field + supply review

happy fall, ya’ll! how the hell is it already october 10th….? needless to say, the year is flying by. can’t believe it especially because it hasn’t quite felt like fall temps here yet. it’s been unusally warm for the season – it was 80 last week! thankfully the weather is slowly starting to cool off and the leaves are unreal pretty.


last weekend, tiffany and i did a totally “fall thing” and trekked out to the catskills to go to a craft fair. yes, a craft fair but i liked to call it a “boujee” craft fair while  field + supply was calling it a “modern makers” craft fair. the fair was held in kingston, new york along the hudson river at the hutton brickyards. let me start off by talking about how swoon worthy the location was. it’s this gorgeous and huge event venue that’s the home to many a concert, craft fair and wedding. it’s warm and inviting and i wish it was closer to burlington because i would spend hours there. just sitting. and staring. stole this pic from the hutton brickyards instagram account. start stalking – you won’t be sorry. fullsizeoutput_1923

we actually went to the fair with the intent to take this amazing calligraphy class put on by inkrevival. we aren’t that crazy to drive 8 hours total just for a craft fair. we wanted to get there in the morning with enough time to browse through all the vendors and eat without feeling rushed to make it to our class in time. but at 1:26 when we couldn’t find the table with the calligraphy class that was supposed to start at 1:30 we knew something wasn’t right… we asked some ladies at the closest “check-in” table and they informed us that the class we were signed up for, that we paid for, that we drove 8 hours round trip for was, indeed, CANCELLED. no communication was had regarding this cancelled class and the organizers of field + supply AND the woman who was teaching the calligraphy class are equally to blame. trust me, i get that life happens. and it happens when you’re least expecting it. there are certainly things that you cannot predict or plan for and it sucks and throws everything off. i get that. but seriously to not send an email about a class that was cancelled is bonkers. we most certainly wouldn’t have traveled that far OR stayed over friday night if we hadn’t signed up for the class. end rant.

i still want to take a calligraphy class – if anyone has good class options [online or in person] please send them my way!!


ranting aside, we had a great time at field + supply and wanted to take everything home. i found these amazing earrings from melissa joy manning and an amazing pair from tiny anvil jewelry. it took everything in my power to NOT buy yet another hat from trs hat company.


rewind to friday night when we arrived to the catskills. we stayed in hudson which is one of the cutest towns ever. our first stop was the rivertown lodge for a couple cocktails. the aesthetics and decor in that place make me want to re-vamp my entire space and have it look exactly like this hotel. IMG_1357

we bopped around downtown and went into some of the amazing stores that hudson has to offer. again, i wanted to buy everything to re-decorate my entire space. if you’re into the mid-century modern vibe you’ll be into hudson. moto coffee has the best lattes, finch has unreal furniture, mutiny the best store to find a gift for your guy, and fig & bella is the best store to find a trinket for yourself.


overall, it was a great weekend (even with the cancelled class…!) and i would go back to hudson in a second for another mini get-away! i highly recommend it. fullsizeoutput_18fdmy favorite fall combo – a good hat and comfy sweater from jess boutique paired with a scarf for the cooler days.fullsizeoutput_1908another shot of the hutton brickyards from this weekend. this one stolen from peak stuff vintage.

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summer ain’t over yet

it’s warm and humid here today so what better way to spend it than with a chilled bottle of wine (or two) in the backyard?? although, weather like today can be hard to dress for – it’s hot but not. unless you’ve lived in the humidity, you don’t get it and it’s actually quite hard to explain [obviously].

here’s what i chose:

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shop the look below!

madewell t-shirt // i honestly cannot find it anywhere online anymore, but it is the best shirt ever. it dries quick, and holds it’s shape really well.

havaiana flipflops // need i say more? if you don’t have them, just trust me.

bailey 44 skirt from jess boutique // this skirt is one that i grab when packing for most trips. it’s nice in that it’s super casual but can easily be dressed up for a night on the town.

nixon watch // i’ve had this watch for a couple years now and i honestly get a compliment about it nearly every day. the face is pretty, it’s super simple, and surprisingly light.

eenadee bracelet // this nugget bracelet is sterling silver and made with the same nylon that wind surfing boards are made of, so it’s perfectly durable for long days at the beach and in the sun.


happy tuesday!

providence, rhode island

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this weekend was full of celebrations for my sister, tiffany, who turned the big 3-0. we spent the day at the top notch spa, BBQ-ing at the beach and drinking bubbles well into the night. since we have been loving our sister vacations recently [past travels: the graham & cophoenicia, ny & the jane hotelwest village, nyc] we decided to plan one for her birthday!

and here we are, blogging from the town of providence, rhode island. we arrived yesterday – just a 4 hour drive from burlington, and headed straight to the sunday flea market. wandered around there for a bit, sat in the sun by the river, and ventured to our hotel. the dean hotel is a lovely boutique hotel located in the heart of the city. i wish i could bottle up the scent from the lobby for you, because it’s that good. it’s sheek, modern, and intriguing. inside the lobby, up a few stairs, and down a long hallway sit a bar,  coffee shop, restaurant, and a local karaoke hot spot!

pictures just don’t do the hotel justice, it’s a must see and stay if you ever come to providence.


romping around yesterday called for an outfit that was comfortable, warm enough once the sun went down, and a good transition outfit into the night.

i’ve recently become the owner of some amazing toms wedges, and i wear them everywhere. they look great with jeans, can easily be dressy enough for a skirt or dress, and i’m even wearing them today with a casual romper! they’re super comfortable too and don’t require a lengthy ‘break in’ time. highly recommend.

sunday night wears:

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shoes: toms wedges // jeans: seven for all mankind // top: rails from jess boutique backpack: oryany from jess boutique // jewelry: necklace from above below– a flea market find, nixon watch.

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we got a few drinks at a local bar called the eddy before dinner. the drinks were eclectic, gorgeous and amazing. who would’ve thunk that a gin and tonic could’ve been so good?! it’s a great little bar with ‘brunch style food’ for dinner, which, might i add is definitely a bonus.

we ate dinner at oberlin and loved every minute of it. we sat at the kitchen bar and watched the salad/dessert chef whip up creation after creation.  subway tile adorned the walls,  a wide stainless steel chef’s workspace and a wood bar top gave the restaurant a light and airy feeling. great wine list, and very very good food. we had asked our waitress what some of her recommendations were and she immediately pointed us to the seasonal variations. we ate grilled strawberries, freshly baked bread, and parmesean handmade tortellini. definitely a restaurant to not miss when you’re in the area.

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night one was definitely a success. today we’ll spend the day boppin around the city, drinking, shopping, and taking in the sights. more on day two next time!

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experience bvt.

spring is right around the corner here in burlington and you all know what that means…. springtime means lighter, later. springtime means seeing people you haven’t seen in a while. springtime means pasty arms breaking free in t-shirts that haven’t been worn all winter. springtime means greener grass and budding flowers. springtime means chirping birds. springtime also means mud season. for those of us who haven’t experienced mud season, let me elaborate. mud season varies greatly on how mother nature treated us during the winter season. the snowier and colder, the worse the mud. so this year, we might not have mud at all! 😀 regardless, mud season is typically late march/ish-mid/ish may. and it is exactly what you think – muddy and sloppy. break out your rain boots, your waterproof boots, and the boots you don’t care about. keep your fryes, your jeffrey campbells and all your suede in for the next few weeks here.


spring in burlington is hard to beat. come and experience spring here in burlington with us. for those of you who do exactly as i say, good job and see you soon, but for those who need a bit more coaxing, here is a list of my all time favorite spring-time activities to help lure you in. oh and this picture might help you too…

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you’ll need somewhere to sleep – hotel vermont OR lakeview B&B – both downtown burlington. disclaimer: i’ve actually never stayed at either of these places. but i really want to! one is obviously a hotel with a great trendy little bar and amazing restaurant downstairs. the B&B will give you the expansive lake views with a gorgeous backyard.


they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day…

first stop – penny cluse cafe – downtown burlington. if you’re an early bird, good for you, and you’ll thank yourself. if you visit during the week, good for you. but if you go anytime between 830-11, expect to wait for a while. hard to miss this place as everything on the menu is amazing. their specials are to die for.

things you shouldn’t miss there: one of their famous biscuits, their coffee, their tangerine juice.


shopping on church street – downtown burlington. church street is 7 blocks in total, but 4 of those blocks are strictly a pedestrian mall located a few minutes from the lake. boutiques, restaurants, food carts and street performers fill the street – especially when it gets warm. the perfect place to spend a few hours – putzing around, people watching, or even grabbing a bite to eat!

places you shouldn’t miss there: stella mae, jess boutique, frog hollow, leunigs bistro, crow bookshoptons of other places to check out, these are just a few of my favorites.


renting bikes and biking out to the causeway – start by riding down the bike path towards colchester. after a while, you’ll be riding on a path in the middle of the lake. it’s super flat, and great for a big group. will take a bit with younger kids, but totally doable!


drinking at citizen cider – downtown burlington in the south end arts district. great place to go for a few lite bites, and a drink mid afternoon. throughout the week they have specials on select items – be sure to check a menu when you get inside! nothing beats a warm sunny day, sitting on the deck, listening to live music with a drink in your hand, right?!


check out a show at the flynn – depending on the schedule that’s out, you’ll be able to see a traveling show, or something local. it’s a great way to see some “culture” while you’re in town.  it’ll help split up the over induling eat/drink/shop road that i’ve sent you on.


i’ve given you a ton of ideas, and this is only an eighth of what you could actually do while you’re here. trust me and just plan a visit to burlington. all of burlington is accessible without having a car. all of the ideas i’ve given you are easy to get to without renting a car – should you be car rental scared or just want to park your car for the weekend.

hope to see you soon!