Saturday, August 6, 2016

On The Water

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Wearing a floral and fringe adorned kimono by ZAFUL, paired with my favorite summer hat from 
Forever 21 out on the water. Being out on the sail boat was so soothing and peaceful, particularly grateful for moments like these during some recent life transitions. I will be back to my ol' blogging self in no time, plenty of good things to come.<3


Outfit Break Down: 
Kimono: ZAFUL, www.ZAFUL.com
Hat: Forever 21
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Leopard Bathing Suit Bottoms: One Teaspoon 


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Just Do It

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Nike crop top, light weight blue duster, black satin shorts, and ankle booties.
Paired with ray bans, silver choker, and a Rebecca Minkoff handbag thats adorned with a pink fringe tassel and a black heart key chain that I added "Remmy" to. (the pup<3)

Later Loves

xx



Outfit Break Down: 
Top: Nike
Duster: The Coverii
Shorts: Target
Booties: Dolce Vita
Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff
Shades: Ray ban
Choker: Nordstrom Rack

Saturday, May 28, 2016

TOBI x VT

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YAS, SUMMER, YASSS!
I've been loving all these 80 degree days we have been having, it finally feels like summer. If you know me, then you know the romper is my go to piece for summer.  So when I saw this off-the-shoulder, bell sleeve, black romper from TOBI, I feel head over ankle booties for it. I mean, can summer time chic-ness get any easier then this? It's effortless, comfy beyond belief, light weight, and  so versatile that I'm going to style it a million different ways through out this sunny season.
I kept it simple for this post, only pairing it with a black choker and a western inspired belt. 
No, I didn't spend $30 at Topshop for a simple black choker ( & I suggest you don't either) just head to your local Hobby Lobby and get inspired in their ribbon isle! 

I would also recommend visiting www.TOBI.com to check out all of their rad clothing, or follow them on instagram @shopTOBI to see their new items & just for some serious #styleinspo. Also, sign up for their e-mail list to receive 50% off your first order!


<3
JWR


Outfit Break Down:
Romper: TOBI, www.TOBI.com
Belt: ASOS



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Seeing Stars

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May is always a month that trips me up. May 11th marked 10 years since my father passed away, it's that week-year, after year- that has me reflecting on life, am I doing what I love? Am I being true to myself, am I taking care of myself? Am I at peace?
It's good but it's also challenging, sometimes the answer is 'no' and you have to then 'check yourself', aka. put in the time and energy into working on yourself and your own happiness. Which isn't always easy or accommodating to your current busy-as-hell schedule. But that's exactly what I'm doing, back to basics; back to positive affirmations and daily grateful lists, meditating everyday, nourishing my body with only things that fuel me, furthering my practice in yoga, and really fucking trusting the universe to lead me to where I need to go.
The pain of the extremely sudden loss of my dad will never go away, it's embedded in my chemical make up. However, that doesn't mean I let it control who I am today and how I live. He wouldn't want me to be eternally sad, to be angry at the world, and he most definitely wouldn't want me to live in fear- constantly waiting for some shitty shoe to drop. I now believe, which has taken years to come to, that he is everywhere, his energy and soul is still very much alive. I see the stars that light up my night as him, the sun that warms me and makes me smile as him, the wind that makes me feel alive again when I am feeling so low. I also believe he keeps me safe, my guardian angel assisting me as I go about my life journey, weeding the toxic people out of my life and bringing in evolved beings who are truly and authentically good people.
I really am lucky, I got to spend 14 years with a father who treated me like a little princess, who encouraged my creative mind, who taught me so much about respect for others and for yourself, he really fucking loved me and thats why I'm lucky. Of course, my situation is not ideal- somedays I don't want to get out of bed, looking at pictures and just feeling my heart break, but then I think about some of my friends, my extended family members, and mere acquaintances who's father's are still here and have been just terrible, leaving emotional scars on their children. And when I do that, I can be nothing but grateful for this life and the hand I was dealt. 

In loving memory of my father, John Root. 
My favorite fucking human, there will never be another like you.

01.01.61 - 05.11.06
<3


ps. the dress is from ASOS, the bag from ZARA, and I made the choker.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Paint it Black

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Kicking it in a 90's inspired mini dress from Urban Outfitters, that I actually scored last summer in Bushwick after a few mimosas. I'm obsessed with the collar and loose cut out in the back. Paired this little number with a vintage Chanel cross body handbag, black flatforms, a gold star choker by Rebecca Minkoff, along with a black choker that is just a piece of satin ribbon haha
It's my angel of a pup's birthday today! Remington is officially 5 and we're off to the pet store to spoil  the little guy.<3


**ps. I'm thinking about dying my mane a super soft pink, rose gold almost. Even if I wasn't in love (which I don't think will be the case) I feel like it would wash out quickly anyways. All my girls, & my dude, are encouraging the peachy change, any thoughts?!?**


Outfit Breakdown:
Dress: Urban Outfitters
Handbag: Chanel
Choker: Rebecca Minkoff
Watch & Bangle: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Target

Friday, April 1, 2016

Back At It

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This post comes fresh off of a 8 day vaca in Isla Mujeres, a little island off the coast of Mexico. Long awaited and totally necessary. I watched the sunrise every morning while meditating on our balcony, just a lovely and detoxifying experience. 
I'm wearing a velvet bodysuit from GoJane, super high rise denim and a light wash denim jacket- both from H&M, paired with double buckle Sam Edelman booties and a vintage back pack that I adorned with a little pink faux fur pom and a black bandana.
Simple on a Sunday.
I'm still fighting off this persistent cold, but will be back to posting on the regular very soon! Working on some very fun stuff lately & can't wait to put it in motion. 
<3


Outfit Break Down:
Bodysuit: GoJane
Pants: H&M
Jacket: H&M
Booties: Sam Edelman
Backpack: Vintage
Pom: TJ Maxx
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack
Turquoise Ring: Gypsy Warrior 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

a new dawn, a new day.

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Helloooo! 
 I have been sick for about the past month & obviously, it's not the most fun thing in the world. However, I am now feeling so much better and beyond grateful for my health. Getting sick inspired me to get back on my health grind, not that I really fell off, just the holiday season taking it's tole on the ol' bod. 
My boyfriend and I shot this in our room, because let's be real- who the hell wants to shot outside when its 14 degrees outside?? Some boho vibes with this ultra comfy maxi dress from Free People, crochet sweater, and a black wide brim hat. Accessorized with my fav gold cuff, a western inspired belt, and a gold chain mail choker.
Back to work I go, yes- I'm blogging on my lunch break. :)
<3


Outfit Break Down:
Dress: Free People
Belt: Windsor Store
Cuff: Forever 21
Hat: Forever21