Free People Top, Joe’s Jean, Sam Edelman Sandals, LOFT Sunglasses

At the end of summer I always get nostalgic because the time seems to fly by quicker and quicker every year.  I never seem to have enough time to visit with friends and family as long as I want to, or accomplish all of my warm weather plans.  However, I am especially looking forward to the beginning of next summer when my cousin will turn this beautiful boardwalk into an aisle when she gets married on the beach here in Maine.  There will be dancing, and laughter, good food and drink, plenty of loved ones, and some seriously beautiful clothing!  Until next time summer, it’s always a pleasure.

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Saturdays Are For Shopping

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Guess Coat, French Connection Sweater, LOFT Shirt and Sunglasses, Zara Pants, Naturalizer Boots, Orli Purse, Charles-Hubert Watch, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Locket, Banana Republic Earrings

This past Saturday some of my lady friends and I headed up to Kittery, Maine for a day of outlet shopping.  My goal was to be warm, comfortable, and fashionable while scoring some major deals.  Multiple layers kept me warm, low heeled ankle boots and a hands free purse kept me comfortable, and mixing patterns and textures had me feeling fashionable.  Check, check, and check!  All the layers did make trips to the dressing room a bit difficult, but it was so worth it!

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Fringe Benefits

Saks Off Fifth Sweater and Jeans, BCBG Wedges, TOMS Sunglasses, Mood Ring (Click on Image to Enlarge)

I’m feeling a little sad posting these pictures because Labor Day weekend in Maine always represents the end of the summer for me.  Everything closes at 2 PM in Ocean Park.  The lifeguards walk off the beach, all of the small shops along the shore close, and there’s a mass exodus of families leaving in their fully packed cars. However, I am getting a little joy out of these pictures because of how well my pants and fringed sweater match the weathered rope on this quaint walkway to the beach.

Minty Fresh

H+M Sweater, LOFT Shorts and Earrings, Sam Edelman Sandals (Click on Image to Enlarge)

During an evening stroll on the beach this past weekend, Duchess fell for a dog named Max (It’s true!). He swept her off all four of her feet, and she followed him up and down the beach.  We knew it was love when she followed him into the water.  She has never willingly gone into the ocean on her own before, but that night, we couldn’t get her to come out!  She wanted to swim and frolic with Max forever!  Sadly, we had to leave, and on the walk home Max and I tried to explain to Duchess that it was just summer love and that she will eventually move on.  Her broken heart was mended approximately three minutes later when we fed her dinner.  However, I captured some pictures of Duchess and Max so we can always remember that night.

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Some red, white, and blue.

Anthropologie Shirt, Banana Republic Pants, Gap Sandals, Gifted Necklace (from my cousins Katie and Elissa), Gifted Elm City Jewelers Watch (Click on Image to Enlarge)

Happy Labor Day!

I spent the long weekend in Maine at my aunt’s vacation house in Ocean Park with family.  We spent time on the beach, got some pier fries, strolled along the Cliff Walk, and ate homemade chocolates from Dickinson’s Candy.  We also celebrated a couple of birthdays this weekend.  My youngest brother Anthony turned 21 and my cousin Stevie turned 30.  Happy Birthday guys!  Also, the Duchess spent all of her time playing with her golden retriever cousin, Tucker.  All in all, it was a great weekend.

Runaway Train

J. Crew Top and Belt, H+M Shorts, Sam Edelman Sandals, Toms Sunglasses, Vintage Bangle, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Cross Bracelet

Duchess is back!  She was greatly missed!

These photos were taken in Maine on our way home to Boston this past weekend.  My outfit seemed very “New England” to me, so I couldn’t pass up this picturesque scene near the Wiscasset bridge and Red’s Eats, home to the famous lobster roll.

Duchess and I love the city, but during the summer we just want to run away to the beach or the country.  We have a few more escapes planned before summer’s over that we’re pretty excited about!