february 2015 birchbox review

february 2015 birchbox review

This month’s Birchbox was so, so good!  I was excited from the moment I received my sample choice email and saw that Birchbox would be launching a moisturizing salt spray – an essential for taming my wavy hair.  Beyond selecting that sample, I had no idea what other goodies were in store. Marcelle Gentle Eyemore

january birchbox review

january birchbox review

The theme for January could not have more accurately described the contents of my January Birchbox.  Everything I received seemed more or less dedicated to proper preparation, which was essential for me as I changed jobs mid-January.  In addition to preparing myself mentally (yay yoga and Korean sheet masks!), I found some great products that helpedmore

slow cooker pumpkin spice bread pudding

slow cooker pumpkin spice bread pudding

Hello again after another long hiatus!  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I did some globetrotting over the past few weeks.  More on that later, I promise Today’s post is dedicated to three of my absolute favorite things: pumpkin, winter spices, and ease.  I personally do not believe in confining pumpkin tomore

how to get glowing skin

how to get glowing skin

Some people have clear, beautiful skin that glows like they’re lit from within.  I do not.  (If you’re interested, you can read more about how I’ve worked to improve my own skin here and see what my face looks like sans-makeup & post-run here.)  That said, I still love and am forever chasing a flawlessmore

chambray dress

chambray dress

Pim + Larkin dress (on super sale right now) | Clare V clutch | Nine West sandals via HauteLook | Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso Photography by Sarah Mitus @ Her Pursuit of Sunshine  It was 95 degrees in San Francisco this weekend.  I’ve never experienced this kind of heat in this city!more

4 ingredient parmesan pinwheels

4 ingredient parmesan pinwheels

So you’re having an impromptu gathering.  You have exactly 1 hour to pull yourself together (AKA change out of PJs/gym clothes), clean your place up, and concoct some form of a snack to munch on while you sip your wine.  Cue panic attack. Or not!  I realize that I may be one of a subsetmore

end of summer casual in san luis obispo

end of summer casual in san luis obispo

Wilfred Free Tee |  Seven for All Mankind Jeans |  Coach Bag (similar) | Tory Burch Sandals (really old & all similar versions sold out) | Boutique Hat | Daisy Print Infinity Scarf I am a California girl at heart and to me that means I’ll always be happiest in jeans and a white tee.  Imore

baked red velvet donuts

baked red velvet donuts

It has been a long, long time since I published a recipe.  I promise, this one makes up for the hiatus.  I’ve recently found myself completely obsessed with donuts – you can go ahead and thank Joy over at Joy the Baker who’s brown butter pistachio donuts first caught my eye.  I bought a minimore

fall transition

fall transition

Tinley Road skirt via Piperlime (on SUPER sale and also in black) | Joie top via Saks Off 5th | Clare V clutch via Piperlime | H&M Sweater | Nine West sandals via Hautelook | Grandpa’s Seiko Watch | C.Wonder Bangles via Hautelook | Stila lipstick The Pumpkin Spice Latte may have returned but here in Sanmore

chambray skirt

chambray skirt

  boutique hat (similar here) // gap tank (sold out, similar and on SUPER sale here) // joie chambray skirt (on sale!!) // joan and david wedge espadrilles (old, similar here and here) // braided belt // c wonder & kate spade bracelets // grandpa’s seiko watch Can we also talk about how awesome thismore


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