Inspiration As Of Late

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Maybe it’s because of the weather or maybe it’s just me, but I feel like I’ve been in a little bit of a funk lately. It may seem a little counter-productive to spend even more time scrolling through gorgeous Pinterest photos when you are feeling down, but it’s been helping me feel inspired and giving a spark to the creative energy I have been lacking. I thought I’d share some of my favorite pins as of late and what’s currently inspiring me. What’s inspiring you right now?

One: My obsession for straw/woven bags (and hats) has hit an all time high. Looking forward to styling different ways this spring & summer | via Refinery 29

Two: These lavender earl gray blackberry ice cream floats look as delicious as they are pretty | via Snixy Kitchen

Three: Future styling ideas for my growing collection of coffee table books | via The Neotrad

Four: So important now more than ever.

Five: I went through a large earring phase years ago but I’m really digging them again. I want to find some really cool vintage ones.

Six: Loving these splatter ceramics right now | via My Dubio

Seven: This styling has me dreaming of summer living at the beach | via Ashley Brooke Design

Eight: Loving The Salty Blonde‘s laid back beach style as well as this retro look with cat eye sunglasses and a silk scarf tied around her messy bun.

Nine: I used to loathe brussels sprouts but have been loving them lately. This roasted brussels sprout recipe looks amazing | via Heartbeet Kitchen

Ten: There are so many places I want to visit but for the foreseeable future I’ll be swooning over the gorgeous pictures on my travel board | via National Geographic

Eleven: Another way to style my scarves.

Twelve: Love how the mirrors transform this stairway and make it so bright and charming | via Clementine Daily

Thirteen: My favorite kind of beauty look right now.

Fourteen: My new ideal date night scenario — plus wine of course.

abby-lately: holidays 2016 & welcoming in 2017

laguna beach sunset

Happy 2017!

I’m coming out of a super busy and eventful stretch so I thought I’d finally check in here. Between the usual Christmas and New Years activities, Chris and I had visits from his side of the family, his sister’s wedding and a visit from my parents. Christmas was great, the wedding (despite the pesky weather) was absolutely beautiful and showing everyone our home/life in Laguna was so much fun – but I have to admit, I’m a little exhausted – I am 30 after all. I’ve been having a good time today looking through some photos from the past few weeks so I thought I’d share a few!

Hope your year is off to a great start!

Christmas Eve

California Christmas

Christmas in Cardiff by the Sea

Christmas Eve

Cardiff by the sea sunset

Cheers to 2017

california christmas

I bet $20 that Chris wouldn’t go surfing on Christmas day. I lost, but it was worth it!

My “Christmas Wish” from last year that my parents texted me. My wish came true!



Last In n Out of 2016 ^

Ojai when it wasn’t raining!


The most gorgeous post-rain post-ceremony sunset & sparkler send off!

Back in Laguna Beach to show my parents around. Lots of walking was done and drinks consumed!