1. MAKERS GONNA MAKE

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    Like my new ink?

    …JK, It’s a fake. I’m kind of in love with temporary tattoos. I think I’m too much of a chicken to get a real one, but being able to change it up and pretend for a while is pretty fun. 

    I whipped this outfit up real fast a few days ago to wear to the Boston Blogger summer soiree. Of course it’s almost the end of summer and I’m just now getting around to making some of the items on my summer sewing to-do list. I’m sooo behind. Here’s to hoping the warm weather sticks around for a while longer so I can get some use out of them. 

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    top and skirt: handmade (top - cropped Eucalypt tank, skirt - hand drafted)

    sunglasses: Warby Parker

    necklace: shopHollyDolly

    tattoo: Tattly via Crompton Collective

    shoes: Lulu’s

  2. MIDI

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    I usually only stick to midi length skirts when they are full and flowy. But something about this dress really caught my eye. And I’m glad I tried it on, because I love it!

    A little reminder that it’s always a good idea to play with new lengths and shapes, even if you don’t think it will work for you. Just give it a shot. You never know. 

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    sunglasses: Warby Parker

    dress: Buffalo Exchange

    shirt: Gap

    necklace: shopHollyDolly

    purse: Chanel

    sandals: Blowfish Shoes

  3. LEMON YELLOW

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    blazer: Forever21

    romper: Accessorize

    glasses: Warby Parker

    bag: THEIT camera bag

    shoes: Blowfish Shoes

  4. BOY MEETS GIRL

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    sunglasses: Warby  Parker

    shirt: LOFT (similar, similar)

    bow: ASOS

    bracelet: shopHollyDolly

    overalls: thrifted (similar)

    shoes: Blowfish Shoes

  5. FRINGED

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    Just a couple of things I picked out at the H&M Newbury Grand Re-Opening. I was feeling pretty fringe-y, apparently. 

    P.S - If you’re in the Boston area, definitely check out H&M’s home section. Its pretty adorable, and or course affordable. I want to re-decorate now. 

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    vest: Old Navy

    sunglasses: Warby Parker

    tank: Urban Outfitters

    skirt: c/o H&M

    bag: c/o H&M

    shoes: Blowfish Shoes

  6. #BOSATOGA

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    Man, where do I even begin with this last Saturday, you guys? 

    Myself and about 18 other bloggers boarded a luxury coach and headed out to Saratoga, NY for a day at the races, courtesy of America’s Best Racing. Even though there were a few naps (it was pretty early, after all), the atmosphere on the bus was lively. There were pastries, drinks, lots of chatting, and a videographer along for the ride to capture the trip and interview each blogger. 

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    When we finally arrived in Saratoga, we changed into our track attire (seriously, there was some fabulous fascinator and hat action going on there) and were treated to brunch at Fasig Tipton. We also were introduced to Centennial Farmsa Boston-area horse racing operation whose horse - Boston Strong - has a portion of his earnings donated to the One Fund Boston, which supports the Boston marathon bombing victims and their families.

    And then, after a quick introduction to betting and understanding the odds, we headed across the street to the track!

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    **photo by Alexis Kletjian**

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    There, we got the full experience. We had access to the paddocks where we saw some of the horses being prepared for the races, and even got up close and personal with this beauty -, Black Jack. We got to place a bet, watch a couple of races from right on the fence, and I even had the experience of winning! Horse number 7 - Designed For War - came through for me in race 6 and I left the track $15 richer than I came. For my first time, I’d say that’s a good day. 

    Overall, It was such a fun day. That atmosphere is insane. Something I don’t even know how to put into words. And now that I (sorta kinda) know what I’m doing, I’d love to go back sometime with Boo! Big money, big money! Let’s place some bets :)

    Thank you so much America’s Best Racing for having us and providing such an awesome experience! And thank you Noelle for organizing everything for us.

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    Don’t forget to check out all the other ladies’ (and gentleman’s) blogs and keep a look out for their posts, as well. 

     - Christine - Vanessa - Amy - Alexis - Lianna - Georgina - Noelle - Khatu - Katie - Jessica - Heather - Molly - Tiffani - Laura - Katherine - Jean - Pedro

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    **photo by Dan Tordjman**

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    dress: Modcloth

    headband: Neesie Designs

    sunglasses: Warby Parker

    bag: c/o H&M

    heels: Louboutin 

  7. BOTANICAL

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    dress: Urban Outfitters

    sunglasses: Warby Parker

    bracelet: shopHollyDolly

    bag: Coach (old)

    sandals: Wanted (similar, similar)