ruffles

         Every year it seems more of my wardrobe than ever is geared towards work clothes. While I love (and need!) great professional options, it can get a bit monotonous to focus solely on that one aspect of my life. When I was a single young thing, I had a solid collection of tops […]

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packing for mexico

This month just sped by and suddenly it’s like woah – I’m leaving for Mexico next week  and it’s already time to pack! If you’ve been following along you know this is something I have been trying to improve upon with each adventure. I did pretty good on my trip to California earlier this year, […]

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sexy back 

   There is just something special about a seemingly office appropriate dress that surprises you with a fantastic cut out back. I’m all about multi-use, and this dress takes me from work (with a sleeveless blazer) right into dinner or drinks without batting an eyelash. It’s lady-like but also a little flirty. The pattern even […]

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vacation ready 

            Those of you who follow along on Instagram may know I had a trip planned to Denmark and Italy at the end of April. My boyfriend has been training for a cycling race over there since last year, which was unfortunately cancelled last week. After weighing all our options, we opted […]

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mixing metals 

For as long as I can remember I’ve been very particular about metal, always wanting to match the hardware on my purse to any jewellery, sunglasses or other details. It was one of those annoying pet peeves of mine, and because of it I ended up with a habit of only buying silver or looking […]

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easy like sunday morning

   Summer is coming! And with that lovely sunshine begins the season of easy dressing. No more forced bundling up, no more thick coats, and you can even skip the socks if you feel like it. There is nothing better than when you get up, quickly pull together an outfit and just walk out the […]

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linen

            Linen is such a summer material. It’s lightweight and gives that casual cool vibe since it’s impossible to keep wrinkle free! As much as I love fabrics that keep their shape so I don’t have to iron, linen is one of the few materials that’s better when you make peace with […]

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mind the gap

            As a teenager and young adult I was never afraid of showing a little skin. I worked for American Apparel from age 17 – 20, and the brand  image (plus being surrounded by pretty young things dressing likewise) certainly cemented in me a very bold attitude about what I wore. After a […]

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vacation mode

           How can anyone be in a bad mood when it’s 28 degrees outside in February? Though I know this is not the seasonal norm in Santa Barbara- I am making the most of it. Our hotel has an amazing pool where I spent the afternoon, but this morning I busied myself shopping […]

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