4.22.2016

Exploring Arizona: Williams + The Grand Canyon

Elvis statue in Williams Arizona
Get your kicks on Route 66!

There are so many beautiful and exciting places to see in Arizona, and while I haven't lived there long I have been able to road trip to a few new places. A few years ago while on vacation in AZ we spent some time visiting Prescott, you can read a post on that here. Since we made the move from WA to AZ a few months ago there were a couple of places that we had to see, specifically the Grand Canyon.

There's a cute little town just outside of the Grand Canyon and called Williams. It's right on Route 66! The downtown, or main street, is lined with historic buildings full of character. We mainly stopped here since we were traveling with the puppies, but we ended up having a good time wandering the small town and snapping pictures of the vintage charm.

Williams Arizona on Route 66 wall
cafe 66 in williams arizona
We stopped in here for lunch- it's a 1950's diner style cafe with classic burgers and shakes. I really enjoyed the atmosphere, but in all honesty I've had better burgers.

Route 66 through Arizona

vintage gas station museum in williams arizona

Vintage neon sign in Williams,AZ

Vintage Turquoise Tepee sign in Williams. AZ

Route 66 Williams, AZ vintage car

Williams, AZ clock

The Red Garter Williams, AZ

The Red Garter Williams, AZ

Vintage Cocktails sign in Williams, AZ

Woo Tom Social Club Williams, AZ




Grand Canyon AZ

The Canyon itself was breath taking. There are several viewing points and walking trails that you can wander to see the Canyon from different perspectives. I feel really fortunate to have this wonder right in my backyard (the drive was about 4 hours long) since people travel to see this from all over the world.

Grand Canyon Arizona

Grand Canyon Arizona

Grand Canyon AZ

Grand Canyon Arizona

Grand Canyon AZ
Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon or stopped through Williams?

4.17.2016

Floral Blazer and Boyfriend Crops

business casual Spring outfit with a denim blazer and cropped jeans

If I worked in an office that participated in Casual Friday this would be a go-to equation: blazer + jeans + heels.

Since I've been on a floral kick lately (thanks to all of the blooms this Spring season has to offer!) I was eager to pull out this oldie-but-goodie floral blazer that's been neglected since 2 summers ago... embarrassingly enough that's not uncommon for some of the pieces in my wardrobe. I typically end up getting rid of them by this point (usually via Poshmark) but this blazer is too close to my heart to part with! Not only because it's gorgeous, but mostly because I wore this on my first date with Taylor.

floral blazer with cropped jeans and heeled sandals for a Spring outfit

Back to this look, I'm 'sandwiching' a pair of jeans with polished pieces to create a sort of business casual vibe. I love mixing unexpected styles to create a look that works for me and my agenda.

floral blazer- perfect for Spring!

perfect semi casual outfit for Spring- floral print blazer, jeans, and heeled sandals
Cropped flares are one of those trends that are hot right now that I'm just not sure that I can pull off, (see my 10 favorite Spring trends here) a straight leg crop is much easier to wear in my eyes. I'm wearing a slim boyfriend cut since I've come to love boyfriend jeans. They are so comfortable!

use this styling trick to mix and match your wardrobe

Cropped jeans are a staple this Spring- they look great with heeled sandals

I last styled these shoes here, and I'm sure you'll be seeing them again soon because I can't get enough of them. I'm really loving delicate heeled sandals at the moment because they look so chic with anything.

how to wear cropped jeans and still look pulled together

Spring outfit idea- floral top and jeans

Blazer: Forever21 (similar) // Top: BP (similar) // Jeans: American Eagle (similar) // Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar) // Clutch: Kate Spade (similar) // Watch: Kate Spade // 

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4.14.2016

Festival Boho

Spring and Summer outfit idea with lace shorts and off the shoulder top

Whether you are headed to Coachella or you're just ready for some summer weather, there are so many trendy festival styled pieces out right now! I feel like as the sun comes out and the temp starts rising that my inner bohemian comes out, so I'm loving that this look is on trend.

pretty boho outfit idea with lace shorts
If you're not a morning person like I'm not, then I'm sure you struggle with getting up and doing your hair. That is unless you are blessed with perfectly tamed locks... in that case I envy you. I almost never make time for styling my hair, plus I've been shying away from hot tools in order to try to take better care of my hair. There are only a handful of heat free styles that I can manage, one being this side fish-tail braid. I think braids are seriously great for keeping your hair out of your way and looking a little more put together. This fish-tail style is a fun take on the classic look that I think adds to the boho feel of this outfit.

pretty boho outfit with bell sleeve top, fish tail braid, and lace shorts

easy fishtail braid and cute boho outfit
Remember those 10 Spring trends I recapped? I talked about off the shoulder (or cold shoulder) tops, etc. I even highlighted some of my favorites here. This look, combined with these bell sleeves, is totally fueling my boho soul. 

bell sleeves and pretty lace shorts- the perfect summer outfit
Anything crochet or lace is a perfect pair to a festival ready top like this! I was excited to pull out these pretty lace shorts... and I don't think I'll be putting them away this Spring/Summer.

pretty festival outfit
Top: (similar) // Shorts: Target (similar) // Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar) // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) // Sunglasses: Kate Spade (similar) // Earrings: Target (similar) //

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4.06.2016

Blue Blooms

simple Spring outfit- a blue floral top and jeans

You know that feeling when you get a new pair of shoes and you just want to wear them with everything? Same, that's how I feel about these white sandals. I told you all in a previous post (Stepping into Spring) about how I was on the hunt for a few specific styles of shoes to build my Spring shoe collection. I had been outfit planning (I'm not a morning person) and felt as though I desperately needed some white heeled sandals to up my Spring fashion game. Ever since I found these babies I can't stop styling them!

easy Spring outfit- short sleeve floral top, jeans, and sandals

white handbag for Spring

chic and easy Spring outfit- a basic top, jeans, and heeled sandals

I've said it before, I'm not the kind of girl who oohs and awws over a floral bouquet- but I love wearing floral prints! In fact, I'm pretty sure I can't stop. When the buds start blooming in the Spring I can't help but reach for flirty florals. Let this serve as foreshadowing for future outfit posts.

blue florals and a white handbag for a cute Spring outfit

white heeled sandals for Spring

quick and simple outfit idea for Spring

Today's look is very simple, essentially it's just a tee shirt and jeans. I look a little more polished and chic because I traded a cotton tee for a tee shirt blouse, and wore my new sandals in lieu of sneakers or flats. I see no error in matching your handbag to your shoes (I just don't think it's a fashion law) so a white tote, earrings, and a vintage gold bracelet were all it took to complete this look. Perfect for a day of work and light errands!

Easy and chic Spring outfit idea
Top: Ann Taylor (similar here and here) // Jeans: Silver // Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar) // Purse: Dooney & Bourke // Bracelet: Vintage (similar) // Earrings: Walmart (similar) // 

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