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birthday suit

October 22nd, 2011

a couple of weeks ago i celebrated my 25th birthday, and it was pretty much perfect! here’s a shot (literally, hah…) from the beginning of the night before we headed out to the bar for some debauchery. earlier that day, nate took the two of us out for a day at the spa, which was unbelievably relaxing. and a day earlier i got an awesome gift from my friends hayley and milo when they offered to dye my hair super super blonde, just like i’ve been wanting for so long.

also among my gifts…a vintage turquoise necklace from my friend david; and from my sister emily, chanel’s ‘coco blue’ nailpolish, part of their 3-shade collection inspired by denim.

a closer look at my new hair color…love it!

and finally, my beautiful michael kors rose gold watch from my parents. i love the weight of it and how oversized the face is. i don’t think i’m ever going to take it off!

better a late birthday post than never, right? thanks to everyone who took part in making my 25th such an amazing day…love you guys!!


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.


this is bat country

March 26th, 2011

hayley and me in vegas. i’m wearing: jacket from urban outfitters, lace shorts from mikkat market; sam edelman shoes.

on hayley: urban outfitters dress. on me: h&m cardigan, vintage bag, urban outfitters boots and top, topshop pants.

the lovely photographer and i…my boyfriend nate!

i’m pretty sure this guy wanted to make hayley an iraqi princess or something. at least he’s got an original pickup line! on hayley: urban outfitters lace shorts. on me: h&m suede shorts and blazer, urban outfitters top.

we drove through zion national park on the way back for some amazing views.

last stop…this kitschy diner in a tiny mountain town.

so now you know what i’ve been off doing instead of posting! luckily i’ve still got a few more days off of work so i’ll be posting more regularly again. keep checking back, lovely readers!