Saturday, July 28, 2012

little white t-shirt // favorite things

My new years resolution this year was to simplify my life. This means over the past seven months, I've been tackling one section at a time, month by month. This month has been all about simplifying my closet. So, the other day, while cleaning and sorting through my wardrobe I noticed I had like twenty-five different plain white t-shirts, "What the heck, Hayley!" Okay, let me rewind a bit. I still have clothes I wore in Jr. High - I'm still the same size!  So, because I can still fit into things, I keep'em! I mean, I have no reason to get rid of anything if it still fits (and I still wear it). Alas, this has turned me into a bit of a clothes hoarder. I love my white t-shirts and I probably wear too many of them. I just love their simplicity. I love pairing one with something like this skirt, to dress it down a bit. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

colonial williamsburg // adventures

These photographs are from my visit to Colonial Williamsburg (VA), back in June. Where my grandfather has been a generous donor to the Raleigh Tavern Society for years. We were given the opportunity to stay in one of the historical homes (first photograph) in the heart of the colonial area. It was a really incredible experience to stay in an original structure from the 1700's. Granted, it was outfitted in all the modern day comforts, but tastefully done so.  More than anything though, it was amazing to share this experience with my family, my whole family. It had been at least two years since we were all together. 
Looking back at these photos makes me homesick. I miss the east coast so, so much. I miss the lush green summers, the sound of crickets at night, the history, the charm. I remember when people would ask, "Where are you visiting from?" and my first instinct was to say "Pittsburgh" and I had to stop myself and say, "Oh, wait. Seattle, I'm living in Seattle." I'll always be an east coast girl, and Pennsylvania will always, always, always be my home.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

treehouse point // adventures

Back in early May, I spent my birthday at a resort where you get your very own treehouse to stay in. It was such a magical experience. Each treehouse is handcrafted and unique. If you're ever in the Seattle area, I highly suggest you checking it out. It's only a thirty minute drive outside the city. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

lately // phone photos

Quite a few things have happened since my last post. I bet you thought I'd never return! First, my youngest brother came to Seattle for the first time and stayed for a week. Second,  I was on the east coast for two weeks and spent time with my family. Third, I've finished out another school year, all while working almost full time. Oh and fourth, I celebrated my twenty-fourth year in a treehouse (more about that later)! It's finally summer, and I'm excited to have more time to blog. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

summer vibes // music

sol. by mausi 
My summer anthem. I can't wait... relaxing in the sun, traveling, seeing my friends and family, wearing summery dresses, summer nights, swimming, feeling the sand between my toes, walking barefoot, music festivals.... etc. This song and video sums it all up. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

apartment details // new poster

I finally hung the newest addition to my The Small Stakes collection. I've only had it for over a year. Silly me. I'm so fond of Jason Munn's work. This one is extra special now that The Morning Benders have changed their name (now POP ETC). It's so perfect next to Bob Dylan's Self Portrait, the color blue is exactly the same. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

a girl and her hair // hair FAQs

Over the past couple years, I can't count how many emails, comments or tweets I've gotten about my hair, "Is it real?", "What's your secret", "Omg!". Every single one of them, super flattering and kind. But my first thought is always, "Yeah, but they don't really know how much work it is!" I would take straight shiny locks over my own any day. Grass is always greener, eh? Truth is, I have super curly hair and a lot of it, and on some days it can be downright unmanageable. I dread going to the hair salon because it always takes the stylist double time. I always tip well, perhaps a little too well. Aside from all that, going to a salon is a totally new experience for me. My mother was a hair stylist and growing up all my haircuts took place in my kitchen. Me in my pj's and my mum working her magic on my challenging locks. I still haven't found a hair stylist that can cut my hair as well as my mother did, which is actually the reason my hair is so long. My mum taught me some super valuable tricks and lessons on styling which I am extremely fortunate to know. Anyways, here are a few of the questions I get asked the most.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

color crush // grey & yellow

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I have never really thought of myself to be fond of yellow. My mother decorated our house in a primary color scheme, with red, blue, and lots and lots of yellow (french country). It's no wonder why I love white and neutrals. But lately, I've been having my moment with grey. With a new sofa, draperies, throw pillows, blankets and a new duvet, etc. I'm trying to add it just about everywhere. It wasn't until I started pinning all these rooms with grey, that I noticed how much I liked the two together. It's more of a golden yellow, but it's yellow. It's so lovely. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

hair inspirations // perfect fringe

As you can tell, I want change. I've always had fringe up until a few years ago, when I grew it out. I'm now seeing that my mother was right, I need it - I need framing around my face at least. For Spring, I'm planning on getting mine cut just like Ms. Bardot. I can't think of a better example.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

fresh start // new beginnings

Welcome to Little Bit! I need a new start. I feel I've grown out of my old blog, and need a new space to share and fill with my inspirations, photography, etc, and little bits of my life. So, why "Little Bit", you ask? It was my father's nickname for me. It's my little way of paying homage to him. Cheers for new beginnings!