Saturday Adventure

Hi friends! It is now late afternoon on Monday and my weekend was a mix of adventure and illness. Saturday we went for a fun hike but I weirdly woke up not feeling the best. That didn’t stop me (although maybe it should have lol) we did a fantastic 6 mi hike that brought us close enough to make the mountain look small. It was so beautiful. Sunday however I woke up ill with no energy, which wasn’t the best but I at least had an added day of rest.

If you are a lover of the outdoors and love to hike what is the best hike you’ve been on?

I like to keep my outfits simple while hiking, I don’t usually wear a backpack (I know most do) but I was with two other people who helped carry my things so I didn’t need one lol. I do like a fanny pack type belt to carry the important things like my phone, keys, and ID. (Thinks I dont like to leave in the car). Other than that I stick with a simple tank top and some leggings and usually hiking boots, but this time I wore my hiking sandals since there were multiple river crossings.

Leggings- Lululemon / Sandals- Chacos / Tank top (from forever ago) / Sports Bra- Aerie / Hat- Adidas / Belt- Lululemon

*Just a side note about the Lululemon gear, I rarely will spend money on it when it is full price, the quality is worth it, however I personally don’t like to spend that much on active wear. I am a regular at the outlet stores to find little treasures and have come out with multiple items at a fraction of the full priced cost.

What’s your favorite things to bring or wear on a hike?

We Moved!

Since my last post, actually as recent as this weekend, my husband and I have moved! Super exciting changes, were moved into a new apartment in a city. We’ve never actually lived in a city before, just visited regularly. We have a cute little apartment that I’m doing my best to make cozy and cute.

One of my fav things since moving is how close all of the extremely cute coffee shops are. Both my husband and I are college students so it’s GREAT having a place to study that isn’t being locked in at home.

Part of what I love about the city is going out more and exploring. It’s great to have an opportunity to wear something other than leggings and work clothes.

We’ve been really loving going to this really cute coffee shop and doing homework or sitting and catching up from the week.

*Most of these items are staples in my closet and have not been purchased recently, but I will link what I can!

Lands End Turtleneck / Abercrombie Jeans (similar) / Slides (similar) / Necklace / curling iron used

What’s your favorite fall- coffee date outfit?

Outdoor Essentials

Hey ladies! I hope life is treating you well (especially with everything going on in the world). I know I usually share food/travel/outfits and all that fun stuff but during quarantine and everything being shut down I have (re)found my love for the outdoors. (Cheesy I know lol). But really, I love being out in the sunshine with a cool breeze and an intense hike or on a boat on a lake with some good friends, or whatever you may choose that you love. So, I thought I would share some of the things I am loving for the outdoors.

Sephora Goodies (2)

1. Yeti Cooler- This cooler is literally the best, it is on the pricey side however if you need drinks to stay cool for days than this one is for you. It’s great for boat lake days and camping trips.

2. Columbia Hiking Boots- Love these boots. My husband just got them for me about a week ago and I broke them in on an 11 mi hike, they held up great, were comfortable the whole time, and the price point is great.

3. Free People Happiness Runs Crop- This is my favorite tank top to wear for every activity. If you’re small chested it has enough to hold you in, but it is also extremely cute and comfortable. Would also look great with a sports bra layered underneath. I have this in two colors but there are so many great options.

4. Under Armour Shorts- LOVE these shorts. They fit great and feel so comfy. I highly recommend trying on before purchase because I had to size down but they are so worth it, and they’re on sale right now!

5. LL Bean Wool Socks- Wool socks are a must have when on long hiking trips, they retain heat even if wet. Definitely recommend a good pair of wool socks if you are planning a long hiking adventure.

6. HydroFlask Water Bottle-  Obviously these are great, I think everyone knows that by now, I love a good insulated water bottle for long day adventures. For hiking, I would probably recommend something like a camelbak but I just put mine in our backpack and it worked great.

7. Patagonia Nine Trails Backpack- We don’t own this specific backpack however we do have a different Patagonia one that works fantastic. We love how durable they are and how much they can hold without feeling too uncomfortable.

8. SunBum Sunscreen- I love this sunscreen, it smells like summer and sunshine and also keeps me from getting burnt. I also love their after sun lotion, it also smells amazing but helps soothe any burns or irritation!

9. Sweatshirt- A simple Hane’s sweatshirt is what I wore on this most recent hike but any will do, I recommend it as once you get to the top it does get quite chilly.

10. Portable Charger- Great to have in case your phone dies looking for reception on a hike or if you are just taking too many pics on the lake, you can recharge without worry.

*Not linked but necessary include- Snacks (esp for the end of a hike) and Bug spray

Here are pics of our most recent hike, you can see how beautiful it was! Again, these are items that are great for hiking but also awesome for camping, lake days, island trips, etc.




Relaxed Outfit on a Budget

Hey ladies! It’s so good to be here writing again after taking time off. I know life is still crazy but doing little things everyday that you love will help you hold your sanity. Yesterday my husband and I went to a delicious taco spot and placed a to go order. We stopped at the beach and ate it whilst sitting in the back of our car and drinking a delicious beer. It’s all in the little things. We walked on the beach and talked and it was one of the best days we’ve had during this quarantine. The outfit I wore yesterday was one of  the most comfortable I own and all of it was either on clearance or thrifted.


These jeans are my absolute favorite! The fit is amazing and they’re very unique. They’re the Levi 721 High Rise Skinny jeans. I scored mine at TJ Maxx for $20 which was one of my best finds, however they have cute ones on the website too! The sweater was a stellar thrift store find. It is a warm navy blue knit sweater by Kendra Scott. When I found it, it was much larger than I would normally purchase and it had shoulder pads.. not a fan. But I saw potential. So I bought it for $3, washed it, ripped out the shoulder pads, and gave it a nice crop. Unfortunately I can’t link it, but go to your local thrift store and use your imagination for something cute like this.

*Side note: The extremely adorable corduroy scrunchie I have on my wrist  is one of the many I have purchased from a cute site called ShopPosey. She is a small business (love them) and works so hard to make quality extremely cute scrunchies.

The shoes I’m wearing are just classic cream slip on vans. I purchased them a few years ago and they are one of my favs. I purchased them on sale, but dont know if they’re running anymore sales or have them in stock.


Online Shopping (pt 1)

Hi ladies! It has been a minute since I’ve posted. I’ve been in school and trying to navigate life with all of the new regulations. But let’s not talk about that right now, it’s already saturating everyday life, right?! I know you all are similar to me where you can’t go out and go shopping so why not online shop?? SO many stores are having sales and although shipping has been taking longer it is worth the wait.

Honestly a few of my orders still haven’t come in and it’s been over a month, BUT the companies have been super helpful and again, there are other things to think about right now.

So let’s get into it!

As of late I have been trying my best to change over most of my products to natural and ethically made to do my part in helping out my body and the planet. I haven’t done this with every single piece but primarily I do my best. Sephora had a pretty decent sale so I chose a few things to try out for my first time!

Sephora Goodies

The first thing I purchased is the Youth To The People Superfood Air Whip Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer. Boy is that a long name! I’ve read many great things about this product and it is a “Clean at Sephora” product. Honestly it’s a little spendy at $48 for 2 oz, however I’m willing to pay for quality and healthy products. That is my only “clean” product I purchased as I have a good amount of skincare at home, but I did order two lip products I’ve heard great things about. The first is the Too Faced Lip injection lip plumper. I only purchase the mini size as I am pretty picky about lip gloss and didn’t want to pay full price if I didn’t like it. The mini sized product is only a few dollars less, but I hate to create waste if I dont have to. My last purchase from Sephora is the Fenty Beauty Lip Gloss. I have heard people rave about the quality of this gloss and I couldn’t pass up purchasing it on sale. I purchased the shade “shimmering soft pink” and I cannot wait for it to come in the mail to try.

Next up is Urban Outfitters. They had 50% off their sale items and you guys, I bought so much! This is one of those orders that has taken over a month to get here (face palm) but I understand and customer service is helping me out! I bought a good mix of home things and personal! (I will do my best to link what I purchased, again they are sale items so hopefully they’re still in stock).

Sephora Goodies (1)

First up for my home items is this beautiful Rattan Mirror, unfortunately it is sold out, but if it comes back in stock, jump at it, it is beautiful. Next I purchased this really pretty Sherpa Butterfly chair cover. I wont lie, I thought it was the whole chair at first thought, but the cover is beautiful and goes great with the gold base I purchased off of Amazon. It is pricey, but at 50% off I couldn’t pass it up and it’s still in stock. I also got a candle, because they smell AMAZING but aren’t worth full price (in my opinion) I ordered the scent “Dusk”. I had planned on sharing all of my home purchases but they are no longer on site. So these are the few that I loved from my order!

My personal items like sweaters and shirts that I purchased from UO has not come in yet, I will create a new post for this once they come in as I dont want to share anything until I know it’s great quality and I completely love it. (Watch for that in the coming weeks)

I ordered two pairs of jeans from Abercrombie but had to exchange sizes on one pair so I’ll share the one pair that I do love. These are it, they are SO comfy, high wasted and the distressed bottoms have me in love. I also just looked and they still have BOGO 50% off jeans!

Look out for part 2 as I receive my items in the mail!






Corduroy is back!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a fabulous day, I’m at the coffee shop, taking a break from being home to write this post!

My absolute favorite 90’s trend is back — Corduroy. If you don’t like it, totally cool, it’s definitely not for everyone, but I love it. I remember growing up I had a really cute pair of black corduroy overalls that I would wear ALLL the time.

I always love a good corduroy piece of clothing, but I’m also jumping on the corduroy crossbody/tote train. They are so adorable and flow with any outfit you wear.


(Jeans: American Eagle // Sweatshirt: HM // Jacket: Zara (similar and ON SALE) // Shoes: Vans // Crossbody: Madewell // Sunglasses: Amazon )

This is such a good outfit. We went for breakfast out of town after our yoga class and this was the go to. It was comfortable, warm enough, and the layers weren’t super annoying like they generally can be. This cross body is so good. It’s so soft and versatile and goes with everything. It holds all of the necessities but isn’t too bulky, it’s great quality and def worth the price. I would have preferred to wear some type of combat boot with this outfit, so if you have some, go for it. I unfortunately haven’t purchased a pair yet so I stuck with the classic slip on sneakers.


Relaxed cozy outfit

Hey ladies! Happy New Year! I hope you are cuddled up watching movies and eating allll the sugar cookies with the ones you love. I’m currently wishing I was at a coffee shop with my man reading a book (Super Attractor by Gabrielle Burnstein/check it out!!) but instead I’m spending the hour I have writing a blog post before getting ready for work.

Honestly around the holidays when all I want to do is relax and eat, I want an outfit that’s cute, but not uncomfortable.

Trust me, I’m a girl who would LOVE to get decked out in sparkles and sequins for the holidays, but we just don’t celebrate like that.

Today’s outfit is a pair of my fav leggings, a cozy henley, a jean jacket, and some cute UGG boots. Bloggers who dress up and have huge families are seriously goals, but this blogger is not that which I think relates more to you guys anyways!


(Jacket: Levi’s // Leggings: Fabletics // Henley: Aerie (Similar) // Bag: Madewell // Socks: Madewell // Boots: UGG // Necklace: The Styled Collection )

I got these UGGS on sale at an outlet mall for more than 50% off, so if you want to save your pennies, shop there first. I got the henley secondhand for about $5, and the jean jacket at TJ Maxx for $40. The bag is my favorite though, Lu bought me it for Christmas and I die every time I look at it and feel how soft the suede is. He also got me the cute leopard socks, LOVE. Most of what I buy is on sale or second hand, I prefer to buy this way to, again, save my pennies and to be more ethical with my second hand finds.

Let me know what your favorite go to outfit is to be comfy and cozy!




Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

Gift guide for the beauty lover 



  1. Drunk Elephant Moisturizer // I got this stuff at Sephora as my birthday gift set and OMG is it good. I’m not a fan of the price point, which is probably why I like the quality so much, but luckily this holiday season Drunk Elephant has many gift sets available. (Like this one)
  2. OGX Coconut Miracle Oil // This oil is SO good. I started using it about a month ago and my hair has never been so soft and smooth. It smells amazing and doesn’t weigh down your hair. I love it most because it doesn’t make your hair look greasy.
  3. Farmacy Night Balm //  Such a good product. I got this night balm in one of my Ipsy bags awhile back in a sample size, and I love it. It has a nice, natural smell and not too oily of a texture. I also love that Farmacy is a clean brand, added bonus.
  4. Jouer Lip Balm // OK. This stuff is a little pricy. BUT it is SO good. It is a lip enchancer more than a chapstick so it plumps and firms your lips as you wear it. Let me tell you, it works. I’ve been wearing it consistently throughout the day for the past like 2 wks, and boy my lips look good. lol. Highly recommend this item. It’s on Amazon BUT I would purchase it from a retailer as oddly enough it is more expensive on Amazon, by like $8.
  5. Drunk Elephant Cleanser // So again, as I said before, I received this in my bday gift from Sephora and of course even though it’s pricy I fell madly in love with it. It is such a good cleanser. My face feels so clean after and it’s not drying. It has a light scent and jelly like texture and I love that it is a clean product. Overall, my new fav, just not a fan of the hefty price tag.
  6. Buxom Lip Balm // I love this. I actually scored it for cheap at TJ Maxx, which was the only reason I decided to try it out. Well that and I love Buxom. It is good, it has a pretty pink tint to it and that nice Buxom plumping tingle you know if you’ve used their products.
  7. Pureology Leave-In Treatment // This Pureology along with the coconut oil makes my hair SO soft. It smells amazing and is super lightweight. I use this as a heat protectant as well as styling spray. They say it works best with other Pureology products, I’ve found it to work great on it’s own as well. (Right now Ulta is doing a free full sized bottle with purchase!!)
  8. Pravana Purple Shampoo // OK. I have used at least 5 different kinds of purple shampoo, brassiness doesn’t look good on me. lol. However, THIS one is the best I have ever used and it’s at an amazing price point. $16 for a full bottle that has lasted me months is AMAZING. One use and all the brassiness is gone and it doesn’t have the gross toner smell to it. Def a must have for any blonde bombshells on your list.
  9. Lush Hair Treatment // Lush has some amazing products but this is my fav. I love that it is a hair treatment geared toward blondes. It has a light citrus scent. The texture of the treatment isn’t thick by any means and I think that is the one downfall since it directs you to apply it on dry hair, however it still makes my hair super soft and shiny.
  10. Kate Somerville Mask // This Wrinkle Warrior plumping mask is everything. It goes on with a gel like, cool texture and it’s hot pink. What’s not to love? The only drawback I have for this mask is the scent. Honestly, it smells like bar soap, which if you like that scent, you’re golden, however I was hoping for something more….. girly maybe? Other than that I only have raves about this product. Last thing, I scored this at TJ for like $15.. so if you can hold off until you can find a solid deal, I would.


I have used these products many, many times and love them now more than the first. I would never recommend anything I haven’t tried and love myself. Also always remember, when it comes to skincare and hair product recs to use your best judgement. You know what kind of skin you have and what will break you out/ wont work best for you. These are just products I love and that work really well for me! I hope you find some goodies for either yourself or your BFF!



Sherpa Puffer Outfit Idea


( Jacket: Vici (similar) / Jeans: American Eagle /  Shirt: TJ maxx find (similar) / Shoes: Vans / Crossbody: Tory Burch (similar)

This outfit is so versatile and great for cooler weather. I have had all of the pieces for at least a year now and LOVE them. I linked similar items since most either are out of season or out of stock.

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(Jacket: Vici (similar) /  Jeans: Abercrombie / Booties: Lucky Brand (similar) / Backpack: Target )

This outfit is everything!! The jeans feel like leggings they are so comfortable. The jacket is so cozy it helps you survive a chilly Seattle night out. The boots I’m wearing are from about 3 seasons ago but I linked equally as cute ones with the same vibe. Love this outfit for everyday style and nights out in the city!

(Also because I know I will get questions this is the styling tool I used for my hair.)



Leavenworth Travel Guide

Hey babes! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it) and if not, a happy weekend! This past Thursday was my birthday and to celebrate Lu took me on a mini vacation to Leavenworth, WA.

I’m finding Leavenworth isn’t commonly heard about unless you live in the state, so I’ll give you a little overview. It is a quaint little town past Stevens Pass (beautiful mountain pass) that is themed in all things Bavarian. All the buildings and hotels were old time german as was the food themes and drinks. Now it may not sound like your cup of tea if you don’t like “german themed foods” however there is something for everyone.

As you enter town there is the cutest welcome sign and past it you begin to see all of the german styled buildings.


Now I would love to take the credit for all of the amazing food choices but Lu planned and researched the WHOLE trip and took us to some of the best places you can go to.

First up, Stein Leavenworth. We had just gotten in after a three hour drive and were ready for some good food and good drinks. We shared a pretzel with beer cheese (yes its as good as it sounds) and paired it with two IPA’s (very WA, I know). One of the best ways to start the trip.


Next up, (and before you judge or think to hard about it, yes we ate ALOT) we stopped at a place called Sulla Vita. It was primarily italian styled food like delicious wood fire pizza (what we had and couldn’t get enough of) and they had pastas and really good wine. The establishment was beautiful and there is heated outdoor seating for the wintertime. The pizza we got was called the Carne. Highly recommend this place.


Alright if you’re a fan of Brat Wurst and you’re a fan of spicy foods, I can’t recommend this brat we had enough. It was at this place called Rhein Haus. They have apparently a few locations in WA but I can’t guarantee they offer the same items on their menus. BUT we started out our meal with a Haus Pretzel with beer fondue (I know), and paired it with their drink called the Raspy Mule. (A raspberry moscow mule, delish). That wasn’t even the main course for this one. Next we ordered a Habanero Cheddarwurst. Yes it was spicy and yes it was very delicious. It comes with the Wurst, Kraut, and a side of fries with curry ketchup. YUM.


Between all of these delicious places we also got some amazing drinks. If you find yourself in Leavenworth not sure where to go to drink here are a few we went to and loved.

If you love ciders we HIGHLY recommend Bushel & Bee. They have delicious ciders, so many options and a great vibe. It’s a cozy, home like place where you can chill and drink or even play some board games. Another great cider place is Leavenworth Cider. They also have a huge selection as well as HUGE pretzels. Its a large open space full of light, laughter, and games. It’s great.

Another good one is Bavarian Bistro and Bar. Their pretzel and cheese wasn’t my favorite at this location, however I did order a mushroom gravy pasta that was delicious and my marg was SO good. (didn’t get a pic, it’s a darker place at night)

Our next favorite place was breakfast. Louie’s Cafe was one of the best breakfast spots we could have chosen. It’s small and quaint and everyone in town recommended it. I ordered the french toast with scrambled eggs and bacon (as pictured). Lu ordered the Denver Omelet with hashbrowns. He said it was good just needed some cheese (lol).


(T-shirt is from Aslan Brewing Co / Beanie is from Amazon)

If you can make it during the winter (it can be rough through the pass) I recommend it. It was my first time going however the cold air and the Christmas decorations made it that much better. The huge Christmas tree was lit as well as all the streets.

Down the main street there are a ton of cute little shops and other restaurants to check out. We loved checking out the Cheesemonger, it’s a basement shop that has samples of cheese and sauces for purchase.

We also really liked the Oil and Vinegar Cellar, we bought some salts and oils from there for dinners at home. Overall, Leavenworth is a must see town, especially if you already live in WA or plan to visit nearby. the food and drink selections are out of this country (lol see what I did there?). The people are so friendly and the town is just as cute as can be.