Life and Style LInkup: Boho and Western

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


It's been a long time since we've had accidental matching outfits on Life and Style Linkup, but this week we broke the streak! Once again, the always stylish Christina of Posh Pair and I have styled similar looks for this week's theme of Boho & Western. Both rocking a light wash denim jacket and brown boots, you would think this week's theme is twins!

As a somewhat new braid-enthusiast, I couldn't pass up the chance to mess around with a new boho braided hairstyle. For this look, I did several messy braids and then twisted them all together for a deceptively complicated look. Total time to master this style? Ten minutes. Yep! The perfect 'I'm-late-to-work-but-I-already-wore-my-hair-in-a-bun-this-whole-week' solution. :)

This flowy top is one of my absolute favorites, and is the second part of my boho inspired look. The studs and unique cut-out detailing make it one-of-a-kind. I wish I would have taken a few pictures with the jacket off, so you could see more of the design!


Boho Messy Braid on Design Life Diaries


Boho Messy Braid on Design Life Diaries

{Top: Free People // Leggings: Gap Body // Jacket: Guess //
Boots: Ugg // Purse: Michael Kors // Earrings: Banana Republic}


Congratulations to this weeks Life and Style Linkup
Crissy from Some Velvet Morning



Life and Style Linkup: Hats

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Happy Wednesday!! Today's Linkup with the gorgeous Christina of Posh Pair is all about hats! For this week's post, I chose to wear my tried and true favorite hat from Target. Styled with a new pair of shoes and a few basics, it's the perfect way to add. 

I never used to wear hats because I didn't think I could pull them off. Then one of my best friends (who bears a striking resemblance to Sarah Jessica Parker by the way) told me her secret to wearing hats. Are you ready for this? She said the secret to looking great in hats, is to start wearing hats! Haha it's so true! Confidence is everything, and that always stuck with me :)

I just bought two new winter hats this week, so those should be coming up on the blog soon as well! Are you guys into hats this year? Where did you get some of your favorites?! I'm always looking for new places to shop!






{Hat: Target // Shirt: H by Bordeaux // Skirt: Victoria Secret // Shoes: Dolce Vita // Bracelets: Nadri // Necklace: Apt. 9 }

Congratulations to our featured blogger from last week's Life and Style Linkup: Heels

Heather from Thrift Stories



Life and Style Linkup: Heels

Wednesday, November 12, 2014



Hello, hello! I hope you are all having a fabulous Wednesday! I had a few glitches while uploading today's post, but luckily it's finally all sorted out! Better late than never, right? Today's linkup with the beautiful Posh Pair ladies is all about those heels! Show us your favorite pair of the season, and you could be featured the following week!

Like most girls, I have way more shoes than I have space in my closet for. However... that never stops me from buying new ones each season! Although I will say that I've become much better at buying less quantity, and more quality when it comes to shoes. After an 8 hour day, you really start to appreciate the comfort of designer shoes! For this week's linkup I decided to rock a pair of my favorites to wear this fall, these amazing peek-toe heels from Via Spiga! I love that they are so unique, and of course that I got them at a crazy good deal at Nordstrom Rack.

Post Ranch Inn: Big Sur

Monday, November 10, 2014


For our two year anniversary, Chris and I decided to head up north to Big Sur for a weekend of cabin living. Driving up the California coast was hands-down the prettiest road-trip I've ever been on. 

Today I wanted to tell you all about our last stop of the trip. On our way back to reality, we thought we'd indulge in one last vacation meal. And what better place to do that then at the Post Ranch Inn?! High on the mountainside, you are literally parallel with the cloud line surrounded by breathtaking views of the ocean on every side. 

Life and Style: Accessories

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Calling all fashionistas! It's time for this week's Life and Style Linkup with Posh Pair. This week's theme is accessories. Jewelry, Headbands, Scarfs, Shades, we want to see it all! For my look today I chose to highlight my favorite fall time accessory...a plaid scarf!

I've been dying to post this scarf to the blog. Everyone has been going crazy about Blanket Scarves, and this is the best one I could get my hands on. I love it! I chose to wrap it a few times for the illusion of an infinity scarf, but there are so many other ways to wear it too! For anyone looking to make their own blanket scarf, Riva from 'riva la diva' has a great tutorial (see it here). I couldn't believe how easy it is, and it is definitely on my craft list this winter!

I absolutely love the colors in this scarf, and the fact that it matches my Micheal Kors purse is just icing on the cake. :D I kept the rest of my of my look simple with a pair a lightwash Diesel jeans and my favorite Ugg boots I scored a few years ago on sale at Nordstrom. The cream sweater was an impulse buy when I went in to Target to buy the scarf. Ha! I swear, I can never walk out of Target with just one thing! #thestruggleisreal ;)






{Sweater: Target // Jeans: Diesel // Scarf: Target // 
Boots: Ugg // Purse: Micheal Kors // Bracelets: Nadri}

Congratulations to our featured blogger from last week's
Life and Style Linkup: Skirts





Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Friday, October 31, 2014


For our anniversary weekend, I knew I wanted to make a delicious fall treat for us to snack on with our morning coffee. It didn't take much searching before I realized it needed to have pumpkin, it needed to be fairly simple to make, and it needed to be extra scrumptious! What's an anniversary without some great food to enjoy together?!

I've always loved coffee cake, but I rarely let myself splurge on it. It's usually a treat for vacations or special occasions, but I've never actually had a homemade version until this recipe. I say this about all the recipe's on DLD, but as a coffee cake fanatic, this homemade treat is one of my absolute favorites! Everything about this is amazing. As in... we ate the whole batch and then made a whole new batch the next day amazing. (Insert bug-eyed emoji)

Life and Style Linkup: Skirts

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Hey ladies! Today the Posh Pair girls and I are showcasing a few of our favorite skirts! Skirts are one of my favorite things to wear, my closet is overflowing with them. Make sure you link up with your favorite skirt style, and visit the other bloggers as well!

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