the sweetest thing.

my friend amy is the sweetest thing ever! the other day i was walking through whole foods on a search for flowers when i heard my phone sound. i opened a message from amy with this collage attached. it made me feel so special when i saw her sketches! amy decided to use some of her friends for a sketch project and i was fortunate enough to be one of her subjects. that really made my day. she is so thoughtful and talented. gotta love that girl!


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!

rompin’ around.

romper: f21 (circa 2006)

shoes: $3 street sale find

straw hat: jcrew factory (similar here)

sunglasses: ray ban wayfarer

i’ve always been a fan of rompers. when it comes to rompers i think people either love ’em or hate ’em. personally, i love them. i bought this one years ago for under ten bucks. i still remember the first time i wore the little cutie. it was debuted at one of the many backyard bbqs we used to host at our old house in riverside.  oh the nostalgia! now i’m thinking about all the bbqs, bonfires, playing music with brian and friends in the garage (which brian is trying to convince me to do again), and blasting the lonesome crowded west (one of my all time favorite albums). i will never forget the crazy late night dance parties we had in the front yard either which often garnered stares from the neighbors. they probably thought we were all looney. so not only does this romper bring back welcomed memories of days past, but it also screams summer. it was the perfect choice for hanging out at the park and making new memories on a sizzling sunday!

i love this photo of amy!

my love! he’s the best husband a gal could ask for. ❤