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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.

kimono love

April 15th | what I'm wearing

This kimono was part of the inspiration shoot we shared yesterday. Is it a kimono or a cardigan or a drapey silk wrap. Whatever it is, I love and it I’ve been wearing it pretty much every day.

It’s jeans and a tank–nothing special, but the kimono takes it up a notch. And lately all I’ve got the energy for is jeans and a tee–so the kimono is a win!

Plus sandals, jewelry and a little lipstick pull it all together.

You wouldn’t even know I hadn’t washed my hair in days. 😉

The stacked up rings are from my shop. Love love love.

And these earrings are my every day favorites.

Outfit details: Jeans, Target. Tank, Old Navy. Kimono, Ruby Rose. Sandals, Old Navy. Bag, H&M. Rings, My Shop. Earrings, My shop. Belt, thrifted.

It’s here! {and a giveaway!}

April 7th | jewelry, what I'm wearing

It’s here, friends! There has been lots of planning and designing and dreaming and picture-taking behind the scenes for months! And I can finally share our new Mother’s Day collection with you! We’ve got a GIVEAWAY today! So read on for all the details.

These pieces were designed with you in mind. You are a mom and so much MORE. In the everyday busyness of life, it’s easy to get bogged down in the mundane. We move through tasks and to-do lists with fast fingers and caring hearts.

You tie shoes, wash dishes, pack lunches, write teacher notes and help with homework.

You wipe tears, give kisses, say prayers and snap pics to capture the moment.

You take a moment to breathe, read a book, run a few miles, try a new recipe or create a DIY project. You nurture your soul.

What you do matters. Who you are matters.

You have a nurturing heart and a strong spirit.

You are truly amazing.

Being a mom takes all that we are. It’s stretching and imperfect. It’s beautiful and life-giving.
And the more we tend to our own souls, the more love we have to lavish on our families.

The half full necklace {above} tells how my life is better, because you’re in it. We’ll set a diamond for each of your loves.

These gorgeous twists and turns earrings represent how we will stand together through every twist and every turn. It’s not easy, but together we are stronger. Sterling silver is only $39!

Rings, ladies! So many gorgeous rings!! These chevron rings above are perfect for layering.Point the arrow toward your heart to remind you of those your hold dear.
Sterling silver for $24!

The very loved ring is a heart-melter. Simple enough to wear every day, so beautiful it makes a statement. A statement that reminds the wearer how very loved she is!

It’s hard for me to choose a favorite piece from this collection–each one holds a special place in my heart. So much meaning!

Dear friend, these pieces reflect who you are–your nurturing heart and strong spirit.

You are truly amazing!

GIVEAWAY details…
1. Leave a comment and tell us which piece from the new collection speaks to your heart.
It can be anything from pottery class, to yoga, to a walk around the block.
2. Share you favorite piece{s} from the new collection on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and/or your blog.
Important, make sure to come back here and leave a comment for EACH share!
3. On Friday we’ll pick THREE winners and you’ll get to pick your favorite piece from the new Mother’s Day Collection.