A friend of mine once shared her secret rule for looking put together with me. She had to follow this rule while working at Nordstrom, so it's not really a secret, but I'm going to share it with you anyways! Always wear three pieces of clothing - it's "the rule of three." An outfit with two items is easy to do. Jeans and a tee shirt? Boring. Finding a third piece to layer on is what takes things to the next level. Jeans, a tee shirt, and a vest? Now we're looking good! 

I'm getting my spring layering on with this vest from She In. It gives my jeans and shirt a little extra zhuzh. Not to mention the white color and longer length are giving off some faint doctor vibes, which make me feel really smart. Oh, the power of layering - haha!  



Swimsuit #2: Acacia lumahai top in foam // Mara Hoffman bottoms (similar)
Swimsuit #3: One Teaspoon eagles shadow bikini top // Acacia bottoms (similar) // For Love and Lemons skirt 

I remember four or five years ago, back when I just started having some disposable income, I took my first "adult" vacation to Maui. Meaning, my parents didn't pay or book my travel, I did it all by myself because I'm a grown up - haha! Ever since then, I've tried to make it out to Maui every year. It is seriously the ideal relaxation destination! Now that I've been to Maui several times, I don't need to worry about exploring the island, hitting up local hot spots, or experiencing everything the island has to offer. This time around my trip itinerary was very simple. Each day went a little something like this: wake up as late as possible, eat, go to the beach, eat, take a nap, eat again. Which is why basically all of my photos were taken on the beach in a swimsuit. By the time I put on some real clothes, it was way past sun down. I don't need to be wearing clothing on vacation anyways!

Once my brain has fully joined me back in the real world, I'll share my favorite Maui spots!



ASOS off the shoulder wrap sweater // Aritzia lace skirt // Mackage rubie bag // Joes Jeans boots 

While walking home from work today, I caught a sound bite of this conversation between two old men. They were talking about the weather (typical old person convo) and how sunny it's been lately. One old man excitedly stated that it has begun. The coats are coming off, soon pants will get shorter and shorter, sleeves will get shorter and shorter. It's basically his favorite time of the year. What a bunch of pervs, am I right?! 

The pervy old man does have a point. Slowly but surely I'm starting to shed my layers and show a little skin. Starting with my shoulders and shins, how scandalous! Off the shoulder tops and midi skirts are the perfect transitional pieces to, as they say, "Buy now, wear now (and later)."   



 Banana Republic wide brimmed hat // Aritzia oceane dress // IRO booties // Aritzia mosaic blanket 

Wowza! It has been a seriously looong time since I've done any blogging. Excuse me if I'm a little rusty, like the color of my dress here, ha! I've just been stuck in a bit of a style rut these past few months. This always happens to me towards the end of winter, when I start to crave a warmer season and a new wardrobe. 

Amazingly, this weekend was sunny and slightly less cold. Giving me the motivation to put on a dress and heels. This sweater dress has been one of my favorite pieces to wear this winter as it's so comfortable. In fact, a few months ago I had a fashion event after work and decided to wear this dress with sneakers while I was at the office and then changed into some cute heels for the event. It doesn't get any easier! 



The Reformation rigley dress // Dolce Vita lace top // Call It Spring aseridda boots (gifted) // Zara scarf

It's kind of ridiculous that these are my first pair of over the knee boots, right? The trend has been around for a few seasons and each fall I tell myself I should get a pair. Thanks to Call it Spring, I finally have some killer OTK boots! I'm wearing them here with an a-line dress and bell sleeve top, to really play up the 70's vibes. Can you dig it? 



Ankit pineapple iPhone case (gifted) // a whole lot more of cute Ankit cases 

My iPhone has been naked, exposed, and vulnerable for far too long. I don't know why I decided to take the case off it one day. I guess I was just bored with the look - you know how it goes. Thanks to Ankit, a design house that makes your tech/home/life cuter, my phone is looking fresh and fancy! The pineapple print on my new phone case is so freaking cute! I'm kind of obsessed with pineapples right now, like the rest of the world. If (when) I feel like switching out to a new case I know exactly where to go to get my next one!   



One Teaspoon 2020 skirt // Aritzia racerback tank top // Auxilary saddle bag // Free People wide brimmed hat // Dolce Vita sandals  

I'm currently recovering from a long weekend in Vancouver, a group of us went for my sister's bachelorette party. How I'm even forming semi coherent sentences right now is a mystery to me. So I'm going to have to keep this short! Here are a few photos of this kick ass One Teaspoon skirt that is practically ripped to shreds.