I’ve been loving my little routine with my Dad and Barney lately. We grab coffee, take a nice long walk somewhere (yesterday it was up on Queen Anne) and then afterwards stop for lunch. I really cherish the quality time I get to spend with him while I’m home and feel lucky that he carves out time to be with me (and doesn’t mind taking photos for the blog:).









I love this photo. I was goofing off with Barney while my Dad was still snapping away, and he captured this gem of a moment. Love that puppy.


Photos by: My Dad :)

Outfit Credits:

Sunglasses: Ray Ban / Jacket: IRO / Shirt: Zara / Pants: Textile Elizabeth & James via Madewell (I thought these were unavailable since I bought them a long time ago, but I recently found them here and for a great price!) / Bag: Madewell / Boots: Rag & Bone









Look at that single piece of drool!


Barney LOVES his pretty suede collar from Yark. His neck is so big that most collars don’t fit him, but this one is perfect!



Photos by: My Dad

With only a week left in Seattle, I have been trying to fit in as many snuggles and walks with Barney as possible. Yesterday, my Dad and I took him to Woodland Park to run round a bit and burn off some energy. It’s amazing to watch him fly by you at record speed, all the while hoping he won’t barrel into you at the same time. But luckily his depth perception and agility never fails and he whizzes past like a lightening bolt just missing you by mere inches! I’m going to miss him so much after I leave. :/

But on a lighter note, I still have four full days with him, my family and friends, and I intend on taking full advantage of my time left!

Outfit Details:

Hat: J.Crew / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban / Scarf: Zara / Sweatshirt: J.Crew (on sale!) / Jeans: Frame (gift) / Boots: Hunter

Barney’s collar and leash were a sweet gift from Yark! xo






Photos by: My Dad :)

Me and my handsome pup out for a coffee and errand run. Hope your Monday is off to a great start! xo

Outfit Details:

Jacket: IRO / Sweater: Everlane / Workout Pants: Marshalls / Shoes: Nike / Bag: Madewell


Yesterday was Casey’s last day in Seattle so I wanted to make sure we had a fun Seattle-centric day. After breakfast, we drove over to Gas Works Park and took in the skyline, which was pretty incredible. The sun was shining and it was chilly out but overall pretty perfect weather considering that it’s freezing and snowing in other parts of the country right now. After that, we headed to University Village for lunch, then came home for a bit of work time, and then eventually back out for a little family dinner before heading to the airport (tear). I hate goodbyes, and even though I will see him next weekend, it doesn’t seem to make it any easier at the time of the actual goodbye. Does anyone else feel like that? It’s been so much fun having him over the past week and a half, I just didn’t want our mini vacation to end. Sigh.



On another note, I think I’m seeing a theme here with all my monochromatic outfits I’ve been wearing as of late. :) Today’s look started with these blue suede pumps from Nine West. I have been holding onto them for a while now but always struggled with how I wanted to style them. Finally, I just picked them up and started pulling together other blue items I had with me on this trip, and voila! This is what came out of it. I grabbed my beloved Mariners hat on the way out the door to add a playful yet casual touch to the overall look.







Photos by: Me and Casey :)

I hope getting back into the swing of things this week hasn’t been too rough on you and that you all have super fun weekend plans. I will be watching the Seahawks play tomorrow and then hopefully just having a relaxing Sunday at home with Barney, my parents and the Hallmark Channel. (No judgement!)

Sending love and good energy to you guys – thanks for being there. xo

Outfit Details:

Mariners Hat: MLB Shop / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Scarf: Zara (found in the men’s department) / Jacket: True Religion (gift – mine is old, but here is a similar style from Top Shop via Nordstrom) / Shirt: Saint James / Jeans: Zara / Heels: Nine West / Bag: Proenza Schouler






Photos by: My Dad :)

Outfit Details:

  Sunglasses: Karen Walker  / Earrings:Bauble Bar (gift) / Scarf: H&M / Jacket:IRO (I found mine during a major sale at Intermix but it looks like it’s still available here. Mine is a size 40.) / Shirt: J.Crew  / Cords: 7FAM (Mine were a gift and are old but AG has a similar pair on sale for $100 at Nordstrom right now!) / Booties: F21 (I can’t seem to find these boots on F21’s website, but here is a splurge worthy version as well as a more affordable style too.) / Gloves: H&M (on sale!) / Bag: Givenchy


My earrings were a gift from Bauble Bar.

Casey and I drove up to Bellingham yesterday to visit my old college campus, Western Washington University (I also went to Fairhaven College for those of you that are familiar with the schools), which was so much fun and definitely a walk down memory lane for me. The town is only about an hour and a half away from Seattle, so we decided to take a little trip up there to show him my old stomping grounds. Luckily it was beautiful out and we caught some amazing views along the way and down by the water. One of my favorite parks between Bellingham and Fairhaven is called Boulevard Park. I’ll let the photo below speak for itself. :)



I found the “evil eye” necklace at a little boutique in Marblehead, Mass. back in November, and Casey bought me the giraffe necklace for Christmas. :)





The scenic view during the ride up Chuckanut Drive.



Photos by: Me and Casey

We had a blast and I am so happy I was able to share the day up there with him.

Much love for you B-ham. Until next time! xo

Outfit Credits:

Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Jacket: IRO (I found mine during a major sale at Intermix but it looks like it’s still available here. Mine is a size 40.) / Tee: Rag & Bone / Scarf: Zara / Jeans: Frame (gift) / Booties: J.Crew (I bought mine during a mega sale, but here are cute pair for under $100 at Nordstrom)/ Bag: Givenchy


1: Casey and I are in desperate need of a living room wall makeover, so I’m really loving this gallery wall for inspiration

2: Our bedroom in the apartment is really dark, which can be nice when sleeping in, but I still love a bright yet cozy bedroom.

3: Sharing this image just because these cute girls make me smile.

4: Again with that natural light! A nice bright, white kitchen would be so amazing to cook in, don’t you think?

5: Colorful clothing is great, but sometimes all black everything is all a girl needs.

6: Working on attaining cool fonts and came across these awesome free ones!

As I ease into January and get back into the swing of things, I’ve been thinking about a few things I want to try and be more consistent with on a daily basis. I have my bigger life long goals, like keeping up with my gym routine, eating healthy and drinking more water, but I also have smaller, slightly less intimidating goals.

One in particular being more proactive and present on Pinterest! I remember a few years ago when Ben Silbermann approached me at an IFB conference, handed me his business card and told me he had started a site called Pinterest. I didn’t really know what it was back then but it’s so amazing to see where the company is today. It’s truly such a great place to find and share inspirations as well as a great way to keep everything visually organized.


1: I really want to be somewhere warm in the upcoming months. These palm trees have me dreaming of the beaches in California.

2: Cream colored, cozy turtleneck knits are my jam. I love my oversized one I found for $5 at Value Village!

3: DIY chalkboard mugs! LOVE.

4: The lovely Arielle from Something Navy, looking stylish as usual. I want to recreate/DIY this look with a cheap pair of faux leather pants.

5: Easy to make (and healthy) egg muffins! Yummmm.

6: Le sigh. Emmanuelle Alt makes me want to own only simple, classic pieces. And tuck my shirt in. And wear blazers.

That said, as silly as this might sound, sometimes I just get so overwhelmed with everything that is out there and feel like I’m on social media overload at times. That there are more blogs and vlogs than I can ever read or watch, that I’m not posting enough on my own platforms and that I will never be able to tackle and clean out my overcrowded inbox. Because the truth is, instead of delving in, sometimes I just shut down. Does that ever happen to you guys? Ugh, it can be the worst!

But the thing is, I’m not complaining or being negative…actually the opposite. I want to take a look at what’s overwhelming me and slowly but surely, carve out time for what needs to be taken care of, take it one step at a time, and get it done. So, one of the things I’m starting with is, growing and expanding my presence on Pinterest. I want to share more inspiration with you guys, because well, it’s visually stimulating, inspiring, makes me happy, and it’s fun! I’m excited to delve in even deeper and fall down many amazing “pin holes” if you will.

So, in an effort to start flexing my P-muscles, I dug around and found a bunch of images (and the sites they came from) that I like at the moment to share with you guys. You can follow even more of my pins and boards here, so I hope you guys will follow along!

As always, thanks for stopping by and reading what I have to say.

I’m always so appreciative of you guys and your amazing support. xoxo


Good morning, everyone! Can you believe it’s the first Monday of the new year? I’m excited for what’s to come in 2015 but so very thankful for what 2014 brought me, which included my sweet boyfriend, Casey. He’s quite a gem and I feel so lucky to have him in my life. I posted about him being a saint here, because when we took these photos, it was FREEZING outside. Poor guy didn’t have gloves on and let me tell you, the wind coming off the water was brutal. I can handle cold weather, but when you involve  crazy wind, no thank you. He patiently shot and reshot until I got what I wanted photo-wise, and kept a smile on his face for most of it. My Dad is the same way – patient and supportive. Thank goodness for these two amazing men in my life.



Can you tell by the look on my face that I’m freezing? Haha, I was trying so hard to keep it together! Oh, what I will do for a good photograph!



As you can see, I am desperately trying to hold my hair down and keep it from blowing straight up or across my face. I’m sure I looked insane to any bystanders, especially when I took off my jacket, but I really wanted to show you guys my sweater! :)




Photos by: Casey

I am very lucky and blessed in so many ways and feel thankful for all that I have. Thank you to you all, my friends and loved ones, and to 2014. You were a good year.

Here’s to a fantastic Monday! xo

Outfit Details:

Coat: Zara (old) / Vest: Zara / Sweater: Gap (I found this one at Goodwill for $5!) / Pants: Rag & Bone (found majorly on sale at Nordstrom!) / Shoes: Everlane / Bag: Proenza Schouler / Earrings: Bauble Bar (gift)

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