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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

steal my heart and hold my tongue

Tis the season for jumpers and rompers! More and more ladies are embracing this trend, and more designers are coming out with silhouettes that are friendly for different shapes, sizes, and heights of women. I am a particularly petite girl, but being short can have its downfalls (like when I look like I'm swimming in a jumper). 

This piece, however, seems to hit my waist at the perfect spot, elongating my legs. The jumper has a flowy, open back and a low cut neckline. The sexier silhouette is balanced by the retro geometrical print. To keep this look close to my personal style, I added a vintage necklace and gave it a modern twist by (lazily) sporting a loose top knot. 

I wore this for 6 hours in the car during a serious heat wave - perfect for comfort, awful when you have to pee. :)

Jumper: Forever 21
Shades: Forever 21

The title of this post comes from the lyrics of one of my favorite Coldplay songs, 'Til Kingdom Come. As you may have noticed, I revisit my favorite albums quite a bit, and the album X&Y by Coldplay will always be a favorite. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

this here city is for the lonely ones

Yet another adventure out west... 

For some reason, growing up out east gives you the impression that everywhere in Arizona is a blistering red desert - and that is not the case at all. The Flagstaff/Grand Canyon area is covered in forest, mountains, and wildlife. There's the occasional stretch of fields sprinkled with gigantic white windmills (which terrify me), and of course, the canyon itself. I packed my bags expecting dry heat and found myself a little chilly most of the trip. Then again, I'm always cold :)

There was something so beautiful about this endless stretch of fields - it made you feel so small yet so big. Our country is so beautiful and though I have been lucky enough to drive through most of it, I feel like I have barely seen a piece of the US. My next adventure is going to be Antelope Canyon - hopefully sometime soon! 

Dress: Forever 21
Top: GAP [similar]
Hat: H&M [similar]
Heart Necklace: SATTERDAY

The title of this post came from the song Trembling Hands by The Temper Trap. I always go back to this band (and album) - I never get sick of their sound and lyrics. This song in particular is something that I can relate to right now.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

wednesday wisdom

I'm starting a new weekly post not only to share wisdom and thoughts, but to help myself grow as a person. These posts will mostly include inspirational quotes, but maybe some other things here an there. 

Over the past few weeks, I could not have been more thankful to have my best friend right by my side. She laughed when I needed her to, was my shoulder to cry (or wail like a baby) on, and made sure I was always moving forward and not backward. When you hit bumps in life, the best thing to have is a friend to help you through.

I don't know where I would be without you Erica :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

put away all your walking shoes

"It doesn't matter what you're doing to where you're going. It matters who you are with."

Sometimes you look back at an experience and think about the sights you saw, the places you went, the food you ate, and the things you bought. What I tend to look back on the most though is the company that I was with. Heading out to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon was an unforgettable experience mostly because of the conversation, laughs, and memories. 

Oh... and the outfits. :)

Romper: Forever 21 [similar]
Denim Shirt: GAP
Jacket: H&M [similar]
Sandals: Forever 21
Bag: H&M

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

what's that riding on your everything?

Do you have one piece that you just can't get enough of right now? I knew when kimonos started popping up everywhere that I would be starting a collection - and this one is my favorite! Sweaters and cardigans are too heavy sometimes, and a kimono is the perfect casual coverup. 

Layering patterns took this look from too casual to a double take ensemble - perfect for a quick trip to the grocery store! I love stripes and florals together - so this stripe dress and floral kimono were good to go. These sandals from Forever 21 are also my favorites..

Do you have a favorite piece this season?

Dress: Forever 21
Kimono: Brandy Melville [similar]
Bag: Coach
Necklace: H&M
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Sandals: Forever 21

The title of this post is from a Modest Mouse song. I love diving back into albums that I haven't listened to in a long time. My roommate played this song a few weeks ago and I can't stop revisiting this album!