Monday
Aug182014

Beaching Those Final Summer Days

Above: Cover up via Khatu/I Am Khatu/Etsy, J Crew Liberty bikini, Forever 21 fedora/old (loving these woven fedoras from Persifor), Ray ban sunglasses

 

I guess I should get to the rest of my pics from Nantucket before the summer is over, huh? Also, welcome to the new format of my outfit posts. Part weekly round up, part outfit, part planner.

   

 

Who: As in, who am I listening to. That would be Future Islands, Seasons (Waiting on You) and Hamilton Leithauser, Alexandra.

What: As in, what went down this weekend. I enjoyed some much needed girl/shopping time. Scored some great fall fashion (these cool boots from Acne and these Frame jeans to be exact). I'm excited to head to NYC in a few weeks, catch up with some old friends, and maybe catch a little fashion.

Where: As in, where it's at. Launches, events, general goings on you need to know about. 

Madewell launched new stores at Legacy Place and Derby Shoppes. May the denim commence.

Semi-Annual Sale, still kicking at Hudson runs through September 7.

Register for Ann Taylor's Fall Fashion Bash with bloggers Holly, of Holly Dolly and Katherine of Style Tab, August 28, 6-8 PM.

 

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Friday
Aug152014

CSA Cooking Totally Unplanned, Totally Delicious: Peach & Burratta Salad

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This one is the easiest CSA recipes I have ever posted. No cooking required- cause I know we all have those nights.

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Wednesday
Aug132014

Lani Loves: Hannah Blount Vanity

 

 

What I am loving this week.

Or what I just bought.

More often than not, both.

 

Seriously, just take minute to absorb the beauty of these floral turqouise vanity studs by the talented Hannah Blount. 

Turqouise, edgy, restrained.

Everything I want in an earring. Check out the entire Vanity Collection here. It just continues to get better with each passing day.

PS, if you are in Nantucket this weekend, be sure to stop by Hepburn for Hannah's trunk show!

 

Recent Lani Loves:

H&M

Dieppa Restrepo

Delfina Delettrez

Xirena

In God We Trust Fuck Off

 

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Day Tripping: Salem, MA

 

A quick 50 minute cruise out of Boston harbour and you find yourself in Salem, MA. Likely faster than driving with traffic, especially from our south shore home base. And much more fun, thanks to Boston Harbor Cruises.

Hubs, D, and I rolled out early Sunday morning for our adventure, off to grab brunch, stroll around town, and play tourists for the day.  We passed all the harbour islands (also accessible by BHC ferry) on our way out and learned their history from our friendly captain. BHC also recently launched a water taxi, with stops at the ICA, North End, and Logan. Earmarking that for friends coming in and out of the city. Beats a taxi and the tunnels any day of the week (and I ALWAYS get sick in taxi's, not on the ferry though!). 

Gray skies parted right on schedule, for our arrival in Salem's picturesque harbor. Downtown Salem was a leisurely 10 minute walk, where we brunched at Gulu-Gulu Cafe (crepes galore!), strolled through historic mansions (don't miss the House of the Seven Gables), and picked through flea market finds at Witch City Consignment.

Sadly, Daphne's nap schedule did not allow for in depth exploration of the Peabody Essex Museum, but I am planning a return trip soon to take in the Turner exhibit. We capped things off with a quick beer at the pier, before launching our return trip. Pretty much the perfect, local outing.

 

Spots to check out in Salem:

Gulu Gulu Cafe

Peabody Essex Museum

House of the Seven Gables

Salem Witch Museum

Witch City Consignment

Salem Willows

 

Thanks to Boston Harbor Cruises, who sent us on the trip and sponsored this post. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for more info.

 

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Monday
Aug112014

The Little White Dress

Above: Madewell linen sandwave dress, Loeffler Randal sandals, Acne sunglasses and Proenza Schouler PS1

Photos: Jessica Delaney Photography

 

August already. Busy birthday month in our household.  We celebrated husband's this weekend with lots of wine and good friends. Maybe too much wine.

Wrapped up planning for little D's upcoming first birthday! Whaaaaaaat? Nothing like having a kid to make you realize how time really flies by.

Stopped by the grand re-opening of H&M on Newbury. Stocked up on some really cute home items, as well as goodies for Daphne in the next size up. She seems to have grown about two inches in the last two days. I also scored that pretty maxi dress I posted about last week! Last one in my size- so clearly it was meant to be.

Peep a quick look-see at these sandals (all puns totally intentional). They are clearly my fave sandal ever- scored early on this summer and worn heavily. Evil eye, doesn't a chance of sticking to me with all these wards.

 

Songs on repeat (I'm compiling on Spotify):

Tennis, Mean Streets

Avery Tare's Slasher Flicks, Little Fang 

 

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