break time.

 madewell denim | swedish hasbeens heart platform sandals | j.crew factory peplum top | ray ban wayfarers | vintage coach classic city bag | thrifted bangles

work has been beyond hectic lately and after spending most of my weekend writing and revising essays for my graduate school applications, i am definitely ready for a break. but i wanted to make sure i was satisfied with my personal statement and essay questions before leaving so that i can really relax. mission accomplished. it will be so nice to hop on a plane tomorrow morning and head out to socal to visit my family. i’m excited about spending thanksgiving with them and eating all of the awesome food my mom prepares. have a happy thanksgiving! i know i will. xo


thank you!


denim: anthropologie blouse: forever 21 boots: madewell zipcode (also here and here) sunglasses: ray ban clubmaster

i wore this outfit on thanksgiving, mainly because it was so dang comfortable (and this simple blouse is one of my favorites)! these photos were snapped outside of brian’s parents’ house down in socal (minus the bottom two that were taken at my mama’s house). we has lots of fun and interesting moments while visiting back home. it was so nice spending time with family, taking photos, and filling our bellies full of mashed potatoes, salad, stuffing, and all the other sides. yep, no turkey for us! it’s always great seeing family and old friends… they are hard to leave each time, but it’s always nice to be home in sf with our kitties.

now for the most important part of the post (i saved the best for last): i’m about to hit my one year blog anniversary in a few days and i have to say that it has been such a fun experience writing a blog, reading blogs, and being part of the blogging community. i have experienced such welcoming and wonderful feedback and comments from people and that means so much. in a world with so much negativity, it is so refreshing to have such a creative outlet with a positive community of writers and readers alike. i remember people used to say they loved blogging because they made friends through their blog and i thought okay “internet friends”. but it’s so true. sometimes when i’ve had a complete and total shit day it can really be turned around by reading a funny or inspiring blog post or by having conversations with other bloggers who enjoy sharing personal style, food, inspiration, and photography! so i want to say thank you to my readers! this may sound super cheesy but i’m truly grateful for those of you who have made this new experience of blogging a fantastic one. so in short, besides being thankful for my awesome husband and best friend brian, family (thanks moms for cooking yummy thanksgiving feasts! i love you both!!), and friends, i’m thankful for you, your feedback, and positivity. thank you! thank you! 🙂

p.s. i meant to post this on or before thanksgiving. sometimes even my best laid plans fall through. better late than never, right? haha. hearts!