dreaming of europe in my pjs

Last summer I was able to visit Europe for the first time; in fact, it was my first time out of the country since I moved back to the United States at almost eight years old. Traveling to other countries and experiencing different cultures stole my heart and opened my eyes in innumerable ways. Ever since, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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90s kid

Oh, the 90s. My entire life I’ve always felt like the 1990s were just a few years ago, but in reality they were SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO. WHAT. You know when your parents used to say, “Oh, I haven’t seen so and so in 10 years. I haven’t eaten at that restaurant in 15.” Well, now we […]

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city slicker

If there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s jackets. You might be thinking – why do I even own a jacket in Southern California? Well, truth be told, I wear a light jacket almost every day. If I’m not in AC during the daytime, the evenings never fail to get chilly. It’s actually […]

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the red dress

You know how sometimes you come across an item of clothing that’s so perfect, you can’t pass it up under any circumstance? Case in point – this dress. This red dress. I stumbled upon it at the Rose Bowl Flea, and the collar, the buttons, the fun print, the cinched waist, the flattering cut- all […]

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