Talbots top, Manolo Blahnik pumps (40% off)
These photos were taken at the Liberty Hotel around their 3rd floor “catwalk,” where they host local fashion shows on Thursdays throughout the year (old photos from a rare weeknight out for me!). I often get questions on where to stay as a visitor to Boston, and I love this place for a few reasons. Very central location aside (steps from the subway, walkable to many areas in Boston and even Cambridge), you get a bonus dose of local history as the structure used to be the Charles Street Jail. This jail opened in 1851 and was actually shut down in 1990 due to “unlawful” overcrowding and poor conditions – hard to imagine when you visit it in its current state! For kicks, here are two photos of the structure from its former jail life:
The core, open rotunda design was retained in the renovation, along with some original cell doors that you can spot throughout the hotel and its bars.
My style is admittedly more conservative than edgy, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much wear this jacket’s been getting. In the past I’d probably pair this outfit with a basic blazer, then lament about how the resulting look is too stuffy. This jacket has served as the perfect topper for weekend outfits needing an extra fitted layer. It was re-stocked in black last week, so I hope anyone who wanted to try it was able to pick one up!