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Coffee Table Refresh


Recently I feel as though I have really found my style when it comes to home decor. I would simply describe my style as traditional. Give me all the classic things such as cherry wood furniture, damask wallpaper, polished brass and florals galore. My goal is to cultivate each room in our house to have that comfortable, lived-in feeling that the traditional style exudes.  

Our coffee table was feeling a bit blah these days, so I thought it was time to give it a little refresh using things that were laying around my house along with some new pieces added in.

The focal piece on my coffee table is definitely this blue and white ginger jar that I found while thrifting a few weeks ago! I added some light pink tapered candles to these silver candle stick holders and I placed those on top of an antique book for a cozy, layered look. Speaking of coffee table books, @ourcolonialcottage on Instagram shares the best home decor book recommendations such as the two I have linked down below. On top of another antique book I had laying around, I placed my crystal coasters and a bowl full of moss balls, which was inspired by @summerwind41490 on Instagram. I love how the moss balls bring life to the whole look!

Below I have found similar items to the ones I used to create my coffee table-scape. I would highly recommend checking out your local antique and thrift stores to find one of a kind pieces for your home!

Riding Boot Season.

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My husband and I started to rewatch our favorite show, Mad Men, and in season 2, Betty Draper sports the most incredible equestrian outfits. Her looks consisted of tailored blazers, bow blouses, riding boots, and a red lip- so perfectly classic! If you are looking to add some new pieces to your wardrobe this season, I would start with any of the items I have shown above as they can all mix and match together for countless Autumn ensembles. Don't forget to top off your look with a red lip!

You can find the links to all of these items on my Like to Know It page here

Summer Soirée


On Sunday my family got together for a Summer Soirée to celebrate my 25th birthday a week early. We set up a blue and white taplescape at the park and indulged in chilled strawberry soup, berry-mandarin salad, smoked salmon and an array of tea sandwiches. Following our lunch, we played a game of croquet and bocce ball. It was such a wonderful day celebrating with family!

You can watch a short video about the party here!

My dress is old from J Crew Factory.

Marthas Vineyard- lodging, dining, outfits and more!

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A few weeks ago Joe and I headed to our happy place- Martha's Vineyard! This was our third time visiting the island but it was our first time actually staying there. We had the absolute best time and I am so excited to share our trip details with you! 

How we got there: We use the Steamship Authority ferry to get to the Vineyard and have always had seamless experiences with them. We decided to take our car over to the island so we could travel around easier (I definitely recommend this if you are staying overnight!) and we reserved a spot on the ferry for our car online a few weeks before departure. It only is about a 45 minute ride to the island from Woods Hole. 

Where we stayed: Edgartown is my favorite town on the Vineyard so that's where we decided to spend our 3 nights. We stayed at the Edgar Hotel which was reasonably priced (we went the second to last week of May and most hotels are significantly cheaper then!) and it was only a half mile walk from downtown. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and even a place to rent bikes right across the street!

Where we ate: The Atlantic- ask to sit outside on the patio and get the lobster truffle mac & cheese or the lobster croissant and thank me later.

Bettini- located in the Harbor View Hotel, this was one of the best dining experiences I've had to date! We got the calamari and tuna tartare to start, followed by the rigatoni with vodka sauce and prime ribeye and then we finished with the citrus almond tart with blood orange sorbet! We sat by the front window which overlooked the Edgartown Lighthouse- it was such an incredible night.

Seafood Shanty- a tourist favorite! It's located right on the water in Edgartown and they have plenty of outdoor seating!

Menemsha Fish Market- we loved this place so much that we went there for lunch two days in a row! We got the lobster roll, crabcake sandwich, lobster bisque, clam chowder and oysters! Everything was so fresh and we loved the scenery on the dock. 

Mocha Motts- our favorite coffee on the island. There is one located in Vineyard Haven and in Oaks Bluff! They have delicious coffee cake too!

Sightseeing/Activities:  On our first full day we grabbed iced coffee from Mocha Motts and strolled around Oaks Bluff while admiring all the little gingerbread cottages. Then we decided to drive across the island to check out the Aquinnah cliffs- they were breathtaking! Later in the afternoon we went to Menemsha and took our lunch to go and had a little picnic on the beach. After that we headed back to Oaks Bluff for a little souvenir shopping.

On our second full day we woke up early, grabbed coffee and walked to the Edgartown lighthouse. After walking around Edgartown for quite some time, we drove to see another lighthouse (East Chop) and then we spent most of the afternoon at Lucy Vincent beach, which was open to the public during our stay. 

My Outfits: Pink Vineyard Crewneck Sweatshirt (gift shop in Oaks Bluff) | White Jeans | Red/White Stripe Tee | Pink Sweater Tank (old J Crew Factory) | Anchor Skirt (old J Crew Factory) | Blue/White Stripe Maxi Dress c/o | Strapless Seashell Dress (old Vineyard Vines) | Gold Jack Rogers | Blue/White Stripe Tunic Dress (sold out Sail to Sable) c/o | Bow Shorts | White Sleeveless Shirt | Navy Cardigan | Sunglasses | Longchamp Purse | White Jack Rogers | Cable Knit Sweater (old Ralph Lauren) | Sailboat Dress (old St Tropez) 

Joe's Outfits:  Blue MV Sweatshirt (gift shop in Oaks Bluff) | Seersucker Pants (old, similar here) | Blue Polo (similar here) | White Shorts | Navy Cable Knit Sweater (old J Crew Factory) | Sunglasses | Navy Sportcoat | Red Polo | White Pants | Loafers c/o | White/Navy Sweater | Birkenstocks | Red Linen Shirt | Blue Shorts | Seersucker Shirt 

We miss the Vineyard already and are counting down the days until we return!

Spring Favorites from J Crew Factory.

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Happy Spring, friends! At the start of each season I always like to pick up a few new pieces to freshen up my wardrobe. J Crew Factory has so many cute (and affordable) goodies right now! Check out my favorites above and by shopping through the links below!

Blue/White Stripe Tank | Hat | Eyelet Skirt | Espadrilles | Red/White Stripe Tee | High Rise White Denim | White Collar Tank | Palm Tree Shorts | Crab Sweatshirt | Bow Shorts 

Gift Guide for The Preppy Girl 2020.

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Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

There are so many amazing sales going on right now for Black Friday so I thought it would be helpful to get my annual preppy girl gift guide out a little early that way you can shop for your loved ones (or treat yourself!) at the best prices! You can shop all of my preppy picks by following me on Like to Know It or by shopping through the links below! 

*Any item pictured above with a red star on it is currently under $10!!

Leaf Peeping at The Omni Mount Washington Resort


A special thank you to the Omni Mount Washington for having us.

At the end of September Joe and I were so blessed to have the opportunity to stay at The Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire! After a long 9 hour drive, we were greeted with the most beautiful fall foliage surrounding the infamous red roof resort; I could not believe that the leaves had reached their peak just in time for our arrival!! We eagerly jumped out of our car and hopped on the brand new gondola and headed up the mountain to check out the Rosebrook Lodge that had just opened. The views were out of this world!

After getting settled into our room, we freshened up and headed down to the newly renovated main dining room for dinner. The space was so elegant, yet cozy at the same time and the food was absolutely delicious! *I also just wanted to note here that the resort took all of the proper precautions for COVID. They implemented social distancing, required masks when social distancing was not possible and had excellent cleaning services. We felt very safe during our stay.

The next morning we started off our day with breakfast in the main dining room which included the most stunning view of the foliage covered mountains! 

Later in the afternoon we headed over to the stables to get ready for some horseback riding! I had never rode on a horse before so I was a little nervous about it but the horses were so friendly and riding was actually a breeze! The guided trail ride took us through the woods which made for some awesome leaf peeping. I would love to revisit the resort in the winter time for a horse drawn carriage ride through the snow!

We decided to have dinner at Stickney's Steak and Chop Pub that evening. We were seated by the fireplace which made for such an intimate and cozy environment. We both got burgers and they were truly scrumptious.

We spent the majority of our last day at the resort sipping coffee and wine on the grand porch while taking in all of the beautiful scenery. We had such a lovely trip and can't wait to revisit this incredible place again someday!

A special thank you again to The Omni Mount Washington Resort for having us.