My 29th Birthday


This weekend I celebrated my 29th year on earth surrounded by family and friends. There were dinners, drinks + dancing--pretty much all of my favorite things! Shout out to my lovely Ashley girl who organized Friday's festivities <3

My wonderful boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Monterey on Saturday and we visited the aquarium which I hadn't been to since I was a little girl. My absolute favorite part was the jellyfish exhibit. They are completely fascinating creatures; I could stare at them all day long. We also walked along the beach and had yummy beer + dinner at the Cannery Row Brewery. The whole time I just kept sucking in the ocean air and thinking how freaking lucky I am and feeling incredibly grateful.

I seriously had the best time turning another year older--this is my last year of my twenties(!) and I can only hope it continues to make me as happy as I've been these past few months. Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! Y'all are the best.

On Trend: Kimono...or yes?


Unless you've been living under a rock, it's no secret kimono's are a major fashion trend right now. I personally am a fan; I think they instantly transform any outfit into something a little more dressy + feminine. I snagged a floral print one from Target the other day and have been wearing it non-stop. I like to pair it with shorts, a basic tank + sandals for daytime and slip it over a LBD and some wedges for nighttime.

What do you think? Are you into this style or do you feel like you're wearing your grandma's nightie?

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01 Jess over at June Letters shares some gorgeous hand-drawn vector graphics.

02 I've been thinking about trying out the paleo diet and Becca's 21 day guide looks pretty doable.

03 This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to add texture to text.

04 One of my favorite blogs did a profile on one of my favorite creatives.

05 This watermelon mint cocktail sounds delicious + refreshing.

OFFLINE LOVE / nude polish manicures; popsicles; being little spoon; peach green tea lemonade; symmetrical eyeliner; pink champagne; finding cute gold sandals on clearance; cooking dinner every night this week; snapchats of my boyfriend *dancing*; that amazing first stretch when you wake up in the morning; delicate gold rings; hot coffee + my boss telling me i'm doing a good job.