OOTD: Walking on Stars

Thursday, January 18, 2018

*cue "City of Stars"*

Has anyone else decided they needed outfit photos while wandering around Anthropologie? Because seriously, this place is #aestheticgoals. The girls and I went on a trip to the mall and since I so rarely get the opportunity, I decided to dress up a little. Most of these are thrifted gems, such as the red hat and wide legged pants. The star of the show though (hehe, get it?) are definitely these statement boots! JustFab always has the best selection, I swear.

What are your favorite closet pieces?

Mind Over Matter | Killin' It

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nothing like some overalls, statement tee, and high heels!
These are some old snaps from the music video project I did with Nomi (watch it below), but since I never posted about it on the blog, it still counts as fresh material...right?

Sometimes it's difficult to wake up with a "killin' it" attitude, but it's something worth developing. Even when you're not, having the mentality of "I'm gonna kick ass" can propel you through your worst days so that by the time you make it to the end you can think " least I made it."

Now go out there and kill it, you boss babe!

Travel | Two Days in Tulum, Mexico

Monday, January 8, 2018

The beauty of nonrev traveling - you can hop on a plane and end up in another country for just a day or two. My most recent international travel involved a two day trip to Tulum, Mexico. My co-worker and I both needed to escape Boise's bitterly cold winter, and what better way than to head south?

So in two days, we swam in cenotes, drank out of fresh coconuts, discovered ruins, ate a lot of tacos, and soaked in the sun and waves. It was a beautiful little getaway and I highly recommend Tulum as a destination for your next vacation! If small beach  towns are your thing, add this to your list! I highly enjoyed the fact that it was small enough we could bike to almost any spot we needed to get to.

As for me, I have a trip planned for the end of this month that has me purchasing swimsuits and consistently hitting the gym. Any guesses as to where I'll go next?

What are your travel destinations for 2018?

Travel | Hot Springs Close to Boise, Idaho

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Just a few hours drive from Boise is a stretch of highway that's peppered with natural hot springs, and many adventurous souls have dared to hike the trails to reach these beautiful, remote locations. Last month, my friends and I went to two of the more popular spots, Pine Flats Hot Springs and Kirkham Hot Springs. Here are the photos from that.
So first up, Pine Flat Hot Springs. It was a bit of a hike down, especially with everything covered in snow. We slipped and carefully slided our way down, gaping at the winter wonderland around us. 
Seriously, I hate winter and the snow, but it still makes for a beautiful season to wonder at. 

We found ourselves at the base of the campground area where the river trickled through. Steam rose from the jagged rocks while massive icicles contrasted sharply against the background. Not another soul was in the area and we got to witness this stunning location all to ourselves. I stripped down to my bathing suit, laughing to myself at how unreal it was to do so. We had just gone traipsing through snow and were surrounded by icy beauty, yet because of the hot springs warming my feet and legs, it was comfortable to waltz around in a swimsuit. 
Next up is the most popular spot by far for many Idahoans. Kirkham Hot Springs.
 It's easy to see why too - this place is beautiful, with multiple pools of hot springs groups can slip into while having semi-privacy thanks to the rocky terrain. Once again we braved the icy, snowy ground to reach this oasis, but it was right by the parking lot and wasn't so much of a hike. 

Unfortunately it wasn't as secluded as the last place, as we had several groups that showed up shortly after we settled into a spot. It wasn't bad, but the remote atmosphere was semi-ruined by it and we left a little afterwards. Still, totally worth it, and totally worth a return trip!
Have you ever been to a hot springs? What was your impression of them?

I want to plan another group outing to this stretch of highway and find even more! 
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