Sunday, September 20, 2015


Perfect fall gloom via.
I'm so in love with the "Anxiety Ghost" pin by Matt Darling.

This Zipper Denim Coat is the perfect everyday fall jacket.

Surreal autumn color palette via.

A rainy day contemplation quote about life via

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Much Long Time, Very Silence

This blog has been a desolate void for officially over an entire year now. I'd like to change that, but I also don't even really know where to begin. I've spent this past year struggling with adulthood and identity, and I think a big part of my battle has been my lack of writing and absence of the self-discovery that inevitably comes with recording one's thoughts. I don't want to be a phony and tell you that not coming here was a creative choice. I want to be the most genuine me I can be, as I'm sure we all do. That's what I wanted for this blog, and I think that's what I'm going to attempt to bring back- a sense of realness in an all too fake world.

So, for the record, I'm still here chugging along and noticing the little things that bring me happiness.


Monday, September 1, 2014

September Wish List

It's the first day of September and I can't help but feel a little giddy about the coming season change. I think it's time to share a few things that I've been eyeing lately:

  • Imagining myself in this Tasi Malibu Embroidered Jena Coat from Urban Outfitters gets me so excited for chilly weather! It's definitely not a subtle design, but I still think it would function perfectly as an everyday coat and would compliment just about everything in my closet. 
  • I'm also in love with this Sunflower Motel Smock Dress from ASOS. I know summer is almost over, but this print actually seems to fit better with an autumn theme in my mind. Paired with a comfy scarf, black tights and combat boots, how could you go wrong?!
  • This Brass Sagittarius Necklace from Moorea Seal is just too cute! I've just been loving the combination of black and gold lately (my nails are painted to match right now).
  • Now I know this Jack Wills Beanie from ASOS might not seem extraordinary at first, but I've been looking for a solid The Life Aquatic-inspired hat to subtly display my Wes Anderson love for quite some time now! With this hat, someone might mistake you as a member of Team Zissou...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Music of the Day: La Luz

I cannot get over how much I dig these girls! I may be a little late to the game, but I can't stop listening to La Luz's 2013 album "It's Alive". Choosing a favorite song is next to impossible- they really are all that good. I'm sharing this one because I also love the styles rocked in the low-key video. Something about their sound makes me feel like I'm being filmed film-noir style while surfing just off a Texan coast somewhere. This is certainly going to be one of those albums that keeps me going all year long! Hope you enjoy it, too! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Up North: Bits and Pieces

It's been a busy past couple of weeks! I can't believe summer is already coming to an end and my final semester of classes begins in a few short days. I don't feel ready at all, but I'm glad that I got to go home for a visit while I still have the time. Here are a few of my favorite photos from my trip up north:

I'm so thankful that I got to make it up north for a short camping trip with my sister and my cousin! Few things compare to the satisfaction of a perfectly roasted marshmallow. I ate more than I care to admit! 

This little leopard frog hung out on my hand for a good ten minutes. I love all outdoor critters, but these little guys have always especially thrilled me. I'm now a grown woman, but I still get exciting about catching frogs! 

We had a wonderful dinner and multiple delicious breakfasts of potatoes and herbs from my family's backyard garden. Homegrown veggies complete my summer! Having a garden is the best, and I hope to plant one of my own at my new place next summer. 

Speaking of my new place...boy, moving sure is exhausting! I just spent a week up north, but now I'm currently on a bus back to Grand Rapids. When I get home, I'll return to the seemingly endless journey of unpacking. I did get my bookshelves and a few frames hung up already, so I'll post some photos shortly! I'm already loving having a full size kitchen and I can't wait to share more cooking adventures with you! 

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Music of the Day: Jessica Lea Mayfield

Jessica Lea Mayfield's latest album "Make My Head Sing" is quite possibly one of my new favorite albums of all time. Her voice has such a haunting, ephemeral beauty and I just cant get enough it. I've easily listened to the album more than ten times now, but I can't even begin to count how many times I've listened to this song. "Standing in the Sun" is definitely one of my favorite tracks from the album, and although I would encourage you to listen to the studio version, I adore this live version and Jessica's unequalled style.

Check out the full album on Spotify! I love that it fits just about any mood, so you can play it anytime, anywhere. Today, I've been listening to it while I pack all of my stuff into boxes (I still don't know where we're moving to yet). The album is pure perfection!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Exploring Frederick Meijer Gardens

These are just a few of the photos from my trip to Frederick Meijer Gardens here in Grand Rapids. It's such a beautiful place and I wish I could post all of my photos, but I don't want to do a huge photo dump here on the blog. These were some of my favorite photos, either because I loved the nature, the artwork, or both! We arrived at the gardens about an hour before closing time and now I really regret not getting there earlier. We only got to see about 3/4 of all that was offered and had to practically jog through the parks just to get to see that much. I can't wait to go back with enough time to really experience everything this place has to offer!