Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Blush and Blues

My blog has taken the back burner to moving, home renovations and immersing myself in work here in Austin. I am trying to get back to more frequent posts... along with my redesign!

I love the short sleeves on the chambray jumpsuit and I already placed an order on the button up sleep set!

We are currently adjusting to the Texas weather. So far it's been a mix of heat, humidity and thunderstorms. This breezy board of blush and blues is perfect for Austin. Plus, everything is up to 40% off with the code 24hours!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Desert Vibes

Tomorrow is my birthday and we're headed to Palm Springs for a fun filled weekend getaway.
If I envision myself in this hammock oasis long enough, it might actually come true. In the meantime, I pulled together some desert vibe boho pieces that would be perfect in Palm Springs.
Loving the subtly of the boho in the tassel scarf and that cactus iphone case is too cute. I got the pret-a-powder for Christmas and finally found it unpacking a box... Can't wait to try it out!

We haven't been to Palm Springs in so long... so if you have any recommendations for us, I'd love to know your favorite spots!

Hope you have a fun St Patty's Day!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Home sweet home in Austin

It's been an exciting few months over here!
After moving to Austin in September, not only did we decide to stay long term, we sold our home in the Bay Area, packed up our world again and are calling Austin home.
This weekend we moved into our new house and after 3 other temporary places in the past six months, we are so happy to finally get settled.

We're under a bit of construction, but I can't wait to share more pictures soon!
On the current to do list:
• Go shopping for dining room chairs, nightstands and a coffee table. Any suggestions?
• Choosing some new house numbers and new porch mounted mailbox
• Unpacking and deciding where everything goes in this new kitchen (seen behind us in the IG)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Shopbop Sale: under $100 picks

The Shopbop Spring Sale is here! I've picked my favorite under $100 pieces that I'm currently coveting for spring.
I recently purchased a pair of A Gold E boyfriend jeans, but I am loving this budget friendly pair too. Just the right amount of distressing and I love the light wash for spring. This fun swing shirt would look so cute on top, paired with the suede scalloped flats (leather pair here).

I've been wanting a classic, grown up pj set for awhile now and this set is under $80, plus the additional percent off with the Shopbop Sale.

And lastly, this pom pom tote bag and pink water bottle would be perfect for my upcoming trip to Palm Springs!

Shop my other under $100 favorites here:

Friday, February 26, 2016

News + Updates

Happy Friday! I wanted to drop in to share some recent news, updates and highlights happening around here.
The bird and I are officially home owners again and permanent residents of Austin. So happy to call this beauty home! Now that closing is almost complete, I thought it was safe to share the news. So excited to make some minor changes, move in our furniture and make it our home.

I am also finally working on a redesign for my blog, so you will see some much needed changes around here. Thanks to Atelier21 for all your hardwork!

We just booked flights and an Airbnb in Palm Springs for my birthday next month! It's been so long since I've been and I would love any of your suggestions, especially restaurants for a fun night out!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Valentine's Day weekend

I hope you had a nice, long Valentine's Day weekend!

The bird and I were pretty mellow, but went on a beautiful hike along the Barton Springs greenbelt.
I picked out all the pink attire pieces I could find and the bird got in the spirit too!
Lululemon zip up (similar here & here) // Anthropologie vest (floral version here or similar & on sale here)

I also managed to whip up some Valentine's dessert, like I mentioned on Friday.
These dipped Oreos were delicious and the perfect treat after our hike.

Friday, February 12, 2016

3 Easy Valentine's Day Desserts

We don't have plans for Valentine's Day, but I have been wanting to make a yummy dessert to surprise the bird with.

Here are 3 easy, last minute ideas if you're wanting to do the same:

I love making candy bark and this ooey gooey salty and sweet popcorn mix sounds delish!

And in case you missed it, how gorgeous was this Whitney Port and Lulu & Georgia Galentine's Day collaboration featured on Glitter Guide?

What are your plans this weekend?

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Trip to Madrid: Hotel

I have been looking forward to recapping my Christmas and New Years trip to Spain and Portugal. It was an amazing trip that took us to Madrid, Porto and Lisbon.
Taken in Plaza Mayor, a festive square that was full of Christmas markets.

While the majority of our pictures were taken in Portugal, I wanted to share where we stayed in Madrid, Spain: Melia Fenix.
We spent 3 nights here, including Christmas Eve and Christmas. It was a gorgeous hotel, with all the amenities and had a prime location.

Recap of our trip to Portugal to come soon!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentines Day Gifts + Goodies

Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse to indulge in chocolate and all things pink. I pulled together some fun gift ideas and goodies to get in the loving, holiday spirit.

While the bird & I usually don't plan anything extravagant for Valentine's Day, I love the idea and meaning behind the day. It's a sweet reminder to embrace and celebrate us.

Oooo... and I love this fun, illustrated slideshow about relationship advice, from real people.

And lastly, can we talk about the new Ben & Jerry's non-dairy flavors! PB & Cookies. #yum

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Comeback Trend: Bootcut + Flare Jeans

I am embracing this trend comeback with open arms. I feel like the bootcut and flare fits have such a flattering silhouette.

Here are some great picks to get these jeans back into your closet!
one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight

Love the inspiration of dressing them up or down. They are very versatile, but to continue the elongation, I think they look best with a bit of a heel. Try pairing them with booties, wedges or heels.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pantone Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz

I love the pretty colors of the year from Pantone. I am particularly partial to the Rose Quartz.

Here are some great finds to add a bit of Rose Quartz into your life. Loving these chairs and this textured rug as statement pieces. How perfect would this be in a nursery! #targetdoesitagain I've also been on the hunt for agate coasters. These are so pretty!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A quick guide to Core Power Yoga

I wanted to kick off 2016 with fitness post of my current favorite workout: Core Power Yoga.
sports bra // yoga mat // mat towel (other colors on sale here) // water bottle // headband (one + two)

Here is a quick overview and guide to the basics of Core Power Yoga:

What to Expect
I find Core Power to be a mix of yoga poses, cardio and (light) weight toning. It is generally warm in the class (low 90s) and it's a flow type yoga.
It's also more 'high energy' than other yoga classes, in fitness, music and atmosphere. Expect to sweat more than you ever have before.

Start Slow
Every class you attend will be warm and you will leave fatigued and sweaty.
Same for Sculpt, start light. 3 & 5 lb weights might not seem like much, but they feel like 100 lbs by the end of class.

What to Bring
I always bring my mat, mat towel and a sweat towel to class. I also bring a water bottle and change of clothes for afterwards.

Why I love it
Of all the different workouts I’ve tried, Core Power is my favorite. I love the how challenging it is, the mix of strength and flexibility training and cleanse you feel from the heat and poses.

Getting back into a routine after moving is always tough. But I was so excited to find out there was a Core Power Yoga in downtown Austin when we moved here!

What is your go-to fitness routine? I would love to know and try some of your favorites so I can start mixing it up a bit.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Highlights of 2015

Before I dive into my resolutions for 2016, I thought it would be appropriate to recap this year's noteworthy moments:

Rediscovered my love for iceskating. 

Trip to the south, visiting Nashville, Atlanta and North and South Carolina (Charleston).

With that, I had the pleasure of meeting Jillian, Cait, and Meg!

Weekend trip to Vegas at the Wynn.

My best friend's bridal shower, bachelorette party and wedding!

Celebrating 3 years of marriage with the bird.

Took a much anticipated calligraphy class.

Sold our first home.

And moved to Austin.

Went to ACL and saw Of Monsters and Men, Hozier and Florence + The Machine.

Ending the year with a family trip to Spain and Portugal.

It was a great year! Looking forward to an even more exciting year ahead.

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