Seaside Style

Hello lovelies! Yesterday, I was in Massachusetts doing some sight seeing and today I’m writing to you from Lancaster, PA. I love the northeast this time of year because the leaves are starting to change, the temperatures are dropping, and my preppy style fits right in! It’s wonderful to be in a place that recognizes Bean boots, Vineyard Vines, and even appreciates them.

J Crew in New England

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I spent Saturday with my family wandering around Salem, MA. This quaint, sea-side town has so much great history that we didn’t even get to see it all. We wandered down Essex Street and pretended not to notice the creepy shops that lined the sidewalks. Pretty much every little store sold potions and things with pentagrams on them. This Christian, suburban girl was out of her element. There were a few places with cute trinkets and baubles to take home as souvenirs though.

My sister and I wandered out onto a jetty to take some pictures. The weather was absolutely wonderful! The sun was abundant, great breeze, and a slight chill in the air!

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My sweater is the Charley from J Crew. They don’t make this one anymore but I found a few on eBay¬†¬†that are pricey but if you’re really in love with it, go for it! I’m wearing a size XS and it’s a little snug but I made it work.

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My earrings are from Aldo and I got them on a 2 for 1 deal! I love their jewelry but it can be a little expensive given the quality. Wait for a good deal like the one I got!

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bronze eye makeup

My eyeshadow is Mac “Amber Lights” for $16. Normally, I hate spending this much on makeup but Mac products are usually worth it! I love this color and use it as my base quite often. The crease color is actually from a Victoria’s Secret eyeshadow palette. It’s a medium gray shade that blends nicely with the Amber Lights.

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jcrew lobster sweater

Lastly, my shorts were a steal from an Abercrombie & Fitch outlet in San Antonio. I got them for $9! I absolutely love the lace on them. They’re light weight, feminine, and go with nearly everything.

We had a wonderful time exploring Salem on Saturday. Even better, we took a historical and ghost tour that evening for fun. We learned a lot about the history of Salem and got a little spooked at the same time. I’ll be posting a few pictures from the trip along with some from our whale watching trip (yes, we saw many whales!) later this week. Be sure to check them out! If you’ve been to Massachusetts, let me know what your favorite thing is to do there!

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Weekend Wear

abercrombie_and_fitch_scarfHappy Saturday everyone. The weekends come and go so fast but I’m determined to make this one last. On the agenda is a few hours of home work tomorrow morning and then actual money-making work in the evening. Finally, girl time with my bestie, Lindsey, on Sunday. We rarely get time to just hang out and do nothing for hours on end so I’m looking forward to it.

Proper hanging out isn’t complete without a cute outfit to do it in (and an iced latte). I’m wearing Old Navy shorts, Ann Taylor top and shoes, Abercrombie & Fitch scarf, and a Target belt. I’d give you the links to each item but they’re from so many seasons ago I don’t know where you would find them! The shoes I found over the summer for only $25 and sadly they aren’t sold anymore. Here’s an adorable alternative though from Express. The rest of my outfit is pretty easy to find in most stores and I didn’t spend much money on it either! If you’re in need of shorts like mine for next summer, shop in Old Navy’s clearance section. Seriously, shorts are under $5 right now! You can still look great without a hefty price tag if you plan ahead a bit.

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