Wednesday, April 23, 2014


When I was wedding shoe shopping I had my sights set on these silver Zara sandals. I bought the black ones marked way down on from the Zara site and bought the silver ones for way more on Ebay. 
It was worth it to have the ones I wanted but I never returned or sold the black ones. They've been in their box since August. I'm excited for spring and summer so I can wear these beauties. 

Speaking of spring and summer.

I'll be at Portland Fashion Week this weekend! Get your tickets here

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

midnight gift

J.Crew factory peter pan top, J.Crew factory skimmer pants, Target coat, 
Zara heels, American Apparel clutch

At work, my co-worker named this outfit Midnight Gift {and he specified "not in a weird way"}. 

This day ended up sunny but after a few weeks of gorgeous weather it was hard to pull out my wintery work clothes for a few days of showers. Bring back the sun! 
But it gave me a chance to photograph this outfit which are all pieces I've had for months but haven't had a chance to take photos. 

1// Thanks to my BFF for gifting me this cute Peter Pan collar sweater for Christmas! 
2// I bought this coat on clearance so obviously it was past the season to wear it but I loved it. 
At least I'll have it for next season right? 
3// And someone please tell me why I didn't buy these skimmer pants in all the colors? 
I love wearing cropped pants to work because I can wear flats as opposed to a wide leg pant that usually calls for heels. I threw on my favorite heels here but I usually wear flats to work.

Monday, April 21, 2014

what i wore: easter

Target top, Forever 21 blazer, J.Crew factory jeans, Madewell Kensington Satchel, Zara sandals

What I wore on Easter. 
Jeff and I had a very casual Easter Sunday which was great. 
We've been so busy lately that it felt awesome to rest up and take a lap around the neighborhood before walking to Starbucks for an iced coffee. Right now Jeff is obsessed with talking about building a computer and I'm obsessed with talking about getting new furniture. Needless to say we did a lot of online browsing and catching up on TV. It was awesome. 

Also, this shirt was a lot cuter the last time I wore it because I had a tan. 
Now it just looks flesh color and like it blends in a little too much. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

spring vacation part 3: san francisco

Jeff, Kate and I spent a day in San Francisco together. 
It was so fun visiting the city with my husband and my sister!
Basically we walked a lot and ate a lot. 
My new favorite place to visit is the Palace of Fine Arts, so beautiful!
The New Orleans Iced Coffee from Blue Bottle was everything I was hoping for. 
Portland needs a Blue Bottle, am I right?
And that Pizzeria Delfina, yes. 
It was great to catch up with a few girlfriends over this gorgeous and equally delicious pizza.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

spring vacation part 2: sprinkles

On our visit to Stanford we stopped at Sprinkles in Palo Alto and it was amazing. 
Carrot cake cupcake!! More please. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

spring vacation part 1

My apologies. The last time I left off was when Jeff and I were headed to Northern California for a week! Well. We are back and it was so amazing. Sunny weather, seeing family, tons of good food and coffee. These are photos from visiting my sister at Santa Clara University and the bottom photos are when we visited Stanford University. We made a shopping stop at Santana Row where we stopped in at Madewell and the Tesla store {for Jeff!}. Many more photos to come!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

whole foods wine tasting

The weather is still a little temperamental but I can tell it's starting to get nicer and that means it's almost time for outside dining! We have a small deck that we never use during the winter but I'm so excited for nicer weather so we can enjoy all hours of the day out there. I'm really excited to be able to come home after work and enjoy a glass of wine outside. I haven't always been a big fan of wine but within the last six months, I've really started to enjoy it. I am still learning what I like, but I've started drinking red wine because sometimes I get a headache from my old faves {champagne, sparkling wine etc}. I picked up this bottle from Whole Foods and I'm excited to try it! Anyone else have a favorite wine from Whole Foods? I love their large selection, makes it fun to choose! 

Tonight {Thursday, March 27th from 6:30pm - 7:30pm} all of Whole Foods Market Portland area stores will host a Twitter Tasting to feature 7 different wines and recommended pairings from their Wine Specialists. As we move out of Winter and into Spring, this is the perfect time to find some new favorites for any upcoming dinner parties, celebrations, summer events, and more. 
Since I'm still a wine novice, I wish I could be there! 
I'll will be joining from afar, with wine in hand. 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary gift card from Whole Foods to use how I wish. 
I did not receive additional compensation for this blog post. 
The choice to blog was my own and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you.