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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What To Wear When: Winter Weather

The coffee has been sipped, banana pancakes enjoyed and a portly little snowman sits at the top of my driveway. Winter storm Juno has officially taken residence in Massachusetts and I’m cozy inside with all of my favorite things.

Oh, the weather outside is delightful.
Oh, the weather outside is delightful.

Keep reading for some of my shop-able snow day staples!

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“Downtown Girl” by Ali Campbell Photography

Good things come to those who drink caffeine, think happy thoughts, work their butts off & encourage each other to be the best versions of themselves. Time and time again, this is why I love connecting with my beautiful & talented friend, Ali.

Keep reading for more shots from our day downtown in the North End!

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How To Win At Losing

If you’ve been following my Twitter or Instagram with any regularity, you already know that I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for the past six weeks to put all of my energy into the gubernatorial race here in Massachusetts.

"Sometimes the best man for the job is a woman."
“Sometimes the best man for the job is a woman.”

Keep reading to find out what happened when we lost, what I learned & how I gained a new role model.

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What I Wore: Summer Weekend Edition

On any given weekend, I’m with my family, grabbing coffee, running errands or meeting up with friends. From morning to night and shoes to hats, there’s no telling what kind of outfit I’ll put together.

#whatiwore & more on Polyvore.
#whatiwore & more on Polyvore.

Keep reading for seven looks I love & some style inspiration for your weekend!

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#Workinggirlproblems (& Solutions!)

As seen on Wandering Forevermore!

I’d like to thank Beth for having me guest post and for the opportunity to share with you some fantastic hacks for surviving your 9-to-5. For many of you who have graduated or finally landed your dream job, sometimes the daily grind can just be too much to handle, especially if the subway is running behind & your feet are quickly getting tired of your heels.

Keep reading to find out how I fix daily flops & keep my cool on crazy days!

Get your buzz on a better way!
Get your buzz on a better way! (Via Flickr)

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“Boston Uncommon” by Ali Campbell Photography

They say that real friends are the friends you can go long periods without seeing and pick things up right where you left off. Lucky for me, my pal Ali and I seem to be a great team. Coffee, politics and laughs are always in the cards, as well as the occasional picture or two. Aside from being a great ear, creative spirit and budding young politico, Ali’s genius photography skills have earned her the title “Official Photographer of A City Girl’s Guide To Life“.

Keep scrolling to see some of her great shots from our latest shoot on Boston Common!

If you give two girls some free time, they're going to ant some pictures and coffee to go with it...
If you give two girls some free time, they’re going to want some pictures and coffee to go with it…
Ali knows how to capture my good side.
Ali knows how to capture my good side.
Ready for my (caffeinated)
Ready for my (caffeinated) close-up.
We heart coffee.
We heart coffee. Like, a lot.
City of black & white
City of black & white

(Details: Scarf, Ralph Lauren// Bag , Longchamp// Coat, American Eagle)

Be sure to check out Ali’s fantastic work by following her on FacebookInstagram and her site, Ali Campbell Photography and catch her while you can for all of your photography needs!

xo, Vanessa