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Personal Notes STYLE

My Classic Fall Look + Thoughts on Living in the Moment (and a Giveaway!)

Classic Fall Outfit with Plaid and J. Crew Puffer Vest and JORD Wooden Watch |

Good morning, friends! Guess what?! It is officially fall here in Boulder and I couldn’t be more excited! So today I thought it would be more than fitting to share a classically fall outfit with you, including a special giveaway with one of my absolute favorite fall accessories! Read on to find out more! If you’ve been following along with my most recent style posts (namely, here and here) you know I’m a huge fan of plaid and flannel, especially in…

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How To Wear A Gingham Dress This Fall

How to Wear a Gingham Dress in Fall |

Happy Monday, friends! Gingham has been very popular this summer! From flowy tops to classic button ups and chic linen pants to sleek swimming suits (and everything in between), it’s evident that gingham is here to stay. So today I’m excited to show you how to wear your gingham pieces right into fall. My go-to gingham piece definitely has to be the classic button up (last seen here). In the summertime, you can wear it with the sleeves rolled up and a…

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Fall Camping Uniform

What to Wear Camping |

After two weekends of camping in Colorado, I’m starting to get the hang of what to bring with me for camping and exploring. So today I wanted to share with you my go-to uniform of sorts that makes getting ready for weekend camping getaways a breeze. First and foremost, camping in Colorado in the fall can get pretty cold (read: frigid) in the evenings. (I haven’t yet forgotten about getting snowed on last time.) But if you get to your…

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Colorado Local LIFE TRAVEL Weekend Recap

Camping in North Crestone

Colorado Camping in North Crestone Campground |

This past weekend, Allen and I went on our second camping adventure of the season. We had so much fun that I thought I would share a few of our favorite moments with you here! For this camping adventure of ours, we decided to travel to the North Crestone campground. The weekend prior, Allen and his friend had tried to camp there but didn’t have any luck finding a spot. It’s an unreserved campground, meaning it’s first come first served. So…

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Blogging STYLE

One Year Blogiversary + 10 Lessons in Blogging

One Year Blogiversary + 10 Lessons in Blogging |

Well friends, can you believe it?! It’s officially been one year since I started blogging. Woah! Has it flown by as quickly for you as it has for me? When I decided to move to Colorado from Texas last year, I set out on uncharted territory. And this sentiment was echoed when I started my blog. In moving and in blogging, I challenged myself with making new friends, finding new adventures, and pushing myself in ways I hadn’t thought possible. And while…

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The Boulder Farmers Market + My 4 Favorite Veggies with Recipes

Boulder County Farmers Market in Colorado |

These are the days, friends. Farmers market days! Since moving to Colorado, I’ve slowly been adapting to the Boulder lifestyle and I have to admit…I’m not mad about it! One of my favorite new routines is to go to the Boulder farmers market early on Saturday mornings, and to stock up on all my fresh fruits and veggies for the week. Since talking about going plant-based this summer, it’s been one of my goals to branch out and try new things, especially…

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Colorado Local LIFE Weekend Recap

Hiking Snowshoe Hare Trail in Golden Gate Canyon Park

Snowshoe Hare Trail in Golden Gate Canyon State Park |

After a casual Saturday spent on Pearl Street shopping and eating lots of yummy food, I was up for a new adventure on Sunday! My best friend Conor’s mom was visiting this past weekend, so they invited me to go on a nice, easy hike with them in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Golden Gate Canyon State Park is only a 40 minute drive from Boulder, making it the perfect (and beautiful!) getaway that is still relatively close (and quick) to…

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Colorado Local LIFE TRAVEL Weekend Recap

A Casual Saturday on Pearl Street

A Saturday on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado |

Hi, friends! Today I’m sharing with you how I spent a casual Saturday on Pearl Street in Boulder last weekend (read: lots of fun shopping and food!). Allen was gone camping and hiking all weekend long, so I was on my own for the most part. And while I’m definitely not a fan of having him away on the weekends (it’s one of the few times we have to spend together since we live an hour apart), it was a nice…

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Kate Spade Inspired Floral Skirt + Contrast Panel Blouse

Kate Spade Inspired Floral Skirt and Contrast Scalloped Blouse |

Happy Monday, friends! Today I’m sharing another working wear look that takes inspiration from one of my favorite designers–Kate Spade. I’ve always loved the sweet prints and feminine details of Kate Spade pieces. The company just has a way of making classic pieces feel updated and sophisticated for women. But after Kate Spade Saturday closed (a more affordable option), there just weren’t as many opportunities for me as a graduate student to afford their more expensive price tags. So instead, I looked for…

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Colorado Local LIFE SERIES TRAVEL Weekend Recap

Taking the Scenic Route to Aspen

Taking the Scenic Route to Aspen, Colorado in the Fall, Weekend Road Trip |

After a cold night camping in Lost Creek Wilderness (see the full post here), we woke up to snow-covered trees and a picturesque mountain scape in the morning. We were actually just planning to camp one night, but after having so much fun out in the mountains (and away from the stressors of our everyday lives), Allen and I decided it would be fun to drive the scenic route to Aspen instead of going straight back to Boulder. Fun fact: Shortly…

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