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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Weekend Wire!

Uhm, where has the week gone? I can't believe it's already Saturday. I'm spending this rainy day glued to my bed catching up on Fall television with my pup. Already caught up with Grey's Anatomy, now it's on to Scandal! Enjoy your weekend, friends! I hope to see you bright and early tomorrow morning for class with Beantown Bootcamp & Loft or at my shopping party with Tobey Grey on Tuesday. Details for both events below! 




Recently on Style-Wire.com...
What I Wore: Ann Taylor Trench Dress
Fall in New England: Spooky World
The Perfect Ankle Booties + Giveaway!
You're Invited: Shopping Party at Tobey Grey!


...Coming up next Week on Style-Wire
What I Wore
Fall in New England: Apple Picking


This week in Boston...
Kickin it With Lou Free Bootcamp Class  October 19
Fort Point Open Studios  October 17-19
The 50th Head of the Charles Regatta  October 18-19
Choctoberfest with Taza Chocolate  October 18
Mayor Walsh's Fall Pumpkin Fest  October 19
Fall Shopping Party with Tobey Grey  October 21
UnMask Cancer with Dana Farber & The Jimmy Fund  October 30


That's it for this week! Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. Be sure to enter to win one of two $50 gift cards from Simon's Shoes, two lucky winners will be announced next week!


You can follow along with my weekend adventures on TwitterInstagram, & Facebook as well.
 Got an event you'd like to share? Email me at egarza@style-wire.com.

You're Invited: Shopping Party with Tobey Grey!

As you've seen on the blog recently, I've been loving local premium denim boutique Tobey Grey! 

Tobey Grey Faux Leather Front Top  //  J.Brand Jeans available at Tobey Grey

Tobey Grey Dress


They have an amazing house line and a great selection of premium denim brands to choose from! With that said, I'm super excited to announce that we are hosting a shopping party next week! I hope you can join us. Come by and have a few drinks and see what's new at Tobey Grey for Fall! 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Perfect Ankle Booties + Giveaway!

As someone who walks all over this city, I find comfortable shoes to be an absolute essential. On the top of my shoe shopping list for fall was a pair of flat, black ankle booties I could wear over and over again (as well as to work) without any fuss. These black ankle booties from Camper fit the bill perfectly! 





H&M Boyfriend Blazer c/o H&M  //  Talbots Silk Tank (similar)  //  Lou & Grey Checkered Leggings  //  Camper Booties c/o Simon's Shoes  //  Ray Ban Sunglasses (similar)  //  MICHAEL Michael Kors Beanie (similar)  // Alex & Ani Bangle  //  Tiffany & Co. Atlas Necklace c/o Tiffany & Co. 



These booties ($190, available at local shoe boutique Simon's Shoes in Brookline, MA) are made from an incredibly soft and supple, high quality leather and have a cushioned foot bed, rubber sole, and the tiniest rubber heel. The heel is the perfect height for wearing from day to night without sore feet or feeling frumpy. If you've never been to Simon's Shoes you should definitely visit their shop the next time you find yourself in Brookline. They carry some high quality brands you won't find at other local or chain retailers and have a well stocked selection of socks, tights, leggings, and other accessories. 

Camper is just one of the many brands available at Simon's Shoes and while this was my first experience with Camper and Simon's Shoes, I am very much looking forward to my next! I have been very impressed with the quality of these boots and find the Euro-chic design to be modern but versatile. Interested in a pair of your own? Enter to win one of two $50 gift cards to Simon's Shoes in Brookline, MA! Winners will be announced Thursday October 23rd!


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall in New England: Spooky World

There are so many things that make Fall in New England special; from the changing leaves along the Charles to apple picking at local orchards, it's something a native Texan like me finds new and exciting. With Halloween just around the corner I wanted to do something to get into the Halloween spirit and a visit to Spooky World in Litchfield, NH with my bestie and Blog & Tweet Boston seemed like the perfect adventure. 

Spooky World features five haunted attractions as well as food vendors, paintball games, a small bar, dance floor, and more. We began the evening with a behind the scenes tour of the costume and makeup trailer. Spooky World hires top talent to create the nightmarish and often gory makeup their actors don to achieve a delightfully horrifying experience. 



After walking through the costume and make up trailer we took a walk through of the "Brigham Manor" attraction (with the lights on, thank you very much). The Spooky World team builds these attractions each year, visiting local antique fairs shopping for vintage pieces to lend their attractions an authentic feel and their special effects team specializes in creating the theatrical scenes that are staged throughout the attractions. They do an amazing job! I frequently found myself questioning what scenes consisted of props and mannequins and what featured real actors.




After Brigham Manor we ventured through "Carnage" and "Raven's Claw," two similar but uniquely scary attractions at Spooky World. Both had me holding onto my friends hand in fear! No matter what you're scared of, Spooky World is sure to tap into it and give you a fright. While you may not want to take young children or those who scare easily, my girlfriends and I had a great time scaring ourselves silly, enjoying a few drinks, eating funnel cake, and sipping on hot apple cider. It was the perfect way to spend a drizzly Fall night in New England! 


Spooky World Presents Nightmare New England
454 Charles Bancroft Highway
Litchfield, NH 03052


This VIP trip was sponsored by Spooky World, Regan Communications, & Blog & Tweet Boston. All opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting those who support Style-Wire.com!

Monday, October 13, 2014

What I Wore: Ann Taylor Trench Dress

As predicted my Ann Taylor trench dress has gotten lots of wear over the last couple of weeks. Mostly as a layering piece for drizzly commutes and cool evenings, but also a dress. I wore this look for dinner and drinks with the girls and punched it up with my favorite Kate Spade Taxi flats and a classic red lip. Lately I feel naked without lipstick. I'm not sure what it is, but the extra pop of color helps me feel a bit more polished than bare lips alone.






 Ann Taylor Trench Dress (Currently on sale for $77.99)  //  Kate Spade Taxi Flats  //  Michael Kors Handbag (similar)  //  Club Monaco CC Skye Cuff (similar)  //  Alex & Ani Bangles  //  MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger

I added bright colors and quirky accessories to a neutral look. The taxi flats and youthful yellow bag make an otherwise more mature outfit fun and playful for an evening out. Try mixing classic pieces with modern accessories; think a black turtleneck with an elaborate statement necklace or classic high wasted trousers with a mod cropped sweater.


Hope everyone enjoyed their Columbus Day weekend!