Monday, September 28, 2015


The cut offs and summer sandals are put away. I'm ready for the summer weather to officially leave. I'm in for crisp air, crunchy leaves, chai tea, lots more tea! sweaters, and not having to make up an excuse for being more of a homebody. Because staying at home and general personal relaxing time, kitchen time, (eating time) is more acceptable when it's cold out? Yes. I've been doing quite a bit of soul searching lately. Lots and lots of writing. I think I've come to a point in my life where I realized that I've reached a lot of my goals. None of my goals were really measurable or monumental... But more just about where I want to be at certain points in my life. To be candid, I've gotten what I've wanted much sooner than I thought I would. I thought it would take a bit more struggle to get where I am, just because I've always faced what seemed like a bit more opposition growing up to get to places I want to be... But it seems I've overcome any of those obstacles I had before. And that took a lot of work. A lot of it. And this post is TOTALLY me having an "in my 20's existential crisis about finding out what I want." I've always had the huge advantage in knowing what I want and really having the guts to go get it. For example, this blog was the first step I ever took to really be different and go for what I want. And you know what? I was totally bullied for it. Good ol' 2009? when I started this blog. Lost a lot of my friends because of course I was soooo weird and out casted for putting photos of myself on the Internet and talking about my clothes. Obviously a: "look at me now, bitch" moment I'm proud to have. But now there really isn't anything holding me back. I could do literally anything I want and I don't feel like there's much holding me back from it. Weird feeling. Great feeling.
It seams that this blog has become a lot more personal over the past year and I think I'm okay with it. It's a natural progression. It is taking me a bit of time getting comfortable actually putting random personal thoughts out there. And I'm not even sure that there are many that even care. But! I'm doing it anyways cause this blog is mine and I do what I want. That's a wrap! So much potential for awesome things in the future, and yes I'm having a really, really dumb "crisis" about it, but the only thing we (because everyone has these moments) can do is embrace it and lead the way! My advice? Just listen to Kendricks i on repeat till you feel good about yourself.  Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr  | Bloglovin' | Thanks Rachel for taking my pic!  

Monday, September 14, 2015


Jumpsuit Styling
Life's a changin', Again! Always! For those of you who don't follow me on instagram, I got a new job! woot woot. Anddd what am I doing? Blogging and social media. YEP. Who woulda thunk? It's been a month now and I have to say.... I LOVE IT. Sure! I'll do all the creative things I've loved to do my entire adult life all day every day. :) Anyways....

Rose Tattoo Portland
This jumpsuit. A new key piece in my monthly rotation. I usually have a hard time with jumpsuits because I'm 5'7" with a long torso. That means jumpsuits = camel toe and wedgie all day. No one likes that. But this new loose, relaxed jumpsuit trend going on is perfect. I'll rock it well after the trend dies. One of my favorite examples are the Ace & Jig Onsie Jumpsuits. My coworker has one and it looks fab on her. With little clogs or ankle booties... It's on my wishlist. 

Black Jumpsuit Outfit
What I'm wearing: H&M Jumpsuit, (similar), Target sandals (now on sale!). It doesn't take much to style this piece. I wore it with sandals here, but I could easily throw a sweater and wear it with booties too. Or dress it up with a necklace and nicer flats or heals. I'm a big fan.

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Monday, August 24, 2015


The cool thing about being a native to Portland, and having gone to college in a nearby town, is that making connections through mutual friends and acquaintances happens so often. As the city grows and gains credentials in the industry I'm in, I feel like I'm growing right along side it.  It's an awesome feeling being a new generation in the professional world, in the industry I've been been working towards being a part of for 6 years. Now, I'm here and feeling like I'm just now getting started.

These pics were taken by Riche, an up and coming boss photographer who reached out to me in referral of other creatives she's featured on her blog, Stumptown Fix. Look forward to a interview with me on her blog soon!

I've wrote this blog post tons of times in effort to make a decision as to where I see it going next. But the reality is, I have no idea. I thought about telling my career journey story and how my blog has really backed me in all my professional ventures... I started writing more of a personal entry about being self confident even during slow and seemingly pathetic lulls in your career. I began writing about what it's like to be 23 and how I actually achieved the goals I set for myself six years ago.

Any of those posts would be way too long for this anniversary post, and might even be the kinds of topics I write about next. I realized what really needs to happen is a big huge thank you...

This blog was never really about reach for me as much as much it was just serving as a space for me to express and explore things in life. But, to those that do follow my journey, whether it be here on this blog, or elsewhere, I really do appreciate every comment, like, share, and interaction I get to have because of this little blog here I started six years ago. We're on the same team and I'm not sure if I would have continued blogging if it weren't for the comments here and there asking where I've been. Being able to make the connections I have is truly invaluable. 

A thank you to my friends and the fam who've been there to support me even if they don't fully understand the path I'm headed. You guys give me the support and voice of reason I need when I'm just getting too serious about things and need to chill and be patient. A thank you for just letting me be who I am with no expectations or exceptions.

As for ms. Style Interplay here... She's still alive, I'll letchu know when there's a new post :) 

You can find my super affordable embroidered top here, and these similar denim shorts.