A “More Awesomer” Kind of Week

With summer coming to a close, the temperatures cooling down & the days gradually becoming shorter, you would think that this summer girl would be finding plenty of reasons to be bummed out. On the contrary, I’ve packed this last week with so many amazing activities and memories that I can’t wait to share.

Photo credit: Lindsey of More Awesomer

Photo credit: Lindsey of More Awesomer

Keep reading for who, what, where and what I wore!

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BTS: The Twenty-Something Edition

I’m fairly certain that my habit of adding a few new things to my wardrobe every season got started with the tradition of back-to-school shopping at the start of every school year. Not only were my parents pros in helping me pick out the cutest pieces to wear at school (especially in those annual school pictures I’ll never live down) but they also helped me spruce up my wardrobe without having to redo it entirely.

The ultimate shopping guide for fall!

The ultimate shopping guide for fall!

Keep reading for my top 10 picks for your closet this season, inspired by the smart shopping my parents taught me!

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Sneak Peek: “If I Stay” + Giveaway {CLOSED}

I’m not a big movie person. Unless it’s a Saturday night and I’ve decided to stay in and I’m alone and I have no good ideas for background noise while I write. In that case, I am a movie person but I don’t make it a point to go to the movies. I mean really, after the cost of two tickets (because who wants to go alone), the necessary popcorn & appropriate accouterment, I’m at least halfway into a new pair of shoes I love but haven’t even met yet.

When I saw a promotion on Facebook from Refinery29 for a movie premiere in my favorite city I figured that this was my chance to finally know something about a movie people will be buzzing about and early. The movie, If I Stay, based on the novel by Gayle Foreman, “stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Mia, a young cellist who experiences loss, struggle, perseverance, and passion — all through an out-of-body experience where she has to decide if she should live for love.” (Refinery29)

If I Stay (via myfictionalboyfriend) opens August 22nd.

If I Stay (via myfictionalboyfriend) opens August 22nd.

Keep reading about my city girl adventure with the most bittersweetly wonderful movie of the summer!

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How To Wear: Yellow

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah, they were all yellow.

As you may recall, a couple of months ago I shared my styling tips for wearing purple on Casey Messmer’s blog. Today’s post is inspired by the cloudy days I’ve been experiencing up in Boston and the best shade for a summer-y pop of color.

Shine on with my sets as styled on Polyvore.

Shine on with my sets as styled on Polyvore.

Keep reading for how I maintain a sunny disposition in my wardrobe and beyond!

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The Secrets Starbucks (& Other Sweet Spots) Never Told You

On Tuesday, I was minding my own business, scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed on my lunch break like I do, when I happened upon a post by Marie Claire. Apparently their PR girl had recently been #blessed with the knowledge that Starbucks has a secret menu.

Boston's It Girl runs on Starbucks.

Boston’s It Girl runs on Starbucks.

To be honest, I don’t know how you could not know that as I have been surviving on Tuxedo mochas for as long as I can remember but I digress…

Keep reading for more on the best kept secrets from some of your favorite quick eats!

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A Few Words On the People, Places & Things I Love…

Have you ever done something just because it makes you feel good and then, somewhere along the way, someone says to you, “Hey, you know that thing you do for fun and never expect to be recognized for?  Well, I just want you to know that I think it’s pretty cool.”? That happened to me. Well, kind of.

OOTD's are just the icing on the cake.

OOTD’s are just the icing on the cake.

It all started with an e-mail from The Boston A-List, telling me that I had been nominated, or rather A City Girl’s Guide To Life had been nominated, as Boston’s Best Fashion blog. It was 100% anonymous, 100% unexpected and 100% sweet of whoever it was that is such a fan of my musings that they felt I was deserving to be ranked anywhere on that list.

Keep reading to hear more about the people, places & things that have made all the difference on my blogging journey.

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