One of my favorite stores to stop by on Newbury Street is STA or second time around. STA has gently used brand name clothing. If you have time to do a bit of digging you can usually find some great finds. Newbury Street has three separate locations. All of the clothes in the store have different colored tags. The different colors represent the amount of discount placed on the clothing.

As some of my readers may know, I am a lover of J Crew. One of the STA locations has a section dedicated to J Crew. I don’t think I’ve ever left the store without seeing something that I couldn’t live without. This trip was no exception. I picked up a dress, cardigan and button down.

STA is a great place to stop by to find some great designer treasures.

Here is the STA website

Have you ever visited a consignment shop?

– Madeline Simone

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Packing Series


As my move in day for school creeps closer and closer I can’t help but think about packing. Last year I was completely packed for school by mid august (I didn’t leave until the end of August). People who know me think of me as an extremely organized person. I am known for always having a to-do list and my packing lists are always made weeks in advance.

Anyways, last year for my first year of college I made a very extensive packing list which I ended up sharing with a few of my friends. This year I have decided to share it on my blog to hopefully help out more people! I’m going to do a small series about moving into college. When I was an incoming freshmen I was an absolute wreck. I tried to keep it together but inside i was all nerves. Hopefully this will help a few freshmen, or returning students!

Do you make packing lists?

– Madeline Simone

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National dance Day


“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.”

-Merce Cunningham

Happy National Dance day! Dance is something that has been apart of my life as long as I can remember and dancing in college has been amazing. Although with my crazy work schedule this summer I have been unable to dance as much as I would like, I look forward to dancing every day come September. For me dance gives me a release- a break from all the stress and craziness.

What do you do to relieve your stress?

– Madeline Simone

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A Few Staples


shirt // jeans // shoes

I finally got myself a pair of white jeans! I picked them up at the most recent J Crew sale and am quite pleased with them. I’m always a bit worried about ordering pants online without trying them on first but these turned out to be perfect. I paired it with another J crew staple- my chambray shirt. On my feet I have a pair of Jack Rogers, another summer must.

How do you wear your white Jeans?

-Madeline Simone

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