Busy in Boston 

Where I Began: Ku De Ta Boutique (Chestnut Hill)

http://www.kudetaboston.com/index.php

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This boutique is located right outside of Boston in the refined shopping area of Chestnut Hill. They offer a unique selection of timeless and on-trend merchandise and carry pieces from designers you may never even have heard of.

Upcoming posts from my adventures this weekend will feature four different looks from the boutique with items that have just been released in the store! Designers include Free People, Bella Dahl, Collective Concepts, Joe’s Jeans, Mink Pink, and many more.

The first item from Ku De Ta that I changed into to meet a friend in Boston was this great blouse from Free People. I loved the way it worked with my faux-fur bomber jacket from Urban Outfitters. Check out that detail! It is a midnight blue color with a floral print and four fabric buttons. The tie at the bottom is gorgeous and helps create the peplum style of the blouse while also making the piece extremely unique and delicate- I bet you don’t have anything like this in your closet!

P.S. Ku De Ta also offers a Girl’s Night Out event with two hours of complimentary wine and small bites accompanied by a 20% off shopping trip with you and your best friends! Schedule yours by calling 617.269.0008.

Where to Grab a Quick Bite to Eat: Cafeteria Boston

http://www.cafeteriaboston.com/home1.php

A great place to go for lunch to catch up with friends. Menu includes soups,  salads, sandwiches, seafood, pastas, burgers, pizzas, cocktails, a wine list, and even desserts. Besides offering just about everything you could ever be craving, they also have a great brunch menu! Each menu item is named according to your memories of school. Check below to see what my friend Liz and I ordered.

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  • White Sangria- rum-infused peaches, st. germaine elderflower liquor, white wine, with lemon-lime fizz
  • “Suspension” Cocktail- (very sweet!_ pineapple infused don q coco, fortify bitters, lime juice, blackberry puree
  • 2 Quinoa Salads- The perfect combination of fresh and filling. Ingredients include shrimp, feta cheese, mesclun greens, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and roasted sweet potatoes with a garlic balsamic vinaigrette.

 

Where to Shop: Prudential Center

http://www.prudentialcenter.com/

You can access the Prudential Center in a heated walkway known as Boston’s Skywalk that connects both this shopping destination and Copley Place to the Marriott hotel. My favorite stores to visit here include Kate Spade, Sam Edelman, Free People, Club Monaco, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lord & Taylor. They also have a variety of restaurants including California Pizza Kitchen, Haru, The Cheesecake Factory, Sweetgreen, and many more including the most popular restaurant with a view- Top of the Hub.

 

Above is a mannequin in Kate Spade wearing a great woven plaid cape coat and a cinema-themed handbag. Kate Spade is a great place to purchase unique items that your fashionable friends will appreciate without dropping a pretty penny.

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Can you believe these shoe displays at Sam Edelman? I absolutely love the table of colorful flats surrounded by fashion books. Also, I’m dreaming of the over-the-knee boots and lace up suede heels in the second photo. As mentioned before, Sam Edelman is my favorite brand of shoe (and also takes up about half of my shoe collection)!

Pop-Up Shopping: Newbury Handmade Market

http://www.newburyhandmademarket.com/

Located on your favorite street to shop, Newbury Street, is the handmade market! It is open from October to December making it perfect for gifting. They offer lots of handmade jewelry ranging in prices from $20 all the way up to $20000 depending on the material. There are also leather goods, hand lotions and soaps, handmade candles, and other great textiles made locally by Etsy shop owners.

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I purchased a glittering black Italian leather Business Card Holder by Lara B. Designs that shows my personal style while also being a unique piece. Another piece that I love is the black necklace pictures below by Shardan that is made from bull horn.

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Below is some fashion industry humor at its finest. All garments are required to include washing and cleaning information. Most of this is overlooked unless you are a person who appreciates fabrics or if you work with them every day. The care label on the polyester scarf is almost all serious until you read “Do Not Eat Hats.”

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I hope you enjoyed this personal post about my adventures in Boston this Saturday! Be sure to check back this week for many posts with outfits from Ku De Ta  and reviews of different events and places from this weekend in Providence.

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