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 – a place filled with soft light, pink sunrises, and people you want to be. via may you see the beauty
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 😉
images from pinterest (check me out @babybohemian) and free people
via slufoot, pinterest
// apparently i’m really inspired by toilets right now
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. >> all images via waiting for saturday
i went // to newport/laguna beach area in southern california
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 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.
how 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.