A Light Packing List to Travel Anywhere with a Carry-On
My best advice for adventures anywhere? Pack light to travel well. How light? Either a duffel or roller board weighing ...
Cuyana vs. Everlane: Cashmere, Cotton, Silk, Alpaca Wool Reviews
Most of the clothes in my closet hail from Cuyana and Everlane — a duo of ethical and sustainable designers ...
Recently Read: Really Good Books on Life and Work
Today I'm sharing some of the best books I read and revisited over the past year. These words, steps, and ...
How to Design and Organize a Small Closet
Jezebel Magazine dropped by our home in Atlanta to talk about style and take a peek into my closet. From ...
Modern Farmhouse: Renovating our 1920s Craftsman Bungalow
Edit: Since this post was published, we've learned that our little house was built in the 1920s – a decade ...
12 Steps: How to Get Better Sleep, Shop for a Natural Mattress and Create a Healthy Bedroom
It's a salve for modern living, a soft place to sink in each night. It's where we rise and shine ...
City Guide: How to Spend a Weekend (Or Two) in Savannah, Georgia
“I beg to present you as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns ...
North Georgia and Tennessee Mountains: Gorgeous Hiking Trails with Waterfalls
As the mercury soars into the 90s, our little family is trading the sweaty streets of Atlanta for the Appalachian ...
A Perfect Summer Weekend in Portland, Maine
200 miles south of the Canadian border the idyllic town of Portland, Maine rests on a rugged Atlantic peninsula jutting ...
Acadia National Park Travel Guide
In early June the sun starts to rise over Mount Desert Island, Maine at 4:15 am. By 5, morning rays ...
Complete Clost Inventory
What’s in My Wardrobe: A Complete Closet Inventory
Great trips start with good gear. Over seven years I've whittled my wardrobe in hopes of better equipping myself for ...
The Marie Kondo Method: How to clean your closet, organize clothes, and clarify your life
A well-worn wardrobe is filled with stories. When we consider our clothes as intentional investments, we clarify new chapters within ...
How to host a fabulous party at home
The holidays are here at last. My schedule is packed but my bags are not — this year we're staying ...
A walk in the woods in waxed cotton + made in USA favorites
Call me old fashioned: Hearkening back to centuries-old Irish farms and the rainy wilds of British isles, something about the ...
Sunday rituals: 5 step OSEA facial to heal and hydrate dry skin
Winter is a brutal time of year for our skin. There's the hustle of holiday travel, mad dash for projects ...
4 ways to wrap up in an alpaca wool blanket scarf
Gina Moyano and I first crossed paths six months ago. As I was gearing up for a balmy summer in ...
Elizabeth Suzann silk + Sevilla Smith shoes
Sevilla Smith Sandy D'Orsay Flats: In review I can't go a few days of wearing these without someone asking who ...
Kirsten Kjær Weis shares 7 natural makeup tips
Kirsten Kjær Weis has a certain magnetism about her. You can tell she's a woman who has thought a lot ...
First day of fall: Setting intentions
Fall has a way of washing over me like a warm bath after a long day. Swirling around in greens ...
Summer staples: What to pack for a trip to Blue Ridge Mountains, Tennessee
All you really need in the summertime is a tall iced coffee, a mountain to climb, waterfalls and forests to ...
Castles to cliffs: Exploring Killarney National Park and Dingle, Ireland
Between unwinding along Ireland’s quiet northwest reaches and enjoying copious helpings of Scottish whiskey, we took the train down the ...
What to see and do: 24 Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland
Between roaming the Irish countryside and touring through the Scottish Highlands on to Islay, we spent a wee bit of ...
Sublime single malts of Scotland: Scottish Routes 4-Day Islay Whiskey Tour
When you marry a whiskey man (or whisky man, as they say in Scotland) with whom you share an affinity ...
Straight from a storybook: Spending a few days in Galway, Ireland
After a few weeks abroad I'm back home, unpacking, sorting out photos, and catching up on beauty rest. Three countries ...
How to wear summer whites: Stone Cold Fox Marrakech Dress + Seth Blouse
This month I'm bring out all of the deliciously delicate silk and linen and cotton that's been hidden away at ...
5 minute dewy face: My natural + organic daily makeup routine
My idea of perfect daily makeup is somewhere between I woke up like this (flawless) and that endless summer glow ...
In review: Cuyana Gathered Silk Shirtdress and Loeffler Randall tassel sandals
When hunting for closet staples I tend to agonize over nice dresses and nice shoes. Both are investment pieces and ...
Spring Uniform in Zady Alpaca Wool
      Happy first day of spring, beauties. Oille Natural organic skincare and I are celebrating the season of growth ...
The Life-Changing Psychology of Tidying Up: Unexpected Lessons From Marie Kondo
Grab a cup of coffee, or three. Sit a spell (20 minutes). It’s change your life story time! Before we ...
Fireside Chat: A State of the Closet Update & How to Inventory Your Clothes
Have you ever tracked your closet? This weekend I audited all of last year's clothing purchases, and in the process ...
5 Steps to Glowing Skin: Beautifully Natural OSEA Skincare
"You look so much healthier than before the wedding," my mom recently mentioned as I watched her eyes trace from ...
Our Wedding: September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015, I got to marry my best friend. As the cool air of fall rushes in all at ...
Pacific Northwest Is Best: Visit Whidbey Island, Chuckanut Drive, Ruby Beach, Seattle
Ocean Shores, Washington A week and a half in Washington State was one long sweet, surreal day dream. Our first ...
Into the Forest: Lake Seed, Georgia (And Why You Should Adopt A Dog)
With the mercury rising past 100 in our neck of the woods, we thought it was high time to head ...
Packing List: Summer Music Festival Glamping
Pssst... There are a few more tips in my 2018 MightyGoods music festival packing interview! Everlane backpack and v-neck, Lou ...
Wellness Rituals: How to Build a Natural Beauty Routine
So it's 2018 now. I have a new blog and my beauty routines have changed a bit since this post: ...
How We Saved $40,000 Celebrating Our Wedding Day
My dear aunt recently confided that her favorite weddings are the kind where the groom is in his Sunday best, ...
Here And There: Cold Weather Outfits + #StyleStories15 Interview
Interview: #StyleStories15 Feb 16, 2015 A brilliant idea coinciding with New York Fashion Week, #stylestories15 highlights good style that's working ...
Winter Wellness Rituals, A Mega Post
So. I've been ruminating and rewriting this post over the past few months. This is going to wrap up a ...
Autumn in New England: Burlington, Vermont + New York City
When in Burlington, Vermont: Breakfast of gingerbread banana pancakes, hot granola and fruit, and biscuits and herbed vegetarian gravy at ...
Autumn Wellness Rituals + How To Make A (Damn Good) Hot Toddy
There's something so wonderful about the cool air that comes with the first weeks of fall. Like clockwork, those crisp ...
A Year Without Retail Fashion: The Nothing New Challenge
September marks three-quarters through my Nothing New project! This week I'm talking shop with BodhiLuxe Magazine about how I've nearly ...
What To Wear: Light Hiking, City E-Biking, Outdoor Exploring
Labor Day means heading north for a weekend at Big Canoe to share home cooking and football over campfires and ...
Clean Your Closet: 5 Steps to a Better Wardrobe
2018 update: I've made big changes to the R&F guide to cleaning out your closet and building a better wardrobe ...
Barcelona + Ibiza, Spain
BARCELONA // Within hours of stepping off the overnight train into town, Barcelona shot up the list of my favorite ...
Paris, France
Summer in the City of Light means late sunsets and long picnics along the Champ de Mars, listening to guitar ...
Key Piece: Everlane Seed Stitch Sweater
Featherweight and so soft, Everlane's cotton and cashmere raglan works equally well as a summer staple as it does a ...
A simpler wardrobe: Summer outfits (this is a long post)
These are outfits I wore the first summer after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the ...
How to French Cuff your Jeans
Last week I thought I was onto something new when I hurriedly cuffed my jeans, accidentally tucking in one side ...
Key Piece: Hudson Horrigan Bootie
H by Hudson Horrigan booties I found the perfect neutral booties. In keeping with my Wardrobe Editing Lessons Learned, it ...
Closet Talk: How To Shop Smarter And Choose Colors That Look Good On You
A little seasonal assessment on making lists, choosing colors, thoughtful shopping, patience, and the importance of what we wear ...
Laundry: How to fix a shrunken sweater
I think it's inevitable that eventually a stray wool sweater (which is usually also your favorite one) finds its way ...
A simpler wardrobe: Spring outfits + starting one year of nothing new (this is a long post)
These are outfits I wore the first spring after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. The fall and ...
Key piece: Barbour Beadnell Jacket (6 years and 4 jackets later)
"Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and ...
A simpler wardrobe: Fall + winter outfits (this is a long post)
These are outfits I wore the first fall and winter after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. This ...
First formal wardrobe edit: A complicated guide for a complicated closet
2018 update: I've made big changes to the R&F guide to cleaning out your closet and building a better wardrobe ...
One extremely long post: My first year documenting outfits and personal style
New job, new house, new clothes... It was May 2012 and as mortar boards glided like confetti in the air, ...