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Sunday House Crush // The Ultimate Oasis in Santa Barbara

Based solely on the exterior, I would not call this house an oasis, and to be honest, those weren’t my words anyway, but stolen from the listing, however, I do find this home oddly appealing with its expansive modern spaces designed with an old European vibe that I’m just drooling over. It’s confusing to describe …

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Book Review & Thoughts on Rules For Being a Girl

* Rules For Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno This might seem a little bit silly to say considering I’m 45 years old and referring to YA (young adult) literature, complete with teen angst and problems I left behind almost 30 years ago… BUT OMG THIS BOOK WAS INCREDIBLE! Okay, incredible might …

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As Winter Melts… Flowers Competing for the Sun

What I’m Wearing… * Black turtleneck sweater (old) * Black leggings Victoria’s Secret (foldover yoga leggings are my favorite) – also seen here in a far cuter look I think – the reviews say these foldover leggings on amazon (for far less) are like the VS ones and now I want to try for myself! …

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Winter+Spring Outfit Styling Inspo // Cropped Wide Leg White Jeans

Last fall I bought a pair of ivory/white cropped wide leg Levi’s jeans with cute orange and pink and purple “V” stitching detail on the back above the pockets to wear with my brown Dr. Marten boots and rusty warm colored sweaters. However, I never ended up wearing them and they’re sitting in my closet …

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Old World Meets Contemporary Inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s Home

I stumbled upon Gwyneth Paltrow’s Architectural Digest home tour the other day on youtube and just HAD to share. You may have seen it already, because there are almost 2 million views at this point BUT if you haven’t seen it, give the video a quick watch because it’s a truly unique and beautiful home …

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A New Morning Ritual // My Own Personal Tarot Card Readings

A few weeks ago (or maybe a month now) Chad and I started talking about tarot readings… and I cannot remember why or how we even got into the discussion but it propelled me to run upstairs to the game closet in the hallway and pull out my old Rider-Waite tarot cards because it just …

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Everybody Says They Love Me, but I’m Still Broken-hearted

What I’m Wearing… * Little black crewneck sweater (it’s the one with heart shaped elbow patches that I still adore and wear) – see it here and here… I just found these adorable heart shaped cashmere patches that you can add to your sweaters! Or use to patch a moth hole, etc. * Faux leather …

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Don’t Burn the Library Till You’ve Read All the Books

What I’m Wearing… * Little black crewneck sweater (it’s the one with heart shaped elbow patches that I still adore and wear) – see it here and here… I just found these adorable heart shaped cashmere patches that you can add to your sweaters! Or use to patch a moth hole, etc. * Faux leather …

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Beauty Routine // Individualized Medical Skincare At Your Fingertips

I must admit that I’m pretty lazy when it comes to my skincare routine. When my expensive brands run out, I often just head to the drugstore because I’m never ultimately sold on anything… and also, like I said, I’m a tad bit lazy and think to myself eh, it’s good enough. However, THIS TIME …

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Holdin’ Onto Habits I Gotta Let Go

What I’m Wearing… * Rust corduroy pants by Joe’s Jeans… I bought last fall and am still loving. Seen here and here * Cropped white sweatshirt (under $25)… which I am still obsessed with. I have three colors, though I wear this one the most. Seen here with jeans and here with a leopard dress …

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Art + Interiors / Decor + Photography // These Fine Walls Art Gallery

What began as a simple click through from an art gallery email quickly turned into a deep dive down a rabbit hole of gorgeous interiors styled with incredible photography. Originally I thought I’d share the art I was drooling over – since my art gallery days, art features have been a regular thing here – …

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Standing in a Nice Dress Staring at the Sunset, Babe

What I’m Wearing… * Multi-print ruffle maxi dress that is ancient. Does anyone remember it from my early blogging days? I linked a bunch of archives at the bottom of the post and found some fun and reasonably priced alternatives in the shopping widget. It’s still one of my favorites ever. * AuRate gold diamond …

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Sunday House Crush // Contemporary Mountain Charmer

I look at homes on Zillow every day. Every. Day. It doesn’t help that I get no less than one million emails from Zillow to prompt me to go look at one more house in the area… I can’t help it. It’s an addiction and Zillow is to blame. Sometimes I’m delighted by the houses …

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Shopping in Lake Arrowhead // Bohemian Village Boutique

I met Caroline earlier this year when we all started roller skating together… even though I knew of her previously through Desert Sun and for giving the best spray tans on the mountain, it was roller skating that connected us. Caroline has an eye for curating perfectly bohemian fashion, home, and lifestyle goods, and has …