the past...

"making peace with my past was the first step; 
being grateful for it was the second."
lisa ling 

calypso st. barth arm heaven.

arm decor craziness makes me squeal 
like a kid who's eaten too many jelly beans.

i love these bracelets (and photos) from 

i may or may not have purchased a multitude today.
i like to call it "having plenty of options". 


coachella dreaming.

i've been torturing myself for the past 2 weeks 
browsing Coachella photos.

why was i not there? 

i love these shots via Refinery29 of a few of the 
from the 2 weekends of wonderfulness.

i will go next year. 
even if i have to sell all of my possessions...

 {snoop d-o-double-g}

love life.

{instagram} a few things i love.

just collaging away with my Instagram and Pinterest photos - 
the little display above is a few of my favorite things 
( yes, jack is one of my favorite things 
and jane eyre is mega blurry) 

below is my new city - and the look that is constantly glued to my face here. 

{diy} nail it.

i've only recently started painting my nails. 
 i still don't own my own nail file. 
this is something i get "a talking to" every single time 
i go home to Arkansas and see my grandmother.

since moving to nyc - 
i kind of have zero excuse to not keep my nails pretty.
bc manicures are the only cheap thing available in this city. 

sooo... it's obvious that i have NOT mastered 
painting my own nails - 
much less attempted these cool tricked out DIY looks.

but i wish i could. gives tutorials on stuff like this how to use scotch tape to get the first nail look shown (i repeat...scotch tape) 
and the last photo i posted looks amazing...but there's 
no way in hell i'd do the 9 million steps 
just to stain my nails the perfect "ombre". 

i really love these looks. 

maybe i'll try my first DIY project - and then i'll let one of my roommates write a "follow-up" blog post about how i somehow got stuck in all that scotch tape and ombre'd myself up to my elbows. 


and i say, it's alright.