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I am anchored.

July 22nd | jewelry, what I'm wearing

Have you seen this necklace? It’s become a favorite this summer–not just because I love the nautical feel, but even more so because of the meaning behind it.

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I am anchored. Anchored by love, by hope. Some days are hard, so I hold fast to my family and friends who speak truth to me.

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It’s such a pretty little necklace–it goes with everything. And I love the mixed metal–sterling anchor and 10k gold heart.

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All summer long I’ve been rotating between different kimono cardigans. Easy layering is the best!

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The lace on this cardigan is what drew me to it. Perfect with heels or flip flops.

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Here’s a close up of the necklace. That sweet little anchor started as flat metal and I transformed into that shape. I kinda can’t believe I made it. I’m getting better at metal working and soldering.

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How about some rings? I’ve got so many stacked up. From left to right–passage ring, anchored ring, my grandmother’s ring paired with a chevron ring, sunburst ring and my wedding set. You can see all rings here.
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Outfit details: My new favorite jeans ON SALE!, Nordstrom, DL1961. Tank, Old Navy. Sandals, Kimono cardigan, local boutique, similar here. Anchored necklace, My shop. Rings, My shop.

What keeps you anchored?

linen shorts {oh my!!}

July 15th | stitch fix, what I'm wearing

When my stitch fix box arrived last month, these shorts were inside. And I thought, “No way.” But I decided to try them on anyway and I thought, “Well, maybe.”  And after a week or so they’ve become a summer staple. I haven’t worn shorts in about 10 years–so this is a pretty big deal for me. Sometimes it’s the little things, right?

If you haven’t heard of stitch fix, it’s a monthly box service. You pay a $20 styling fee and they pick out 5 items for you to try on at home. Keep what you want {and apply the $20 styling fee} or send it back. It’s kind of awesome. I’ve included my referral code in the links if you want to give it a try!

It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

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Today I’m packing for North Carolina to hang out with the incourage writers. I can’t wait to see them.


skirts, swept away, so much love!

July 8th | what I'm wearing

Oh this skirt. It’s so easy and very feminine. I wore it over the weekend with the same tank and flip flops. I love a pretty skirt! {And of course a pretty necklace}. It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration!

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The length on this skirt is my favorite.

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I looked high and low for these sandals and I love them. I added an insole and it makes them comfortable for all day at the workshop.

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The jacket and bag are both thrifted. Awesome.
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These swing free earrings add a lot of fun and sparkle to any outfit.
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And this necklace is classic enough to wear for decades. We’ll set a stone for each of your loves.

Outfit details: Skirt, Anthropologie. Tank, Old Navy. Faux leather jacket, thrifted. Sandals, Swell. Bag, Thrifted. Swing free earrings, My shop. Swept away necklace, My shop.

it’s all reruns

June 24th | what I'm wearing

You know how there are no new episodes of your favorite shows during the summer? That’s kind of how this outfit is–all repeats. In fact, this vest and these sandals just made an appearance last week. What can I say, it’s summer. I’m grabbing whatever is closest and keeping it simple. I’ve wore all the pieces before–but never together. So that part’s new, right?

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This dress was a thrift find. I like the length–so easy.


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The vest adds some interest and honestly, I love having pockets.

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These sandals are fun. I just added insoles and it makes them so much more comfortable. Hooray for comfort.

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Same bag and it’s so full. Who knows what’s in there. It’s time for a clean out, for sure.
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I’ve got my favorite earrings and necklace on. So easy.

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Here are all the details: Dress, Thrifted. Vest, Old Navy {love this similar one and it’s $23!}. Sandals, Swell. Bag, H&M. Earrings, My Shop, Necklace, My shop.

Ok friends, off to answer a few emails and then take the kids on an adventure. Have a fabulous day!

sleeveless shirts and sandals

June 17th | what I'm wearing

It’s officially summer time over here {even if June 21 is the official start of the season}. We are in full summer mode–which means sleeping in {David slept until 9:30 yesterday!}, pancakes, trips to the beach, ice cream, and art projects. And then of course I’m trying to squeeze in work–so much to do. It’s summer craziness!

I get dressed in the morning, head to the workshop for a couple hours {we have a summer sitter} and then spend the afternoons with the boys and the evenings as a family. As soon as I get home I kick off my heels and slip on my flip flops. Ahhh.

I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

I used to never wear sleeveless shirts because my arms are so fair and I felt embarrassed. But lately, I’m like, who cares? Probably no one except me. But if someone doesn’t like my arms? Oh well, right?!

Also, more random information you need to know, I’ve had this vest for a couple years. I’ve put it on three different mornings and then took it off. Yesterday I decided to either wear it or donate it to a thrift shop. And I wore it. So it will stay around for a while.

I’m loving these new sandals. And of course a well-worn leather bag.

This necklace is a favorite. I have four stones set–one for each of us. I love it!

Rings, rings and more rings. I’m pretty sure they are happier when stacked together.

Outfit details: Boyfriend jeans, Zappos {similar}, Tank, Old Navy. Vest, Old Navy {loving this one}. Sandals, Swell. Bag, H&M. Rings, My shop. Cross bar necklace, My shop.

thrifted skirt and sunshine

June 10th | what I'm wearing

I found this swingy skirt at the local goodwill for $4 last week. Yay! I love this length–so easy. The camera caught every movement of the skirt, so it looks a bit psychedelic. Just keeping things interesting around here!

Just a black tank, denim jacket and sandals. Easy and comfortable.

I love a midi length skirt. That’s my favorite length!

I got these sandals at Old Navy last year and they are starting to wear out. And I’m kinda freaking out about it because I wear them all the time. I mean, it’s a not a major crisis but I really like these sandals.

And of course a big bag to hold all my important stuff.

The gold next step necklace is around my neck. Love.

Outfit details: Skirt, thrifted. Tank, Old Navy. Denim jacket, Gap. Sandals, Old Navy {similar}. Bag, H&M. Necklace, My shop.

maxi pants {aka gauchos}

May 20th | what I'm wearing

I stumbled across what I thought was a maxi skirt at Anthropologie the other day and when I tried it on, I realized it was actually pants. They are so comfortable and flowy–I fell in love with them! And they are on clearance, so that’s awesome too! I’m pretty sure these will be worn with a tee and flip flops all summer.

I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

The color is kind of a brick red, not a rosy red like it’s pictured on the anthro site.

The wide elastic waist makes them flattering and comfortable.

They run a big, so if you’re between sizes, go down a size. I’m wearing medium.

Of course I topped it off with a basic black hand and denim jacket. Easy.

And this necklace is always a win.

 Outfit details: Pants, Anthropologie. Black tank, Old Navy. Denim jacket, Gap. Sandals, Target. Bag, Stitch Fix. Next step necklace, My shop.

Happy Wednesday friends. xx

dressed up/down to business

May 12th | jewelry, what I'm wearing

Things have just been completely nuts lately! We had our biggest mother’s day season ever! Super exciting but it brings some late orders, a huge influx of customer emails and some unhappy people. We’re working overtime to try to email everyone back, return calls and make it all right. If you’re one of the people whose order was late, I’m so sorry! Behind every order is a person who matters and who is deeply loved. My desire is that every order is hand-crafted with care and arrives on time. And if we haven’t succeeded then I want to make it right. And Steve, myself and the team are working overtime to make that happen.

So in the meantime, I’m throwing on a fun dress, comfy shoes and working as hard as I can. This dress was my mother’s day gift and I absolutely adore it. It’s super comfy and flowy and kind of dressy. Perfect.

Outfit details: Dress, Anthropologie. Sandals, Target. Denim jacket, Gap. Bag, Stitch Fix. Necklace, rings, My shop.

Alright friends, back to work. Have a fabulous day and know that you’re loved.

come on, summer!

April 29th | what I'm wearing

It’s been crazy warm here–and it makes me want SUMMER! In my mind summer means slow mornings, sunshine, strawberries and swimming. In reality it’s usually me rushing between the workshop and the boys–but it’s still awesome.

Today’s outfit feels summer with a sleeveless kimono. I think this is the first time I’ve bared my arms this year–I need some sunshine on these shoulders!

I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

This kimono is light as air and adds some fun to the outfit. It’s a Target find–scroll down for details.

I’ve got some pretty new pieces from the shop, including this sweet necklace.

I have four diamonds set in my ‘walk the line’ necklace–one for each of us!

Jeans and tees is where it’s at–easy and comfortable.

And stacking up lots of rings–that feels so summer-y to me!

Outfit details–Jeans, Big Star via Zappos. Tank, Old Navy. Booties, Target. Kimono, Target. Walk the Line Necklace, My shop. Rings, My shop. Bag, H&M

What does summer make you think of?

spring with a side of sunshine

April 22nd | what I'm wearing

A couple weeks ago I scored at the local Goodwill with this sheer dress and leather jacket. I love the thrill of a find! Spring is in the air and we are soaking up the sunshine. This dress is perfect with a full slip layered underneath–then a jacket for the cooler mornings and evenings.

I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

And I adore this necklace–so simple, so pretty.

Outfit details: Sheer dress, thrifted. Full slip, thrifted. Sandals, Old Navy. Leather jacket, thrifted. Next step necklace, My shop.

I hope spring is showing itself where you are! I’m sending you some sunshine today, friend.