Obsessed w/ outfit obsessions – A J.Crew love letter

Does anyone else go bananas over J.Crew/J.Crew factory ‘outfit obsessions?’


My Pinterest talks a big game in a sense that I’m all about wearing skinny jeans, flowy tops and floppy hats on the reg. However, the reality is that Monday through Friday, I’m an 8:30-5:30+er (and grateful for it) in the heart of the financial district. I love my job, I really, really do but I can honestly say that I miss the HECK out of the freedom to wear whatever I could justify as,  what we lovingly called,  “business trendy” in the fashion industry… <allthejeans.>

What I love about J.Crew is that they make business casual “cool.” And since “slacks” is pretty much THE ugliest word ever, I’m all about anything that makes my business casual outfits feel a little less boring. Granted, a lot of even these tops are paired with jeans on site but I could easily pair them with the aforementioned word or a skirt and be golden for a day in my office!

Here are a few of my faves/images I’d like to draw inspiration from in the coming months - 

... Seersucker... SWOON!



Powered by Plants!

A photo diary of some of the delicious vegan food I enjoyed over the last week or so! I need to get better at remembering to document more of it before I dive in (and shove my face.) I'm still learning a lot about my DSLR camera (though most of these were taken with my iphone) and this food is too beautiful not to photograph!

Vegan Pizza from Cafe Podima <Boston, MA> I ate the WHOLE thing!!

Spicy BBQ chick peas over jasmine rice - Mike LOVED this one!

Mediterranean salad w/ marinated mushrooms and tahini dressing

VEGAN club sandwich!! <insert all the heart eyes here>

Soy Yogurt Parfait

^^ THIS SALAD was incredible! A how to / recipe post will be live later this week!




Bath Tubs with a View!

I love living in the city, more than I EVER thought I would but that doesn't mean it doesn't make certain things harder. In Boston, my commute to and from work is a combination of walking and either the bus or the T and usually takes about 40 minutes to an hour. As long as its not too cold /  not too hot, I don't mind the morning trek. It gives me the opportunity to catch up on a pod cast, listen to TedX talks, or just listen to music.

It's the commute home that really gets me. Travel has ramped up at work and I'm often having to stay a little later which means I usually miss the bus. So I walk about a mile or so to the T and hope that with the winter weather we are currently having, the commuter rail isn't having some sort of issue! I ride the T and then walk another 3/4 of a mile home. Even with the best country music or new JB track (guilty) ... It's cold, its long ... and it's just a lot to take on after my 9 or 10 hour work day.  I am WORN OUT by the time I get back and usually try to convince myself to cook us a yummy meal or do some yoga. Lately, however ... I have been taking BATHS! 

Every time I settle into a bath, I always ask myself why on earth I don't do it more often? So this year, I have been striving to take more. I bought candles from BBW on deal ( my favorites are eucalyptus mint & french lavender) and lit them all around the bathroom, made bubbles with this tea-tree organic oil soap from Dr. Bronner and set up my ipad for more Ted talks, netflix, or music. <see my instagram for a real time photo of this!>

IT. IS. LIFE. CHANGING. I think about it often during lunch at work ... which is what led me to discovering the below photos...

CAN YOU IMAGINE!?! If I ever win the lotto, this is happening ASAP.