Heading home from a double header wedding weekend. So exhausted, yet my heart is full. The rest of my Monday (aka my Saturday) is dedicated to long boarding, walking the dog, and a 90's dance party (what?!)

Here's my playlist for the day. Happy Monday, friends.

outfit details: dress, c/o Choies // necklace, thrifted

we were together.


We were together.
I forgot the rest.
- Walt Whitman

Lately I've had this quote on my mind. As a self proclaimed romanticist, this one pulled on the ole heart strings. But the more I've thought about this quote, the more I've realized that this idea can be a choice. Often it seems that when we think of memories past, we label them as a positive experience or a negative experience. Highlighting the good and ignoring the bad, and vice versa. And that's made me think, I want to live my life that way. Highlighting the good, the experience of it all, the learning, the growing, the love. Not in a naive way, acting as if life is all roses and sunshine. But to choose to remember the positive. 

To remind myself, whatever memory it may be, that we were together in it all. And forget the rest. 

p.s. This print is available as a free download here.

Knotted Crown Hair Tutorial


 This hair tutorial is similar to the braided crown we've all come to know and love, but with a twist; er, knot. Here's how it's done:

Supplies: hair pins (5-10 depending on the length/thickness of your locks.)

Part your hair down the middle. Take a section from the right side of the crown of your head.

Separate into two strands. Take these strands and tie in a knot, like the first step in tying your shoe.

Repeat this step over and over, creating a row of knots. When doing this, you'll want each strand to be smooth so you won't create frizz and break the ends of your hair. To make these strands smooth, slightly twist the strands as you continue to knot.

Once you've made knots to the end of the strand, wrap to the back of your head and pin in place.

Repeat steps 1-4 on the left side.

After you've wrapped and pinned both sides towards the back of your head, tuck the loose ends under the knots for a clean, more polished look. Add hair pins throughout, securing the knots from falling out throughout the day.

*try this*

Add wild flowers throughout the knots during the day for a care-free, bohemian look.

For a polished look, wrap the loose ends into a low bun. Great for an interview, business meeting, or date night.