A Pink Movember: Get a $20 Lyft Credit!

$20 in Lyft credit with code SOCIALBOSRemember the days when you had to call cab companies? You’d sit on the phone on hold for 30 minutes, only to be told it’d be another 30 minutes until your cab arrived, only to have no cab show up 45 minutes later. That was pretty much the story of every Saturday night I had for the first couple years I lived in Boston. Damnit just get me to the bar already, I’m not walking all that way in these heels!!

Nowadays, I am a full-blown junkie when it comes to car request smartphone apps, and I’m pumped to be able to offer all you Bostonians a $20 Lyft credit. Have you seen any cars driving around with pink mustaches on the front bumper? That’s Lyft (not just a tribute to Movember). It’s the same concept as a cab, except you’re getting a fellow Boston resident picking you up in his or her car (don’t worry, there are safety screenings—Whitey Bulger won’t be swinging by your apartment to pick you up). I actually know a couple people who are Lyft drivers, and they love it!

Pink blazer with printed scarf, cuffed jeans and booties

To claim your $20 in Lyft credit, download the app to your smartphone. Once you open the app, login with Facebook (they won’t post to your wall, don’t worry), choose “Payment” from the main menu, and then enter the code SOCIALBOS under “Lyft Credits.”

And yes, as you’ve probably noticed, I’ve managed to take pink mustaches and twist this into an outfit post showing off my pink blazer (I can’t help myself—I love clothing).Pink blazer with animal print and cuffed jeans

WEARING | blazer: Zara (old) // blouse: H&M // scarf: eBay // jeans: Paige // booties: Jessica Simpson // watch: c/o Timex

Enjoy your free ride!

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A Night at Be Styled with Daniela Corte

Printed Pants & White Blouse Outfit

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent mine on the Vineyard for my cousin’s wedding and it was the perfect mix of relaxation and celebration.

Last Thursday night, I got the chance to attend an event at Be Styled (the blowdry bar I mentioned in a previous post) with Boston-based designer Daniela Corte, and wanted to share a few pictures with you guys (you can check out more at Be Styled’s Facebook page). There were delicious hors d’oeuvres (just took me a casual 15 minutes to spell hors d’oeuvres correctly) and champagne to enjoy as we got our hair done and browsed pieces from Daniela’s collection—it was pretty much a perfect way to spend a Thursday evening with a girlfriend.

Be Styled & Daniela Corte

And speaking of epitomizing all things “girlie”—I’m about to have an uncharacteristically Rachel Zoe-esque moment over Daniela Corte’s leggings. THESE LEGGINGS. My friend and I each tried on a pair at the event and were immediately convinced they had to be made out of magic and unicorns and whatever Beyonce is drinking. I’m talking the most flattering, stylish, comfortable things I’ve put on my body in years. I was so taken by the high quality of all the pieces in Daniela’s collection. She imports the elastic from her home country of Argentina, and while the leggings aren’t cheap, they’re well worth the investment—I could immediately tell I would wear them multiple times a week.

Printed Pants & White Blouse Outfit

As for my own clothing, I wore these fun printed pants to the event. They’re so comfortable and I love that you can easily dress them up or down. The weather in Boston this fall has been awesome, so no jacket was required—which is great for me since I lose 3 to 5 jackets per winter by “hiding” them at bars to avoid the coat check line. I’m the worst.

Printed Pants & White Blouse Outfit

WEARING | Blouse: Zara // Pants: LF // Shoes: Asos // Bag: TJ Maxx // Bracelet: LIT Boutique // Rings: LF & Aldo

Hair by Be Styled

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Paisley Pants & Spicing Up Your Next Girls’ Night Out

Blue Paisley Pants Outfit

The other week I had the pleasure of shooting with Dragonfly Photography in Newburyport. Not only was it a huge upgrade from my typical blog photo shoots—“hey [insert name of family member or friend here], can you take some pictures of me real quick?”—but it was my first time visiting Newburyport, which is an adorable and picturesque little town on the coast.

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I’m well versed in the typical New England summertime preppy dress code (not that I follow it very often), so couldn’t help but bust out these printed paisley-ish pants. The best part about them is I found them buried under a pile of clothes at Forever21 (am I too old to be shopping there? Probably…)—pants like this won’t get a lot of wear, so that $20 price tag was perfect. In fact, this entire outfit was ridiculously inexpensive. Right in line with my current budget… :)

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Pants: Forever 21 // Top: Arden B // Shoes: Aldo // Clutch: Madewell

Boston Boudoir Photo Shoot

Enough about my $2 outfit. How much fun does this sound for a girls’ night out in Boston: you and yo’ gurls getting your hair and makeup done and doing a boudoir photo shoot. You don’t even need to have a significant other to give the photos to—let’s be real here, who doesn’t want a few pics of themselves looking like a bombshell?? We live in the era of the selfie—embrace it, people.

On Thursday August 22nd, Dragonfly Photography is hosting their first Summer Boudoir Photo Shoot. Here are the details:

boudoir-photoshootThere Are Three Great Packages To Choose From:

  • Sweet: Includes hair & make-up, with one look, $179
  • Sassy: Includes hair & make-up, with two looks, $249
  • Sexy: Includes hair & make-up, with three looks, $319

Shooting location: A chic loft in the South End’s Trendy Sowa Neighborhood

Contact them at dragonflyshots@gmail.com or call at 978-857-2088 to book your shoot. Space is limited!

Having shot with Rachael and Taylor, I can assure you the pics will be tasteful and beautiful. And even if sexy isn’t “your thing,” these types of activities are so much fun. I took a pole dance “fitness” class one time (spoiler alert: gangly limbs do not look sexy flopping around a pole) and it was hysterical. I would be the first stripper in history to make $0 in tips.

Photos by Dragonfly Photography

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