We are on our way back from 5 days in Atlanta.  While not totally springtime there it was a welcomed relief from the Arctic winter we have been experiencing in New England this year.  If you have been following me on Instagram you will have seen our trip began with the gorgeous, big, family wedding of my darling cousin.  Her gown and bridal look rivaled Kate Middleton and for the reception…lets just say, chandeliers capped with giant Spanish moss domes and 80’s cover band!  I must have danced until almost midnight, heels, 6 1/2 months pregnant and all.  It was a blast.  Plus my date was crazy handsome and an amazing dancer.  Makes me realize we need to go to more black-tie events, he looked so good.

(All photos via my iPhone)

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Atlanta is also home store mecca with a plethora of amazing home goods and decor shops.  While I didn’t get to go into all of the ones I love, I did pop into two of my favorites.  The first being the chain World Market.  For some reason, World Market has not made its way up to Boston, but you can order online, so I popped into test drive some patio furniture I have been eying online.  I love this store!  Their price point is a little like Ikea and Target, but as the name suggest they designs pull more from around the world.  India, Africa, Asia, with the staples here and there.

It is an amazing go to for cheep summer jewelry and scarves.  Love love love it.

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And they have the best food and wine section.  I love these mini champagne bottles.  Makes me want to drink one with a straw like a model backstage at a Parisian fashion show.

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Oh and can’t forget the selection of gummies.  :)

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Probably my most favorite home store in Atlanta is BD Jeffries.  They carry some of the most luxe gifts, decor and furniture perfectly displayed and curated.  The store is practically a 3D version of a magazine editorial and always offers amazing inspiration.  Rich and layered, the iPhone photos do not do it justice.  One walk through there and I am psyched to move onto the fun decorating part of my home renovation.  I want EVERYTHING…although I only got some stationary and two throw pillows.

Coffee table and book (hi my hand)

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Crazy amazing stool.BDJeffriesAtlanta-13

Fabulous throw pillows.

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This vignette was soooooo great.  The photo does not do it justice.  Mirror, table, stools.BDJeffriesAtlanta-9

I was worried my living room was getting too gray and boring.  This vignette had me not as afraid of all grey or natural wood.  As long as it is layered with texture.BDJeffriesAtlanta-8

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I LOVE the feet on this little stool.

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And this side table/stool was like a piece of sculpture.BDJeffriesAtlanta-5 BDJeffriesAtlanta-4

I liked how they turned this little sofa table credenza into a desk space.  Gives me some ideas.BDJeffriesAtlanta-3

And this tie-dye pillow was so lovely.  Wish it came in grey/black.BDJeffriesAtlanta-2

Perfectly perfect.

March 12, 2013

I have become a bit of a Monica, organized neat freak in my adulthood.  A fact that makes my mother laugh to no end, since as a child I defined cleaning my room as shoving everything into my closet. Volià room clean!  But not any more. Unorganized drawers and closets stress me out to no end, not to mention make it impossible to find anything.  So my goal this past weekend was to organize…Let’s just say there is going to have to be a part II to this blog post.  I was able to tackle the bathroom medicine cabinets, but that was about it.  I spent much better use of my time by going to the Children’s Museum, waking in the park and finally watching Argo.  So this spring organization post it to be continued…

Here are some “before” pics of my super messy jewelry and accessory drawers.

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Here are some of my dream, uber organized spaces.  Hoping to inspire me for some more spring cleaning this weekend.

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(Clockwise: The Galamori, The Galamori, Jenna Lyons home for Domino, Lonny, Lonny.)

I always think of this poem this time of year.  It is so lovely and so true.  (Thank you high school English for instilling this poem in my brain.)

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafs a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

- Robert Frost

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Boston Public Garden, March 2013

Spring 2012

March 22, 2012

Up and down the east coast we are experiencing an unusually warm Spring.  After watching Frozen Planet this weekend I know I should be concerned about global warming and the melting of the polar ice caps, especially after dying over those adorable baby polar bears, but I cannot help but be happy to toss aside my boots and strap on some sandals.  Sorry baby polar bears.

I think what appeals to me most about street style during fashion week rather than what the designers are showing on the runway, it is the fact editors and models are wearing what is weather appropriate for right now.  That and the fact that is has become a runway show of its own with so many street style photographers and blogs.  So, rounding out the end of all the Fashion Weeks, I picked some of my favorite street style shots from London, Milan and Paris.  After a month of looking at others in their finest fashion, as I sit in my postpartum uniform of yoga pants and oversize t-shirts, I am ready to pilfer my closet, pull out the color and put on some heals.  Hello sunshine!

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Great winter/spring mix.  Pastels with wool scarf and hat.  Love.

Photo: Victoria Adamson

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More denim jacket love.  Gonna wear it like it is 2002!

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Those boots, the color of that skirt, that coat!  Too cool for school.  Love it!

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Neon and neutral, a spring must.

Photo: Victoria Adamson

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Milan

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Color, color, color.

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Always have to have a little leather

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Paris

Beautiful neutrals and some color…reminds me I am in desperate need of a manicure.

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Cobalt blue, my favorite color

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More pops of neon

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Military neutral always seem to look so polished.

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While the shorts seem quite optimistic for March, I love the sleek jacket and printed top.  Also, a smile makes everything more chic.

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I photographed this over sized envelope clutch for a store over a year ago and still covet it.  The green seems so perfect for Spring.

Photo: Victoria Adamson

Winter Break

February 22, 2012

Much of New England is on winter break this week and it seems New England has gotten a full break from winter this year.  Out my window, onto my sliver of a view of the Boston Public Garden, I can even see the faint whisper of lime green buds.  I know a hard core New Englander would warn my southern spring optimism with a stern…”It is not over yet,” but I cannot help but get excited for the promise of spring.  It is my favorite time of year.

As my hubby strapped on the Baby Bjorn this weekend I grabbed my camera as our whole new little family went for a walk in this mild February weather.

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Here are some more great Spring styles from the Louis Boston fashion shoot.  I could post them all, I love them so much, but had to edit them a bit.  I am also planning on making some fun animated gifs so stay tuned.  Until then, think spring, think color!

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Happy weekend, happy Super Bowl and hopefully happy baby delivery for me.  (At 8 days past due she has got to come soon…right? :) )

The other week I had Spring on the brain hard core as I photographed warmer weather style for the high end clothing store Louis Boston.  We went with a street style approach to the editorial and despite the chilly temperatures and multiple shooting days and locations, the models were total rock stars.  It also didn’t hurt that many of the label we shot make up my dream closet, Marni, Roland Mouret, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler…

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Lost in Photo Shoot Land

January 20, 2012

Holy cow!  I blinked and it has been over a weeks since I posted an entry.  Don’t worry, no baby yet.  I am just trying to cram in a million different things before this baby decides to arrive.  Photo shoots, meetings, finishing up projects, organizing, you name it I am trying to do it all. But enough about babies and going into labor…

This week I shot some gorgeous spring looks for the luxury clothing store LouisBoston, located on the beautiful Boston waterfront.  Despite temperatures dipping into the teens, we had a great time photographing early Spring looks and dreaming of green grass and warm sunshine. Marni, Roland Mouret, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, you name it, they have got it.  When I wasn’t busy photographing, and trying to stay warm, I was drooling over everything in the store.  Here is a little Instragram behind the scene look at our day of shooting.

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Think Spring, our models were such troopers.

Photo by Lauren Fredette

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Props and accessories galore

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Cool street style backdrop.

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Spring sandals

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Take off those boots and put on some strappy sandals.

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Can’t wait for spring styles.

Spring has sprung

April 25, 2011

Well it has down south at least, and I drank it in this weekend at Sea Island.  It seems every time I visit the island my mind quickly becomes brainwashed with preppy pink and green and all I want to do is place big giant bows on the head of every little girls’ adorable side parted blonde bob.

Oh, and in case you were wondering where all the gorgeous spring flowers are…they ran away to Sea Island, GA, which is what I want to do.

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Reason #4485 why I want to run away to Sea Island: gorgeous marsh sunsets.

Now, back to reality.

P.S. This is my 200th post!!!!

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