Sunday, April 19, 2015

APRIL FAVORITES

In effort to get on a better content schedule. Or make content at all, I thought I'd start up a good ol' series of link share posts. Instead of randomly spewing my findings on twitter or pinterest, this blog might just be a more well thought out approach to sharing some favorites throughout the week or month. If I get super into it I might break it down to different categories or have weekly themes. Buttt the planning part of my personality is already taking over so I'll stop getting ahead of myself now. I need a name, "Monthly Favorites"? I am not a wordmaster. Help.

To start off...

Kirikomade 

The great thing about my day job is that I get to allot time to research brands, companies and cool people. So stumbling across Kirikomade this week put a smile on my face because: 1. bandannas are totally back in style, 2. bandannas are nostalgic for me and as tried and true accessory when I needed to grow my bangs out, or be unique and stylish in 5th grade, 3. Kirikomade is a Portland company, and I'm all about that. Read their story here. This is the Bandana Kiku.

Links Of InspirationThe Private Life Of A Girl  This lady! I don't remember how I came across her, but man oh man, she's good. I'm hooked on her How I Quit My Day Job series. Sophie's link, image and advice curations are absolutely fantastic. She just always knows what I'm looking for. I'll get on her website and she'll tell me things I didn't even know I wanted to know! 
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Vaux Shop  Vintage heaven. So, I've been out of the thrifting game for quite a long time now. But, if you've been with me since the beginning you'll remember that thrifting is quite honestly one of my favorite things to do ever in life. When I see people make that hobby into their own business, it makes me really happy. I came across the Vaux Spring Summer 15 Lookbook and this image is what caught my eye and made me click on over. The vibes. I'm feeling the vibes. I'm a new fan! This top, this top, and this top I can definitely see in my wardrobe. 
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Nisolo Shoes The Austin Shoe. A lady came into the shop wearing these and I had to ask who made them. She was wearing just a simple cuffed jean and printed floral top, it just looked so goodand she raved about them. Immediately went to look up the brand and I'm into everything I see. They're a fully transparent men's and women's shoe company who really seams like they've got it figured out. I haven't even tried them on but I'll be saving up to get myself a pair of these. More about their brand here
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SPRING WISHLIST



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I'm eyeing a few things for Spring. Some of which are these lovely items that are great for Spring, but could very well be worn through a couple seasons for the next few years. Which is enough reason to warrant clicking the check out button, right? 


I'm usually a dark jeans/no wash kind of girl, but oui! Spring time is here and I want some washed jeans. Can't go wrong with a lightweight overcoat, or pretty patterned dresses. Ever since I worked at Rachel Comey in 2013, I've wanted these flats. Folks behind Betsy & Iya are sweet as a button and their Jewelry is rad too. Cool asymmetry? Check. And I think it's time I stop wearing $5 sunglasses.

1. Lightweight spring overcoat by, Caron Callahan.
2. Cross Over Shirt by, Steven Alan.
3. Cielo Y Suelo Necklace, Betsy & Iya.
4. Boyfriend, light(er)wash jeans by, Madewell.
5. Ecolier Denim Mosaic Dress by, Ace & Jig.
6. Petal Tortoise Sunglasses by, Warby Parker.
7. Boyer Flats by, Rachel Comey.


Monday, March 16, 2015

GREENHOUSE pt. 3

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Taken by Boone Rodriguez as pt. 3 of our Greenhouse series.

Oui! It's mid-March already, time goes by way too fast. What have I been up to? Eating too much food. Spending a lot of time on the apartment hunt, getting ready for more changes in my career, lifestyle and all around well-being.

I recently received a Passion Planner that I ordered just after the new year. It's got me writing down goals, making me really think about and put a timeline on how and when I am going to achieve them.

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I put a decent effort in making sure I indulge in things that make me happy. To take time for myself everyday, week and month and make sure I do a few things that I feel really good about. Whether it's something simple like writing a blog post, making myself a great meal, going on a run or purging my closet.

The planner has helped me look back and recognize what those things were and remember what I did achieve. So often I look back and devalue what I've done in the day and think I've achieved nothing. But when I write everything that I've done down, I can look back and realize my achievements and feel more accomplished.

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Portland Fashion BlogIt has helped a lot, really. I'm not a type-A personality at all. I'm not a hyper organized crazy planner person, so I didn't really know if the planner would help me at all, or If I'd even use it. But, I do. Not on a daily basis, but on a weekly one. I'll write down the big things I want to do in the week, and write down all the things I actually did. Whether they helped me achieve my original goals or not. 
I think everyone at one point in life realizes that no matter how much planning or work you put into achieving your goals, things sometimes just don't go your way. And instead of being bummed and thinking you aren't getting anything done, looking at what you did do makes a huge difference on how you look at achieving your goals. 

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Using the planner has definitely helped me in the past month, I'd suggest looking into it. Also, yes! These photos have nothing to do with that, other than maybe inspiring a fresh start to spring! 

Wearing jacket and tank that I made, and Gap track pants (that are now on sale). And as some people have asked, tattoo is by Tally Matthew