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Slightly behind in posting outfits, the joys of only posting twice a week now that I can only really take photos on the weekend and if I go to my parents for dinner. I wore this at the beginning of the month for a food blogger event at El Toro in Stratford, CT. I always have so much fun with all the food bloggers, we just chat and stuff our faces with tasty food!

I decided to wear my Disney tee from last year's EPCOT Food & Wine Festival for the occasion.  I paired it with my suede jacket and ripped jeans to make it a little more funky. And yes, these sandals again. Whenever spring first hits I'm always drawn to wearing these more often than any other shoes because they're so comfortable.

Graphic Tee: EPCOT Food & Wine Festival Passholder Tee, Jacket: Lauren by Ralph Lauren - similar (TJ Maxx), Jeans: Current/Elliott skinny jean in Love Destroyed, Sandals: Malu c/o Marshalls, Sunglasses: Chanel, Wedding Band: Sofia Zakia Altair Ring (Catbird), Engagement Ring: Custom Sofia Zakia Wandering Star Ring, Opal & Sapphire

Here's a look at some of the food if you missed it on my Instagram!
This is what I wore a couple Saturdays ago to attend a blogger event at Brizo Fish in Rocky Hill, CT. Lydia and I met up before the event to take our photos before we were stuffed with food! I loved this historical blue house, such a gorgeous color! Made me want to change the color of our house, ha ha.

The house also matched my mostly blue outfit! It was supposed to be a little windy on this day so I broke out my favorite (and only) leather jacket. It has such a great shape to it and adds a cool factor to any outfit. You can shop the whole look, including the leather jacket below the photos!

Leather Jacket: Theyskens' Theory 'Juno' (Nordstrom Rack), Cashmere Sweater: Ellen Tracy (Marshalls),  Jeans: Everlane high-rise skinny jean in mid-blue, Studded Suede Velvet Floral Embroidered Mules: Zigi Soho 'Emalie' (T.J. Maxx), Bag: Emm Kuo 'Calle Bahia' (Roundabout), Necklace: Indulgems Labradorite & Gemstone oval pendant necklace (Gilt), Sunglasses: Gucci

The food at Brizo was really good! We got to try a few of their dishes in tasting sizes. I'm mostly a shrimp and white fish girl, but they have so many great options! I even tried a mussel for the first time. There are also options for the non-fish eaters in your life. And if you love a good cocktail don't miss out on one of their themed drinks! I don't really like the taste or feeling of alcohol but I really enjoyed the Shipwrecked drink I tried. And if I like a drink, that's saying something! And make sure to get the chocolate raspberry dome, YUM!

Spent my afternoon tasting the delicious offerings at @brizofish in Rocky Hill, CT! Their menu is full of tasty options from Roasted Cauliflower and Steamed Pei Mussels to Tuna Poke and an amazing Chocolate Raspberry Dome! Non-seafood eaters can enjoy a burger, steak or chicken. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful thanks to some really unique accents like a blue textured wall and a mermaid painted on the floor. They also have a wide selection of signature cocktails, the most instagrammable being the Sea Foam Dream. I opted for Shipwrecked. 🍴 Tuna Poke 🍴 Roasted Oysters 🍴 Roasted Cauliflower 🍴 Steamed Pei Mussels 🍴 Tavern Burger 🍴 Pescatore Calabrese 🍴 Chocolate Raspberry Dome #brizo #CT #rockyhill #food #foodphotography #restaurant #seafood #sundayfunday #foodie #connecticut #explorect #mediterraneanfood #foodinstagram #goodeats #ctfoodblogger #ctblogger ——— a @birdsocialmedia event
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Three of the pieces in this outfit are old favorites. My first designer purchase, one of my first shoe splurges (that were actually a birthday gift) and my favorite jeans ever. Sadly I don't wear the Free People jeans often because they're super old and in that odd wrinkly stage that stretch jeans get to. You can probably tell in the photos in certain spots. I have 2 pairs of these because I kept buying searching for them on eBay and then one pair that's similar but not exactly the same.

The Marc Jacobs velvet polka dot blazer was my first designer purchase. I tried to find it for months after Emma Watson wore it (in a different color) in Teen Vogue. I bought it for $80 (and a second one for $20 8 years later because I needed to go up a size. I still have the original in my closet for nostalgic reasons.)

My Alexander Wang Freja boots were a birthday gift from my parents in 2011 - meaning I told my mom I wanted them and she said 'order them for your birthday!' I do love a good statement shoe that never goes out of style.  There are a few of these available on eBay (originally from his Spring 2010 collection) and some other sources but you have to be careful when looking for these because AW also made a cheaper version for the H&M collection which won't be as nice/high quality as these. I linked to only the "real" ones below but you can search for AW x H&M boots and find the other version.

Blazer: Marc by Marc Jacobs polka dot velvet jacket (eBay, green one here), V-Neck Tee: Everlane, Jeans: Free People (Marshalls), Peep-Toe Boots: Alexander Wang suede Freja boot in brick red (The Outnet), Bag: Dark Purple Chloé Faye (eBay, exact bag here), Necklace: Marrin Costello

Speaking of favorites - I wore this outfit on Monday to check out the recently renovated Luna Pizza in West Hartford. Before I went my Aunt told me it's one of her and my Uncle's favorite places to go for pizza. After going myself I can see why! I'm not normally a thin crust fan, but their pizzas are delicious. I wanted to keep eating all night!

While there I sampled their meatballs, garlic knots a baby spinach salad with strawberries and three pizzas! All the appetizers were delicious, especially the salad. Lydia, Jen and I tried the BBQ Pulled Pork, White and Margherita pizzas. They were all super good. The white pizza is just mozzarella, romano, garlic, parsley, and olive oil and it was amazing. The BBQ pulled pork had the perfect amount of sweetness from the BBQ sauce and the Margherita pizza was loaded with fresh tomatoes. I finished my meal with a delectable chocolate torte. It was very smooth and really chocolatey, just how I like it! I will definitely return to Luna Pizza if I'm ever in the area again.

What I ate:

Last Friday I was able to attend a blogger preview of the newly opened Boscov's at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford! Boscov's is a family owned department store and this Milford location is their 47th store. Boscov's is the largest family owned department store chain in the nation; selling clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, watches, home items, bedding, and toys!

Our day started with breakfast and an introduction to the brand by Jim Boscov himself! He really loves his brand and makes sure that the stores all uphold the family-friendly values of the original store in Reading, PA. Boscov's aims to open one store per year with the reasoning that they take the time to find the perfect location and everyone at the company spends weeks preparing the co-workers at these new stores. They are also committed to the communities they have stores in and make sure to support local charities. At this year's grand opening they had a ribbon cutting ceremony with $100 bills and each one went to a member agency of the United Way of Milford and $1000 for the United Way.

The Connecticut Post Mall in Milford is currently in a redevelopment phase to revitalize the shopping center. In addition to Boscov's, they will also be opening a Dave & Busters, Muse Paintbar and Kidz Klub. Soon The Post will be your one stop shop for activities whether that's going to the gym, seeing a movie or shopping for anything you need!

The store is THREE packed floors of merchandise offering anything you could possible need or want. They have all the brand names you're used to in a department store at even better prices! No one is left out when it comes to clothing. They carry petites, plus sizes, kids, misses, adults, mens and they have an amazing men's suits section!

I walked out with a $29.99 cashmere sweater, $60 Mickey pearl earrings and two $5 long sleeve tees for Christian. In addition to those already low prices we were given a 15% off coupon and a $15 gift card for our purchases! Mr Boscov also treated us each to a pound of DELICIOUS fudge! I got dark chocolate and it's amazing! So smooth and only $5.99 a pound!  Unfortunately I had to return the tees I bought because they were too big and they didn't carry Smalls in the styles I bought. I also ended up exchanging the cashmere sweater for two sweaters (dark ruby and dark teal) that were only $9.99 each and just as soft, haha. I went back with my parent's and Christian yesterday so they could check out the store.

Make sure to head to the store this week to check out all their grand opening sales! In addition, Debbie Boone - of You Light Up My Life fame - will be performing daily at 2pm and 7pm!

The store also has an auditorium where they hold all sorts of classes and events. They even have a Melissa & Doug play area within the toy section!

And, if you plan on doing some holiday shopping, make sure to stop by the courtesy desk for complimentary gift wrapping on your purchases!

*I was invited to a preview of the store and received a 15% coupon and $15 gift card as compensation. I was not required to write this post but chose to because I enjoyed experience.*

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