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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Meet Lalla Bee!

While Boston may not be the most obvious choice of cities for up and coming fashion designers there's a wealth of talent in this small city! Today I want to introduce you to one of Boston's amazing designers, Melina Nmili of Lalla Bee. Melina is a Boston resident from the Dominican Republic who's making waves with her simple yet thoughtful designs. Her collection of dresses has gorgeous pieces for everyone and every occasion. I love this off-white little number because of the pink detailing in the lining-- totally unexpected and totally stunning!

Lalla Bee Spring 2016 Dress  //  Nude Platform Pumps (similar)

You may also notice I'm not modeling this dress-- this is my gorgeous intern Yolanda! I have to take a moment to thank her for all of her hard work this semester. She's been at my side at numerous events and has been responsible for the amazing photography you've seen on Style-Wire lately, so I wanted to give Yolanda her 15 minutes of blog fame and say thank you! She looked amazing in this Lalla Bee creation, don't you think?

This post was sponsored by Lalla Bee. All opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting those who support!

Monday, November 23, 2015

What I Wore: Bearpaw Adrianna Boots

What can I say, I'm a New England girl now and every New England girl has a few pairs of shearling boots. I can't help but love my Bearpaws! 

Rock & Republic Jacket via Kohl's (old)  //  Maurice's Plaid Scarf Wrap c/o Maurice's  //  Lou & Grey Ponte Knit Leggings  //  Coach Swagger 20 Handbag c/o Coach  //  Bearpaw Adrianna Boots c/o Bearpaw

Sunday, November 22, 2015

What I Wore: Shades of Green & Leather

I'm afraid to jinx it, but I've really been enjoying this unseasonably warm November weather we have been having here in New England. There have been very few bitterly cold days which makes layering my Fall favorites easier than ever. These leather leggings have been a favorite for the last three years. I own them in two colors and after crazy night at The Brahmin ripped the knee in my black ones. So it goes, I personally think they look cooler that way...

Nic + Zoe Daybreak Sweater Jacket c/o Nic + Zoe  //  Club Monaco Tasha Leggings  //  Primark Slub Knit Tank c/o Primark  //  Furla Diana Handbag c/o Furla  //  Warby Parker Piper Sunglasses c/o Warby Parker 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Weekend Wire!

I had a great week! ICYMI, Style Wire hit 5,000 followers on Instagram! To some that may not mean much, but I am so grateful to each and every reader, commenter, and fellow blogger who has supported me and my blog along the way. Thank you! To celebrate my bestie Chelsea and I are headed to Boston for hot chocolate and pedicures. What are you up to on this beautiful Saturday?!

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dinner Date at Bar Boulud!

With so many restaurants opening in Boston it's hard to keep up with what's new and delicious. I recently had the pleasure of dining at Bar Boulud and sampling their Bouchon Menu for a Monday night date night and it was an incredible experience.

The Bouchon Menu consist of three courses; To start I had the pâté grand-meré and my date enjoyed the pumpkin soup. I can't say no to a good pate! With whole grain mustard and fresh crostini it was a delicious way to start the meal. The pumpkin soup was rich with seasonal flavors and garnished with pecans and blue cheese. Each course had a wine pairing, and you know how much I love wine! The sommelier did an excellent job of picking wines that complemented the rich flavors in each course. 

For the main course we both had the Coq au Vin with seasonal carrots and perfectly tender fusilli. It was one of the best versions of the dish I've enjoyed. The chicken was perfectly prepared and the wine used to braise the dish lent a rich flavor to this traditional meal. 

As always, the best comes last! I'm not much for dessert but I chose the Gâteau Basque, a deliciously light custard cake with a sweet vanilla anglaise and brandied cherries. We also tried the tiramisu with vanilla cream and coffee gelato; I'm not a chocolate lover but I was into the rich flavors in this decadent classic. 

This was my first time dining at Bar Boulud and I loved the experience. The staff was excellent; I enjoyed a glass of wine at the bar before my date arrived and found the bartender to be personable but not too chatty. (Then again, he had me at rosé.) I also thought this was a great spot for a date; if I can't take a date to a nice restaurant like Bar Boulud we have no business dining out together! Overall, I will definitely be dining at Bar Boulud again. It's a great place to celebrate a special occasion, treat yourself to a nice meal, or for an evening out for dinner and drinks with your best girl friend. The Bouchon Menu at Bar Boulud is a seasonal menu and is available throughout the week in the evening.

Bar Boulud
776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
(617) 535-8800

And for the record, my date was a perfect gentleman.