Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Envelope

Artisan birthstone Bracelet- c/o-, Skirt- Nasty Gal, lavender bag-
Goodwill, Forever 21 denim jacket,  Blouse- Nordstrom's

Thank you So much to RedEnvelope for sending me this gorgeous bracelet! It's supposed to be aquamarine, my March birthstone, but honestly, I would take all of them! You can but any birthstone in either gold or silver. Oh my goodness they are so pretty and rigged looking.. like the stone had just been cut out of the rock. Also this company is great becuase you can order anything as a gift and have it sent right off, kinda like Pro Flowers! They even do this incredible, thoughtful packaging which I ADORE. Anything well boxed with ribbons is my favorite. I mean why give a gift without amazing packaging??

Speaking of which my Birthday is this Easter Sunday! I was originally born on Easter almost 22 years ago, so I'm excited to be an Easter bunny again!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In the Orchard- Michelle Roller Photography

 Model- Mallory, Styling and photography- Me

Falling apple blossoms.... Happy first day of spring!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


 Galaxy skirt and mouse ring c/o-, Blouse c/o- Jovanna London,
Leather jacket c/o- Collection B, Ring- Nasty Gal, suspender tights- Urban outfitters,
Lavender satchel- goodwill

I'm weird about wanting to be different. 
All my life Ive wanted to have and do other things that others didn't. And once they obtained those things that I had I suddenly became less interested in them. I've always had a NEED to have an identity separate from those that I knew. Take a dress for example.
If I have a dress that I adore and wear often and one of my friends says.. So would you be mad if I got the same dress? or.. I got a dress that kind of looks like your favorite one!
I'm pissed. I admit it. I would be very mad and feel like I'm losing a bit of my identity.
I'm not the most different unique girl in the world, but I know I'm different than a lot of girls in my town. And I love that. I love dressing different and having those incredible shoes that no one has seen and might think are weird. Okay, now I sound like a crazy hipster. But I HAVE TO HAVE my own identity at least out of the people I know. I would hate to have a troop of girls who dressed like me or were into the same things. Friends are supposed to take an interest in like things, not necessarily the same exact things. When I was high school girls would say.. "oh that's a pretty blouse!" Then they would have it on the next week and not say a word about it. What the heck man?
This is especially true about photography. There are some photographers I know that just get under my skin hardcore. Photo stalking is pretty easy with facebook these days and some of those people will literally do anything to get ahead.
but then again, I've always been plagued with weird single white female types.
 Should I be flattered? Annoyed? Let it go?
Does anyone else feel like this?


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Guest post- Obrabet

 Hello all! 
My best friend, Steph (Her blog here) wrote a very encouraging post for you all today!
It's all about realizing what you love and making the most out of your live by acheing your dreams! 
I'm pumped. WHO'S WITH ME!?
Plus she has awesome art... and I love her a lot... so read on!

 What do you want to do? 
No, dude, I’m serious: what do you want to do? Is it travel? Is it art? Is it music or dance or acting?
 I’m asking because, sometimes, people forget. Sometimes, people lose sight of what’s important to them because of social standards or practicality. It’s like growing up sucks these dreams right out of us; we start to think about bills and security and stability and that ever-present timeline that society’s put into place that dictates where we have to be at certain points of our lives. A career and a fiancĂ© at 25, a house and a family at 30, a retirement plan somewhere in there, too; we’re expected to follow in the footsteps of some non-existent ideal, and that ideal is what’s keeping us from reaching our full potential.

 I want to ask you again: what do you want to do? 
Are you doing it? Are you holding back because people around you think it’s not smart? 
Stop for just a second and think about how doing that dream-thing makes you feel. Imagine that rush you get when you put a paintbrush to a canvas, or when your feet cross and leap in the dance studio, or how much of a thrill it is to hit that perfect pitch when you sing. Why can’t this be your life? Maybe you won’t make a whole lot of money in the beginning, or maybe your family and friends think it’s a waste of time, but you're life is yours, it’s for you; it’s not for money, it’s for you. 
You have your entire LIFE to start thinking about stability and security. Life’s not short – it only feels that way when we look back at whatever age we are and realize we haven’t done all the things we’ve dreamed. We blame it on time, but we’re the ones at fault. 
We’re the ones putting off our goals and dreams and loves because we’re too focused on this societal ideal.

Don’t be afraid to dare the world to bring it on, or challenge the industry you crave to be a part of to give you a chance. If you have a dream, follow it, and never be too wrapped up in practicality to lose sight of that dream. Hold onto it. Feed it. Let it breathe, and never be afraid to change directions. If you fear that you’ve already “wasted time” on a career path you don’t love or an education you’re not passionate about, then stop worrying — time and experience is never wasted. It’s all added to your belt, and it’ll always come in handy. You have the ability to make NOW what you want, and that experience will only make your decision and your talents stronger.

Life should be about living. Figure out what you want your life to be, and go after it with everything you’ve got. It’ll be hard, it’ll be terrifying, it’ll knock you back a couple times, but you CAN succeed; and in the end, you’ll get to look back and be proud that you did it. You really friggin’ did it.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sway Chic

 Floral tights and gold skirt-, Jc litas, blouse- H&M, Bag- Naomi and lavender

I want to start off saying thank you to everyone who sent me a sweet and caring comment or email due to my last post. I'm sorry if it came off as grumpy or whiny. But I'm much better now! Not sick or annoyed by friends! You guys are the best, so thank you!
These crazy cool tights were sent to me along with this pretty skirt from! They are a unique and inexpensive online boutique with several locations in California. 
They are such a cool store. I fell in love when I went to their Alameda location and picked some gorgeous velvet heels. Seriously check them out and buy something.. or 10 somethings! haha
Luckily for all of my lovely blogger friends, Sway Chic is looking to work with more of us!
 Sway Chic is looking for more fashion bloggers to do outfit posts! Email them at to request a clothing review!!