Maine Airbnb Roundup

Unique charm on a small private farm

As a mom, I spend a lot of time planning summer activities for my family, specifically my two boys. If I could choose a vacation for myself it would be very different. Here is a roundup of Airbnb rentals in Maine that I would go to on my own, or with just with one other person, like my husband or a girlfriend.

⇓ Handbuilt cabin overlooking pond ⇓

⇓ Exquisitely Modern Country Cottage ⇓

Rustic, cozy vintage Maine trailer

Waterfront bunkhouse at Long Point 

Frye Mountain Camp ⇓

The Sunhouse ⇓
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Sun-filled old farmhouse meets loft 

Check out the stairway wall in this house.

Which is your favorite? I think I’d go with the handbuilt cabin overlooking the pond or the Sunhouse. Those hammocks are calling me.

xo jam

Spring 2016 Style Inspiration

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vintage Flax shirt / skirt via Heist (sold out)

The things I want to wear for spring and summer are so basic they hardly seem worthy of a post. I just want to wear linen t-shirts and skirts.

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I’ll continue to carry my oversized rattan bag. It’s great for carrying library books and that extra cashmere sweater that you need when the AC is too high.

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Connected Artisans

I want to work a giant silk scarf into my spring/summer wardrobe. I’m inspired by Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre. [say that 10x fast] I attempted to make something like this once already. It came out horrible, but I’m willing to try again. Who is up for another #portcitydye?

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I’m not going to pretend I can wear anything but a sensible shoe. I stand at work and I like to go for walks. I think a pair of  Teva sandals in a pale color would look good.

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For days off I’ll throw on some cropped jeans. I recommend going directly to the men’s section at thrift stores. You’ll have more luck finding well-worn high-waisted Wranglers and Lees.

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I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to Jean Fringe.

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I cut my hair a little shorter than I love so for the time being I’m going to sport a Victoria Beckham knot or a short pony. I realize how insignificant that sounds.

I think that covers it. What are you wearing for Spring and Summer?
xo jam

Sustainable Shopping: New + Old

I did a little shopping this morning before I even got out of bed. Saturday mornings I drink coffee in bed and read blogs and peruse my Pinterest account. I rarely buy new items. My wardrobe is almost entirely secondhand (except for shoes and undergarments), but this morning I was inspired (by the sale price) to buy something special. I bought this Coralscape dress by Nancybird.  I learned about it via Miss Moss. nancybird-ss15-01

dress backIt looks comfortable and chic.  I could wear it to either the Corey Daniels art opening on May 30th or the Patrick Healey Opening Reception on Sunday June 14th, or both. When buying something new I think it is a good sign when I can see myself wearing it in 10 years. With this particular piece, I can see a young woman buying it in 20 years when I bring it to a consignment shop.

I also got this vintage cotton wrap dress from Etsy. It was only $38 bucks.  It’s the perfect thing to throw over my Minnow Bathers swim suit. I’ll wear it with a vintage straw hat and granny sandals. The hat below is by Rachel Comey. The sandals are vintage SAS.

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What do you wear to art openings and on lazy summer days? xo jam