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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how to host an at-home spa day with your bestie

disclosure: thank you, masked beauty for providing me the face masks featured in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own! cue relaxing nature sounds, luxurious towels, attentive staff, and delectable skincare—a spa day is the perfect way to pamper or “treat yo’ self.” unfortunately, the price tag on the aforementioned spa day is not always realistic. after…

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my favorite ways to style a graphic t-shirt

a good graphic t-shirt is a wardrobe staple! whether you prefer a catchy slogan, band paraphernalia, or a scenic image on your tee (a beach, cactus, etc.), the style possibilities are seemingly endless! over the last few years, i have enjoyed adding new (and gently-used) tees to my collection. i find them online, at local boutiques, and in thrift and…

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caring for a senior dog :: my top five tips

“blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.”–sydney jeanne seward owning and caring for a senior pet is far different from the early years! this stage of life requires health-conscious food and pet supplies, as well as a great deal of love, patience, and dedicated care. my family’s miniature dachshund, bailey, turns 16 in august….

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FAQs :: blogger edition

happy monday, everyone! last week and this past weekend seemingly flew by. i was on vacation most of the week prior, and returning to “real life” (aka work life) has kept me busy. but now, can i return to vacation mode? if you follow along on social media, you know several friends and i visited lake chelan for the fourth…

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little letters :: fourth of july edition

**little letters inspired by this post. june, where did you go? hello, july! a group of friends and i are heading to lake chelan this week, and i could not be more excited. when packing for our trip, i made sure to include festive fourth of july attire. and no, i don’t mean a flag t-shirt—though i may or may…

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