Printed Storyteller Skirt

Edit PC210287{Michael Kors Heels, Free People Skirt (similar style – but it’s a slip here), Mossimo (Target) Button-Down, Hobo Purse, Vintage Jewelry, C.O. Bigelow Faded Pink Lip Gloss}

Have you guys heard of Hautelook.com? Well, it depletes my bank account like every other week. It’s dangerous, but it’s oh so glorious…in the, “It’s the Holidays and all I’ve been doing is buying myself stuff” (oops) kind-of-way. Continue reading

Chambray & Statement Necklace

IMG_5736{stuart weitzman – 5050 boots, lani – lace shorts, free people – lace cami, nordstrom – chambray, target – necklace, mac lipstick – ‘love for ever’}

I love the styles and clothes that accompany the Holiday Season. Layers, Scarves, boots…..oh my! As much as I adore the palette and styles of Christmas reflecting in my outfits, I enjoy modifying the traditional go-to.  Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo

It’s Cinco de Mayo and that seems reason enough for me to start blogging again! So, Happy Cinco de Mayo, folk. Hope your day has been filled with fun, sun and a Mexican Brew!

IMG_2442{Free People Top, Joes Jeans (jeggings to be exact), Hobo Clutch, DreamSpirit earrings}

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Homemade Clothesline

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Although summer and its heat are leaving us until next year, it won’t stop me from hanging my clothes out to dry. This practice was instilled in me when I was barely learning how to do my own laundry. My mom would express the importance of hanging your ‘intimates,’ even though my intimates in HS were basically only bras. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize the importance of hanging most all my clothes to dry from jeans and sweaters to intimates. Although I’m very well versed and have made this practice a habit, I still need to get significantly better at making trips to the dry cleaners…In the meantime, I’ve noticed a big difference in the longevity and durability of my clothes. I think it’s important for most people to get into this habit, especially if you’ve veered from the $20 Forever21 items to the $75 and higher say, Free People, style :). I realize not all of you may have the luxury of mostly sunny days throughout the winter, so use an inside rack until the weather warms up. I made this clothesline last year, and it’s been awesome ever since. Thanks Martha!

IMG_6851 IMG_6852 IMG_6855The construction of this clothesline is very affordable and quite easy. All of the components can be found at your local hardware store.

IMG_6846I found this measuring cup at an antique store and had to buy it for the $2 they were asking. I finally found the perfect use for it!

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Cheers! -L

Pop of Coral

Over my birthday weekend I acquired a beauty product that I had been eyeing for a while. Benefit has these lip stains that are fabulous for minimalist wear that will last all day. I have the red stain  and just recently discovered the coral color. My dear friend who discovered it with me was kind enough to buy it for one of my birthday gifts. I have worn it 2 out of the 3 days since. Probably a bit much, but it’s new, and I want to show it off! With these shoes, nails, lips and headband I liked the pops of coral while keeping the rest of the outfit neutral and simple.

IMG_6739{RAG AND BONE SHIRT, FREE PEOPLE SKIRT, RACHEL ROY SHOES, NYC ‘SPRING STREET’ NAIL POLISH, BENEFIT ‘CHA CHA TINT’ LIP STAIN}

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I had such a great birthday weekend celebrating with all my friends and my dear brother. I felt so blessed to have the life I have with all the amazing, wonderful friends and family who are in it. Getting older is never a bummer when you allow yourself to have fun and laugh at any age!

Cheers! -L

Travel Day Comforts

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Today was the start of my 12-Day-Vacation! I start off in SF visiting the Bro-ski, trek up to Seattle for family and friend get-togethers, then down to Portland for music with friends. I will hopefully be blogging along my little journey, however, don’t be surprised if it’s limited…I will try my best! After this vacation, I start at a new job and couldn’t be more excited. I am so lucky to have this time to see the people who I love, before starting a job I will love!

Traveling Days can be cumbersome and tiring. For me, I always want an outfit that is versatile for all temperatures, capable in retaining comfort after walking around all day, and able to withstand travel grime. Since this day I was only traveling within California, I knew I would be ok in wearing shorts, when usually I’d travel in pants or jeans…I love wearing a hat of some sorts as I never know when my curly hair will need to be commanded…Accessories are a must, especially since I refuse putting feather earrings in luggage, getting battered and squished…And I have come to learn that I need a bag which I can tote around all the necessary travel gear without it being a nuisance. This backpack (similar on website) from Target has provided me with such convenience while traveling that I’d recommend it to anyone!

{Free People Button-Up, Citizens of Humanity Zip-Up, Sanctuary Shorts, Steve Madden Boots}
{The Hatter Co. Fedora, HandMade Earrings, JewelMint Necklace}

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Free People Friday

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Happy Friday! I am excited for the weekend as it the last weekend in town before I go on vacation. It will be nice to relax and prepare for suitcase living, to garden, and to ring in the football season with a Sunday Gathering. With the weather cooling off, I know I will be wearing one of my favorite clothing items at least once this weekend. I have had this Free People Ruffle Zip-Up for years. It’s, like I said, one of my favorites. So, imagine my excitement when I am recently perusing the FP site and find it, again! I could not have been more excited. I highly recommend taking advantage of this item; it’s one of those things I wish I would have bought in multiple colors, and now I can!

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{ Vans, Michael Stars Shirt, Free People Zippy, Hobo Bag, Target Necklace}

IMG_4245 IMG_4248IMG_4261I’d like to leave you with this slightly dorky picture truly displaying the full look of this great item…IMG_4242

Cheers! -L

Free People Friday

IMG_3783[Anthropologie Headband, Free People Top, Michael Kors Watch, Hobo Clutch, Free People Dress, Sam Edelman Sandals, Vera Wang Sunglasses]

After a day at work, we were headed over to our friends house to drop off garden sunflowers and Thai chilies. I had a few minutes to change, so I opted for something easy, cool (it was close to 90), comfortable, and slightly bohemian. My closet is heavily laden with Free People items and what I’ve come to love about these items is how versatile they are. You can layer and combine them, wear them on their own, dress them up or dress them down…(did you notice how I rhymed?!) I absolutely love this FP dress, but to wear it on its own, you have to be feeling excellent about your body. Not feeling entirely confident this particular day, I layered it with an ultra comfortable, baggy, bright FP top.

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Cheers! -L

Free People Friday

Happy Friday! I hope you all have something fun planned for the weekend. I am headed to LA today for a girls weekend and am quite excited. For this weekend, I have a challenge for you…Get outside and plant some flowers! Reason being, they make everyone happy. And that’s the truth.

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There’s a bird feeder behind our garden beds and one time, the frisky birds must have dropped a little sunflower seed into the garden bed…Well, something started growing in our garden and knowing it wasn’t a weed, I let it be. It grew and grew and became a wonderful, tall but petite sunflower. Our little wildflower. So, I thought, I have a package of wildflowers from Free People, and I am going to reserve a place in the garden bed for them. I love the idea of packaged flower seeds and not knowing what type of flowers they are until they grow! It’ll be fun to see what pops out of the ground! So, if you are around your home this weekend, make some time and do yourself this kind favor of planting some flowers for your enjoyment.

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Cheers! -L

New Year.

Happy New Year! The Holidays always seem to come and go at such a quick pace. As long as each moment with family and friends is cherished to its full potential, then no matter how quickly Santa and his Reindeer fly by, the Holidays will forever behold loving memories and flourishing spirits.

I am so grateful for all those I was able to see and spend time with, for relaxing days playing cribbage, watching sports, and cooking. Thank you 2012 for all your lessons, memories, adventures, love and laughs. Here’s to the New Year! Cheers!

{Free People sweater, Merona tights, Aldo booties, Juicy wallet,

Cole Haan sunglasses, Michael Kors watch}