Boston's "It Girl"

Ask me anything   Submit   Aspiring fashion journalist and professional city girl moonlighting as a political operative. On the trail "from Stockbridge to Boston" and everything in between. Follow me on my adventures, ramblings and inspiration...

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    Equality, fairness, opportunity & #EarnedSickTime aren’t going to elect themselves. If waking up working for @marthacoakley & this ticket every day isn’t just the best then I don’t know what is. #upandatem #votenov4 #whatidid (at Dunny’s Saloon)

    Equality, fairness, opportunity & #EarnedSickTime aren’t going to elect themselves. If waking up working for @marthacoakley & this ticket every day isn’t just the best then I don’t know what is. #upandatem #votenov4 #whatidid (at Dunny’s Saloon)

    — 1 day ago
    #whatidid  #votenov4  #upandatem  #earnedsicktime 
    This is the face of the future, of #mapoli & of organizing. #nextbigthing #onthecampaigntrail #politickin  (at Dunny’s Saloon)

    This is the face of the future, of #mapoli & of organizing. #nextbigthing #onthecampaigntrail #politickin (at Dunny’s Saloon)

    — 1 day ago
    #onthecampaigntrail  #nextbigthing  #mapoli  #politickin 

    I know, I know, I’ve been absolutely terrible at updating you on the everyday of my life as a city girl.

    Honestly, there is so much going on in my day-to-day (more on that later) but I just had to share my recent adventures at The Square at Chestnut Hill.

    Workin' on my fitness. #fitspo

    Workin’ on my fitness. #fitspo

    Keep reading for what I did, where I went & why I love this new and improved shopping center!

    As I’ve mentioned before, one of the best parts of being a blogger is meeting new, creative people with passions and interests that inspire me to share my own perspective. It’s even better when they have an affinity for fitness, good food, sparkly accessories & sweet treats.

    New day, new favorite workout.

    New day, new favorite workout.

    A few weekends ago, all of my favorite things collided as I descended upon the newest shopping neighborhood with Mom & a few other bloggers.

    Our day started at SoulCycle where I figured I’d be participating in the kind of class that Kate Hudson would take in one of her witty romantic comedies. I was so right. And so wrong. What awaited me, (and Mom) was an energized sweat-fest set to dance versions of some of my favorite songs. And I was on a bike.

    Ground rules.

    Ground rules.

    This class was the best and I mean that despite the fact that I was hardly ever on the right foot. (Yes, there is such a thing.) I think what I loved most about this class was that afterwards I got a chance to chat with my instructor, Erin, who is a former Rockette. Getting #fitspiration from a fellow dancer was a great way to kickstart my new love for this amazing workout.

    A gym with it's own fit wear line? Where do I sign up?!!

    A gym with it’s own fit wear line? Where do I sign up?!!

    Next was a trip to sweetgreen for a healthy bite. I had only ever heard of sweetgreen from friends before I ventured in and ordered a “Guacamole Greens” salad. In case you didn’t know, sweetgreen is famous for its local and seasonal menus at every location. That’s right, each location’s menu is specifically designed and curated from local produce making it one of the most innovative, “pro-“shop local” and truly delicious spots to satisfy your tummy.

    This is what delicious looks like.

    This is what delicious looks like.

    Afterwards we headed to Francesca’s & Sweet for treats of varying sizes and sparkle factors. After all, it’s never a bad day when it ends with a cupcake!

    I can't wait to wear my new sparkly headband c/o Francesca's!

    I can’t wait to wear my new sparkly headband c/o Francesca’s!

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    For more on what I’ve been up to, what I love & how I get up in the morning, follow me on Blogger, Bloglovin’ & Facebook.

    xo, Vanessa

    Many thanks to The Square, SoulCycle, sweetgreen, Francesca’s & Sweet for hosting me & my blogging friends!

    Meet Me At “The Square” I know, I know, I’ve been absolutely terrible at updating you on the everyday of my life as a city girl.
    — 2 days ago
    #accessories  #blogger  #Chestnut Hill  #city girl  #creative  #fitness  #food  #shopping  #sparkly  #The Square 
    same @thuglifeshirts, same. (cc: @escibelli) #fall #happydays #instautumn (at A City Girl’s Guide To Life)

    same @thuglifeshirts, same. (cc: @escibelli) #fall #happydays #instautumn (at A City Girl’s Guide To Life)

    — 2 days ago
    #instautumn  #happydays  #fall 
    My week (or so) in review. #xo #yeswecan #afternoondelight (at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)

    My week (or so) in review. #xo #yeswecan #afternoondelight (at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)

    — 3 days ago
    #afternoondelight  #xo  #yeswecan 
    You don’t want to miss this event hosted by @chanel & @allure_magazine at my friendly neighborhood @bloomingdales! #prettylittlethings #reasonsiloveboston #thingstodo (at Bloomingdale’s Chestnut Hill)

    You don’t want to miss this event hosted by @chanel & @allure_magazine at my friendly neighborhood @bloomingdales! #prettylittlethings #reasonsiloveboston #thingstodo (at Bloomingdale’s Chestnut Hill)

    — 5 days ago
    #prettylittlethings  #thingstodo  #reasonsiloveboston 
    My #fitspo #qotd feat. @plammieactivewear, my new favorite boutique at @cambridgesidegalleria! #justlovethis #keepcalmandwearcuteclothes #lifeofafashionblogger  (at Plammie Activewear)

    My #fitspo #qotd feat. @plammieactivewear, my new favorite boutique at @cambridgesidegalleria! #justlovethis #keepcalmandwearcuteclothes #lifeofafashionblogger (at Plammie Activewear)

    — 6 days ago with 1 note
    #qotd  #keepcalmandwearcuteclothes  #fitspo  #justlovethis  #lifeofafashionblogger 
    The newest, cutest little #fitstyle boutique you’ve never heard of: @plammieactivewear Stay tuned for more #ontheblog! #dressup #eatwelldresswellfeelwell #gottahaveit (at Plammie Activewear)

    The newest, cutest little #fitstyle boutique you’ve never heard of: @plammieactivewear Stay tuned for more #ontheblog! #dressup #eatwelldresswellfeelwell #gottahaveit (at Plammie Activewear)

    — 1 week ago
    #fitstyle  #gottahaveit  #eatwelldresswellfeelwell  #ontheblog  #dressup 

    I know it’s been a while but I’ve been busy having so many adventures that I can barely keep up with telling you about them!

    It’s not every day you get to mix business & pleasure and after the past week or so, a little red carpet, white wine and firsthand fashion was just what the doctor ordered.

    This is what style in the Merrimack Valley looks like!

    This is what style in the Merrimack Valley looks like!

    Keep reading for where I went this week and met some of the greatest style north of Boston!

    Before my life was a flurry of exciting schedules and lots of time in the car, I was invited to spend some time at a lovely little boutique, tucked away in Andover, Mass. Readers meet dresscode. dresscode, readers…

    Model style on duty.

    Model style on duty.

    I caught up with dresscode, their fabulous owner, Amy, and the absolutely gorgeous merchandise at their 10 year anniversary event held at the store & at next-door neighbor, Laer Realty. I was honestly so impressed by the variety of brands and carefully curated style that I couldn’t help but browse each individual wall.

    Happy 10 years dresscode!

    Happy 10 years dresscode!

    Some of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore’s best dressed and most notable faces where present to sip, dine, shop and spectate. I was so pleased to be a part of this event and get to see fashion having such a chic moment somewhere other than the city!

    #whattheywore.

    #whattheywore.

    I loved dresscode for many reasons, not the least of which is that it took a minimalist theme and made it equally classic and sophisticated. Dark colored pieces were made fun with metallic embellishments, fine mesh paneling and laser-cut designs that made me crave the cooler temperatures that will require some of these amazing looks.

    My city girl mantra: Dress well, eat well.

    My city girl mantra: Dress well, eat well.

    If the menu was any indication, I had a wonderful night ahead of me. While it was hard to determine whether or not everyone around me had simply borrowed outfits from the store, I was just as satisfied by the appetizers and wine as I was by the sartorial choices of the guests.

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    Many thanks to Amy for inviting me to this fun event & cheers to dresscode for a lovely night. Here’s to another 10 years!

    For more on fall trends I love, the best ways to wake-up (as told by Beyoncé) and other brands I love, follow me on Polyvore, Tumblr & Twitter!

    xo, Vanessa

    Playing with dresscode I know it’s been a while but I’ve been busy having so many adventures that I can barely keep up with telling you about them!
    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #adventures  #Andover  #Boston  #boutique  #business  #fashion  #Merrimack Valley  #red carpet  #style  #white wine 
    Also known as work week inspiration. (A la sarahbelle93)

Tory Burch meet Kentucky Bluegrass. #liketkit www.liketk.it/sPXe @liketkit

    Also known as work week inspiration. (A la sarahbelle93)

    Tory Burch meet Kentucky Bluegrass. #liketkit www.liketk.it/sPXe @liketkit

    (via massachusettsprep)

    — 1 week ago with 109 notes