Happy Easter

I LOVE EASTER! I love Jesus, I love spring, I love pink and green, and so, obviously, I love Easter. It’s my favorite-favorite I think.
(did I say that about Valentine’s Day, too? Hmm…)

It’s Easter, so of course I had to throw a vintage edit in here: 
Shows the colors better than the mid-day sunshine pictures!
 Pink lace H&M dress, H&M necklace, Target sunnies, vintage green purse, bangles from Kohls, cute hairpins from Target, thrifted nude/rope wedges, Revlon seafoam green nail polish

Purrrtttyy makeup. 
Smashbox palette from my “Everyday Makeup” video
Clinique HoneyGloss lipstick
Happy Easter, my dears! 

A Little Bit of This

{thrifted scarf, thrifted merino plum sweater, H&M blazer, F21 jeans, thrifted boots}
No big, fancy outfits around here lately, just a few everyday-doing-this-thing-called-life outfits.

{Caroline G. necklace, Target sweater, Gap cami, F21 jeans &  boots}
This was such a gray day, you can tell by the lighting. I was wearing a dark purple sweater, and I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, “This shirt is making you look tired & sad. You need color.” So I swapped for my yellow sweater (current clearance at Target, fyi!), my peach Caroline G. bubble necklace, and my hot pink Radiant cosmetics lipstick. Much better!

{Thrifted tee, thrifted sweater, J.Crew cords, H&M ring, Minnetonka mocs}
Crushing hard on this color combo of seafoam and raspberry lately. 
And who doesn’t love some Minnetonka mocs?
The snow was swirling in an ethereal way this morning: circular, horizontal, dream-like. 
I felt like I was inside of a snowglobe, truly.
Quite lovely. 

Chambray Confession

You know how sometimes, everyone has something, so you resist getting one for no good reason other than principle? And then it goes on crazy-sale at J.Crew and you decide to just test the waters and see why everyone was going so crazy. And the minute you slip on the chambray shirt, you get it
Totally not talking about myself here. 
Ahem.

Well, no matter. I jumped on the chambray shirt bandwagon, my friends, and boy am I sure glad! I have no doubt you’ll be seeing this shirt a lot. And if you might have happened to be like me, uneasy about why everyone was going crazy over a denim shirt, don’t worry. It’s absolutely wonderful, I promise.

And while I’m reppin’ J.Crew just ’cause, this outfit definitely reminds me of something out of their catalogue. Stripes, chambray, glasses, a giant cocktail ring, ankle-zip cords, and bright blue suede pumps?
That has J.Crew-bandwagon written allllllll over it.

Textures

This outfit is jam-packed with texture. A metal necklace, a silk shirt, a cotton scarf, a tweed jacket, corduroys, and suede wedges.

I’ve been thinking today how God sometimes takes things from us for a season. 
Our God who gives and takes.
Do you know what I mean?

Sometimes God says, “Here, you know what? We’re going to take this thing and put it on the shelf for a bit. Let’s focus on something else for a little while.” 
This feels so scary. It feels very unsettling. 
But the cool thing is, our God is a detail-oriented God. 
And oftentimes, He takes things we thought got shelved, and He works them back into our lives in the coolest ways.
You know, He works them together like mixing different textures. It may sound silly, but its true…He puts together our lives with the finesse of a God who cares about the details. A God who cares about the beautiful big picture.
Oh I just love that.

Things Of Late

How’s your summer going?
Mine has been wonderful so far! 
Here are a few snaps of what’s been going on lately…
I’m TOTALLY smitten with a crown braid: 
These outfit pics were all overexposed, but this dress is so much fun. Strangely, I feel it has a Sound of Music vibe to it…
I’ve been doing some travelling, which for me means “tattoo”ing myself with words like “Sovereign” to combat anxiety and wearing SeaBands. Oh boy.

I finally did the seafoam/yellow nail polish combo, and it’s so cute! Also, these GoPicnics are my favorite thing to eat while travelling. Gluten-free and fantastic. I can’t say enough good things about them.
This beautiful drink is delicious. And the bottle’s a keeper!
Been brewin’ up lots of iced coffee: 
{cold-brew = only way to go}
Playing tennis: 
My friend said, “You look like a piece of candy.” 
Hahahaha. That’d be me. 
Looking like a piece of candy. 
No big deal. 
Also, tennis is one of those things I always wanted to be amazing at…and never got past “halfways-decent.” Or, as the same friend said, “We’re below amateurs.” And I said, “What’s below amateurs?”
“Losers.”
Haha.
On that note, my dears, have a wonderful day!! 
xo!

Here Comes the Sun

{earrings}
And then I happened upon a bunch of balloons in the exact seafoam color of my entire outfit {nailpolish included}
Thank you, Lord, for soul-lifting Spring. The abundance of light and warmth make it nearly impossible for me to hold all of the hope and happiness in my heart.

 I am embracing all of the spring colors in my wardrobe! It is so much more fun to get ready in the morning on sunny spring days, don’t you agree? It’s the perfect season for clothes–happy colors mixed with great textures…but I better not get too excited, since Spring in New England is a tempestuous thing. We could very well get a blizzard or two before it’s all said and done.

(Pssst…I match my new love seat! Haha.)

Style Secrets
Sunnies: Local store
Scarf: VS
Earrings: Boutique on Vacay
Blouse: Liberty of London for Target
Skirt: J.Crew via eBay
Boots: Consignment credit
Coat: Thrifted


Sunlight in November

The sunlight in autumn just gets me. It is so incredibly gorgeous—but we must take delight in its temporality, for it is dark before dinner time, and for many months. We cannot get mad–sometimes, we, too, say goodbyes before we should. Sometimes we tuck into bed a little too early. Sometimes we wish the days away. No, we cannot be angry with the sun for hiding away from us for a bit. 
For some reason, the warmth of the sun on my hair makes me think of bittersweet things, like sunlight in late autumn. 
But no matter. I’m rather fond of this outfit. Can you ever imagine why? The color, of course! I just love it! The sheerness of the silk blouse and the sunlight–gah! Lovely. 
Style Secrets
Sunnies: Local store
Necklace: Vintage
Blouse: Thrifted
Bangles: Walmart and ??
Belt: Thrifted
Jeans: American Eagle
Heels: Aldo



Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

 {green smoothie cause I’m super healthy. yeah.}

 {for comparison, taken on my trusty point-and-shoot…see the camera strap?}
 {purse}

I cannot get enough of these coloorrrrrrrrrssssssss. Super love. Also love the many, many compliments wearing this color gets me from boyfriend.Check yes. I’m just wondering how long I can manage to stay on this path of wonderfulness.

Style Secrets
Earrings: boutique while travelling
Blouse: Charlotte Russe
Cardigan: Target
Belt: Icing or Claire’s 
Trousers: Express
Heels: Target 
Purse: Thrifted

Monday Morning

Gooooooooooooood Monday morning, dears! I hope you’re having a wonderful start to the week. All this sunshine (and time with the boy) has put me in a fantastic mood, and I am so ready for all of the good things I am expecting May to hold. It’s going to be a busy month, but it’s one of my favorites and I am hoping that it will be blessed.

Style Secrets
Hairclip: H&M
Necklace: Vintage
Turtleneck: Banana Republic
Belt: Target
Jeans: Bica Cheia
Heels: Target
Jacket: Rebecca Taylor