Apr 15, 2014

Minimal

 JCrew top, Anthropologie jeans, Minnetonka moccasins, Vintage Pendleton hat, RayBan sunnies


Stopped by the Holbrook house today...

 
Took an obligatory selfie in the backyard because that tree behind me is blossoming and the tree in front of me is casting the perfect shadow. It was the absolute most gorgeous day in Salt Lake City! 

The house isn't the same without grandpa and grandma there.....but knowing they're getting the care they need makes me so happy.

Minimal outfit for a few errands and a road trip! I'm now in Idaho for a long weekend. Time with my family, getting my hair done, orthodontist appointment (I know, so exciting!) and visiting my favorite thrift stores will be on the agenda.

I stopped in Pocatello on my way home to a few thrift stores and pretty much feel like I hit the jackpot.

 Found this fun vintage dress among a WHOLE bunch more treasures...Shoes, dresses, short sleeved sweaters. Perfect Spring/Summer attire. A lot of it I will be selling on my instagram shop @stylish_treasures. It goes fast so make sure you check out the amazing goodies I have throughout the week!

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What She Wears this month was definitely one of my favorites. I love "florals" especially this season. I enjoyed seeing everyone's gorgeous renditions. I chose to share Kylie in the Sky


 I love how Kylie mixed two different florals together...It just works! And those gorgeous wedges?? Totally a look I would love to wear. 

I hope you'll join us next month! We link up the first Tuesday in May!

Beijos!!


Apr 14, 2014

"Dolphin Dolphin I adore...."


Have you all seen the movie Bedazzled? It's quite a fun movie...Guy gets a series of wishes, he wishes to be different in all sorts of ways so he can get the girl of his dreams... But the wishes come from the Devil. So EVERY time ends in disaster. Well...One of his wishes is to be the most sensitive man in the world. So he and this dream girl are sitting on the beach, they're watching the sunset, the setting is perfect! But he's so sensitive he doesn't realize that he is annoying her. He looks at the sunset, he cries. He looks at her, he wants to draw pictures of her beauty or sing sonnets. Then comes the reason to my story. THIS SONG. I swear. Every time I think, see, or hear about dolphins...I literally sing this song in my head. I am the biggest nerd. But it's hilarious! I seriously can't help but laugh.... And then I want to go eat a tuna fish sandwich with "mayo-ayo-naiisseee..."  I'll let you watch the movie for the rest of the details. hehe. 

 Necklace is C/O Wild Butterfly Boutique

 H&M sweater (I want ever color!),  Joes jeans,  Sam Edelman boots


I did not intentionally match with the dolphins though...This was a totally random drive by. Can't pass up a fun spot in my new city!

Beijos!

Apr 13, 2014

Live the Little Things//April 13

I just love how much the #livethelittlethings project has grown on instagram. 

If hearing about it is new to you, I explained it better in this post here.

With the weather warming up, the buds on the trees popping up everywhere, the sun shining, and even a few comfortable rainy days....It is especially easy for me to slow down and look around at all the little blessings that surround me.


I captured the sweetest photo of my grandparents (who have been married 65 years) a couple weeks ago as my grandfather lovingly led my grandma into their home...One in which they will no longer go into but only because they knew they needed to stay together rather than be split up. My grandma has dementia, doesn't remember any of us, often doesn't remember my grandpa and now requires full care in her every moment...Grandpa has done a wonderful job thus far and it's because he loves her so much. They have the most special kind of long lasting love that everyone dreams about. He still refers to her as his "sweetheart" and his "eternal companion".... A love that is long lasting and forever whatever their circumstances are. Even though my grandmas memory is few and far between, I will see her reach for my grandpa often...pat his hand as they sit together, call his name when he leaves a room...Oh my goodness, it warms my heart to bits.

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Here are a few photos shared this week on instagram using the hashtag #livethelittlethings:

 @wishfulnals//@adarlingdeer//@wandering_isfp//@tourdevintage//@lisagoeslucky//@bethkellmer//@lacy_joy// @able_ground//@adarlingdeer

 @lisagoeslucky//@amamacollective//@jackstrawlane//@vedritskayte//@hoggerandco//@chelsross//@ana_schr// @ashleekay_photography//@iristibboel

I feature 4 photos on my feed @runstylerun and here are the ones I chose:

@chelsross//@lizaldag//@adarlingdeer//@julescadence

I chose these photos because it only takes a moment to stop for a sec and recognize the beauty outside around you....

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Look for these moments in your life. Don't be so stressed or caught up in your worries, that you miss out on the little things around you whether it's people in your life or the especially blue skies above your head. Or even on a day you're stuck inside...and you feel like you have nothing to look forward to, grab a pen and paper and write down all the things you're grateful for in your life. 

If you have instagram, join us by hashtagging #livethelittlethings on instagram. I post photos every 2 weeks on my feed and the weeks that I don't, I have a guest judge. If being a guest judge is something that might interest you, email me! runstylerun@gmail.com. It's just for fun and gives just a little more of a nudge of inspiration in our day to day lives. If you don't have instagram, I would love to see your photos or blog posts on the idea.

Heres to the start of a new week. May it be full of handfuls of goodness!!

Beijos!!

Apr 12, 2014

Weekend Happenings

I'm going to try to keep my "weekend happenings" posts up to share my random weekend activities. 

Here we go:

 I have been spending a significant amount of time with my grandparents since I've moved to Salt Lake. I have enjoyed my time with them so much! Because of health reasons, they've needed to move from their house of 35 years to an assisted living home. Change is so so hard but when it's for the better...It's a good thing. I've been taking photos, breathing in the air, taking mental pictures of their house because we will be preparing it to sell. I took over 300 photos the other day and will have to share some more soon... For now I will share a few of my favorites. Which of course mostly include my grandparents. 

^^ My mom. Her smile hasn't changed...

 I walked around for a couple hours just soaking it all in. 

 Mom and Dad came into town to help get them moved.
 It was nice spending a little time with them, as it usually is.

Also...The weather has been GORGEOUS! Perfect warm spring. I am loving it!

We went for a little drive tonight before we headed to see "Monuments men". (which by the way was really good..and interesting) Dad drove around his old childhood stomping grounds. He could name who lived in each house in the neighborhood, some events that took place in certain places, and this cute little house was the house  he grew up in. Such a treat seeing and hearing about these sorts of things. I especially love picturing him as a crazy kid running around the same streets and up these same stairs! Hiding in the shrubs out in front. All the adventures he had. 

^^He even came to this same Iceburg. Time just flies too fast I think. Sometimes it would be nice to go back to those days....


Good weekend so far! Grandma and Grandpa are officially moved into their new place. I know it will take a couple weeks to acclimate but I am certain they'll be happier with the more extensive care they will be able to receive. 

Tomorrow is Sunday! So glad for that....

Beijos!! 

Apr 10, 2014

Long Lunch and Thrifted Converse

My friend Karla and I have kinda made a recurring weekly date (when our schedules allow it) on Thursdays. Whether its a little shopping or lunch or a treat (sometimes all) we mostly love to just hang out and talk about everything under the moon!

A few of our motives are to try new places, spend time outside, and explore our city!

Today we tried out a little Italian deli called Caputos. One word...YUM


We took our sandwiches to Sugar House Park and enjoyed the beautiful day!


^^Little Charlotte is seriously such an angel. Most content and happy baby I think I have ever met!

^^Our unintentional matchy matchy thrifted converse.... <3

 ^^Stopped for fro yo at Red Mango, talked for hours more....Then called our little day date good.

^^We wore little Charlotte out... hehe

 ^^Search @karlareed on instagram. You'll love this ladies thrify style and loving personality.

Beijos!!