Happy Monday pretty Blog Friends! This weekend Jordan flew from Seattle to visit me in Napa Valley. It’s sort of pathetic but my (week long) trip to Napa Valley has been the longest we’ve gone without seeing each other since we started dating. We spent the entirety of the weekend relaxing and eating. Napa Valley has so many delicious restaurants and I swear I ate myself into a food coma every day.
I highly suggest an oversized playsuit set for brunching hard. I think this outfit says “I’m trying to look cute & pulled together” while still allowing you to eat all of your eggs benedict and go in for a mini doughnut.
Since I haven’t introduced myself around here for awhile I thought it would be fun to share a bit about myself with those of you who may not know me. I’m keeping it quick & simple with a Cosmopolitan style quiz.
Nickname: I don’t have any real nicknames but I did tell my class they could call me “Rainbow Sunshine” on the first day of Kindergarden. I still stand by that!
I can’t get enough: Haagen Dazs chocolate & salted caramel ice cream bars, coffee (EVER!), puppy kisses & Gossip Girl (it’s my go-to Netflix binge).
Piece of Advice I’ve never forgotten: You can’t ever let another person define you; you have to define yourself.
Biggest Pet Peeve: People who just sign their name in a card…
Signature Hairstyle: Loose waves and a braid pulled back in the front.
Signature Cocktail: I basically only like straight champagne or mimosas, otherwise drinking is fairly unappealing to me lately.
Favorite Beauty Product: Stila Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Favorite Skin Product: I love anything Kate Somerville, but the daily Nourishing Lotion has to be my favorite.
Celebrity Style Icon: Taylor Swift & Brigitte Bardot
Trend I don’t Love: Maxi Dresses (though I have tried them in the past) & Athleisure trend (I can’t stand wedge sneakers, ew).
Dream Job: Writer for a women’s magazine like Cosmo or Glamour. I would love to be paid to talk to women about everything from boys to beauty to real world issues on a daily basis.
My Views on Love: Have changed drastically over time. I’ve gone from hopeless romantic, to icy cold cynic to ordinary human who only wants love if it means spending every day with my best friend.
My Go-to Power song: “We Are Never Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift of course
I’m addicted to buying: Coffee Table books and cute stationary!
My favorite trait about myself: I love that I’m introspective, even if it makes me too indecisive sometimes. I like that I look for the meaning behind every choice, thought or action.
My best Confidence Advice: Spend more time caring for yourself whether that means taking a hot bath or going for a jog. Spend time with people who make you feel like more of who you are and avoid those who erode your character. Write down who you want to be and work every day to become her. Surrounding yourself love and inspiration is bound to make you more confident. Squats and great shoes also help!
Happy Monday pretty peaches! Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your day to get to know me a little better. I’ve had such a lazy start to the morning, it’s past 10:00am and I’m still feeling groggy. Today I’m hoping to get a lot of work done, up the word count of my NaNoWriMo piece and get started on the ParsonsXTeenVogue Fashion Essentials course I just signed up for. What are your goals for the day? For the week? Please share a few facts about you, I love getting to know each other better!