Dixon Sunflower Field

August 2, 2017

Dixon Sunflower Field

Those who’ve followed my blog for at least a year know that last year, I took a trip to Dixon, California, to see the famous sunflower field. Unfortunately, I was about two weeks late and the sunflowers were past bloom and were all dried up. Let me tell you, there is no sadder a sight than to see a huge field of sunflowers all droopy and dead. This year, I stalked the Yelp page and the Instagram geotag like a certified lunatic to make sure I visited the sunflowers while they were still in bloom and voilá, they were!

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

My mom and I woke up before the crack of dawn to catch the sunrise around 5:30 am. We left the house around 4:30. There were little to no cars on the road. I love doing things in the morning before most people wake up, the same way some people like staying up really late after most people have gone to bed. We caught the sunrise and it was so, so worth it. It also happened to be a full moon, which was a total happy accident.

Dixon Sunflower Field

Speaking of doing things early, here’s a happiness hack my mom taught me that is probably one of the most valuable things I’ve ever learned: Do your errands, adventures, travels, etc. early — less crowds, less traffic, and less parking issues, which means you can accomplish your task much faster. I suppose if you’re a night owl, you can do all these things at night along the same line of reasoning, but I’m an early bird, so I do things early.

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

I wish I had a drone to capture an aerial shot, but I brought along the tallest ladder I had, which sufficed. I am so happy we caught the sunflowers in bloom! I’m planning on ordering a huge print of the sunflowers to hang over our fireplace. The next flower field on my flower bucket list is to see the Skagit Valley tulips.

Shaking and moving at my local spot

July 27, 2017

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Who’s been listening to Lana Del Rey’s new album nonstop? *raises hand* I think my favorite songs are “Get Free,” “Tomorrow Never Came,” “Summer Bummer,” and “Groupie Love,” but I also love “Lust for Life” and “Love.” What’s your favorite song from the new album?

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Shaking and moving at my local spot

These days have been very hot, and this Act Three dress has been an absolute godsend. I absolutely adore the strappy open back.

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Shaking and moving at my local spot

I’m also absolutely obsessed with this DIY YouTube channel called The Sorry Girls, which has some of the greatest (easiest) DIYs I’ve ever seen. I know I’ve mentioned I don’t generally like doing DIY projects (!!! considering how many DIY blogs I follow and DIY projects I pin on Pinterest), but I really have been bit by the domestic bug lately and I itching to create things with my hands.

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Shaking and moving at my local spot

Lily dress: c/o Act Three
Finley Strappy Mule — Melon: Loeffler Randall
Choker necklace: Isalis
Half Moon Studs: Katie Dean Jewelry
Hair pin: J.Crew

Strange is beautiful

July 5, 2017

Strange is beautiful

Strange is beautiful

I met Jenny Strange at West Coast Craft last month. Her booth was diagonally across from my mom and my Drifter Organics booth and she is the absolute sweetest. Her real (married) last name is “Strange” which is pretty cool, too. I always wanted to have a cool last name. I suppose “Hoo” is catchy, although it would have been nice if it was spelled “Who” or more streamline and edgy like “Hu.” I have a friend with the last name “Cherry” and I think it takes the cake as the best last name ever.

Strange is beautiful

Strange is beautiful

Strange is beautiful

Strange is beautiful

These pants and shoes are from Vreela, which is a new online womanswear boutique based in San Francisco. I found them through my friend, Logan, who modeled for the inaugural lookbook. Madison, the owner, does a killer job at curating the best emerging independent designers. I love how each piece in her shop is beautifully and ethically constructed—an art form rather than a fashion trend.

Strange is beautiful

Strange is beautiful

Strange is beautiful

Strange is beautiful

Strange is beautiful

Strange is beautiful

Strange is beautiful

Face T-Shirt: c/o Jenny Strange
Mina Workwear Pant: c/o Vreela
Mildred Classica Shoes: c/o Vreela
Strange Pins: c/o Jenny Strange
Clare V. Mini Supreme Crossbody Bag: Anthropologie
Earrings: Borrowed from my mom
Necktie: Petel Design

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