Beantown: A Boston Photo Diary

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I had the best time in Boston visiting a good friend from college. The last two times I traveled to the Boston/Cambridge area were for the annual Yale/Harvard football game and were extremely brief visits, and the time before that I was a toddler so I don’t remember the trip at all! I didn’t have a lot of things planned and left our itinerary in the hands of my very capable friend, who was a wonderful guide. Boston definitely has a more relaxed pace than NYC and it was great to slow down a little and explore a new city.

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// our first stop on Saturday- The Boston Common // 

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// my lovely friend and tour guide for the weekend // 

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// Charles Street had the cutest shops and boutiques // 

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// my friend knows I love to shop, so we had to stop by Newbury Street //

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// so many vintage goodies at the Sowa Market- I really wanted this New York map print! //

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// near the waterfront (I felt like there was water everywhere in Boston!) // 

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// Cambridge! This area I recognized // 

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Tell me: Have you been to Boston?

Shopping in Soho

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shopping in soho

Have I mentioned that I have a love/hate relationship with Soho? I love all of the great stores and boutiques in that neighborhood but hate the crowds. A couple of weeks ago I found myself down in Soho three days in a row for various reasons. The purchase at Sam Edelman was what prompted the temporary spending ban that I mentioned on twitter. I think it was well worth it though (in case you’re wondering, I bought these boots)!

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Outfit Details: Dress and Necklace- Forever 21 // Ring- c/o Kensie Jewelry // Sandals- Target (all photos of me taken by Alex– thanks lady!)

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As you’re reading this right now I’m probably on a bus to Boston! I’m so excited for this little getaway- it’s really the first trip that I’ve taken this summer. I haven’t planned any specific activities, but I’m not worried because I know the friend I’m visiting already has some ideas. I’ll only be there for the weekend, but let me know if you have any must see or must do Boston suggestions and maybe I’ll be able to fit them in. Hope you have a great weekend!

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Taking Notes

Taking Notes

Taking Notes

Notes 02 // Inspired Notebook Set (under $5!)
Polka Dot Journal, Kraft // Botanicals Notebook Collection

One of my (many) weaknesses is a pretty notebook- I just can’t resist them! I like to buy them in sets, because then I can keep one or two for myself and give the others away (quick gift idea– a pretty notebook and a colorful Le Pen). Sometimes I’ll use a notebook up completely, but often I’ll have several half-filled notebooks lying around. I’ll use them all one day eventually, right?

Tell me: Which one would you choose?