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Saturday could not come soon enough this week. It has been a challenging (and yet amazing) month for me here in Boston. Today is officially the first really cold day we have had so far and I am secretly happy.

My hair and all that humidity just don’t work well together. Sigh.

It has also been a busy month on my Instagram. From OOTDs, urban views, my daily coffee runs, to a reflection on beauty I have captured sneak peeks of my day to day life more than I expected.

This is a round up of some of my posts over there this past month!

Happy Saturday all you crazy people 😀

Mila

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Champagne by the Courtyard (Or How to Act Like Grown Ups)

The post today starts with a story that seems out of a movie.

Here in Boston we have the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Gardner had an impressive art collection at her house, and decided to leave it for the public’s “education and enjoyment forever” in the form of a museum. But in 1990 there was theft at the museum where several invaluable paintings were robbed. A couple of Rembrandt’s amongst them. To this day you can walk into the museum and see the frames where the paintings used to be. Even though some say that is because Gardner stipulated in her will that nothing was to be changed in her house, the Museum holds hope that the paintings will someday return to their rightful home. I do too to be honest.

I went there last week with my friend Ma for an event called Third Thursdays, it happens every month and this time they collaborated with a jazz band from Roxbury.

Even though we both love museums, the main attractive was the champagne by the courtyard promise, not gonna lie.

The gardens and courtyard of this museum are beautiful, filled with works of art. It has that chic yet intellectual vibe that Boston oozes in these type of events – we are turning into grown ups people!

Isn’t Ma’s necklace amazing?! It’s also super unique, she bought it in the streets of Santorini when she was there last year.

The Gardner Museum is definitely worth a visit – even for college students like myself – because the house itself is a work of art!

I’ll see you soon,

Mila

Sunday Brunch

This Sunday Brunch post comes with actual brunch pictures!

My friends and I went to Cinquecento, an amazing restaurant in  the South End neighborhood here in Boston. I am starting to explore this neighborhood only now, and all of the places that I’ve been there have this “cool” factor attached. Also, Nutella crepes kind of make any morning perfect.

Good Soap – Whole Foods

I just bought this soap bar at Whole Foods today, it has been a while since I found a soap bar that I actually liked and that was not from one of the big brands (like Dove for example). It smells amazing and from I have seen so far it actually moisturizes the body without being sticky.

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

I still have approximately 10 perfume bottles to finish – but this one is on my wish list for next month. I tried this on a couple times and staying power is great, the scent is just perfect aaaaaaand I love the ads. Natalie Portman rocks. Sold, sold and sold.

Angelina Jolie

One of the most inspiring women out there if you ask me, regardless of what tabloids say. The picture below is from a Vanity Fair shoot. I read her interview the other day and researched a bit of her story and famous quotes, and the way she built a life for herself made me feel empowered. My favorite quote?

People say you’re going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own” 

I hope your Sunday is going well so far!

Love,

Mila

It’s Still Summer Right?!

Technically Summer ends on September 22nd here in Boston, so we can still wear our dresses out (with a jacket). I have seen some people wearing scarfs these past days, and it must be excitement for the Fall season because it’s still HOT. I can dig the fact I have a couple more days of showing off some skin.

Having a bit of a “destroyed” type of jacket with girly dresses makes the entire outfit more interesting in my opinion, less likely to look like you’re five years old.

I just now realized that this outfit was composed of gifts I got from people I love. The necklace was from my mother (her creation again), my jacket from Maria (roommate!) and the dress from Steph (roommate #2!). I must be missing them so much I just unconsciously decided to wear all of it at the same time.

I got a haircut this week – “Really?! But it looks the same?!” Said everyone – but it FEELS different peeps.

These shoes are SO comfortable, and even though no one believes me I could walk in them all the time. Brazil has a way with making high heels.

Pictures were taken at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It is located right next to the Fenway Park and one of the coolest places in Boston in this girl’s opinion. They also have creepy baby heads outside, the sculptures are actually iconic nowadays, like a trademark of the museum.

One of the … heads? … has its eyes open and the other one has its eyes closed. Art people, art.

As always, I hope you have a good weekend!!

Love,

Mila

Back to Boston

Hi there,

So, school started. Life started again. Well, busy life started I should say. Busy but happy – the past week has been all sorts of amazing, and I have actually gotten myself into new projects here in Boston that I am beyond excited to carry on. One of them is something I talked about a while ago: learning French!!!

Another one of these projects is the Harvard Intercollegiate Convention – HEY BOSTON PEOPLE LISTEN UP – that is happening October 15th to 17th at the Hynes Convention Center, in Boston. This is the 11th year this conference is being organized, and some amazing women from the likes of Donna Karan and Diane von Furstenberg have been keynote speakers in previous editions of IBC.

The idea of IBC is to explore the role of women in business, to support other women in your industry and to help college women in networking. And Harvard provides us with the means to do it by linking campus representatives from all over the globe to bring together women for this conference. This year there are three keynote speakers:

If you are at all interested in participating shoot me an email at milasaidso@gmail.com, the registration fee is $45 per person, but if you register with a group – and I can help with that – the fee drops to $38 per person.

A few snippets of my last days around Boston. The Prudential Tower (The Pru!!!)  is a landmark here in Boston. Kinda like our own Empire State Building. But with shopping and dining.

And the architecture around Boston completely varies, but I just love these old buildings ❤

This promises to be a crazy-happy-busy-unpredictable semester and I hope you’ll be on this ride with me.

Love,

Mila

Fall Inspiration

Confession: I am not a pumpkin-spice-latte-kinda-girl. Fall is still my favorite season though, I swear!

And if you ever go to Boston during this season please take some time to walk alongside the Charles River. Case in point:

You need some killer outfits to go with this scenery, and on my Tumblr/Pinterest walks I have found some inspiration for the season ahead. Obviously by November I will be wearing my winter jackets because *Boston* but underneath it I still wanna look  blog-picture perfect 😉

I do not own any of the pictures below, all pictures were found on social media!

If you want more inspiration you can look at my Pinterest Back To School board, I have other outfit ideas over there.

I’ll see you soon,

Mila