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I had the pleasure of working with Cecilia Casagrande Interiors for this beautiful shoot that combined two of my favorite things: impeccable interior design and high-end fashion. Keep reading to see how we paired her beautiful spaces with pieces from Copious Row!
This stunning red Oscar De La Renta dress perfectly highlighted the jewel tones in this space. The artwork is skillfully curated to bring out the statement pieces, namely this butterfly couch! I would’ve never thought to surround this unique piece with so much artwork, but Cecilia is truly an expert when it comes to design.
Obsessed with all of the blues in this den, It makes you feel calm and peaceful just standing in it! Cecilia does an incredible job of mixing prints and patterns, every element in this space complements the other. I chose to add another print to the mix with this fun floral knee-length dress, and I love how it looks with the room in the background.
I am loving the 70’s vibe that this room gives off, and what’s more 70’s than a satin jumpsuit and white leather boots? The blues in the space are complemented with perfectly placed pops of yellow, and that asymmetrical wall design…MAJOR. Cecilia’s work fits every client’s wants and needs, and she creates spaces that make you smile from ear to ear!
I can’t tell you what I love most about this space: the subway tiling, the marble counter-tops, or that gorgeous antique stove and hood. I stuck with the retro theme and wore a loose graphic print Oscar De La Renta blouse and leather Rosetta Getty mini-skirt. Everything about this kitchen screams chic and fabulous!
Hello, bathroom of my dreams! The large-scale floral wall design works perfectly with the black and white touches and accent pieces. When you’re mixing patterns it’s important to stick to similar or neutral colors, and Cecilia pulls that off brilliantly. I felt like a queen getting ready in this room, and Frederic Fekkai’s hair line The One was the perfect finishing touch.
A great handbag is the best investment, and Cindy Kirk’s designs are the perfect balance between fashion, simplicity, and timelessness. It’s evident that her pieces are the result of hard work and passion, keep scrolling to see how I style these beautiful bags!
Hello, gorgeous! You can never go wrong with a neutral colored cross-body bag. I accentuated the pop of color on this bag with a floral maxi dress and added a simple white boot to keep the focus on the bag’s design and structure. This look is the embodiment of Spring!
A simple white tote, AKA the one essential piece every woman needs in her closet. I dressed it up with a plaid short suit and fiery red heels, but it can easily be dressed down for a casual lunch with friends or a brisk walk through the city. This bag fits all of your necessities, and looks good doing it.
Cindy Kirk Designs’ Spring Collection is certainly coming in clutch! The great thing about this bag is that it comes with a removable and adjustable strap, so you can go from cross-body to clutch in seconds. I stuck to a neutral jumpsuit and chunky wooden heels for this look as a way to highlight this statement piece.
Cindy Kirk proves that backpacks can be both functional and fashionable with the Souchi bag. I love how lightweight and easy to wear it is! You can throw this over your shoulder and run off to the gym or the grocery store. I styled mine with high-waisted shorts and a simple white tee, it’s perfect for any woman who’s constantly on the go.
284 Weddings planned my daughter Siena’s Bat Mitzvah and it was perfect from start to finish! They have an amazing attention to detail and made sure that the night went off without a hitch. They cater the aesthetic to ensure it matches every client’s unique style and needs.
The decoration looked like it was especially made for her! 284 enlisted the help of Marc Hall Design for these gorgeous floral arrangements, and the soft pink and white tones matched perfectly with the mood of the space. No event is complete without flowers!
I wore a stunning custom Isoude dress that kept me elegant and comfortable all night long. I paired it with simple earrings and a necklace from Tandem Jewelry to keep the attention on the details of the dress. Special thank you to Jeannie Vincent for making sure I was picture ready throughout the night!
This night was truly one to remember. Hotel Commonwealth was the perfect space to celebrate this special occasion with friends and family, and 284 made sure that every detail was taken care of. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but I’m speechless with the result!
One of the many reasons I love Anne Fontaine is because of their iconic prints and always-flattering silhouettes. Regardless of the occasion, this trendy spot located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay offers pieces that fit anyone’s unique style.
Meet my new favorite sneaker: the UZZI. They’re comfortable, stylish, and can easily pair with any outfit. I dressed mine up with this white Heliodore dress and matching Harald bomber jacket, both pieces from Anne Fontaine’s Casual collection. Be sure to enter my code “Tara19” in the Store Code (optional) box for 10% off Trunk Show pieces from the AF Casual line, as well as free shipping and free returns!
It’s officially maxi-dress season and I couldn’t be happier! I paired this gorgeous floral piece with Anne Fontaine’s Franny heel. My favorite part about this shoe is that the flowers are actually removable clips, so it’s like having two shoes in one! Versatility is a must when shopping for statement pieces.
Hello, mix-and-match prints! Contrasting prints can be tricky to wear, but my tip is to stick to similar colors and accessorize simply. The pop of color is courtesy of the Warona red rose clip, which can either be a brooch or clipped onto your favorite shoes! It’s a great way to complete an outfit.
This Presley denim pant is an incredible investment piece. You can wear them open, closed, with sneakers or with heels. They add the perfect amount of drama to a simple and casual outfit. Paired with the white long sleeved Christie blouse, you can go from daytime to nighttime in a snap.
Assembly Showroom is a beautiful shop out of Hingham, MA offering curated clothing, home, and gift items. They never fail when it comes to providing incredible service and high-quality products. If you’re looking for incredibly crafted signature pieces to add to your home or wardrobe, look no further than Assembly.
When you walk into the showroom, you’re greeted by a perfectly laid out floor plan. Look at that color scheme! I felt so welcome inside, and the service is always exceptional.
You can never go wrong with a pop of color, and this bag is the perfect addition to any outfit. I paired it with this LNA sweatshirt to make the look a little more casual. Styled with simple skinny jeans and a bright white boot, this outfit can go from daytime to nighttime in a flash.
It’s officially Spring, which means pastels are finally making a comeback! I paired this Paige striped pink pant with a solid top to make sure that this beautiful green jacket stood out. The great thing about stripes is that they easily pair with other prints, so get creative and experiment!
I am in love this Clare V fanny pack! I styled it as a cross-body bag to show how versatile it is. Its simple and elegant design pairs perfectly with any Spring outfit, and looks especially polished with these Agolde black jeans. I love how chic and comfortable this outfit is!
Say hello to my go-to Spring outfit: a simple cotton STATESIDE blouse, relaxed-fit jeans, a tote big enough to fit all my necessities, and bright colorful pumps. Comfortable doesn’t have to mean boring, and this look proves that ease and comfort can go hand in hand!
A good sweater is an important investment piece, especially when the chilly weather won’t seem to go away! I stayed nice and warm in this simple Christina Lehr sweater, paired with light wash Goldsign jeans and a favorite pair of sneakers. I stuck to simple neutral colors to highlight how wonderfully tailored these pieces are.
Meet my new favorite handbag brand: Tara’s Handbags (and no, I’m not biased because of their name). Conceptualized in 2011, this Mallorcan brand was founded by #girlboss Tara Salgado. Focused on quality and versatility, Tara’s Handbags are sure to meet every woman’s wants and needs.
I live for a slouchy hobo bag, and this Deia option is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. The Stone Blue hue truly goes with any outfit, while adding a subtle pop of color. The leather is so soft, and because it comes in a variety of shades, you can pick a bag that fits your unique personality.
This Viena Matelasse crossbody bag is classic, functional, and oh so stylish. I paired it with a simple white shift dress and snakeskin boots. The modernity of my outfit combines beautifully with the simplistic nature of the handbag. Did I mention it fits everything, too? Always a plus.
Spring is right around the corner, and that means breaking out all your favorite pastels! This lavender cross-body is stunning, and you can adjust the strap so it’s always tailored to your style and preference. Tara’s Handbags are influenced by the traditional and practical design of the Mallorcan basket and are all hand-made in Spain. I love their dedication to quality and authenticity.
If there’s a brand that embodies class and elegance, it’s Bottega Veneta. The brand appointed its newest Creative Director, Daniel Lee, in June of last year. His debut Spring 2019 line is focused on the shared human experience of time, and is as breathtaking as it is contemporary. The line offers a wardrobe of essentials that blends modern tailoring and sporty silhouettes.
One of my favorite pieces from the new line is “The Pouch.” This gorgeous bag is timeless and can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. You can never have enough over-sized clutches! The ability to choose from a variety of colors allows this bag to match anyone and everyone’s unique style. Not to mention it pairs perfectly with this structured trench coat.
Spring has (almost) sprung with these stunning leather shorts. I paired them with tall snakeskin boots, a simple white long-sleeved shirt, and a red scarf for contrast. It’s tough to make shorts look both sporty and modern, but the wide silhouette provides just that. Made from soft Nappa leather, these shorts provide comfort and style.
Hello, pop of color! This Londontown polish has made me love red nails, especially against this neutral toned bag. I chose a structured jacket to accentuate the lines of my bell-bottoms, and tied the outfit together with a white top and matching boots. Bottega Veneta and Daniel Lee’s latest line is fun to wear and easy to pair. Be sure to check out their new collection to snag these looks!
It doesn’t get more luxurious than The Lenox Hotel, and my night at this boutique hotel in Back Bay was perfect from start to finish. It’s also within walking distance to my favorite shops on Newbury Street, so consider this a win-win! Whether you’re visiting Boston for work or play, you have to check out The Lenox.
I spent the night in style thanks to MARCUS in Newton Center. Their Valentine’s Day collection is both adorable and chic (I mean, look at that gorgeous LV bag!) and it’s perfect for any celebration. Whether it’s a night out on the town or a night in with a glass of wine and a movie, MARCUS has you covered.
The simple red heart tee and striped lounge pants are my ideal Valentine’s Day pajamas! They’re so on trend that I almost forget I was in lounge-wear. You can easily mix and match them as separates, or wear them together for a more festive look. Indulge! in Newton took care of my chocolate needs for the night, how sweet is this gift basket full of goodies? (Pun intended).
The bar at The Lenox Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a casual cocktail while showing off your favorite pieces, like these Victoria Beckham shades. Chic, spacious, and bright, this spot is great for every occasion: a girls trip, a couples weekend, or a business meeting between boss babes.
It’s not a night at The Lenox without a pajama party! This set from P.J. Salvage is everything, silky soft and so comfortable. While it was too chilly to wear this outdoors, pajama sets are quickly becoming more and more acceptable to wear outside of the home. Are you going to be rocking the public PJ look any time soon?
Animal prints are always a good idea! I paired my leopard statement piece with simple black over-the-knee boots to accentuate the colors in my dress. I love pairing timeless shoes with glamorous showstoppers, and what better place to show off my look than at the ever elegant Lenox Hotel.
Patton Portraits is a boutique professional photography studio specializing in magazine style portraiture. They treat every session like a fashion shoot and take care of your wardrobe and hair & beauty needs, so you always end up with a glamourous and elegant final look. They were true to my style and personality and made me feel like a supermodel!
Whether it's a beauty shoot, boudoir session, or family portrait, their mission is to create memories that you can treasure forever. Patton Portraits perfectly captured my style in this Alyned Together bathing suit, which cleverly posed as my top in this photo. What other suit can flawlessly take you from beachwear to formal-wear?
Florals are always on trend, and this stunning dress from Ouimillie almost made me forget that it’s 20 degrees outside! This statement piece is so easy to dress up or dress down, just toss on your favorite earrings and nude pumps for a date night, or make it casual with a denim jacket.
Flats are making a comeback, and I’m obsessed with this patent leather Miista pair. They’re so unique yet so timeless, and they pair perfectly with a bold skirt. I kept the top simple and added a sheer long-sleeved turtleneck over the bathing suit for an elegant vibe.
Xtend Barre Newbury is a barre-based, full body workout that’s designed for anyone and everyone! If you want strength, power, and confidence, this is the studio for you. The best part is the low-impact nature of the workout, and it delivers fast & real results. When I’m looking to mix up my gym routine, I head to the Barre.
The great thing about Xtend Barre Newbury is that you can choose from a variety of classes and memberships. It all depends on how often you want to work out! For the gym enthusiasts, you can choose from several different monthly packages. Xtend Barre also offers drop in classes, so you can work out whenever your schedule allows. It’s easy to find an option that works for you!
I loved how bright and modern the studio was! Such a chic and spacious location that is sure to make anyone feel comfortable as soon as they walk in. First-timers, don’t fear! The staff makes sure that you’re prepared and ready for the class ahead. All you need for a great workout is a bottle of water, grip socks, and of course, a killer outfit.
One of the best parts about working out in group classes is getting to show off your cute ‘fits (I can’t be the only one who thinks this, right?) Right now, metallics are so in! I accessorized my statement piece from Legit Activewear with a simple black crop top and black accent pieces. Staying healthy in style is the 2019 motto - will I be seeing you at the Barre this year?