from kennebunkport, with love

happy valentine's day everyone!

what better way to celebrate one of my favorite holidays (mostly because everyone wears pink and red) than by sharing the details from my girl's getaway with dana to kennebunkport, maine! we were so honored to have been asked to help celebrate the most romantic of months in this charming town to kick off paint the town red! but before i get into all of the good stuff, it is crucial that i share the perfection that was my hotel: the grand hotel. located just before the bridge to what is considered kennebunkport, this quaint hotel in kennebunk was just what i needed for a weekend getaway! as soon as i checked in, i jumped into the frette robe that was hanging and had to stop myself from eating all of the chocolates that awaited me on the coffee table. after getting settled in my hotel, and dana in hers, we headed out to explore the town!

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all over overalls

now you couldn't think i could leave vermont without sharing the outfit that i wore overalls in could you!? i was definitely stepping outside of my comfort zone here but i figured it was about time i tried out the trend. i was nervous to actually wear them at first but once i found this pair and saw how comfy they were, i am completely on board with this trend now! and better yet, they are under $40! i decided to layer them with this fair isle sweater for the perfect winter look! now i can't wait to style these again for a more city appropriate version! hope everyone has an amazing monday!

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love letters to woodstock

during our trip to vermont, andrea and i had the amazing opportunity to stay at the cutest hotel in the entire state: the woodstock inn. i had popped by this hotel for lunch when i was last in vermont and there was no doubt in my mind that i needed to come back. so nearly three years later, andrea was willing to journey the 5+ hour drive with me to get a better look at this cute little inn...this time as a guest!

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wandering in woodstock

welcome to woodstock! i had been dying to come back to vermont after visiting it for the first time almost three years ago! my last trip was during the summer, and although it was absolutely stunning, i was itching to come back in the winter. snow covered mountains is one of my favorite sights...because sandy beaches are so 2005. andrea and i decided to make the nearly 5-hour trek up to woodstock to get in some snow time (outside of nyc). unfortunately, on the drive up, it was pouring rain and continued to rain throughout the afternoon and evening. the michigander in me knew this only meant one thing come morning: ice...and a lot of it. thankfully it was cold enough that the snow didn't leave us completely but it was all covered with a sheet of ice. weather challenges aside, that didn't stop up from exploring the town!

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vintage vermonting

thank god it's tuesday amirite!?? that is mostly because today is the start of my posts from my trip to vermont! before i get into the juicy travel content, i had to share one of my favorite outfits from the trip. and that was all because of this vintage inspired turtleneck that made me feel right at home in vermont. and thank goodness most of the snow from the sidewalks had been cleared so i was able to wear my favorite suede over the knee boots! stay tuned for my upcoming travel posts!

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safety net

happy monday everyone! as many of you know i was traveling all last week adventuring though new england: stopping at both woodstock, vermont and kennebunkport, maine! i seriously cannot wait to share all of the details and photos with you all but i first needed to share this outfit from just before my trip! it's a slight departure from my traditional style but it was so fun to take a baby step outside of my comfort zone. i have worn this dress before (and similarly layered) but added a twist this time with the plaid jacket, hiker booties, and a little fishnet sock! i had so much fun wearing this outfit but i may need to go back to my safety net of fit and flare cocktail dresses before i try something edgy again!

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beret of sunshine

at the end of last year, i mentioned here how obsessed i have been lately with berets! they are the perfect way to add that little extra something to your outfit without putting too much effort into it. so i have been trying to incorporate more berets into my daily wardrobe and couldn't help but bring this pearl one back out! and i will mention that i have also recently purchased this and this and i am so excited to start wearing them! ...you know, after the whole 5-7 business day thing.

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a coat of paint

happy first post of 2018!yeah, yeah, it's been two weeks since the new year but taking that time off has gotten me recharged and finally ready for this year! and what better way to get back into posting than featuring an accessory that i waited almost 3 months for: this stunning hand painted bag with the image of my logo! and of course a little "pret" monogram as the cherry on top of the sundae.

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2017 going on 2018

what a crazy fun and wild ride 2017 has been both here on prêt-à-provost, as well as in my life personally. this year i have been given some amazing opportunities and i wanted to share with you all a few of my favorite moments of this past year from the blog. so in true maria von trapp style, let's start from the very beginning:

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no sleep till glitter

another christmas has come and gone and now without a holiday left in the holiday season, we are just left with winter. this chrsitmas, i had such a wonderful and relaxing few days with my family out in the hamptons but now it's time to have some much needed fun! thankfully there is a holiday encore with the one and only new years eve! queue the sequins!! i am normally not a nye person...i know shocking right!? but this year i have some pretty cool plans that i can't help but shout from the rooftop! i will be heading to the rainbow room to ring in the new year and i am already frantically trying to come up with an outfit!

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prepping with plaid

this holiday season, plaid has been my go-to print and it was inevitable that i bring out my favorite shirt from last christmas! this year, i decided to pair this christmas classic with the skirt that i've already worn a million times (seen here and here) and added a few extra sparkles. now i can't wait to show you all the grand finale that is plaid perfection!

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saved by the bell sleeve

are you guys ready for a holiday outfit marathon?? well you have no choice because someone (me) chose to procrastinate this holiday season. oops! for whatever reason, this season seemed to be one of my most stressful to date and found myself frantically running around the city, both for my own holiday shoots as well as for pret.a.photo...i even visited the tree at lotte palace hotel 11 times! oh yeah and on top of that i had to buy presents for all of my family members and the gifts for each other because i have somehow become the designated family gift buyer. can you believe my parents called me within 10 minutes of each other asking what the other wanted?? well there is no time to waste so i was thankful to be able to throw on this sparkly tweed jacket with an all black outfit to be instantly holiday-ready!

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leather and lace

5 more days!! eek! and i couldn't be more obsessed with these red lace pants! don't worry, i also got them in black too! these pants are the perfect alternative to any dress/skirt for the holidays and are optimal for large meals because of the elastic waist in the back...bring on all the peppermint brownies! just add a cozy sweater and a moto jacket and you can out-style all of your relatives without looking like you're trying too hard.

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embrace the lace

the final countdown to christmas has begun but where did the time go?? anyone else feel like they have 2 more weeks to prepare? this year, my holiday closet is prepped with tons of plaid so i figured i would start with a little pinch of lace. this super romantic dress is the perfect option when you don't want to scream christmas, but still festive enough that you're family won't claim you're the grinch. now i'm off to go buy everyone's christmas presents because i'm the master at procrastination! oops!

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