link love // must reads from @cocokelley @anthologymag @manrepeller and more

Not only is it the weekend (!), but it’s also a loooong weekend. Memorial Day, holler. I might have jumped the gun a tad bit and am currently wearing my white jeans already. I couldn’t wait any longer to rock these super comfy and affordable destroyed skinnies I picked up at Target of all places. I have the feeling these jeans will play a major part in my summer uniform this year.

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Plus, a few other new & noteworthy things:

  • this post on The Jealous Curator is making me want to by a dilapidated old house just to fill it with flowers.
  • my girl Cass over on Coco + Kelley styled a gorgeous tabletop, definitely worth checking out.
  • find me elsewhere: sweet ceramics by Fringe and Fettle over on Anthology.
  • I have a love/hate relationship with instagram for many reasons — here are two more via The Man Repeller and Harpers Bazaar.
  • speaking of instagram… one of my photos was chosen by guest curator Wing Ta over on Artifact Uprising. I’m majorly blushing.

p.s. don’t miss out on the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale through May 31. Here are some of my picks:

photography Gregory Harris via Line Magazine

get the look // skip into spring

Oh, Seattle spring… for those readers who aren’t local, let me paint a picture: there’s a salty sea water breeze, the sun is perfectly golden, and the days are long. It’s positively glorious and inspiring me to change things up with my schedule, my look, even my hair.

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A few things that have me wanting in a big way lately: Aegaen blues, white on white on white, destroyed denim (always?), and texture upon texture. The look is lived in, comfy, airy, and oh-so-easy.

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And let’s not forget about layering. There is still a bit of briskness to the air, especially earlier in the day, so a chunky, oversized knit layer is a must. I always love to pull my springtime inspiration from something nautical, complete with rope and netting details.

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p.s. more fashion posts right this way

get the look // wide leg pants for spring

If there’s one spring trend that is speaking to me a in a BIG way, it would be wide leg pants. I’m a skinny jeans girl through and through, admittedly… but this trend feels SO good. Maybe it’s because my legs are all messed up from this past weekend’s climbing trip and tight pants only make the bruises feel worse. I don’t know. But what I do know is that I love the breezy, casual, cool girl vibe that these wide leg pants give off. It’s kind of like how a skirt automatically makes you feel a bit fancier — a fresh pant silhouette is kinda the same. And there are so many options, even for those of you hesitant to dip a toe into the trend — here are some my faves!

link: paisley printed palazzo pants from ASOS.

get the look // wide leg pants for spring

My absolute favorite part of this trend is the dramatic movement that wide leg pants provide. Even if you’re rocking a simple white tank with these flowy styles, you’re practically guaranteed a look that says DRAMA, but in the least complicated way possible. And don’t even get me started on the colors and textures that Zara is offering right now… those emerald ones are calling my name in a big way.

links: Zara straight cut trousers, embellished wide legs from Free People, Zara wide drapey trousers, drapey pleated drawstring trousers from Zara, and gauze pull-on pants from Urban Outfitters.

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Let’s talk prints, ok? Whether you’re a stripes girl or feel ready to rock some major prints, wide legs are an amazing canvas to do so. Vertical stripes are extremely slimming because the draw the eye up, making you appear taller than you really are (this 5’6 girl approves). I suggest rocking them with great pair of ’70s inspired wedges to complete the look.

links: striped culottes from ASOS, printed trousers from Zara, wrap around wide legs from Free People, Creatures of Comfort pants (I have the coordinating shirt in this fabric and print — it is sooooo good) and printed loose fit trousers from Zara.

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So what do you think — are you going to join me in rocking this trend??

link: Ace and Jig haystack pant from Accompany.

p.s. get more fashion inspiration right here!

easy breezy clothing from Humanoid

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming — spring is here and I’m so excited. I want to wear breezy layers, a la these looks from Humanoid. Think airy voile tops in boxy silhouettes, bold geometric prints, and and chunky sweater knits. The look is a bit boho, but still modern and feminine. But not the type of feminine that attracts boys, more like the kind that shows you’re a cool chic and don’t give an eff what anyone thinks of your style. I love that vibe, don’t you?

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Behold, my new favorite look for spring and summer: all white everything.

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images via Humanoid

that '70s shoe: my search for the perfect '70s-inspired platform sandal for summer

If I have one goal this week, it’s to hunt down the perfect pair of ’70s inspired shoes, and of course, I’m thinking platforms. It’s kind personal at this point: about 5 years ago, I fell in love with a pair by Céline. I still remember them, to this day. They fit perfectly, they weren’t too tall, they are on sale… and I walked away out of practicality. Sigh. Then I found a decent knock off pair and wore those into the ground. Flash forward to today and the knock off pair has fallen apart. I’ve repaired the soles many times myself (I’m handy with a hot glue gun), but they just don’t have another season left in ’em. It’s time to resume the hunt for my ultimate ’70s platform.

There have been loads of contenders, but I seem to always find a flaw: I don’t want espadrille, I don’t want to be too tall, I want a classic color… the list of requirements goes on and on. That being said… Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve found throughout my search. The look is a bit wedge, a bit flatform. The materials are definitely leather, but maybe I could go for a fun heel texture or pattern? I’m sort of on the fence. I just know how frequently I turn to a pair like this day after day come summer.

Shop for your own pair of perfect ’70s stompers here:

that '70s shoe: my search for the perfect '70s-inspired platform sandal for summerp.s. I ended up getting this pair from Anthropologie!

Working for yourself can be weird… some days you’re totally slammed with work, other days you get to play ‘hookie’ and explore. Lately I’ve been treating myself to more days where I step away from the computer and go out into my city. And these outings don’t even have to be a big deal. Every just popping over to a favorite coffee shop is a good excuse to step away from the desk.

a day in the life // @gap #styldby a day in the life // @gap #styldby a day in the life // @gap #styldbyFor days like this, I opt for pure comfort when getting dressed. Lots of basics and my trusty extra-worn in boyfriend jeans. Oh, and don’t forget the jacket — I’ve been feelin’ this denim bomber jacket when it comes to stylish layering. Let’s be honest here: while it never gets truly cold here in SF, it can get pretty chilly and a t-shirt just won’t cut it. When it comes to shoes, I like a little bit of lift when wearing boyfriend jeans so I can still look feminine — I opted for a pair of my favorite clogs.

a day in the life // @gap #styldbyAnd can we talk about this awesome burn out tee? The sunflower pattern brings back a flood of memories of the ’90s, but in the absolute best way possible. I freakin’ love it. (I might have worn this tee for the past 3 days in a row.)

a day in the life // @gap #styldby a day in the life // @gap #styldbyThis city is basically bursting with color, no matter what the season. I always love to scout out all the brightly hued walls.

a day in the life // @gap #styldbyRecently, I decided to unplug and head to Saint Frank Coffee here in San Francisco for a cappuccino and quiet time. This cafe is an absolute must when visiting SF: delicious pastries and coffee, cute boys, and some of the best natural light I’ve ever witnessed. It’s fun to pick a spot and take in all the sights, if you know what I mean.

a day in the life // @gap #styldby a day in the life // @gap #styldbyI’m such an avid reader, but admittedly, I can only seem to make time for reading right before bed… which tends to result in me falling asleep on the pages. When I’m truly engrossed in a book, the best way for me to stay focused on it is to read in a cafe. Does anyone else do this?

a day in the life // @gap #styldbyphotography by Jason Maistyling & art direction by Jojotastic.

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enter to with this tote bag designed by Yield Design Co #giveaway

Doesn’t it always feel like finding the perfect tote is one of life’s biggest challenges? Ok, sliiight hyperbole, but if you travel as much as I do, you know what I’m talkin’ about. You need the size to be spot on, the fabric to be durable, and the pockets to be in all the right spots. Enter the Tokyo Tote by Yield Design Co. Designers Rachel and Andrew recently re-envisioned this fantastic tote by upgrading the materials with heavier weight canvas and vegetable tanned leather straps. The result is a minimalist bucket-style bag that is functional, timeless, and essential for traveling (if I do say so myself). Oh, and this week I’ve partnered with Yield Design Co to give one away!

enter to with this tote bag designed by Yield Design Co #giveawayEnter below for 7 chances to win. One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday April 28 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive 1 Tokyo Tote 2015 edition, valued at $128. Good luck!

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enter to with this tote bag designed by Yield Design Co #giveawayimages by Yield Design Co and Kelsey Heinze