the sutro baths.

I apologize in advance to all of my east coast friends who are currently stuck in a blizzard (I’ve been getting updates from my family in New Jersey and it sounds crazy! Stay safe everyone!), but today I’m taking you along on a little adventure from this past weekend when it was 70 DEGREES here in San Francisco. Seriously, 70 degrees. After the mega cold of Chicago and growing up on the east coast, I still absolutely cannot believe this “winter”. California is quite the change!

Anyway, I have been absolutely dying to head to the ocean since we moved out to San Francisco – it’s one of those things that is super close, yet just far enough away from where we live where we have to plan it out in advance and rent a car. As soon as I saw the “record breaking temperatures” forecast (when I saw that headline I initially thought meant it was going to snow here or something crazy. I have been in cold climates for far too long!), I knew that this was the perfect weekend to head west and check out the coast.

So for our first ocean excursion we hit up the ruins of the Sutro Baths, and I’ll let the photos speak for themselves for a second before telling you more…

The Sutro Baths. The Sutro Baths.See that hole in the rock? It looks like a heart at just the riiiiight angle!

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5 favorite bold lipsticks.

CAIT_273// Photo by Heather Talbert

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of a bold lip color – I’ve gotten hooked on the impact that a swipe of great lipstick can make on my outfit, from a classic red to even a hot pink. Through the years I’ve tried dozens of lipsticks, from drugstore to department store and realized that the right combination of highly pigmented color, a non-drying formula + having lasting power isn’t so easy to find!

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I wanted to share a few of my favorite bold lipsticks that would be perfect for date night or cocktails with the girls:

5 Favorite Bold Lipsticks.Revlon “Love That Pink” // NARS “Heat Wave” // Revlon Balm Stain in “Lovesick”
Revlon “Berry Haute” // NARS “Red Lizard

Do you have a go to shade when it comes to a bold lip color? Anyone else totally hooked on NARS and Revlon lipsticks?


on my radar.

Happy Friday! We’ve finally made it to the weekend (and it’s going to be 74 this weekend in SF!) which means it’s time to kick back and relax a bit, mayyyybe with a glass of wine in hand.

I realized recently what while I’m always reading and bookmarking and pinning tons of favorite finds from across the internet and blog world, I’ve never shared them out here. So meet my newest feature, On My Radar, where I’ll share a collection of links for your reading enjoyment (perfect for browsing through in bed on a weekend morning!)

On My Radar // January 2015.// photo via York Avenue

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