Sunday, November 10, 2013

A little video: Interview with the NY Times

I know, it's been a long time since I've posted. Obviously the move worked know, with the normal moving dilemmas: Jake and I being apart then his job finally working out and him moving here a MONTH later, spending three days driving cross country in a lumpy, bumpy moving van (don't worry, we vow to never ever, ever move ourselves 1500 miles again, sawing the legs off our sofa to fit in what I swear is the tiniest New England elevator, and all this while still continuing to work on my next nursing degree. Good God, never again.
All that to say...Welcome to my neighborhood, Boston's Back Bay! We had never even been to Boston when we decided we were moving here. So in the spring we made a little trip for me to interview and in the summer we popped out again to check out apartments. We hadn't even seen Boston in the Fall and wow is it beautiful! We got super lucky and landed in a little place just outside of the Public Garden and that tree-lined, golden leaved heaven in the video above? That's just next door to my humble abode, where I was recently interviewed by the NY Times Fashion Segment: Intersection (click to see the video larger).
P.S. Brittney, the other girl in the video, is my neighbor and new buddy. This girl has got some fun, artsy style...plan on seeing her in the future.

Vest  |  J. Crew  
Chambray  |  J. Crew
Sweater  |  J. Crew
Jeans  |  Madewell
Shoes  |  Coach (similar)
Bag  |  Urban Outfitters (similar)
Watch  |  Michael Kors
Sunglasses  |  Ray Ban

Monday, March 11, 2013

remember when?

Coat  |  Sweater: J. Crew (similar here or here)  |  Chambray shirt: Gap (similar)  |  Jeans  |  Flats (on sale in store)  |  Tote: Urban Outfitters (similar)  |  Necklace  |  Watch  |  Link Ring c/o  |  Bow ring

Remember when I was a blogger? Yeah, good times. 

I want to apologize for my lack of posts lately. I decided to return to school full-time to pursue my next nursing degree. The choice to do this while continuing to work full-time and change employers has proven time consuming to say the least. Now toss in the fact that we were finishing up little projects to put our house on the market and trying to find a job and home 1500 miles away. Sounds like fun right? I thought you'd agree.

I still intend to keep Simply Bold up and running, as I'm not ready to give up on blogging yet. Having a blog has truly made me open up, not only allowing myself to try new things in fashion but also to open up mentally. I've been able to admit a lot more self-consciousness and fears to myself and learn how to deal with them and be happy with myself, what I have, and where I'm heading. I know that probably sounds silly...that blogging has changed's allowed me an outlet for creativity and cope with insecurities. 

There are going to be some changes around here though and I'd love for you to hang in here with me and the uncertain posting timeline. Once things in my life stable out I'll be posting more, posting a little differently, and you'll be seeing more of my life and thoughts in addition to outfits.

This is a scary time in my life, with a lot of uncertainties and added stress. I may need a therapist and who better than a captive audience so grab a pen and a notepad and prepare your best "and how did that make you feel?" line...if you have some nerdy glasses too, those couldn't hurt either. 

Also, the Blogger Style Challenge I mentioned here is over and with your help, I won! Woo-hoo! Junk Food Clothing will be picking the winner of those who voted and be contacting you directly. Thank you all for so much love and support! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Vintage Tee...Wanna win one?

Vintage Tees are a fashion staple, always have been, always will be. Who can blame? Everyone loves a little throwback and nod to nostalgia! There's nothing easier than a t-shirt and jeans, especially to make a not trying too hard "oh this old thing?" fashion forward statement

All images via Junk Food Blog

I'm personally obsessed with the old band tees and sports memorabilia but who can turn down a superhero or the remembrances of your favorite cartoons? Muppets and Fraggle Rock anyone? Oh, or David Bowie in Labyrinth?! Obviously when I mean throwback, I mean throwback. I'm 26 people, 26.

Anyway, a few weeks ago Junk Food Clothing asked me to participate in their Blogger Style Challenge. Junk Food is my favorite place to search for vintage and vintage inspired tees so of course I said yes! Here is my entry into the Challenge:

The winner of the Blogger Style Challenge will win some Junk Food gear but ALSO one of the voters will win as well! Wanna win a vintage tee? Duh! Entry is super easy!

To Enter to win a Vintage Tee:

Click HERE to vote for my entry by "liking" my pic on Junk Food's Facebook page. That's it!

Voting ends on Friday (2/22) at noon! Help me win so one of you can win...and because you like my style of course :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

errands + heels = emergency flats

Sweatshirt c/o Junk Food  |  Jeans: AE (similar)  |  Sunglasses  |  Anchor necklace: Vintage (similar)  |  Clutch: Anthropologie (similar)  |  Watch  |  Heels  |  Lips: Nars in "Funny Face"

When a sweatshirt and jeans are screaming to be on your body what else can you do but give in? Who am I to tell my cozy new sweatshirt it can't be worn with heels? Nobody. that's who. And what goes better with said cozy sweatshirt than pops of color? Nothing. that's what.

Don't judge me on the fact that I only made it half the day with the heels. But after a dental appointment, getting my taxes done, class, a venture to Home Depot, and a quick trip to Target for new nail polish that turned into a 2 hour toes could do no more. Yay for these lil babes that fit perfectly in my clutch!

Does Target pull you in every time too? #TargetDoesItAgain

Junk Food Clothing asked me to style up a piece from their new NBA line for a blogger challenge and since we're moving to Boston in a few months what else could I pick?! Perfect timing! Go Celtics! Stay tuned on info on how to vote for me in the challenge!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

snow white

Shirt: A&F (similar)  |  Vest: Anthro last year (similar)  |  Jeans  |  Hat  |  Cable knit socks  |  Boots  |  Watch  |  Kat Von D Painted Love in "Stiletto"

There's something about the combination of red lips, black hair, and snow that makes me think "Snow White". It automatically takes me back to my Disney obsession. You know you were obsessed too as a kid (and maybe had a random Disney movie marathon last week). I don't judge. 

Who doesn't love playing in the snow? And especially followed up by a snowball fight their dad? Even better. Thanks to my Dad for snapping these pics and not allowing me to bust my behind on ice during the walk back to the house.

Friday, January 11, 2013

aztec sweaters & owl mugs

Jacket: Hollister (old - way old)  |   Aztec Cardigan c/o Gracie B.  |  Shirt  |  Jeans  |  Boots: Zara  |  Scarf  |  Owl mug

Did I ever mention that the open field used a'la backdrop for my outfits is all of 20 feet outside my front door? True story.

I was dressed and boppin' out the door with my hunny to snap a few pics when I realized my mug was still in my hand. I'm a wee bit addicted to tea so this really isn't any surprise to me. But hey, now you get to see the new adorable smiling owl face that greets me in the morning. 

Owl mug meet blog.
Blog...owl mug.
He has a brother.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

kick back

Sweater  |  Chambray: Anthropologie  |  Velvet Jeans  |  Flats: Coach (similar)  |  Watch  |  Lips: Tarte in "Lust"

I'm pretty certain that I'm exhausted. I had an inkling but when I was flipping through these pics and realized I was sitting or kicked back on something in almost every shot - I knew I needed a nap. It's times like this that I wish I could snap my fingers, have my sweatpants and hot tea brought to me, and not feel the constant tug to get more of my to-do list done. But, of course, if I could snap my fingers and have things like this magically happy I'm sure I wouldn't have been exhausted in the first place. Just tired fingers because well let's face it...there'd be a lot of finger snapping happening over here.