March 31, 2014

dusk

Free People l TWELFTH AVENUE Palm l TWELFTH AVENUEOrange l TWELFTH AVENUE Jeans: AG. Blouse: Free People. Sandals: Michael Kors. Sunnies: Tory Burch. Jewelry: H&M, David Yurman.

We spent our last evening walking the grounds of the La Quinta Resort and I decided on this bohemian combination of flouncy knit meets distressed denim. The end of any vacation is always a little bittersweet, even when you are ready for your regular routine, you are also somehow not at the same time. It was nice to spend my last night with my parents, strolling around without a schedule and taking in our last desert sunset together.

March 30, 2014

fresh squeezed orange juice

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Don’t mind if I do. Last day of vacation calls for a freshly squeezed cocktail with oranges picked from the trees down the street, slice of lime and jasmine from our backyard. Who couldn’t get use to that? As nice as my stay in Palm Springs has been, I’m looking forward to returning home tomorrow and back to work, they say that’s a sign of a good vacation, right?

One thing I love about this time of year, and spring break with my family, is the NCAA March Madness Tournament. I don’t watch every game and I’m not sure of all the best players, but I do love filling out a bracket and competing with my dad and younger brother (kicking my dad’s butt right now)!

Hope you are all having a nice and relaxing Sunday.

March 27, 2014

love notes

The Ladders l TWELFTH AVENUE{The Ladders in Palm Springs}

Junkie Market l TWELFTH AVENUE{Asian “junkie” market in Shanghai, something for everyone}

Pearl Tower l TWELFTH AVENUE{Pretty day in downtown Shanghai}

Grapefruit l TWELFTH AVENUE{Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, I could get use to this kind of lifestyle}

March 26, 2014

all denim

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Chambray l TWELFTH AVENUEDenim l TWELFTH AVENUEShorts: J.Crew. Chambray: J.Crew. Shoes: Vince (love these classics). Tory Burch: (similar style here).

I totally ripped J.Crew off, but I liked the dark denim and chambray together too much, I had to have it all. This is my second chambray, the last one I completely wore out and had to part with after it had lost its shape and color from too much wear. I picked up these Vince slip-ons at the Rack before my trip. I was there looking for a suitcase, which I found and then tested down the shoe aisles, and stumbled across these Soludos look-alikes.

Speaking of Soludos, do you have a pair? I was surprised how much I loved mine after buying them last summer, I wear them all the time. Well, Palm Springs is Palm Springs…warm, sunny and relaxing. More posts later this week.

March 24, 2014

hello from palm springs

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Well, I made it to Shanghai and back again to meet my family in Palm Springs. It’s always nice to return from long travel to your family in sunshine. I had an outfit planned for you today, but then I went and got ballsy on my second day in the sun, and earned myself a nice sun rash. Not a pretty picture, so stay tuned for tomorrow’s post. I have to take advantage of this beautiful weather and easy photo snapping before I head back to Portland’s “spring”.

Looking forward to sharing some fun things this week and next, stay tuned.