Monday, September 22, 2014

sweet cherry

This has easily become one of my favorite recent purchases. Easy breezy jumpsuits have always been my go-to for when I just want to throw something on and not give it anymore thought.
Wearing: Jumpsuit - Reformation, bracelet - Gorjana, rings - Wanderlust + Co, ANTHOM, bag - Saint Laurent, sunglasses - Prada, shoes - Nicholas Kirkwood




Friday, September 19, 2014

fall lusts

Fall is technically here, but LA didn't get the memo.
Even in this heat wave I can't help lusting after cozy knits in pastel hues layered over lightly draped skirts and silky pants. Hoping it cools off enough so I can make these sartorial dreams a reality.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

postcards

A few more pictures from our trip to Maine. Can't wait to go back and explore more of the East Coast.

Wearing: Coat - c/o Cameo,  shirt - c/o Cameo,  pants - c/o Nicole Miller,  shoes - Birkenstock,  sunglasses - Miu Miu






Tuesday, September 16, 2014

reflections

We're finally back from a our travels. Although it feels good to be home, I'm already itching for a new adventure.  My lovely friend Olivia snapped these pictures during our desert getaway for the launch of her design collaboration. She rented this stunning house in the middle of the high desert miles away from civilization. It was the perfect spot to reflect on the past couple of years of blogging.

I recently stumbled on to this quote (probably Pinterest) and it's been resonating a lot with me. "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel" ~ Steve Furtick. It would seem this is painfully true for bloggers and blogging.  How much truth is in the pictures? I like to think that I live the life I present on this blog, but still only to a certain extent. I'm not posting about the days I'm sick with food poisoning (yesterday), or how my house sometimes looks like a bomb just detonated inside of it demolishing all signs of human life (right now).  I guess what I'm trying to say is that no matter how "perfect/popular/insert adjective" a life seems, there is always some sort of deception. Sometimes that deception runs so deep, it becomes your reality. I hope that I'm blogging as truthfully as I can, but the lines are easy to blur and the temptations of an easier route are ever growing. I'm sad to see some of the people I've spent years admiring fall into that deception.  And even more sad to notice my own insecurities tempting my hand.

Friday, September 12, 2014

east coast love

I've never had the chance to explore the East Coast until now. All I can say is that I'm in love. 
I've never seen landscapes so beautiful. The forests are lush and full of whimsy (hello fairy houses! I love you), and the beaches are an insane mix of hard seas and extraordinary sunsets.
It's the type of beauty you see in postcards. It's the type of beauty that reminds you that you once dreamt of being an artist. It's something not tangible to those who have not seen it. No picture can do this beauty justice.

Wearing: Sweater - Zara,  pants c/o - Kenneth Cole,  Shoes c/o - Kenneth Cole,  scarf - Nicole Miller ,  ring - ANTHOM