• BIG FALSE LASH

    As a girl on the go I've gotten used to getting ready in the morning knowing I may not be home until late at night. With this in mind I've ...

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    MODERN LOVE

    One of the pieces I've been wanting to add to my capsule wardrobe is a versatile tunic like the one I'm wearing. It's an easy basic than can be ...

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    FLOWER FRIDAY

    This week I picked up the most beautiful garden roses, tulips and orchids from my local flower shop. I love the ribbons like texture of these blooms accentuated by ...

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    vintage dreamer

    Last week I went on a bit of a coat binge at Sandro.  My intention was to pick up a few pieces for my capsule wardrobe but there was ...

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    CASHMERE & LEATHER

    Just an easy, cozy look from my extended weekend in Palm Springs. Wearing: Jacket - Veda, pants - Theory, sweater - Theory, shoes - Aska, sunglasses - Prada Shop the Post

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vintage-dress-flower-field-2vintage-dress-flower-field-3vintage-dress-flower-field-5vintage-dress-flower-field-4One of the best part of living in California are the painfully beautiful warm days that pop up in the middle of February.  On days like these it’s impossible to stay inside. It feel like everyone is ditching work or school. The beaches team with people trying to soak up the sun, while every cafe is overflowing with Rosé and melting cocktails.

Yesterday I decided to celebrate our beautiful weather with a visit to a nearby abandoned garden that is now a lush field covered in blooming anemones. I bounced around  the meadow in my vintage 1950’s dress and picked flowers for a colorful arrangement to bring back to the ranch. The entire day including my outfit took me back to my college days in Santa Cruz. I practically lived in vintage clothing and most definitely held study sessions in meadows, on the beach, and in the forest. That’s just what you do in Santa Cruz, and I did it well.

Happy Monday, kittens!

Wearing: Dress – vintage, scarf – vintage, bag – Chloe, bracelet – COS, shoes – Veja, sunglasses – Prada

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My love affair with smoothies continues with this yummy papaya recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh papaya

1 cup frozen papaya

5 fresh mint leaves

Coconut water from 1 whole young Thai coconut

1 small cucumber

1/2 cup raspberries

Juice of 1/2 lime

Directions : 

So this is obviously pretty straight forward. You just blend everything together. You can sub in regular coconut water if you don’t want to go through the trouble of finding an actual coconut. I get mine at Whole Foods and I drink the coconut water straight out of the coconut. It’s the absolute best. I also make vegan ceviche with the coconut flesh.  As for the papaya I like to freeze my own rather than buy it from the freezer section. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. Happy Sunday!

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Valentines_Red_Truck-2Valentines_Red_Truck-3Valentines_Red_Truck-4Valentines_Red_Truck-5Valentines_Red_Truck-1Valentines_Red_Truck-6Valentines_Red_Truck-7Valentines_Red_Truck-8Valentines_Red_Truck-9Valentines_Red_Truck-10Valentines_Red_Truck-11When Sam and I first met we bonded over our shared love of the beach and being outside. We would spend our weekends exploring the secluded beaches that stretch between Santa Cruz and San Francisco. We’d pack up a picnic, Sam would grab his surf board, and we’d cruz Highway 1 until we found a spot with no one around.  This was our little routine.

While staying at the ranch we borrowed my mother in law’s 1954 Chevy truck and cruised down to our favorite spot for a picnic and a beautiful sunset. We were happy to find the beach still just as empty as it was 10 years ago.  A little cove all to ourselves. We built a small fire out of driftwood and enjoyed a quite afternoon by the sea punctuated by a violently colorful sunset.

Wearing: Button down – Vince, sweater – Gap, jeans – 7fam, hat – Rhythm, shoes – Sandro, scarf – Urban Outfitters, blanket – Pendelton, watch – The Horse, bun pin – Stripe Design Group

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BARE-MINERALS-1BARE-MINERALS-2BARE-MINERALS-3BARE-MINERALS-4One of my goals for the new year is to rethink my skincare routine. I’ve been working with my personal skincare guru to strip away unnecessary products and steps by using products that help with skin health and the appearance of younger, nourished skin. Recently I started trying out the new bareMinerals’ skincare line. It focuses on purifying, empowering, and moisturizing to promote healthy, glowing skin. The new skincare line is all about preventing the signs of aging before they even start. I tried the entire line and picked my top three to add into my rotation. My absolute favorite product from the line is the Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser. It’s gentle enough for my sensitive skin while leaving it feeling clean and refreshed. After cleansing I use the SkinLongevity Vital Power Infusion serum for beautiful glowing skin. I follow it up with the Smart Combination Smoothing Lightweight Emulsion to moisturize my face before I begin applying makeup. I’m loving my new routine and encourage you to give the new skincare line a try.

*This Post in Collaboration with bareMinerals

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Bernardus-Skirt-3Bernardus-Skirt-1After spending a week working on our Westy, Sam and I drove down to Carmel Valley for a weekend getaway. We stayed at Bernardus Lodge & Spa where we enjoyed the beautiful grounds and relaxing spa accommodations set against the lush foggy background.  Today we’re heading back up to the ranch to continue working on Baby Blue.

Wearing: Coat – Sandro, shirt – Derek Lam, skirt – Maje, Loeffler Randall, sunglasses – Prada

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