Since we’re traveling right now, I thought it’d be fun to share some pictures that I never posted from our stroll last fall through Harvard Yard (pronounced Hahvahd Yahd). In October, on our way back from Maine to see the trees change color, we stopped for a day in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The weather was spectacular and since we were staying nearby, we decided to stroll the prestigious campus before grabbing dinner and meeting friends.
I had one outfit with me after camping, and this was it (Jon was a bit of a packing dictator), but I’m pretty proud I was able to pull it together after 4 days of sleeping in a tent. This look is often my go-to for transitional weather because it layers well and it an easy way to look chic without a lot of effort.
My favorite ripped jeans from Current/Elliot are no longer available, but this is a similar style. I prefer simple white tees and after trying and owning many different kinds, LNA is my favorite t-shirt brand (see here and here). This light coat was quick to sell out at Zara last fall, but there are so many other great options, like this one and this one. I’m fiendishly loyal to my Dolce Vita booties (they make my feet look smaller at a size 9.5/10), and I like this pair and these for fall. And if you’ve been reading for a while, you’ll know how often I prefer Janessa Leone hats like this one.
These are such easy staples to grab when you don’t know what the weather will be. Dressing, for me, doesn’t get any easier than this!
I’ve been to the Harvard campus many times, having had a sister who went to this amazing school, and it never disappoints me. It’s like you can smell the academia and ambition. The old brick buildings and famous halls are so beautiful, and knowing how many brilliant minds have passed through these gates is pretty overwhelming. I remember visiting my sister in her dorm for the first time, having breakfast in a dining hall that looked like a scene from Hogwarts, and watching her graduation ceremony in the cool May rain.
Not to mention, Jon and I fell in love in Boston. I’d take the train from Providence, Rhode Island nearly every weekend to visit him. We’d frequent Cambridge together, holding hands through the MIT student center, grabbing lunch at Darwin’s, hot chocolate at Burdick’s, and I remember seeing my first fashion idol, Betsey Johnson, eating lunch at the old Greenhouse diner. Sigh. Is there anything better than good memories of a beautiful place?
Mid-October is a particularly gorgeous time of year, and it makes me long for the exciting buzz of campus life. I’ll be camping in Maine again next month, so here’s hoping I pass through again soon!
Have you been to Cambridge or Boston? What are your favorite things to do there? And to see photos from Maine, check out this overview post, this one from a canoe trip, and our morning at Otter Cliffs.