red, white, & true

 I like to say that I was born patriotic: red hair, white skin, blue eyes. It comes in handy on the 4th of July.

(Unless, of course, that wonderful summer sun turns it to red, red and blue)


On those days that I need an extra dash of American spirit, I reach for an iconic staple: tried and true Levi’s.



This pair is as vintage as it gets, a random thrift store find made new with a pair of scissors.

And hey, cutting them up was kinda fun.

IMG_4543Also, I had a very happy moment on Thursday: finding this cute little shirt! I’ve been looking for something like this for ages.

Once, I saw a lady wearing a similar one and excitedly asked her where she got it (because hey, a shopping tip always comes in handy).

She said Mexico. I decided that was a little too far.

 These Vans are also some of my favorites. I wear them with everything from dresses to jeans to shorts, and sometimes even bathing suits.

They go with the whole America theme very nicely if you ask me.


All these pretty details make this shirt that much better. I got it in a size too big, and I just love the roomy feel.
IMG_4585 On a more serious note, I don’t understand why redheads are going extinct when they coordinate so nicely with our flag.

Have a happy Monday!




Old Navy top (sold out online, in stores only)// Vintage Levi’s shorts (see tutorial here)// Van’s sneakers

things I like


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 {some recent finds that i just can’t get enough of}

journal, Urban Outfitters// Now I have the perfect place to write all my secrets

sunnies case, Madewell (see it on their blog here!)// This case is a STEAL. Don’t you just love when you need something and find it at such a happy price?

sunnies, Target// These are the best sunglasses I have ever owned. Enough said

rose mirror (similar)// A wonderful upgrade from the classic iphone selfie camera

baby hot sauce// Because you never know when ya might need a dash of Tabasco. Quick little tip, but sometimes sneaking into a dinner early and making friends with the catering team can come in handy.

Sometimes Mondays aren’t so sunny, but I hope these deals spice it up a little bit. If not, you can always try Tabasco.