Friday, March 27, 2015

Moonlit Serenade

Moonlit Serenade 

“The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” 

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hair Tutorial: Beachy Waves

tools used: 

texturizing spray for hair -- I used this one, but also any type of sea salt spray works as well! (Try this one, or this one or this one)
hair dryer- I use a Valera one that I actually one in a contest through Ricky's NYC (so so cool!)

As we are getting closer to spring and then beautiful summer I thought it would be perfect to do a quick tutorial on how to achieve those beachy waves! 

Its a quick and easy way to style your hair and go that one extra step of getting ready before you head out the door. 

What is your favorite way to create beachy waves without a curling iron?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Trip to Tucson & Cali

This was my reading material while waiting for my flights. It was such an amazing book and I think everyone should ready it!! I even had to try my hardest to not tear up too much in front of all other other people waiting at the terminal with me during certain parts. 

This was the first meal I had in Tucson. We got brunch after my amazing friend, Celesste, picked me up from the airport. I got the Huevos Rancheros and a Hibiscus tea-- soo yummy and refreshing! 

That first night we went out for Celesste's birthday and I had this delectable mixed drink to start things off.

Next stop was a bar with live jazz music and I got this delicious number. I didn't even know Angry Orchard carried this flavor (apple ginger)!

The next day we stopped in at a cute bar for a midday bloody mary and I had an Irish Coffee afterwards to help wake me up a bit.

After the relaxing midday drinks we stopped in this wonderful shop where I got some gifts for my family and a little something for myself too! 

This little munchkin, Bach, was so much fun to hang with! 

This was my lunch the next day when we did a mini trip to Bisbee and Tombstone. So delicious!!!

View from our outdoor table during lunch

We found this amazing wall covered with this awesome graffiti, where we had a fun photo sesh!

This was my revitalizing brunch the next day before we set out on our adventure for the day! The bloody mary was out of this world!

This is some artwork from the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, it was one of my favorite things about my trip! There were so many amazing pieces there and comprised of so many different mediums and subjects. Truly beautiful artwork! 

This was in the outside courtyard of the museum, which used to be his house and studio.

After the gallery trip we drove up to Mt. Lemmon and took a little bit of a hike! It was a pretty cloudy day but it was still refreshing and beautiful!

Before we went all the way down the mountain we stopped at this lookout point to watch the sunset. It was such a gorgeous sight to be seen! Breathtaking!

That night after the mountain, it was my last night there so we had these amazing pork belly tacos and these fries! Perfect last meal before my trip to Cali!

This was my first night out in Cali with my bestie Brittany! This was after my phone had its final fall so therefore not as many phone photos from California :( 

We hiked to see the Hollywood sign, 3 miles up and 3 back. Midway through I though I was gonna collapse but we pushed through and I'm glad we did! Great bit of exercise to start working off all the eating I had done while in Tucson!

Final thing I did before getting to the airport to head back to VA was get an In n Out Burger animal style! It was so delicious and mouthwatering! Perfect end to a fun filled trip! 

Stay tuned for some more "artsy" photos I took with my real camera!

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Leopard Print, Navy and Olive

Outfit Details:
blazer: Lush (similar)
top: Gap
pants: Express (similar)
boots: Restricted
ring: Pandora

This is hopefully the last time you will see snow in one of my outfit photos. I took this right before I went on my trip to Tucson and Cali, hoping that this was the last time it was going to be cold and that there would be no more snow when I got home from my trip.

So neither of those things were true when I got back! It definitely snowed last week, granted I didn't see it because I was asleep during the episode and it didn't stick, thank God! But the weather really hasn't gotten much warmer. Yes, there have been days of beautiful weather but they are always followed by a few days of chilliness. When we do have warm days they are most often accompanied with some type of precipitation. Gag to all of the above!

In hope that spring will be fully here soon, I took the time to style some spring-ish looks, one may have been pushing it a bit, but oh well! Spring will be here soon enough and I am more than ready for it! Stay tuned for them!

What new pieces do you have waiting in the wings for Spring to be here?

photos by Margaret Thombs

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