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Feeling Like A Picnic

It's a good thing when your friend tells you that you look like a picnic, right? And, what better time than the weekend to bust out this summer picnic-ready look? Brandon and I love to spend time together by doing picnics at the park. It's one of our favorite summer activities. We will load up a picnic basket full of wine and snacks and take a blanket to a nearby park and just relax and spend QT together. I recently snagged this Pendleton Down Throw from Downlite Bedding, and I can't wait to take it for a spin, when the weather warms up a little more.

When it comes to fashion I am all about dressing for the occasion. Sure, this look is more of what I would call my standard uniform, but there is something to be said for dressing the part. I would see this outfit working well for brunching with your besties, a trip to a winery, a summer concert, or a shopping stroll.
Red Check Dress With Boater Hat
Red Check Dress With Boater Hat
Red Check Dress With Boater Hat
Red Check Dress With Boater Hat
Red Check Dress With Boater Hat
Red Check Dress With Boater Hat
Red Check Dress With Boater Hat
Red Check Dress With Boater Hat
Red Check Dress With Boater Hat
Red Check Dress With Boater Hat


Dress (only $43!) / Bag / Shoes (old) / Hat - similar below / Sunnies


Knotted Tee

Warning: today's post may be a classic case of photo oversharing. But, it's only because Karen of Elan Photographie Studio is so talented that these photo just had to be shared. Also, can we talk about this lighting? Gotta love that golden hour!

I've said it before and I'll say it again...I'm a sucker for classics with a trendy twist. Enter this knotted tee. I mean, as if the plain white tee weren't enough of a fashion icon in itself, some geniuses went ahead and added a trendy twist to it, and gave us the best of both worlds. (Thank you!)

I'm sure you have seen this trend all over Insta, and it sold out quickly because of it. Lucky for all us it, this shirt has been fully restocked. It comes in 5 colors and is only $22! I'm wearing a small, but could have totally sized down for a slimmer fit.
Knotted Tee
Knotted Tee
Knotted Tee
Knotted Tee
Knotted Tee
Knotted Tee
Knotted Tee
Knotted Tee
Knotted Tee
Knotted Tee

I'm still obsessing over mules, this season, and even though my faves are sold out, I linked to a few similar swoon-worthy pairs, below. 

Tee / Jeans / Mules (old) - similar below / Jacket (old) - similar below / Sunnies


Swooning Over Spring

Currently having a moment with Spring and all it's glory. There is something about Spring that I have grown to appreciate through the years. Sure, it's stunning - but beyond that, it represents so much more. To me, Spring represents new beginnings. A fresh emergence from the dead of winter. The hope of a better tomorrow. I think it is so appropriate that Easter is celebrated in the Spring, because Jesus symbolizes many of these attributes we associate with Spring: hope, love, new life. What a beautiful picture to remind us of our savior's love. 

Speaking of Easter, this dress would be perfect for any Easter celebration. Beyond that, I can totally see it working well for Spring and Summer weddings. (You know they are coming, so don't wait to find the perfect dress!) I adore the baby blue lace pattern, with the peek-a-boo white hem. 

Speaking of new beginnings, I recently got my hair done by Luis at Vida Salon in Denver. Let me just tell you, he is a magic man! I am obsessed with the color, and the way he brought my hair back to life with a moisturizing treatment. If you are in the Denver area, you have got to see him.

More goodness from my shooting sesh with Karen at Elan Photographie Studio coming soon to the blog. In the meantime, you can see her magic on my feed, or hers. Seriously swooning over these captures! 

Dress / Shoes + Bag are old from Zara / Bangle 


Spring Trends You Actually Want To Wear

When it comes to trends, I'm not always on board. Most of the time, I tend to stay in my comfort zone when it comes to fashion. Why knock the tried and true? Still, with so many cute spring and summer trends on the horizon, it's hard to completely ignore them. 

If you're in the same boat as me, and want to give some new spring trends a try, without stepping too far out of your comfort zone, here are a couple of suggestions. 

1. Stick to what you know: If you know you love stripes, stick with stripes. (No one becomes a floral girl overnight!) Try picking up a striped top with a unique neckline, like this one shoulder ruffle top.

2. Be confident! Seriously, this one goes a long way. Just because you have not tried something new, doesn't mean you won't completely rock it! At the end of the day, your confidence is your best accessory and can get you away with way more than you think.

If you are in the market to try some spring trends (that you will actually want to wear) I've rounded up a few of my faves from the Shopbop sale. Most pieces linked below are under $100, but it's a great time to stock up on designer pieces because EVERYTHING is 20% off! I'm thinking about picking up these Quay sunnies I've had my eye one, but Ray-bans are on sale, too, if that's more your thing. 

What spring trends have caught your eye?

Yellow Tassel Clutch

Not sure how we got to April, but it's here and I'm still reeling. Has this year flown by for anyone else? I find myself already making summer plans, which is crazy!! Whatever my summer plans may be, I know this yellow tassel clutch and these caged sandals will be in heavy rotation. (I love this clutch so much, I got it in black, too. - last seen here)
Also, crushing on this black OTS dress from WAYF. It's sold out, but you can find more WAYF goodness at Nordstrom, Dillard's, Shopbop and Revolve.

Sorry for the quick post today, guys. Work has been crazy and I'm just trying to keep my head above water, at this point. Hope you have a great day!

Sandals, c/o / Clutch, c/o / Dress, c/o / Earrings (in 7 colors!) / Sunnies 


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Get CYCed!

Diving back into my Springs Favorites series today to share one of my absolute favorite places to work out in the Springs - Cycology Studio.

Cycology is a high energy, music bumpin', ride-to-the-beat spin studio, locally owned, here in town. I have never been one for cardio, but I quickly became completely addicted to it, for the intense workout and intoxicating energy found in each class. Best of all, each class is only 45 minutes - perfect for the girl-on-the-go, like me. I just love that I can get in and out and have time to get on with my day. They are located downtown, too, so it takes me like 5 minutes to get there.

Historically, I can be pretty lazy when it comes to working out. I just find myself getting bored, or making excuses as to why I don't need to go. (Anyone else with me?!) I've been going to Cycology since they opened in October, though, and still continually find myself engaged and even challenged.
 Things to know:

If you are a first timer, don't get frustrated. We were all in the same boat as you in our first class. It's hard to get a rhythm with the beats sometimes, and that's ok. Just keep coming back, and after 3 classes you will feel much more comfortable.

The bikes are clip-in style, but don't worry, you don't need to have your own shoes. You can borrow some from the studio before class.

Bring water, but don't drink too much. (I've learned the hard way, with a few vicious side cramps!)

You ride out of the saddle the whole time - which means we don't ever really sit down. I brought a few new people with me that were surprised to find that out, so just know your bootie is up and out of that saddle and you are working!

You will have off-days and that's ok. Don't give up! (I took about two weeks off due to travel and a cold, and have had a hell of a time getting back into the swing of things!)

Investment - Classes are a little pricey, but to me, completely worth the investment. As I get older, I have been taking my health more and more seriously and it's important to me to have a lifestyle that keeps me active and in shape. When you find something you love, it's worth it to commit to it, in my opinion.

If you are in the Colorado Springs area and want to Get CYCed with me, let me know! I'd love to go with you!

Thank you to lululemon Colorado Springs for the gear.

Top, c/o / Jacket, c/o / Pants, c/o / Bra, c/o








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Pink Off The Shoulder Top

True story, I hated pink my entire life. Like, you would not catch me dead in it. Now, I can't get enough of the color! (Blame it on blogging bringing out the girly in me...) 

There is something about Spring that especially puts me in the mood for pink. Bring on the peonies, ranunculus and lilacs! Also, bring on this cute pink top. Statement sleeves are in for Spring, and WAYF knew that when they created this lovely piece. 
Now, let's talk about a few of my Spring staples. I've had these pieces for years, but they are still so good that their makers restocked them for the season.

I can't begin to tell you how much I adore this bag. I've been appreciating small shoulder bags, over huge satchels, more and more these days. They are perfect for the day-to-day, because you can easily find everything in them. (With satchels, I find myself ever frustrated looking for my keys!) This one comes in a light cream color (as pictured) as well as a cognac color. I wear it so often during summer, I'm seriously considering getting it in cognac, as well. 

Also currently restocked are these awesome wedges, that come in 4 colors! I am sure you have seen me style these jeans plenty around here, but for good reason! They are one of the best investments I've ever made in denim, and they are a super affordable price. 

What pieces are you stoked about for spring?

Top, c/o / Wedges, c/o / Bag, c/o / Jeans / Sunnies