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Memorial Day 2020

When I took these photos a year ago, I had been pregnant for about 5 minutes, the world had never heard of covid-19, and I was super into safari-style clothes - one of those things is still true! As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is one of my favorite holidays (second only to the 4th of July), and though it looks very different for us this year, I am still looking forward to spending a ton of time outside, eating a perfect cheeseburger, and listening to classic rock. And while I won't be doing those things at a big BBQ, I'm feeling a lot of gratitude that I'll be doing them with Mr. TBF, two furry cats, and our four-month-old partner in crime. Here are a few things I'm into right now, making my backyard the best place to be...

I originally bought throwbeds for the baby, but I confess that I spend quite a bit of time on them, too (I'm laying on one in the yard as I type this). I was originally inspired by these and these, but found a more affordable version at Target - this dotted one is awesome, and was sold out when I originally ordered mine 😕. [Updated: These are also gorgeous and a medium price point.]

I've been listening to this playlist from another Boston area blogger and designer Oh I Design. While it isn't classic rock, there is a very chill Harvest Moon cover!

Might just need to order more of The Marigny Carbonic Pinot Noir... it's perfect for lounging in an Adirondack chair at sunset.

And as for backyard attire, this giant hat is keeping me covered. It makes even jeans and a tee look intentional and chic. 

Hope you safely enjoy your long weekend!

DRESS: Sea New York Kinney Dress, Sandals: M.Gemi, BAG: Pourchet SUNGLASSES: J.McLaughlin PHOTOS: Samantha Watson 

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Waiting for May

delfi collective amora dress

delfi collective amora dress

delfi collective amora dress

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One of our local weather reports this week commented that "every month so far this year has been like March". Which was great when it was January and February, but now that it is late April I am ready for some sun (especially when cooped up in the house all day)! These photos were taken about this time last year, and I confess I had another event in mind for this dress, not, um, hanging around at home. But! This is actually an awesome dress for lounging around in the backyard with a book - when it just gets a liiiiiitle warmer. Until then, toss a sweater on over it for a comfy, cozy, stay-at-home boho look, on those days you're tired of pajamas...

DRESS: Delfi Collective SANDALS: M.Gemi BAG: Talbots EARRINGS: Gorjana SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker PHOTOS: Samantha Watson 

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New Normal (Whatever that Means)

Valentino RED

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When I took time off for maternity leave, I knew my life was going to change. I certainly had no idea that life for the whole world was going to drastically alter in just a matter of a few short months. 

There is a lot of talk about the "new normal", but I certainly don't yet have a sense of what normal - this new one - looks like. What I do know is I am keen to begin blogging again, as much as being a new mom, work, and a global pandemic will allow. I value this blog as a creative outlet, and as a way to connect - something that's especially important right now. So I'm going to pick up posting again, starting with some outfit and travel posts shot last spring and summer, and we'll go from there! I'd love to hear from you, either in the comments below or on Twitter or Instagram, about how you're dealing, what this pandemic experience is like for you, and what you'd like to see in this space. Thanks for having me back - stay safe and healthy, friends. 

DRESS: Valentino RED via Rent the Runway BAG: Talbots (c/o; similar) HEELS: J.Crew (similar here, here) EARRINGS: SUGARFIX by Baublebar for Target (c/o) SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker PHOTOS: Samantha Watson 

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