10 Things Tuesday (11.29.16)

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Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. Polka dotted? Fit and flared? Say no more…this dress is an instant love. 
  2. Blogger love of the week: Love this simple and cozy outfit from Anna. She always does a camel coat/blazer/everything right! ;)
  3. My favorite fair isle sweater out there right now!
  4. Marks & Spencer is one of my favorite European chains, and they always have great Christmas commercials. This year’s heartwarming Christmas ad stars another member of the Claus family…Mrs. Claus! Check it out for the awwwws.
  5. A super colorful striped sweater is just what we all need to chase the winter blues away!
  6. This duffel coat will certainly keep you warm in the coldest of temperatures, comes in 5 different color options (navy is my favorite), and will never ever go out of style.
  7. Three ways to wear patterned pants all season long!
  8. Prettiest blazer ever alert = here! The metallic detailing is so special, and you know it will be great for winter weddings guests, holiday parties, or even for just jazzing up an office outfit!
  9. When you just need to know some great (or maybe “grate”) cheese and cracker combos, turn to this list! #cheeseforever
  10. And because sometimes you need a clutch in every color ever…so why not snag this one for under $30?!

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10 Things Tuesday (11.22.16)

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Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. Sole Society has the best ankle boots, and these are no exception…and come in 4 different colors!
  2. Blogger love of the week: How minty fresh does Jessica look in her new winter peacoat?! I need to remember that trick come January/February when I am sick of all my winter wear!
  3. Love this layered plaid and black tee…it’s perfect for easy layering this fall!
  4. SNL gave Target a funny shoutout this past weekend, so of course, I had to include it in my weekly round up! SNL deemed Target as the perfect escape spot if you’re overwhelmed with your family this holiday season. The Playdough part…so good!
  5. These J.Crew Style Hack videos are funny, cute, and actually informative. This week’s edition teaches you how to tie that half-bow that is ALL over their current catalog. Teach me your waaaaays!
  6. I’ll never get sick of flare dresses, so this one (in several neutral shades) is a big yes from me! 
  7. Did anyone watch Disney Channel growing up? Remember those commercials where the actor/actress would introduce him or herself and then draw the Mickey ears? Well, someone found the footage of how those were made…and they are HILARIOUS. So much awkwardness in a short amount of time. 
  8. This plaid scarf is on the top of my Black Friday shopping list! Perfect color combination for fall and winter (and it doesn’t hurt that it will be 30% off)!
  9. Christmas advertisements get me every. single. time. So naturally, I have to share this cute advertisement from Heathrow airport! Cue the awwws.
  10. The coziest sweater of all (and under $50!). 

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  • On Target item: Merona Black Crew Tee (super similar)
  • Sunglasses: BP, Nordstrom (similar)
  • Lip Color: Covergirl  (exact – Red)
  • Jean Jacket: Merona, Target (similar)
  • Watch: Timex (exact)
  • Belt: Merona, Target (exact)
  • Purse: Nine West via Poshmark (similar)
  • Nail Polish: “Rock the Runway” (exact)
  • Pants: Old Navy (exact)
  • Sneakers: Superga for Target (exact)

Lisbon/Portugal Travel Diary

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Our next stop was Lisbon in Portugal. We had no idea what to expect from our trip, since we only know a handful of people who have been to Portugal, but what we didn’t really expect was 80+ degrees of summer temperatures in October!

Despite the heat, we really enjoyed all of the sights, sweets, and tile of Lisbon! It’s slowly becoming a more popular European travel destination, but still has a non-touristy feel!

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Top Ten Things to Do in Lisbon/Portugal (in the order we did them):

  1. Explore Faster Via a Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus -This is always been my best recommendation in most European cities…the dreaded “tourist” hop-on/hop-off bus. Yes, you look like a tourist on your giant double-decker bus, but isn’t that what we all are when we visit a new/foreign city? These tours help you see the best sites (with some fun facts thrown in) in the city that you are in…and you’ll get there quickly! In Lisbon, the bus will take you out to Belém, which is difficult to get to on your own!
  2. Sample a Pastel del Nata – The tastiest little egg custard pastries (see them in one of my snapshots above) that are basically the national dessert/treat of choice. The best ones (in my opinion) are in Belém, but you can find them everywhere! Best enjoyed warmed with a cappuccino!
  3. Find All the Tile You Can – This should be pretty easy to do, since there are little touches of tile all throughout the city! It’s all over the walls and covering the sidewalks and streets. Apparently, it is super costly to repair when on the ground, and the city has expressed interest in slowly getting rid of it, but the residents just won’t let it go (which I greatly appreciate)!
  4. Take in a Sunset from a Rooftop Bar – A lot of people recommended Park, but I actually prefered the views from Hotel Mundial (though they were both beautiful). Good people, great sangria, and even greater views at sunset!
  5. Try Something Outside of Your Comfort Zone (Foodwise) – Maybe it is octopus salad? Maybe it is cuttlefish stew? Or maybe it is a pastry that you have no idea what is inside of it, because you can’t read Portuguese. Just try it! Worse case scenario? You won’t like it…and you can use your Euros to buy something else!
  6. Hike Up to São Jorge Castle – Lisbon is a lot like San Francisco (hills galore, trolleys, and a Golden Gate-esque bridge), so bring some comfortable walking shoes and hike up some stairs and inclined roads to a Moorish-style castle and gorgeous views of the city.
  7. Explore the Three Neighborhoods – We like our Rick Steves walking tours (no matter what European country we’re in), and he took us through the three neighborhoods  (Rossio, Alfama, and Bairro Alto), each which has its own hidden gems. Lisbon is a great walking city, so if you ever visit, be sure to wind your ways through the hidden alleys/streets.
  8. Listen to Some Fado – The sad and longing musical styling of Portugal. Most commonly, these songs are about the sea or losing someone or something to the sea. We had dinner in a fado restaurant and enjoyed having our seafood with a side of fado songs!
  9. Day Trip It to Sintra – Sintra is a town that is about a 40-minute train ride outside of Lisbon. It has roughly 20 different sites to visit and is definitely worth a day trip (if not even more time)!
  10. Pena Palace – Worth a mention of its own, since it is THE palace (and place) to visit in Sintra (even though the Moorish castle is great too). It was built by the cousin of King Ludwig II (who built Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany), and it basically a Disney castle come to life (see it in the picture directly below). Crazy bright primary colors with tile and carving all over the place! And beyond the castle, the views from the top are great too, and the garden/grounds are gorgeous!

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Our next stop (to be posted next Monday) will be Spain (both Seville and Barcelona)!

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Week of Boatneck Stripes, Vol. 4

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • You can’t really beat a classic combo of stripes, jeans, and a utility jacket, so that’s why I didn’t fight it…I just wore it!
  • Scallop flats for the win…thank you Sam & Libby for making the best shoes EVER.
  • Today is our last full day in Europe, and it is crazy to me that it is almost over! We’ve had a blast, and I realize how lucky I am to be able to take this long of a trip and spend that much time with The Husband!
  • I do miss The Puppy though (and my own bed and hair dryer), so I can’t wait to get home to him!

Weekend sales:

  • None this week because we’re still traveling (I can tell you all about the deals in Lisbon, though)! They’ll be back in two weeks!

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Short Lived Stripes

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I wore this outfit for exactly two hours at work before I got a phone call that The Puppy had escaped from our backyard and had been taken by a neighborhood jogger (I owe you for life, dear sweet lady!) to a local vet office where his microchip was scanned and up popped me and my cell phone number.

He’s fine. I’m fine (now). I couldn’t stop crying on my drive to go retrieve him, and I’m pretty sure that The Husband and my mom could only understand half of what I was saying on my frantic phone calls to them to explain what had happened.

I had planned on putting him in the house until after work, but drove three blocks away from our house and couldn’t stop crying. I turned the car around. Personal day, it was.

My little furbaby and I went for a calming run, had some treats (ice cubes for him, Dove chocolate for me), and snuggled for the entire afternoon. Completely worth it.

Hug your fur babies tight tonight from me (and side note, microchipping your pet is WORTH it)!

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