summer straw sandals

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  for a girl whose wardrobe hails almost exclusively from two stores (cough, j.crew and madewell, cough), i have had a blast getting to know a few new-to-me designers over the last few weeks. i have loved mixing jenni kayne's minimalist pieces with items i already own and this janessa leone hat has quickly become my ...

engagementversary

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if we had to choose a favorite restaurant -or at least one that has been tied to some of our favorite memories together as a couple, it would be vintana wine + dine in escondido. it was one of the first restaurants we went to on a double date night with my parents and it's ...

new reasons to love everlane

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  after discovering the san francisco-based brand a couple years ago, my affections for everlane have only grown over time. since their inception in 2010, the sustainable brand has become a mainstay not only in the world of ethical fashion but mainstream design as well. it seems like everywhere i look, someone is singing its praises. and ...

the pants that almost weren’t

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  let me tell you a fun story about these pants. they were the pants that almost weren't. as soon as i spotted them amongst madewell's newest crop of arrivals, i decided i needed to make them mine so i ordered them in a small and anxiously awaited their arrival. unfortunately when i finally had a chance ...

easter wrap dress

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  after our morning bike ride and breakfast date, S and i relaxed at home for a few hours, called our other families to extend easter wishes, as well as showered and changed into new outfits for dinner back at my parents' house. despite the casual vibe of the evening, i insisted on wearing my new ...

(easter) sunday funday

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  i hope you had a wonderful easter! S and i switch off between celebrating with his family and my own and this year, it was our turn to stay local with my parents. in previous years (weather willing), we've planned something active to do together in the morning to burn a few extra calories and ...

cold shoulders, long skirts

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  madewell top (seen here & here) || club monaco skirt || target sandals (similar) madewell tote (similar) || madewell hat (similar) || natalie borton necklace (c/o)     when i made the decision to transition this space to a fashion and lifestyle blog, one of my main objectives was to showcase how you can remix pieces of your wardrobe ...

bows & gingham

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  madewell skirt (this season's style) || madewell blouse (similar) madewell hat (similar) || j.crew factory shoes || anthropologie clutch (similar)     i don't want to jinx it, but we have been on a run of good springtime weather lately and it has made getting dressed every day a little bit more exciting. i've unearthed some seasonal staples from my wardrobe, ...

my favorite ruffle-sleeve tees

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  y'all know full well that feminine details are one of my love languages. and lucky for me, they seem to be everywhere right now, just in time for spring. when i popped into loft to return a sweater i had purchased on sale, i ended up spying the cutest ruffle-sleeve tee shirts as i idled in line. i ...

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