Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Come as you are

I'm a huge fan of plaid and love how different colors and textures can work in any season. This plaid skirt from ROMWE is perfect, the cut, fit, colors are so classic and can transform any outfit. I've styled it with a band tee and cardigan wrapped around my waist...however I can also see this skirt with a ruffled white blouse and hair bow for a more girly look. Unfortunately this specific skirt is sold out but the shop still has a couple of similar ones for a great price in the links bellow:

  Skirt: Romwe
Shirt: BrandyMelville 

Monday, 30 March 2015


Recently I've been coveting the perfect summer/festival pieces from Dresslink ! They have the greatest variety of  clothing & accessories and I thought it would be fun to share my own personal wishlist with you all and encourage you to check them out and create a wishlist of your own ^.^


Pieces of Home

Since I first left home, I've discovered how important it is to create a peaceful environment wherever you are. Whether it's your dorm room, first appartment, home, etc. It means so much to come back from a stressful day from work, social gathering or whatever it may be, to a place which relaxes and even inspires you. I've moved countless times over the past seven years and have yet to find a permanant place to call home (although Gavin and I are currently working on that), but no matter my situation, I surround myself with d.i.y projects, collecting interesting vintage pieces among other things to create a space I am always happy to return to. This is becoming even more important to me now that we're preparing for Forest's arrival, and trying to create a good home for him. 
My room is a crucial space, and I love changing it up, keeping things around that inspire me, whether it's for lounging around in comfee clothes (like this lovely bralet from AmiClubWear ), wirtitng, blogging or anything creative really!

  Bralet: Amiclubwear
Kimono: Urban Outfitters

Sunday, 29 March 2015

70's lace & a baby bump

It is now my 25th week growing my little Forest, and time seems to be passing faster than ever. I think back to when I first found out I was expecting and it seems like a lifetime ago...for the first four months, I was very sick and the pregnancy was high risk and so I was on bed rest alot (which is one of the reasons we took so long to announce, we wanted to be sure everything would be okay). In those four months, time seemed to have passed v e r y  s l o w l y. Thankfully, the passed month or so the pregnancy is gowing alot smoother, and I feel like I can breathe and relax, and also let myself get excited. After finding out we were having a boy, time seemed to move quicker...preparing for his arrival has been the highlight of my life and seeing how much my belly is growing gives me such joy. Of course there are a million things to stress about, this is my first child after all and what do I know? But I'm choosing to be thankful for life mysteries as well as its hardships as these are things that have helped me grow into the person I needed to be. The more my belly grows the more I grow with it in preperation for our little boy. It's important to remember that life moves at its own pace and the right things will fall into place when it's meant to.
  Boots: Amiclubwear // Dress: FreePeople

Friday, 27 March 2015

Casual Empress

A nice demask pattern is something I've always been fond of, however I typically only see it in wall paper or home decor. When I saw the subtle demask print on this dress (and these boots!!) from amiclubwear I knew I had to make it mine. This is also one of my favorite none-natural elements about spring: all the lovely new patterns and festival dresses that come out! As I'm due in four months there will be no festival going for me, but I can still dress for it right? Especially on mild days when I get excited about the coming summer days, I love to put on a pretty dress and flower crown (and now that I have a bump to dress up, it's even funner!) I love the gold detailing and overall unique quality of this particular piece though and definitely suggest you check out amiclubwear's other festival pieces!
 Dress: Amiclubwear // Hat & Flowercrown: Forever21

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Be your own Cinderella

One of the most recent films making a pretty big splash is the new "Cinderella" film which depicts such dream-like imagery and overall essance it captivates us all and has us yearning to be our very own version of Cinderella. Well, here's your chance! SHERRY LONDON (a shop which specializes in the most elegant and alluring gowns),  is calling on every true cinderella out there to send them a photo (via e-mail: sociality@sherrylondon.co.uk ) by which they will choose a lucky winner who will recieve thier very own limited edition Cinderella. For more information about this exciting contest, you can visit thier Facebook Page. Embrace your inner princess and good luck to all!
You can find these gorgeous evening gowns along with countless others on thier webiste:  http://www.sherrylondon.co.uk/

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Old prints, new tricks

The faster I grow, and the more I change, the more creative I need to be with my closet. Finding new ways to wear old pieces is becoming a specialty of mine as my belly swells more and more. Dresses fit like tops now and so I wear alot of slips these days, trying to keep myself in dresses as much as possible (dresses are the ultimate comfort to me, especially free-form ones like this cute fox one). Soon enough I won't need the layers though, and it will be hello freedom! I'm excited to trade up my tights for bare legs since it's becoming more of a hassle to get them on.
Also, I'm 24 weeks now, 6 whole months! Time is starting to fly and before I know it I'll be carrying Forest in my arms instead of in my belly ^.^

 Dress: Asos // Hat & Slip: Urban Outfitters

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

23 weeks of Forest

I'm currently in my 23rd week of pregnancy and feeling better than ever. Weather it's the perks of being well into my second trimester, the coming of spring, or a combination of these things, I have more energy than I've had in months! (seriously, since the fall). The closer I get to welcoming our little bear into the world, the happier I am. I feel so blessed for the little family I am helping create and I can't wait until our team welcomes a mini side-kick for our adventures!

Friday, 13 March 2015

All good things are wild & free

I think my favorite fabrics are the ones that take on a shape and life of thier own...like this paisley kimono from GYPSAN. I love how well it moves with the wind and my body, creating different silhouettes and making for a very interesting and unique ensemble. My kimono collection is growing more and more and I have no instincts to stop it...I have the same obsession with lace dresses, as you can probably tell. I paired this lovely lace dress from Free People with my kimono and handmade flower crown and felt like a woodland fairy all day. The best outfits are the ones that transform you into something altogether otherwordly and magical I think.

// Dress: FreePeople // Kimono: Gypsan