Monday, December 8, 2014

a little getaway.

It's good sometimes to take a break from your reality and explore new places. That's what I loved doing this last weekend when I went up to Logan, Utah to visit with some dear friends! It was relaxing and so fun! Makes me want to get away every weekend!

I also apologize for the lack of outfit posts! I pay for my photographer and as the Christmas season comes upon us, I have to choose if I want to buy gifts for others or take pictures. And I love buying gifts and showing appreciation for those I love too much to give up on that! C'est la vie.
Before we left on our adventure, I snapped this. Can't believe how sunny and warm it is! #notcomplaining
On the way up, we stopped at Joe Morley's. It was like going back home. They had live country music and the yummiest barbecue, baked beans, and cole slaw.
And to top it off, they had Mud Pie (which I had never tried before). But let me tell you, it is one of the best things I have ever eaten! I can't wait until I can eat it again!
This was the awesome view I woke up to Saturday morning! The mountains reminded me of oreos. ;)
We went on a little picnic up the canyon. It was so nice to relax and feel the weather change from warm to cool.
This weekend was a great time of pondering for me. I figured out a lot of things. I think when you're a) surrounded by great people and b) away from your situation, you can reflect on decisions you need to make and what you can improve on.
Kinda fell in love with this blanket. Made me want to have a wrap/poncho like it! Below are the one's I'm loving + a few blankets!

Beautiful views everywhere!
Mid-picnic shot.
I looked out my window one last time last night to see this beautiful sunset. So thankful we can experience these everyday!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

as of late.

A little update from my Thanksgiving trip to Nashville and Atlanta!
My fam and I got to go to the Stevie Wonder concert in Atlanta for the first part of our trip.
Above is our view from our hotel room at the Marriott Marquis.
Such a sweet treat that India Arie was there as well! I've always been a huge fan of hers!
Never have I felt so amazing at a concert. It was a 3 1/2 blast of laughs, truth, and singing our lungs out.  It was a dream come true for my brothers, dad, and I. 
Back in Nashville, I was able to hang with one of my dearest friends as she showed me around her new land.
It was so beautiful!

I'm often asked where I got this sweater. It's vintage from Goodwill. 
Scroll through 15 of my favorite similar sweaters below!
Feeling so thankful. Even though I can (and don't we all) get caught up in the materialism of life, I know that's it's okay to accept that what we have is enough, simplicity is enough. I love this ring from Mexico.
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One of my favorite things we did over Thanksgiving was creating a parody to Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars hit, "Uptown Funk." My brothers, sister-in-law, and I rewrote it and filmed it, and edited it in 12 hours! It was such a blast! Watch below as my brother sings!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

my favorites.

I picked my favorites from Mellow Handbag below! What is your favorite?

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 

If you like the style but not the color, check it out anyway! They have each bag in at least 4-5 different colors!

Make sure to shop with this 10% discount code: WISESOULBLOG.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

in the fields.

#iwokeuplikethis (meant to be derogatory towards myself. i look dead but at the same time like the pained, tired look)
sweater-Kenzie, skirt (worn as dress), Forever 21, booties-Carlos by Carlos Santana

photos by Mailee Yang

Here I go again, using a skirt as a dress! I kind of never found something good to wear with this skirt, but once I raised it up, I discovered so many new possibilities! 

It's cold and everything is dead and brown. Where did those beautiful leaves go?! :(
Tomorrow I take off for Tennessee for Thanksgiving! I'm so ecstatic!

What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

cuffed & patched.

sweater-Kenzie, top-vintage, jeans-Daisy Fuentes, booties-Kohl's, bag-Fossil, watch-Target, sunglasses-J.Crew

photos by Mailee Yang

I have a touch of prep in my style from time to time. It really comes out during fall and winter. I love layering button-ups under sweaters! Not only does it provide warmth, it ups the outfit another level. Plus the elbow patches on the sweater really won me over.

Who is so stoked for Thanksgiving?! I can't wait to go back to Nashville and having a relaxing week surrounded by my family!

"You don't need to be larger than life, just larger than yourself." -Mitt Romney

Saturday, November 15, 2014

lace and ease.

 oh my smirk! ^
black cover-market, top-Forever 21, pants-Forever 21, hat-Urban Outfitters, purse-gifted, booties-Carlos by Carlos Santana

photos by Mailee Yang

I feel I tend to have pretty dressed-up looks all the time, so I thought it would be good to add in this simple outfit. I think I definitely dress according to the scenery around me. When it's fall, you better believe I'm wearing earthy colors of greens, oranges, reds. But after this quick switch to winter, I find myself leaning more to the whites, browns, and blacks. It won't stay for long because I cannot go neutral forever! 

Nevertheless, I do love a simple, neutral look. This still has elements of dressy but still easygoing casual. Perfect for every day wear.

As the weather gets dreary and my personal favorite spots of nature grow dead, Mailee and I are searching for places to take pictures while I still want to live up my bohemian vibes. Hopefully we'll have success! And hopefully I can find a stylish yet warm coat!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

fearlessly frigid.

jacket-old thrifted, skirt (worn as a dress)-Kohl's, bag-c/o Mellow World, heels-Betsey Johnson, sunglasses-J.Crew, watch-Target

photos by Mailee Yang

It was unbelievably cold and windy while taking these pictures. My hair was everywhere, my toes were numb. We only could take it for 10 minutes. 

I am often inspired by Olivia Palermo's looks. I recently saw her style a skirt as a dress. It made me take a second look at my closet's skirts. All of a sudden, there were so many possibilities! I might be doing it more often now! I like the result and the different look! Plus, this skirt has always been a favorite of mine for years. The rich fall hues, the pleats, the maxi length, and the floral details are such a perfect combo! Then that olive green jacket I can never seem to put down. It goes with everything! 

I loved upping my accessory amount for this outfit. I think the skirt is very elegant, so with adding a cargo jacket then tons of accessories, it toughens it up a bit. If you look closely, the bag's contrasting pink goes well with the flowers in the skirt! This bag from Mellow World can go with so many things because of the neutral nude/pink color + I can literally fit everything I need inside!

Mellow World is offering 10% off to my readers with the discount code: WISESOULBLOG.

Monday, December 8, 2014

a little getaway.

It's good sometimes to take a break from your reality and explore new places. That's what I loved doing this last weekend when I went up to Logan, Utah to visit with some dear friends! It was relaxing and so fun! Makes me want to get away every weekend!

I also apologize for the lack of outfit posts! I pay for my photographer and as the Christmas season comes upon us, I have to choose if I want to buy gifts for others or take pictures. And I love buying gifts and showing appreciation for those I love too much to give up on that! C'est la vie.
Before we left on our adventure, I snapped this. Can't believe how sunny and warm it is! #notcomplaining
On the way up, we stopped at Joe Morley's. It was like going back home. They had live country music and the yummiest barbecue, baked beans, and cole slaw.
And to top it off, they had Mud Pie (which I had never tried before). But let me tell you, it is one of the best things I have ever eaten! I can't wait until I can eat it again!
This was the awesome view I woke up to Saturday morning! The mountains reminded me of oreos. ;)
We went on a little picnic up the canyon. It was so nice to relax and feel the weather change from warm to cool.
This weekend was a great time of pondering for me. I figured out a lot of things. I think when you're a) surrounded by great people and b) away from your situation, you can reflect on decisions you need to make and what you can improve on.
Kinda fell in love with this blanket. Made me want to have a wrap/poncho like it! Below are the one's I'm loving + a few blankets!

Beautiful views everywhere!
Mid-picnic shot.
I looked out my window one last time last night to see this beautiful sunset. So thankful we can experience these everyday!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

as of late.

A little update from my Thanksgiving trip to Nashville and Atlanta!
My fam and I got to go to the Stevie Wonder concert in Atlanta for the first part of our trip.
Above is our view from our hotel room at the Marriott Marquis.
Such a sweet treat that India Arie was there as well! I've always been a huge fan of hers!
Never have I felt so amazing at a concert. It was a 3 1/2 blast of laughs, truth, and singing our lungs out.  It was a dream come true for my brothers, dad, and I. 
Back in Nashville, I was able to hang with one of my dearest friends as she showed me around her new land.
It was so beautiful!

I'm often asked where I got this sweater. It's vintage from Goodwill. 
Scroll through 15 of my favorite similar sweaters below!
Feeling so thankful. Even though I can (and don't we all) get caught up in the materialism of life, I know that's it's okay to accept that what we have is enough, simplicity is enough. I love this ring from Mexico.
&&&&&&&&&&&&

One of my favorite things we did over Thanksgiving was creating a parody to Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars hit, "Uptown Funk." My brothers, sister-in-law, and I rewrote it and filmed it, and edited it in 12 hours! It was such a blast! Watch below as my brother sings!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

my favorites.

I picked my favorites from Mellow Handbag below! What is your favorite?

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 

If you like the style but not the color, check it out anyway! They have each bag in at least 4-5 different colors!

Make sure to shop with this 10% discount code: WISESOULBLOG.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

in the fields.

#iwokeuplikethis (meant to be derogatory towards myself. i look dead but at the same time like the pained, tired look)
sweater-Kenzie, skirt (worn as dress), Forever 21, booties-Carlos by Carlos Santana

photos by Mailee Yang

Here I go again, using a skirt as a dress! I kind of never found something good to wear with this skirt, but once I raised it up, I discovered so many new possibilities! 

It's cold and everything is dead and brown. Where did those beautiful leaves go?! :(
Tomorrow I take off for Tennessee for Thanksgiving! I'm so ecstatic!

What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

cuffed & patched.

sweater-Kenzie, top-vintage, jeans-Daisy Fuentes, booties-Kohl's, bag-Fossil, watch-Target, sunglasses-J.Crew

photos by Mailee Yang

I have a touch of prep in my style from time to time. It really comes out during fall and winter. I love layering button-ups under sweaters! Not only does it provide warmth, it ups the outfit another level. Plus the elbow patches on the sweater really won me over.

Who is so stoked for Thanksgiving?! I can't wait to go back to Nashville and having a relaxing week surrounded by my family!

"You don't need to be larger than life, just larger than yourself." -Mitt Romney

Saturday, November 15, 2014

lace and ease.

 oh my smirk! ^
black cover-market, top-Forever 21, pants-Forever 21, hat-Urban Outfitters, purse-gifted, booties-Carlos by Carlos Santana

photos by Mailee Yang

I feel I tend to have pretty dressed-up looks all the time, so I thought it would be good to add in this simple outfit. I think I definitely dress according to the scenery around me. When it's fall, you better believe I'm wearing earthy colors of greens, oranges, reds. But after this quick switch to winter, I find myself leaning more to the whites, browns, and blacks. It won't stay for long because I cannot go neutral forever! 

Nevertheless, I do love a simple, neutral look. This still has elements of dressy but still easygoing casual. Perfect for every day wear.

As the weather gets dreary and my personal favorite spots of nature grow dead, Mailee and I are searching for places to take pictures while I still want to live up my bohemian vibes. Hopefully we'll have success! And hopefully I can find a stylish yet warm coat!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

fearlessly frigid.

jacket-old thrifted, skirt (worn as a dress)-Kohl's, bag-c/o Mellow World, heels-Betsey Johnson, sunglasses-J.Crew, watch-Target

photos by Mailee Yang

It was unbelievably cold and windy while taking these pictures. My hair was everywhere, my toes were numb. We only could take it for 10 minutes. 

I am often inspired by Olivia Palermo's looks. I recently saw her style a skirt as a dress. It made me take a second look at my closet's skirts. All of a sudden, there were so many possibilities! I might be doing it more often now! I like the result and the different look! Plus, this skirt has always been a favorite of mine for years. The rich fall hues, the pleats, the maxi length, and the floral details are such a perfect combo! Then that olive green jacket I can never seem to put down. It goes with everything! 

I loved upping my accessory amount for this outfit. I think the skirt is very elegant, so with adding a cargo jacket then tons of accessories, it toughens it up a bit. If you look closely, the bag's contrasting pink goes well with the flowers in the skirt! This bag from Mellow World can go with so many things because of the neutral nude/pink color + I can literally fit everything I need inside!

Mellow World is offering 10% off to my readers with the discount code: WISESOULBLOG.