Thursday, July 23, 2009

Romping 'round Bostontown

My visit with Emily has come and gone already. We had a lovely time catching up over over Tealuxe iced chai, several cups of Starbucks and Mary Lou's coffee, and one late-night run to Taco Bell (mmm). I've mentioned before that Em visits every summer, usually around the same dates, but this year was damper than usual. But all the unseasonal showers, bad traffic and expensive parking in the world couldn't keep us from exploring Newbury St. and engaging in some mild retail therapy. Gloomy, congested Boston might have done its best to bring us down, but we slugged it out, came out as champs, and took home the prize! Okay, quite a few little prizes, actually...

In between the coffee stops and shopping, we each took some artsy black and white photos. Emily had her awesome SLR (so jealous!), but I'm pretty pleased with my little digital Nikon's capabilities. I do miss using film and plan to rejoin the 35 mm club soon. Without further ado, a few Boston-y (and Plymouth-y) things we found:

Emily thought to stop and photograph this beautiful walk-up. I couldn't resist snapping a few myself...We were also fascinated by the flights of these birds during a misty afternoon at the Plymouth waterfront...Oh! But this post wouldn't be complete without a few outfit poses, would it? Here's my exciting purchase of the week (and the one item I've been hunting for all summer): a cute retro-style romper. I've been looking for a romper that meets certain qualifications (must not be too short or make me look even more like a 12-year-old) and am really happy with this floral one from Forever 21:I actually owned a secondhand romper like this one in high school, but gave it away because I had no idea how to style it without looking like my afterschool social time was spent sipping smoothies at the Peach Pit. Happily, this romper is a bit more vintage pin-up than 90210. I think.

You've seen most of these pieces before...
Romper: Forever 21
Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft

Belt: Kohl's
Flats: Wal-Mart

Locket: Vintage

Emily's outfit was so pretty, too! I'll miss my friend dearly, but I know she'll be back...

... if, for nothing else, a few laughs, a few days spent seaside, and an iced Minty Lou. :)

11 comments:

Sher said...

Just love the shots of those brownstones! Cute romper! and it does look vintage ;)

Raquel said...

oh darlings glad you had a great time! beautiful pictures and I'm so jealous of your playsuit/romper! i got one too today but it has checks print :) I look like a mechanic :P though I want a simple or flowery one too. oh and I think I have the same shoes as Emily's or else in another print.

hope you are doing great!
xx

Jessica said...

Did you re-do your hair, love? Tres chic!

Hope you ladies had a fabulous visit.

Ariella said...

You look like you had such a lovely time together... I love both of your outfits so much. I can never get enough of rompers and yours has the perfect shape and design! And Emily looks so classy in that black dress.

Emily said...

Aw, love this post :)
My Minty Lou for the ride home was oh-so-delicious.

Amelia said...

Boston is one of my absolute favorite cities! These pictures really are gorgeous. Seriously. You wear the romper incredibly well, too.

Nicole said...

ERIN! i love that romper. GORGEOUS. and probably very wonderfully priced if from forever 21. also, i love that picture of the birds! we should go shopping some time, or i should come visit you at your new job. i think a girl named lauren i used to work with also works there!

Diary of a Young Designer said...

I didn't know Boston was such a beautiful city! Love all the pics, the black and white ones are gorgeous. Your outfits are adorable and love your romper, it's fun!

xo
Sophie

Lexie said...

awwww .. now your romper is one i could see myself in. most of the ones i've come across are just .. too young looking!

ana b. said...

Wow! This romper is gorgeous on you. I love the floral print. You and Emily look like you had such a fun time. Imagine your front door looking like that walk-up!

bee said...

that shot of you with the camera is great!