Now that we are already almost a month into 2015, I wanted to take a minute and look back to last year around this time and see what I was wearing, what I was thinking and where I was at the time. Last January I was finishing up my time in Seattle and about to head back to New York to brave the snow and chilly temps. Maybe someday I will do a roundup of all the various outfits I’ve worn on the blog over the past six years but for now, here are four different outfits I wore plus some links to a handful of other fun posts I wrote during that month: 30 Things About Me, three mini remix videos, favorite detail shots, and six love versus cringe outfits. xo
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
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
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.
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.
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
Hi everyone! How was your holiday? I’ve been in heaven here, spending the past two weeks enjoying quality time with my family, seeing good friends and cuddling with my favorite pup, Barney.
One of my favorite things to do when at home in Seattle is to visit an area called Richmond Beach, which is where I grew up. My friend Steph and I drove down there last week and took in the beautiful view and reminisced about being 17, driving around listening to music and talking about boys.
There is something about being next to a large body of water (more specifically, the ocean) that is so calming to me. I could sit on a piece of driftwood for hours, with this view in front of me, and be as happy as a clam.
Photos by: Steph Burton
Happy (almost) New Year! Thanks for your continuous love and support.
I wouldn’t be here without you guys! xoxo
Hat: Stetson / Shirt: Zara (similar option) / Sweater: H&M / Vest: H&M / Jeans: 7FAM / Boots: UGG (gift) / Watch: Coach (The rose gold option doesn’t seem to be available anymore, but here is the original style in gold.)
Hi guys, happy Monday! Hope everyone’s weekend was great. I spent mine relaxing with my family and catching up with friends. It feels so good to be home.
My Dad shot these photos for me when we were out and about running errands in Fremont. I thought this wall mural was a nice, colorful change and felt like it contrasted nicely with my mostly grey and blue outfit, which now brings me to my look.
So, I had my eye on these grey leather pants and finally was able to snag them due to them being heavily on sale and some unused credit at Shopbop. They are so comfortable and such a pretty color. I actually took them to the tailor to get them shortened, right after photographing them, and can’t wait to get them back in a few weeks. I have a feeling they will be in heavy rotation over the next couple of months.
My new, most favorite flats…The Modern Loafer in Midnight by Everlane.
They are super comfortable and really well made. The leather is soft and flexible but also weather resilient at the same time. I absolutely love them and am currently on the wait list for the burgundy, and black version as well.
Have a happy week! xoxo
Hey guys! Sorry for not posting yesterday – I left my camera in my friend’s car and on top of that, my iPhoto was on the fritz (thank goodness, it seems like it’s back to normal now), so I was worried about not being able to post, but I finally gathered all my photos together from this past weekend and am so excited to share them with you.
But first, let’s discuss my dress. (Excuse the raindrops all over us- it was drippy and wet all weekend.) I was a bridesmaid in a wedding on Saturday and got to spend the past couple days with some of my closest friends from college. The bride (my dear friend Julia) decided to have us wear dresses from a company called Little Borrowed Dress where you can either rent or buy your dress. I decided to buy mine because I loved the style and color so much. If you are looking for bridesmaids dresses that are beautiful, practical (the fabric doesn’t wrinkle!) and affordable, I would definitely recommend this company. They have a showroom in New York or you can just check out their dresses online.
Lacy, Nicole and me. I’ve known these girls over ten years!
Thanks to Lacy and Nate for taking these photos!
Necklace: Nordstrom (Love this one too, which Nicole who is in the middle, is wearing.) / Dress: Little Borrowed Dress (in Slate) / Scarf: Street Vendor (in Soho) / Shoes: / Lipstick: Milani in Best Red / Nails: OPI in Thrill of Brazil
See more photos from the weekend by clicking below!
(Photos are a mix from my iPhone and Nikon)
This weekend I experienced my very first NFL game by going to a Browns home game in Cleveland. Truth be told, I grew up in a more baseball-centric household, so football was never really on my radar. But recently, I started paying attention to the Seahawks as my Seattle friends got me involved in watching the games while I was home, and then of course when we won the Superbowl, that sure helped a lot. :) But I don’t pretend to be a diehard football fan for the Seahawks or any other team since I am so new to it and don’t want to seem like a fair weather fan.
That said, Casey IS a diehard Browns fan and hasn’t missed a home opener game in over twelve years. So we decided to turn the weekend into a mini road trip and drive from New York to Ohio. (Thanks for loaning us a car, Ford!) We borrowed a cute little white Ford Fusion Hybrid and left bright and early on Saturday morning. It took us about 8 hours with only one or two stops along the way and luckily we didn’t hit any traffic or road work. We listened to music, talked, caught up on our week and laughed a lot. I love road trips.
Sunday morning we tailgated for three hours (I opted for tea :) then headed to the stadium at 1PM. If any of you guys are Browns fans or heard about their win, the touchdown happened in the last few minutes and was pretty incredible. I think Casey is still in shock that the Browns actually won a game.
The crowded walk to the stadium.
All is all, it was a great weekend.
Today we are back on the road again to start heading home to New York, but first plan on swinging through either Pittsburg or Columbus to break up the drive a bit. If any of you are from either area, I would love suggestions on what to do, where to eat/stay. Thanks! Hope your weekend was nice and relaxing. xo
P.S. Are you guys football fans? If so, who do you root for?