our journey to casa de rivera

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  house hunting is kind of like dating. it's a lot of work, you're constantly disappointed, and in the end you start to wonder if you're just better off staying single. but as i can attest with my personal dating history, all it takes is one really good date. or in this case, one really good house. and after ...

shopping for artwork for our new home

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  i recently concluded that the real factors that make a house a home are the little personal details. a glass jar with eucalyptus leaves or olive branches (fun fact: we incorporated lots of olive branches at our wedding since the venue had tons of olive trees on the property so i'd love to pay homage to our ...

cropped & casual

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  i don't know if you've been shopping recently but i swear shirts are getting more and more cropped by the day. for someone with a long torso, this recent development doesn't bode well for me. HOWEVER, since adopting a higher rise pant/jean as my cut of choice, it has made the transition a bit easier. ...

the olive jacket you need in your closet

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  we may be a couple weeks past april 25th (the perfect date), but i will say, the weather has been really great lately. not too hot, not too cold, and all you need is a light jacket. speaking of light jackets, the dried herb version of this jacket finally arrived last week and it's even better ...

it’s friday, i’m in love || 5/11/18

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  this friday, i'm in love with... unmapped: the (mostly) true story of how two women lost at sea found their way home  || you guys, my bestie WROTE A BOOK. my dear college friend and sorority sister, charlotte getz and her friend, stephanie phillips co-authored a book about their lives. here's a summary care of barnes & ...

seamed midi dress

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  the more i hone in on my personal style, the easier i find shopping to be. now that i know what silhouettes work on my body, i can scroll through a batch of new arrivals and quickly deduce which items have the potential of becoming wardrobe heroes. so when madewell released more of their late spring/early ...

recent spring purchases

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  happy monday! today i'm sharing a few recent purchases that i'm loving (and one that didn't quite work): aerie raw cut city sweatshirt || i made mention in last friday's post that i'm currently living in my raw cut city sweatshirt from aerie. but i wanted to highlight it again in today's post just in case ...

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