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9.17.2018

Recent Purchases - Fall Transition Edition


Turtleneck, Booties, Plaid Shirt, Skirt, Thermal Tank, Sleeveless Sweater, Hat
Happy Monday friends! Hope you had a great weekend. Ours was SO fun enjoying what might be the last of the summer weather here in Boston! Friday evening, I met Steven for our weekly dinner and drinks. We ate at a restaurant called State Street Provisions near the Boston Harbor. It was definitely good but not my favorite of the places we've tried! Saturday, we grabbed brunch at Granary Tavern also near the Harbor and then met up with an old boss of mine who was stopping in Boston on a cruise with his wife. It was so nice to see him and really spur of the moment! After that we watched the new Solo movie and it was pretty good. I'm not a big Star Wars girl but I REALLY liked this one! Sunday, we got lunch and walked around the Davis Square area and stumbled upon the Somerville Flea Market. It was pretty neat and just another excuse to enjoy the warm weather! After that we went to a beer garden in Somerville for a few drinks then to our favorite restaurant in Somerville--the River Bar. We just love it because it's pretty much all outdoors and has a gorgeous view of the water--plus they make an amazing Aperol Spritz which never hurts!

In preparation for the fall weather, I've been stocking up on a few transitional pieces for my wardrobe. I feel like this year that rust/burnt orange color will be dominating my fall wardrobe! I don't know why but anything I see in that color, I want to purchase. I'm also loving neutrals as always and I'm more into plaid this year than I have been in the past. What colors are striking you for fall?!

[Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston]
9.12.2018

The Best Basic Fall Tee + FF Link-Up!

Top: BP, Jeans: J. Crew, Hat: Free People, Booties: Old (similar here), Bag: Etsy (similar here and here)
Happy Wednesday friends! Hope you have had a great week so far. I don't know what it has been about the last month or so but we have just been incredibly busy at work! We also have been way more "adventurous" on the weekends since moving up here haha. When we lived in the DC area we would go out for dinner and drinks and such but while we've been in Boston so far I feel like we have been making a lot of day trips into different parts of the city and also outside of the city which has been so fun! It's definitely helping us to really get to know the area and some of our favorite spots which I feel like is key when you're trying to make a new place feel like home!

I am all about good basics which y'all know already and this tee is just the cutest! Not only am I obsessed with this rust color for fall but I just love the flared detail of the sleeves and the high neckline. I think it just makes it look a little more elevated than your average t-shirt. Also, if you guys are into hats and are looking for a perfect one for fall, I am obsessed with this new one I got from Free People! It's a great color and I love the boho look of it!



9.10.2018

What I've Been Eating in a Day!


Happy Monday friends! Hope you had a great weekend. My mom and aunt came into town to visit so we had a blast taking them around the city! We have been lucky to have a lot of visitors in Boston so far. I'm just going to jump right into today's post since it's going to be a long one!

Today I just wanted to share what I've been eating lately because I feel like I've gotten into a pretty healthy routine with my diet. Obviously I still occasionally have a bad day and eat an entire bag of gummy bears but don't we all?! Let me know if you like these kinds of posts in the comments below. I'm thinking about adding more diet/fitness content to the blog!

Breakfast

The main breakfast I go for during the week is just coconut yogurt (since regular yogurt hurts my stomach) with fruit and sometimes I will add granola in the mix. Lately I've been trying to watch my carbs so I have been skipping out on the granola but there are some really great paleo granola options out there! It's just so easy and I never really get tired of it. 

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Gluten-free waffles are SO good and I almost always pick up a box when I'm at the store. It's just nice to have them as a treat on the weekends topped with fruit and reduced-sugar syrup!

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Bagel thins with avocado and egg and Everything But the Bagel seasoning from TJ's is an AMAZING combo! Highly recommend. It's relatively low carb and you get a good amount of protein from the egg. Sometimes I'll do just an egg white to lower my fat intake.

Lunch

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With lunch I am such a creature of habit. I pretty much alternate between the same two things OR if we have leftovers sometimes I will eat those but typically it's either a very simple tuna salad or a turkey wrap on a whole wheat tortilla. I usually put the tortilla on the stove for a bit with a little bit of coconut oil to make it crispy but if you're working in the office it still tastes just as great without that step. On my wrap I usually do turkey, lettuce, sprouts, a little bit of mayo and tomatoes.

Dinner


LOVE shrimp tacos on corn tortillas. I usually just saute up some shrimp and season it with cumin, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper and garlic powder for the perfect taco blend. I put the shrimp on a corn tortilla usually with some avocado, lettuce, shredded cheese and salsa. Super easy!

This sweet potato/quinoa casserole was DELICIOUS and I recipe is via Fit Foodie Finds. Ever since finding her Instagram, I have been really loving her recipes. Definitely recommend checking it out and definitely trying out this casserole. It was VERY easy and we had leftovers for a few days!

Grilled chicken salad is another go-to because it's so easy, healthy and it's nice to make the chicken in bulk because I can grab it and heat it up for lunch for a few days after! I love to top it with either Greek Yogurt Ranch or an Annie's dressing. They are really tasty!

When we go out to eat, my go-to order is always a lobster roll a.) because they are delicious and b.) because I'm on a mission to figure out who has the best lobster rolls in New England haha! It's ambitious I know but someone has to do it! So far James Hook Co. is my favorite but I have heard great things about Row 34 so that's next on the list.

[Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston]