Saturday, January 3, 2015

PNW Winter

 thrifted jeans and flannel, handmade scarf, Free People bag, Converse sneakers

The temperature in Washington rarely dips below 45. Sure there's a bit of rain, but I think I'm a little better off than my sister who has to deal with freezing temperatures and snow all winter. I'm very happy to be able to layer a flannel over a long sleeve shirt, add a scarf and call it a winter outfit.

Remember this Free People bag that I posted about a couple months ago? I finally bought it with some Christmas money and it is just as versatile and beautiful and perfect as I predicted. Basically what I'm saying is you can expect to see it in practically every outfit post from now on...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Moments


This evening I was going through photos on my phone from this past year and came across so many gems, eight of which, I am sharing here. I find myself at the end of each year wondering what I actually did with the past 365 days, so even though I can't have my camera out all the time, I'm very happy I have the opportunity to capture moments as they happen. Although photos can never encapsulate the aroma of an exceptional meal, the sound of laughter, or the feeling of excitement with a new adventure, I'm happy to have them to trigger memories of a lovely moment.

This has been a such a wonderful year full of lovely people and new adventures. I'm so thankful for the people in my life including all of you that read my blog or follow me along on Instagram. I'm happy to say one of my resolutions for this year is to create/write more meaning I will be blogging on here more and getting involved with some exciting projects!

Here's to an amazing year!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Edge and Angst

 Urban Outfitters top, Kut from the Kloth jacket, Forever 21 skirt, Target tights, thrifted bag, Macy's sneakers

It's always interesting to see your personal style evolve. I remember when I was too afraid to wear scarves purely for fashion purposes in middle school and now I'm rocking a leather jacket like nobody's business. I always thought a leather jacket would be too edgy for my but lately I've been throwing some edge and teen angst into every outfit. My favorite way to do that is putting button pins on everything. Bonus points if they're Bikni Kill or feminist button pins! I found some of my favorites from the Modern Girl Blitz Etsy shop. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dear Santa


Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful this collage is? If I could just wear this outfit and tote around this Alexa Chung book forever I'd be 100% okay with that. I love the different textures each of the pieces bring to this outfit and of course, the color palette. 

What are you all wishing for? 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Workwear Casual



Old Navy cardigan, thrifted top and bag, H&M slacks, Converse sneakers 

One morning a few months ago I decided I needed a pair of black work pants in my life. I don't know if this happens to anyone else but sometimes I get a thought like that in my head (i.e. "my life will not be complete without a pair of black work pants") and I will search and search for the perfect and affordable match. Anyway, I found these at H&M for $25 and am so, so happy with them. I love pairing these professional pants with a white t-shirt and sneakers for a casual workwear look! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Minneapolis

This post is long overdue, but I thought I'd do a bit of a wrap-up of my trip to Minneapolis last month. I went to visit my two older sisters Caitlin and Chelsea for a lovely ten days of new coffee shops, shopping, and lying around talking. I never would have thought how hard it is for your sisters to live so far away so I'm always looking forward to when I can see them next!


I was so lucky this trip to get to be behind the scenes of two Bow and Arrow Magazine shoots. I helped Chelsea style the first shoot and helped with a little bit of everything during the cover shoot pictured above. It was SO lovely meeting the ladies behind a magazine I've been following for so long and to meet all the people making these photos as beautiful as they are. Make sure and check out the latest issue of BAM for the actual stories


I had the pleasure of meeting my long-time blog friend Mary (left) and her sister Ann (right) at the Mall of America while I was there! Mary and I have been blog friends for a couple years now so it was so nice to meet her wonderful, lovely self in person!


I also got to meet the lovely and amazingly talented photographer Alex of Alex Anne Photography. We talked over coffee at the Spyhouse Coffee on Nicollet and walked around snapping photos with Canons, iPhones, and Instax cameras. Check out the photos Alex took of me over on her blog! Meeting both these inspiring girls was so fun and I'm so happy I got to meet and talk to them in person!


A major part of my stay was spent lounging around at Caitlin's adorable new house. Making food, drinking tea, playing guitar, talking, and being silly. All of these being things we consistently do when we're together.

This was quite the long post but I hope you enjoyed the recap! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

All Denim

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Denim is such a staple in my everyday wardrobe but I'm always reminded of just how wonderful it is when the back-to-school season rolls around. I've loved the denim on denim look for a while and have been trying to bring a variety denim pieces into my closet without defaulting to jeans. I just found the perfect pair of overalls at H&M and am dying to style them, but I will have to wait until the weather allows!