Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gilt City Boston Warehouse Sale

Friday night I headed to the Revere Hotel to catch the Gilt City Boston Warehouse Sale. This was my third time shopping the Boston Warehouse Sale, and I think I had my best luck yet! When I arrived I grabbed a cocktail and headed straight for the shoe section.

Gorgeous shoes from brands like DVF, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman, and more lined the shelves. The ladies organizing the shoe section were fantastic! They offered to check the back for my size and even helped me find another pair when the pair of shoes I found and fell in love with were damaged. Shopping sample sales like these is definitely stressful and there's an overwhelming amount of product to sift through, but it helps when there's great service like that!

There were tables full of merchandise and rolling racks filled the empty theater space. I always start with shoes, head to the rolling racks of clothes, try on, and then browse the accessories and housewares. While browsing I saw brands like Marchesa, MARNI, Sandro, and J.Brand all for incredible prices. I went home with:

Jonathan Adler Ceramic Tray & Box Set (Only $9!)
AKRIS Silk Graphic Shift Dress
Dolce & Gabbana Polka Dot Silk Skirt 
DREW Gold Faux Leather Front Sweater
Schutz Studded Patent Leather Wedges

While waiting in line I caught up with a few Boston Bloggers! Kait, Laura, Katherine, and Rachel also had some incredible luck this time around. I can't think of a better way to spend a Friday night than shopping with friends over cocktails. I definitely recommend getting tickets for a fun girls night out the next time they are in town. Stay tuned to see how I style my finds!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What I Wore: Printed Pleats

You may have noticed that things have been a little slower around here. That's because I've been working on coding and implementing a new site design and logo! I'm really excited to be working on this, and to share the new Style-Wire.com in the coming weeks. Until then, hang tight. I'll still be posting a couple of times a week until things are completed.

This week I wanted to share this casual look I wore to work followed by some exploring and bubble tea in Beacon Hill. Leave the heels at home when venturing around this Boston neighborhood; the cobblestone sidewalks can present an unwanted challenge for stilettos! 

Gap 3/4 Sleeve Tee (similar) // Madewell Pleated Printed Miniskirt // Sam Edelman Colorblock Wedge Sandals (similar) // Furla Candy Bag (current version) // LOFT Statement Necklace (similar)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Camo Craze

Ever since I purchased a pair of Marisa skinny camo pants at LOFT, it's been L-O-V-E, love. I even convinced a few of my fellow blogger babes to pick up a pair! Now I'm on the hunt for more camo. Be it a great hat, sturdy pair of canvas flats, or the perfect camo shirt, I'm drawn to it. 

Bring it on Fall, you won't see me coming in all this camouflage gear! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Style with Cinder + Salt

What a beautiful Labor Day weekend it has been! While I spent most of my weekend working, I wanted to share what my Labor Day style looks like featuring another hand printed piece from Cinder + Salt. My perfect Labor Day Weekend would be spent sipping Watermelon Margaritas on the beach without a pair of shoes or pants in sight. Who's with me?

Compass Pullover by Cinder + Salt  //  Billabong Bikini Bottoms (similar //  Prada Baroque Sunglasses  //  J.Crew Hat borrowed from Khatu (similar //  Alex & Ani Bangles

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Adventures in Healthy Living: Summer Update

Oh my gosh, I almost can't believe I haven't had a healthy living update since May! It's really no surprise though, if I had to choose one word to describe this Summer it would be LAZY. From the overabundance of topknots to my lack of motivation to do anything but hang out on my balcony reading magazines or daydream in the park, it's been difficult to stay on track this summer. I did complete my first 5K with a few of my blogger girlfriends (see Heather's photos here) and hit a few new studios, but all in all, I haven't been actively working out.

But I'm changing all that! Back to school season is among us and there is just something about this time of year that makes you yearn for a fresh start. So, while I'm not going back to school, I am making it a point to go back to the gym! I visited my favorite Pure Barre studio in Brookline last week, stopped by Pursuit yesterday morning for a ride with Athleta, and even worked out at home yesterday with some PopSugar Fitness videos via YouTube.

One thing that I've been really obsessive about this time around is getting enough protein before and after my workouts. After more intense workouts like cycling, I was feeling slightly nauseous and fatigued but that feeling has passed thanks since I've started having a handful of almonds or Oscar Meyer P3 protein pack before workouts and a protein shake or smoothie after. 

I usually reach for the shakes in a can sold at Trader Joe's for around a buck, but Game Plan recently sent me a few packs of their signature whey powder to try out. A single serving pouch contains a whopping 24g of protein! This morning I made a coffee, banana, and almond butter smoothie with a pouch of chocolate Game Plan. It was the perfect post workout treat!

I also had the pleasure of riding at The Handle Bar's newest location in the Fenway last month! My very first cycling class ever was at the Handle Bar's Southie location well over a year ago and I was so sore and so exhausted that I thought cycling wasn't for me. Coming back after being more active and seeing how much their classes have changed was fantastic. They not only have great instructors with killer choreography and music, but they also incorporate crunches and push ups which I absolutely loved. I've even started doing it at other studios if I feel like I'm in or out of the saddle a little too much or just want to push myself a little more. 

It's not easy being healthy and active; it's actually kind of exhausting and takes a lot of work! Do you struggle with staying motivated and on track? And will you be heading back to the gym with me this back to school season?