Thursday, October 22, 2015

♥ apple of my eye!

last weekend, my family and i ventured to smolak farms for some good old-
fashioned apple picking! aside from the fact that it was 40 degrees AND snowing
(at one point!), it was such a treat to get out into the crisp air, enjoy the gorgeous 
foliage, munch on some delicious apple cider donuts (oh, and apples!), and hang
out with my siblings- whose company i love more and more as we get older.

i knew it was going to be cold that day- so i strategically layered myself with a sparkly 
sweatshirt, a red puffer vest and plaid cape and didn't once complain about how chilly it was!!!
 (yay! i'm a grown up! i did the same when dressing baby henry as well ;)

i also took the opportunity to pull out the quirky accessories- my hello kitty beanie 
and my favorite new pair of glasses-- these delicious black & white striped kate spade specks!

i am totally OBSESSED and apologize in advance if you see my in them in every selfie from 
now until eternity. they are just so eye-catching (get it?) that i can't help but want to pair
them with every print in my closet and every lipstick in my collection. and on the inside of
the glasses is one of kate spade's oft-used quotes "boys make passes at girls in glasses,"
another little detail that has me falling head over heels for these frames!

for more cute glasses made by designers you'll love, check out visionworks!

outfit details: sweatshirt & hat (old): forever 21, puffer vest (old) : j crew
cape: vintage, glasses: kate spade c/o visionworks

Saturday, October 17, 2015

♥ trillfit vol. 2!!

tomorrow, the second installment of wellness and entertainment concept, trillfitwill take place 
in a new location, with new teachers, set to new music! i had an opportunity to ask founder,
 Heather C. White, what to expect the next time around and here is what she had to say:

so there are a TON of things that make this next event different from our launch.
first: we had to find a bigger space! we're now on the second floor of the BCA at
Deane Rehearsal Hall in the South End. i'm really excited to bring the event to
Tremont street because it's a bit easier for people to get to and i'm hoping all
the local shops and restaurants will get some visits from our attendees.

second, the lineup is different: we launched with pilates and dance, 
and this time around, we're really focused on cardio with Kick it! by 
soul is the focus of the music this time around- Leon Bridges is performing sunday night,
and i just love his music. my good friend Mick remixed his entire album- and that was kind
of the inspiration for this event series. still working up a sweat- but doing it to soulful
music, remixed and chopped to evoke that TRILL musical ambiance that we created with 
the first. Nick Bishop, our DJ, has a really great set planned.

we also have some giveaways lined up- first we're giving away a Nutirbullet Pro
on our instagram, and at the event we'll be giving away some more goodies from PUMA,
 Monster 24K speaker system AND two tickets to Leon Bridges concert at Royale that night!

thank you, heather! i will think of the fabulous workout your attendees are getting
as i snarf down apple cider donuts while apple-picking with my family tomorrow ;)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

♥ "a tie is a win for more than one person" ~ skinny tie madness.

while women have seemingly endless possibilities for switching up their looks-
be it with the magic of makeup or the wide assortment of available accessories,
men have only a few tried and true elements to keep themselves looking
modern and fresh.

skinny tie madness was founded in 2012 by parth sharma, in an effort to 
offer the most comprehensive array of skinny ties on the internet. 

although this modern-style tie can be spotted in magazine editorials and
on the red carpet, many of the skinny tie options out there are made with bad fabric,
in a bad color and even worse finish. skinny tie madness, on the other hand,
provides customers with a wide variety of colors, textures and fabrics
that are anything but basic. each tie is 2" wide and 58" long, comes with
a hilarious name, and will no doubt- garner alot of compliments.

here are some of my faves:

ps. don't you love?? check out their bow ties, tie clips, and pocket squares as well!

pps. they offer a graduate box of 10 ties for $79- how cool is that??

ppps. black friday is just around the corner- from novemeber 27th-30th,
get your skinny tie on for $9.99 + free shipping- no code needed!!

Thursday, October 8, 2015


for their birthdays, i bought each of my besties a agenda book
and i liked them so much, i had to get one for myself as well :)

with features such as a sticker page, full-page monthly views, colorful artwork,
a big pocket and quirky/girl sayings and surprises on each page, i am definitely obsessed
with this 17-month planner and cannot help but tote it around with me everywhere i go!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


i talk a lot about women's clothing on this blog- so i thought i would share something
with my male readers (if there are any of you out there!) who may be under 5'8" 

in the world of ladywear- there are "petite" options for women 5'4" or shorter,
 but in the realm of men's clothing, sizes are about as regular as they get. 

while stores like "casual male XL" exist for men who are big and tall-- 
there is nothing on the opposite side of the spectrum for men who are
 a little bit smaller in stature.

that is the conclusion CEO & founder, Ben Robbins, came to
when he created Silas Jackson- a site which offers 100% cotton button-
down shirts and polos that are designed from scratch to fit the proper 
proportions of shorter men (at amazingly low prices!) 

i had a chance to ask Ben a few questions about his brand and here is
what he had to say:

A Glimpse of Glamour: After reading your story, I was surprised that there are not more options out there for shorter men-- why do you think that petite sizes are only offered for women and not men?

BEN: When I first started out, I was quite surprised too. I think the major brands and department stores perceive women are more attuned to or focused on "fit" and men simply settle for clothing that is good enough. That may or may not be true, but as a result, women have far more options when it comes to clothes and hence, expect more and expect better whereas men have to settle out of necessity. It's clear that shorter men, which are defined as 5'8" or under comprise roughly 1/3 of the male population, have to sacrifice either fit or style almost all of the time (or pay up for custom clothes.) And that's not fair; from what i've found, there is indeed a strong appetite among men to dress better if presented with the choice, and that niche options such as ours will only increase in the future.

AGOG:  I like that on your website, when selecting a size, you ask the customer to list which sizes they wear in other brands- how can your site calculate or estimate which of your sizes will fit a customer based on that information? 

BEN: It looks impressive but it’s actually pretty simple; it’s a ready-made app that analyzes the main components of many brands’ size charts, and lets us compare ours against theirs. Customers seem to really like it, which makes sense given that you can’t physically try on our shirts before ordering. It reduces returns, too. 

(PS-- did you know that returns are free on the site-- FOREVER??)

AGOG: How is it that you can offer such great prices on what seems like more of a niche product custom sizing?

BEN: We could probably make more money if we increased prices, but I really want our brand to be accessible to all shorter men, not just rich ones. It’s sort of a philosophical thing…I think it’s ridiculous to spend $150 or more on a shirt regardless of the fabric or craftsmanship, both of which we place an extremely high value on. Also, we work directly with a small factory that is willing to produce for us in limited quantities, something that large manufacturers just simply can't or won’t do.

AGOG: Your site is dedicated to offering well-fitting shirts for shorter men- are you looking to expand to suit coats/ sweaters/ vests some day?

BEN: Certainly. We started with button-down shirts and recently branched out to polos, and intend to offer pants early next year. From there, we’ll expand into a full wardrobe. We want to make sure we stay focused, and really perfect each type of garment was we go along.

AGOG: Are Silas Jackson shirts available in any retail locations or just online?

BEN: At the moment, just online. However, we’re speaking with a number of brick-and-mortar stores across the country, so this could change pretty soon.

AGOG: How often are new offerings added to the site? Is there a seasonal collection or do you run on a spring/fall calendar?

BEN: We began with 9-10 shirts, but recently expanded to over 40. We don’t currently have a set seasonal calendar, but that’s a natural progression as we expand, especially as we sell more to retail stores. Our shirt collection is pretty fundamental to any man's wardrobe, so seasonal isn't as big of an issue for us. When we get into sweaters, jackets, etc.-- it will be much more important.

AGOG: Is there anything else my readers should know about Silas Jackson?

BEN: There’s nobody named Silas Jackson, actually (at least nobody I know); the company is named after my nephews (Silas and Jackson, of course). Oh, and one of our shirts is named Omle, which is Elmo backwards…my 10-month-old daughter’s favorite Sesame Street character ;-)

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