what I made.

You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, go to work, do stuff. You don’t always realize what you’re creating unless you start out with the intention to do so. It wasn’t until I spent a #selfcareSaturday cozy in bed, in need of a healthy soup that I realized all the creative potential I’ve been tapping into lately.

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Big city, bright lights.

Keep reading for more about my recent adventures in the kitchen & elsewhere.

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And so ends another great week in 2016; another getaway, another nap curled up on the couch, another lunch comprised of leftovers from brunch and another week where I wore a sweater to work backwards by accident. I love 2016 already. Everything about its sleep-in-late-and-watch-The-Hangover-3-while-your-boyfriend-makes-breakfast kind of mood has been good for my soul. It’s been a long time coming but I think that 2016 is going to be quite the year.

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Lazy days have been filling up my weekend calendar.

Keep reading for some of the new things I’ve experienced so far.

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WEAR I Went: The Fall 2015 Edit

You don’t always appreciate where you are. It’s part of being busy and constantly feeling obligated to be on some sort of schedule. I’m not saying it’s a good thing but its a habit I’m working on breaking. The last several weeks have been a crash course in slowing down and appreciating all the little moments in perfect time for the holidays.

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Week(end) #outfitinspo ahead!

Keep reading for more on where I’ve been, what I wore & other things I learned about slowing down.

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Going for the gold: Olympic-Inspired Style

So far, watching the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi has been very festive and fun. Figure skating events aside, my favorite moment so far has been watching Team USA donning their Ralph Lauren ensembles at the opening ceremony celebrations. The Americana theme has been very big the last couple of years and I am truly coveting all of my home country’s apparel as the temperatures in Boston remain chilly and raw.

Keep reading to see some of my favorite looks and Sochi-inspired style!

U.S. olympic skier Hannah Kearney models the Olympic gear designed by Ralph Lauren.
U.S. olympic skier Hannah Kearney models the Olympic gear designed by Ralph Lauren. (A la New York Daily News)
U.S. Olympic skater Evan Lysacek shows off the men's version of the Ralph Lauren Team USA gear.
U.S. Olympic skater Evan Lysacek shows off the men’s version of the Ralph Lauren Team USA gear. (A la New York Daily News)
"The bold, some might say garish, design, splattered with stars, stripes, and all the rest, leave no doubt that they were made on domestic soil. "
“The bold, some might say garish, design, splattered with stars, stripes, and all the rest, leave no doubt that they were made on domestic soil. ” (A la Inhabitat.com)
My team, my way.
My team, my way.

Shop: Star Crop Jumper// New Balance sneakers// Gold clutch// Dogeared pendant// ‘Viva Glam’ lipstick// tommy girl perfume

A special city girl shout-out to Massachusetts Olympians; Gracie Gold (Newton), Steve Langton (Melrose), Emily Cook (Belmont), Molly Schaus (Natick), Elana Meyers (Melrose), Simon Shnapir (Sudbury), Chris Mazdzer (Pittsfield), Annalisa Drew (Andover), and Alex Shibutani (Boston).

What are your favorite parts of watching the games? Sound off in the comments below, on Facebook or by tweeting at me. Can’t wait to hear what you think of Sochi so far!

xo, Vanessa