Loving ships lately. Wouldn’t it be a great theme for a nursery, guest room, or den?

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Instant Addiction


Are you guys addicted to Instagram? I am! If you want, you can follow me @thesensesfive. Warning: there will be lots of pet pics. I can’t help it, they’re real cute.

imogene + willie


If I had a uniform this would be it. A white top and jeans. My go to for the past 20 years (before than my mom dressed me). Since jeans are a part of my everyday wear, I’m always on the hunt for the best. I think Imogene + Willie could be it. Classic cuts and made in the USA. Yes please.

photos: 1 & 2


Small Plates & Sweet Treats


Aran Goyoaga of the beautiful blog Cannelle et Vanille has finished her first book Small Plates & Sweet Treats (available Oct. 23). It looks amazing! Although I could be happy just looking at the photography, it will include 120 naturally gluten free recipes. In the past couple of years I noticed a gluten sensitivity, I work on restriction when I can, but haven’t made major efforts to change . Aran’s recipes aren’t any more complex than their gluten packed counterpart and everything looks delicious. Like these mini bundts, yes please. I’m excited fill the house with the smell of baked goods and indulge without worry!

All Buttoned Up


I’m always drawn to pictures of girls with their shirts buttoned all the way up, so chic and preppy. This coming from someone who wears her shirts half buttoned… seriously, I go low. Something about a fully buttoned shirt looks strange, I blame the big hair and bangs. Maybe it would work with a bun or a sheer fabric, like this or this. I’m not gonna give up. Do you rock the fully buttoned shirt?

photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4



Confession: Right before my senior year of highschool I cut all of my hair off, exactly like and partially because she did. And I haven’t gone much shorter than my shoulders since. Although I do love long hair, I can’t help but obsess over short haircuts. They always look so chic, feminine and just plain sexy. I think in part because you have to be confident to cut your hair short, and there isn’t much sexier than a woman oozing with confidence. Have you had short hair? Would you go short?

dream haircut: Karla’s Closet

Beautiful Maternity


Are you dying? This is seriously the most wonderful maternity shoot ever. Of course I just melt when a big lovey pooch is involved. And it doesn’t hurt that mama Emily Newman, founder and editor of Once Wed, is gorgeous.  I have to admit, I’m usually not a fan of maternity shoots. They can go so wrong so easily. But THIS, this is PERFECT! See more here.

Photography: Rylee Hitchner Photography
Styling: Joy Thigpen
Hair & Makeup: Joanna Ballentine

Yasmin Sewell Wedding


You may not know Yasmin Sewell… but you know her. She is a constantly gracing the posts of the fancy photographers and has my dream job. And as if being a style icon isn’t enough, she also seems like one of the most down to earth chill girls in the word. So of course her wedding was super dreamy and her dress was f*ing amazing.

photos: Harper’s Bazaar



Since Bub started his job we’ve been getting up pretty early in the morning. There is something really nice about getting the day started before most. The streets are clear and quiet, the air is crisp, and my email isn’t filling up at a frightening pace. I can already feel myself turning into one of those annoying morning people… are you a morning person?

Goodbye Maurice Sendak


I loved that grumpy old man as much as his I loved his books. One of the funniest interviews of all time, Maurice Sendak and Stephen Colbert.

photo: Maurice and his dog Herman - Joyce Dopkeen/The New York Times

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