Man Crush Monday

MAN CRUSH MONDAY :: JAMESTOWN REVIVAL

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The coolest part about Jamestown Revival is that their album was written and taped over the course of 12 months in a log cabin in the mountains of Utah. The album was performed live, which means it includes all the creaks, animal noises, and life that took place. Country and soulful and unique…I’m in.

And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be on the opposite end of that lake boat?  #amIright?

Here are some of my favorite jams. I hope you enjoy!

California (Cast Iron Soul)

Golden Age

Beat On Down

Their music pairs well with gondola rides in Central Park, late night strolls in Pacific Beach, dancing in the kitchen with your boo, a nice glass of Malbec, and/or grilling up steaks and corn on the cob with your nearests and dearests.

Before you leave, I hope you’re filling your Monday with lots of coffee and hours of being productive hours of gossip at the water cooler.

On a side note, I took a little hot pink to my floppy hat so look out for that DIY post shortly. I’m super excited to share how it turned out!

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Spring Cleaning + Spring Buying

Before switching over my closets to Spring and cleaning them out, I always feel like this… But after I push through, it only means one thing…OUTLET SHOPPING. And then I’m all SO, without further ado, I thought I would share with you my outlet purchases! FullSizeRender (35)

Shorts // Jean shorts // Espadrilles // Necklace (similar) // Floppy hat // Top (similar)

Pssst…everything is an additional 40% off!

The wallet (similar) was my most expensive purchase but the wallet I had was falling apart at the seams so it was time. It was 50% off too so my I only buy at a bargain price self felt satisfied.

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Floral yoga pants // Ombré yoga pants (similar)

I overheard some girl ask her friend “does everything have to have stripes and neon?” I’m pretty sure this is how Queen Bey would have answered that question…

TO THE LEFT.

And just for kicks…here’s me modeling mah FLOPPY HAT.

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I may or may not bedazzle it with some neon paint but that’s a DIY for another day.

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

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How are you styling your green?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.  – W.B. Yeats

Whatever you’re doing today, I hope you have a tint or more of green on to keep those pesky leprechauns away! I’m sharing with you my casual yet dreamy St. Patrick’s day outfit and I hope it gets you in the mood to share with me your holiday attire and how you are styling your green.

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Tank // Jeans // Booties // Bralette // Clutch // Wrist cuffs // Ring stackers // Ear cuffs 

You need the bralette because muscle tees go well below a normal tank. This one from AE is nice on your wallet and a perfect addition to your closet! They have other fun colors, as well. Also, ear cuffs. Ear cuffs are my new thing.

I’ll end with three important questions.

What is on your #newthing list?

What are your plans for this ♣ day?

Lastly, and of most importance, how are you styling your green?

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Man Crush Monday

MAN CRUSH MONDAY: BON IVER

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I’ve been in love with Justin Vernon’s music for a long time now, and, his band name definitely holds up to it’s meaning; good writer. At first ear shot, it would seem like you would need to be in a particular mood to enjoy his songs; maybe a rainy day or after a break up or nursing a bad cold. Would I put him on during a raging St. Patty’s Day party? Maybe not, BUT, that doesn’t mean that his music doesn’t give me a good case of the feels. His vibes always make me feel just right. So here are my favorites. I hope you enjoy.

SKINNY LOVE

HOLOCENE

MICHICANT

CALGARY

His songs pair well with an afternoon on the porch with the sun beating down on your face, a snuggly throw and a sleeping puppy, a good make out session with your boo, a long hike up north or walking around by yourself at an art gallery. Either way, turn him up!

And as always, may your Monday be over before you know it.

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Friday Favorites

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I’ve been a little under the weather so I only have one thing on my favorites list this week. This item carries all the different colors of lipsticks, lip balms, and gloss that I compulsively can’t stop from buying. #cantstopwontstopimage

You can find them at Pamela Barsky’s etsy shop! Click on picture and let your credit card do some work. *Shout out to my old roomie (HEY GIRL!) who  came home with this one first. #hadtohave

Do you feel you #LUSTHAVENOW?

Man Crush Monday

MAN CRUSH MONDAY: ZAC BROWN BAND

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Zac Brown Band is releasing their new album, Jekyll + Hyde, on April 28th!!! ZBB provides me will all sorts of man crushing for my early morning commute. So in honor of the anticipation of the new album, here are my top five tunes from ZBB.

JUMP RIGHT IN

KNEE DEEP

FREE

COLDER WEATHER

JOLENE *cover*

And lastly their new single, Homegrown. I’m already obsessed.

ZBB pairs well with sunsets and freshly cut grass, sunrises and sunbathing at a lake house, white sundresses and sangria, PBR’s and rooftop parties, a Friday night at home, or dance parties in your car/shower/apartment.

Whatever your own kind of paradise is, I hope it includes being surrounded by love. In the end, love is all we need.

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Friday Favorites

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Pardon my absence. I have terribly missed blogging but life has thrown some curve balls. Regardless, I’m back, and I’m dedicating my Friday Favorites to my recent getaway; San Diego! Have you ever been? If not, you need to go. You will FALL. IN. LOVE. Hello, #westcoastbestcoast. I’m a believer.

One of my very bests from UConn (go HUSKIES!!) moved out there six months ago for love (♥) and a great job so I finally went to visit her for a long weekend. Here are all my adventures over the course of three days…

FullSizeRender (30)Dropping by Turquoise Coffee and picking up this Açai bowl (that basically bitch slaps my homemade one in the face) and then enjoying this view…

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Can I have this view every day, please?

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Hitting up Balboa Park and walking through the botanical gardens which houses orchids, orchids, orchids, banana trees, succulents, and more orchids.

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Seal watching at La Jolla Cove. If your heart doesn’t get all warm and fuzzy looking at seal families sun bathing then I’m pretty sure you have no soul. Visiting La Jolla Cove makes you want to stop everything and move out west. #amIright??

After drooling over the stunning homes in Coronado, drooling over the menu at Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge makes this swank beach town a dream. Leroy, what is your brussel sprout recipe secret? Tell me!! PLEASE.

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Taking in the orange juice with a shot of goji at The Fig Tree Cafe. If I have learned anything, it is that orange juice forever needs to have a shot of goji in it or it is NOT WORTH the calories. I have never wanted something to be bottled and sold at the nearest grocery store so bad in my whole life. GET ON IT FIG TREE. GET ON IT. 

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Those Ocean Beach bars. Wonderland. The windows are open and you get a clear shot of the water, pier, and sunset. And, if you are seated at the bar, you get a free yummy shot as the sun is setting! OB Warehouse. Great brews (and the most mouth-watering drink combos), dim lighting, and good music. Nothing better.

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Those views.

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Those sunsets.

I will also not be forgetting the California burrito from Ramiro’s Taco Shopthe fish taco’s from The Duck Dive, or the B.E.A.T sammie from Snooze.

My trip was a whirlwind. Not only for all the great favorites above, but for the company that I wouldn’t trade for the world since Jazz 101.

Cheers to you, San Diego. You have me wrapped around your finger.

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