As a graduate of the University of Oregon,

I am a huge fan of the Ducks.

I never really liked sports, until I got to College.

And with Game Day finally here, I can’t help but wish I was going to be back in this place:


With these lovely ladies:




As the Ducks take on Nicholls State


Fridays Fancies #7

I’m linking up with {av} for Friday’s Fancies again.

AND today is my 23rd birthday!!

The theme this week is Back to School,

and while this is the first time I haven’t gone back to school in 20 years,

I pulled together a look I would kill to own.

[seriously though, I want a Barbour jacket like nobody’s business]



Barbour Beadnell Jacket


J.Crew Tippi Sweater


J.Crew Liberty Buttonup


J.Crew Toothpick Jeans


French Sole Flats

Banana Republic x Issa

I’m kind of obsessed with Kate Middleton.

Not in a creepy way, just in a I want to own all of her clothes way.

Banana Republic teamed up with Issa, a brand made very public by Kate.

Her famous engagement dress was made by Issa.



Here’s what I’m loving from the collection:


Purple Version of the engagement dress

[the blue is already sold out!]


This envelope clutch is adorable!


This animal print scarf is great! I love the color scheme!

The whole collection is great, I wouldn’t mind having it all magically appear in my closet…

It’s crazy, the collection only opened last week, and it’s already selling out of many products! Run to a store near you to pick up the collection!

Wedding Number 1

The wedding my family went to in Philadelphia was actually the second wedding we had been to this summer.

Another one of my cousins, same side of the family got married in a little town called Keizer in Oregon.

The weekend after my graduation, I met my parents up there for a weekend of family.


My uncle Joe and I


My family!


My sister, cousin and I

[my aunt calls our pose the Kappa Delta pose, as my sister and I are both Kappa Deltas, as is her daughter]


My family with the bride and groom!

[I look very awkwardly pigeon toed]


I love watches.

I just recently got this one for graduation:

Screen Shot 2013-07-19 at 7.22.00 PM

I love it! I can’t find it on the Kate Spade website, but it’s here on the Nordstrom website.

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 2.25.32 PM

I also REALLY like this bangle watch, however, my wrist is TINY, and it slips right off!

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 2.23.49 PM

This Michael Kors one is gorgeous also!

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 2.23.02 PM

This Michael Kors would be perfect for fall!

New York City

After my family went to Philadelphia, we hopped on a train and went to New York City!

The last time I had been in New York was the second grade, so I was VERY excited!

My mom’s friend who we were staying with lives just off Madison on the UES, so it was PRIME location.

My mom and I also went out to the Hamptons with her friend, which was AMAZING. I loved it!

Here’s a few photos of what we did!

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 2.00.12 PM

An artist at the Met | My parents and I in front of the Empire State Building

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 1.59.27 PM

The Brooklyn Bridge from the water in Dumbo | South Street Seaport

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 1.58.31 PM

My sister and I had an outing to Times Square at night!

We stopped at NBC Studios and Magnolia Bakery!

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 1.54.37 PM

My parents and my sister in front of Eataly! [go there, you’ll thank me]| My mom my sister and I in Central Park

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 1.46.29 PM

The Belvedere Palace in Central Park | The Met

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 1.45.41 PM

The Statue of Liberty | The Empire State Building

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 1.31.22 PM

My mom, sister and I had tea at the Plaza

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 1.30.04 PM

The Cloisters, which is at the top of Manhattan, is amazing! It’s owned by the Met! I highly recommend it!

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 1.28.00 PM

When we were in the Hamptons, we went to a beach party, where they had Mr. Softee and earlier in the day, I had a Lobster Roll in Montauk!

Screen Shot 2013-08-05 at 1.56.47 PM

Montauk | Wolffer Estate Vinyard 

It was a wonderful vacation, and I’m really happy we went! It was much needed!


My family and I recently went on a trip to Philadelphia for my cousin’s wedding.

After the HORRIBLE journey

[we arrived 25 hours after plan A and 7 1/2 after plan B]

But the wedding was really fun, and we had a great time exploring downtown Philly on Independence Day!


Independence Hall


Outside the Hall


Congress Hall


Carpenter’s Hall


Outside Benjamin Franklin’s House


The Liberty Bell


I thought this clock was cool


The Wedding Venue, Cairnwood Estate


First Dance


My wonderful parents during the Anniversary Dance! 36 years and counting!


 My sister, cousin and I are all Kappa Deltas!

[Alpha Lambda, Mu and Phi Epsilon]