Sunday, April 5, 2015

spring fever














sunglasses  anthropologie
dress  asos
bracelets  vintage
shoes  dune


I've been desperately checking the weather every morning for the past few months, wishing and hoping for the first day without tights. Aaaand it's finally here! To celebrate I brought all of my spring and summer dresses out of their winter hibernation and immediately donned this newly acquired ASOS number. It's more of a party dress than a walking-around-the-neighborhood dress, but I'm also the queen of overdressing. And it's Easter, which seems like a free pass for walking around looking like a giant flower during the day.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

february still life



I am completely over this winter weather. Philadelphia has had record breaking (read: freezing) temperatures this year and my style has started to resemble that of the younger brother from A Christmas Story, not cute unless you're a kid. Fortunately I have had wedding planning to keep me occupied, and I must say (at the risk of jinxing myself) that things are going very smoothly in this department! We have already booked our venue (the amazing Terrain at Styer's), found a photographer, commissioned an artist to create our stationary, and that's just the beginning. I have to keep reminding myself to slow down because we still have over a year before the actual day, but I can't help it, I love planning things too much. Perhaps I have missed my calling as a wedding planner?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

radial daydream










long sleeved blouse  j. crew
sleeveless blouse  vintage
skirt  c/o sheinside
shoes  vintage


Apparently I'm having a neoprene moment. And I'm always having a sparkly gem moment. This weird-in-a-good-way skirt is the latest bejeweled addition to my wardrobe, paired with a favorite sparkly top that has a matching pleated skirt (one of my all-time favorite thrift score finds). The 1960's-esque shoes are actually 1980's Joan & David, found while vintage hunting in Santa Rosa during my last trip home. Sadly I probably won't be venturing outside in this outfit today because it's currently record-breaking freezing in Philadelphia and I'd much rather just stay warm right where I am.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

to my valentines


Happy Valentine's Day to all of you lovelies! Although this particular Valentine's Day is a special one to me (the first one with my soon-to-be-husband, ahem), I have always loved the holiday, even when I didn't have a significant other. There were superficial reasons for this, like my love of heart and cupid motifs, craving for pretty valentine themed candies, and fondness for pink and red. Now it's even better and more meaningful, especially when a certain someone wakes me up with breakfast sandwiches and a giant coffee with a love note written on the side.

I hope you are all cozy, warm, and feeling the love today! xo 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

a sweet proposal







We are getting married! (But you probably knew this already if you follow me on Instagram.)

Last weekend Christopher took me to one of our favorite places in the world, Bridgeton House, a gorgeous bed & breakfast on the Delaware River. He's quite the romantic anyways so I didn't think anything of it, I just thought he was being sweet. And then, in front of the fireplace and a cheese plate, with the DVD menu of When Harry Met Sally playing on a loop (I thought it was strange that he wouldn't press play, I didn't even realize he was nervous and stalling), he suddenly got down on one knee and I was so surprised that I started crying, which made him all choked up. And then he asked me to marry him, to which I replied, "Of course!" And now we're both floating on some kind of gooey romantic cloud together. I don't think I will ever be able to watch When Harry Met Sally again without dissolving into a puddle of sentimental tears.

The beautiful ring Christopher proposed with is a vintage 1920's art deco beauty, and the best part is the cool mustard yellow citrine stone. I've never been a fancy jewelry kind of girl, preferring cheap plastic stuff from the flea market and creepy brooches, but this ring really feels like me and I love that it's not traditional. And that color!

I'm completely over the moon, and I say this as someone who never imagined getting married, who couldn't have fathomed loving someone enough to want to marry them. When I moved to Philadelphia almost three years ago I never in a million years would have predicted that I would meet this hilarious and handsome mountain man from Maine, fall madly in love, and then be engaged to marry him. It makes it even more special to the both of us, because neither one of us was seeking this, nor did we see it coming even when people around us started to see some electricity. Forgive my very earnest cheesiness, but I do feel like the luckiest lady in the world right now because I know I will get to grow old with my favorite person.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

gems & neoprene












sweater  c/o sheinside
sunglasses  karen walker

These two pieces were destined to be worn together. The bejeweled cropped sweater is a gem from Sheinside and the pale blue skirt is a neoprene wonder that was made especially for me by my talented friend and fellow Anthropologie stylist Megan Swansen. As soon as I saw this cute little sweater I knew it would be the perfect match with this skirt, and happily for me the weather in Northern California is nice enough at the moment to be running around with bare legs and arms. I might just wear this outfit every day until I head back to the east coast.