Monday, November 30, 2015

Holiday Spirit

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone here in the states had a wonderful Thanksgiving, this was my first year not going home to spend the holiday with my family. It was a little bit bitter sweet but at the end of the day I'm just happy I've made my apartment a cozy place to stay. Richard and I ended up spending the holiday dressed up for no reason, listening to records, and enjoying this lovely home we've built. Although it was wonderful, I did miss my family and I can't wait to see them in two weeks for my graduation!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Laced Up

Forever 21 Lace Up Dress | Asos Pom Pom Keychain (Similar) | Free People Crossbody Bag | Barse Jewelry Aperture Bracelet & Interchange Bracelet & Love Does Turquoise Heart Necklace | Nasty Gal Thigh High Boot (Similar)

I think the best way to describe the last couple weeks of my life is, "chicken running around with her head cut off". Works been absolutely insane (gotta love the holidays) & my last term at school is proving to be more difficult than I thought. However, in just three short weeks that will all change. I'll officially be graduated and on the hunt for my next adventure. It's all pretty stressful right now but I'm really looking forward to what comes after.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


(Levi's Denim Jacket | Volcom High Waisted Jeans | Forever 21 Bralette (similar) | Urban Outfitters Metal-tipped Leather Belt | Jay.Nicole Jewelry Choker | Patches from Tuesday Bassen and Rosehound Apparel

About three or four months ago when I bought this jacket I became obsessed with the idea of covering it in patches. These photos were actually taken quite some time ago and the jacket is now even more covered now. My only qualification for the patches that make it on to the jacket?
They have to be sassy.

Because what's the point anyway if it doesn't make a statement?

Saturday, October 31, 2015

My Tattoos

This post has been requested by some of you guys and I'm excited to share a little bit more about these permanent marks on my skin!

Maya & Amelia

My first tattoo ever was the one on the right, I got it on my 21st birthday and I thought about it for a really long time. I wanted to find someway to represent my dog (if you don't know how animal crazy I am by now, there you go) but I wanted to do it without doing something cheesy so I spent a while going back and forth on what I wanted to do. Maya has these gorgeous markings on her face and I've always loved how unique they are compared to most Siberian Huskies you see. So I drew out the markings out on a piece of paper and that was that.

Feeling guilty that I had a tattoo for my dog and not my cat, I wanted to add one for her too. I'm not just dog crazy, I'm cat crazy too. I wanted to keep the style of the tattoo similar to Mayas so I picked two unfinished triangles to represent cat ears.

As you can tell in the first photo I've recently added another member to my furry little family (more about him later) and yes, I will be getting a tattoo for him too.


Okay so theres definitely better pictures of this tattoo all over my instagram so I'm sure most of you have already seen it and know what it means. Petrichor is an obscure word literally translating to mean "A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather." (Although for short some will it say it's just the smell of earth after it rains). While I was in Philly this summer I really missed Portland. It's not my hometown but I've spent a lot of time here and have amazing memories in this wonderful city. So I got the tattoo as my nod to Portland and it's lovely rain. 

One Epic Summer

 Although I missed Portland while I was away this summer, the three months I spent in Philly were unforgettably amazing. I met two girls who I fell in love with and they have now become some of the best friends I've ever had. Our last weekend in Philly we all got matching tattoos and I'm not gonna tell you the full story behind our tattoos but I will say 1)They were not planned 2) They were free and 3) It happened at 4am. Most people ask why the unclosed circle? but it's not about the meaning for us. It's about the memories. Every time I look down at the tattoo I remember one really fun night and one truly epic summer. And also, unfinished business.

All photos shot on film and are unedited

Sunday, October 25, 2015

It's Too Cold

Well, it's officially cold. And I hate it. Don't get me wrong there is nothing I love more than cuddling up in blanket curled up close to the heater, the problem is the second I have to step outside. Usually winter clothing leaves me feeling pretty uninspired but I'm thankful for things like oversized sweaters and velvet booties like these from ASOS to make the transition a little bit easier. On the bright side, the colder it gets the closer I get to graduation! T-minus 54 days until I'm officially done with school forever!! Can you tell I'm excited?