Nautical & Navy

Nautical & Navy || utility jacket, boho shirt & white jeans @runwaychef Just as I’m not ready to give up on my ice cream, I am most definitely not ready to give up on my white clothing. I know, I know. No white after Labor Day…blah, blah, blah….please tell me something I don’t know. Because let’s be real, I’ve got 99 problems but wearing white after Labor Day ain’t one. Of course, that being said, I do have to be practical. Shorts and tank tops in the fall are probably not going to happen (at least where I live). But white in the form of some distressed denim paired with a cool weather utility jacket, that to me is the perfect compromise of summer and fall all rolled into one and the best way to transition from one season to the next.

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Casual Monday Celebration

Casual New England beach attire- cozy sweater, striped shirt, linen shorts & TOM'S @runwaychef I know it’s typically Fridays that are casual, but this week we’re doing Casual Monday. Because I say so. Also, because this week is little ol’ RC’s 3rd birthday and I kind of forgot to plan something (#badblogger). So because I forgot plan an actual celebration, I’m celebrating by having a Casual Monday. Also, I’m gifting you all with the present of a Casual Monday. I’m sure your bosses will totally understand. “Ummm why are you wearing shorts and a tshirt today?” “Oh because, Runway Chef is celebrating her birthday and she said I could.” “Runway who?! Blog what?? You’re fired”. Ok, on second thought maybe I won’t gift you with Casual Monday. But don’t worry, I’ll be celebrating Casual Monday, I mean RC’s birthday, enough for the both of us.

As always, thank you all for your unending support of RC. This little blog has grown so much in its 3 short years and I’m one proud momma. It certainly has been a lot of work (yes, it really is more than just slapping some pictures and words up on the world wide web…who knew), full of lots of ups and downs, but those of you have been a constant support have made it all worth it (and those of you who haven’t been a constant support, well….no Casual Monday for you!). I’m excited for so many upcoming opportunities, projects and continued growth and I’m even more excited to continue sharing this journey with all of you! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

P.S. In case you couldn’t tell, we took these pictures on our Cape Cod trip, which you can read more about here.

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Blazin’

Black blazer & denim shorts @runwaychef When I’ve got a hectic schedule, I need a routine that I can blaze (pun intended) through so that I can quickly get myself out the door. More often than not that routine includes a blazer, because nothing says put together like a good ol’ blazer. I’m convinced if I absolutely had to, I could throw a blazer over my pajamas, run out the door and no one would even notice. Ok well they probably would because I’m me, but if I was Sofia Vergara no one would notice! However, something I can get away with is pairing a black blazer with denim shorts. Luci recently introduced me to this winning combo and I instantly became obsessed. Recently, when I was short on time (read: I had 2 minutes to get out the door), I knew I couldn’t go wrong throwing my blazer over the tank and shorts I was already wearing. 

Speaking of blazing fast routines, I’m always trying to find a better, faster way to keep my nails looking neat. It really bothers me when my nails aren’t done and I think a look isn’t fully complete without nice nails, yet waiting for polish to dry can be such a time suck. Enter Jamberry Nails. My friend introduced me to them and I’m so glad she did. It’s basically a no-fuss way to jazz up your nails in record time. No polish, no waiting for things to dry, no smudging or smearing, and no chipping. I chose the Reminisce nails (I can’t say no to a good floral!) and mixed them in with some of my regularly painted nails. One house cleaning, a few workout sessions, an hour in the garden and a couple loads of dishes and they are still going strong. Also, I absolutely love that they are non-toxic, latex free, gluten free, vegan and formaldehyde free because it means I don’t have to worry about my natural nails getting damaged or my skin allergies flaring up from chemicals. My nails and my packed Septemeber calendar couldn’t be happier! To find out more about the nails and to order your own check out my friend’s Facebook page or her website.

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Denim Skirt Canadian Tux

Denim Skirt Canadian Tux  @runwaychef You know I couldn’t let summer go by without sneaking in my all-time favorite Canadian tux. This version is an ode to the denim skirt trend sprinkled with turquoise and silver resulting in a modern Southwestern look. In other words, denim on denim isn’t as boring and as basic as it sounds.

Hope you’re all soaking in these last few glorious days of summer!

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White + Denim

white shirt and denim shorts Some things never go out of style. Black heels, Chanel bags, white shirts paired with denim bottoms….Ah, the white and denim combo. I love this classic look and rely on it for all the times I “have nothing to wear” (so basically 6 days a week). When I’m at home writing you’ll find me in pajamas a loose white tee and some baggy boyfriend jeans. On weekends, it’s a white tank and denim cut-offs. When I want to get dressed up, I’ll reach for a white button down with more fitted denim bottoms, gold accessories and a pop of red. The equation may be a simple one, but the outcomes are many.

Enjoy your week and thanks for reading!

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