dress: Buffalo Exchange // Old Navy (similar)

sunglasses: Warby Parker

necklace: LOFT

booties: steve madden (similar)


Try as I might to avoid it, fall is actually here. I give in. But you know what helps ease the pain? Super cute and comfy layers. And stripes and dots and knits and deep colors. And pumpkin spice lattes. So when Boden reached out to help me with all of that (well, all except for the PSL), I was so on board!

If you've never heard of Boden, they are a British style inspired company  full of bright, sunshine-y goodness. And such an adorable fall selection. Lucky for you, they're offering one HollyDolly reader the chance to win a $25 gift card to their site! Scooooooore. 

Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Finish the first three mandatory entries to unlock a few more chances. Sorry, this giveaway is open to those with a U.S shipping address only. 

And for those of you that just can't wait : visit Boden through this link, and enjoy 15% + free shipping with the code W8C9. Valid until 10/4. 

sunglasses: Warby Parker

necklace: H&M

sweater: Boden (gift card c/o)

shirt: Boden (gift card c/o)

clutch: Boden (gift card c/o)

jeans: Old Navy

booties: Shoemint



I could wander the streets of Beacon Hill for hours. That 5th photo? So dreamy. When can I move in?

trench coat: Urban Outfitters

shirt: LOFT

shorts: DIY 

glasses: Warby Parker

bag: c/o H&M

flats: Old Navy


So long sweet summer.

Officially, there is still another week left of summer on the calendar. But, for the last couple of years, a trip to the sunflower field for Boo's birthday always feels like the unofficial end for me. That, combined with the cooler weather and all the talk about fall clothing, I'm afraid fall really is right around the corner. 

Can we just stop time, like, right now?

jumpsuit: thrifted H&M

vest: Old Navy

sunglasses: Warby Parker

necklace: LOFT


While everyone else is diving head first into fall, we still had a couple of 90 degree days this past weekend. Summer hasn't gone anywhere yet. Which is probably a good thing. Because I meant to make this matching shorts set about, oh, 2 months ago. But of course I waited until September. And the very end of summer. I;m so slow, you guys. 

And can we talk about how much I now love making matching sets?! I think from now on I'm going to start making a matching top for all bottoms that I make, and vice versa. Just to have. I mean, think of the possibilities!

two-piece set: handmade (self drafted basic shell top, shorts- Burda Style 6938)

sunglasses: Warby Parker

necklace: H&M

purse: c/o Boden

flats: Anthropologie


Welcome to the new and improved HollyDolly!

If you are a Bloglovin' follower, you may have noticed that my posts haven't been showing up in your blog feed for over a month now. You can blame Tumblr for that. But really, it was just the final push I needed after toying with the idea of making the jump for a while now. So here we are on Squarespace, and I love it! You should now get your regularly scheduled HollyDolly posts in your Bloglovin' feed once again. 

As far as the new site, I kept the design relatively similar to the old layout because I really like the simplicity. But you can check out the new about meetsy, and shop stockiest pages! Another neat thing about being on Squarespace is that you'll (eventually) be able to shop some shopHollydolly items right here from this site! Coming soon, I promise. 

Another big change is that I created a new domain name. HollyDolly can now be found at Don't worry, will still re-direct here. But please make sure you update any blog feeds or links. I'm also in the process of migrating all of the old DISQUS comments over for each post. But that may take a while. 

I think that's it for now! I'm really excited about the switch, and I hope you like it too! Let me know if anything looks funky or is not working.  And just in case, here's all the posts that you may have missed while I was MIA from Bloglovin. Make sure and click through to check out everything I've been up to in the last month.......

I wore some clothes:

  • I shared some recent Etsy favorites
  • I traveled to Saratoga with a group of my fellow Boston Bloggers and even won a little money!
  • I showed you some of my snapshots from a Boston Harbor sunset cruise
  • Also some from one of many summer beach days!
  • Ah yes, and also some from our day trip out to George's Island - one of the Boston Harbor Islands
  • I was featured over at Bostinno, where I answered some questions about style and shared with you a peek inside my closet

Oh yeah, and I wore some more clothes:


I think I found my fall color.........

And it was perfect for last week's Fall Fashion Bash at Loft! Thank you to everyone who came and hung out with us. If you follow me on Instagram, you can check out a few snaps from the event last week. 

glasses: Warby Parker

necklace: LOFT

shirt: LOFT

skirt: LOFT

booties: Steve Madden


Happy September, friends! I hope your long weekend was filled with sunshine and good sales. 

While it mat be the 'unofficial' end of summer, I'm not ready to give up on it yet! We still have plenty of warm and sunny days left, and I plan on taking full advantage of them. Something Boo and I have never done, in the 4 years we've lived in Boston, is take the ferry out to any of the Boston Harbor Islands. So this weekend, we did just that! We explored George's island, which is home to civil war-era Fort Warren. 

Prepare yourself for photo overload...