star spangled for the fourth of july

Excuse me while I go curl up in a ball in a dark corner somewhere and slip into a deep depression over the fact that it’s rainy and disgusting outside today. Why the 4th of July of all days?!

It’ll still be a fun day off with friends and family, but thanks to this gross weather, today’s outfit is coming to you straight from a screened-in porch (so exotic).

Fourth of July outfits are some of my favorites because I love all things nautical, and blue and white are, by far, my favorite colors. Half my closet is white and the other half is some shade of blue. This holiday was made for me, people!

I’m also going through a bandana phase (which is embarrassing considering I’m not Bret Michaels) so I added a red one around my neck for a patriotic accent to this low-back, ruffled star blouse.

Enjoy the holiday and I hope the weather is better where you are!

{top: Double Zero}
{pants: Zara}
{pumps: Steve Madden}


taste of the vineyard 2012

Last Thursday was the annual Taste of the Vineyard event on Martha’s Vineyard. Local island restaurants, caterers and bars serve up bites of their best dishes, wines, beers and liquor, and once everyone is done schmoozing, boozing and stuffing their faces, you hit the dance floor. It’s always a blast and one of the few occasions when it’s appropriate to get dolled up on the typically uber-casual Vineyard.

When the Taste comes to an end around 10PM, the younger crowd continues the celebrating at The Wharf, and that’s usually when things start to go downhill. And by “downhill” I mean “uphill”…in an embarrassing way.

I used the Taste as an excuse to buy three new dresses because…I suck. I ended up settling on this white, fitted dress from H&M. I figured the high neckline made it classy enough for the event, while the tightness and super-short length kept it very “me.” Not sure what that says about “me” and my style, but oh well.

Highlight of the Taste this year was Sharky’s serving up tequila shots and the band playing Call Me Maybe. Low point was my decision to get on the 6AM boat the next morning to make it back to Boston for work. By 10AM I had downed three gallons of coffee, two bagels and convinced myself that I was dying.

 I snapped these pictures before heading to the Taste, but you can check my Instagram (@nicoleperr) for a couple additional pics at the event. I already can’t wait for Taste of the Vineyard 2013.

{dress: H&M}
{shoes: Aldo}
{wristlet: Coach}
{necklace: Free People}

baseball, bandanas and beer

I went to the Red Sox vs. Yankees game this Saturday at Fenway, and even though they managed to blow a NINE-run lead (lock it up, Sox!), it was a great day. And let’s be honest, I was there to soak up the sun and drink beer, not watch baseball.

Throughout the day, my bandana served as an alarmingly accurate indicator of how many beers I’d had. It started as a cute headband, and around the fifth inning transformed into a karate-kid-esque forehead sash.

No Red Sox game is complete without a Fenway Frank. This is what a healthy, balanced baseball diet looks like:

When I say “balanced,” I’m referring to the fact that I got two beers instead of one so that my tray wouldn’t topple over. And this is what a glorious Fenway Frank looks like on Instagram (you can follow me @nicoleperr):

{shirt: Lucy’s League}
{shorts: Z. Cavaricci via b*tru boutique}
{sandals: Steve Madden}
{bag: Longchamp}

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