It's been a while since I've posted anything for sale in my Storenvy shop, but I have finally added a few pieces of jewelry, and will be adding much more within the next few days. I urge you to look around and let me know if you want to negotiate prices on anything. ;)
As I mentioned in my Currently post last week, I watched the series "Bomb Girls" on Netflix and absolutely fell in love. I watched both seasons in a week - I just couldn't get enough.
I decided that I would put a few looks together that were inspired by three of the main characters in the show: Kate, Gladys, and Betty.
If you haven't seen this series yet, I highly suggest it!!
The other night, I went on a date (shocking, I know) to Root in Allston (Boston, MA). I cannot tell you enough about how wonderful this place is! The atmosphere is so relaxed and organic.They have a small menu, but everything on it sounds so incredible. I cannot wait to go back and try something else.
I ordered the build your own burger with pickled carrots, avocado, and garlic aioli. This place is entirely vegan, and I was so happy to see that they have some really cool vegan options, such as a vegan aioli!
I personally cannot wait to go for brunch today and try out the waffles, donut bites, and so much more. Check out their menus online!
I highly suggest you check this place out next time you're in the Boston area (and let me know, so we can go together!). Here's their site: http://www.rootboston.com
In typical New England style, autumn has been far too short, and winter has come far too early. I am already avoiding patches of black ice on the sidewalks, and it isn't even Thanksgiving yet.
Now that I've moved to Boston, it seems that I do much more walking than I have ever done, even than when I was living on a college campus. My "pretty" coat is not thick enough or suitable for the cold, and my "practical" coat makes me look like a jolly, round marshmallow. Not to mention it's not in the best shape, since it is probably about seven years old. I'm thinking I need a warm, thick trench coat.
Here are some lovely trench coats that serve multiple functions as practical AND pretty.
Top row (from left): Hee Grand Women's Trench Coat, from Amazon, $34 // Stadium-Cloth Boulevard Trench, from J. Crew, $365 // Burberry London Herringbone Felt Trench Coat, from My Theresa, $2249 // Mint Velvet Black Trench Coat, from House of Fraser, $240
Middle row: Kaliko Full Skirt Coat in Red, from John Lewis, $285 // Ted Baker Carisa Full Skirt Trench Coat, from House of Fraser, $365 // Blue NW3 Skirted Trench Coat, from Hobbs, $240 // Ruby Rocks Fairly Made Houndstooth Trench Coat, from Fashion Conscious, $110
Bottom row: Vanessa Bruno Drap de Laine Compact Long Trench Coat, from My Wardrobe, $1011 // ELLE Ruffle Pleated Trench Coat, from Kohl's, $68 // Torrentshell Trench Coat, from Patagonia, $199 // Hancock Contrast-Collar Trench Coat, from Matches Fashion, $271
I figured that after a long hiatus, the best way to jump into things on my blog would be with a 'life lately' post.
Listening - currently nothing. I did happen across a great podcast last night, though. It's called The Goddess Factory, and it is very empowering!
Eating - I last had some dumplings with soy sauce. (I don't remember what they were called, but I got them from the freezer section in Whole Foods.)
Drinking - Thai tea...it's delicious!
Reading - I have been reading like crazy. Find me on GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/18946570-melissa-amaral
Watching -I have become super obsessed with American Horror Story: Coven (I have not yet seen the first two seasons) and Bomb Girls. If you haven't heard of Bomb Girls, I highly suggest it! It's on Netflix Instant.
Planning - My weekend trip (it's not much of a trip - only an hour by train) back to my parent's house.
Wearing -a short sleeve sweater that I bought a few months ago, pants, and grey boots (that are entirely falling apart)
Nails -bare. naked. lol
Feeling - excited because I am entering yet another chapter of my life...I'm nervous, but looking forward to it
Weather -sunny, but cold (a puddle on the side of the street was partially frozen over)
Wanting - a new job that gives me the freedom to express myself and be who I am
Needing -a job that pays the bills
Thinking - about how much if I didn't have student loans, I would just go live off the land
Enjoying -this amazingly decorated coffee shop that I am currently in, as well as the fact that I am back to blogging!
Many thanks to all of you who have stuck around while I was on hiatus. My hiatus was much longer than I had anticipated, but my life has taken many different twists and turns within the past few months, as it tends to do.
Nonetheless, I am back, and I cannot wait to start blogging again! I haven't come up with much of a plan of attack, but I'm so happy to be back that I don't even care.