Metallic Dress

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MetallicDress: Soprano | Boots: Delicious | Lip color: Nars

Happy New Years Eve! I am so excited to celebrate 2016 and this metallic dress is perfect for the new year. I love the skater dress cut (flattering on all body types) but still made it so girly with the flare waste line and metallic color. It is perfect for something glittery but not to overboard on sequins.  I wanted to share this dress for inspiration for tonight or tomorrows parties you may have coming up. A dress is my go to with some booties and when it gets cold I will put my wrap jacket on that I posted about here.

Since I am taking tomorrow off, we will be traveling back from our cabin, I wanted to leave you with this darling dress. I hope you all have a great New Years! Please be safe out there. Thanks for stopping by (means more than you know) and I can’t wait to spend 2016 with you all!

XX,Dede Raad

Foil NYE Dress

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Foil NYE  Dress: Soprano | Shoes: Steve Madden (sale)  | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Watch : Michael Kors

How adorable is this foil NYE dress perfect for bringing in 2016. I am mad love with high neck lines wether it is a dress or a tee. Something about shoulder bones is so flattering to me (so weird, I know). This foil color is a perfect silver that reminds me of champagne & that is exactly what I will be sipping on to ring in the New Year.

To be honest with you all, 2015 was a rough one. It was filled with so many emotions, friends becoming distant, drama, putting my self out there and taking major risks. It was an exhausting one and one I will not miss. I am excited for the new year and sticking to what I truly love which is this blogging space. I plan on making goals and sticking to it, who else is with me?

Thanks for stopping by Buttercups! Today we leave to a cabin in Segiun, Texas where we will be ringing in NYE with some friends. Follow along on Snapchat & Instagram for adventures. & a heads up, I will not have a  blog post up on the 1st of the year. I think taking the day off is appropriate lol

XX,Dede Raad

T Tahari Wrap

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Wrap: Tahari Wrap | Leggings: BP | Beanie: Women’s Thick Cable Knit Beanie Hat with Soft Faux Fur Pom Pom (Grey) | Sweater: Topshop | Purse: Michael Kors

Something about all black is so classic chic to me. If I could, I would just buy all black pieces but then again, what is the fun in that?? I fell in love with this Olivia Pope look alike wrap coat that is so different then your average joe coat. It also comes in plenty of other chic colors. For some reason Nordstrom does not provide sizes in a small so I ordered mine from Amazon here. If only the winters weren’t so short in Texas, I would snag the country apple or dove colors. Of course I had to go comfy with some leggings and OTK boots.

This was taken at the Samuel Adams brewery in Boston. This was such a fun beer tasting and a free activity. It was so interesting learning about the beer process. Below is a recap of my favorite recommendations in Boston

Tourist Stops

  • Freedom Trail: we only conquered half of it but is about a 2.5 mile trail of Bostons History
  • Frog Pond Ice Rink: My favorite stop, ice skating out doors. You can visit my blog post here of what I wore
  • Boston Harbor
  • Quincy Market: cutest little shopping area
  • Samuel Adams Brewery: pictured above

Restaurants & Bars

  • Boston Public House: We loved this place so much, we went twice. Great food and atmosphere
  • Union Oyster House: This is on the freedom trail which was the PERFECT stop for their famous clam chowder and corn bread. This restaurant is Americas oldest restaurant which is pretty darn cool. It felt like an old house which was very comfy after a mile walk on the freedom trail
  • North Street Grill: One of the best brunch places, it had a long wait so be prepared
  • Mikes Pastry: is a MUST. The best cannoli’s you will ever have. We kind of accidentally ran into this place on the way home when we noticed everyone on the block had a box so we had to try it. You will not regret it. I am craving one as I type this.
  • Top of The Hub: This was recommended by many but I was not impressed with the food at all. In fact I was so disappointed I wrote a yelp review lol which rarely happens. I mean the view was spectacular but I would recommend looking up the hours to the Sky Walk which is an outside view of the city and much cheaper than the dinner bill. Sadly we went to late and the Sky Walk was closed
  • Ogawa Coffee: they have the cutest latte art, if you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the cute snow man, reindeer, and christmas tree

XX,Dede Raad

Puffer Coat

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Puffer Coat: Ralph Lauren (sale) | Leggings: Hue | Beanie: Soft Faux Fur Pom | Socks: Wool (similar)

How adorable is this faux fur trim quilted puffer coat. As soon as I laid my eyes on this Ralph Lauren puffer coat, I knew it was the one. I think I fell more in love with the color and the fact that it was Ralph Lauren which can be a timeless piece for many travel winter days to come. This Texas gal did not come prepared to Boston so we made a pit stop to Macys to get some layers on. I haven’t really been a puffer coat fan but lately, I have had my eye on some darling ones like this one in green too. & let me tell you, this Ralph Lauren coat saved my life walking all over Boston and accomplishing the Freedom Trail. Without this puffer coat, I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed Boston as much as I did. I went with such a timeless Khaki color instead of the plain black. The price tag is what really caught my eye if I am going to be honest. Coats can get really expensive, especially when it is during coat season. I saw puffers from all sorts of price ranges but what I really payed attention to was the detail on the coat. I did not want a shiny puffer and one that had a faux hat was a bonus. The price was half off and I couldn’t resist.

I wore this puffer during ice skating at Frog Pond at the beginning of the Freedom Trail. This was one of the activities I had to do in Boston, and I am so glad we did! It was such a blast. Tuesday’s post is dedicated for a recap of Boston and all the activities on our itinerary. Anyway, thanks for stopping by Buttercups! Hope you have a fabulous Monday.

XX,Dede Raad