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9.21.2016

10 Reasons Fall Is the Best Season

Fall is my favorite season. I love the leaves falling, the crisp weather, and being constantly met by the smell of baking fall treats. Here are ten reasons fall is the best season.

Because...
1) ...it's sweater weather.  
I love this L.L Bean Fisherman Tunic Sweater. It's a modern take on the Irish fisherman sweater with a chic zipper on both sides. I also included some other styles of sweaters below. 
2) ...apple crisp is be the best dessert, ever (I'm open to debate).
My mom has a tasty recipe that she does without a true recipe, so unfortunately I can't share that one with you as I don't have exact measurements and ingredients, but here is another great recipe that I found and have made. Recipe here: Apple Crisp

3) ...blanket scarves can be worn
There are few things better than finding something that keeps you warm and cozy and is still fashionable. The blanket scarf is this and more. If you haven't given in to the trend, it is time that you do.  I promise you won't regret it! We have some great new blanket-scarf arrivals at Sand and Coral that I can tell will be huge hits this season. They make great Christmas gifts for ladies too - if you're thinking ahead :)



4) ...it's time to pick Apple trees
I am really excited to go apple picking this year and then to make a nice apple crisp. I'll be sure to share with you my experience on the blog! I can't think of a better activity to kick off the fall season.

5) ...the leaves, in New England, are amazing
I took this photo while visiting my grandparents in Maine last Columbus Day Weekend.  If you have never traveled up north during the fall in New England, I advise you to do it this year.  It's really incredible how beautiful the foliage is.


6) ...pumpkin is the perfect fall flavor
Nothing says fall more than the smell of pumpkin spices, the taste of pumpkin bread, and a warm PSL. 


7) ...Barbour jackets are the best fall jacket 
There's not much more I can say than that. I absolutely love my Barbour jackets and although they are rather pricey they are totally worth it if you are looking to splurge. They last forever if you take good care of them and re-wax when needed (speaking of which, I need to have mine waxed again...).  I love the classic Beadnell and the quilted jacket.


8) ...we can break out the Frye boots (or any kind of leather boot). 
My favorite pair of Frye boots are a pair my mom bought forty year ago. They are broken in yet are still in really good shape - you would have no idea they are so vintage! Again they are pricey, but  worth the investment as they clearly last forever!





9) ...you can wear just a pullover and be warm.
I love the crisp air of the fall and the days where you can just throw on a pair of jeans, cords, or leggings and a pullover on top and be totally comfortable. I got this L.L. Bean fleece (in grey) last year for Christmas after swooning over it for months and wore it almost every single day (not kidding). I am most definitely getting another (probably in kelp green) this fall or winter.



10) ...football is back
Need I say more?


8.31.2016

Afternoon Tea


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Rope Bracelet | Cape Cod Bracelet | Dress (similar) | Shoes (similar)

Ever since returning from London two years ago my sister Kate has been searching all over for afternoon tea on par with what she had overseas. This past weekend we think that we found a great substitute at The Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. We had a lovely afternoon with delicious tea, finger sandwiches, desserts, and beautiful views.

8.26.2016

Coral Comfort


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Dress |  Shoes (similar)
It's fitting that I wear a coral dress considering the name of my blog and that our Sand and Coral logo features the lovely color.  Though I love the colors of this dress (how can you beat navy and coral?) I was drawn to this dress for the comfort and unique look. After learning more about the brand that makes this dress I loved it for so many reasons! All of La Fille Colette's dresses are all ethically made in the USA (Cape Cod to be exact) by workers making fair wages.  You can read more about their ethical practices and the concept of slow fashion on their site here.

This dress could not be any more comfortable while being totally stylish. I'm so happy I was able to work with a company with great clothing and equally great values. Check out their dresses here.  Let me know what you think!

Thanks to La Fille Colette for sponsoring this post.
8.22.2016

Summer Days Drifting Away





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Romper (on sale!!) | Shoes | Bracelet

I've been dying to wear this white romper for so long now and figured with summer nearing its end it was time to finally wear it out. I love the lace detail and the clean white look.  It would be fun to wear with a bright pair of jacks or wedges too!


8.05.2016

Four things I can't get over



I've decided to do a new weekly segment on the blog called four things (my favorite number is four + it's an even number) I can't get over and I will share with you interesting stories, fun videos, new clothes, style tips, etc. that I found throughout the week that I think you would really enjoy as well! 

1. Rereading A Wrinkle In Time (I loved this book as a kid and love this perspective on it as an adult rereading it. I'm thinking i'll have to go back and re-read it as well!)


8.02.2016

Summer Blue




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Shoes | Bag | Dress (Similar)

Sadly it's already August, which means it's time to start thinking about back-to-school and fall clothing (I don't mind that part).  This wrap dress form Julie Brown is the perfect dress to wear now and into the fall. It's comfortable, light weight, and the colors are versatile for summer and early fall. Julie Brown has so many cute dresses.  Check out their other wrap dresses here.

Thanks Julie Brown NYC for sponsoring this post!
7.10.2016

National Blueberry Month

According to the US National Department of Agriculture, July is National Blueberry Month. Blueberries are my favorite fruit so I'm especially excited for this month! One of my favorite activities in the summer is picking blueberries. I have great memories of visiting my grandparents in Maine and picking blueberries in the fields behind their house with my siblings and cousins (Maine blueberries are the best).

I love all things blueberry but one of my favorite blueberry treats is blueberry muffins.  I wanted to share with you the recipe my Mom uses, which in my opinion is the best!  If you can get your hands on wild blueberries we have found through trial and error that those work the best.  You can find the recipe here: Blueberry Muffins

Let me know how they turn out!

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