the wedding cakestravaganza

Last weekend, perhaps against our better judgment, my new fiancé and I (still feels super weird to say that) decided to go to the Bridal Extravaganza in Austin. I should begin the retelling of this adventure that by saying that I’m not exactly a ‘princess cut, sweetheart neckline, 9 bridesmaids in my bridal party’ type of girl, so going to this thing had me more nervous and skeptical than excited....

engaged!

dress: Study NYC [exact] bag: Baggu [exact] shoes: Miista [exact] earrings: Anthropologie [similar] This Christmas I joined the ranks of clichéd masses who get engaged over the holidays. It’s kind of funny that he popped the question over Christmas: it really did just kind of happen that way. The long story short is we’d planned to stay in on Christmas Eve, we decided to go out instead, and he asked...

blog nostalgia

Since the beautiful refresh that Amanda at Studio Guerassio gave this blog a couple weeks ago, I’ve been cleaning up some old posts and recategorizing some things so that I can archive under three main themes moving forward: style, humor, and life. Y’all, going through some of those old posts nearly brought me to tears. I can remember feeling so incredibly sad and worthless, living in Boise in 2010. I...

35 Things I’ve Learned

Today I turned 35, which could be considered a milestone birthday in some ways. Depends on who you ask, I suppose. (Many women consider it to be, and if you’re not sure why that is, ask one and prepare for an earful!) I’m honestly quite happy to be spending it in a low-key, comfortable environment this year, and I don’t have really any negative feelings about turning another year older....

still pretty?

  It’s been awhile. I don’t think I’ve gone this long without posting anything since I started this blog in October of 2009. This post took me a long time to write: rather, I’d start it out one way, write a few sentences, immediately redact what I’d typed, agonize over it, and start again. These last few months have been an emotional rollercoaster and not exactly my favorite time in my...