Striped Sensation

May 22, 2017

For all you Sex and the City lovers out there...remember the Paris episode with the striped dress? If not, here it is in all it's glory listed at #9 of her best looks. Well, that dress (among other things worn on that show) stuck out as a favorite for me and I have been on the hunt for a good striped skirt for quite some time now. And for those of you who have tried on striped bottoms I am certain that you feel my pain, in the sense that 95% of striped bottoms are not flattering. I don't care how thin you are, there is something about stripes on the bottom that just don't do it for me. 

But when I saw this skirt, with the full body, high waist with black band, pockets and a hi-lo hem I just couldn't resist. 

chambray and striped full skirt from rent the runway

chambray and striped full skirt at cellardoor winery portland maine

I must say I am glad I didn't because this skirt was a total win. It fit perfectly, was flowy and comfortable and paired oh-so perfectly with a cropped chambray top. 

For a little pop of color I added pink lace up heels - making this one of my all time favorite outfits. It ended up being perfect for Maine Magazine's Cinq a Sept at Cellar Door Winery

chambray and striped full skirt from rent the runway at Maine Magazine Cinq a Sept

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chambray top and striped full skirt

ootd photoshoot at cellardoor winery, portland maine

banana republic chambray and striped full skirt from rent the runway

chambray and striped full skirt with banana republic heels

ootd shoot at cellardoor winery portland maine

I am honestly not sure how I survived without pockets in my skirts and dresses - truly a must have. 

Chambray crop and full skirt, portland maine

We're off to Florida for the week and I am looking forward to soaking up some sunshine, spending time with family and visiting my very oldest (length of relationship...not actual age) friend. Stay tuned on Instragram & Instagram Stories for more...

xo - margaret


Sunset Pink

May 19, 2017

It is feeling a lot like summer here in Maine - and I am loving the sunshine and warm breezes! I honestly love all of the seasons here, I know a lot of people complain about the winter but I actually enjoy it...except for those last few weeks of March and early April where it's freezing, often raining and just plain yucky. That's probably the only time of year you will hear me complain about the weather. I can only go so many days without sunshine beforI start to feel a little stir crazy.

Those days are over now, and with yesterday at nearly 85 degrees by 9am I think we can safely say Summer is just around the corner.

Which also means that it's maxi dress season...and lets be real here, what could possibly be better than that?!

I practically live in long flowy dresses all summer long. I have said it before and will say it again, they are the easiest thing to put on and are the quickest way to comfortably feel pulled together. 

Especially when you find a unique one like this from Nicole Miller - I mean the detail and the structured bodice on this one? Yes please!

I especially liked the split front style which makes it so much easier to move around in and espeically to get in and out of cars, tables at restaurants and barstools. A girl has to be practical, you know?

We've got some more travel coming up - heading to Florida next week and I am counting down the days!

Happy Friday ya'll.

xo - margaret


Brunch Casual

May 4, 2017

You know that pair of jeans that fit perfectly, look good with everything and are so cozy comfy that you don't want to take them off? The pair that if you were to loose them or grow out of them would possibly require therapy? Welp...these are Joes Jeans those jeans for me. 

Best part? Snagged them on sale at Nordstrom for less than $40. Yup, that's right (big surprise). 

They have become my go to piece, which I probably go to a bit too often, but hey...can you blame a girl for wanting to be comfortable? I think not.

Especially on the weekends - you will find me in these babies likely Saturday & Sunday and quite possibly both day and night with a change of top & accessories. And speaking of tops - isn't this one to die for? A true off-the-shoulder perfection with sleeves that actually connect to the neckline so that you are not constantly pulling them up or down. Brilliant I tell you.

Cheers to the weekend, good workouts and long lazy Sunday brunch.

xo - margaret

Tropical Vibes

April 20, 2017

We had such a tease this past week and weekend with 60-80 degree weather (currently it's in the 50's and there's that) which inspired me to finish up the recap of getaway looks from our trip to the Caymans. I am still working on the actual destination review, and loving going through all the images we captured while we were there. I know I have said it before, but the Caymans are such a gorgeous destination. 

This shoot was during an afternoon of exploring at their outdoor mall, which completely reminded me of South Coast Plaza in Southern CA. It was filled with high end boutiques, cafes, restaurants and workout studios all surrounded with palm trees, crystal clear water and even a fe lizards (who I wanted to take home). It was a perfect spot for an afternoon stroll and leisurely lunch (which really should be the only kind of lunch). 

Just behind me was a small island where you could rent SUPs, waverunners, kayaks etc. - how awesome is that?! Left me totally wishing our malls had this set up!

As for the dress, it's a piece by Yumi Kim, who happens to be one of my favorite designers, and it was epitome of a vacation dress; light, breezy and equipped with pockets (a must have). The low cut front and the criss-cross back were the selling features for me though - I am obsessed with both.

Cheers to the almost weekend!

xo - margaret