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hello there! it’s been a while since I’ve jumped on here so it’s about time for a new post. during my unintended hiatus, i’ve tackled a few personal goals (starting the dreaded closet purge which is the worst), and accomplished some professional goals (presenting on a panel about social media and small business — a big one for me this month!) and sadly blogging is always the first project that takes a backseat. But i’m back because fall is officially here, which means a new season, fresh starts and oh so many good patterns. but more on that later.

today, i’m talking about hair — my hair specifically! September has always been my favorite time of year; there’s something about that crisp air that generates a feeling of newness, and it’s so motivating. i treat fall like a head-start to the new year, and the first thing i tackle come September is making an appointment for a fresh cut and color. cutting off dead-ends, hiding those creeping grays (eek!), and introducing a shape back into my ‘do does wonders for my confidence and overall attitude. with new hair, i feel like i can take on anything!


if you’re anything like my friends and I, finding the right hairstylist in the city is always challenge. luckily i’ve stumbled upon an absolute gem — one who needs to be shared!

meet Allie K: boston hair stylist, balayage queen and all around amazing human being. since my first appointment with her, i’ve trusted allie completely with my hair. she just gets me. when i walked into her salon at the beginning of the month, i gave her full creative control for both cut and color. the result: possibly my favorite hairstyle i’ve ever had! i am obsessed with the honey color, and the blunt cut.


i have a lotttt of hair and Allie managed to take the weight out, giving me a modern cut with movement and versatility. rather than throwing my hair up in a bun (my go-to), i can’t help but wear it down as much as possible!


one more thing? i adore the thoughtful placement of color. those face framing highlights really brighten my skin tone, and i can achieve a brand new look simply by changing my part. i’ve gotten a handful of compliments from friends, colleges and strangers since walking out of allie’s chair — the mark of an amazing hairdresser for sure!


all in all, i love my new look and am ready to conquer what this season throws at me.

if you’re interested in booking an appointment with allie, she is currently accepting new clients at Salon de cheveux in south boston. and please tell her i sent you her way! i promise, you will love her as much as i do!

hair: allie k. / salon de cheveux, south boston

what i’m wearing: everlane dress / apprvl bag / loeffler randall heels (different color linked)


back talking about slides again! and trust me these are goooood.

if you're a shoe addict like me, then you need to check out Artemis Design Co. -- a local shoe and accessories designer from the South End in Boston. Artemis Design Co is most known for their kilim* loafers, smoking shoes, bags and more recently, slides that come in an array of colors and designs. aren't they beautiful? the company's founder, Millicent Armstrong, travels to Turkey to source damaged kilim that is transformed into her signature "flying carpet shoe". each shoe is made by hand in a Turkish artisan workshop in Istanbul -- they're truly a special item to own. i have a pair of the classic loafers, and am waiting for the right moment to grab a pair of these slides too. so many great colors for fall -- let me know your favorites, i love them all!

*kilim / a flat woven rug made in Turkey

artemis design co mules / @themissprints


all slides from Artemis Design Co.

april favorites | @themissprints

a few of my favorite things this april:

  • going to see Sleeping Beauty at the Boston Ballet for my birthday with my mom and Babcia. The Boston Ballet put on an absolutely stunning performance and it was truly a special day that i'll always remember. going to the ballet always makes me nostalgic for my dancing days -- fun fact: i was a ballerina for 18 years!
  • turning 28, and feeling really ok with it. going into this year engaged, with some fun projects in the future. i'd say i'm in a good place. and what's a birthday without some sweets?! this cake looks delicious.
  • with the help of my fiance, we're working on adding a cute little bathroom to our 1890s home. the brass faucet is one of my favorite details -- consider this a sneak peek! 
  • i'm so excited to start working on sprucing up our backyard! it's a complete blank slate. first up is adding a veggie and fruit garden. (i'm inspired by the design of these seed packets)
  • every closet needs a pair of leopard trousers, and these J.Crew linen pants are ideal for spring. 

matisse at the mfa

exciting news for Boston area art lovers! a Henri Matisse exhibit is coming to the Museum of Fine Arts this April. spending an afternoon at the MFA is always a treat, and i am super excited for this one to open. titled "Matisse in Studio", you will be able to explore the French artist's creative process, and see how objects from his studio served as inspiration for his famous pieces of art. 

Matisse was greatly inspired by his surroundings (something i think most of us can relate to), and April's exhibition will be the first that offers a side by side comparison of his artwork to the actual items they were inspired by. interesting, right? 

matisse at the mfa

Matisse's work is bright and often filled with patterns, like his iconic seaweed-like cutouts (above). 

matisse at the mfa
matisse at the mfa
matisse at the mfa

the countdown to april begins!


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