spellbound style



June 16th, 2011


as i mentioned, i finally found my perfect little summer boots, and i’m madly in love with them. also picked up this top at zara in san francisco, and i’m loving the huge flowy sleeves and the lack of collar, which really sets it apart from all my other blouses. hope everyone is enjoying the summer sun!

shorts: forever 21/blouse: zara/boots: jshoes from villains in sf/bag: american apparel/sunglasses: cheapies from sf/watch: urban outfitters/rings: assorted


san francisco

June 15th, 2011

nate and i at the de young museum, where i got to see room after room filled with classic balenciaga pieces…drooool.

(jacket: h&m/silk blouse: uo)

at alcatraz island on a very cold, rainy day.

in a cell at alcatraz.

(shorts: mikkat market/bag, jacket: uo/boots: dolce vita/nate’s sweatshirt…i was cold.)

redwood trees at muir woods outside the city.

golden gate bridge with my family

(denim: levis/cardigan: zara)

by the bay, waiting for dinner with my sister emily.

escape from new york pizza in haight ashbury.

(blouse: zara/shorts: forever 21/boots: jeffrey campbell)

our utah friends charles and noelle joined us for a day!

medusa street art in haight ashbury

noelle and charles, having a toast in our room at the orchard garden hotel

(blouse: h&m/necklace: vintage)

last day, finally the sun comes out at union square.

there you have it…5 days in one of my favorite cities, we did so much i couldn’t even begin to explain it all here, but the pictures give you the idea! i did also make some good purchases…not everything i had on my wishlist, but among other things i did find an amazing pair of wine-colored booties with a little heel that is perfect for everyday. found them at villains in haight ashbury, which had the biggest selection of jeffrey campbells and sam edelmans i’d ever seen. trust me, i wanted one of everything. also picked up a couple of things at zara, some new sunglasses, a neon yellow-green blouse at uo, and a bracelet which i showed off in my last post. overall…shopping, sightseeing, family time…a success!


palace of fine arts

June 14th, 2011

so, finally i’m back. both from my san francisco vacation and from my little hiatus from blogging. nate took so many pictures from the trip that i am having to divide them into several posts! these photos are taken at the beautiful palace of fine arts in san fran, once built for the world’s fair, now a landmark and performance spot. you may spot my lovely sister emily, my dad, and nate in these and many more pictures to come.

skirt: american apparel/tee: anthropologie/jacket: topshop/shoes and bag: urban outfitters/necklace: vintage/bracelet: nepalese shop in sausalito, ca (new favorite)


burger joint madness

May 13th, 2011

wednesday afternoon outings with milo and hayley.

i truly think i have an orange obsession.

the ladies spot a boxer puppy…

i’m wearing…shoes: free people/sunglasses: nastygal/tank: topshop/blazer, shorts, socks, bag, and necklace: urban outfitters.

love my new wedges. they’re so comfortable too…i can’t stop wearing them!

they’re such cuties!

hayley’s “please stop taking my picture” pose.

milo’s pinup pose?

we attempt a serious “looking off into the distance” picture…i fail.

inappropriate conversation topics.

and the last picture….wow. warm weather and late sunsets required this kind of a day. burgers and milkshakes followed by good conversation and locally brewed beer on the sidewalk. nate…thanks for the beautiful photos, as always. ladies…thanks for letting me drag you into my blogging world, it’s been fun.


sowers of hope + edp fashion show

April 10th, 2011

i’m so happy to share with you guys a few of many many pictures from the sowers of hope + edp fashion show i walked in here in salt lake city saturday night. i took part in the “streetstyle” portion of the show, and it was so much fun to walk alongside so many fashion-forward men and ladies for a good cause. special thanks goes out to willard, for allowing me to take part, to nate, for taking lovely pictures as usual, and to hayley, for styling my hair so beautifully!

blazer: h&m/printed tank: nordstrom/shorts: mikkat market/shoes: topshop premium/necklace:vintage/cuff:gift


earth tones

March 29th, 2011

loving some of my purchases from our las vegas trip….(1) orange lipstick, makeup for ever #40 (2) suede shorts from h&m—my collection of super short shorts must keep growing!—and (3) a beautiful, multi-stone handmade navajo ring (on my left middle finger) from this amazing little gift shop in the mountains on our way home.

sweater: anthropologie/suede shorts: h&m/clutch: american apparel/shoes: topshop premium/sunglasses: nastygal/rings: various/nailpolish: chanel “black pearl”….please excuse the chipped/unkempt nails :)



March 10th, 2011

love my new shirtdress jacket thing, i think i might be wearing it everyday this spring. also trying out some rag & bone fall 2011 inspired braids…i’m still obsessing over that show!

jacket: vintage/shirtdress, leopard belt and socks: urban outfitters/jeans: levis/tank: uniqlo/shoes: jeffrey campbell/cuff: topshop

we walk through fire

March 5th, 2011

becoming totally pleat-obsessed.

blazer: thrifted/skirt and boots: urban outfitters/tank: topshop/bag and sunglasses: nastygal/necklace: really old/bracelet: city buddah/rings: various


February 19th, 2011

so it’s been a while since i’ve done an outfit post! i really want to just take an entire day and rummage through my closet putting together fun outfits and taking lots of pictures to save up for future posts. today i pulled out some oldies to wear with my new sheer maxi, including this amazing faux snakeskin jacket that was a great vintage find in nyc…yet somehow it never gets worn.

jacket: vintage/skirt, top, and boots: urban outfitters/nailpolish: chanel “black pearl” (love!)


laced up

February 5th, 2011

i love how this very gloomy day contrasted so perfectly with my background—the salt lake city public library—and my bright red lips! i’m trying now for all of my little photo sessions to be taken in interesting locations like this, and lucky for me there are a lot of pretty sights just nearby.

jacket: h&m/tee: topshop/leather shorts: forever21/bag: nasty gal/boots: urban outfitters/necklace: really old



February 2nd, 2011

got my hair done the other day…i said to my lovely stylist, “i think i want to be blonder…wait, is that a word? blonder-er? more blonde?” yep, it was a pretty blonde moment. anyway, i think she got the message because it turned out beautifully! you might also be noticing that the quality of these pictures far surpasses any you’ve seen on my site so far. that’s because nate got his canon 7D. and although he didn’t buy it for the purpose of doing amateur photo shoots for his girlfriend, it sure is a nice perk.

cardigan: anthropologie/tank: uniqlo/levi’s vintage cutoffs, scarf, and leather jacket: urban outfitters/tights: american apparel/bracelets: forever21/necklace and belt: vintage/sunglasses: nastygal/boots: dolce vita

like butter

January 29th, 2011

i’m kind of head-over-heels for this crochet/lace sweater thing, and the color just really reminds me of butter…maybe mixed with some sugar…mmmm i think this may be a case of hungry blogging. please don’t attempt this at home.

sweater and peacock ring: urban outfitters/leather pants and necklace: topshop/shoes: jeffrey campbell/lipstick: dior

pink panther

January 28th, 2011

it’s a very rare occasion that these baby pink babies get out of my closet to see the sunlight, but today was one of those days. my NEW new year’s resolution, partially borrowed from jane of sea of shoes: make an effort to wear all of my lovely shoes more often, rather than just throwing on the same couple of pairs i tend to wear day-to-day. not that i can begin to compare my shoe collection to jane’s…

dress: h&m/shoes, jacket, and necklace: urban outfitters/sunglasses: nastygal


January 22nd, 2011

well hello…it’s been a while. among the things which have taken me away from my (usual) daily posts are a trip to park city, utah for the sundance film festival. nate and i saw a couple of disappointingly bad films, which means we’ll have to return later this week to see something better!

on the other hand…4 things that rocked about our sundance 2011 adventure: 1. got to wear my new leather pants (my new favorite thing…ever!) 2. carne asada tacos smothered with guacamole 3. spending an entire day, uninterrupted, with nate 4. terrified LA women in giant puffy jackets and snow boots braving the 40 degree weather

faux leather pants and bracelet: topshop/silk blouse: h&m/coat, scarf, sunglasses and boots: urban outfitters/bag: nastygal

batwing it

January 18th, 2011

today was such a beautiful warm day…all i wanted to do was slap on my beloved batwing sweater from LF in new york city and go shopping. mission accomplished. you might also be noticing i wear this ysl lipstick ALOT. finding a good shade of lipstick is quite a task, but i think i found one today. look for a post on my makeup favorites soon!

jeans: levis/sweater: lf store in nyc/bag: nastygal/shoes: sam edelman/sunglasses: urban outfitters/belt and necklace: vintage/wood bracelet: city buddah/beaded bracelet: gift

oh so simple

January 13th, 2011

love my new bag! it’s kind of refreshing to carry a bigger bag again after all my itty-bitty cross-body bags…but then again i’m sure i’ll get sick of rummaging through this thing soon enough.

bag: nastygal.com/blouse, coat, necklace: urban outfitters/shorts: forever 21/boots: we who see/wood bracelet: city buddah/watch: target/lipstick: ysl/nailpolish: chanel

(white) mountain side

January 7th, 2011

yesterday seemed like the perfect snowy day to go up into the mountains a bit to take some photos. but when we got up there we realized it was so foggy that you can barely even tell that i’m up above the valley. the fog did kind of create a cool, mystical effect though. thanks as always to my boyfriend nate for taking such amazing photos.

velvet bodycon dress: american apparel/green asymetrical jacket: topshop/leather jacket, tights, and shoes: urban outfitters/scarf: h&m/necklace: vintage


January 5th, 2011

my super easy, super comfortable uniform this winter–sweater, shorts, tights.

sweater: topshop/leather shorts: forever21 (yes, they’re under there…)/tights: uo/necklace: vintage/shoes: sam edelman