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Smelling Salts





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(Sunglasses: Charming Charlie’s  Necklaces: Cookie Lee  Jacket: Target  Dress: $5 Store  Shoes: Plato’s Closet-MIA)

The other day I was watching an old favorite “Merrily We Live” (you can watch the whole thing on youtube if you haven’t seen it yet…it’s a great film!). Not to give anything away, but in the end there is a hilarious scene where people keep fainting. They yell to each other to “get the smelling salts”! My husband commented on this and said, “How crazy is it that people fainted so much that they kept smelling salts on hand?!” So true. Why did people faint so much back then? Was it the corsets they wore or was there less oxygen in the air? Are we just hardier humans nowadays? So weird.

Style Blogger Interview: I Believe In Unicorns

When I first stumbled along Ashley’s blog, I Believe In Unicorns, I was awed by how colorful and effervescent it is. And I think that is exactly how Ashley is: happy, vibrant and vivacious. This definitely comes through in her fashion choices that are girly and so fun! Hop on over to her blog and check out her fabulous style! And thank you, Ashley, so much for letting me interview you!



 Me: How would you describe your style?

Ashley: I have THE HARDEST time describing my style because some days it’s super bohemian and some days it’s more preppy, vintage, so i don’t know! It’s just whatever I’m feeling that day paired with whatever clothes I own and are clean! All i know is that it has to be pretty comfortable and simple because I live in arizona and layers just really are not my friend when it’s almost always 90 degrees or higher!

-How/why did you start your blog?

I actually started it when I was in a creative writing class at Arizona State University–so if you dig back into my archives you’ll find a lot of personal stories. I made it public when we were living in Idaho away from family and we had just gotten married so we had a lot of new stories to share with family and friends–gradually I started more people than just family and friends were reading…so that was kind of fun.


-What is the biggest challenge about having a style blog?

Trying to come up with something to write about so often. As I said, when I started the blog it was a creative writing outlet so I only wrote on it when I had a story to tell, but now that I want to keep it more updated, it can be a challenge to come up with anything interesting to talk about on a regular basis. Hopefully I don’t bore anyone too much! haha

-If you could have any clothing item right now, what would it be?

I’m on the hunt for the perfect ankle bootie for fall! if anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear. 🙂


-What are some of your favorite fashion tips/tricks you would pass on to a little sister or your future daughter?

I just want all woman to own their clothing choices. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to try, then do it! If you’re confident and comfortable with yourself, you’re going to look great!

-What’s your favorite place to shop?

I like a lot a places but a few that come to mind are, j.crew (with my employee discount), forever21, h&m, free people sale section, thrift stores and antique shops.


-What article of clothing do you find you wear on repeat?

I’m almost always in a leather huarache or sandal and some skinny jeans–they’re just so comfortable and easy!

-What item is without fail, always in your purse?

Altoid Smalls in wintergreen, smith’s mint rose lip balm and pen and notebook. Most importantly the pen and notebook–I can’t stand being somewhere, getting an idea or needing to make a list and not having some place to write it down!


-What do you think are five key pieces every woman should own?

1. A great fitting pair of dark wash ankle skinnies like these.
2. An a-line high-waisted skirt like this.
3. A vintage floral silk scarf to wrap their hair up in like this (or pick one up at your local thrift store!)
4. A pretty pair of leather sandals like these.
5. A colorful or patterned heel that makes them feel fierce like these.
Happy Fashion Friday!

Highs And Lows




(Necklace & Watch: Target  Tank: Clothing Exchange  Skirt & Shoes: Thrifted  Purse-Plato’s Closet-Coach)

Every night we talk about our “highs” and “lows” (the best and worst parts of our day). I love how this makes us reflect on our day and a lot of the time we are so amazed with all the blessings we have been given. I love how often my kids say “I don’t have a low, just a lot of highs today” or when their low is “going to bed”. Ha! That’s the mind of a 3-year-old for you. I swear there are some days that I wake up just waiting in anxious anticipation to go back to bed. What’s your nightly routine?