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August 23, 2018

There is something about a simple silky slip dress that I have been forever in love with - in fact my first formal dance as a teenager my mom custom made me an off white floor length slip dress...that I probably should have saved given that now it would be completely back in style. That damn hindsight.

Anyway...the dress. I have struggled to find one that fits and is of the right material. Either it's too clingy, too sheer (or both), the wrong length or the wrong color. I honestly gave up looking years ago, and like always, as soon as I stop looking I find things. So when I saw this dress I knew I must give it a try, and let me tell you. It fit like a glove.

The outer shell was fairly sheer but the dress had a thin lining which provided the perfect amount of coverage while giving the piece just enough structure to not cling to every curve. The side slits allowed for it to be a little flowy and made for walking in heels and squeezing into our tiny 2 top table for dinner a breeze. 

I also liked the midi length - which is honestly growing on me lately - and with these rose colored suede block heels I was definitely loving the entire ensemble. 

In fact, these shoes are my new obsession - AND - I almost didn't get them. Shocking...I know. But I wasn't shopping for them, didn't need them and they weren't on super sale (usually my must haves for shoes). However, breaking the rules for these bad boys was totally worth it and I can easily see them transitioning into the fall season.

Another snazzy detail? The back cut out. I die for a good low back or cut out...

Overall this ended up being an easy to throw together dinner look for our stay in Boston last week and paired with a denim jacket was just right for the fall weather that has seemed to be rolling in. 

Even though it's Thursday I am pretending like today is Friday...who else is with me?!

xo - margaret

 

Summer Pop

August 20, 2018

Mondays are always a tough one for me - as much as I love a busy work day and getting things done the weekends are such a cherished time and seem to go by entirely too fast. Especially in the summer when the days are jam packed with so many things to do and people we want to spend time with.

This past week we were in Boston for a few days while the husband had some work meetings, so I was working from our hotel room during the day and we were able to enjoy evenings out in the city - which was awesome. Boston is one of my personal favorites, and being so close to us, is a place we visit often so our list of "favorites" is long and being so familar it feels sort of like a second home. 

Then Saturday we got moving super early and drove north to my family's lake house in Northern Maine on Sebec Lake for a few days of lakeside sunshine, swimming, BBQs and (for the most part) disconnected from the crazy day-to-day family time. Cell phone service is limited, if any, up here so it's a wifi only zone and even that's fairly slow. 

Today is our last day so I am going to keep this short so I can squeeze out the day to it's last drop - but I just had to share this dress with you guys. 

It's one that I have had my eye on for months and they finally got my size in stock - the back of the dress is to die for and the pattern is absolutely perfect for summer. I also love that you could pair it with a linen blazer or light wrap sweater for work and easily move it right into happy hour cocktails or dinner. 

And what better way to start a Monday than with an outfit that can easily transition to happy hour cocktails...am I right?!

Cheers to enjoying every last drop of summer...and a crisp happy hour drink on a patio to celebrate making it through another Monday.

 

xo - margaret

Nautical

August 17, 2018

It's Friday - and out of all weeks I definitely feel very TGIF today. It's been a bit crazy the last few weeks and I plan on enjoying some down time this weekend at our family lake house in Northern Maine. Limited computer and cell, lots of beach and lake time and zero agenda is looking pretty darn good.

You know what else is pretty darn good that's in Northern Maine? Monhegan Island - which is where we were a few weeks back when my dad was in town visiting. 

Talk about disconnecting! 

That place barely has cell or internet connection - which honestly is a nice change from my day to day. It really allowed us to connect and spend time together and at the oceanfront Island Inn there was no place I'd rather be at sunset than sipping cocktails without my phone in hand.

I'll share a full review of our stay later this week, but for now these snaps are from our first night on the island. 

I pretty much lived in white jeans or shorts and nautical tops - I just couldn't resist.

Cheers to the weekend! We've been in Boston for a few days and are here one more night so make sure to follow along on Instagram!

xo - margaret