August 18, 2014

It's Here!

Remember this little bouquet I picked in celebration of signing up for an amazing opportunity? That amazing opportunity is tomorrow. I can't believe it is here already. I am so nervous and excited all at the same time. I know this will change a lot and give me a HUGE push in the direction that I want to be going with my future. The last part of August is just going to fly by. I have the class tomorrow and Wednesday and then I am doing the flowers for my first wedding Labor day weekend. Talk about pressure. This floral class couldn't have come at a better time. I hope I remember to take photos of everything. Big things are happening!

Outfit Details
Skirt & Top || Urban Outfitters
Sweater & Boots || Target
Necklace || Forever 21
Photos by my Mom

August 15, 2014

Fresh

Happy Friday! I thought it was time for fresh new look around here. I feel like I just grew up from middle school pink and green, to college neutrals with a little pop of yellow. I also added some new pages for you to explore as well! You can now find all of my floral posts by clicking the Florals tab and same for the all of my outfits. I am most proud of my new Washington page. Go take a look at it! An archive of all my travel posts around Washington, with pictures, just in case one of you will be visiting this great state!

Have fun looking around!
xo

August 14, 2014

Flora Focus || Sunflower


























I would love to have an entire patch of sunflowers. The huge kind. The ones that are feet taller than I am and the blooms are as big as my head. One day I will, if the squirrels don't get to them. Could you just imagine getting lost in a field of sunflowers and looking up and seeing nothing but large yellow blooms? Sounds amazing, minus the bugs…

Sunflower
Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Flower: Daisy like flower, usually with yellow petals but can also be white, orange, brownish or burgundy. Can be 4-15 inches across. Blooms mid to late summer.
Leaf: Heart shaped leaves with large teeth. Also have bristly hairs. 4-12 inches long.
Meaning: False Riches
When the Spaniards first arrived in Peru in the sixteenth century, they were surprised to see fields of yellow flowers. The same yellow flowers that were made from gold and made into jewelry worn by the Inca Priests who officiated at the Temple of the Sun. Much to the Spaniards surprise these flowers that they saw were not made of gold like the jewelry. False riches.

Sunflowers are also a sign that fall is coming to me. They come up at the same time that corn comes up in the valley. Corn mazes and fall. Who else is more than ready?

xo

August 11, 2014

Ill Take the Sunshine & Sunflowers

To me these photos look like an easy, laid back, late summer evening. Which it was. I nice change of scenery to what the rest of my weekend looked like. I would have been completely fine with this weekend not even happening. More than fine with it. It included a couple of trips to the hospital, human and doggy kind. Don't worry, everyone is home and doing good for the time being. This was just a very scary weekend and I wouldn't mind if things got back to normal and there be no more hospital visits in my future. Ill take sunshine and sunflowers for now on.

Outfit Details
Top || Kohls
Shorts || Target
Sunnies || Forever21
Sandals || Urban Outfitters
Necklace ℅ Ali Oesch Jewelry 
Bracelet || Handmade by my Mom
Photos by Brent

August 8, 2014

For the Adventure

Im not completely sure what this building used to be. Maybe an old school house. It looks like one. But every time I drive to Eastern Washington I see it and desperately want to take outfit photos in front of it. I finally made that happen last week. I love how the front doors are framed by these two huge bushes, the chipped paint and the look of the broken windows. I just wish I knew the story of this building. How old is it? What happened there? This is exactly why I love this blog. It takes me to places like this, tulip fields out in the country and to rose gardens in the city. Always on the hunt for new places to take photos and to show you just a little bit more of this gorgeous state of Washington.

Outfit Photos
Top || H&M
Skirt || Ever+Mi Crush
Shoes || Seychelles
Ring || Forever 21
Photos by my Mom

August 4, 2014

Woodland Park Rose Garden

Remember last week in this rose post, when I mentioned I wanted to go to the Woodland Park Rose Garden? Well we went that night! Sort of spur of the moment and I am so glad we did it. And this was the perfect time of the year to go when all of the roses were in bloom! This garden is right next door to the Woodland Park Zoo (Another on my must go list) and it opened in 1924. I had no idea it was that old. It is a 2.5 acre formal garden filled with 3000 individual plants. It was gorgeous. The perfect place for a picnic. Rows and rows of rose bushes, a pergola in the middle of it all and bunnies hopping around. Sadly no White Rabbit carrying around an oversized pocket watch however. Maybe next time.

Outfit Details
Dress || Modcloth
Shoes & Ring || Forever 21
Photos By Brent

August 1, 2014

I Got a Bike!

You guys! I got a bike! A mint green cruiser. Can it get anymore perfect than that? I just don't know. I have been wanting a bike for THE LONGEST time. My mom sent me a picture of this one and I debated and debated. The picture of it was on my laptop for about a week, I couldn't stop starring at it, so I finally took the plunge and bought it for myself. My boyfriend just moved next to a lake with a three mile trail circling the entire thing, so thats really the reason I bought it. So I can bike while he runs. I can't wait to get it over there. Also hoping to get it on the trail that runs from my little town out into the country side. I think THAT would be so much fun.
Outfit Details
Top || Kohls
Skirt & Shoes || Target
Belt & Necklace || Forever 21