Thursday, April 28, 2016

Home Inspiration

Home Inspiration 

I recently went out to California to visit my longtime friend, Taylor, and I absolutely fell in love with the style of her home. I've always considered my home style a little more traditional, but honestly, I think it's because my mom's home style is more traditional. As I start picking out furniture, decor, and textiles on my own, I've discovered I like things little more modern and a little more...eclectic? It's hard for me to label my personal style because it changes! I like what I like and I don't like what I don't like. Simple as that! Right?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cali Vacay featuring Tobi

This past weekend, I visited California for the very first time. I've done a fair amount of traveling in my 28 years, but for some reason, I had never managed to make it out West. But now, after having visited, I can't believe I made it that long without going! I love that California is made up of beautiful blue skies, tall palm trees, and sunny warm temperatures. I love that there were so many different interesting people to watch. I love that I got to spend 4 full days with one of my childhood best friends, Taylor.

And I also love that the night before my trip, while packing and texting Taylor about what to bring, she stated "Cali is so great because you can wear literally whatever you want and people think it's cool." In my head, I was like "well, that's great Tay, but that doesn't help me narrow down the 4 piles of clothes I currently have on the floor." So naturally...I packed everything. But I ended up spending most of the time in breezy dresses and Coachella-inspired ripped jean shorts. And even though we weren't out in the dessert with the other cool kids, I still felt very LA in all of the pieces that I picked out from one of my favorite online retailers, Tobi.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday Favorites: Stripes

Everyone got soooo excited when the weather warmed up in March. Just wait, I said, we'll have snow again. Well, I must have jinxed us because just after I went out and picked up some new spring pieces, there was snow on the ground. However, I've been very lucky (and busy!) traveling to some warm spots in the midst of the chiller temps. Last weekend, I was in Florida for an advocacy event and gala for work. This weekend, no work is in sight as I head out to California for the FIRST time. I'm finally visiting my best friend, Taylor, who has been out there since post-undergrad.
Now that the weather is warming up again, and I'm headed to a sunny location, I wanted to share some of the things that are new to my closet, or on my wish list. I realized that a lot of what I'm coveting lately is a little more simple and classic. I picked up a few striped shirts at J.Crew a few weeks back, and I love how you can give them an updated look with fun shorts or ripped denim (see a few pinterest favorites below, courtesy of Un-fancy and Sincerely Jules - among others).

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