THREADS // SEASHELLS + BLUES

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OUTFIT DETAILS: top - dir69 // pants - free people // shoes - mohinders // necklace - egyptian lavender // flower ring - chromafusion // shield ring - sanktoleono jewelry // bracelet - the whimsie // hat - gypsy warrior


Around the time I found out I was pregnant at about 5 weeks, I began to really feel the first trimester symptoms hit me.  By week 6, they were full on.  All day nausea and extreme fatigue, and my goals instantly shifted from what is on my to do list today to what can I eat and how can I keep myself from throwing up.  It was literally a morning to night challenge and all I could focus on for a while.  Luckily that transitioned into I'm just so tired, but it still completely put my life otherwise on hold, for several weeks.  Now that I'm starting to get back to normal, I'm going through all the things that just lingered on my to do list, and other promises I had made before even knowing I was pregnant, that I never even got to.  It's pretty damn overwhelming to say the least, and my email inbox has over 4,000 unread emails in it, luckily alot of junk mail, but tons of unanswered real emails, from real people, that I feel bad Ive left hanging.  So slowly I am going to weed through these tasks until hopefully one day I'll get caught up so my mind can rest easy through the rest of this pregnancy.  So, if you are waiting for a response from me, whether in email, IG, fb, etc... please be super patient with me.  It's a huge chunk to chew on after being out of it for so many weeks. 

So, here is an outfit post I shot about 2 months ago, before I chopped all my hair off!  It was getting so long, and even though I regretted it the first few weeks, I'm now so happy I did.  It's so much healthier and so much easier to deal with right now that I'm not washing it nearly as much as I did before.  It's been a nice change, refreshing.

This top from dir69 is insane!  The handsewn details of the cowrie shells on the sleeves, what?  It's just a very unique piece, unlike anything else in my closet.  And yes, I know my pants are wrinkled as hell, I just didn't care.  These free people pants are some of my favs.  I have them in two different patterns.  I found these on ebay for about 1/4 of the original price.  That's how I roll with FP. 

Even though fall is my favorite season, I'm really ready for spring this year since I'm pregnant.  I'm ready to spend my days outdoors, soaking up the earth and sunshine, gardening, walking, etc.  I cannot wait.  I feel like I'm waking up from my own hibernation, and now we are going into winter.  Ive been feeling really house bound lately.  But this season shall pass, and I will work on enjoying it as much as I can while its here...

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THREADS // LOVE WILD

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OUTFIT DETAILS: tank top - skyline fever // bell bottoms - poor pitiful pearl // leather cuff - puresoul holistics // turquoise cuff - the whimsie // rings - night gypsy 83


So my absence in this space grew bigger than I thought it would this month.  But I can happily announce that I finished the magazine!  It's being uploaded for print and should be released in the next two weeks for sale!  I'm so excited to be done and get it out in the world.  It's been an intense 4 months of working on it, this one took me longer than the last two.  After this one I'm going to take a little break from the mag for a while and focus on other things for a bit.  I won't be saying goodbye, just giving it a rest for a bit.  This one tapped me out and I think it's time to recenter myself and pick up in places that have suffered these last few months b/c of it... for example this blog, and the boho blog, my home and daily chores, skyline fever, and a few other things. 

I was going to have the mag printed through a different company this time, and be the one to physically ship them out myself, but last minute yesterday I had a little freak out and realized I just don't want to go there yet.  I'm not ready.  I want to make that transition in the future b/c I will be able to offer the magazine for a little less than I can now, but there will be alot that goes into that change, and at this moment in my life I realized I needed to say no, keep it simple, and let someone else handle the check outs, and the shipping and customer service.  My email inbox was so full that I wasn't able to receive or send emails this weekend.  It's time for a change.  And if you have followed me on instagram at all, this isn't the only aspect of my life I am putting change into.  It's happening from all angles.  Once I get some more free time I'll be able to get more into it all here on the blog.  I have lots to share!

On to this cute outfit.  I look like I'm 14 here, I know.  Ha ha.  But these bell bottoms are so freakin rad!  I sent my favorite little cutoffs over to Shauna of Poor Pitiful Pearl and she turned them into these!!!!  My 15 year old heart would of died if I had these in my wardrobe then!  I adore them.  She can do the same for you with any of your cutoffs!!!  I love how she recycles so many fabrics, nothing goes to waste.  Most of the jeans she revamps get turned into bloomers, so instead of throwing out the bottom part after cutting them off, she uses them for scraps for these!  Perfect!

And James and I decided to put our Love Wild design on another tank.  I love my red tee.  When we first got them in I wasn't sure I was going to b/c red is one of my least favorite colors, and believe it or not, that tee is probably one of the most worn tees in my whole closet.  I adore it.  So, why not make it in a tank too?  It's now available in the shop!  And we made a sale section too and added a few items we are going to discontinue making after they sell out!  More coming soon!

THREADS // MY FAVORITE NOOK

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OUTFIT DETAILS: dress - ppla // bra - free people // necklace - wandering bones // leather bracelets - oli rose collection // labradorite ring - bella & chloe // booties - chicwish // dreamcatcher - of the wolves


Hello babes!  New Moon, Monday, A New Day.  I have been super off with my blogging lately b/c life has filled me up between working on the magazine and personal stuff.  After having one of the worst migraines of my life the other day, I really got serious about looking deeper into some health issues that have been concerning me for a while.  I am taking action through diet & lifestyle changes, and made an appointment for a whole body checkup and to talk to my doctor about getting a full panel blood work done up.  I spent a day pretty stressed out about it all, but I feel like I'm taking the appropriate road and will keep on this journey to total wellness one day at a time through making the correct choices for myself.  I feel like this journey started about a year ago with my breakdown of realizing I was working too hard and needed to find more balance in my life.  I feel like I have really found that over the course of the past year, but now it's time to focus on other internal issues, while still keeping that balance of work and rest.  So though I may not being showing up to my blog as much as I'd like, and I have fallen way behind on collaborations and commitments I have made to many people, hopefully everyone will understand.  It will all get done in right timing, I'm sure of it.  Same with the magazine.  If it takes me a little longer than I want to get it out, so be it.  I'm not willing to throw my health out of balance for anything right now.  I'm taking it very seriously this time around. 

As for this lovely outfit, I'm super sad this dress isn't available anymore bc it's so wildly comfy, but ppla has lots of other cute & cozy attire.  Same with these booties... Ive had them for a few years now and still love them.  The gorgeous necklace from wandering bones & leather jewelry from oli rose is still available though! 

This little corner of my home is still my favorite nook.  I love the lighting that comes through the window.  It's now Banjo's favorite spot too.  He sits by the windowsill and looks out at the birds and bugs.  He loves it a night when the bugs come out on the window.  This windowsill is full of old bottles, crystals and knick knacks and he is so good about knocking things over.  I'm really surprised by this actually!  He is growing and changing so much.  We are so wildly crazy about him!!!  I'll have to share an update about him soon. 

I'm hoping I can find a new balance and check in here more often that I have been... but if not, you know why.  xoxo

THREADS // DENIM

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OUTFIT DETAILS: muscle tank - wolf child // chambray shirt - oasap // jeans - fp from dolkii // hat - free people // sandals - blowfish shoes // turquoise ring - jennakoo // vintage cuff - red rabbit


I think Ive worn these jeans for a week straight now.  I love denim with stretch that you can wear over and over again before washing.  These high waisted skinnies are just about perfect in my book, and uber comfy.  These sandals have also been my go to sandals on the daily lately.  They are just so comfy, go with everything and eassssyyyyy.  Lately Ive been very into easy, like jeans and a tee (in love with wolf child's new collections). I'm loving the slight shift in weather, even though its not quite autumn feeling here in area of Texas.  Still in the 90's most days.  But the mornings and evenings are getting cooler and before you know it I'll have to bundle up to have my morning coffee on the porch.

Speaking of morning coffee... I'm attempting to cut back on sugar drastically.  Yesterday was day one, and all I did was have one cup of coffee instead of two, and put a little less coconut palm than usual.  I also didn't have toast with my breakfast, and I didn't have my mid day Lara Bar.  By mid day I had a headache that lingered all day long, all night and even worse when I woke up this morning.  It's crazy how much very little sugar affects us.  This morning I caved and had my second cup of jo, but I am still going to try to eliminate it when possible.  Instead of toast with jam along with my eggs and avocado, I'm having my sweets through fresh fruit.  A simple switch.  I'm constantly working on striving towards a healthy diet and lifestyle... falling back many days, but getting back up on that horse when I can.  Even at the young age of 33 I'm starting to experience physical changes in my body, like arthritis in my knees, among other things.  I need to take control of these things while I'm still young.  Diet is only part of it, I need to exercise, something I rarely do at all.  I sit alot for my work as a full time blogger, magazine designer, and many tasks that go along with our clothing company.  Sitting is a huge part of my job.  I have to create more space in my days for physical activity, my body is screaming for it.  I have such a habit of starting a great health routine with gusto and excitement only for it to wane within a few weeks, and I'm right back where I started.  Maybe talking about it more here will keep me more accountable. 

In other news, I'm getting excited to shoot one of my magazine editorials with my friend Katelyn this weekend.  She will be coming by herself which is a first!  Usually it's her and her two adorable kiddos, and sometimes hubs too.  It will be different without them, but I'm looking forward to good one on one time with her.  And to make some magazine magic happen!!!  October is going to be a VERY busy month b/c so many articles for the magazine are coming in alot later than anticipated, so I'll have alot of last minute work piled up at once.  I'm sort of already bracing myself.  But really looking forward to seeing it all come together in the end.  Fingers crossed I don't fall apart in the process.  This creative work I do involving others is so unpredictable, but always so rewarding.  As long as I remind myself to embrace the flow, it's all good.  Letting go of control has been such a lesson for me, and is quite freeing when I can actually do it!