beach Days of the Summer]

[Surf Taco – must visit on the Jersey Coastline]

[Savoring these final summer looks – Scarf: Vintage, Dress: Gap, Necklace: J.Crew]

I always find rainy days to be the perfect time to relax and get creatively inspired. Today I finally decided to start this blog after many months of procrastination and excuse-making.

Thanks for stopping by and here’s to many more steeped in style.