Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Twenty Five

I turned twenty five yesterday. Twenty five. (Yikes!) When did that happen? It feels like just yesterday I got behind the wheel of the coolest '98 black volvo for the first time. 

The last couple years I've been celebrating a handful of weddings over the holiday weekend and haven't been able to have any sort of birthday get together. This year was different. With Kate's help, I decided to throw a "breakfast for dinner" dinner party (Thank you pinterest!) with my closest friends. I think the best part of the night was being able to see so many people I love in one room. I couldn't stop smiling.

Here are some highlights from the celebration! 

Hand-made rubber stamped invitations. 

Make your own mimosa bar!
Choice of Orange (Tropicana), Pomegranate Limeade (Trader Joe's), or Orange Banana Pineapple Juice (Dole)... Add some champagne (or proseco) and fruit and call it a day.

The one long table was perfection. There really is nothing like sitting down together and sharing a meal.
It was fun to see it finally come together so well. 

My family came to celebrate too. Aren't they a good looking bunch? I think so.
I also realized that the only pictures I've posted of myself I'm wearing stripes and a scarf.
I promise, I wear other things too.

Thank you for all of the birthday wishes.  I cannot tell you how loved and celebrated I felt yesterday. I've really got a lot to be grateful for.

Monday, May 28, 2012

May Twenty Twelve

My sophomore year in college I started making monthly soundtracks (and by soundtracks I really just mean playlists.) People often ask me if there's a certain process I go through to pick the songs but to be honest, I have absolutely no criteria. It's often music off new albums or by artists I love but usually every month a random gem will make its way on there. I mean come on, who doesn't love a couple random songs from the 90's?

After twelve months, I replace last year's month playlist with this year's. It's been really fun (and funny) to look back and see what I was listening to the year before or during different seasons of my life. I also am not ashamed to admit that I'm a sucker for a good pop song, so please, don't judge but please, do enjoy!

Here's "May 2012." 

  1. If I Wanted Someone - Dawes
  2. I Will - Brandi Carlile
  3. Big Parade - The Lumineers
  4. Dilemma - Nelly (feat. Kelly Rowland)
  5. New Year's Eves - Greg Laswell
  6. Everybody Talks - Neon Trees
  7. Up On a Mountain - The Welcome Wagon
  8. Countdown - Beyonce
  9. King and Lionheart - Of Monsters and Men
  10. Ho Hey - The Lumineers
  11. It's Settled Now - Greg Laswell
  12. All Alone - Fun.
  13. Little Bird - Lisa Hannigan
  14. Tonight and Forever - The Damnwells

Friday, May 25, 2012

Mosquito Bites

Dress: F21. Scarf: Francesca's. Belt: H&M. Shoes: H&M. Jewelry: Charming Charlie's & H&M. 

I have a hunch this is going to be the only time I post twice in a day but cheers to my first closet post! Enjoy.

My roommate (and BFF) Kate helped me take these pictures. We haven't spent much time in our backyard yet so I shouldn't be too surprised to now have two mosquito bites. One of them graciously bit my face too. What the heck, thought those buddies weren't going to show up for a couple more weeks. Dang it.

Here it is. No surprises.

Never in my life have I done something like this before.

I won't lie, it feels a bit strange to put your thoughts on to a page.
My heart for this blog is to explore life through my favorite things.

Art. Relationships. Fashion. 

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