Blog / Style & Beauty

In My Handbag (v1)


As someone who loves handbags (and shoes!) and switches them out frequently, I think it’s fun to see what women carry in their bags and what the essentials are!

This week, I’ve been using my mint crossbody satchel from Target. I will make the occasional “big ticket” purchase on a designer handbag that I know I’ll have forever, but to find great, everyday options … turn to Target! (psst … Target just announced that 3.1 Phillip Lim is their next collaboration!!)

in my handbag // mint target crossbody

in my handbag // target mint crossbody

Surprisingly, this crossbody has so much room to carry your everyday essentials and LOTS of little zipper compartments (which is an absolute necessity in all of my handbags!). 


Flea Market Hunting : May


I ventured back over to the Ventura Flea Market this past Sunday to peruse aisle after aisle of old, presumably unwanted goods. With no one to help me spot the “diamond in the rough” this time, I found myself scanning rather than hunting for the next big find. (I also learned to never go on an empty stomach!)

Still…. I enjoyed the experience and am becoming quite fond of the adventure overall!

flea market wine crate

flea market wine crates

With the help of my dad, we nabbed these wine crates. After letting them dry out, applying a coat of stain, they looked good as new!

wine crate bookcase

wine crate bookcase

They ended up working great as a little bookcase to hold some of our favorites books, abundance of magazines and a few trinkets.


Cocktail Hour | Caipirinhas


Caipirinha Cocktails

We are heading to beautiful Brazil (not really, but you’ll feel like it when you try these cocktails) during this cocktail hour to taste their signature Caipirinha – pronounced ‘kai-pur-een-ya’. This fresh cocktail is perfect on a warm day hanging out with friends in the backyard.

A little history on Caipirinha will further make you appreciate and enjoy this native cocktail. The signature ingredient in an authentic Caipirinha is Cachaça, which is a cousin of rum, made with 100% fresh cane juice and comes only from Brazil. A classic Caipirinha consists of fresh lime juice, natural sugar, Cachaça, and ice … but turn it up a notch by adding fresh fruit and/or herbs for a unique, delicious taste.

Style & Beauty

How To Stylize // Shorts


The sun finally seems to be making its long-awaited appearance for most of the nation! Unpack your tank tops, sundresses, flip flops and shorts. I was inspired to create this post when I received an email from Erin, a good friend living in Houston, asking how I would style a pair of floral pattern and metallic jacquard shorts.

Erin was probably expecting a simple email reply, but that just wouldn’t do justice with all the ideas I had floating around in my head! I didn’t know if she needed looks for date night, a work event or a Saturday afternoon out with the girls. Thus, I created her options that covered every realm and some tops that were versatile enough they could work for both pairs of shorts. READ MORE


Monday Momentum


Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and maybe even celebrated Cinco de Mayo with some delicious margaritas!

I wanted to start off with Monday Momentum … a little inspiration to kick start your week!

Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do Focus on what you want to accomplish, work hard for it and keep dreaming big!

– Kristin


Friday Faves


There have just been som many great things happening on the web this week from others’ blog posts, product launches, etc! Thought I’d share with you some of my faves!

Tom Ford’s New Summer Beauty Collection // I mean, the packaging alone is like decor! tom ford summer beauty collection
Turning those single earring studs (cause we will never find the matching pair!) into fab push pins on your latest inspiration board via Baublebar! earring studs as push pins
Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and it’s all about the perfect cocktails thanks to Style Within Reach! cinco de mayo cocktails
Ok … so if you don’t follow or check in regularly to The Everygirl, you are seriously missing out. Today they featured one of the creators, Danielle Moss’ Chicago Apartment The Everygirl Home Tour


Blog / Style & Beauty

Inspiration // ikat


Some might call it an obsession, infatuation or just plain in love with the ikat print. As a textile thought to be derived from the middle east on over to south america, it has influences of tribal & ethnic qualities with an abundance of colors.

I completely have to restrain myself from making my entire life draped in ikat. I figure a little of something in each category (i.e. home, accessories, clothing) won’t do any harm as long as I’m not wearing the tunic while laying in the bed mixing cake batter in the bowls!

ikat print inspiration


1. TOMS Desert Botas 2. Quiksilver Shorts 3. Zara Tribal Necklace 4. A-Thread Scarf 5. Yellow Pillows at One Kings Lane 6. TOMS Strappy Wedges 7. Pottery Barn Bedding 8. Target Bowl Set 9. Zara Clutch 10. Tray at One Kings Lane 11. Target Plate Set 12. Zara Strappy Heels 13. Mango Scarf 14. World Market Candle 15. Multi-print Pillow at One Kings Lane



May Day is Here!


I can’t believe May is already here… where has the time gone? I hope wherever you live that the sun is out, flowers are blooming and activities are moving from the indoors out. Lately, on my walk each morning with the dog, I’ve been bringing my camera with me to capture some of the beautiful array of flowers in the neighborhood. To me, that truly signifies Spring is here!

Here is a free desktop wallpaper with an inspiring quote to ensure you live each and every day in the moment!

May Desktop Wallpaper

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