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kimono love

April 15th | what I'm wearing

This kimono was part of the inspiration shoot we shared yesterday. Is it a kimono or a cardigan or a drapey silk wrap. Whatever it is, I love and it I’ve been wearing it pretty much every day.

It’s jeans and a tank–nothing special, but the kimono takes it up a notch. And lately all I’ve got the energy for is jeans and a tee–so the kimono is a win!

Plus sandals, jewelry and a little lipstick pull it all together.

You wouldn’t even know I hadn’t washed my hair in days. ;)

The stacked up rings are from my shop. Love love love.

And these earrings are my every day favorites.

Outfit details: Jeans, Target. Tank, Old Navy. Kimono, Ruby Rose. Sandals, Old Navy. Bag, H&M. Rings, My Shop. Earrings, My shop. Belt, thrifted.

It’s here! {and a giveaway!}

April 7th | jewelry, what I'm wearing

It’s here, friends! There has been lots of planning and designing and dreaming and picture-taking behind the scenes for months! And I can finally share our new Mother’s Day collection with you! We’ve got a GIVEAWAY today! So read on for all the details.

These pieces were designed with you in mind. You are a mom and so much MORE. In the everyday busyness of life, it’s easy to get bogged down in the mundane. We move through tasks and to-do lists with fast fingers and caring hearts.

You tie shoes, wash dishes, pack lunches, write teacher notes and help with homework.

You wipe tears, give kisses, say prayers and snap pics to capture the moment.

You take a moment to breathe, read a book, run a few miles, try a new recipe or create a DIY project. You nurture your soul.

What you do matters. Who you are matters.

You have a nurturing heart and a strong spirit.

You are truly amazing.

Being a mom takes all that we are. It’s stretching and imperfect. It’s beautiful and life-giving.
And the more we tend to our own souls, the more love we have to lavish on our families.

The half full necklace {above} tells how my life is better, because you’re in it. We’ll set a diamond for each of your loves.

These gorgeous twists and turns earrings represent how we will stand together through every twist and every turn. It’s not easy, but together we are stronger. Sterling silver is only $39!

Rings, ladies! So many gorgeous rings!! These chevron rings above are perfect for layering.Point the arrow toward your heart to remind you of those your hold dear.
Sterling silver for $24!

The very loved ring is a heart-melter. Simple enough to wear every day, so beautiful it makes a statement. A statement that reminds the wearer how very loved she is!

It’s hard for me to choose a favorite piece from this collection–each one holds a special place in my heart. So much meaning!

Dear friend, these pieces reflect who you are–your nurturing heart and strong spirit.

You are truly amazing!

GIVEAWAY details…
1. Leave a comment and tell us which piece from the new collection speaks to your heart.
It can be anything from pottery class, to yoga, to a walk around the block.
2. Share you favorite piece{s} from the new collection on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and/or your blog.
Important, make sure to come back here and leave a comment for EACH share!
3. On Friday we’ll pick THREE winners and you’ll get to pick your favorite piece from the new Mother’s Day Collection.

believe necklace

March 25th | what I'm wearing

I’ve got something new to share with you today! Since Easter is right around the corner, I’ve been reflecting on this season of hope. The N E W believe necklace is what came from my inspiration. I hope you love it as much as I do!

This outfit is as basic as it gets without wearing sweats.
I’m a poet and I don’t even know it!

But the necklace is anything but basic! I love it.

And let’s not forget the matching bracelet.

Pretty stones are hand-wrapped on each side of the cross. And I’m loving the long 30″ length these days!

I’ve got all the boys Easter basket stuff bought and ready. Friends, that never happens. I don’t even know myself anymore! Do you do Easter baskets for your kids?

Outfit details: Favorite jeans, Big star via Zappos. Tee, Anthropologie. Sweater, Gap. Sandals, Target. Sterling believe necklace/bracelet, My shop.

a break from buying new things

March 17th | what I'm wearing

Hey I’m sharing my ‘what I wore’ post a day early. I’ve got something fun coming tomorrow–so make sure to check back!

For Lent this year, I decided to take a break from buying new clothing. I’ve still thrifted a couple pieces–but I’m trying to shop less and refocus some of that attention on things that matter. And there are so many things that matter so much more!

It’s been a great way to shift my perspective and it’s also been wonderful to wear pieces from my closet that I already own and love. When I walk through Target, I keep telling myself, “I’m not buying anything, I’m not buying anything, I’m not buying anything.” So far it’s working. Even the cute scarves haven’t tempted me.

For my post this week, I’m sharing outfits that I’m re-wearing and loving. Here are some of my favorite, easy pieces.

This cream dress was thrifted for a few dollars. It’s pretty much as basic as can be–and super comfortable. Love it.

This black dress from Plenty Boutique is flowy and fun. Sometimes I layer a faux fur vest over or a slouchy sweater.

This dress from Anthropologie was an after-christmas splurge with a gift card from my Mother-in-law. The cut is easy to wear and it’s something different.

I see we’re on a ‘dresses’ trend here. I’m either wearing dresses or my favorite jeans. This dress was on major clearance from Zara after Christmas. The ombre effect is different and adds character. And of course a jean jacket makes it perfect for the workshop.

This black dress from Plenty Boutique has been making the rounds a lot. I always feel pretty in it. I have a thing for black dresses.

This anthropologie dress was a Christmas gift. The pattern is different than what I would usually wear but the cut of the dress is awesome and easy.

Did you give up anything for Lent? Has it been easy or hard for you?

easy boho {and a giveaway}

March 11th | blog friends, what I'm wearing

Hello friends! I think lately I’ve been pouring all my creativity into basic day to day stuff. It’s just been so crazy busy–the kind of busy where I forget to eat. Crazy, right? That means I’m making the same dinners over and over and wearing the easiest outfits. And that’s okay!

Today I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

I wear this black dress a lot–it’s one of the easiest, most comfortable things I own. And the boots are jacket are every day favorites.

And the bag, right? I’m partnering with Nena & Co for a giveaway on instagram today. Scroll down for details!

I find if I get good pieces while I’m shopping, outfits come together easily. I don’t have time in the mornings to plan outfits. I pretty much grab the easiest stuff.

Outfit details: Dress, Plenty Boutique. Denim jacket, Gap. Booties, Frye via Zappos. Necklace/Earrings, My shop. Bag, Nena & Co.

Wanna win a bag from Nena & Co and a ‘Next Step’ necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs? Hop over to Instagram for the giveaway!

next step necklace {spring launch tomorrow!}

March 4th | jewelry, what I'm wearing

Eeek! Friends, I am so excited about our spring launch happening tomorrow! I’ve got a sneak peek for you today. This might be my favorite necklace from the collection but maybe not. It’s really hard to choose!

It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration!

Last week we did a photo shoot downtown–I’ve got more pics to share tomorrow. It was so fun!

I was there to help with styling and making sure we got all the photos we needed. Mary does our graphic design and photography and Mikala was our model.

The ‘next step’ necklace is classic and simple–perfect for everyday. It’s hand-crafted in sterling silver. Isn’t it pretty?

And we’ve got more to share with you too! Make sure to check back tomorrow for all the details!

Outfit details: Black harem pants, local boutique. Sheer top, Old Navy. Cranberry heels, Target. Bag, Nena & co. Necklace, My shop {available tomorrow!}. Earrings, My shop.

simple with some spunk

February 25th | what I'm wearing

I like to keep it pretty simple and classic with a fun print or pop of color here and there. Basically, when I get ready every morning, I want to be comfortable but look put together. And I don’t mind wearing the same jeans or top multiple times a week. The accessories are what keep things fresh. I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

These are the jeans I wear all. the. time. They are just easy and comfortable and I feel good in them.

The top dresses things up a bit. I wasn’t sure about the bow at first–I didn’t want to look too sweet. But the solid black keeps things simple.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I see leopard print as a neutral. It’s fun but the colors kind of go with everything.

We’ve already talked about this bag. I get asked about it all the time. Love my Nena & Co bag.

This top doesn’t work with a necklace so I stacked up lots of bracelets for a fun look.

It’s the bag and shoes that carry the outfit, don’t you think?

Outfit details: Jeans, Big Star via Zappos. Black top, Target. Heels, Target {similar}. Bag, Nena & Co., Bracelets, My shop and thrifted.

thrifted cream dress, gypsy soul necklace

February 11th | what I'm wearing

Hey friends! I found this little gem of a dress at a thrift store last week for $5. It made my whole day! It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

I’ve been wanting a cream dress–just something simple and flowy. This one fits the bill!

I layered a long slip with the dress for a vintage feel.

The sweet bag is by Nena & Co. Love it!

On Monday, we shared the Gypsy Soul Necklace. Such a sweet piece. If you missed Monday’s special, you can find the necklace here. It’s very limited edition–so don’t wait!

Isn’t this necklace FUN? I love the adjustable leather–wear it super long or shorter.

Outfit details: Cream dress, vintage slip, both thrifted. Booties, Frye via Zappos. Jean Jacket, Gap. Bag, Nena&Co. Turquoise cuff, vintage. Gypsy Soul Necklace, My shop.

flowy and free

February 4th | what I'm wearing

This dress and sweater are super slouchy and comfortable. The length of the dress keeps it from being completely frumpy, I think. Hopefully? The bottom line is, I felt comfortable and happy–so the outfit was a win. It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

If you’ve seen the national weather lately, we are at the warm extreme here in California. It’s been mid 70s. It’s awesome but it doesn’t feel like winter at all. And I know many of you are knee deep in snow and busy shoveling your driveways. I don’t want to rub it in. File this outfit under ‘spring inspiration’.

This bag is nothing if not FUN! It’s from Nena & Co. I might be in love.

The sweater and turquoise cuff are vintage.

And of course, my favorite booties, that I wear almost every day.

I’ve been really into dresses lately. They’re easy and make me feel put together {even if I’m totally not put together}.

I’m sending some sunshine your way today. Can you feel it?

Outfit details: Dress, Local Boutique, Plenty. Sweater, Ruby Rose. Booties, Frye via Zappos. Bag, Nena & Co. Bracelets, Earrings, My shop.

layered necklaces {love!}

January 28th | jewelry, what I'm wearing

Oh this dress and the sunshine. I felt happy and free wearing this outfit. It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy.

The length of this dress is just right. It’s long enough to be covered but short enough to be fun. Steve got me this dress for Christmas. I love it.

 And the sunshine we’ve had lately is magical. Cool evenings but glorious days. And we got rain last night–so hooray!

And these are my every day favorite booties.

I love a pretty dress that is easy to wear.

And I love layering necklace. The sterling itty bitty heart has Steve’s initial. It’s a 16″ chain. And the petite infinity is on 18″ sterling chain. Gorgeous.

Outfit details: Dress, Anthropologie. Booties, Frye via Zappos. Bag, H&M. Jean jacket, Gap. Itty Bitty Heart Necklace, My Shop. Petite Infinity Necklace, My shop. Bracelets, My shop.

I know some of your are freezing in the east! I hope you’re staying cozy inside with a blanket and cup of cocoa!