Outfit Snapshots

Hi friends! Just wanted to share some looks from my cruise that didn't end up making it on to the blog! Enjoy :)


LL Bean Plaid Wrap + Bean Boots

Last post from a cold and snowy Maine! I mean, where does the snow end and the road begin? No one knows. I will totally admit that I was about five minutes away from frostbite/hypothermia taking these photos but I was just so dedicated to taking them (why, idk). You can see how red my little hands were. During winter in New York, I feel like this wrap and a coat would be enough, but for Maine? Heeeeecccckk no. At least my toes were warm :) Next time, I'll be sure to pack more layers (and avoid going during a storm).

This was my travel look for the weekend. I just wanted something that was easy, layered (in case I needed a blanket for the plane) and a hat. You know, so I don't have to shower hahah. My hair just gets so greasy on the plane no matter if I wash my hair or not! And plus, how many times can I wear this hat? 



Travel Tuesday: Portland, Maine

Today is Travel Tuesday so you know what that means: time to recap my trip to Portland, ME. I've never been to Maine before so it was a nice little surprise to get a trip up there for a long weekend as a Christmas gift. Minus the mini hurricane snowstorm and the bitter cold, Maine was a lot of fun! I can't wait to go back in the spring/summer.

We left really early Saturday morning for JFK for my global entry interview and our flight. Global entry was soooo worth it and it comes with TSA pre-check, so if you're looking into it, I highly recommend!

We of course flew JetBlue. Thankfully they had nonstop flights straight to Portland so it was a quick 45 minute flight up and we were there. Helllooo grey skies!

We got there around 10 am and picked up our car for the weekend. Since we couldn't check in to our B&B until 3pm, we decided to take a trip up to Freeport. It was just a 20 minute drive away and totally worth it. I had never been to the LL Bean campus but you know I had to go! We spent so much time there, I can't even tell you. I mean I could get lost in that store!

So lost that I decided to sit down waiting to find Andrew. LOL ya girl took a quick cat nap in the home store. I was SO sleepy #earlymorning #dontjudgeme

Yes, that's a giant bean boot *praise emoji hands*

After Freeport (and more time in the LL Bean store) we stopped at a local brewery then headed to our  B&B for the weekend. We ended up staying at the Inn on Carleton and had an awesome stay. I've never stayed at a B&B before but I was pleasantly surprised! I had a great time and it was such a cute little (little meaning four floors) house!

Our room and bathroom. So cute, right?

After hanging out and watching Gone Girl, it was time for some din din. We had reservations for Valentines Day at Back Bay Grill. I had planned to wear a pink dress for dinner but the storm was like nuh-uh so I ended up wearing this outfit, which totally worked out.

Dinner was to die for. Everything was so good -- the wine, the mussels, the DUCK. Omg yum. It was a cute little place too. We ended up Uber-ing there and back because the snow was so bad. 

The next day we were able to fully enjoy(?) the snowstorm. It was so cold that the city actually shut down! We tried to venture out for donuts only to find the shop was closed (#sadface). We just had enough fight in us to stay outside long enough to snap this outfit photo before we headed back to the B&B! I mean, look at all that snow!

After a day spent mostly inside watching movies, we walked around for as long as we could and tried to enjoy what Portland had to offer. I found this house and of course fell in love!

After that we decided it was probably best to get some food. We had recommendations from our friend at LL Bean to check out Eventide Oyster Co. and it was soooo good! I'm a little biased because I love oysters, but whatever it was really good. The music - believe it or not - was even better! 

Andrew and I split some oysters and we each had a lobster roll. I forgot how good those were. I ate it too quickly to get a picture so... yolo. 

After a this quick bite, we went to another brewery (I'm a good girlfriend) and then to Central Provisions for dinner... where I had more oysters :) 

On our last day I was FINALLY able to go visit The Holy Donut (the donut shop that had been closed due to weather the day before). It came highly recommended from a ton of friends and followers (thank you!) and it lived up to expectations! SO yummy! I think I read somewhere that they were made with potatoes? Don't quote me on that... 

We went to another (yes, another) brewery and then to J's Oysters (GUY'S I JUST LOVE OYSTERS) for a quick bite before the airport. The little restaurant was like a dive-y place that you could tell local fisherman went to. That's how you know it's legit. It was right along the water (that was all frozen over) and I couldn't believe how much snow there was! It was UNREAL. I mean I thought I knew snow... but oh man. 

Then it was off to the airport to go home. Just a casual six hour delay then wha-la! We were home hahah. It was a really fun weekend but man was it COLD. Any weekend spent away exploring a new place is a good weekend to me! Especially when it's filled with good food and lots of oysters!

(Our B&B)


Yellow Hunter Rain Boots

Happy Monday friends! Back with another look from my trip to Maine (recap coming tomorrow). MAN WAS IT COLD! We snapped these photos when we ventured out to find donuts (hehe), but of course the town was closed because of the weather (I mean it was that cold). Just my luck.

The good thing to come from this trip was the fact that I was able to really break in my new hunter boots. I've been wanting a pair for a long time but I didn't want to be like every other blogger out there. So I searched and found a pair of yellow rain boots -- because that's different, right? At first it was tough figuring out how I could wear them (I mean, they're yellow) but I did take a little inspiration from Paddington Bear and added red gloves for the full effect. Navy and yellow seem fun to me. What do we think?!


Piperlime New Arrivals

I had a blog post all ready to go for today but the Piperlime new arrivals email popped up when I was writing and it went downhill from there. I've been not-so-secretly loving Piperlime's new arrivals and I'm pretty sure they'll be the reason for my ramen dinner all next week. 

Seriously though, how amazing is this stuff? I narrowed down their new arrivals to six that I really love. I mean if this doesn't get you wishing for spring ASAP, I don't know what will!

2. Fringe Blue Heels (currently on hold in my shopping cart -- should I pull the trigger?!)

6. Joie Lace Up Heels (flat version here)

Happy Friday everyone!


Diane von Furstenberg Behati Striped Knit Wrap Top

DVF Behati Wrap (also here) | ASOS Stripe Coat (very similar here/ kind of similar here) | Jean Jeggings | Navy Booties


On a scale of one to cold, how do I look? hahah It was so cold out but guys, you just have to brave it when you have a blog. Thankfully I was able to actually wear a jacket this time! I was cleaning out my closet the other day and totally forgot about tis bad boy in the back. I l-o-v-e stripes and this coat always gets so many compliments.

I bought it a couple years ago from ASOS and obviously it's no longer online. BUT I did find this jacket for you all and I swear it's the closest thing I've ever seen to it! I actually just found it when I was online shopping (and procrastinating writing this post) so I'm pretty pumped.

I love to pair this jacket with my new DVF stripe top. You can't tell, but the sleeves on this top match the tie. I know you may be thinking, "NAVY STRIPES ON STRIPES-- what, Krista?!" Hahah 

This shirt (on top of being amazing) is also really super soft; just like everything DVF makes. I will admit this is my first wrap shirt and the top can come a little open, but it's nothing a little pin can't fix. Don't you just love the stripes on stripes here? Would it be too much if I had stripe pants?? ... Asking for a friend haha



Plaid Ruffle Woven Top - Valentines Look

As some of you may know, I spent this past three-day weekend in Portland, Maine. Andrew booked this trip as a Christmas present but we were also able to celebrate Valentines Day in Portland as well. My original plan was to wear this pink dress for dinner but the weather made sure that didn't happen.

People keep asking how Maine was and all I can really say is it was really freaking cold. Saturday night there was also a little snowstorm so my plans for a dress were nixed. Thankfully I bought this plaid top that was weather appropriate and had a little red in it. 

I paired the top with my new pearl collar necklace and a red lip and I was ready for a night out! My outfit was a little more casual than I was planning on, but if it meant being warm for a night then it was totally worth it!