instagram happiness #2.

Happy Monday, folks! I hope those of you on the eastern seaboard weathered Irene without any issues. I'm actually writing this post on Saturday night because I didn't want to leave you all hanging on Monday, in the event we lose power and I can't blog on Sunday ;)

I'm linking up with Ashley at a {little} dash of ash today--I love seeing all the other fun Instagram posts. It makes Mondays just slightly less painful! {If you're on Instagram, follow me -- I'm @amv529!}

Last week, I spent a few days in Boston for work, which meant I could enjoy great food on someone else's dime ;) One of my favorite stops was at Modern Pastry, where we grabbed chocolate chip-dipped cannolis. So yummy! Even though I was in a conference room for much of the week, I kept hearing all the buzz about Hurricane Irene. On Friday, I made a stop at Target to grab a few extra flashlights and found only empty shelves!

Later on Friday night, {cv} surprised me with last minute tickets to see Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band up at Gillette Stadium. Because of Irene, they had to change the second show from Sunday to Friday--and a ton of tickets opened up on Ticketmaster! We managed to get in the door for $25 each, a full $100 less than the face value of our tickets...not too shabby. I love having a legitimate reason to wear those fab Dexter boots I found at a vintage shop in 2009.  Suffice it to say, {cv} and I had an absolute blast!

The other highlights of the week? Opening up all the goodies I received in the mail! I finally got my lovely Kendra Scott "I Do" Carly Botanical Stud Earrings from Max & Chloe! On top of that, a few more goodies for rendez-vous: new england made their way to our humble abode. Mr. Pinky and Gus Gus kept me company through it all :)

What's the most exciting package you've received in the last few weeks?
How did you spend the weekend?

Hope your Monday is free of hurricanes and full of happiness! Much love! {av}


  1. I have to find you on Instagram- I'm so addicted to it as well. I think it's the best part about my new iPhone! Just posted my favorite I pics from yesterday at my blog...

    xoxo from Trinidad

  2. your boots are adorable! love your little instagram collage!!

  3. I love those boots and all of your instagrams!

  4. I love instagram photos, I wish I had an iPhone! Or better yet, I wish instagram was available to people without iPhones.



  5. how fun! i love your boots, hardcore. and that's so great you got to go to the concert! is it bad that i would eat a cannoli for breakfast? so good!

  6. What a fun surpirse - love zac brown! And those boots are awesome!

  7. instagram is so fun, great pictures and love the boots!

    xx Emily @

  8. I'm going to join in and say that I love your boots too! Your cat looks pretty awesome as well. :)

  9. ahh this is all so exciting. I'm glad you enjoyed Boston! I love Modern..much less crowded than the famed "mikes" and in my opinion..better!

    I am so jealous you went to Kenny and Zac Brown..I was dying to go! I hope you had a blast!


  10. love love love the boots & earrings!

  11. Well, Irene ruined some plans but made others! How fun you got to go to the concert!!

  12. Even if Irene wasn't necessarily helping things, it sounds like the weekend was pretty divine-and those earrings are just delicious! I just got a Christmas gift in for John (yes, I shop for Christmas gifts in August)-a monogrammed Lewis bag I'm so tickled by!

  13. Sounds like a fun little trip! Chocolate cannolis and Zac Brown Band sound particularly special. :)

  14. I love Instagram! but I'm terrible at remembering to take pictures...I should probably get better at that :/

    But how fun that you got to go to a concert on the cheap! I love sweet surprises like that.

    Hope you have a fabulous week my dear!


  15. Lucky Girl- I love Zac Brown Band! Your boots are so cute too :)