Friday, June 10, 2011

Fashionably Friday

I’m so excited to have a fashion event to tell you about on the blog today!

But first some other tid bits…

* Let’s see, I am finally working on a recipe page!  It’s about damn time, and hope to be done by Monday!

* Saw Hangover 2 last night.  Eh…it was funny but not NEARLY as funny as the first, and also not NEARLY as funny as Bridesmaids!!

* Thankfully the humid 90+ degree weather around here has subsided!  We only have a few window AC’s at my house and we have NOT put them in yet :(  It’s been a sweaty few days.

Smoothies help beat the heat:


  • skim milk
  • frozen berries
  • piece of frozen banana
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 packet chocolate amazing meal
  • 1T chia seeds

Blend until smooth (or until blender sounds like it’s going to give out…maybe that’s just me)

* Since we’re on a fashionable Friday theme, I suppose an outfit or two is appropriate.


Lightweight dresses are my go-to choice on hot summer days!

Also Instagram makes pictures taken on your phone look so much cooler!!


Dress: Forever 21!
Shell Necklace:  from my grandmother, guarantee she got it at a yard sale
Cuff Bracelet: other grandmother (I inherited a ton of her old funky jewelry)
Sandals:  Greece!  Bought on our honeymoon!

* Adorable pup pictures



Ok let’s get to the fashion event.

Wednesday night I was invited to a special Ann Taylor event at the Ames Hotel in Boston that was put on by the Junior League of Boston and Ann Taylor!

I received the invite from my local blog friend Sarah (from Sarah Fit).

The event was to celebrate and spread the word about the brand new store that just opened in the Chestnut Hill Mall! 

It’s a brand new store concept and is supposed to give you a new kind of shopping experience.  I don’t know what the store is like yet, but they had some merchandise to check out at the party and I will say that I found some shoes, jewelry, clothes and sunglasses I am now lusting after!

The Ames Hotel was a fabulous location to host this cocktail party.



The various merchandise items were displayed all around



WANT these earrings!!


There were passed hors d'oeuvres as well as various flat bread pizza’s at the bar


This one is my favorite, it has duck, dried cranberries, goat cheese, and arugula:


I also enjoyed some Sauvignon Blanc


  and of course…dessert!



I went for the cream puff, filled with a white and dark chocolate filling




My outfit for this evening:


Hot pink silk top:  LOFT
Black and white eyelet shorts: LOFT
Nude heels: Rampage (Macy’s)
Purse: B. Makowsky

It’s funny how one print or more “stand out” item can draw some attention…I received SO many compliments on those shorts!!  I almost didn’t even buy them! 

We also received great little swag bags on the way out!


Super cute canvas bag contained:

  • catalogues
  • Ann Taylor coupon (yes!)
  • perfume sample
  • gorgeous cuff bracelet!!   



Thanks to Ann Taylor for the wonderful gift bag!! 

Also a big thanks to Sarah and the Junior League of Boston for the invite…I had a blast!


  1. I love the dress in your top picture, and the polka dot shorts are so cute! The event looks really fun, and the cuff bracelet is gorgeous :)

  2. What a great event!! I ALWAYS shop at Ann Taylor! I can't wait to see what this new concept store is like. Love your outfit!

    Also, this week has been crazy... and next will probably be as well, but I definitely want to make some lunch or drinks plans soon!

  3. Oh I love Anne Taylor and The Loft. Just went shopping last weekend at their outlet.
    The shorts are too cute.

  4. Lovvvve both outfits! And how cute is that shell necklace? Such a fun event- im excited to hear what the new store is like. Happy weekend!

  5. Cute outfits! And what a fun event!

  6. I only know one person in the Boston Junior League...and she is in your photo! LOVE your fashion posts...keep them coming!

  7. you are so fashionable! those shorts are awesome! what a great event, I love The Ames Hotel, so chic.