made for each other

leopard flats LOVE orange nail polish 
& orange nail polish LOVES leopard flats

{Jeffery Campbell flats; Essie "meet me at sunset" nail polish}

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*Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes!! 
You guys are the best :) xo



Today is my 22 birthday -- I guess they say another year a little wiser, a lot little older. I am looking forward to what this year brings for me and am content with the memories I have made as a 21 year old. And sharing my birthday with the royal couple's wedding anniversary will win me a few points in trivia I'm sure. Let the month-long birthday celebrations begin (!!) starting with a dinner with a few of my loved ones tonight.

{Alice and Olivia dress; BCBG shoes; H&M ring}

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hello perfection

This is such an ideal look -- easy skirt, the perfect panama hat, worn-in denim jacket, soft sweater, and pops of red, summery beads, chilled iced tea and the best ratio of the sun's warmth and chilly sea breeze. Hello spring.

{F21 skirt and top; J Crew jacket and bracelet; Dolce Vita booties; Isabella Fiore bag; H&M hat and dagger ring; UO double ring and cuff; Target beads}

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*pictures by mary


an easter guest

Hope the Easter Bunny was good to you!

Happy Easter!! xo

{Furla shoes; H&M dress}


far from home

Hung out with my brother in his lair yesterday afternoon. Being surrounded by tiny plastic dinosaurs, freshly painted art and handfuls of stolen oranges was the exact distraction I needed from my marathon spell of homework this week. Another thing that is perfect? Wearing a shirt with tiny deer sporting pretty turquoise bows, drinking freshly squeezed orange juice and listening to Iron & Wine's Walking Far From Home.

{Paul and Joe's Sister top; Levi jeans; Dolce Vita booties; JCrew belt and bracelet; UO bracelets; Juicy Couture ring}


out of gas out of road

Spontaneous gas station photo shoot today. Even though I was going for a monochromatic look, the mixture of stripes with flowers will always be complimentary. But I'll definitely have to reattempt it soon. Strangely all of my pictures had my head cut off or wasn't of me at all -- my brother always makes things difficult. I do enjoy how they turned out though... Tomorrow's agenda includes an Iron & Wine concert with a group of my favorite people and I can't wait! I'll try my best to take a few snapshots of it.

{Zara coat; Gap top; UO skirt; Bloch flats; Moschino pin; Hue tights}


at long last

I feel like so many pieces in my closet have some kind of story behind them -- which I think makes each item a little more special. The story behind this DVF turban goes a little like this:

Girl goes to store in early November. Girl spies a display of yummy leopard turbans in bright pinks and neon greens then naturally tries one on. Girl is smitten. But regretfully puts the pretty hairpiece down after seeing its price. Girl goes back to the store several times more but with no luck. And then one day it is gone. Several months later, girl revisits store once again and openly jokes about not seeing the turban while wandering to the hair accessory section. Turban (now on sale) practically jumps out at girl and into her arms. And the rest is history.

{DVF turban; vintage jacket; F21 top; UO leggings; Juicy Couture shoes and ring; H&M cuff}


little updates

After finally shedding my winter layers, I decided to make some small updates in my life. From changing the battery in my computer to (painfully) lasering my pearly whites, I am feeling refreshed from the small changes I have gotten around to at last. Blue has become a new favorite in my wardrobe and nude nails are front and center. I am now in the process of updating my closet as well, and I am sure these two elements will continue to creep into my daily looks -- at least for now.

{JCrew top and skirt; Tahari jacket; F21 pumps; vintage ring; Moschino umbrella; Essie for JCrew in Milky Way}