Monday, January 31, 2011

Farinhite: Stereo Love Against Me

This post is very simple...
I. love. this. song.


Heal the past, live the present, dream the future.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Is It Spring Yet?

Pictures like these are just about the only things that make me ok with 
the freezing temperatures, long winter and inches feet of snow.

During the Summer months I love sleeping in freezing air conditioning,
however right about now I'd give anything for a hot Summers night.

What do you love most about Winter?

Hazy Day

Today I'm in a bit of a funk that I cant seem to shake.
I turned to my favorite weheartit for some inspiration.




What do you do to shake a mood?


You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all she's left. Your heart can be empty because you can't see her, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Missing you Katelynn.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Travel Dreams: Ireland

One of my main items on my "bucket list" is to travel. Specifically to Ireland.
I've wanted to go for as long as I can remember.
In highschool, my best friend and I had big dreams of
"backpacking" through Europe before going off to college.
[if you have ever met me or molly, you know that by "backpacking"
we really envisioned leisurely making our way where ever our hearts desire
with adorable luggage and staying in cute hotels. At no point did we intend
to hard core "backpack" it through various countries.]

Well summer after senior year came and went and neither of us made it over seas.
In fact, we didn't even make it across the country to spend any time with each other.
[Molly and I have a  bi-coastal relationship, having met as pen pals
in the fourth grade we've never lived remotely close to each other.]

Two years out from college graduation and I still have yet to make it to Europe.
Luckily, Mollys brother Rory is studying in Cork, Ireland right now.
Once he decided to spend his time abroad in Ireland my jealousy set in.
However since he left a few short weeks ago I'm so excited to
keep up with his explorations on his new blog,

Check it out for awesome stories, photos and fun facts about life outside the states!


Love until it hurts.
Then love more.
-Mother Teresa


Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Favorites

My area got a lovely coating of snow this week - 20 inches to be exact.
Heres a view of part of my backyard.

Here are a few of my favorites to get you through the weekend.
Hopefully you're enjoying your weekend somewhere sunny and warm!

  • I love having friends near and far. Most of my nearest and dearest friends actually
    live at least 3 hours away. They're my favorite right now.
    [check back this weekend for some pictures of them]
  • My bff showed me this video earlier this week. It made my heart happy
  • Some of my favorite quotes can be found here, here, and here and here.
  • I'm loving listening to anything and everything Mumford & Sons.
  • I'm impatiently awaiting spring to wear styles like this and this.
  • My friend Mike's music is perfect listening for the weekend!

Style Inspiration: Bows

Recently, everywhere I look I see bows.
Bow belts, hair accessories, rings, necklaces, all sorts of things.
I love how the bows in these pictures are so similar but
give off such different vibes.
What's your current favorite style trend?






Katy Perry: Not Like The Movies

With the craziness of work and life lately
I've had very little time to search for new music finds.
Luckily I have awesome friends who keep me in the loop with the outside world.
This song quickly made its way to the top of my playlist.


Bad decisions make good stories. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tattoo Thursday

"Loving is easy with eyes closed"


a little blink 182? who wouldnt love that??





The prettier portion of my 15 minute turned hour long commute yesterday morning.



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mumford & Sons: After The Storm

And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.


65 days until Phillies Opening Day

weheartit wednesday









When I do good, I feel good;
when I do bad, I feel bad,
and that is my religion.

- Abraham Lincoln


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What Could Have Been

Today has been your typical Terrible Tuesday.
This video a friend found on A Cup of Jo
brightened up my day just a little.

Wouldnt it be nice to see all the wonderful things
someone types out to you and then erases?

Sometimes the Could Have Beens are such lovely thoughts.

Style Inspiration: Banana Republic

Banana Republic, for me, is one of those hit or miss stores. 
I go in and find absolutely nothing, or love every single piece in the entire store.
While perusing the website recently, I've come to the conclusion that 
currently it would most likely be the latter and I love everything.
Here are a few of my favorite finds.

If you've been keeping up with me here in my tiny little home on the internet, 
then you saw this post here inspired by a good friend,
and know I'm on the hunt for my perfect blazer. This is the perfect outfit for a casual friday.
A blazer, stripes, boyfriend jeans, adorable flats, and a hint of red. 

In the midst of -4 degree mornings, 
I cannot wait for spring mornings and pretty outfits.


Monday, January 24, 2011

John Mayer: Edge of Desire

don't say a word
just come over and lie here with me


what you are in love with, 
what seizes your imagination, 
will affect everything. 
it will decide what gets you out of bed in the mornings, 
what you do with your evenings, 

how you spend your weekends, 
what you read, who you know, 
what breaks your heart, and what amazes you. 
fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.

-pedro arrupe

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wakey!Wakey!: Dance So Good

and i know you cant stay but i wish you would


let it go
live your life
and leave it
-the fray

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Passion Pit: Little Secrets

lyrics that say everything you've been feeling are what make a great song

let this be our little secrets no one needs to know we're feeling

White Weekend

I guess in January one should expect to see snow quite often.
Some mornings it's bothersome and unnecessary stress for the morning commute.
Luckily yesterday morning, I woke up to a plowed driveway,
cleaned off car, and was able to thoroughly enjoy the beauty of it. 
Here are a few shots from my morning.

Friday, January 21, 2011

viv & ingrid

I just recently discovered viv&ingrid and I couldnt be more delighted.

These birthstone earrings may not be for my birthday month of October
but I love them, they're green afterall.

I adore this wishbone necklace.
First off I love long necklaces; Secondly it comes in Silver or Gold,
I'm usually a Silver kind of girl but lately I'm loving all things Gold;
Third, I think the idea of giving someone a "wish" is a wonderful gift.


Surprises are so much fun.
Whether is a surprise visit, present, message, letter, note, anything.
Any and all surprises are fun.
I'm starting to see a trend of surprises in my life lately
and I'm definitely ok with it.
Both last weekend and this weekend involve surprises.
I wonder what surprise is in store next?

Crash Kings: Saving Grace

Lonny Love

I came across this photo in the new issue of Lonny
I love all things green and this little tray is no different

Just a few days ago some friends and I were chatting about how it would be
nearly impossible fun to decorate in all white, ironically enough,
I found these pictures in Lonny this morning and I love the simplicity
of a blank canvas white room

Friday Favorites

a few fun finds for this lovely friday
  • not only does this blog have a great name but great style
  • letter writing has a special place in my heart,
    pretty paper goods go hand in hand with the thrill of opening snail mail
  • I wish I was friends with the Petersiks
  • wouldnt it be nice to get a card like this or this for valentines day? 


find life experiences and swallow them whole.
travel. meet many people.
go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys.
try everything. exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.
- lawrence k. fish


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Style Inspiration: Blazers

For years my work dress code required a blazer.
Thats a black blazer, 5 days a week, for years.
Once the dress code changed and I was freed from the
restrictions of that jacket I had come to hate,
I gave up blazers and never looked back.

But this past weekend, a friend pointed out the lovely qualities
of a nice blazer, not your stereotypical shoulder pads and stiff fabric.
I'm now on the hunt for the pefect one!

blazer & a mini, leather jacket & a tee. love.

not sure which i like more, this handbag or this blazer.

bows and double finger rings make me smile

casual cutoffs and a fancy blazer. perfect for a chilly summer night

blazer and a dress <3

my absolute favorite! tights?
extra large louis? green blazer?