My daily work attire is a pair of sneakers and some yoga pants, but if I did have to go into an office to, like, um, I don’t know…bring one of my roommates lunch?…this would be my idea of business causal. A blazer, simple heels, and a touch of rock ‘n roll with the metallic printed pants and necklace.
Remember 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!
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.”
Enjoy your free ride!
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.
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…
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:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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