Monday, February 23, 2015

when in mexico

Coming back from vacation this time, my friends have pointed out that I suffer from pretty intense post-vacation blues. After a week in Mexico, it's been hard for me to get out of the house or even really do anything but lay around and wish I was already somewhere else new. It's a good time for me to put together photo-heavy blog posts like this, reliving memories as I upload and edit, and daydream about my next adventure. Huge thanks to the Grand Solaris resort in CancĂșn for making sure Mallory and I had an epic time. 

Sunrise from our balcony

 Hotel coffee, made bearable with cream and sugar

 Poolside palms

 My first time anywhere tropical, and it's safe to say I'm hooooooked

 Sunsets, equally magical

 Wearing Free People suit (top and bottom)  + Forever 21 kimono!

 CAFE FLAMEDO! Mexican flaming coffee is my new addiction, made by Salazar the Great

 Partner-in-crime for the week, Mallory

 Started waking up earlier to claim chairs once we realized how the system works...

 Mara Hoffman suit via Everything But Water + Forever 21 kimono, Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarers and Reef Girls flips

 HOLA MARIACHI BAND (this was the coolest thing ever, I got to try on one of their sombreros)

 Half-buttoned shorts and a plain white tee, with a little pizzazz thanks to SBG
(boom, a little outfit poem for you)
Soludos espadrilles

Insert typical caption here, such as I MISS THE WARM SUN (SERIOUSLY, I DO)

 Spot the sunburn. Amuse Society suit and Free People hat.

 View from our last breakfast.

 Still can't get over that blue.

 Because Mexico is always more. Sincerely Jules tee, Forever 21 kimono, One Teaspoon shorts.

I don't think I'll ever tire of seeing places I've never seen before. There's a moment when I step off of a plane into an unfamiliar airport and begin to find my way around via foreign language signs that I never feel in any other area of my life. Awhile back, somewhere between the first time I climbed a mountain in Colorado or my first cab ride in Manhattan, I realized the poetry of it all. Things happen in new places that would never happen at home. A part of you opens up that was tucked away until you reached this specific destination. I feel like each new city or country that I visit draws out a piece of my heart I've never met before, no matter how small or how big.

I like doing these chronologically-organized photo posts as if I'm taking you all on the trip with me throughout our day-to-day. Not pictured: the daily lunch of chips and a pile of fresh guacamole by the pool, too much goat cheese and fresh fruit for both breakfast and dinner, midnight laughs with my roomie and the many stories I could only ever tell in person. Mexico does something to you, man. I can't wait to go back and see another side of it. Again, many thanks to Carla (you are the best, chica!) and the Grand Solaris team. Make sure to like their Facebook page and book them for your next getaway, kids. You won't be disappointed.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

stripes and checks

 JustFab sweater and handbag, The Loft Boutique tee, Flying Monkey denim, Vans sneakers, Ray-Ban sunglasses

I've been back on stateside soil for a few days now, but it feels like my mind is still on the beaches of CancĂșn. If you kept up with me on Instagram, you'll know my trip was something close to paradise. More sun than Minneapolis has seen in months, white sands instead of white snow, and crashing waves instead of the drone of city traffic I hear falling asleep every night. Coming back from vacation is always an odd mix of everything feeling the same, yet different all at once. Mostly it's my wardrobe that's the same, I guess. Black, white, and grey will never do me wrong.

Monday, February 9, 2015

in olive on sixth street

 Aeropostale tee, Anthropologie pants, Loly in the Sky flats, JustFab handbag

Billowing pants! Perfect for windy days. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

a five-thought outfit

Line sweater, Converse sneakers, Victoria Beckham denim, Rag and Bone hat, Yardena Silva handbag, Valentino sunglasses

1. Realizing a pair of Victoria Beckham-designed denim needs to find its way into my life.

2. Can't stop the fringe bag obsession. Won't stop the fringe bag obsession.
3. This Rag and Bone fedora is the best thing I own. Worth the investment.
4. On camo sunglasses: why not?
5. ...I'm going to go with "that's all."


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

plaid pairing

 Lulu*s coat, Free People scarfThe Loft Boutique tee, JustFab denim and handbag, Vans slipons

In case you were wondering, this week has been much better than my last. I'm off on vacation beginning Friday and have surprisingly found motivation to check off everything on my to-do list (dishes, mostly) in somewhat of a timely manner. I'll have a post scheduled while I'm gone, but I'm gearing up for a small bout of separation anxiety as I leave my laptop at home. I think six days will be the longest we've ever been apart. Absence may make the heart grow fonder...or just make me wish my job didn't entirely depend on technology, but I'll report back upon my return. Follow along on Instagram to see where I'm headed!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

the month of love

I've never been one to enjoy the Month of Love, but with a few projects with different brands going on for February right around the corner, it's forced me into the spirit a little. Falling in love is all good and great I'm sure, but as a fearlessly independent individual I am more easily swayed to celebrate Gal-entine's Day than seek out a swoonworthy soulmate. And to wear various shades of black instead of red and pink for the occasion.

Lovers + Friends tee, Calypso St. Barth cardigan, Serefina bracelet, Circus by Sam Edelman booties, Modcloth ring, AG Ex-boyfriend denim, Urban Originals bag

While the other girls traipse around in shiny heels, I will be stomping the streets in ankle booties and a killer fringe bag, focused on growing myself instead of finding someone else to worry about.

...I've had girl power and self-sufficiency on the brain lately. That time of year, I guess.


Friday, January 30, 2015

floral lining

 Free People flannel, Flying Monkey denim, Vans slip-ons, JustFab handbag

What are Fridays for other than flannel, especially with purple flowers inside the sleeves? 

This is my last weekend before I head off on vacation, so I've got a long to-do list and lots of coffee to go with. Hope you all have a great weekend!