Inspired by Clouds



For fun, I thought I would try a writing exercise on here where I come up with personality types for different kinds of things. And what kinds of things, you ask? I was thinking different kinds of clouds.

If I had assign types of people that match different kinds of clouds, this is what I’d say.


Stratus- Will fight for you no matter what. They gain strength by knowing they are natural warriors. Most likely to endure and survive life’s biggest hardships. 


Cumulus- Particular about doing things a certain way. Has to stop and look at everything because they are in love with the world around them. Wears their heart on their sleeve to an extent, but hides more suffering beneath the surface that others will never find. 


Cirrocumulus- A true romantic at heart, and isn’t afraid to be passionate. Doesn’t believe in caging themselves in with material items, and wants to be free more than anything else. Has the beauty and stature of a natural hunter. 


Altrostatus- Is full of pure love and feels it strongly every day. Never holds back when telling others how much they mean to them. Loves to create stories and tell them to anyone who will listen. 


I got the idea to use clouds when me and my friend were recently at a science museum and were playing around with an exhibit about different clouds. They all have such personalities, even though they are just particles of water.

Thank you for reading, I’ll be back soon.



The Quiet between Winter & Spring


Here are the things that I think about when I close my eyes and imagine myself embracing the new season of spring after a long winter. Floral dresses tossed on my fluffy duvet, along with fresh flowers that I’ve picked from a walk outside. Wearing lace dresses and holding pink, beautiful roses in my hands. Opening a book for identifying wildflowers when I’ve found the most beautiful and peculiar bloom. Kneeling to admire the snowdrops that pop up from the otherwise barren forest floor. My dog’s tail wagging  at me while I pin up paintings of plants over my bookshelf, bright light pouring into my room.


I truly believe that embracing these quiet moments is essential for welcoming the new season. It seems like every year, I get too excited too quickly, and I peel off my winter layers and plunge straight forward into the upcoming warmth. But this year, I’ll do my best to ease into it. To notice the small changes, like the way the light lingers in the afternoons into the evenings before dinner. The lightness of fabrics that I can wear when the bitter cold isn’t all around me in the morning. Each day that draws closer to spring, I will keep my eyes open, acknowledging the happiness in this simplicity.

I’ll be back soon,


I Drifted Off for a Moment


On this day, I woke up to almost five inches of snow. I took a few pictures outside, but I was truly shocked at the change in weather. How did that come so quickly? The day warmed up though, and a lot of that snow melted. It was amazing to see the fresh, fluffy white melting and dripping off of the house. I had to bundle up to go outside, but inside, I was able to wear a thin, long-sleeved shirt. This plaid skirt is perfect for windy days when you need to keep warm.


Shirt: Gifted

Beret: Gifted

Skirt: Modcloth

Coat: Guess

Lately I have been incredibly inspired with my writing, and I’ve been making actual progress. This makes me so happy beyond belief. What I’ve noticed, though, is that thinking about my stories ends in me daydreaming and scribbling things into a notebook to save for later. I feel slightly part of this world, but also belonging to another one. I think this is good, for now, because I am allowing myself to be as creative as I can with what I write. At least I am getting some words onto the page.

Here is a quote that reminds me of how I feel:

“In a place far away from anyone or anywhere, I drifted off for a moment.”

-Haruki Murakami

A Vintage Explorer Lookbook


Hat: Forever 21


Sweater: TJMaxx

Skirt: H&M

Hair Ribbon: Forever 21


Pants: Primark

Boots: Bonton


Sweater: StitchFix

Jeans: Target


Inspired by my favorite adventurers/naturalists: John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, Beatrix Potter, Alexander Von Humbolt, etc. I wish I could dress like this all the time and travel around the world to see the most beautiful national parks.

Here is one of my favorite exploring quotes by my favorite travel writer, Bill Bryson:


“I can’t think of anything that excites a greater

sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country

where you are ignorant of almost everything.

Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t

read anything. You have only the most rudimentary

sense of how things work. You can’t even reliably

cross the street without endangering your life. Your

whole existence becomes a series of interesting





Winter Makeup


Hello Everyone,

I have been wearing a glittery eye lately with a berry lip for winter, and I thought I would recreate that look for a blogpost. Spring will be approaching quickly, and that will mean a much more subdued and dewy look, so this is my last chance to showcase a winter one!

Winter makeup is usually a bit heavier with glitter and liner and pops of color on the lips. While I’ve been wearing red a light, I’ve been reaching for deep berry tones lately, which are a fun twist on the classic red for winter. I’ve also been layering many different glitter and shimmer eyeshadows to give a glowing effect around my eyes, especially the inner corners. This goes pretty well with most of the outfits I wear, and since a lot of it is shimmery, it blends easily. Even my lip color was applied with lip balm first, and I blended it with my finger to soften the appearance.


Before I get into it, I want to give a big shoutout to my Anastasia Contour Kit. I use this literally every single day. It warms up my face easily and is super easy to layer colors if you haven’t applied enough. The lighter colors are perfect for setting my face and adding a slight highlight. I actually started my makeup off today by using a light BB cream and concealer, and then set it with the top right power in this palette. The colors I used today in the palette are the two far right ones.

After that, I used the bronzer on the right to fill in my eyebrows with a MAC 266 brush.


From my Banila palette, I used a sparkly pink color which was barely pigments, it was mostly glitter. I used my finger to put this into my inner corner. I find this captures the light beautifully and really shows off the glowing effect.

After that, I used my Lorac Pro palette with the color Champagne which is less glittery and more of a cream shimmer shadow. I put that in my corner too, but blended it further into the middle of my lid and underneath my eye, close to the inner corners. After, I used the gold chunky glitter from my Banila palette and put that all over the rest of my lid and blended it to make it even.


There is a buttery, shimmery brown in the Banila palette that I lightly put on my pinky finger and concentrated under my eyes towards the outsides. This gave a bit more definition so the look was a little bit darker.

I used my Rimmel London liquid eyeliner in black to make wings (and I shockingly did it evenly!) I then used Maybelline’s Falsies mascara only on my top lashes to make them as big as they could be.


I went in with the same bronzer from the Anastasia Contour Kit and concentrated that under my cheekbones. Bronzers really does make all the difference in the world, it sculpts your face and warms up the edges!

I used a Revlon cream blush stick in the color Berry Kiss and blended it in with my fingertips. After that, I used a cream highlighter and focused it on the tops of my cheekbones, but I also dabbed some on the very tip of my nose.


My lip color is actually a gloss by Hikari in the color “Merlot” and I focused it on the centers of my lips and then blended it out with my fingertip. The effect is nice and soft, and you don’t have to worry about it moving around or being ruined because the formula is so light!


Let me know what your favorite winter makeup has been this season, and I can’t wait to see how things will change once the weather warms up!

To see what else I’m up to, check out my Instagram and Tumblr! 🙂


Nothing Good Gets Away


This past weekend, in the bitter cold, I spent a wonderful weekend with my dear friend in her cozy cabin home. The wood fire stove kept us nice and warm while we had many days of soup-eating and visiting with family and friends.

When you haven’t seen a friend for a long time, it is so lovely to reconnect again and spend time with each other making new memories and remembering past ones. Many times, we laughed our hearts out and talked late into the night. Other times, we watched our favorite shows and ate ice cream until we were full and content.


I’d love to hear your experiences from a happy weekend with friends. This one is one I will remember forever, a nice and warm time that was full of happiness. It certainly made my winter slump much better, as I feel refreshed and much more myself again.

It reminds me of a quote by John Steinbeck:

“If it is right, it happens–The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away”



Melodies In Our Voices


The time after the holidays is always strange, as there was just so much chaos and commotion, and then there is stillness. Of course, many people are now bustling, because once the new year arrives there is a push to do better, to do more, to be your best. But I haven’t felt that bestowed upon me this year.

We have had record cold temperatures this past week, and the chill has still not left my bones, even when I am as I am right now, which is curled up in my bed with many blankets as I watch the blizzard outside my window. The lack of sun has taken a toll on me, and I find my inspiration completely lacking. Winter is usually my favorite time of year, but this bitter cold has taken not just my warmth but my usual buffer against the normal complications in life. I have a great amount of tolerance usually, but lately, I have only felt exhaustion.


I fear that the biggest problem with this is that I am unable to pull myself out of this slump, which I am falling into continuously every single day like I am slipping down a landslide. Even as much as I love the snow, I’m watching it harass the poor mail person who is bravely walking up our driveway to deliver to us as the wind batters them in the face, and I find that I’m thinking of the snow as the enemy. This is truly the first time I’ve felt like this, and I am constantly looking for a sunny spot on a couch to lay on like a lazy kitten, even if the spot will only remain warm for a little while. I try to write, but there is nothing inside of me. I have no appetite for reading either, even when I hear about a delicious plot in a book. I find that I pick up a novel and start reading, but it reads like a technical manual, and I am bored, and I place it to the side with a sigh.


I am hoping others are feeling similarly, as this is certainly a winter blues situation. I want to be able to interact with people again and really hear them, to be inspired, to create something, and I hope those things will be coming to me soon.


Shirt – TJMaxx (Men’s section)

Sweater – Primark


I found this fragment of a thought, and it reminded me of how I’ve been feeling lately, more in a dream state than anything else:

“We didn’t listen to each other’s words.
We heard only the melodies in our voices.”

–Kurt Vonnegut, from Mother Night; “Romance…”



Songs for Winter Days


Blood Bank – Bon Iver

20 Years – The Civil Wars

For Emma – Bon Iver

Delicate – Damien Rice

Youth – Daughter

Brother Sparrow – Agnes Obel

I See Fire – Ed Sheeran

When We Were On Fire – James Bay

Dead Sea – The Lumineers 

Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons

Red Eye – Vance Joy

Big Black Car – Gregory Alan Isakov

bones – Lewis Watson

Angela – The Lumineers


Let me know if you like this playlist, since I’ve been compiling it for a little while! There are some new things I’ve been listening to that I’ve included. All of these make me feel so cozy, especially on the cold days we’ve been having lately. Putting this on with my headphones at night is so comforting, especially with all of my candles lit. I also play it in the car in the early morning when I’m driving to work and there’s still frost on my windows. I thought it would be nice to share!

To see what else I’m up to, you can check out my Instagram and Tumblr! 🙂


All I Want Is Slow Mornings


Hello Everyone,

I felt the impending winter air and decided I’d better get some photos out with the beautiful fallen leaves before we have snow. That’s right, snow. It seems that we’ve completely skipped Autumn weather this year and went straight to 30 degrees.

I’ve been wearing berets all over the place, but the classic black one is my favorite. I bought one at Primark, but then I found one that was given to me as a gift from Paris! It really gives a finishing touch to my fall-into-winter outfits.


After getting a second job, I’m finding that when I can have a slow morning, I take all the time I can get. This time of year is when things get bustling, and it’s wonderful to wake up slowly and enjoy a nice breakfast with coffee or hot chocolate before my day really gets started.


Jacket – Guess

Dress – Thrifted

Tights – Target

Boots – Bon Ton

Beret – Gifted

Scarf – Stolen from my mother 😉

Gloves – Target

I also just had my hair recolored and it is a much deeper and more vivid red. Everyone has been saying it matched the leaves outside! I’m delighted to have a photo that displays this. The forest this time of year is blazing and bright and giving us a beautiful display before winter.

If you want to see what else I’m up to, check out my Instagram & Tumblr! 🙂




Four Dreamy Movies To Watch This November




Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) – 

It’s been about a year since I discovered this gem of a movie, and I return to it for lush landscapes and a beautiful love story. The movie follows an independent woman who goes through multiple trials and errors in her life with work and men while remaining a faithful friend to a farmer, who is in love with her (of course). The movie received positive ratings and praised Carey Mulligan as the lead actress, which I agree with as she is one of my absolute favorites.


Suite Française (2014) – 

You are probably saying to yourself, hey, isn’t that the other guy from the first movie? Yes, it is, and in this movie he plays a German soldier who is stationed in the house that a young woman is living in. It takes place in France during World War II and deals with love and war, friendship and trust. You can imagine the rest.


Jane Eyre (2011) –

This is one of my favorite stories ever, and Jane is my favorite character yet to be written. There is a lot going on with this story, but what is constant throughout is the resilience that Jane carries with her as she moves from hardship to hardship. Taking place in the misty moors, it is so comfy to watch while you’re snuggled up on a cold, windy day. The scenery and romance will sweep you up, it manages to charm me every time. The story has a good ending, which is why it is a tried and true movie for when I’m feeling down.


Pride & Prejudice (2005) –

This is the most classic “dreamy” movie of them all, so it had to make the list. I watch this at all times of the year to be honest, day or night, and often at 3 am when I can’t sleep and it seems like the suitable thing to do. It’s my favorite “will they, won’t they” because I know the ending, and always find myself satisfied.


I hope this gave you just a little bit of inspiration if you’re looking for a good movie to snuggle up and watch before it becomes Christmas movie time. I am pacing myself watching these wonderful classics.

If you want to see what else I’m up to, you can check out my Instagram and Tumblr  🙂

Be back soon,