sweet spots: Burlington, VT

IMG_4367.JPG Burlington Vermont has to be one of the cutest towns of all time.  Tommy and I ventured there back when we were still in college for a long weekend.  Ever since then I’ve been wanting to go back, and last weekend we finally made the trip.  It also just so happened to be the best weather of the fall season.  It was still warm but cool enough for boots and a light sweater, which to me is my happy weather.

Burlington has lots of cute restaurants and little shops.  The entire town has a very healthful feel and there are lots of organic places, and restaurants that use all local ingredients.  My favorite part is that the center of the town closes down each Saturday for a huge farmer’s market.  We spent a few hours there browsing and sampling all tele track pay day loans the local fare.

We also made it outside of Burlington to Stowe, where we visited the Ben & Jerry’s factory and the Cabot Cheese Factory.   Stowe is an adorable town as well, and definitely worth the visit.  We found a farm that had the best apple cider doughnuts of all time.  If you have an opportunity to visit Vermont I would definitely recommend it.  I already can’t wait to go back!

Here are some shots from our trip.  The photos are all from my I-phone, since I forgot to pack our good camera. xo



IMG_4299.JPG Best green juice at the farmer’s market (kale, apple, lemon, pear, ginger, spinach).

IMG_4302.JPG Wearing: Rag & Bone shorts, Loft Sweater, Nordstrom bag, H&M scarf, Rayban sunglasses

IMG_4312.JPG The biggest Dahlia I’ve ever seen.


IMG_4329.JPG One scoop “milk & cookies” and one scoop “7 layer cake”.

sweet eats: pumpkin oat breakfast muffins


I know, I know.  It’s not even October yet and I’m already breaking out the pumpkin.  If I’m sick of it before Halloween I’ll have no one to blame but myself.  Funny story, I actually tried to start making my favorite pumpkin recipes in August (yes, August) but my local grocery store told me it was too early to for them to carry canned pumpkin puree.  That didn’t stop me, and a few weeks later I found my canned pumpkin and whipped up these muffins for breakfast.  They are healthy, yummy, seasonal, and a perfect on the go breakfast during October.  Recipe is below!  Enjoy. xo

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Pumpkin-Oat Breakfast Muffins:


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Electronic Cigarette teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup maple sugar (if you can’t find maple sugar you can use 1/2 cup light brown sugar mixed with 1/4 cup granulated sugar)
  • 1/3 grapeseed oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Liberally grease a muffin tin.  Mix together all dry ingredients (flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg).  In a separate bowl mix together almond milk, sugar, oil, egg, and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine.  Divide the batter among 12 muffin tins.  Bake on 375 for 15-18 minutes.  Enjoy!

apples & plaid

applesandplaid1 Loft dress, Boutique 9 boots (similar), Longchamp bag. Rayban sunnies

As much as I hate to see summer go (and I really do), I always look forward to my favorite fall activities.  Apple picking is something I do ever September.   I make a ton of different desserts with apple and I love that it’s one of the first signs of the changing season.  Also how perfect is this Loft dress for fall?  I love all things plaid and this dress is perfect for work and weekend wear.  Happy fall! xo

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Madewell tee, Ella Moss vest (similar options below), Gap jeans, Shoemint pumps, Kendra Scott earrings, Banana Republic bag, Raybans 

Oh, the vest… a favorite staple of mine for fall (and winter, and spring).  My husband actually picked this vest out and bought it for me.  I was very impressed with his shopping skills.  The other side is faux fur making it cute in the winter time, thrown over a sweater (seen here).  I decided to give it a warmer weather spin, pairing it with summery pumps and a casual striped tee.  I’m sharing some of my other favorite vests below.  They’re the perfect thing to wear with the weather changing! xo


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knits + lace

knitlace2 Madewell shorts (similar) & necklace, H&M knit (similar), Dolce Vita booties, Target clutch, Ray-ban sunnies

It’s finally cooling off a bit in NYC and starting to feel like fall.  I scooped up this H&M knit recently, which is perfect for the changing seasons.  Its lightweight and ideal to wear on a cooler evening.  I love that time of year when it’s starting to get cooler, but is still warm enough in the evening to go out with bare legs or arms.  Lace and knits are one of my favorite combos, and I’m trying to squeeze in another wear out of these shorts before they go away for the season.

It’s been a busy week and I’m ready for the weekend!  Have a great one everybody. xo

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fall with neutrals

projectfab1 Helmut Lang top (c/o Marshalls), Free people bandeau,  Rag & Bone shorts, vintage clutch, Ray-ban sunnies, Steve Madden boots via Marshalls (similar, similar),

Fall is on the horizon and it’s time to start getting our closets ready, even if the weather has been feeling more like mid-summer.  If you live in NYC you know the seasons change overnight, and it’s best to have your closet set with some favorite seasonal pieces.  This fall I’m loving simple neutrals, fun booties, and more structured looks.  I was so happy when Marshall’s sent over this Helmut Lang top.  Not only is it an amazing Marshall’s find (and great quality), but it matches my personal style perfectly.  It fits right into my closet with all the neutrals I’ve been pulling out lately.  I love taking a more polished item (like this top) and mixing it with something super casual (like ripped denim).  Fall is my favorite season both for the weather, the clothing, and fun fall activities (apple picking, pumpkin spice lattes).  Do you guys shop at Marshall’s?  Any great fall finds there recently?  If so, share in the comments! xo

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kissing summer goodbye

neon1 J.Crew shorts, Madewell sweater (similar), Forever 21 chambray top, Sam Edelman sandals, Nordstrom glasses, Banana Republic bag

Every year summer flies by so quickly.  It feels like the weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day are gone before they even begin.  This summer was filled with so many memories and wonderful, life changing, events.  I feel lucky to have experienced such a wonderful season and (almost) ready to start fall.  I’m celebrating the unofficial end of summer on the blog with these neon shorts.  They were one of the funnest pieces I bought this season, and just scream summer.  I wore them a ton in more casual looks like this one, and also dressed them up a few times.  And they’re on a super sale right now at J.Crew!

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