winter ready with happy goat lucky outerwear

disclosure: thank you, happy goat lucky for graciously providing the jacket featured in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own! while winter hasn’t **officially** started—it begins friday, december 21— it certainly feels like winter in the pacific northwest. (we aren’t accustomed to temperatures that dip into the 20s pre-december.) many mornings, i wake up to below-freezing temperatures,…

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Girls’ Night Out at Enchant Christmas

last week, i had the pleasure of visiting enchant christmas—a light maze, ice-skating rink, holiday market, and more—at safeco field. (this is enchant’s inaugural event, and upon seeing it advertised earlier this fall, i knew i wanted to attend.) i was graciously invited to visit enchant’s media night as a +1 (or +2) to my blogger bestie, jenn. jenn, ana…

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elevated fall favorites with dailylook

disclosure: thank you, dailylook for providing shop credit used to purchase items in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own! with the holidays fast approaching, my calendar is seemingly overflowing with work responsibilities, post-work happy hours, blog projects, and of course, outings with family and friends. while holiday shopping is front-of-mind, shopping for myself—and refreshing my wardrobe—is…

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your budget-friendly holiday gift guide

“sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways, it can change someone else’s life forever.”–margaret cho disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. if you choose to shop items shared in this post, i may earn a small commission. as per usual, all opinions are my own! can you believe christmas is less than one month away? if you’re…

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how i learned to embrace acne-prone, combination skin

disclosure: a special thank you to proactiv for providing the face wash, retinol cream, and lotion pictured in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own!  hello, and happy wednesday, everyone! today, i want to talk about skincare and makeup—who doesn’t love makeup? #skincarefiend as a teenager, i struggled with the occasional blemish. (they would typically manifest along…

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five holiday traditions i can’t wait to partake in

disclosure: a special thank you to sas shoes for providing the boots worn in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own! and just like that, the holiday season is upon us! i can’t believe how seemingly quickly it arrived. (wasn’t the fourth of july just last week?) despite how hastily november came (and went), i am eager…

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three black friday sales i can’t wait to shop

“it’s an add-to-cart kind of day.” happy black friday, everyone! disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. if you choose to shop items shared in this post, i may earn a small commission. as per usual, all opinions are my own! ’tis the season for gift guides, shopping, and sales galore. in years past, i have stayed up until 11:00pm, midnight,…

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little letters :: thanksgiving edition

**little letters inspired by this post. happy thanksgiving, everyone! for me, today is about coming together with loved ones to express gratitude for the blessings in my life. i hope the holiday brings you similar happiness, as we celebrate this joyous time of year! my family and i will head to my aunt and uncle’s house for thanksgiving dinner. (this…

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oh, hello there–it’s me, bailey

**inspired by this post. “everyone thinks they have the best dog. and none of them are wrong.”–w.r. purche woof! hello there~ it’s me, bailey. (also called “bean,” “pooch,” “poochie,” and “sweetheart”—these are terms of endearment, you know.) what can i say, my family loves me! i grew up north of seattle amid a family of four. i am their first—and…

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two simple, yet delicious at-home cocktails

disclosure: thank you, five farms for providing the irish cream liquor featured in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own! as the weather changes in the pacific northwest, my energy levels seemingly decline. after work, i lack the motivation to do much other than watch an episode of tv and prepare for bed. (daylight savings hasn’t helped…

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