Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Golden Hour Cactus

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One thing I loved about Palm Springs, is that practically every block and everywhere you turn is something beautiful. For instance, Dawn and I were driving around trying to find a place to shoot this last outfit. Then we just happened to drive by this enormous cactus that was just in front of a neighborhood. I was so in awe when I saw the photos and the incredible golden light that shined through the cactus. Maybe it's because I love plants so much, but it was so cool to drive around Palm Springs to see what I would find around the next corner.

Faithfull the brand has been an essential for my summer wardrobe for a couple of years now. Their pieces are so fun, the perfect mix of minimal and feminine which is best for summer I think. Pink used to be one of my least favorite colors when I was younger (I was a tomboy...still am lol) but I have really grown to love it! It's such a fun color to wear and it looks good on so many people! This shade, mixed with the bright bits in the flowers makes it a great go-to summer dress. You can never go wrong with florals this time of year right?

What I'm Wearing: Dress: Faithfull the Brand, Sandals: Urban Outfitters, Bag: Vintage

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Only Accessory You Need This Summer!

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If you follow all of the online fashion sites that cover the trends, this post I'm sure will be of no surprise to you. The one accessory that is taking over and having some ladies put their basket bags on the shelf are beaded bags! Yep. Beaded bags are popping up all over instagram and the closets of fellow fashion lovers.
I'm usually 50/50 when it comes to trends. As a fashion blogger, I feel like I have to be relevant and wear things that are somewhat trendy while putting a spin on them that fits my personal style. But when it comes to beaded bags, this is one trend I am all for!
When I was browsing Etsy, I found a really cute, neutral colored beaded bag that fits my usual color palette so well but I also decided to go a bit outside of my normal style comfort zone and get this bright Susan Alexandra beaded bag
This beaded bag reminds me of the beaded animals I would make in middle school! Haha Which I am all for. It's just a fun and unique piece that makes me smile.

So what do you guys think? Are you into the beaded bag trend? If you are, make sure and check out some of my favorites below and let me know in the comments what you think of the trend!

What I'm Wearing: Top: The Side Party, Jeans: Vintage 501 Levi's, Sandals: Urban Outfitters, Bag: Susan Alexandra via Shopbop, Necklace: Wolf Circus

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Friday, July 13, 2018

SWIMSUITS SWIMSUITS SWIMSUITS

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What I'm Wearing: Swimsuit: Reformation (Top here, Bottom here) Similar options here and here, Scrunchie: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses: Zara - Sold Out (Similar here and here)

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Try saying that 5 times fast. lol

I'm pretty sure this is the only time I have ever posted myself in a bikini on my blog! I was a little hesitant at first but Dawn (my friend and photographer) convinced me to just go for it. Plus this bathing suit is too cute not to share!
Reformation is one of those sites that I honestly check every other day to see what new styles they have and this swimsuit instantly caught my eye. The top was sold out though so I had to wait a few weeks until I could finally buy the complete set! The color was just really unique and I love this shade of green (fun fact: green is actually my favorite color!)

So I finally got this swimsuit in the mail. Initially, I had bought both the top and the bottom in the smock material but when I tried on the bottoms...it was bad. They made the crotch area look so strange! hahah I'm just being honest with you guys...this is probably TMI. I was so bummed though because I loved the swimsuit so much! Luckily, the bottoms were available in another material, same color, so I ended up getting those and I even tried a small size in the smocked version just in case. Long story short, the smocked top and normal bottoms ended up working great together and I love this bikini now! It ended up matching the Ace hotel perfectly too and was essential for beating the heat in Palm Springs.
I thought I would link a few swimsuits too, just in case you've been searching for a new one!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Five Airbnb's to stay at in Joshua Tree

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Joshua Tree is noted for it's dreamy, instagram-able Airbnb's. The desert town is the perfect place to get away for the weekend to spend with friends or a loved one to escape the city and just unplug for a bit. I've been to Joshua Tree twice now and I'm already counting the days until I can go back. It's one of the most mesmerizing towns I've ever been, especially in the actual Joshua Tree National park. It feels like you're on another planet...and it's awesome.

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With all of that being said, I thought I would do a round up of five really cool Airbnb's to check out and stay at in Joshua Tree! I've done my fair share of scrounging through the listings so I want to save you all the time and help you out. This is in no way sponsored! I've had the pleasure of staying at a couple of these places already and some are still on my bucket list.

Alright, here they are:

This is the listing that's featured in this post! And it was a DREAM. The minimalists ideal spot. Perfectly decorated and away from civilization. The only thing I would keep in mind is there is no AC at this listing so just make sure to be aware and/or visit in the cooler months. Other than that, this place is a gem! And I want that velvet couch so bad. haha
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This is probably one of the most well known Airbnb's in Joshua Tree and for good reason. It's incredible! I have yet to be able to stay there (it gets booked quickly!) but if you ever get a chance....make sure to take it!

Joshua Tree Acres is my FAVORITE Airbnb in all of Joshua Tree! I had the best experience there and still think of it to this day. The rooms are inside of Airsteams and they have an adorable club house to unwind and cook some food. Not to mention there is also a hot tub and now a new solar pool! I'm hoping I will get to visit again in the near future. Check out my photos form last year there!

Another adorable Airbnb! I think my favorite thing about this one has to be the Hammock and the GIANT joshua tree right outside. I haven't been to this one yet, so if you go...let me know how it is!


Last but not least! I have yet to go to this one too but by the images...I'm sure it's wonderful. Any place with a Smeg fridge has me sold! haha


So there it is! Five Airbnb's to stay at in Joshua Tree! Which one would you want to stay at? Let me know in the comments! And be sure to check out my Youtube video this Sunday that will have a behind the scenes of the desert trip from this year!

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Back at the Cactus Garden

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I know this place is all of the internet already and I've already been there and posted about it last year, but it's for good reason! Moorten Cactus Garden is worth the hype. It's actually way smaller than I imagined it but it is jam packed with the most beautiful and unique cacti I have ever seen in my life. Not only is the Greenhouse incredible but so is everything outside of it. The outside is yet another magical trail of cactus everywhere, all of them taller than me!
Although we only got to go for a quick peak, it's always worth it for me to stop by.

Now let's talk about this amazing vintage tank that is from one of my newest favorite vintage shops I found out about this year, Rawson! White and lace have slowly taken over my entire wardrobe and Rawson has the BEST SELECTION EVER of white, lace vintage tops! I am always drooling over the incredible pieces Rachael finds! If you haven't checked out Rawson yet, please do it right now! Especially if you're a vintage lover like me, I promise it's going to be one of your new favorites too.

Although it was really hot, and probably too hot for jeans, I couldn't help but just pair the tank with my favorite Levi 501s and an easy sandal. Perfect for a morning in Palm Springs and ending the day in LA. It was cooler in LA at the time so it made more sense then! haha

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AND MY FIRST VIDEO WILL BE GOING LIVE NEXT SUNDAY!

Thank you so so so much for those of you who have already subscribe!! You are all so awesome and encouraging and it means so much to me! Make sure to subscribe if you haven't already and click the bell to be notified of my first video!! Let me know in the comments what kind of videos you would like to see! 
The first one is going to be a behind the scenes, visual diary of the desert trip I just went on but the next one I think I am going to do is a hair tutorial! Let me know what you all think!

What I'm Wearing: Top: Rawson Chicago, Denim: Vintage Levi's 501 via Rebels and Heroes Portland, Sandals: St. Agni, Bag: Vintage

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Monday, July 2, 2018

The Ace is the Place

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YOU GUYS, I AM FINALLY BACK IN PORTLAND AFTER AN INCREDIBLE TWO WEEKS IN RENO & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!

I am sorry for the two week hiatus from blogging, but I have so much great content from the trip to share with you all so let's get it going! We also were able to shoot some VIDEO and I am really looking forward to start editing it and hopefully make vlogging a more regular thing depending on all of your feedback!

Last week, I stayed at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs for three nights and it's now my favorite hotel. It's the perfect place to cool down in the heat and relax by the pool with a margarita. Their margaritas are the best I've ever had (I ask for extra salt) and I had been looking forward to them ever since I had planned this trip again. Our room was so cool too! It was decorated as though you were staying in a canvas tent and of course had a record player and records that you could buy if you wanted. Every inch of the hotel is inspiring with the murals, palm trees and giant letter board....you could spend all day just exploring the hotel alone.

This dress is a vintage find I got while visiting The Golden Jackal in Reno. The Golden Jackal is always a must see when in Reno and I immediately fell in love with this dress when I saw it. The modern wrap style mixed with the 70s color pallet had me drooling and I was so happy when the dress fit perfectly. And it matched our room at the Ace! So of course we had to snap a couple of photos. I'm looking forward to sharing more with you all!!

Photos by Dawn Photo

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Quick Room Update with Mitzi!

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I am always looking for quick and easy ways to spruce up my space especially when a change of season comes around. With Summer just around the corner and my Spring cleaning (almost) done, I can finally start thinking of decorating again. My nightstand is one of my favorite places in my apartment to decorate. I like to keep it simple but filled with unique and pretty things since it's what I first wake up to and fall asleep next to. This new lamp from Mitzi is a complete dream come true! Speckled ceramics have been taking over my kitchen so it's nice to be able to showcase them more in my room as well! It couldn't have fit into my room any better! I am in love with it.
The light is perfect and golden too, which makes it great for drinking a cup of tea before bed and really let me unwind after a long day.

In case you're looking for a few new lighting options to elevate your space, make sure and check out Mitzi! The lamps and lights are all so unique! I would love to know which one you have your eye on! I think my next one might be a great floor lamp for my living room. There are so many great options, it's going to be hard to decide!

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*This post was sponsored by Mitzi but all opinions are my own and I love this bedside lamp!
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