1/21/15

In a Land Called Hanalei

Hi Strangers.  It's been awhile, and I've honestly just been soaking up the sun and sand without wanting to even open my laptop or camera!  I am currently staying in the little town of Hanalei on the island of Kauai, one of my favorite places ever.  We rented a little cottage on the creek in easy walking distance to the beach, town, and some awesome food trucks.  I would camp out here for a few months and avoid the Colorado winter altogether if it was at all possible!
 
 The view from the from of our rental.
 R, my handsome photographer who doesn't like pictures.
 Our dolphin cottage.
Outfit Details:
Dress - thrifted (gifted to my mom for Christmas, and re-borrowed back!)
Purse - Vintage
Sunglasses - Rome street vendor.

These were taken on the way out to dinner last night in our streamside backyard at twilight.  I have been feeling really uninspired by outfits, as it usually involves lots of sun tan lotion, very little makeup, and maybe a sweaty beac cover up.  I am going to try to document a few more before I leave though, as I know I will regret not taking advantage of the warm weather, later sunsets, and beautiful scenery when I'm back in Colorado!
Anyway, I have honestly been missing you guys and the inspiration of the blogging community, so I am excited to get back into swing of things next week after I'm home.  But for now, I'm off to finish this Mai Tai ;)
xo Hannah

1/8/15

Venice (Italy Travel Journal Pt7)

Since I am about to leave for my next adventure this weekend, I thought I best FINALLY wrap up my previous travel photos from Italy.  And I've got to say,  Venice may have been my favorite place of all (though I think it may be a tie with Positano).  Let's just say I'm a pretty big sucker for water and pretty colorful buildings, which both places share, though they are very different!

Dressed like a hobo trying to stay warm and dry.
Evening gondola service. 
Nighttime market 
Striped and ready to row! 
The view from the bedroom window of our apartment! 
Apartment view 2. 
A gull friend on the rialto bridge. 
Meeting up with my friend Diane, whom I studied abroad with in Mexico in 2007! 
One of my favorite shots from the whole time.  Pops of color on a dreary day. 
Twinkling lights invite you in from the rain. 
 The Rialto Bridge 
Pretty Chairs 
Rainy day boats. 
 Me! 
Mom and Dad! 
Pink Street Lights
PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA!
Mom and dad, dancing in the rain to an orchestra!

I know that was a LOT more photos than I usually post and my apologies if that killed your computer speed, but I just could not narrow it down!  Venice was two days of exploring in the rain with my camera, with intermissions for pizza and wine.  Does it get any better?!  Hope you enjoyed the last of my Italy photos!
xo Hannah

1/6/15

Pizza Pizza Pizza

Hi guys!  Back from my trip home from New Jersey and trying to get back into the swing of things here in Colorado, which is proving difficult knowing I am leaving again in five days for Hawaii! New Jersey was a whirlwind of Christmas, New Years, my friend's wedding, and way too much food (especially right before Hawaii!) And even though I arrived back in Colorado sick and with lost luggage (which has since been found), I am still super happy I went and saw so many of my best friends that I miss so dearly!
Outfit Details:
Shirt - Alphonnsine
Jeans - c/o American Apparel
Hat - Amazon (gift)
Scarf - Vintage (gift)
Boots - DSW

These pictures were taken a few days before I left for NJ, and while I brought my camera home with me, I did not take it out of the bag the whole time I was there.  Still not completely convinced I want to keep taking outfit photos this year, but I am also not ready to let it go completely.  I am hoping to maybe add a few more travel, food, and lifestyle posts into the mix to see if I can find a blogging balance I can still feel passionate about. Any suggestions would be welcome!

Anyway, thanks for continuing to read even through my phase of sporadic blogging, I always read and enjoy every single comment you guys leave!

Hope you're all having a great start to your 2015.
xo Hannah

12/31/14

2014 Style Favorites

It has been so long since I have felt like blogging, let alone even had the time to! As is tradition, I thought I would do a little roundup of some of my favorite looks of 2014 to ring in the new year.  This year I tried out some new to me things like wearing overalls, trying some fun colored wigs, and even dying my hair pink!  I moved out from my little Boulder apartment and moved in with R for the first time in a cute new house in a new town.  It was my first year running my business full time.  I even ended the year with a stint working the holiday season delivering packages for UPS, which was as crazy as you may imagine, and why I had absolutely zero free time to blog lately!  Anyway, I hope you enjoy this little style recap.  Do you have a favorite?


I am currently home in New Jersey where I celebrated Christmas with my family, and will be ringing in the New Year tonight with friends.  I am also super excited for my best (and longest!) friend's wedding here on the second.  I then fly home for exactly a week before I leave for my next trip... to Hawaii! So yeah, life has been a bit hectic and crazy, but also full of adventure.  Cheers to all of you to a wonderful new year, can't wait to see what 2015 has in store!
xo Hannah
p.s. You can also find last year's roundup here!

12/16/14

Florence at Dusk

Our second to last stop on our Italian adventure was Florence, and we arrived right before dusk.  The balcony of the apartment we were renting was what dreams are made of, which is where the outfit shots were taken.  Unfortunately, I had my camera on the wrong setting when my mom was helping me snap some quick outfit photos up there, so most of them just came out as blurs.  The terra cotta rooftops were gorgeous though and you could even make out the Duomo in the background!
Outfit Details:
Sweatshirt: Marshalls
Dress - Vintage (in the shop here!)
Sneakers - New Balance
Beanie - Forever 21
Sunnies - Italian Street Vendor

We only had one full day there, so the evening we arrived, we scrambled across the river and up the hill to a gorgeous vantage point where you could see the whole city at dusk.  I'm glad we did, because the whole next day it was a torrential downpour as we attempted to explore the city, which turned into a grey sea accentuated by color umbrellas (on instagram here!)  We also got to see the statue of David, but I only had my phone camera with me because of the rain!

Last up on the adventure is possibly my favorite, Venice, so stay tuned!
xo Hannah

12/11/14

Neon Neutrals

Hi guys! How are you doing?  I seriously miss you!  Just dropping in with a simple outfit I wore out to dinner and a movie a few weeks ago.  But let's be honest, I changed out of these heels immediately after these photos were taken!
Outfit Details
Top - thrifted
Jeans -H&M
Hat - Eddie Bauer
Heels - shoemint
Earrings - Charming Charlie

I have been living in these high waisted black jeans I picked up from H&M the other week, and the top is a recent thrift find.  The movie we saw was Big Hero 6, which I thought was really cute. Anyway, not to sound like a broken record, but my shop and seasonal job are keeping me so busy that I barely have time for anything else!  I hope you guys are having fun shopping for gifts and being merry!
xo Hannah