We made it to 2019! Can you believe it? In a world full of up’s and down’s, making it to a new year truly does feel like an accomplishment! Especially when you dedicate a year to your own self-discovery.

It feels like just yesterday I started my 2018 new year’s vulnerability journey. *Footnote: If you haven’t read that post, you can here.

During 2018, I worked hard to be my most vulnerable self. Vulnerability is always something I have struggled with, and I was tired to living my life through the windowpane of anxiety. So to combat my tendencies (and it will always be something I have to work on) I started living my life truly as myself.

I met my travel goals by going to Belize and lived my dream of travelling to Iceland solo! I promised to be open to new things and experiences, and (what feels like the most simple, but one of the most difficult goals), to be honest with myself. It was a good year, and I wanted to continue on that journey, but with a slight twist.

It was my golden birthday this year. I turned 27 on the 27th of November, and I could feel the energy shift around me. My dearest friend, Emma, went above and beyond to make my birthday special and got me a frame with the saying:

“You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go DO THEM.”

After reading those words and looking at them everyday since, I could feel the energy shift around me. Whether or not you believe in vibes, energy, divine intervention, or if it’s all in my head is frankly, subjective. But I will tell you what I am going to do: CELEBRATE THEM.

And that my friends is with this year is all about.

Celebrating everything that comes your way.

Celebrating the good and the bad.

Celebrating wants, dreams, and desires.

Celebrating who you are, ardently and unapologetically.


So what am I celebrating about myself? I’m celebrating my passion, joy, giggles, goofiness, fire, and that little bit of ‘extraness.’ How could I possible find a way to celebrate all of those adjectives? I’ll tell you how….with sequins, fur, balloons, and a fabulous photo shoot with Johnson Photography.

This is something I’ve always wanted to do, and why not?! Cayla from Johnson Photography did an amazing job of capturing the 2019 CELEBRATION, don’t you think?!

Nothing says celebrate like a 1970’s inspired rose gold jumpsuit. It’s one of those special outfits that when you wear it, you become who you always wanted to be. I highly recommend for anyone who wants to glow from within and without. 

Sequin Jumpsuit | Fur Vest | Heels 

I truly believe that 2019 is going to be the best year. This is the time to be your best self, to be your most glowing self, and to celebrate what you love about you.

So those things you’ve always wanted to do?….go celebrate and do them. 

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All Birds

Comfort doesn’t have to mean you have to sacrifice style. You can still be your comfiest self, but look put together and on trend.

Don’t believe me?

All Birds

Take this basic black t-shirt dress. Top knot- Check. Necklace- Check. Large Reusable Starbucks Bottle- Check. But something’s missing, something that makes it all work.

Never fear. All Birds are here.

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These shoes are the cat’s pajamas and I will tell you why.

  • They are amazingly soft and comfortable. So soft and comfortable in fact, they can be worn sockless.
  • They are made from Merino Wool. I know it sounds odd, but it’s what makes them so amazing. They are moisture wicking, cool in the hear/warm in the cold, and they minimize odor.
  • My favorite feature is they have a low-carbon footprint. In New Zealand, sheep outnumber humans about six to one. Thanks to their wool, their process uses 60% less energy than materials used in typical synthetic shoes. Also the sheep live good lives (YAY). The laces are made from recycled bottles, Castor bean oil is used for the insoles, and 90% of their packaging is made from recycled cardboard.

They come in all different styles and colors too! I went with the Natural Heather Grey, but you can choose whatever you like.

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So, do you believe me now?

Style & comfort truly go hand in hand….errrr foot on foot?

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True Blue

When it comes to friends, I am truly lucky to say I have won the blue ribbon. I love my ladies, and am so honored to be able to share in their life’s adventures.

On this occasion, the lovely girls and I got together to celebrate our dear friend Kelsey’s bridal shower.

I pulled out my new ‘forever’ favorite dress. It’s clean, sophisticated, and frankly it looks freaking good on everyone. “But what you don’t know is that is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean.”

Well, the wall at least.

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Gal Meets Glam, you clever girl. This is a dress that I could literally see myself as a 60-year-old woman, enjoying a sunset, while sipping champagne on a Greek Island. I mean how many dresses do you own, where you can say that?

Well, the Annie Scruba Dress is that dress.

Ready for this?


It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Pack it up. Throw it on. Look fabulous.

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Add a wide belt & a pop of color for an upscale retro look.

Gal Meets Glam ‘Annie’ Dress | Peep Toe Pumps (Similar, and Oooh might have dot snatch these up) | Wide Belt (Similar) | Pink Bag (Similar)

Of course, specialist occasions call for specialist photo shoots.

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We had so much fun celebrating our beautiful bride to be. Some absolute blue ribbon girls right here.

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Adventure is Out There

Is there anything better than adventure? The answer is always no. Adventure is always around us, we just have to be open and ready to see it.

I am definitely ready for my next expedition in this fabulous romper.


Paired with mules, classic aviators, and this fantastically unique camel clutch, I’m ready to brunch or walk through the Sahara.


There is an ease about this romper. Not only in the quality, but in its universal structure. Utilitarian. Chic. Timeless.  Qualities I find as I get older,  I value more than a trend.

Safari Romper (I got mine on sale for $35, watch it as it is sure to be marked down again!) | Mules | Aviators | Beaded Camel Clutch


I’m ready for my next destination. Are you?

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Build Me Up Buttercup


That Julia Engel has done it again. Her Gal Meets Glam Dress collection has been getting me in a lot of trouble, and when I saw this soft yellow, linen dress my heart skipped a beat.

The perfect yellow is not an easy feat, especially for a very fair lady like myself. But the yellow seems to glow, adding a fabulous radiance that would look fabulous on everyone.


When it comes to simple silhouettes it’s all about the details. The tailoring is sublime, the buttons elevate the dress, the pockets make it modern, and the sash adds a sassy detail that screams summer.

Gal Meets Glam Vanessa Dress | Wedges | Woven Purse 

The fabric is light, so in the heat of summer you will not overheat. One dislike is that it is not lined, but easily fixed by adding a slip.

Paired with some fun wedges and a cute woven cross body, I am ready for any summer adventure.


How would you style this dress? Let me know in the comments below!

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Life’s a Picnic

If I was a print I would be gingham. Why you ask? To me it is the print that emulates class, style, and sophistication.

So when I find a gingham dress I have been dreaming of, I have to celebrate with a picnic & my favorite books.

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This fit & flare gingham dress is something everyone needs in their wardrobe. It’s  will never go out of style because of its classic construction. The feminine & flirty details can take you from picnic in the park to night on the town. Just switch from woven sandals to strappy heels and you are ready to be CHECKED out. *Face palm*

Gingham Dress | Sandals 

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This afternoon, I was just happy to enjoy the summer breeze with my good friend Shakespeare. But now, it’s time to pack up and put on our dancing shoes. Who is with me?

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Hopeless Wanderer

The early summer is fantastic. The days are hot, everyone has a slight golden glow, music seems to be blowing through the air (Mumford & Sons has been on repeat),  and the urge to dance is overwhelming.

It’s pretty great right? How could anything compare or be compatible?

Well,  this yellow polka dot two piece from Lulu’s certainly holds up.

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Yellow Polka Dot Two Piece | Mules (similar) | Floppy Hat

This dress is perfect for the summer. It’s light and airy without feeling too thin or heavy. The peekaboo mid-drift is a great way to feel sexy and the ruffles are perfect for emulating the ‘Red Dress Girl emoji.’

Paired with some colorful mules and a floppy hat, its festival chic meets summer time glam.

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“She wore an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka dot two-piece.”

What do you love about early summer?

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