the garden inside.

on sunday brian and i went to the beach and dropped by a little garden afterward where i snapped these photos. as i was looking at them i couldn’t help but gaze at the colors and wish we could redecorate the apartment! the hues are just so tranquil. mid century + raw elements.
naturally, i hopped on polyvore and found dream pieces inspired by the colors and textures in the garden. i would like to incorporate more raw elements in our apartment and create an organic feel by adding more plants, wood grain, and glass. we really need a terrarium. so what do you think of bringing the outside in?
p.s. i love these picks from cayce of for the roses. check out her awesome blog!

tom on the harbor.

denim: levi’s cotton blazer: gap shirt: vintage kenny rogers moccasins: minnetonka watch: nixon

warm beer and cold women, i just don’t fit in
every joint i stumbled into tonight
that’s just how it’s been
all these double knit strangers with
gin and vermouth and recycled stories
in the naugahyde booths

with the platinum blondes
and tobacco brunettes
i’ll be drinkin’ to forget you
light another cigarette
and the bands playin’ something
by tammy wynette
and the drinks are on me tonight

-tom waits

(photos by me. doesn’t amy resemble tom waits in these?)

for the love of cameras.


bag: vintage coach city bag

wedges: b.o.c. by born (similar here)

sunglasses: available here

bangles: thrifted

flower pin: vintage

stone ring: street sale find

it was another sunday, another day of street sales, and another romper. i tell ya, i really love rompers and dresses- one piece makes it so easy to get dressed! anyway, i’m super excited to tell you all that i decided to step it up camera equipment wise. i love my nikon p7000 but it has it’s limitations being a point and shoot. we all know a point and shoot cannot replace a dslr. i knew this was coming- it was just a matter of when. as i began shopping, it was a toss up between the canon 60d and the canon t3i. why did i go canon over nikon? well, i own a few cameras including canon and nikon; therefore, it was a tough choice. aside from the nikon point and shoot and i also have a vintage nikon slr, but i also own an old canon film slr that has really gone the distance as well. since i already have a wide-angle and telephoto lens for a canon, i figured dollar for dollar the canon was the best choice for me.

ultimately, i chose to go with the t3i mainly due to the fact that i had been eyeing that one the longest and the price was a lot friendlier in comparison to the 60d. i decided to buy the body only so that i could choose the lens i wanted instead of getting the kit lens. and the winner was the ef 50 mm 1.4 lens and i’m so excited about it that i can hardly contain myself! i almost feel like waiting on any more outfit shots until it arrives, but that would make me feel like i was turning my back on my nikon, which i will still get a ton of use out of. it’s small and offers complete control which i love. so i’m excited that i will have the perfect point and shoot AND an amazing dslr to call my own!

movin’ on up.

jacket: brand unknown  cardigan: rubbish (similar here)  sunglasses: von zipper (similar here and here)    jeans: free people  watch: nixon rotolog  shoes: minnetonka (similar here)

this is my awesome friend amy. i love her personal style so when she came to visit it was the perfect opportunity for me to photograph her. she is super photogenic so she was an easy subject. anyway, i’m so excited because she is moving up to the bay area in about two weeks which means i will get to see her more often. yay! this girl is so talented and fun to be around! can’t wait to see her more often and snap some more photos of her!

22nd and harrison.

:f21 (11 bucks!!!)  shoes:dollhouse (ross find… only 15 bucks and super comfortable) boyfriend shorts:jcrew (of course, i cut them a tad shorter… that’s me!)  bag:gap  sunglasses:ray ban


this sunday afternoon brian and i walked around the neighborhood and took some photos. i never knew i was married to an awesome photographer until now. that just goes to show that even after years of marriage (over eight to be exact) i can still learn new things about the man i love. i may need to buy him a camera soon so we can go shooting together. it was a lovely sunday… now for the work week (sigh). i hope you have a great week!

till next time,


photos by brian.