Most weeks I actually don’t dread Mondays. I try to make a conscious effort to start out the week on a positive note and think of the coming week with optimism. It is inevitable to have some stress or daily tasks that are less than desirable, but having a half glass full outlook will make those mundane things get done with ease. As the year comes to a close, I have found myself reflecting on the past 12 months. Having a positive outlook, counting my blessings daily, and constantly finding ways to better myself are things I plan on working on in the coming new year.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday soaking up the long weekend and perhaps doing a little holiday shopping. The moving madness is still in full affect over here. Mountains of boxes surrounding me as I type this needing to be unpacked, but all I want to do is be outside exploring the new neighborhood. I have to do all the usual important things, find a new nail place, hair place, and go-to eateries. Okay, so they are not that important, but they are the things I don’t mind doing especially when I am trying to avoid organizing and putting together furniture. If you are in the LA area, I would love to hear your suggestions of where to go and what to see from a locals point of view!
This month has flown by and I cannot believe Thanksgiving is just two days away! I have been so busy trying to get life settled here in LA that a month has come and gone just like that. Although there has been a decent amount of stress, I can’t help but feel so truly grateful. I love what this holiday and time of year represents. It’s about spending time with those we love and cherishing what is important in life- the little things.
Hope you are having a productive Monday! Sharing a favorite color combination of mine for not only fall, but year round- black and camel. I am usually drawn to prints and texture like crochet and fringe, but there is something refreshing about an all black minimal outfit.
Starting today’s post with a fun fact: My boyfriend and I met six years ago (for the second time) on Halloween in Vegas of all places. Never did we think that night would turn into what it has or that we would be moving on that very same day six years later back to Los Angeles after less than a year of living together in San Francisco and three years long distance from Austin to LA. It has been a whirlwind to say the least, but I wouldn’t change a thing. After a long day of moving (still on the hunt for our new place) we wanted somewhere relaxing to spend the weekend. I found the cutest cottage on the Venice canals and it was the perfect spot to unwind. I had never been to the canals even though I am an LA native. Now that I am back in SoCal, it is a goal of mine to get out and explore more instead of sticking to my comfort zone. There is so much to do and see down here! Can’t wait to share with you!
We are just one week away from our move back to LA and it’s safe to say I am freaking out a little bit. When I moved to San Francisco, I was so excited to do and see so many things. Naturally when you live somewhere you think you have all the time in the world to get around to trying that new restaurant or to visit that amazing hiking trail you have heard so much about. While I did do and see a whole lot over the past 9 months I can’t help but feel like my time here was cut short. There is so much I still want to experience here, but I trust that everything happens for a reason. I am happy that I was able to live in this beautiful city. It will always hold a special place in my heart.
As the season’s change it is hard not to get excited about not only the change in weather and scenery, but the fashion that comes with it. I am guilty of wanting to adopt every trend the new season brings (hello, all things 70s inspired!). And while it may be tempting to add every cute pair of flared denim or lace up top to my shopping cart, I know that the better investments are pieces that can be styled multiple ways and be worn through multiple seasons.
Most days I keep it pretty casual and don’t have the opportunity to dress up often. I had myself a pretty woman moment in my favorite over the knee boots and decided to get a little dolled up. Everyone needs to get dressed up on occasion and feel like a million bucks- even if you have nowhere in particular to go! A fabulous pair of OTK boots and fun patchwork suede mini did just the trick for me.
I have never really been much of a girly-girl. Sure I love feminine pieces, but I tend to be drawn more towards bohemian inspired silhouettes and details like crochet. Anything white lace is my ultimate weakness. There is something so beautiful about an intricate white lace pattern that I just cannot resist. Needless to say, it was love at first sight when I saw this dress.