March 28, 2011

On My Mind

Have you ever tried something on, passed for whatever reason, and immediately regretted that decision?  Well, this past weekend I had that experience with this H&M dress. It's been on my mind ever since I stepped foot out of the store!  I tried my best to focus and only shop for clothes that I needed for the trip, but I just had to grab it and head for the fitting room. I'm actually surprised I was able to talk myself out of buying it. And now I'm trying to talk myself into heading back to the store. Isn't this chiffon dress the perfect combination of very pretty and a bit edgy?

Hmm...what to do?

March 25, 2011

Pretty Looks

Stumbled across this Online Shop via Gold and Gray, and I can't get enough of their cute clothes and affordable prices!  Don't you just love these looks!?  So pretty.  Also loving them because they could all be worn well into fall.

Lovin' her hair too!

March 22, 2011

Put A Bird On It!

(Photo by Alexei Hay via Elle Magazine)

Have you seen the show Portlandia?  This new show on IFC is a must see! My favorite skit is "Put a bird on it". It has actually become a running joke between my girlfriends and I. You can check it out here! This skit is basically making fun of people who like anything and everything with birds on them. Ever since watching it, I've pretty much become one of those people. Seriously, I cannot stop eyeing clothes and accessories with birds on them!  This recent shoot of Amanda Seyfried in Elle has only my fueled my desire for birds ;)  Check out a few of my current lust items...

Soaring Bird Necklace by Forever 21

Urban Outfitters - Love...

 Love Birds Jewelry Stand by Urban Outfitters

 Birds and Cages Purse by Portemone

This post was inspired by my girl Brandy...who has, does, and will always "put a bird on it" when needed!

March 19, 2011

To-Do List

(Forever 21 Fedora)

I'm not a big fan of to-do lists or check lists. I'm the type of person who packs the morning of a departure, not the night(s) before. Why keep your clothes in luggage longer than they need to be? Right? Well, with our vacation to Europe fast approaching (only 2 weeks away), I've decided to get on board. I've never been so excited to change my ways! 

March 14, 2011

Breathtaking Photos



I've been married for over 3 years now and I still catch myself looking at wedding blogs and magazines.  With my best friend's upcoming nuptials I've had an excuse, but I know I'll forever be curious as to what's going on in the world of weddings.  I couldn't help but post a few photographs from Clayton Austin.  This talented photographer captures the most beautiful moments in engagement sessions and weddings. Aren't his photos breathtaking?

(Photos by Clayton Austin)

March 10, 2011

Hope Floats

Kaelen Grandma Hannigan Long Jersey Dress

In a few weeks, my husband and I will finally embark on that long awaited trip to Europe. One of our stops will be on the Amalfi Coast and I've been looking for a few transition pieces. First on my list is a long dress that would easily go over a swimsuit (if the weather permits) and could also be worn at night with a light jacket. I was doing some browsing on shopbop and came across this dress. I love the color and especially the material because it looks like it would travel well. I also found this cute bag with the sweetest little message, 'Hope Floats'. Lovin' this bag because it could be carried as a tote or a messenger, which I'm sure will come in handy with all the steep walkways we'll encounter!

(Photos via

March 9, 2011


When it comes to haircuts, I never really stray too far from my usual style. Long layers with thinning is the norm. I came across this photo and have decided to stop the stylist from thinning my hair! I'm taking a stand. Can a girl get some bounce please?

(Photo by Jamie via From Me To You)

March 8, 2011

Ready, Set, Spring!


'Camellia' sandals by Kelsi Dagger

 'Sparkle and Fade' lace dress by Urban Outfitters


Eos Lip Balm Summer Fruit Smooth Sphere (Pack of 8)
Eos Lip Balm in 'Summer Fruit'

Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

It's no secret that I'm super excited for Spring to come.  My recent purchases were clearly made with warmer weather in mind!  To start off new Camillia sandals! The photo simply doesn't do them justice.  They are the perfect shade of blush!  I believe they will pair nicely with the sparkle and fade dress, which I am almost tempted to "break" out immediately and pair with tights.

You can't forget the beauty products!  Anyone who knows me is well aware of my chapstick addiction.  Yup, plain old cherry chapstick.  I've tried just about every lip balm under the sun but have always ended up going back to the same ol' same ol'!  I think I may have found a winner in Eos' summer fruit lip balm.  It's all natural, 95% organic, smells yummy, and it works!  I've also discovered a new daily facial scrub.  I have naturally dry skin, so the winter weather is extra harsh on my face! This Aveeno facial scrub is fantastic! No joke. It's gentle, effective, and cheap!

I'm officially ready for Spring!

March 6, 2011

David Gray's Tour Photos: Seattle

A few days ago I was lucky enough to check out David Gray's acoustic performance at McCaw Hall!  My husband had surprised me with pre-sale tickets a few months back and we had been eagerly awaiting his arrival to Seattle!  The show was usual.  It was a different tour for him, as it was geared around more of his softer songs and had a more intimate feel.  He posted a few photos of his trip to Seattle and I had to share them! My favorite is the photo of his set list for the Seattle show.  I like to imagine that he customizes his set list around the feel of the city and it's people.

(Photos by David Gray via Facebook)

March 5, 2011

Lost In My Mind

So excited to share The Head and The Heart's first music video for "Lost in My Mind"! I love how it was shot at dusk and continued on through the night. It was a perfect setting for the 60 lamps that were donated from their fans! It's clear how truly grateful they are to their followers! Also, if you happen to get a chance to see them live...don't miss it! Check out the video below...

(Photo by Robertsen Ashman)

March 2, 2011


Thanks to Nylon Magazine, I'm enjoying this exclusive first look at Savannah and Sienna's new collection for twenty8twelve. I'm just loving their use of vintage prints. This last look is hands down my favorite! I've always been a sucker for a great denim jacket!!!

(Photos by Nylon Magazine)