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Saturday, August 20, 2016

What I Wore: Perfect PJs via Octer.com

Every time I begin to pack for a vacation or staycation I find myself struggling with one item: pajamas! At home, you can find me on the couch in boy shorts and an old band tee but when I'm traveling I prefer something a little more put together and appropriate for lounging around in. 

I wasn't sure where to start my search for cute loungewear; I did a Google search and sifted through popular brands and websites like Aerie and Gap Body to no avail. My search ended when I was introduced to Octer.com. Octer simplifies your shopping experience and allows you to find the best deal on whatever you may be shopping for. Finding the perfect PJs was as simple as browsing the "Nightwear" category on Octer.com and there they were: these adorable striped Toyshop PJs perfect for any weekend getaway. And they were a steal at $40! 



Petite Stripe Pajama Set via Topshop c/o Octer.com


They arrived just in time for my weekend staycation at the Nine Zero (more on that next week!) and they were perfect for lounging around in during breakfast. Can't wait to pack them up for my next trip! I'm thinking it's just about time for a trip to Texas... stay tuned!


This post was created in collaboration with Octer.com. All content and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting those who support Style-Wire.com.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Spa Day at Pyara Salon & Spa featuring Tulasara!

I had a stressful ending to July so I decided to kick off August with a visit to Pyara Spa & Salon in Cambridge for a little pick me up and pampering. It was perfect timing since they just launched a new line at Aveda, the Tulasara advanced performance skincare line and concentrates. 

I was one of the first to try the Perfecting Plant Peel, an innovative plant-powered facial and thermal peel at their Cambridge location (conveniently located next to my favorite spin studio, The Handle Bar!). It's truly amazing how these naturally derived ingredients work together to retexturize the skin, smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even skin tone while minimizing the appearance of your pores. 


Following my Tulasara treatment, peel, and facial I indulged in a gel mani & pedi. The spa itself is very clean (especially the hair and nail stations) and they offer a delicious house tea to sip on during your visit. Throughout the entire experience my estheticians were wonderful and full of helpful skin care tips and tricks. I am dying to go back for a Stress Fix massage soon. The treatment rooms are so serene and relaxing... I may have dozed off once or twice during my facial!




Tonight Pyara will be celebrating the launch of this new line at their Cambridge location with pampering, prizes, and libations. Join in the fun from 5-7PM and see what this amazing new line is all about! 

Pyara Spa & Salon
1050 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(781) 270-9200


I was provided complimentary services for review and promotional purposes. All content and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting those who support Style-Wire.com!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ride in Style with UberPOOL!

Uber has always been one of my favorite ways to get around the city. Efficient and reliable, it's my preferred mode of transportation around Boston. Uber recently rolled out uberPOOL in select markets and I'm kind of obsessed. With uberPOOL you can ride share with others headed in the same general direction and save up to 50% on your fare. Being the budget-conscious fashionista I am, I'm in love with uberPOOL! 




With fares up to 50% off I can indulge in an uberPOOL when my shoes hurt, I miss the bus, or just don't feel like taking the T. It's made getting to events and appointments so much easier. And maybe made me a bit spoiled... But who can blame me when getting door to door is as easy as pushing a button on my phone? 


So sit back, enjoy the ride, and strike up a conversation with those you share a ride with. You never know who you'll meet! For a limited time you can enjoy $5 off your first uberPOOL ride with code STYLEWIRE. Who knows, maybe we will end up sharing an uberPOOL together! 



This post was created in collaboration with Uber. All content and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting those who support Style-Wire.com!

Monday, August 15, 2016

What I Wore: Dots

I picked up this polka dot skirt in my recent Rainbow Shop haul and I finally got to wear it out! I love how the neoprene-style fabric makes the skirt super full. It's a fun, flirty, piece to wear for sure. I've been browsing the Rainbow site for more fab finds like this and am blown away by the seemingly endless selection of styles. My shopping cart is already brimming with things for Fall!

I can't believe how quickly summer has flown by. I'm making it a point to wear all my favorite dresses, skirts, and shorts before it's gone and the fall foliage emerges.



Lucky Brand Lace Peasant Top (similar style)  //  Pleated A-Line Midi Skirtt c/o Rainbow Stores  //  Sandals c/o Rialto Shoes (similar style)  //  Prada Baroque Sunglasses 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ladies Lunch at Aquitaine

As you saw in my previous post, some of my blogger babes and I got together for lunch at the newly renovated Aquitaine on Tremont Street. It's one of Boston's finest French restaurants and the new space certainly reflects that. It was a drizzly Friday in Boston, but it was a lovely lunch nonetheless! 

We started off with appetizers; Escargot Bourguignon, Mussels en Cassoulette, and She-Crab Bisque. The escargot was warm and fresh, as were the mussels! It's not often I get to indulge in escargot and this was delicious atop fresh toasted crostini. We devoured both apps so quickly! The She-Crab Bisque had a creamy flavor despite being a bit thin, but this version was quite lovely overall with the addition of Sherry and saffron. 




We sipped on rosé recommended by our server. She was lovely and poured us a taste of both rosé selections available. For mains we shared the Duck Confit Presse, Salade Nicoise, and the Salmon Gravlax Salade. The duck confit sandwich was among the best I've had; perfectly prepared on toasted bread. I also really enjoyed the Salmon Gravlax Salade to my surprise. I typically don't love smoked salmon but this house cured salmon was a light treat and perfectly fitting on a humid summer day. And of course, we couldn't resist ordering a dessert to share at the bar...




The Lemon Curd Tartelette was absolutely divine-- and all mine since the girls were busy taking photos! I love all lemon and raspberry desserts and this one was no exception. Light, flavorful, and not overwhelmingly sweet. This is a dessert I would definitely order again!

I will definitely be back. Aquitaine is perfect for a romantic date night, post work cocktail, or weekend brunch. You can get I'll be back got for brunch, the brunch menu looks absolutely delicious! Summer Black Truffle Omelette and Brioche French Toast? Yes, please! 


596 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 424-8577


I was provided complimentary lunch accommodations for review and promotional purposes. All content and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting those who support Style-Wire.com!