blog spotlight: may you see the beauty

may you see the beauty is the gorgeous tumblr of kristen killie.  i learned of kristen via her interview with urban outfitters, and subsequently fell in love with her instagram.  i found her tumblr via her instagram.  she has an amazing eye for interiors and i love the warm, hippie vibe of her images.  her tumblr is just as amazing Рa place filled with soft light, pink sunrises, and people you want to be. C022542-R1-19-19Aa_1024x1024.jpgtumblr_ml0ganW2cS1s1ai6bo1_500.jpgtumblr_n4hhslzDGI1t10lhoo1_500.jpgtumblr_nop0t5nsbg1rwwqtpo1_1280.jpgtumblr_noizfwUIeI1rqjuogo1_1280.jpgtumblr_nfvpufH8kl1qc91i1o1_500.jpgtumblr_mqycc4dm4Q1s00ucco1_1280.jpgtumblr_n9q9kgglkP1qiq6v7o1_1280.jpgtumblr_mlx9pjnUFu1rjrrylo1_500.jpgtumblr_nf57yxzqvx1rs8w78o1_500.jpgtumblr_ne1061qI6U1qaa40do1_1280.jpgtumblr_n6bnve92HB1twrrwjo1_500.jpgtumblr_nl2kg3Xb1i1r09f27o1_1280.jpgtumblr_n1r65fWAl41qifn2ao1_1280.jpgtumblr_newiz8gNGf1r09f27o1_500.jpgtumblr_mzx7j384Qg1qav562o1_1280.jpgtumblr_nqt0ssAAvv1sbes9vo1_500.jpgtumblr_no53h5RALF1seuqnoo1_500.jpgtumblr_nu3hj5p0DH1stdilao1_1280.jpgtumblr_mhzaxcQmsL1s0a4soo1_500.jpgtumblr_mthijhlicu1rs1gaeo1_1280.jpgtumblr_mw4ui7Gwbb1s01xbbo1_1280.jpgtumblr_n3cctdMPyN1qifn2ao1_1280.jpgtumblr_n7t1yo86Dg1qzqzfao1_1280.jpgcozy-bed-scout-blog.jpgtumblr_mmuxv5pgFx1r4ohs4o1_500.jpgtumblr_lwmib405Iu1qza84qo1_1280.jpgtumblr_mmnd6lyzcy1qb5t88o1_500.jpgtumblr_mvhkhjACXS1rai1jlo1_500.pngtumblr_mudlegaJWC1s27y8po1_1280.jpgtumblr_mio2z6QFgX1qzx6nlo1_500.jpgvia may you see the beauty

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blog spotlight: may you see the beauty

california style

southern california is one of the greatest loves of my life. ¬†i’ve mentioned it before but lately it’s all that has been on my mind. ¬†my father is from california, my parents met and fell in love in california, my grandparents lived almost their entire lives in california. ¬†some of my favorite, happiest memories are in/of california. ¬†and i’ve set my sights on california.

i’ve threatened it for years – packing my bags and heading to the west, never to return. ¬†amid cries from my parents that it is too far away, that i won’t be happy, that it is too shallow, that it isn’t what it used to be, i have put my dreams on the back burner. ¬†but now i’m at the precipice of change in my life. ¬†i’m at the edge of the rest of my life. ¬†i’m ready to make a decision and really let myself be free, doing and seeing what i want, being who i want. ¬†not that i’m not already but you know what i mean…

so i’ve made a decision. ¬†at this time next year, i will be there. ¬†maybe it’s la, san diego, laguna, the side of the road, i’m not sure. ¬†but i will be there. ¬†and for now, here’s what’s inspiring me to keep working towards my dreams.

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couldn’t resist throwing in a little stevie ūüėČ

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california style

blog spotlight: waiting for saturday

waiting for saturday¬†is one of my long time favorite blogs. ¬†i stopped reading it for a few months unintentionally, but now we are back on in full force. ¬†i even tried to work there last year (they were too small to take me on but i had a great conversation with the founders). ¬†it is kind of what into the gloss¬†began as, but not just focusing on beauty. ¬†it’s simply interviews with rad women – all of whom have great jobs that i always want to know more about – on how they spend their weekends. ¬†and it is perfect. ¬†they also do great roundups of interesting things around the internet, or special focuses on some of their interviewees who have a particular skill (aromatherapy, smoothie making, etc). ¬†peep some of my favorite images below and check out waiting for saturday¬†for yourself! ¬†and now, i¬†really am¬†waiting for saturday. ¬†waiting+for+saturday+-+emma+allen+smoothie+recipe.jpg6cYogKnZ0NqVhJr4M0_UAUCBcKa4hs2M_ixUxX74QKUwaiting+for+saturday+-+caroline+hurley.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+felicity+sargent.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+simone+kitchens+brooklyn+glamour+magazine.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+number+808+haleiwa.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+eden+grinshpan.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+sabrina+de+sousa.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+east+village+fire+escape+brianna+lance.jpgkatelyn+kappel+hepcat+shades+-+waiting+for+saturday.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+quay+quinn-settel-1.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+megan+o'neill.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+negin+rose+petal+bath.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+sunny+shokrae+home+brooklyn.jpgstatic1.squarespace.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+kalen+kaminski+home+clinton+hill.jpgwaiting+for+saturday+-+laucy+laucht+leather+pant-1.jpg>> all images via waiting for saturday

blog spotlight: waiting for saturday

post-vacation catch up

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 7.03.40 PM.pngi went // to newport/laguna beach area in southern california

i read // brain on fire: my month of madness by susannah cahalan and almost famous women by megan mayhew bergman (i highly, highly recommend both)

i wore // mac groundwork paint pot, glossier coconut balm dotcom on my cheekbones, old levi’s cutoffs, birkenstocks, rainbows, loft linen shirt, ray-ban round sunglasses

i saw // an old friend i haven’t seen in years

i bought // physician’s formula butter bronzer¬†in bronzer (i haven’t been able to find this at home!), dr. bronner’s hand sanitizer¬†in lavender, yu-be cream, invisibobble traceless hair rings in fancy flamingo, bleached out flannel, some work clothes from loft

i did // a lot of relaxing, swimming, tanning, reading, and cuddling with my family

i watched // the vineyard (the best guilty pleasure show) and in the heart of the sea

i ate // donuts, mexican food, burgers, FRIES

i had // the best time

> the above image is my own.  please credit if using.  originally posted on my instagram.

post-vacation catch up

on a dark desert highway

tumblr_inline_ngr2dsZfT11r1zr9qFullSizeRender.jpghow strange, to find in real life, the very things that inspire you. ¬†this week, while spending time in palm springs, i drove by the building above. ¬†hotel california. ¬†months ago, i found this picture on a blog and immediately saved it. ¬†hotel california is one of my favorite songs, as well as my sister’s, and california itself has always been a major part of my life. ¬†how strange, it seems, to be driving along in a place i have not been for at least a decade, and see this building that i loved so much. ¬†it could have been anywhere. ¬†but there it was. ¬†how strange, to find this place on the day¬†the¬†world should lose glenn frey, the very writer of the song.

“any time of year, you can find it here.” ¬†like something deep within my soul, the hotel california made itself known to me. ¬†part of its magic is the eeriness of the song,¬†the building, the desert itself.

> second image is my own, please credit if taking.

on a dark desert highway