Spring Looks Wish List

I recently took on the task of re-organizing my closet + switching out my looks from winter to spring! One of my favorite things about the changing seasons is getting to “shop” through my clothes from last spring + summer that have been hiding away for 6 months. It’s like getting a whole new wardrobe all over again! Win. That being said, I’m still dreaming about new looks I’ve got on my wish list for this spring. Here are some of my faves:

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Classic-Spring I originally stumbled across this look on Lauren Conrad’s blog, and quickly followed this look to Lemon Stripes.

The Look: Chelsea28 Jacket ($108) Michael Kors Satchel ($298)  Rag & Bone jeans ($295)

The Look For Less: Nordstrom Drapey Zip Blazer ($32.40) | Betsy Johnson Mini-Satchel ($49) Nordstrom Boyfriend Jeans ($98)

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Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 1.21.43 PM I love this dress! I used to cringe at the idea of wear floral prints, and now I can’t get enough of them. This dress would be the perfect addition to my Sunday spring looks.

The Look: Nordstrom Floral Print Fit + Flare Dress ($138)

The Look For Less: Ruche Classic Floral Dress ($48.99)

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54bc23ec309f5_-_hbz-overalls-6-street-style-nyfw-ss2015-day1-09 Who else used to wear these babies to school? They were all the rage in 2nd grade. Can’t wait to buy a pair this spring. Long or short, they are the best thing to happen in 2015. (Photo above from Bazzar)

The Look (Similar): Madewell ‘Adirondack’ Short Overalls ($118)

The Look For Less: Nordstrom Cuffed Short Overalls ($44)

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Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 1.22.31 PM I immediately fell in love with this dress from Forever 21. The color. The shape. The simplicity. This is the perfect spring dress to dress up or dress down. I’ll definitely be adding this to my wardrobe. Honestly, at that price, I’ll probably be purchasing multiple colors, because why not?

The Look: Forever 21 Classic Stretch-Knit Midi Dress ($12.90) 

The Look For Less: Really don’t think that’s possible…

What’s on your Spring Looks Wish List?

Happy April!

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Happy April friends! Sorry I’ve been away for a little while. I’ve got lots to catch you up on. I’m so excited my favorite month is finally here! And not just because it’s my birthday month (although, that doesn’t hurt). I’m just really a huge fan of spring.

It’s a very happy time, don’t you think? The grass turns green again , the trees get their leaves back, and the sun shines just a little brighter. Baby birds are learning to fly and baby bunnies are learning to do bunny things. Best of all, Roo gets to enjoy the flowers on our walks.

April 1st, to me, is like everyone else’s New Year. It’s a fresh, clean start.

To kick my happy spring off, I’ve decided to do a little spring cleaning, which consists of basically turning my apartment into a tornado scene and putting it all back together again – but better. Today I did my closet. Continue reading

Embrace

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When someone comes into your life, even for a moment
They are there to serve a purpose
Some will make a giant impact on your life
Some, very little
But each one is just as important as the next on your journey
Some are here to teach you what you don’t want
And others to show you what you do
It’s all a part of this crazy thing we call life
So embrace every unique soul that crosses your path
You never know what they could end up meaning to you someday or what you could end up meaning to them

Homemade POP-TARTS!

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You guys… I made delicious, homemade cinnamon brown sugar pop-tarts last weekend. From scratch! Don’t mean to brag, but I considered it quite the accomplishment 2 days and 4 hours of baking time later.

And, they were SO worth it. I know, I know, you’re thinking… what? Why the heck would you put that much effort into making something you can buy in 10 seconds at the grocery store???

My answer is this: No “Fake Stuff.” No Preservatives. Fresh. Delicious. Goodness.

Want to try them yourself? (You know you do) I’ve got the recipe below.

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Be That Girl

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Be that girl. The girl who turns what everyone else calls her pipe dreams into a beautiful reality. The girl who wakes up each morning and decides to be all she can be, without doubt, without fear, without hesitation. Be the girl who sees beauty in everything. Who shares her gifts, and light, and love with those around her. Who follows her dreams wherever they take her.

Be the girl who decided to go for it and don’t look back.