Tuesday, August 30, 2016

i ♥ tobi.

don't let the hot weather fool you, folks!
 summer is practically over, and fall is in full swing-
if you live in the retail world like i do, you would know that
 winter is well on it's way! (yikes!) 

what a better way to beat the heat, then to completely skip to the next season-
which is what i am doing in these photos, with the help of a few *new* pieces
from the online boutique, tobi. 

did you know that new customers can get 50% off their first order??!!

 this tobi love bandit draped jacket is the perfect outerwear piece for this transitional period
between summer and fall. i needed a new olive jacket in my life and love this departure
from the typical cargo jacket. i can imagine pairing this over everything from a black dress, 
to a plaid shirt, to a t-shirt and jeans, like i am wearing today!

the free spirit fringe maxi skirt is a great way to keep the bohemian summer vibes alive--
even in the fall. i trimmed it down myself because it was way too long on me, but i love 
that the stretchy knit was forgiving enough for me to tailor it to my own height!
the tightness of this skirt requires a flowier top, but i also love the unexpected look 
of a tie-front chambray shirt paired with it. this skirt is meant for twirling!

the lock it down moto vest is another amazing layering piece for that
transitional phase between seasons when it's too warm to wear a full coat
and too chilly to wear nothing. it's very oversized, which makes it fun to pair
with thin lace dresses, like the one i am wearing, but i can also imagine it would be
 awesome with a faux leather skirt or jeans! stay tuned; i have a feeling this
vest will be on heavy rotation in the coming months :)

** this is a sponsored post provided by Tobi; all opinions are my own**

Friday, August 26, 2016

♥ just like the days, no two sunrises are ever the same.

i step out onto my front porch every morning around 5:45 to water my plants,
and i am always pleasantly surprised and utterly delighted by how dreamy the
sky looks. the cotton candy clouds. the hopeful glimmer of light through
the trees. the calm and peaceful neighborhood, still asleep.
such beauty, such majesty. no filter needed.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

♥ book review: the grey ghost: new york city photographs.

i was recently sent a copy of the grey ghost, featuring the haunting black and white
photography of dan winters.  with most of the shots taken between the years 1987 and 1990 
when winters moved to new york at age 25, this book is a celebration and exploration
of the city that never sleeps.

the mesmerizing cover is textured and brilliant in an art-deco style.
the inside pages, most of which include a photo on one side and a white page 
on the other, allow you to view the works without distraction. 

the photos capture both the every day hustle and bustle of the city
and the glimmer of beauty in stolen moments that only someone
with a trained eye and a quick reflex could catch.

this book is a wonderful reminder of how much beauty you may find
right outside your doorstep.