November 21, 2016 § Leave a comment
What would you do if you woke up and only had the things you were thankful for the day before?
This past Sunday I visited my sister's church with her and the pastor asked that question, and it really hit me. I usually think of myself as pretty thankful person, and am usually conscious that I am fortunate in a lot of ways, but if I stop and image myself only having what I've taken time to be specifically thankful for, well, I wouldn't have much. It may be cheesy and cliche this time of year to talk about being thankful, but I do think it's an important tradition. Things get crazy, and it's easy for even good things to feel like burdens sometimes, but maybe if we stop to take the time to be thankful for them, even when they do feel heavy, it will make them feel just a little bit lighter.
Free People Shirt // Vintage Skirt (thrifted) // Old Navy Shoes // DIY Necklace
I'm especially thankful for puppies, even when they insist on being in all of your photos.
August 15, 2016 § 5 Comments
Who doesn't love pieces that can do double (or triple..) duty? I'm all about it. Especially if you're traveling, those chameleon pieces can be life savers. Bandanas have been my favorite go-to for a while now! They're super lightweight and can be worn so many different ways!
- Hide a bad hair day – Throwing it up with a bandana is a cute and easy fix, especially when your hair is in desperate need of washing!
- Choker – use a bandana as jewelry replacement, wrap it around twice and tie it off with a little knot!
- Throw it back to a classic "Scout" look by twisting it and then tying it off in the front!
- Use a bandana as just a basic scarf and tie it up in the back.
And of course…
Twin time! Dutch always wears her bandana to work too :)
September 8, 2015 § 1 Comment
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Doesn't it feel like Memorial Day just happened? To now be passed Labor Day feels surreal. I always feel hugely torn this time of year, I feel this huge surge of love for autumn, but to know that winter will soon follow that always brings me down a bit. This year, though, I've really been trying to focus more and more on the moment, and try to just enjoy what's here. One of the farms I drive by every day already has pumpkins out, and I smile a little bit whenever I pass them. I'm already planning what I'm going to bake, thinking of all the movie nights I need to have, and just trying to remind myself that sweaters are pretty awesome too.
How are you all feeling about the upcoming change?
August 18, 2015 § 2 Comments
Vintage Gap Dress // Vintage Scarf // Target Hat // Old Navy Boots
Sometimes standing in the woods is the cure to so many ailments. Disappointments, for sure. After having a hard day last week, I got home from work, and almost immediately grabbed my camera and headed back out. We live right down the street from our city park. Acres and acres of untamed, wild woods and streams. There's always new nooks and crannies of it to explore. Growing up we lived in the middle of the woods, and I remember countless hours during the summers spent just wandering around through the trees, so I always feel at home in the woods.
It felt really cathartic to take some photos and focus my brain on more creative tasks, instead of letting myself wallow in the day, which is so easy to do. It's a great reminder that when things are feeling crazy, to just go. Give yourself a little change of scenery and work on something totally different. Don't sit and feel bad for yourself, do something different.
I also played with shooting some video too. It's been a while since I've dabbled, but I really enjoy it. It's such a totally different game, that it's fun to just experiment and see what I can come up with. It's definitely something I'd love to learn about (hint hint, those of you who are much more talented, I'd love to hear your tips! :) I still have some things I'm struggling with, but practice makes perfect, right?
Feel free to check out some of my other videos.
December 16, 2013 § 4 Comments
I used to wear heels a lot. So much so that one of my friends always joked that he knew it was me in the college hallways when he heard heels clacking. Gradually though I started wearing (and buying) heels less and less to the point where now I only have two pairs in my closet, and they don't see the sun much. The other night I came across this interview with Gayle Spannaus (J.Crew's talented fashion director) and I love how much she talked about flats! I really loved when she mentioned pairing shorter skirts with flats. I think a lot of the time us girls tend to think if were wearing a skirt you naturally put heels with it, but I just adore the pulled together, yet totally casual tomboy vibe you get when putting loafers or oxfords with skirts.
What's your guys take on things, are you a heel addict, flats only, or somewhere in between?