currently loving


What kind of employee would I be if I didn't mention at least one piece from Anthropologie that I'm currently swooning over? Well, dear friends, if you know me you know that picking just one is close to impossible (kind of like the funny notion that I could ever survive without cheese as a major component of my diet. Not happening.) So, I give you a round-up of my SIX current favorite frocks, along with a special pair of shoes that are very dear to my heart and need to live on my feet right And to prove that I'm not completely nutso dress-obsessed, I threw in a few more sparkly, colorful, and happy treats!

Andalusian Horse Dress        

June, July, August Dress

Ole Dress

            Pittore Dress

 Fukuoka Dress

 Seaside Fields Dress

 Tap & Slither Flats

A ship chandelier in designer Nanette Lepore's home. So bananas but SO awesome!

I really, really love this hair color but am still on the fence about how it would look on me (my hair rarely sees days when it's as straight as Ms. Alba's) I may just go for it and if I hate it, I can always change it. Or shave it all off. 

Gaga Dollars by Craig Gleason: GENIUS and a little spooky that you can't tell it's George Washington under there. 

  Western prints in neon colors make me a little giddy, and also make me imagine what old Westerns would look like with Indians wearing hot pink headdresses fighting cowboys on day-glo orange horses. R-A-D. 

A wedding dress made of CAKE! This reminds me of the grown-up, life-sized version of those Barbie cakes every 7 year-old had at their birthday parties, but infinitely more awesome. 

 Get in my life, chair. 

Hope everyone has a fantastic week! xoxo



“other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” -anthony brandt

spoiled rotten


Reasons why my life really is Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows:
1. My Master's thesis was approved by Tulane and I officially graduated TODAY!
2. I found out that I am not, as I previously thought, one of six full-timers at Anthro...but the one and only full-time employee (aside from managers, obviously). I am completely blown away by this incredible compliment and the amount of faith the company seems to have in me to give me such a wonderful opportunity! I am loving every second of it and learning so much.
3. My entire family just visited New Orleans to send Chandler off on her year-long missions trip, and I couldn't have asked for a better time. My parents rented an amazing house in Mid-City and we spent the weekend catching up, swimming, lounging, and laughing until we couldn't breathe. It was so wonderful to be with everyone, and I can't wait until the next time we're all together again (at the wedding!)
4. I FOUND MY WEDDING DRESS!!!! Obviously can't go into details since C is a regular reader of this blog, but it is heavenly. I never thought I could be so infatuated with a dress...but, I just can't help it! And we found the PERFECT bridesmaids dresses at the boutique, so the deal was even sweeter! True story: I had drawn a picture of what I wanted a few weeks ago, thinking I would get them made...and these are literally the carbon copy of that picture, down to the fabric and small details, and they're not going to cost an arm and a leg. I thought I was dreaming! Such an incredible day.

Life is sweet...go out and enjoy it!


love grows


picture this


After an intense week of setting up a brand new 2-floor Anthopologie, on my feet for 9 hours a day, hauling and lifting boxes, sanding, steaming, and folding for 5 days at a time....this is what I've become:

It will all be worth it in the end when the store really is one of the most beautiful spaces I've ever laid eyes on! Happy Monday! xoxo

down home girl


I love OCMS and love this song. I recently re-discovered this little gem and every time I listen to it, I can't help but smile at the simple, but witty lyrics. I'd say the world could use a few more down home girls, don't you?

Well I swear your perfume, baby, is made out of turnip greens
Every time I kiss you girl, it tastes like pork and beans

Even though you're wearing those uptown high heels
I can tell from your giant step you've been walking through the cotton fields

Ohhhhhh you're so down home girl

Every time you monkey, child, it takes my breath away
Well, every time you move like that, girl, I got to get down and pray
Girl, you know that dress you're wearin' made out of fiber glass
Every time you move like that, girl, I got to go to Sunday mass

Ohhhhhh you're so down home girl

I'm going to take you to the muddy river and push you in
So I can watch the water roll on down your velvet skin
I'm gonna take you down to New Orleans, down in Dixie land
So I can watch you do the second line with an umbrella in your hand

Ohhhhhh you're so down home girl

on life: notable, quotable, and just plain beautiful


(all images and text via just be splendid)