There’s a cherry tree in my neighborhood that’s always ahead of the curve, and on my walk to work yesterday I saw it’s branches beginning to fill with small flower buds. I wanted to shout “stop tree, you’re too early!” when I realized it was getting a little warmer than last week, and the week before.
Winter’s beginning to thaw, and with it’s end in sight, my mind wanders to all the pretty outfits of spring. In this transitional time between seasons, the name of the game is layers. That’s why I’m all about a great pair of overalls. Pair them with a long-sleeved shirt for a cute, cozy look, or rock with a tank when it starts to warm up. Loving these snow colored Washed Denim Overalls from Free People (pictured above).
I’m really into these Bayfront Crop Overalls from Madewell, too. Joanna’s pair that she wears way too often are from there. This style definitely rocks a vintage vibe, with plenty of copper buttons and that 70’s-inspired indigo wash — these will definitely be on-trend for seasons to come.
Remember last Friday when I was allll about black and white? Well, this week it’s a bit more colorful and certainly more eclectic. Funny how things change in week, huh. Warmer, cozier, even a bit more casual.
I’m not really one of those people who loves red, but lately shades of persimmon feel right to me. Almost like persimmon is the new crimson. Weird, right? I’m still not entirely sure I could wear this color, but I love the idea of it for home decor.
I’m also really into quirky details (when am I not??): cute buttons, boobs on everything, and clusters of pom poms being my current fave.
Happy Friday, you guys! This week has me running around and attending loads of open houses. So, basically I’ve got home decor on the brain — big time. I’m looking for more of a fixer upper, something where I can put my own special touches on the space. It’s so nuts that I get to daydream about so many possibilities now!
I know that I want my space to have that casual bohemian vibe, but also to still feel really neutral. Black and white has traditionally felt extremely modern for me, but lately I find myself gravitating towards this bold combination. It no longer feels starkly modern, but instead does have that air of boho that I love so much. When paired with mixed metallics and vintage-inspired textures (um hello, stitched leather + kantha stitching), black and white feels totally right for my aesthetic.
In case you missed my message on Instagram the other day, a few changes are coming to this space. One is happening rightthisminute… I’m ending our link love column and morphing it a bit. Instead, I thought back to what I’d want to see on a blog on a Friday. Usually by the time this much-anticipated day rolls around, I’m feelin’ pretty worn out from the week and aching for some inspiration. Fashion, home decor, jewelry, artists… whatever form, gimme that eye candy and make it quick. I want my Friday finds to feel curated, but not exactly trend-driven. Things that have caught my eye, but don’t warrant an entire blog post. Things that play well together, but aren’t besties. It will be an evolution, but I’m excited for a different approach to closing the week.
Clearly this week I’ve got a thing for neutrals paired with metallics. Lately, bronze and copper have felt more like a color choice more so than a material choice. These tones are popping up across the spectrum and are no longer reserved solely for jewelry or home.
The fact is that I’ve sort of had enough with color thanks to the glut of the holidays. I want everything to feel clean, fresh… easy. I’m not ready to shed pattern just yet, but instead I want scale to be practically miniature and the artwork itself to feel graphic. None of this feels precious or precise. Rather, it’s more about a sophisticated casualness mixed with a slight twist of boho.
Admittedly, my accessories game hasn’t always been that strong. I’m more of a stacked rings kind of gal instead of layers and layers of bangles, if you know what I mean. Often, a single statement piece is all I need to feel put together and stylish. Lately, I’ve been loving jewelry that feels architectural and bold, but also wearable for everyday. When I found Tiro Tiro, my jaw dropped.
Designed by Teresa Robinson in Portland, Tiro Tiro is inspired by traditional craft practices. She allows the materials to guide her designs, from cast and hand-forged brass to linen fringe. As someone mildly obsessed with circles, I can’t help but love the elegant simplicity of each piece from Tiro Tiro.
Christmas is in one week (geez) and this year I’m keeping things pretty chill. I’ll be spending the day in my Seattle loft, relaxing and not really doing a whole lot. Aka exactly what I’ve needed after the mad rush of this holiday season! My not-so-secret goal is to stay in my pajamas all day and I want to encourage you to do the same.
Here are my top picks for keeping comfy and cozy on Christmas morning (and afternoon… and evening…):
When it comes to Christmas, I’m definitely a purist: I like things traditional, red, and plaid. Because, really, when else do you get to wear silly pajamas like this??
It’s been entirely too long since I took some time off and recently this amazing start up called Anywhere reached out to me about a trip. I’ve always wanted to travel through Costa Rica, but had no idea where to even start when it came down to the planning stages. Thankfully, Anywhere is has taken the helm and is doing the planning for me and my boyfriend. We chatted a bit about the types of activities that would interest both of us (um, hello hot springs and snorkeling), plus they’ve also got a few surprises up their sleeves. I’ll be sharing allllll the details of my trip once I get back, but for now I need to figure out what to pack because I leave in less than 2 weeks!
Prepping for this trip feels like a bit of a weird shift in my mind — I’m wrapped in fleece and sweaters and thermal socks, but will be in a gorgeous tropical climate soon.
I. Cannot. Freaking. Wait.
I’m definitely planning to pack light and spend as much time as possible in my bikini. I’m thinking that I’ll toss in a pair of comfortable walking shoes, some breezy dresses, and my trusty cut-offs. Plus, tons of books.
Have you guys ever been to Costa Rica? I’d love any tips!
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