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Boss Babe Highlights

When it comes to self-promotion, I have minimal shame. Seriously, I bring business cards with me to the beach. If someone asks me a question about myself, i’ll make it a point to tie my blog into the mix. Since moving to New York, I've met exponentially more bloggers than I knew in Boston. Of course, it’s absolutely no surprise that so many creative people live in the city of constant renaissance. Below I've rounded up my favorite blogs to…

My Calligraphy Experience

A few weeks ago I discovered my secret talent of floral design. Last week I learned that nobody is a natural at calligraphy. My friend Kenzie reached out to me recently about how we absolutely needed to take a calligraphy class. To clarify, Kenzie is engaged, so it makes sense that she's been itching to do this activity! She found Juliana of Ink and Nibs on Instagram, and we reserved spots to attend a class at an Astoria flower shop…

Big Blue House

I have many fond memories of a big blue house. On an island off the coast of northern Maine, is a town called Deer Isle. There are less than 2,000 people who live there, two of which are my grandparents. Their house sits on a hill surrounded by several acres of land. It was the kind of place that required a John Deer tractor and many, many pets to fill the space. There was no shortage of cats and dogs…

What’s in Your Trunk?

mack in style x trunk club Few things bring me joy like having new things, but shopping is exhausting. Unless I need to buy something last minute, most of my purchases are made online. Though I'm a professional review-reader, I tend to stick to brands I already know fit. It’s been years since I've tried a new designer jean! In exchange for convenience, I have sacrificed variety. Then I discovered Trunk Club. I first heard of Trunk Club from my Dad, who…

Budding Floral Designer

Last week I was invited to take a floral design class with the top rated florist in NYC. I'm not typically the DIY kind of person, but wow. I left feeling as though I had found my calling.  If you look at my Instagram page, you'll see a lot of flowers incorporated into my feed; snaps from other people's gardens (i'm yard-less), or bouquets my boyfriend brought home. Now it all makes sense, i'm pretty much destined to be a…

Sippin’ on Mint Julep

If you're like me, you've probably been shopping at Forever 21 and H&M since high school. In college you probably added a few more upper-fast fashion retailers to your collection, like Zara and Mango. After awhile, you begin to crave something new. There are only so many times you're OK with someone wearing an identical outfit at the party you're at. I recently discovered The Mint Julep Boutique online, and I love it. For those of you who like shopping…

Style Obituaries: What’s Out Now

If you’re anything like me, you’re pretty quick to follow trends. Sure, you may wait a season for the runway look to be available in Zara, but you’re generally an early adapter. It’s important to have a strong sense of personal style, but you can’t help what comes in and out of stores. For this reason, it’s up to you to decide what trends are worth investing in and ignoring. Personally, i’m reluctant to give into a trend that involves…

Tell Me I’m Your National Anthem

The fourth of July is next week, and you've probably been scrambling trying to find the perfect patriotic bathing suit to rep while crushing spiked seltzers on your friend's boat (hint: just go to target.) If the ocean (or lake... i guess?) isn't on your priority list, you'll probably be having a city BBQ with your besties. In that case, you're probably seeking something cotton, red or white or blue, and stylish. Gotchu. This week I shot with my new…

Culottes & Cult Gaia

For about a year I have been obsessing over the Cult Gaia arc bag. I always assumed, that like most of the bags my favorite fashion bloggers wear, it's probably $500+. It served as my inspiration (it's a literal piece of art, they sell it on MoMa's website), but didn't seem like a viable purchase. Then one day, in a weak moment of lust, I actually clicked on the link and realized the bag is just $140. $10 under budget for Ben…

A Reason to Visit Portugal

The first time I visited Portugal was in November of 2015. I was coming off the bender of a lifetime in Barcelona, I was burnt out from Amsterdam, I was broke from London and I was in a prolonged food coma from Paris. Lisbon served as our last destination on an amazing, but lengthy, backpackers trip. I wasn’t aware of how special Lisbon was until we landed. I just knew that it was cheapest to fly home to Boston from Portugal,…