October 15, 2015

Tell Me

Forget obstacles, forget patterns. Show me your vision of perfection in an imperfect world. Tell me what spot calls to you while tracing fingers and eyes on a spinning globe. Tell me what's necessary for your survival, what's personal, what's impossible, what's gigantic, what's beautiful, the time you had enough of everything not being enough, the last time you didn't just want satisfaction-you wanted to feel love. We'll travel down roads and watch quiet moon rises into navy black nights. We'll become the beat within the song...just tell me, show me...For these lives are swift, and every moment pulsing….
    -Victoria Erickson {edited slightly by me}

October 7, 2015


Jewelry c/o Lucky Star Jewels - Ring | Necklace; Top: c/o T. Madison ShopNico Boot: Madewell; Bag: Madewell; Hat: UO; Jeans: JCrew
Currently Loving:
Moon Jewelry.  I wear it every. single. day.
Hole-y Jeans.
Hats. Hats. Oh and HATS.
Shoes without heels.
High Ponies.
Tops with interesting cuts. Especially an open back.
Golden sunshine. Golden air.
Morning Rain.
Anything dark chocolate and sea salt.
Taking risks.
The song lyric...I forget where we were.
Creating More.
Writing More.
Expressing More.
Living MORE.

October 5, 2015

My Drug

There's something about gray sky, rainy days.
I'm stuck in my car.
And the world outside me is blurred from view.   
That song comes on.
LouderI demand.
As my fingers turn the volume up.
But even the loudest sound
can't satisfy me.
What the hell.
I close my eyes
and suddenly
l e t   g o
of the weight of the world.
Like the thunder's rumbled sound,
the rhythm takes over.
I can't tell where the song starts, 
and where I
The melody cuts through me.
Strumming my rib cage
like busy hands on the neck of a guitar.
It runs through my blood stream, 
vibrating my veins.
The discordant beat
sets the rhythm
to my discordant heart.
Pounding it heavy like a drum.
Setting off a sound wave that shakes my bones.  
The lyrics become my thoughts.
this is it, go to her 
I feel the staccato of his vibrato.
Living forever.
I can't feel anything else.
I can only escape.  
But the melody won't let me.
I wait for it to rest.
A lull in the notes.
The song to 

And for my fingers 
to stop pressing

(Song that inspired this post N/A)

August 19, 2015

My Happy Place

Madewell Oversized Boy Shirt | Victoria Secret Bikini (Similar Here) | JCrew Panama Hat | Rayban Shade
The beach will always be my happy place. I can remember seeing it for the first time when I was a little girl. Sandwiched in the middle of the backseat of a Volvo, I drove with my family from AZ to CA. The sprawls of scorching hot desert that stretched for miles and miles felt endless. My eyes lazily chased the scenery as it flew past the car window. After so many, "Are we there yet's?" and so many stop-and-rewinds on my Sony Walkman of Ty Herndon's "What Mattered Most", there was finally relief. The air had changed, and butterflies filled my belly.
We rolled the windows down. I could smell the ocean air. I could feel the salt on my skin. And I could see the most magical stretch of blue over the horizon. It was love at first sight.
After all this time, I can't help but return to this spot every year. To fill my soul just like it did that very first time at five years old. Like every requited love might feel - butterflies, relief, gravitational pulls and magic.

July 14, 2015

Black and White

JCrew Ikat Tulip Skirt; JCrew Camisole; JCrew Panama Hat; Madewell Mini Transport Bag; Joes Jeans Shoes
Lately, all I want to wear is black and white.  There's something effortless in the color palette.  It's timeless.  Minimal.  Sophisticated.  It's an attitude.  A coolness.  And no matter how dressed up or dressed down you are, it just always works.  My philosophy when it comes to style and design is, keep it simple darling.