the perfect DIY halloween costume (circa 1996)

halloween is exactly two weeks away—may the costume shopping (or costume making) commence! i have to admit, my costume plans are somewhat lacking this year. i typically spend a few days scavenging pinterest for inspiration before visiting my local thrift or consignment shop. once there, i browse both the costume and vintage sections before pulling together a look. (this year,…

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stationery for any occasion with basic invite!

disclosure: thank you, basic invite for sponsoring this blog post and providing shop credit in my account. as per usual, all opinions are my own! “if you don’t say ‘thank you,’ the gifts and kind gestures will no longer be shared.” i can almost hear my mom’s voice as i type this—from a young age, she taught my brother and me…

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post-work bites with caviar

disclosure: thank you, caviar for providing shop credit in my account. (credits were given in exchange for an instagram post, but i loved my food and these photos so much, i opted to create a full blog post.) as per usual, all opinions are my own! why is it that i always feel seemingly famished after work? i eat both…

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where to shop, eat, and explore in tacoma, washington

“traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”–ibn battuta disclosure: a special thank you to travel tacoma for sponsoring this post—they provided a complimentary boat ride, lunch, museum pass, and gift card to use during our visit. as per usual, all opinions are my own! a few months ago, greg and i had the pleasure of visiting and…

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little letters :: fall edition

**little letters inspired by this post. happy october, everyone! after returning home from our trip, i’m very behind on publishing blog posts. however, i have several draft posts in the works and photo shoots scheduled—i look forward to posting on a consistent schedule very soon. in the meantime, an ode to all things fall in the form of little letters….

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europe travel essentials :: what to pack

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! and just like that, we’re home! greg and i recently returned from a wedding in barcelona, spain. a childhood friend celebrated his wedding in spain, and we were fortunate to…

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boutique love :: rollick

happy thursday, everyone! august seemingly flew by, and i am racing around—getting organized after a work trip to vancouver, washington—knocking items off my end-of-summer to do list. before i resume working on my chore list, i wanted to share one of my favorite local boutiques, rollick! ^^^ suit yourself wide leg jumpsuit (currently sold out) ^^^ i enjoy shopping in…

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my favorite summer sandals

disclosure: a special thank you to naot footwear for providing the sandals worn in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own! summertime in the pacific northwest—is there anything better? i’m a summertime girl at heart, and as such, i greatly enjoy summer fashions, including colorful pieces, vibrant prints, and flowy dresses. sandals are an integral part of…

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saving money while adding new styles to your closet

as an aspiring fashion blogger, having new outfits (and subsequently, new content) can be costly. i simply can’t afford to purchase a new #ootd to share on my blog and social media. re-wearing outfits, however, isn’t fun either—you can only wear that floral midi dress so many times before you’re deemed a “repeat offender.” while i enjoy shopping (zara, nordstrom,…

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planning a day trip in your city

happy thursday, everyone! summertime has seemingly proven to be a whirlwind of barbecues, outdoor brunches and happy hours, and weekend adventures. work and other responsibilities are sprinkled in there (#adulting), but let’s be honest—we live for day trips and fun in the sun! “i haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”–susan sontag a few weekends ago, the girls and…

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