WHEN THINGS DON'T GO TO PLAN: Tales of a Dress Mess

April 26, 2017

There's a drawer in my closet filled to the brim with failed projects.

Yep, you read that right. Failed projects. Tops, skirts, dresses with accidental holes, scorch marks, ruined necklines, knotted stitches, and uneven hems. A drawer full of abandoned, unfinished, frustrated endeavors that didn't go according to plan.

Why am I sharing this?

I've been thinking a lot these past few weeks about selective reality. About the false picture that things like Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest create for a person's life. 

We fill our social media accounts with perfectly filtered photos and perfectly happy posts. I'm guilty of it, too. It's easy to fall prey to the delusion of "perfect". If you're anything like me, you've admired someone's pictures, someone's posts and found


April 19, 2017

Happppppy Fridaayyyyy!!!

Man, what is it about Friday that is just so dang special? I always find myself waking up with a smile and just a different energy on Friday. I wait anxiously for Dal to get home from work so that we can do something carefree and adventurous (or just lounge, eat, and Netflix... that's great sometimes, too!) I just love the possibilities of Friday + the weekend ahead. It's a gooooood day.

Today, I'm in California visiting my parents and tomorrow, Dal and i are going to Disneyland. I am so. excited. It probably

Floral Maxi Easter Dress

April 18, 2017

I have always LOVED Easter. It's a beautiful celebration of new life, spring, sunshine, and Christ's life, sacrifice, and resurrection. It just seems like a really happy + hopeful day to me. Growing up I remember getting a new dress every year especially for Easter Sunday. Always in bright, spring colors and often with poofy tulle and fabric roses. 

This year I knew I wanted to make my own Easter dress. I had the prettiest, most buttery soft floral fabric sitting in my fabric pile that I got in Downtown LA back around Thanksgiving, and I knew it was perfect for Easter. (Did I mention I'm going to the Fabric District again in just a few weeks!? I am so. excited. Holy. Crap.) I spent a lot of time browsing Pinterest, looking

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