A few weeks ago, I let Instagram decide my day.
I posted several polls on my Instagram Stories and had YOU vote on what I should do with my day. I would post two options on a poll, give about 10-20 minutes for people to vote, and then do whatever the winning option (at the time) was. As someone who loves to plan, it was a little bizarre for me to not know where I was going for breakfast or what my coffee order would be - but it ended up being a really fun morning (and something that I might do again).
Scroll down to follow along with my day!
WHAT TO WEAR: Top & Pants or Dress?
YOU CHOSE: Top & Pants
For an 85-degree day in Boston, I gave you two easy & lightweight outfit options that have never been on the blog before. Thanks to your votes, I ended up getting compliments on my pants for the rest of the day.
(Shop my pants here & top here)
WHERE TO GO FOR BREAKFAST: Tatte or Mother Juice?
YOU CHOSE: Mother Juice
Next up: breakfast! I gave you the choice between two local Back Bay spots: Tatte (bakery/cafe + coffee) or Mother Juice (Smoothie/juice spot). After 20 minutes, the votes were in Mother Juice's favor, so I headed over to to grab a smoothie bowl. Unfortunately, by the end of the day, the votes have flipped to Tatte's favor - but I wasn't going to wait too long to eat breakfast!
COFFEE ORDER: Iced Vanilla Latte or Iced Chai Latte?
YOU CHOSE: Iced Vanilla Latte (my fave!)
I need my caffeine in the morning, so after breakfast I went in search of coffee. My go-to order tends to be an iced vanilla latte, but I have a newfound appreciation for iced chai lattes, so I made that an option as well.
WHERE TO SHOP: Reformation or TJMaxx?
YOU CHOSE: Reformation
Back Bay is filled with retail stores, so next up I wanted to go do a little shopping. There's a gorgeous new Reformation store that just opened a few months ago (so my style), and down the street there's also a large TJMaxx where I usually pick up some pretty great finds. I told you that I'd put together a few looks at whichever spot you chose. Thanks to you, I ended up finding some really cute new arrivals at Reformation (which you may end up seeing in upcoming posts!).
WHERE TO TAKE A PHOTO: Umbrella Patio or Flowerpot Steps?
YOU CHOSE: Flowerpot steps
I spent the morning with my friend and photographer, Nicollette, who shot photos along the way during the day. For an outfit shot, I found two great locations - a storefront patio with the cutest striped umbrella and a set of residential stairs that were filled with flowerpots (which seriously matched my pants). If you've been keeping up with me on Instagram, you will have seen the resulting photo photo in my feed!
In case you missed it: you can still watch my IG stories from my "Instagram Decides My Day" on my highlights here!
Most photos by Nicollette Petersen.