Category: Life

All About: Wedding Dress Shopping!

Okay – I’m back and have a GREAT blog post for you (which will hopefully make up a little bit for my silence as of late).

A couple years ago, I got married. And back when I was searching for a wedding dress, I heard about this little place called Vows, in Watertown. The reason I was so excited to look for a dress there is that Vows carries designer label dresses for a FRACTION of the price! Vera Wang! Monique Lhuillier! You can find them ALL at Vows. My mom went with me and I literally bought the first dress I tried on- YES, it was that easy.  I scooped up an absolutely stunning (if I do say so myself) Kenneth Pool dress that was an unbelievable deal. See!:
Fast forward to now – my gorgeous sister Abby, recently got engaged and wanted to go dress shopping – well, where do you think I told her she HAD to get her dress from??!?!! Vows obviously! Nowadays Vows is very popular- we went on a Saturday, and had to wait about 30- 40 minutes for a dressing room- but it was so worth it.  Abby found 5 dresses (the top amount you’re allowed to try on at once) in about 60 seconds flat. When she tried them all on, she honestly could have picked any single one of them – they were all so beautiful- Vows has a WONDERFUL selection.  The dress she decided upon is hands-down stunning, and I can’t wait to show it to you when she and Andrew get hitched this April!!! But for now, take a look at a few of the runner up dresses she modeled for us below. If you’re engaged and shopping around for a dress, I HIGHLY recommend heading to Vows. Try to go on a week-day if possible- it’s so busy on the weekends.

I also have to give a shout out to the very sweet Barbara who helped fit Abby in the dressing room- she was so sweet and helpful. I believe my mother asked her if anyone ever told her she looked like Lindsay Lohan, to which Barbara smiled and replied something like, “oh yes, a pre-crack Lindsay.”

Vows can be found at:
130 Galen Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-7587
(don’t rely on their website to see what they have in stock, they get new dresses in so often, they can’t keep up)

Shop Till You Drop: Nordstrom Rack Coming to Boston

Good news Bostonian Brunettes and Blondes, Nordstrom Rack is coming to Beantown next spring. They’ll be opening in the old Filenes Basement location. Check out here for more details.

It’s Almost September!!!

I know, I know… but seriously, in just a few weeks, I’m going to be all about fall fashions. Fall is my favorite season, but I’m really savoring every sunny and warm moment I can this summer (especially since I was trapped inside with a broken ankle last summer).
Hope you’re all having a great start to your week.

P.S. I was thinking about doing a post on ‘my weekend in pictures,’ I’ll probably put it up later today or tomorrow.


Weekend Fun

My sisters came over this past weekend, which is always nice, since we’re all so busy it’s hard to plan a time when we’re all free to see each other. So we decided to go out! We started off with dinner at GEM in the financial district:

Hamachi & Tuna Tartare with Grated Maui Onion Soy, Crispies

Penne Bolognese – Ragù Of Beef & Boar, Cream, Pasta

Pressed Crisp Chicken with Marsala Jus

Prime Rib Eye, Garlic Butter, House Fries

Of course I forgot to take pictures of a few of the appetizers! Everything was delicioso. Then it was time for more cocktails and fun! We ended up at BOND Restaurant | Lounge at The Langham, Boston. FYI – BOND was originally the member’s court of the first Federal Bank Reserve in Boston. Kind of cool, huh?

I LOVE a giant crystal chandelier

We were all mostly useless on Sunday but it was worth it. What did you do this weekend?

Sunny Sunday

I can’t believe that in all the time I’ve worked and lived in the city, I’ve never been to the Boston Public Garden.  I know – slightly ridiculous. But yesterday, the Mr. and I were downtown, and decided to take a walk through:

Are these some sort of palm tree??

So gorgeous. We’ll have to go back for a picnic one day.  Afterwards, we *accidentally* stopped by Saks where I picked up this:

Can’t wait to use it. Apparently, it’s a bit of a cult product, but Jonathan argued that can anything from Chanel REALLY be a cult product? I’m not sure, but it’s hard to find, so I was excited to nab one. I’ll let you know how I like it in a couple weeks.

Oh – and there was a legit WOLF, yes, WOLF on the subway:Side note – have you heard of a brand called ‘Scotch and Soda,’ before? I need to get Jonathan a pair of pants from them JUST because of the name.

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