Valentine's Appropriate Outfit

January 30, 2017

Hard to believe Valentine's Day is only two weeks away, but it's time to start planning all of the red and pink ensembles! I know I've said it before but I'm always in the camp of being literal when it comes to dressing for holidays. I love wearing the traditional holiday colors! So I piled on all of the pink and added a few touches of burgundy for this V-Day appropriate look. Mark and I don't typically do anything for Valentine's Day other than maybe make a nice dinner at home. 

Gimme' All of the Neutrals

January 25, 2017

I guess I'm really into neutrals right now? I think that's just what naturally happens for a lot of us during the winter. I know I'm feeling a little uninspired and all neutrals always feels put together so I tend to reach for neutrals from head to toe more often. I think I have every neutral but navy packed into this outfit too #winning

Apartment Updates

January 23, 2017

I realized that I've never shared photos on here of our apartment because it's never felt "finished." I kind of gave up on decorating half way through and then figured since we didn't know if we'd be staying here another year it wasn't worth putting in the effort. Well now we've decided to stay another year so my desire to finish decorating has been reinvigorated. Today I'm sharing photos of the way the apartment currently looks (if not just to document what it's looked like for a whole year) and what updates I'd like to make. Some of these photos aren't the prettiest or Insta worthy, but that's real life folks.

Neutrals in Colorful Capitola

January 20, 2017

As you may have seen I spent Sunday in the adorable beach town of Capitola, which is so bright and colorful. This outfit doesn't quite fit in😂I felt like I should have been wearing a fun sundress, but it was a little chilly for that! I opted for neutrals instead. It always feels a bit odd to wear sweaters, coats, and scarves at the beach, but that's Northern California for you!

72 Hours in the Bay Area

January 18, 2017

My friend (and bridesmaid) Malorie came to visit this past weekend and we honestly had the best lineup of activities that I just had to share. Whether you live in the Bay Area or just visiting for a weekend, here is a fun list of things to do while you're here!

7 Things I want to Do in California

January 13, 2017

With the new year I have an invigorated desire to explore more of the state we call home. I feel like we've done a pretty good job of getting out to see some of California's beauty (Sonoma, Yosemite, Tahoe), but we've fallen off the wagon as of late. So I'm going to (virtually) write down the things I still want to do so I can commit to making it happen!

Recent Beauty Favorites

January 11, 2017

As you may know by now, I'm not a huge beauty person, but I do enjoy trying out new products from time to time. Because I use so few products the ones that stick around have to be the best. I feel like I've been on a bit of a beauty kick lately though because I've just tried all of these products for the first time within the last few months. All six of items are equally amazing and will definitely be sticking around!

Jacquard and Velvet

January 9, 2017

I'm so sad to say that these pants from Old Navy have sold out :( but I found a similar pair here! I rarely wear trousers, but these are the best. They're snazzy but not over the top so I can wear them to my very casual job and not feel overdressed. I also need to call out these amazing velvet lace-up flats from Target of all places! I bought them a while ago but I think this is their blog debut. You absolutely need them, they're so comfy from the very first wear!

Ivory Coat and Cozy Tunic Sweater

January 6, 2017

I have to call out a few things specific items from this outfit because they're that good! First, this cozy tunic sweater from Lands End is a dream. I got it for Christmas and want to live in it. Such a great price and perfect for winter! Second, aren't ivory coats just so chic? When you keep them clean, that is! I think they're so stylish and they make me think of Olivia Pope, so win-win. Third, this scarf. OMG you guys, this scarf. Obsession level is off the charts. Also a Christmas gift and I think that everyone needs to go out and buy themselves and their friends a cashmere scarf. Because let me just tell you it feels like an actual hug around your neck. I wore it every single day in Minnesota and am just waiting for some chilly days here in CA to pull it out again! It's from H&M if you can believe that, so it's also a great price for 100% cashmere!

The 2017 Project

January 4, 2017

If you've been reading here a while you'll probably remember that I did something called The 2016 Project where I made 12 mini resolutions for each month of the year. It actually went so well that I decided I wanted to do it again! When I say it went well I mean I enjoyed myself and feel like I bettered myself, even if only for that month. There were a couple repeats in here from last year, but some new ones too :) This might not be the most interesting content but I definitely found that I was held more accountable because I would post about it here. If you're wanting to see how 2016 went you can read about each month here!

All Wrapped Up

January 2, 2017

Happy 2017 everyone! Starting the year off right with a new outfit post finally! We're back in California and I have access to my camera cords so I could finally post these picture I took three weeks ago. Our flight was kind of a nightmare last night :( Louie chewed through his carrier to the point where he could escape so he had to sit on our laps for the flight. He did really well once he was on our laps and was basically passed out, but the flight attendants were less than pleased. Safe to say that I was an anxious wreck and I am so happy that it's all over! Now, let's talk about this dress, shall we?

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