from great heights

I just ate ice cream in the dark before I wrote this and just wanted to get my thoughts out there. When I sit down at my little desk and start to paint these illustrations it's nice to know that these mere doodles make my heart feel so happy and light. That's all I ever wanted to feel creating prints, doing what I love, it really doesn't get better then that. It's nice to know that I can put these images I see in my mind onto paper and make something of it. Especially today's print, the infamous ladder that I used to cringe about before having to use at work to put up a display, and now I'm a pro (I like to believe that). That's exactly how I felt before creating patterns like it was something I was scared to put out there, but now I'm embracing the things I make and this is the result <3


P.S. I'll be visiting the east coast next week to celebrate my church's 101 year anniversary so stay tuned for a east coast travel diary on Instagram from yours truly! 

paper closet: chaoyi huan

Today's Paper Closet features one of my favorite bloggers Chaoyi Huan! I stumbled upon this beautiful lady's Instagram and instantly fell in love with her personal style and love for design. Make sure to check out her blog at, I literally had heart eye emojis scrolling through her feed and know you will too!

1. How would you describe your personal style?
Eclectic, colorful, and whimsical - I like to mix and match patterns and pieces that have somewhat the opposite characters.

2. Where do you draw inspiration from?  Blogs, fashion icons, movies, etc?
Anthropologie catalogs, street style and everyday style on Instagram and Pinterest, a book called Fashionable Selby, and people around me.

3. If you had to wear one pattern for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This is a hard one!  It comes down to choosing between polka dot and floral - and floral wins.

4. What made you want to switch careers and focus on design and styling?
The short answer is that I just love it too much.  When I had the chance to decide on what to study and where to go to school in my early 20s, I followed the "safer" career path in studying and working in science, and it took me a very long time to realize that it's just not for me.  It is definitely an ongoing journey of self-discovery, learning about what I like to do and what I can do.  Design and styling is something that excites me and gets me out of bed every morning, so that's when I know it's time to do it.

5. Coffee or tea?  and how do you take it?
I'm a tea drinker, but I love the smell of coffee!  I prefer both hot and pure - loose leaf green/chai tea or black coffee.


P.S. If you enjoy this outfit series and would like to be featured for the next months to come feel free to leave me your email in the comments and we'll get in touch! Thank you again for all the support!

july oh my

Where the heck did June go? Before I knew it we're more then half way through the year and in 100+ degree weather here in Las Vegas. Nonetheless I'm more than thankful to have made it this far and I am so so thankful for all of you who continue to check up on this tiny blog of mine. This is as far as I have gone in putting myself out there and I couldn't be happier doing so. And I just wanted you all to know that I appreciate every like and every page view and comment I have received the past three months since I started blogging.  I'm just going to say thank you before this turns too sappy and welcome July with a big hug. This month I promise to open up my Society6 shop, post more outfits, and get the ball rolling even more on my career as a blogger and designer. 

I'm actually quite excited for Fall to hurry up because this heat makes me want to sleep all day and burns my bum in the car when you have leather seats. The days of pants are long gone and summer dresses are here to stay. Summer, well all year for me is the time for prints and colors to run free, but this time I think my neutrals are winning and I must say I'm quite impressed this year with what I've been seeing in stores and online. Here's another Wednesday round up to welcome a new month! 
NO.1 Striped Drop-Waist Cami Dress from Madewell

NO.2 Crane Fluid Pocket Shell from Loft

NO.3 Abuzz Earrings from Anthropologie

NO.4 Oliveine Atelier Love + Salt Mist from Anthropologie

NO.6 Bon Voyage Dress from Anthropologie


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