August 26, 2014

Brights & Stripes

dress: Marshall's (similar here and here). sweater: J. Crew. shoes: Zara (old, similar here and here). bag: J. Crew. sunnies: Karen Walker. lips: Nars "Pricilla." necklace: Nordstrom. watch: Michele. rings: Bauble Bar, Michael Kors, Kate Spade.

I always find this time of year to be the trickiest to dress for, especially in New England. It's technically still summer but all of the beautiful, lust-worthy fall ensembles are displayed for the taking. And don't get me started on the weather….the days are still brutally hot, but the nights are cool and some morning are down right cold. So, layering is key! I love pairing a pullover sweater with a dress because it completely changes the look of an outfit, making it a great way to transition from morning to day to night.

xo, Steph :)

August 22, 2014


top: J. Crew. jeans: Current/Elliot. jacket: J. Crew Factory. shoes: Keds. hat: Yawkey Way Store. bag: Louis Vuitton. sunnies: Karen Walker. jewels: Nordstrom, Michele, ASOS, Michael Kors, Kate Spade. lips: Stila "Fiery".

Last night the bf and I went to the Red Sox game and were lucky enough to be able to watch from the Green Monstah (monster - for all of you non-New Englanders)! There is so much history in these hallowed halls of Fenway Stadium (and I'm such a sucker for history) that it made this one of the coolest things I've ever experienced. I highly recommend splurging on tickets for the Green Monster if you get the chance to catch a game! 
Hope everyone had a wonderful week, happy Friday!

xo, Steph :)

August 20, 2014


A little of what I have been up to lately via my Instagram feed...

Taking a tour of the Allagash Brewery in Portland, ME. Outfit details here.

The most delicious oysters and lobster roll I've ever had @ Eventide Oyster Co!

Enjoying the beautiful Portland weather.

Back in Boston, and doing what I do best…brunching (with more oysters!)

Spent the morning reading in the beautiful courtyard of the Boston Public Library

Obligatory stop in the Public Garden to see the Swan Boats

Checking out my new neighborhood and found the cutest little bookstore (I'm obsessed with the ladder!)


Follow me on Instagram @stephkward. Thanks for reading and happy hump day! 
xo, Steph :)

August 15, 2014


dress: Gap (now on sale!!!). shirt: Equipment (last seen here). belt: J. Crew. shoes: J. Crew (old, similar here). sunnies: Karen Walker. head band: J. Crew. watch: Michele. bracelets: Tiffany & Co., David Yurman. rings: Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Etsy. lips: Stila "Fiery".


Part 2 of the "One Dress, Two Ways" mini series (see part 1 here)! I'm a strong advocate of recycling and reinventing your closet (I "cost-per-wear" everything!). If you spent all that money on your clothes, why wouldn't you want to get as many uses out of it as possible, right? 

By simply adding a collar and changing a few accessories, this dress instantly feels fresh and new again! Which look do you prefer, #1 or #2?

xo, Steph :)

August 14, 2014


dress: Gap. belt: J. Crew. coat: Luxe Rachel Zoe (old, similar here and here). boots: Hunter (also loving this pair!). bag: Coach. sunnies: Karen Walker. jewels: Michele, ASOS, David Yurman, Michael Kors. lips: Stila "Fiery".

Part 1 of a two part mini series! One dress, two ways…check back tomorrow to see Part 2! 

xo, Steph :)

August 12, 2014


dress: Marshall's (also loving this one). shoes: Zara (similar). bag: J. Crew. sunnies: Kate Spade. necklace: Ralph Lauren. watch: Michele. bracelet: J. Crew (old, similar here). rings: Gilt. lips: Nars "Schiap".

Today is a sweet little scalloped dress with pops of pink.
 I would love to hear your thoughts on ideas for future posts. Please feel free to comment below or shoot me an email! {} Hope y'all are having a wonderful Tuesday!

xo, Steph :)

August 11, 2014

Summer Leather

top: Ella Moss. shorts: Forever 21 (old, similar here and here). jacket: Gap. shoes: DSW. bag: J. Crew. hat: J. Crew. sunnies: Karen Walker. watch: Michele. rings: David Yurman, J. Crew, Michael Kors, ASOS, Kate Spade. nails: Essie "Bikini So Teeny". lips: Stila "Fiery".

As summer begins to wind down, I have found myself looking for new ways to start transitioning my wardrobe into the fall season. My latest take, (faux) leather shorts! Wear them now with a light and airy top and flats, then pair them with a chunky sweater and booties once the weather cool downs a bit.
What are your favorite transition pieces this season? 

xo, Steph :)

August 8, 2014


top: J. Crew. denim: J. Crew. shoes: Zara (similar). bag: J. Crew. sunnies: Karen Walker. jewels: Michele, David Yurman, ASOS, Forzieri. nails: Essie "Bikini So Teeny". lips: Stila "Fiery".

I'm off to Portland today for a day of brewery tours and site-seeing. But first, a crisp, classic, black and white look from earlier this week. I hope everyone has a happy Friday!

xo, Steph :)