Back in Downtown Crossing

Every time I visit Boston, I seem to end up taking my outfit photos in Downtown Crossing. Maybe it's because the TJMaxx and the Marshalls are 10 feet away from me (where the damage was very minimal, one top for $30 and I had a $25 gift card).

It was a very cold weekend, but we toughed it out and traversed the city. We celebrated my little Sister's 20th birthday with some cupcakes we imported from Sugar Bakery here in Connecticut, and for the first time ever, I was impressed. (Georgetown Cupcake and Crumbs were let downs.) Sugar won "Cupcake Wars" on the Food Network, and I will agree, it was well deserved. Also, unlike Georgetown and Crumbs, this bakery happens to only be 15 minutes away from me, so I can go back to try more flavors soon.

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The Rundown
White Sweater Ralph Lauren thrifted similar
Plaid Button Down J.Crew Factory similar
Jeans "Lola" Lucky Brand
Brown Booties Crown Vintage via DSW
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Monogram Necklace oNecklace via Good Girl Style Giveaway
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye c/o Linger Rose
Watch "Stella" Fossil via ebay
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx

35 comments

  1. This outfit is great for walking around the city! Love that monogram necklace! Crumbs is one of my favs so I'm surprised you don't like their cupcakes.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Jewelry Giveaway!

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  2. Fab casual chic look. Love the sunnies, what a great find.

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  3. Gorgeous outfit, you look beautiful!!!
    great pictures too!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  4. Sounds like you had a really fun time in Boston! I've never had cupcakes from Sugar Bakery but I will have to try them sometime!

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  5. Love all the little details in this look and I want that bag.


    xo
    PinkSole

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  6. that plaid is so great, but hard tof focus when you're talking delicious cupcakes!

    alyson
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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  7. bahaha, it's always convenient to take your pictures where shopping is a mere 10 feet away! ;) On the weekends my dad and I "work the triangle"--we get lunch, get food for dinner, and get tea in places that are quick walks from each other.

    I love that bag, Lyddie! It's a gorgeous color! Glad you had fun in Boston and had some delicious cupcakes, too!

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  8. Love this look....I wear pretty much the same thing on a day to day basis!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Loving the Downtown Crossing photos...so awesome! Hope you had fun in Boston :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  10. I really like tis plaid and these pictures look great on this street.

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  11. Casual yet chic and ideal for a city tour, Lyddie. Your burgundy bag is fabulous!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  12. Um.....you East Coasters have ALLL THE GOOD PHOTO SPOTS! I am so jealous! P.S. Did you hear back from that company? They would be a fool to not hire you!

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  13. Classic outfit. Love it. I am jealous about the cupcakes!

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  14. Mmmmmm now I want some cupcakes! I love the preppy layers on this day Lydia!

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  15. I'm sad to hear that Georgetown cupcakes were a let down but honestly I'm not that surprised; typically when they look pretty they are dryer than dry and tasteless. I love your layered look though!!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  16. Now this is a post I can get excited about - first, the most perfect casual weekend outfit that somehow makes plaid look totally sophisticated and then, a comparison of three cupcake bakeries...! You are a girl after my own heart, what I can say? And that red bag... I fall just a little bit more in love with it every time you wear it.
    xox,
    Cee

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  17. Oooh I love Boston! I've only been once but I seriously loved it.

    You are making me want a cupcake :)

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  18. I love your bag and what a great weekend outfit. xoxo

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  19. Love your shirt, jumper and your lovely red bag. Looks so cute together :)

    Hailes<3
    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

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  20. Love your bag! It's the perfect shade of red! Gorgeous watch, too!

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  21. I love how the bag picks up the red in your top! :D
    and ooh, I'm not one for expensive cupcakes (they never taste as good as ones from a mix) but we may have to try those next time I'm up there :p
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  22. Just found you today because your blog name drew me! Haha I like cheap and chic fashion.

    I used to live in Boston and definitely miss Downtown Crossings. I used to got here after a stressful school day haha.

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

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  23. This is a great easy city look! Now I want some cupcakes:)
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  24. Sounds like you had fun! You look adorable, love the layering!

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  25. This look is exactly the kind of thing I want to live in right now--a cozy sweater layered with plaid and cute booties. I love that pair!

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  26. I love Downtown Crossing! I've done so much damage to my wallet there over the years. Great sweater, love that it lends to a more transitional look than a darker color would!

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  27. I also do the same thing--if I'm using a gift card, I don't count it as coming out of my budget ;P Also, great outfit shots! I haven't been able to get any in the busy city (traffic never works with me) but you look perfectly downtown chic!

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

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  28. Boston looks cool, I would shoot my pictures there too.

    http://soworkweekchic.blogspot.com/

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  29. love this clean, classic look
    Brett

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  30. Sounds like a great bakery! Love that tartan top and sweater together. The purse is awesome.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  31. Clean + Classic. I agree with Brett. Very put together. And I am now craving cupcakes, badlyyyy. Love "Cupcake Wars" too.

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  32. It totally works… i was disappointed by the Georgetown cupcakes, they were just ok. I wanted BIG BIM BAM WOW AMAZZING.

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  33. Love this outfit! Very casual but still stylish :)

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