70’s Vibes

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Sweater: similar here

Skirt: similar here

It’s been forever since I’ve done an outfit post on this blog, so I thought I’d do a quick post today.

This was a super random photoshoot done yesterday from the rooftop of my husband’s office.  One of those rare occasions where the place was perfect and I actually liked my outfit.  This look is super simple, but it’s one of my favorite outfits as of late.  I’ve been getting more into 70’s retro vibes.  Seriously, this sweater looks straight out of ‘That 70’s show’, I freaked out when I found it.  I got it from Urban Outfitters a few weeks ago.  It looks like they aren’t selling it anymore, but I linked another awesome one above (probably my next purchase.)

Hope you guys are having great Sunday!  Let me know what you think of the outfit in the comments below!

 

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Photo Diary: Pompeii

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Seeing the ruins of Pompeii might have been my favorite part of the entire trip. I’ve been dreaming of seeing it ever since I heard about it in 6th grade history class.

While I knew a bit about the history, I hadn’t expected the ruins to be so vast and SO well preserved (city was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.)

Casts of the citizens of Pompeii, preserved under layers of ash.

pompeii colosseum

JORD Watches

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Disclaimer: I was given this product for free to review, but all opinions are my own.

 

I’m quite picky when it comes to accessories, which is why I don’t review too many of them on this blog.  I tend to wear the same jewelry every day.  Both because I don’t own  a whole lot of jewelry, and because I’m particular to simple pieces.

I’ve been looking for a watch for a while now.  I think the last one I owned was when I was a Sailor Moon themed one in the 2nd grade (and yes I totally wish I still owned it.)  I ended up picking out this JORD wooden watch (pictured above), and it’s quickly become one of my every day pieces.  I had honestly never tried on a wooden watch before and was surprised at how light and comfortable it was.  I went with a deep navy blue for the face and a dark mahogany for the band.

Also, this isn’t something I usually notice, but I adored the packaging.  It came in a little wooden box, along with cleaning supplies for it (pictured above).

Check more of them out here (and this link automatically gives you 25% off!)

My watch: https://www.jordwatches.com/series/frankie-35/zebrawood-and-navy/#paulagallagherblog

Rome Photo Diary

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Our third stop on our Honeymoon: Rome.  I have dreamed of visiting Roman Ruins since I was a young history nerd.   I honestly couldn’t believe how beautiful it all was.  Being an american who’s really never traveled before now, I often forget how new U.S. history is compared to most places in the world.  It’s crazy seeing ruins over a thousand years old such as the Colosseum (70 ad!)

We spent 3 days here and managed to see the Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps, and Palatine Hill.  Needless to say, I was exhausted.

Again, the outfits are pretty simple and comfortable (they have to be when you are walking all day), so hopefully you guys aren’t bored of them!

Venice Photo Diary

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Our second stop on our Honeymoon was Venice, Italy.  The moment we stepped off the bus and got a look at the streets, both Kevin and I were stunned.  The entire place is so uniquely picturesque.

We spent two days here, and probably walked twelve miles a day just wandering around.  I really loved the architecture of all the churches.  San Marcos church was stunning.  The best view was from St Mark’s Campanile, which is a bell tower.  That’s where the last two photos were taken.  We also spent quite a while in the Basilica Di Santa Maria.  Honestly, you can get an audio tour and wander around for hours in there, there’s so much history.

One thing I love about Italy: the food.  It’s everywhere and it’s startlingly GOOD everywhere (especially if you love pasta, like me.)  I honestly feel like i could eat that way for the rest of my life and never get bored.

Hope you guys liked this post, let me know what you think in the comments!

Paris Photo Diary

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For our Honeymoon, Kevin and I went on a 2 week trip to France and Italy.  As you can see, we took way too many photos.  Kevin is quickly improving his photography skills (seriously he’s actually very talented), so there are literally hundreds of photos that I love.  I figured I’d post a photo diary of each place we visited.

I’ve always wanted to travel to Paris.  There was so much to see, and we really only scratched the surface in those 2 days.  One of the Highlights for me was seeing the Notre Dame Cathedral.  It was absolutely stunning.  Also (not pictured) we got to take a tour of Victor Hugo’s house.  He’s been my favorite writer since I read Les Miserables in High School, so you can imagine how stoked I was about seeing where he lived!

The outfits are pretty relaxed for Paris, in fact a few pieces were stolen from Kevin.  So these photos will be a little less outfit-centered.  Let me know how you guys like this post!

Hydra Skirt

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Skirt: here

Bralette: here

As you may have guessed from the background, these photos were not taken in San Francisco.  We snapped these while in Hawaii, exploring Waikiki.  While there, I found that I pretty much live in croptops and maxi skirts when given the chance.  I honestly never thought I’d be comfortable enough to wear a bralette as a top, but I absolutely adore the way this one looks (plus it is ridiculously comfortable.)  The skirt is from Revolve, which is my recent obsession.  Their clothing can get abbot pricey, but it is honestly such high quality and so flattering that I’m okay with it for certain pieces.

Anyway, it’s been a minute since I posted.  Between Hawaii, work and wedding planning, I’ve hardly had a moment to breath.  We are officially 10 days from the wedding now, and I’m kind of shocked it’s finally here.  I’ve been talking about it for a good year after all.

We’ll be traveling all over Italy for the honeymoon, so I’m thinking of doing a travel diary for it!  Anyone have any good recommendations for a vegetarian in Italy?

Silk Goddess Skirt

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Top: similar here

Skirt: similar here and here

This is one of those super random outfits that I threw together and ended up loving.  I found the skirt on clearance at Nordstroms a few months ago, and completely forgot about it until yesterday.  Looks like it’s gone from their website but I linked a few similar ones above.  The top is a super old tank top that I cropped myself directly before putting on.  I swear I end up cropping about 50% of the shirts I buy.  I guess I figure I’d rather alter items to fit my current style than leave them hanging in my closet forever.

Hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend.  You may have noticed, my hair is a little blonder in these photos.  I think I’ve finally reached the strawberry blonde shade I visioned for the wedding.  What do you think?

Vintage Floral Miniskirt

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Skirt: similar here

Shoes: similar here

Sometimes you find the best pieces on the most unexpected places.  In this particular case, I found this skirt at a garage sale that a girl was having on the street in the Mission District for $10 (you have to love San Francisco.)  It’s one of those basic pieces that just ends up fitting you and your wardrobe perfectly.  As I’ve said before on this blog, I feel like every article of clothing in my wardrobe is something I either spent too much money on, or spent next to nothing.  Usually they are either used clothing for extremely cheap, or it’s more of an essential statement piece that I’ve deemed worth spending money on.  There’s really no in between for me.  Is anyone else like that or am I just weird?

Anyway, hope you guys are having a wonderful Monday.  I was excited for the eclipse all weekend, but it looks like it will be far too cloudy to see anything in San Francisco.  Did any of you guys get a good view?

 

Garden Song

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Dress: here

I snapped these before going to my Bridal Shower this past weekend.  I found this dress at Anthropologie and completely fell in love with it, especially the way it flows as I walk.  It’s definitely not the usual outfit I post on this blog.  That’s the thing about personal style though, it’s constantly evolving.

I’m home sick at the moment, napping and binge watching Game of Thrones (literally the only good thing about being sick.)

We’ve got a month and a half until the wedding, and it’s been quite busy.  I never thought about how many things there are to prepare for BEFORE the wedding (bridal showers, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner).  It’s crazy to think about how much preparation goes into a single day.  But the stress is finally fading away, I’m starting to get excited for all the events coming up!

Let me know what you guys think of the look!