Fall Florals


Top: Old Navy Jeans: J.Brand Shoes: Halogen via Nordstrom (currently  20% off!)Purse: Kate Spade Earrings: BaubleBar Bracelet: Ann Taylor Sunglasses: Ray Ban Lips: Nars in Palais Royal

Florals for spring fall- groundbreaking. While Miranda Priestly may have been mocking the choice of flower prints for spring, I do think they are a bit unexpected for fall.  Though to be honest, I am not sure why!

Maybe it’s because we have our own home to decorate now, but I’m totally obsessed with fall flowers. While we all think of flowers and blooming for spring, the burgundy and orange hued flowers I’ve been seeing this fall are giving me a new appreciation for the season. From mums on our front stoop (exhibit 1 here) to dahlias on our dining room table, I’ve been finding just about any excuse to keep the floral vibes going. I guess that extended to my closet too with this top!

My number one tip for wearing fall florals? Do wear a print that pairs well with darker shades, like this top with my burgundy lace-up flats!

Are you wearing any florals this fall?

xoxo, Jenna


Postcards From Plymouth: Mirbeau Inn & Spa


Last weekend MJD and I had the chance to get out of the city for a bit and visit the truly beautiful and super relaxing Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Plymouth. It’s an easy 50 minute getaway from Boston, making it ideal for a weekend or even one night getaway (like we did). Besides having many of Plymouth’s historic landmarks near by, Mirbeau has a seriously stunning (and huge! like 14,000 square feet huge) spa so you never actually even need to leave the inn once you check in if you don’t want to. Over our weekend getaway, MJD and I enjoyed the spa, exploring the grounds and had one of the coolest dining experiences ever through their Beyond The Bistro dining series. Here’s everything you need to know about a weekend stay:




The Inn: With just 50 rooms, Mirbeau didn’t ever feel super crowded which was amazing. There are different sitting areas besides The Bistro restaurant, with many of them having cozy fire places to take a seat next to. You can also enjoy the views outside if weather permits in one of their Adirondack chairs and warm up by the outdoor fire pit when night comes. I loved the French Country vibe from the décor in the restaurant to the toile upholstered bed in the guest rooms. Relaxation and pampering their guests is at Mirbeau’s core, so every room includes a claw foot tub and fireplace. Coming home to the fireplace and curling up with my book was seriously the best way to end our day.


The Spa: As I mentioned, the spa is super spacious with a gorgeous relaxation room and year-round outdoor Aqua Terrace with whirlpool. Both MJD and I received a signature massage treatment (much needed!) and were so relaxed after. Each of the treatment rooms have a fireplace in them given them a very cozy vibe from the moment you walk in. It’s hard not to relax there🙂 After our massages, we enjoyed relaxing in the resting area. This room was really pretty with a foot massage pool, lounge chairs and you guessed it, another (big!) fireplace. We of course couldn’t miss out on the whirlpool and felt lucky that the weather was pretty nice to enjoy the outdoor Aqua Terrace. Last, but not least, MJD and I got in a good sweat sesh at the gym to give you a full review – oh, and to burn off the apple cider doughnuts😉. The gym was pretty good size and had all the equipment I would need. We attended a spin class and while I did get my sweat on, I was a little disappointed by a few things- the class started about 5 minutes late (fine, but a bit annoying) and second, the instructor kept jumping off the bike to change the music which was a bit distracting. Overall, Mirbeau offers a number of classes at the gym though so it would be easy to take a few different ones (yoga, spin, TRX, etc.) during your visit.



The Food- Beyond The Bistro Cranberry Bog Dinner: While our entire stay at Mirbeau was truly fantastic, the definite highlight was visiting Mayflower Cranberry Farm and enjoying a bog-side dinner. I don’t know why but for years I’ve wanted to go to a cranberry bog- so random- but it was such a unique experience that I am so glad we were able to have. We started off the visit hearing from the farm owner and then had the opportunity to put on some waders and get in the bog for ourselves. So fun (find deets on how to visit here)! All during this time we were noshing on some amazing appetizers and bubbly which of course makes it that much better. The group slowly migrated after our bog fun to a stunning outdoor table all ready for our cranberry filled family style dinner. As gorgeous as the tablescape and view were, the food prepared by Chef Stephen Coe was truly out of this world. The meal started with a pumpkin and cranberry soup, followed by a short rib main course with sides of confit potatoes,  brussels sprouts with bacon and cranberries and a great kale salad. Of course, my favorite part was the dessert and I tried every single one🙂 Starting with a cranberry sorbet push pop was a unique way to cleanse everyone’s palates before more sweets arrived. Cranberry apple cider doughnuts, cranberry cheesecake and cranberry s’mores were served next and oh my goodness, each bit was SO amazing. The s’mores were pretty much life-changing🙂.  It was a gorgeous night that closed out with a stunning sunset over the bog- the cranberries were literally glowing. I know it’s a night I’ll always remember. While Mirbeau is hosting another Cranberry Bog Dinner on October 29th, it is unfortunately sold out at this time. However, this is something Mirbeau does frequently- their Beyond The Bistro dinners in the past have included dining on an oyster sand bar. Talk about a bucket list item! Believe me, it is well worth it to bookmark their events page and check back in order to attend one of these truly delicious and unique dining experiences.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills is an ideal getaway destination for anyone in the New England area- perfect for couples or girls’ weekends alike. I am sure you will leave feeling more relaxed than when you arrived!

xoxo, Jenna

FYI- Mirbeau Inn & Spa provided me with a complimentary stay, but all images and (as always) all opinions are my own.

Turtleneck Sweater Weather

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It’s a bit ironic that as I am writing this blog post the current weather forecast for Boston is calling for 80 degrees today. More like Indian Summer than Fall, no? Regardless of the heatwave hitting the Northeast right now, I promise you sweater weather is on its’ way!

Turtleneck sweaters are always one of my “go-to” pieces during fall and winter (see how I styled a similar sweater last year) so I couldn’t resist adding a new one to my collection when this classic J.Crew one was included in a their recent sales. To me, a cable knit turtleneck sweater is quintessential New England fall. When it came time to pack for last weekend’s trip to the beautiful Mirbeau Inn and Spa in Plymouth, I knew this sweater would be making its’ way into my bag. In addition to our spa day, MJD and I had the chance to experience one of their “Beyond The Bistro” dinners at a local cranberry bog. It was seriously one of the most unique and delicious dining experiences I have ever had. Stay tuned for more details about our visit coming to the blog soon🙂

xoxo, Jenna


Mad For Tartan Plaid With Cabi

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Is there any pattern more quintessentially fall than plaid? I’m not sure, but I for one am definitely mad for plaid- especially this tartan plaid blazer.

A while ago I wrote a bit about the opportunity I had to attend Cabi’s fall fashion show as part of Cabi Scoop. It was such a fun day and I loved seeing all the fall fashions walk the runway. After seeing the models strut their stuff, I got to pick out some of my favorite pieces to style on my own. This blazer, top and skirt were at the very top of my list. Know why? Because together all three pieces look amazing, but they are just as gorgeous on their own. You can dress them up or dress them down- for work or for weekend. Versatility is key, my friends. As someone who spends most of their days at an office, I love finding pieces like these three that can do double duty and be worn both inside and outside of work.

What are some of the other ways I’m envisioning wearing these pieces you might ask? The tartan blazer with ripped jeans a la this look , the skirt paired with a chambray shirt and knee high boots for a weekend brunch and the tank worn with just about anything!

Who else loves to buy pieces they can wear from work to weekend? What are some of your favorite pieces like this for fall?

xoxo, Jenna

Photos by Stephanie Krist

FYI This post was sponsored by Cabi. All opinions are my own.

Falling Into Flares

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Okay, so it’s a bit ironic that I am posting a super trendy look today after my blog post a few days ago about classic style. But like I said, girlfriend doesn’t like to be tied down to only one look.

So a bit about flares… When they first came back on to the scene last fall, I was pretty anti-flares and I remember saying I would never wear them again. Cut to today when I am rocking them in a very 70s inspired look. The funny thing is that when skinny jeans first became popular, I remember saying the same thing, “Oh I’ll never wear those”.🙂 Isn’t it funny how we sometimes makes snap decisions about trends before we try them? I’m obviously now a total skinny jeans girl and these flares are making my legs look miles long ,so I am into them too.

When I’m looking to try out a trend for the first time that I’m not 100% sure on, I try to look for a good deal before I really invest. One of the places that I look for these is Old Navy. I was pumped to find my new flares there and for under $30! Can’t beat that!

I’d love to hear…. are there any styles you said you would never wear that you are now rocking? Where do you shop for trendy pieces when you don’t want to break your budget?

xoxo, Jenna

Photos by Stephanie Krist

Fall Party Planning Inspiration

Fall is an ideal time of year to plan a few parties with friends and families- everyone is back on schedule after summer and it is before the craziness of the holidays starts up. If you are like me and hoping to host some seasonal celebrations, today’s post is for you. I’m rounding up some of my favorite fall party planning ideas- we’ll all be throwing some fab parties after this post is done!


Glam Halloween Dinner Party Inspired By Randi Garrett– We’re at that age where we are a bit too old (or at least I feel to old…) to dress up and go out to the bars for Halloween, but we don’t yet have kids either. To me, throwing a glam dinner party- with costumes of course- would be the ideal way to celebrate Halloween. Randi has designed literally the most chic Halloween-inspired table I have ever seen!


Pumpkin and Flower Arranging Girls’ Night Inspired By Burlap And Lace– After seeing a pumpkin vase on the Alice’s Table blog, I got sucked into a deep Pinterest black hole of pumpkin vases. Shannon of Burlap And Lace shared such a stunning pumpkin vase that I want to do two things- first, host a get-together with girlfriends to make these ourselves and two, host a dinner party so I can use it as a centerpiece! Think of the pumpkin vase and floral arranging girls’ night in as  the much more chic version of a pumpkin carving party😉


Cozy Outdoor Bonfire Inspired By Inspired by Charm– If you are lucky enough to have a fire pit or other outdoor space unlike us city folk, gathering up some friends for a bonfire is the perfect way to celebrate fall. I mean I’ll take just about any excuse to eat smores and curl up in a blanket😉 After seeing Michael of Inspired by Charm’s fall patio, I instantly wanted one of my own just to throw this party!


Pumpkin Potluck Party Inspired By Domestikated Life– My girl and fellow Boston Blogger Kate over at Domestikated Life always has so many cute entertaining ideas. It’s no surprise her pumpkin party was right up my alley- I am obsessed with pumpkin for goodness sake! Invite all your friends over, ask them each to bring something “pumpkin” and you’ll have a super fun potluck party with the season’s favorite flavor.


Chili Bar Inspired By Kelley NanKelley is one of my favorite bloggers for both home décor and entertaining inspiration. She recently wrote about hosting a chili night and I so loved the idea because it’s something anyone can do easily! It’s not fancy, but with just a little bit of love in the presentation of the toppings, you can make this a really nice looking dinner. And who doesn’t love chili? This is perfect for both football Sundays or dinner parties alike.

Hope you found some fall party inspo- and maybe a new blog or two to check out!

xoxo, Jenna



Timeless Style With Daniel Wellington

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I don’t like being tied down to dressing in only one certain “style” personality. If I want to be edgy or preppy or boho, I definitely want to have that option. But with this being said, the majority of the time I’d say my style is what I think of as classic. I’m definitely a fan of more tailored pieces and I tend to splurge on items that are classics that stay in my rotation for years. To me, classic looks are ones that can stand the test of time and help prevent any cringe-worthy moments we may have when looking back on old photos😉.  Kate Middleton, Audrey Hepburn and Reese Witherspoon are some of my fave fashionistas and each of them defines what I think of as classic and truly timeless style.

When building out a timeless wardrobe, there are few key accessories every gal needs. One of them is a watch that is pretty enough to stand on its’ own as a piece of jewelry. This watch from Daniel Wellington is absolutely one of those pieces. Since I received this watch, I’ve been wearing it constantly and have gotten SO many compliments on it. Daniel Wellington offers such a large selection of watches too- from classic styles like this black leather band and tan leather bands to preppy navy striped bands.

Every girl (and guy too!) absolutely needs one of these watches in their arsenal- and until October 30th, you can get your own for 15% off with code BOSTONCHICPARTY. It’s the perfect way to add this timeless timepiece to your collection🙂

Who are some of your fave celebrity fashionistas? Do you have any classic accessories like this watch that you wear all the time?

xoxo, Jenna

Photos by Stephanie Krist