stripes + hot pink.

i’m back! with my quirky outfit posts, because i’ve been feeling like mixing all the colors and textures and patterns like crazy lately.

up today? a hot pink window-paned blouse and striped sweater, topped off (bottomed off?) with a pair of lace-up boots.


blouse: j.crew | sweater: madewell | denim: madewell | boots: forever 21 | necklace: anthropologie

2014 albums i’m most excited about.

2013 had its fair share of amazing music releases. so, i can’t fathom the idea of another awesome music-filled year. but, 2014 is looking to be an awesome music year, too, with much anticipated releases from the decemberists, joanna newsom, and ryan adams.

first up is broken bells next week, and then all of the below amazingness (in no particular order).

  • fleet foxes
  • the decemberists
  • joanna newsom
  • real estate
  • wye oak
  • beck
  • death cab for cutie
  • phantogram
  • broken bells
  • young the giant
  • kanye
  • modest mouse
  • my morning jacket
  • ryan adams

what album releases are you most looking forward to?

stripes + pleats + lace.

the temperatures might be dropping in denver, but i haven’t worn a skirt in so long, i was bound to make this the second time in one week. i also have not worn this skirt in over a year. as in, back in my wedding planning days. so, it was about time it made an appearance. this time it was re-incarnated in a hipster-y outfit.

paired with mauve, lace cut-out tights, my steve madden boots, striped t-shirt and oversized cardigan. it’s casual, but not, at the same time. i could have easily worn flats (and you totally can), i just really wanted to wear boots.

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t-shirt: madewell | cardigan: gap | skirt: forever 21 | belt: j.crew  | tights: forever 21 | boots: steve madden | necklace: anthropologie | bracelets: one thousand villages, alex and ani, i heart colorado

sparkles + plaid.

don’t mind me. i’m just trying to wear every piece of plaid in my close this week. and, those glitter shoes.

that sweater jacket? thanks, work, for the awesome christmas present. i’ve worn this thing twice since i received it (see: i got it two days ago). it’s now my house coat, jacket when i don’t need a jacket, and “cardigan stand-in” when i don’t want to wear a regular cardigan. shout out to prAna for making this amazingness to begin with.

i digress. plaid and sparkles is likely one of my favorite combos. and, for good reason. it’s the easiest way to take the mountain man look and girl it up.

plaid sparkles outfit

blouse: banana republic | sweater coat: prAna | denim: target | shoes: target | belt: j.crew

lace + sparkle + plaid.

hello holidays. more like, hello to all of the sparkly things in my closet because now is a better time to wear all the glitter.

today is my office’s holiday party, and leave it to me to feel the need to touch glitter. also, it’s supposed to be 65 today. what? exactly.

lace plaid sparkle

blouse: forever 21 | skirt: ann taylor loft | tights: target | shoes: target | belt: express | bracelets: j.crew

booties + chambray.

thank you, forever 21, for these booties. the perfect little heel for height. the peek-a-boo sides, which means they can go from spring to summer to fall to winter (just add tights). and with a rolled up denim, it makes this outfit a little rocker city chic.

oh, and, there’s that chambray again. sorry i’m not sorry.

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blouse: forever 21 | sweater: gap | denim: holding horses via anthropologie | booties: forever 21 | coat: patagonia

the head and the heart.

this concert. i don’t even know where to begin.

besides the fact that i got to see one of my most favorite people. someone incredibly important to me whom i have not seen in several months. my goodness did that make my heart full.

and, the fact that i got to share this show with him, one of the people i witnessed the head and the heart with the very first time in st. louis with, was just icing on the cake. add to it that i was able to share my favorite band with one of my other favorite humans? happiness and full hearts all around.

i’ll leave you with this one photo. because i took maybe five total. because i was too busy enjoying the lyric of every song — from “another story” to the always-makes-me-cry “rivers and roads.” the entire show was emotional, and happy, and magical.

The Head and The Heart at the Ogden Theater in Denver

notes to yourself 22.

life will surely send you hints and nudges about making your next jump. don’t ignore them. listen.

there’s a reason why the universe is hinting at you. because, something is on the horizon. don’t rush it. let it happen. let the pieces fall as they may. it’ll only prepare for what actually happens. and when it does, jump with all your might.

besides, you like sky diving, remember?

red + moto.

i might just try to wear this vest as many times as possible this week. we’ll see.

but, you’d probably find this silk blouse traditional paired with a cardigan or tucked into a high-waisted skirt. i wasn’t having any of that today, so i paired it with a dark pair of skinnies and my moto vest for an edgier look. i laid low on the accessories, mostly because i’ve been trying to do so for a while now.

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blouse: j.crew | vest: target | denim: target | shoes: forever 21 | watch: timex