First Post! + Off the Shoulder Top

September 26, 2016


I’m so honored you’re stopping by! This is my very first post and I am super excited about beginning this blog.

Who am I? Your basic fashion fan. Boston born & raised, I love traveling and trying new things.  By day, I’m a full time marketing professional. In my free time, you can find me heads down in a fashion magazine, scrolling endlessly through instagram, or deep in a new fashion blog I’ve stumbled upon.

Why Now? Because why not now? I’ve been an avid fashion fan and blog reader for years. I love following the most recent trends via bloggers – they have great insights and styling tips. I have always wanted to try it out on my own and share my taste with anyone who’s interested 🙂 After undergoing some recent (and somewhat major) life changes, I’ve reevaluated what I’m passionate about. Deciding to trust my gut, I’ve finally created a space that where I can share my favorite fashion trends.

Why “Converse and Cocktails”? I love bringing simplicity and comfort to everything – including style. But you can read more about that here.

Now, onto the important stuff: the clothes!



I absolutely love the off-the-shoulder looks that have been trending this season. This type of shirt is perfect as we transition from summer to fall in Boston. I’m still holding on to some pops of color, hence the teal accessories and hot pink lip!





Also, Tassels. Give me all the tassels.



{ Top: Jcrew // Jeans: Old Navy // Shoes: Nine West, old, similar here // Bag: Tory Burch // Earrings: Bauble Bar // Bracelets: Stephiechic // Sunglasses: Ray Ban}

Please comment – I’d love to hear from you!


  1. Reply

    Donna Turner

    Best of Luck with your new blog, Colleen!

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    Jenna Panopoulos

    Gorgeous outfit! LOVE the top!

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    Donna Turner

    Best of Luck!

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    Jane Marzulli

    Yay Colleen! So happy you’re blogging again! Absolutely fantastic first blog, you look gorge, as usual. Looking forward to many, many more blogs! ❤️

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    emily | shell chic'd

    Super super cute lady, welcome to the Boston Blogger fam! Can’t wait to follow along xx

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    This belongs on CHIC & HAWT or whatever the blog name was. SO HAWT RITE NOW. Like I said, outfit perfect for Lucky’s. I’m so glad Lucy made an appearance and supports the look. All yous Burnses are superstars!

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    Looking stellar girlfrand!

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    Wahoo! Love the blog and can’t wait to read upcoming posts. Please do a “smokey eye level 10” tutorial!

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    Mackenzie Danho

    Can’t wait to follow along!

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    Laura Tobon

    Love this! So excited to see all the posts to come! Let’s meet?

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    Cathy Walsh

    Congrats, beautiful Colleen. Enjoy!

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    Love the shoes too! And your sweet dog! Great look you put together. You are knocking it out of the park!

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    Michelle | The Secret Ingredient Is

    Love it! So happy you took the leap – can’t wait to read along on this amazing blogging journey 🙂

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