Archives: January 2014

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De Capelo Tank c/o All About Eve // Bracelets c/o Threads by The Shine Project // Dress – Urban Outfitters (similar) //  Chloe Boot via Lone Flag

I know I’ve been totally MIA around here lately! Sorry for that.  I’ve found myself in a season of slowing down lately.  Taking my New Year’s resolutions seriously and carving out more time for ME.   Of course, I knew it would come at the expense of something, and that something has turned into social media and this blog.  I’ve got to be honest, it’s felt really good to unplug a bit.  There are times when I am so inspired to blog and want to do it everyday, and there are also times when I feel like I am manufacturing a post just to get something up for the week.   Instead of putting pressure on myself the last few weeks, I’ve decided to accept where I’m at.  To embrace the time with my family, to get more rest, and to finally start working on a big personal project I’ve been meaning to get to for what feels like forever now.

Sam and I decided to sneak away for a few days to Palm Springs this weekend.  We left the babe with Grandma and threw our swimsuits in the car.  Usually, that’s about all you need in Palm Springs.  I tend to like vacations where I never need to leave the resort!  It was a great breather for the both of us.  A little sun, great food, and a lot of rest.  Now if only we could figure out how to do this monthly! :)

And I wanted to talk about these bracelets I’m wearing for a minute…..

Ashley is the inspirational lady behind The Shine Project.  I’m so inspired by her story and her desire to make change in the world.  She recently launched a new company, Threads, to further her mission of helping at risk youth.  With each purchase, it helps give these kids a job which in turn helps them pay their way through college.  You can learn more about The Shine Project and their scholarship project here.  Definitely something to get behind and support!

The Coatigan
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Coatigan – H&M  //  Hat c/o Oh Cozy Knits  //  Vixen Jean c/o True Religion  //  Shirt & Lonny Boot c/o Madewell

My new obsession:  The “coatigan”

Unfortunately (and fortunately) it’s still bloody hot here in San Diego so layering is more of a fashion statement than a necessity.  HOWEVER, there have been a few days this winter that have qualified as ‘sweater weather’, and on those days, you better believe I take full advantage.  And have I mentioned I love a good cone head beanie?

Here’s a round up of my favorite ‘coatigan’ styles:



I can’t resist a pair of tiny shoes!  I remember when I had Rylee, I had a pile of about 20 different shoes ready to adorn her teeny tiny toes when she got home. Come to find out, only a few of them actually stayed on her feet!  I learned quickly that infant shoes that are cute and well fit are hard to come by.

Scarlettos offers the most adorable little Tom’s style shoes with an elastic back that keeps them secure on your baby’s foot.  They come in a variety of different colors and fabrics and they have removable padded insoles in a complimentary fabric.  Infant shoe problems solved.

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Back to Basics

Kelli Murray


Kelli Murray

Karen Lace Tee // Modern Vice Boots // Spellbound Statement Necklace c/o St. Eve

We had friends in town this weekend and they were laughing at how we were calling this our “winter”.  Apparently it’s been a pretty brutal winter most everywhere else in the country (sorry for those of you stuck in the cold!).  For us,  it’s been one of the warmest winters in years.  Sometimes I find myself complaining about how warm it is for this time of year….but then I realize how silly I sound.  I think we definitely got the good end of the deal.  There is no need for complaining when you can have a beach day in January, right?

Anyway…I’ve found myself gravitating to basics lately.  Black, white and grey seem to be my colors of choice most mornings.  Usually with a pop of color on my lips or as an accessory.  Maybe it’s just a phase….or maybe I’m morphing into a more boring (or classic) dresser….whichever way you prefer to look at it.  I’m owning it for now, but a few months down the road I may be craving pattern and color again.  It all seems to go in waves for me most of the time!