home for the holidays

Being with family this Christmas has been so good for my soul. With a hectic few months of holiday celebrations and traveling, slowing down for a few days was very much needed. I only get to see my mom and sister a couple of times a year, so it’s always really special. My mama always decorates […]

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east coast meets west coast : winter style

The other day someone made a comment about how “time just goes by” in California. Without the clear markings of the seasons, it’s easy for one month to blend into the next and the next and the next. But I think, even with the springs and summers and falls and winters, that life has a […]

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snow day at big bear mountain

Is it just me, or does something feel a little different in mountain towns? I feel like they exist in some sort of parallel universe – one where people don’t live except for the winter months, where only three movies show at once and for a limited run of two weeks, and where your biggest shopping trips […]

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american blue jeans and diner coffee

You know what’s better than finding that perfect pair of jeans? Nothing. Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration, but you understand if you know how difficult it is to find well fitting denim. So now, imagine how stoked I was to finally squeeze into these hand-me-down Levi’s. When my husband’s aunt gave me a stack of clothes to go through last […]

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denim daze in texas

We usually spend Thanksgiving in Southern California, as we always travel back to Texas for the Christmas holiday. But this year we decided to visit my husband’s hometown of McAllen – a small Texas town near the border of Mexico. It’s a vast change from the hustle of such a big city as LA, so […]

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seasons change : restyle

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been participating in the #thankfullist2016 challenge – posting each day in November about something for which I’m thankful. It’s a simple task to slow down and practice gratitude during this holiday season, which can sometimes feel overwhelming with activity. Yesterday I shared how I am […]

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fall wanderlust and changing the world

Just over here willing fall to come to LA. I spoke too soon in my exclamation about sweater weather, and I worry I jinxed it. Last night I was looking through my closet, staring forlornly at all the jackets and coats going unworn…then lit a “Leaves” candle (it’s really called that) and wished this fantasy true. […]

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the girls in red, white, and blue

This morning I cast my votes in the 2016 election. I’m embarrassed to say this is my first time at the polls, but it’s an election too important to sit out. I was SO EXCITED as I marked my votes, and I’m hopeful that tonight we make history (in the best possible way). I think […]

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fitness : leggings & classpass

It was a sad, sad day in ClassPass land yesterday. The company, after hiking up prices twice within the past year, finally discontinued their unlimited class option and is giving us only 10 classes a month. I’m feeling all the feels along with everyone else, and not to sound dramatic, but this literally turns my life […]

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that 70s show (halloween)

The day after I shared my love for the 90s, I coincidentally had an audition for a show set in the 1970s. I then immediately realized how much I love the style of this decade too (like a good pair of flares) and have been trying to convince myself for a couple years now that I do not […]

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