leo + red

Leopard + red go together like cocktails + Fridays. 
And that's exactly where I'm wearing this look tonight.

TGIF. #longestshortweekever

JUICY COUTURE blazer | LOFT top | GAP jeans | MICHAEL KORS flats (similar) | COACH bag | CATBIRD rings | YSL lip


4 dates for valentine's day

Although my guy and I will say we won't get anything for each other for V-Day, we will anyways without fail. With that said, I thought it would be more us if I showed a few date night ideas instead of a full blown gift guide. Here are four dates that we have either planned before, or are on our wishlist.

1: Recreate your first date.

On our first date (ever), my guy and I went out to dinner on Beacon Hill. It has been years since we've been back there together. But it would be a perfect way to celebrate by recreating that night, don't you think? I still remember exactly what I wore (it wasn't this look), and what we ordered. For 2014, I'd keep it classic, with some hearts thrown in for good measure.

1/HM trench 2/PIXIE MARKET dress 3/JCREW bag 4/CATBIRD card 5/CATBIRD earrings 6/ZARA booties
2. Plan a spontaneous getaway.

I love being spontaneous, my guy....not so much. How fun would it be to write some weekend getaway sites on slips of paper (think skiing, snow cabin, cute town you've always wanted to visit but never have etc.), and throw them in a hat. Set your alarm super early on V-day and pick one slip that will tell you where you are going. Then run and have a weekend you probably won't forget (even if it ends up being a day trip road trip. Any time spend together is a good one, amiright?).

1/HERSHEL SUPPLY CO bag 2/STILA lipstain 3/SHE INSIDE tee 4/ZARA jeans 5/PAPER SOURCE card 6/STEVE MADDEN booties

3. Dinner at home

Obvious? Yes. But, possibly a date you will have the most fun with. Wear something cute, crank the tunes and get cooking. We love making tacos, but something a little more challenging might be fun here. Don't forget to finish it off with a bottle of wine (or a case of beer) and a good movie.

1/SHEINSIDE top 2/ZARA jeans 3/KINFOLK cookbook 4/CANOE card 5/TORY BURCH flats
4. Romantic hike

I'm dating a little bit of a mountain man. Between him, my brother and my dad, I've reconnected with my love for nature. We've been getting snow storms like crazy up here in MA, and I can't think of anything better than walking through a winter wonderland with my best friend. Throw on some warm boots, (and bring a cute nature-themed card) and explore. Memorable, and I promise you, your guy will appreciate you getting in touch with your inner woodsman.

1/HM scarf 2/MADEWELL top 3/CHAMPION leggings 4/KATE'S PAPERIE card 5/LL BEAN boots

How will you spend your Heart Day? Hope it's happy!


gone to the dark side

Sooo, I'm a brunette! Some of you might have seen my instagram right after I made the plunge, but here fun little before and after shoot. It feels really (really) good to be back -- both to my natural hair color and to blogging.

1 {CLUB MONACO jacket (similar, similar); JCREW FACTORY dress; BP booties; KATE SPADE scarf; MICHAEL KORS bag}
2 {THEORY blazer (similar); H&M top + jeans; KATE SPADE shoes + watch; CATBIRD rings}

photos by Allie + Kristen