WHAT INSPIRES ME TO KEEP CHASING MY DREAMS

15 October 2018

There’s something about travel that leaves me feeling re-energized and inspired to continue pursuing my dreams and making the most out every day that we have on this earth. When Freddy and I have the opportunity to take a vacation and travel somewhere, it reminds me of how fun it is to explore a new city, or go back and visit familiar places that we...


FALL CAPSULE WARDROBE: PART 2

12 October 2018

It’s time for another installment of my fall capsule wardrobe series! A couple weeks ago I kicked off this new segment with the first post in the series and I’m so excited to be sharing another one with you today! My intent for this series is to show you how you can create versatile outfits for the fall season without breaking the bank. All you need is a few…


ON WEDNESDAYS WE WEAR PINK

October 3rd, 2018

Calling all Mean Girls fans! Today is a very special and exciting day because it’s basically the ultimate Mean Girls holiday! Of course, I don’t have to tell you this because you already know ;) But in case you don’t (gasp!) then let me break it down for you…with today being October 3rd, it marks a significant occasion when Aaron Samuels asked Cady what day it was, to which she replied, “It’s October 3rd.” To add onto that, today is a Wednesday and obviously that…


FALL CAPSULE WARDROBE: PART 1

01 October 2018

I’m so excited for today’s post and to kick off this series with you guys! It’s been in the works for a couple months now and I’ve been bursting at the seams waiting to share it with you! For the first time EVER I have created a capsule wardrobe to get you through the fall season in style. If you’re not sure what a capsule wardrobe is, it’s essentially a few key items that you can mix and match together to create multiple outfits! I don’t know about you, but I’m all about…


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AN EXCITING LIFE UPDATE!

28 September 2018

In one of last week’s posts I shared some thoughts as I approached my 27th birthday. One thing I briefly touched on was my appreciation for how precious life is and how that appreciation has grown over the last year and a half since my dad’s brain cancer diagnosis. In light of that, I wanted to share a really exciting update with you guys regarding his health! I also just want to note that opening up and being transparent on the internet isn’t always easy for me, but I’m...


SOME THOUGHTS AS I APPROACH MY 27th BIRTHDAY

19 September 2018

Does 27 still count as being in my “mid-twenties”? I’m not quite ready to face the reality of being in my late twenties! With each passing year I feel like time flies even more quickly, and it’s hard to believe I’ll be celebrating my 27th year tomorrow! This past year I’ve been especially aware of how precious life is and my desire has grown to live each day to the full. However, I feel that this is easier said than done…


FALL FOOTWEAR

17 September 2018

I keep talking about how I’m so ready for fall to be here, and when Freddy got me these adorable Toms that feeling was amplified even more! While I love blush pink and other soft neutrals year round, I really do love rich fall colors. Rust, burgundy and olive green are just some of my favorites that I love to incorporate into my wardrobe during this time…


HOW I DEAL WITH CHANGE

14 September 2018

Over this past week I’ve encountered changes that I didn't really see coming. I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely a creature of habit and I get easily stressed out when my daily routine changes outside of the norm. Thankfully I have never experienced a legitimate anxiety/panic attack, but I do get overly emotional when a curveball is thrown at me and I can’t do anything to control it. I suppose that’s part of life and I’m learning more and more as I get older that…


NATIONAL DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT

12 September 2018

I honestly didn’t know that this day existed until about a week ago, but I’m so glad it does and I feel it’s very fitting following yesterday’s anniversary of 9/11. It’s hard to believe that 17 years have passed since this tragic event. I read so many beautiful posts on social media about how this awful day in history allowed Americans to rise together and build each other up in the midst of terror and sorrow. Encouragement is one of the best forms of medicine that we can offer...


THE ACCESSORY I NEVER KNEW I NEEDED

10 September 2018

Hats have never been a thing for me. I never paid much attention to them when I saw them in stores and always felt that I didn't look good in them. I loved how they looked on other people, especially the felted wool ones that scream fall and winter. I pretty much have always strayed away from hats for my entire life...until now! Over the past couple...


NATURAL BEAUTY: THE NEW FOUNDATION I'VE BEEN WEARING AND LOVING

07 September 2018

Way back in January I did a discussion post on natural beauty products and my desire to start changing the way I buy makeup. I was on the hunt for skincare and makeup products that were free of parabens, fillers or any other synthetic materials. After I wrote that post I went to a local natural beauty store and got matched with RMS and Jane Iredale...


MY PICKS FROM THE SHOPBOP LABOR DAY SALE

01 September 2018

When I start to see all of the summer sales pop up over Labor Day weekend, that can only mean one thing...fall is just around the corner! Now is the perfect time to grab all the summer pieces at a major discount, because if you live on the west coast (or somewhere balmy and humid) then you know there's still time to wear these pieces before the weather...


HOW TO MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION WITH CREATIVE BUSINESS CARDS

31 August 2018

I'm sure you've heard some variation of the phrase "first impressions are everything" and I definitely believe that to be true! Not only when it comes to how you dress when first meeting someone, but also your presence; the way you smile at someone, shake their hand, say hello. All of those little details add up when someone looks back on when they first met you, whether it's for an interview, a group project, or even for lunch. In the professional space, I find this to be...


CELEBRATING 4 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

Freddy and I are celebrating 4 years of marriage on Saturday, and it feels like just yesterday we said “I do!” These 4 years have been filled with so much love and I’m so thankful God brought us together. I thought it would be fun to share the story of how we met all those years ago!


MAXI + MIDI DRESSES (UNDER $50!) TO TAKE YOU FROM SUMMER TO FALL

27 August 2018

I've been mentioning in recent blog posts that I've got fall on the brain, even though the weather won't be cooling down for a couple months. This isn't so bad, since that means I can still wear dresses and wedges! Lately I've been on the hunt for maxi and/or midi dresses that I can wear now but also wear with boots in the fall. I've rounded up some of my...


MY CURRENT WISHLIST

24 August 2018

I've got fall on the brain, despite how warm it still is in Phoenix, so I thought I would share some fall-inspired pieces that are currently on my wishlist. I'm loving deep hunter and forest greens, and this circle, crossbody bag is one of my absolute favorites! I've been eyeing this bag for about a year and just love how classic the shape is. I especially love it in the blush pink hue. Leopard is another big trend this fall, although I feel that leopard is one of those prints that you...


A SUMMER DRESS + MINIMAL MAKEUP

22 August 2018

Thankfully fall in Arizona is still far away, so that means I can keep wearing my summer dresses for a little bit longer! We usually don't see the weather change until late September/early October. While I wish I could follow suit with the rest of the country and pull out my boots and sweaters in September, there's no way I could even think about wearing them while it's still in the high 90's! It also gives me a little bit more time to get some "fall inspo" and find the right...


OH MY DISNEY EVENT RECAP

20 August 2018

Last week Freddy and I went to an event at our local Disney store to celebrate the launch of the new Oh My Disney apparel collection! You may have seen me post about it on my Instagram stories, but I had been looking forward to this event for weeks! I first found out about it by reading the Oh My Disney blog (which is amazing if you've never read it) and I immediately called our Scottsdale Disney store to get the details. I obviously planned on bringing Freddy with...


J. CREW X ABIGAIL BORG

18 August 2018

When I saw that J. Crew was launching a new collection that consisted mainly of floral prints, I was ALL over it! Based on my recent posts (like this one and this one) then you'll know I've been obsessing over floral prints lately. These weren't just any florals though, they were designed by English textile designer Abigail Borg. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful details within each pattern and the muted jewel tones used throughout the collection....