Summer Overalls

Happy Friday! 

Cory and I are back in LA from another trip to Seattle. It's always good to go back to the pacific northwest to spend time with family, but we are ready to be back in LA. It's officially summer, and I couldn't be more excited (even though I feel like it has been summer for the past three months here in LA).

Anyone remember wearing overall shorts as a kid? I remember on my first day of Kindergarten, I wore these denim short overalls with flowers on them. Now, I can't seam to get out of the ones I have. I've had these overalls from Topshop (similar) for three years, and they still are one of my summer go-to's. I love that you can wear a variety of tops with overalls. Yes, you can wear off the shoulder tops, but they also pair with hooded sweatshirts, turtleneck tops, a lacy bralette, and ruffles.

With the denim overalls I'm wearing an off the shoulder, thin sweater from Madewell, some basic hoops earrings, and my new favorite aviator sunglasses (similar). Shop the look below!


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Photos by Cory

DTLA

Hi everyone! It's been a crazy couple weeks. I haven't been able to share on my blog as frequent as I'd like to, but there will be lots of fun travel posts coming soon that I can't wait to share with you all. Cory and I are planning a road trip along the west coast for July, and I'm sure I will have lots of photos to share with you. So stay tuned! 

Moving to downtown Los Angeles has been one of the best decisions Cory and I have ever made. Before this, we were living on the east side by Echo Park/Silver Lake, and it was fun... but we needed a switch and change of atmosphere. We were tucked back in these hills in a small amazing house, but there was no cell phone service, we were about 10 min (on a good day) away from a grocery store, and everyone around us was about age 50+. Not that we didn't like it, we just didn't want to feel like we have "settled down" (if you know what I mean).

There's something about living in the middle of skyscrapers that's so energizing and motivating. The fact that I get to wake up every morning and walk a block away to my favorite coffee shop has changed my life. Also, the fact that I don't have to drive 10 min to a grocery store is the BEST THING. My favorite grocery store is walking distance, and all of our favorite bars and restaurants. We feel very blessed to have a place like we do, and couldn't be more happier with the downtown lifestyle. Such a drastic change from our place before, but it's worth it.

DTLA is a neighborhood in LA that is growing tremendously. New restaurants, shops, bars, and apartments are going up everywhere. It's bringing in a whole new crowd and DTLA is now a livable part of Los Angeles. I guess about five years ago it wasn't a place you would go. Now, some of the newest and best places are opening. Maybe I should share a travel guide for DTLA?

Now about the clothes...

For this look I'm wearing some of my newest additions to my wardrobe that I can't live without. My new frames from Privé Revaux, a studded suede jacket from Sézane, my Saint Laurent Small Sac De Jourmy Alexander Wang denim shorts, leather block heel from Topshop, some basic hoops from Zara, and a white tank I got a couple years ago from Totokaelo. Make sure to shop the whole look below!


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My Escape to the Pacific Northwest

Most of you know that I'm originally from Seattle. It's a place of comfort, refresh, and just a beautiful place to go back to. I recently went back for a week full of festivities, and today I'm sharing with you two adventures we went on. 

Diablo Lake has been a go-to spot, and a popular location for PNW instagrammers. I know it's an "overplayed" location for PNW instagrammers, but I guess you could say I used to be one of them. Every time I see a photo of something in the PNW on Instagram... my heart melts a little. Cory, my brother Trevor and I decided to head out to see sunrise at Diablo, which let me tell you... it was early. We left bright and early at 4am ready to see some snow and that northwest beauty. I'm just going to let the photos speak for themselves. It was one beautiful morning. With all the snow, I felt like it was January, not May. "Walking In A Winter Wonderland" song just kept replaying in my mind when my brother and I hiked back about a mile into the snow. My wardrobe wasn't really prepared for it, but at least I had some Sam Edelman rain booties to keep my feet dry. 

Another 24 hour adventure we went on was to my families' cabin at Lake Cushman. If you don't know, Lake Cushman is my second home and it's always refreshing to go back. We went with my brother Trevor, his daughter Ezra (who is so freaking adorable), and our good friends Joe and Maddie Greer. What a fun and beatiful 24 hours it was. 

Joe & Maddie 

My brother and his adorable daughter.

The PNW will always be my home, no matter what. I can't wait to go back hopefully soon!

Sephora x Pinrose Wild Child

I'm definitely a fragrance person. It's one of the first things I spray on myself as soon as I get out the shower for the day. One or two spritz of a fragrance is the perfect amount to start your day. What kind of fragrance person are you? Do you love more of a floral/feminine scent, something with a hint of vanilla, or one that's more fresh smelling? I love all of it, and I love that Sephora has one of the biggest selections of fragrances. It's my go-to place for finding the perfect scent for myself or for gifts. Today I'm sharing with you one of my new favorite scents at Sephora- Wild Child by Pinrose

Pinrose believes that your fragrances should be as fun, fearless, and beautiful as you are. They have a quiz to show you what fragrance best represents your style! Make sure to do it, because they nail down what fragrance best fits your personality. You can check out the Pinrose quiz on Sephora’s website HERE.  Sephora also carries a large selection of Pinrose fragrances, so you will definitely be able to find something for yourself.

Wild Child is going to be my go-to scent for the summer because of its floral and fruity scent. The floral notes of Gardenia and Jasmine unleash your inner flirty troublemaker and is best worn with a twinkle in your eye. It's perfect for a girls night out, or a day spent at the flower market. Wild Child  brings me back to one of my favorite memories when I was a child. Every spring and summer, my mom would always have the prettiest flowers blooming in her yard. The floral notes in Wild Child bring me back to when I used to go out in the yard and pick flowers to make a bouquet. The florals had such a lovely scent and Wild Child reminds me of all the different floral and sweet notes that would be in the garden. This scent is one of my new favorites and I'm beyond thrilled to have this in my collection. This scent is so captivating and lovely, and I can't wait to try the rest of their fragrances!

Make sure to check out the fragrance at Sephoraincluding all of Pinrose scents!


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Twenty-Six

Yep, that's right. Today is my birthday! It's also my golden birthday, which is a day I always thought was SO far away. And now it's here...

When I was a teenager, I looked at all the people I knew who were in their mid-upper twenties and thought to myself, "Wow, being 26 is such an adult-thing". I always wondered what I'd be doing at age 26; where I'd be living, my career, who my friends would be, and what goals I wanted to achieve. Let's just say I never thought that I would be where I am today. Living in LA was always a dream of mine when I was in high school. Growing up in Seattle, was so attractive about the sunshine, warm weather, and the culture. I would have never imagined myself living here with my amazing husband, who has helped and encouraged me to get where I am today. Not going to lie- this past year hasn't been easy as I struggled with a lot of ups and downs, and I battled a lot of personal issues. I guess that comes with moving to a new city and so many new transitions. But, I would never take anything back because it's a part of my story and has shaped who I am today. This year has flew by faster then I think any other year. That's a part of getting older, right? 

I think about last year, and what I wanted to accomplish while I was 25. I guess it was a lot different then what I expected, but words can't describe how happy I am with what happened. This past year I've transitioned from freelance photography, to becoming a full time fashion blogger. Wow, it was definitely a HUGE change from what I was doing before. I thought moving to LA I would be doing mostly photography and just doing my blog on the side. When I first moved to LA, people would ask the "what do you do for a living" question. I would always say "Oh, I'm a photographer and I do fashion blogging on the side". Now I just say "I'm a fashion blogger". At first, something about that felt missing because photography was my life since I was 16. But I since 2017 started, I realized fashion blogging is my new life, and I'm so excited to see where it leads Cory and I. It's crazy how much your life can change in a short period of time.

Photography was my life, passion, love, and how I was able to express myself. Deep down, I still love everything about photography. I love the way you can capture moments, emotions, and how its just a second of life. Photography will always be a part of who I am and a part of my story, and it's not like I'm saying goodbye to it forever. It's just on pause for a while. I love that I can bring photography into my own work with travel, fashion, and being able to art direct my own photo shoots. It's definitely a fun change and I can't wait to see what 26 brings. Thank you to my family and close friends for being so awesome and encouraging this past year. I honestly wouldn't be where I am today without you all. And thank you to all of you who read my blog and who have followed me throughout this journey. You are all amazing!

So bring on the treats and wine, because I'm definitely celebrating a new year! Cheers!


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