I'm excited to offer another lucky lady any pair of Blowfish shoes!  As most of you know, I'm a huge lover of their shoes.  Their shoes are the perfect blend of style and comfort.  They have recently released their new fall collection, including so many cute new boots! 

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I have been dying to share these pants for well over a week now!  Ive worn them a few times, but haven't been able to get pics until the other night when we went out with our friend Christie to see the Ataris play.  She came home for a week long visit and we were happy to spend some time with her.  Now that she lives in California, we only see her a few times a year, if that.  She came over and had a little campfire with us too!  

So, back to these amazing pants!!!  They are from Iconoclasp on etsy!  She makes them custom fit to your size, in a few different colors.  I had a pair of blue velvet pants in high school that were my favorites, and I wore them until a huge hole ripped in the butt of them!!  Ive been on the lookout for another pair ever since.  They are a dream come true.  Fit to perfection!!  I kind of can't say enough good things about them.  Its love.  I layered them with some simple tanks and a black knit cardigan.  Along with this beautiful and simple quartz necklace from Run With The Tribe and studded leather bracelets from Moorea Seal.  Run With The Tribe has some amazing new jewelry right now.  My favorite being this single earring.  And you can barely see them, but I wore some of my Blowfish boots with them... so happy its boot season again!

James wore his shirt from Sevenly.  I wish I could affored to get each new shirt that comes out every week, all for amazing causes.  A very cool company.

It was awesome seeing The Ataris right in San Antonio.  James and I listened to them in high school, and for a bit San Dimas High School Football Rules was our song.  Kind of cool to have memories that go so far back, and to be able to revisit them so many years later.  And its great to see bands still doing their thing after so many years as well.  We got to meet and chat with Kris for a bit and he is super nice.  It was a great night.

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Threads - Jumper + Kicks >>>

I had fun today with my outfit shoot.  It was the golden hour, and I was already done with my errands for the day, so I decided to take the time and play. It had been a while since Ive had a chance to do an outfit post in the evening time, so I took full advantage!  Oh, and I kind of cant believe how long my hair has grown!!

This outfit was pretty much just fun and cute.  I got this denim jumper a while back from Lost Boys & Lovers and realized I keep forgetting to break it out of the closet.  And Im starting to really see my obsession for the color brown.  I almost cant make an outfit without some brown in it.  I layered the jumper with one of my favorite little pieces from Whats Olivia Wearing, this little crochet top.  I can layer this baby over anything!  And this wide belt just came off of another dress I own.  The uh-mazing necklace is from Spiral Drift.  I dont think Ill ever get over how much I love her work.  A truly talented artist.  The fedora, seen on this blog a ton of times... is the only hat Ive ever had really, besides my beanies and such.  The first hat Ive ever found that I truly feel comfortable in... Its from Forever 21.  And last but definitely not least, my new kicks from Blowfish Shoes.  Wowsers these babies are adorable.  I can see these going with so much.  I cant wait to wear them in the fall with my skinnies and a sweater!

Yeah, that was alot of talk about clothes... geez.  But, I dooo adore them. 

Im excited to meet up with some of my parents old friends today for lunch.  Always good to visit with them.  Growing up, my parents had a big assortment of really amazing people in their life, and they all treated me like I was one of them.  I never felt like I couldnt be their friend or talk to them, just because they were my parents age.  They were always just my friends too.  So although it is bittersweet to come together with them without my parents being there too, its nice to reminisce with folks who shared the same love for them that I have. 

Also for the first time in a while yesterday, I was able to spend a little bit of time back in my studio!  So I have a brand new little something coming soon.  I may spend the time to make a few more before releasing them into the wild, but I love them!  Im feeling its time to dig in and work on new beauties.  Ive been feeling a little burned out after the big creative flow of the lookbook we just created... so the best remedy for that is to work on something entirely new!  Well see what happens. 

P.S. You should go check out my friend Moorea's pretty pictures I posted last night on The Bohemian Collective, they are dreamy.  Also, the September Willow sale starts today!!

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Threads - Tee Pee Dress >>>

Its been a little while since Ive shared an outfit post. Im here today with what I wore to my Nanna's the other night. James just printed these tee pee dresses for Skyline Fever, and I had to nab one. They are not listed yet, but we have one small, large and extra large available... if you would like to reserve one, just leave a comment below with your email address, first come first serve. These are the only ones we will have of these unfortunately. We are coming to the end of our stock. You can check out his shop to see others similar to it and to view prices.

This beautiful vest is from Obella Organics.  Im so in love with it.  It layers with almost anything.  I want one in every color.  Im loving her new work, and cant wait to see her fall releases!  This amazing triangle necklace is from Moorea Seal.  Its meant to be worn long, but I really wanted it short for this outfit, so I just added a simple little golden triangle to the end of the chain that hangs down so it looked like it was meant to be like that.  Now I can wear it short or long!  This darling purse was gifted to me by my bestie this week, and Im so excited that it is the perfect size for my camera.  I love it.  I added a little purse decor from my Roots and Feathers shop to it.  To top it all off, my favorite Blowfish sandals.  Again, comfiest shoes in the world.  And, you can get 15% off by using the code on their button on my sidebar, and clicking on the button to shop!

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