A few years ago, I loved wearing just one statement piece to dress up my everyday outfits. Remember the big floral necklaces, colorful cocktail rings, and chunky bracelets? Well I've mostly abandoned those in favor of dainty, delicate, and wearable pieces that can be mixed and matched, layered, or just worn as part of your signature style. I've always enjoyed the idea of collecting unique jewelry that is so simple and understated that you don't even need to take it off at the end of the day. It almost becomes a part of you.

I used to get so caught up in trendy pieces, and it's still tempting at times. But for the first time ever, I'm really happy with my downsized jewelry collection and I'm more particular about buying anything new. My rule is this: If I can't wear it on a daily basis, I know it's not for me. That doesn't mean I won't wear something more colorful or bold, but it has to have some versatility.

Stella & Dot Covet initial necklace, C.Henry crescent necklace, Ring Crush rings

Aside from what you see here, other brands that I love for beautiful delicate jewelry:

Elizabeth Stone
Lush Jewelry
Teressa Lane
Local Eclectic for a one-stop shop

I currently have my heart set on these:

 What's your jewelry style? I hope you ladies had a great weekend!


I saw this sweater during a recent shopping trip and fell in love with the bows on the back. I didn't have time to try it on so I went with my usual medium petite and it is definitely a generous fit! I wish I would have gone down a size but after wearing it all weekend, I think it's evident that I'm keeping it. I decided to go casual glam with my favorite lived-in jeans and classic Chanel ballerinas. In all honesty, this was one of those weekends where I had no idea what to wear, and I always go back to simple pieces when that happens. Nate has been working crazy hours, so the last thing I want to do is fuss about getting ready during his days off. No time for that!

It's been a couple months since I last did this but here is what I'm currently...

1. Planning - A fun girl's day at Kendra Scott that my friend Gina is hosting. Two of my girlfriends are coming along and I can't wait to add a new KS piece to my collection. I'm thinking something in gold and turquoise?

2. Seeing - how I do in one of my copy editing classes. I'm working on my final exam this week, and then I'll have to wait to find out my final grade. No pressure.

3. Making - new recipes from Trader Joe's. I've gotten ideas from their website. Honestly, the easiest way to switch things up is to add new seasonings. The chile lime seasoning is a recent discovery and it's SO good on my morning eggs!

4. Pretending - I have it more together than I really do. Fake it til you make it!

5. Wearing - a standard uniform that includes my sezane bag, cozy pullover sweaters, and flats (see above). However, I have a few Spring things in mind and I can't wait to share with you what I've been eyeing. I plan on doing a Spring capsule post soon.

Linking up with Anne, Gina, and Amy Ann

What are you up to lately? Tell me everything 😉


I've been visiting Palm Springs since I was a kid. My grandpa lived there with his partner until he passed away a few years ago, so my parents took me as often as they could.

I loved driving by the giant white windmills along the way; it meant that the mirage in the desert was real, and that we were getting closer. We'd spend the day swimming, lounging by the pool, and grabbing lunch somewhere in town. Palm Springs was a part of my childhood.

Now as an adult, I can go as often as I please but I rarely do! I think for the longest time I associated it with my grandfather so it was difficult to make the trip without missing him. I feel like the area has seen an insurgence of younger people, cultural events, and plenty of luxury resorts that has given Palm Springs new life.

Here are some highlights from our day over the weekend -  you may want to look into these if you ever find yourself in old Hollywood's home away from home.

{This private residence in Palm Springs is simply known as "the pink door." Perfect photo op for Instagram, but I felt very sheepish taking a photo of somebody's home. They even include it in tours!}

Parker Palm Springs

This is probably the hottest spot in town! The Parker feels like luxury. Built in 1959 but more recently renovated by Jonathan Adler, every corner has something interesting to see. Definitely go to their speakeasy-style bar called Counter Reformation. Nate and I loved the romantic vibe.

The Saguaro

I first heard of the Saguaro when my best friend stayed there last year and she sent me photos of all the colorful decor and buildings. This place is crazy bright! The energy of this resort, especially the pool area, is fun and youthful. It would be perfect for a girls' weekend or birthday. 

{ I wore this palm print sweatshirt. Appropriate, no?}

The Strip

The main area of the town is where you want to be. Lots of shops, bars, restaurants, and people watching. Plus, there's no lack of old Hollywood charm! You see it everywhere from the painted murals on random walls, to the walk of fame stars beneath your feet.

Other spots to see that we didn't get to, but you should:

Aerial Tram 

Cabazon outlets

Palm Springs Art Museum

Have you ever been to Palm Springs? I'd love to go for a long holiday weekend!


I don't know where this gorgeous color has been all my life, but I'm completely addicted to it at the moment. Ginger, rust, mauve, cinnamon...regardless of what you call it, this shade's my favorite for Spring.

Nate and I had a low-key Valentine's Day at an Italian restaurant in town and I wanted to be more casual than in years past. I've done the whole dress-up thing countless times, and although I enjoy wearing traditional pink and red for V-Day, this year I wanted to take advantage of cooler weather and just wear something cozy. It's funny how different men are than women. Nate actually prefers this look over a fancy dress. It's also less fussy, except I did manage to roll my ankle on the way out of the restaurant! My heel got stuck in a crack in the cement, and down I went. I guess the vodka martini didn't help the cause either. Luckily we still had a great time and I hope you ladies did too!