When it starts to warm up all I can think about is taking a couple days and getting away for some rest and relaxation. Let me tell you, this craving is getting stronger and stronger. Take me to the beach – please!! It will only take me a couple of minutes to get my bags packed. Really, all we need are our suits and big beach hats – oh, and maybe a sun dress or two.
Do you take little summer getaways on the weekends? How do you get time to enjoy the summer as an adult?
Classy meets casual – now that is my kind of summer uniform for the office. I love the simplicity of this ensemble.
Charleston, SC – one of my favorite cities to visit in the US. Sadly, I don’t think I will make it there this summer – but for almost seven years straight I would make sure to at least get a day trip to this lovely city once a year. So much history. So much beauty and good foods.
I love rings. I love gold. I love the symbolisim of knots. So, basically this is the perfect ring and I adore it.
A carefree moment where you can let go and laugh – even if it means you are laying on the ground laughing – now those are some of my favorite moments with my girlfriends.
The perfect weekend uniform. I have a hat almost identical to this and I could live in it. I love wearing it to keep the sun off my face as I stroll through the local Farmers’ Market.
What are you doing to enjoy the sunshine? Do you shop the local Farmers’ Markets?
I am not sure what exactly it is – it may be finishing a huge accomplishment in my life or the warm weather or simply my love of adventure – either way I have a bad case of wanderlust. I would like to pack a suitcase and start traveling. I need to get back to Colorado and would also love to get out to the West Coast and do a full tour – from Seattle to Portland to San Fran and down to SoCal for some warm sun. From there, I would like my travels to take me to India and Indonesia. Basically – I want to go to the lands of the free spirits and warmth. The fashion would be simple, beautiful and free – just how I want to be.
Where is your wanderlust taking you these days?
Filed under Fashion, Travel
Okay, so meet Wild Child – my new obsession. I love their sound so much. Think The Head and the Heart or Of Monsters and Men or The Lumineers – aka, pretty much my favorites these days. Give me a folk sound with a guy and girl with raw voices and you pretty much have me swooning. The other day I was doing what I do every few hours – checking Instagram, and one of my friends who I greatly respect his taste in music posted this fabulous album cover. The cover alone convinced me I would love them – and by no means did it let me down. Seriously, I cannot get enough of this album. This song is Pillow Talk, which is the title track to the album. I have not picked out my exact favorite yet, but this is a good one – as well as Day Dreamer and Wiskey Dreams. Maybe you have already heard of them, since they have been around for awhile, but I am just getting on the bandwagon and don’t think I will be getting off any time soon. So talented. They have been spending the last couple of weeks in the studio, so I am excited what will come from them in 2013. If you are in the Austin area, go out and see them – for the rest of us, maybe we should just go to Austin?!! That would be fun…
Who or what is your latest music discovery? Would you ever take a trip just to see a band play?
Filed under Music, Travel
With it being the start of a new year, I have taken time to reflect on what I want to see change in my life. So this week’s five loves are inspired by my five resolutions. The first being stepping out and finding a new church home – there is something about this photo that I love, plus I love her hat, as she braves the cold and snow and heads out to where ever the road may take her…
I love elephants. A lot. We all know that by now, and this year I hopefully will get to ride one in his or her’s natural environment in Thailand!! I cannot wait – I am so excited. I love travel and it has been far to long since I have gotten my passport stamped.
I love vegetables – especially organic ones, they just taste better. That plays into part of my third resolution, which is to have better respect for my body. A big part of that is in what I decide to put into it. I already am fairly aware of what I eat, but I like most any other woman love chocolate and coffee a little too much – and other things in the likes that counteract all the healthy eating. This also allows me to keep yoga as a priority because that also aids in the respect for my body.
I love reading, but seemed to not do a lot of it this past year. I let my life get busy with other things, and found myself to really be missing books. So, I have already started this lovely book, TrueFaced, - I have heard fabulous things and cannot wait to get into it more.
I love seeing people in love – and I would love for 2013 to be the year I start dating my one true love.
What are your resolutions going into 2013? If you don’t set resolutions, do you set goals or something to help you call out what you want to change in life?
What a fabulous weekend I am coming off of. I cannot even begin to put into words how great it was to get away for a bit. It was full of being out and about meandering the streets of Chicago and fun time with the girlies (and an impromptu chill Saturday morning at home due to missing my first flight…) . Absolutely fabulous. One of my favorite parts about this time of year is that we are in full on fall mode, but it is still warm enough to not have to wear a jacket so it allows for an easy free spirit look.
What is your weekend fall style that you explore your city in? How was your weekend?
I am getting out of dodge this weekend. I took a 6am flight out of Minneapolis and headed to Chicago for the weekend to have a fabulous girls’ weekend. It has been far too long since I left town and as of late I have just needed a break. So, it may not be a full on vacation, but at least it is a change of pace – and a play date with girlies that I haven’t seen in far too long.
How often to you get out of town? What is the best way for you to be refreshed? Any fun refreshing plans this weekend?
Love this fun fall look – and let’s be honest, you have something in French – I am bound to love it that much more.
My little way to make my room feel like home and a sweet little haven to escape to at the end of day – I love making my room smell like the yoga studio.
I love this chair – there is something stunning about the tufted look I cannot seem to get enough of these days.
I love Oliva so much – she is just so stinkin cute! And loving what she is doing here as she plays with patterns.
A girls’ weekend away, well away for me at least – as I head to Chicago with some of my girlfriends from college. Cannot wait to get out of town. It has been a long time coming that I take a little get away – so excited!!
Do you ever have weekend getaways? Where do you head?
I am loving Rag & Bones edgy campaign currently with the stunning Kate Moss.
Alright, let’s pack all this up and go travel to Europe – I think that would make me a rather happy girl right about now. Just look at how pretty these pieces are.
Now, it may not be strolling around the streets of Paris, but I have been loving my morning strolls around the neighborhood – and I do have a French bakery down the street, so that isn’t too bad.
Late night cuddles with friends – so therapeutic. Even fashionistas love a good pair of sweats from time to time.
I saw this the other day and loved it instantly. I thought – tattoo inspiration?! Stunning elephant. And I like where she is going with this – let’s get to really planning that next big adventure…I’m thinking Thailand is the most realistic option these days…
Do you like to travel? How often do you get to go explore the world? Where was your favorite location? Where do you want to go next?