Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bronzers + Tanners

Could it really be the end of April??? Time really flies... and we've been living in Ireland now for 4 months!

Back in the states, it would be a common saying that April Showers bring May Flowers. That may not be true for Ireland...  but I still call my home California. And its beyond safe to say, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming!

But in case you're in the same boat as me, today's line up some fabulous self tanners and bronzers, while we wait :)
Bronzing Brush // Clinique self tan // L'Oreal sublime bronze // St. Tropez perfect legs // Clarins tanning gel

All these picks are under $35... much less than several trips to the tanning booth. And much healthier too!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring Pastels

Its Friday! WooHoo! :)

I hope you have some fabulous plans for the weekend!

Today I am linking up with Long Distance Loving and bringing you some spring pastels (on a budget!).
floral umbrella | mint sandals | engraved iPhone case | pink sunnies | skull wrap | lilac bracelet | lasercut belt

Loving these colors together for spring... and on a real white + purple kick lately!
And all of these pretty picks are under $25!

Here's to making Friday just a little sweeter & your wallet a little fuller! Xo

Wednesday, April 24, 2013



Today I am sharing some of my favorite pins of the week with you, filled with some lovely outfit inspiration, a chic office design and another inspiration quote for the day!
lovely white maxi + denim
 the most gorgeous gray tote bag you ever did see

industrial, but chic home office space

chambray + white shorts

a good reminder about our past

I am linking up with The Vintage Apple if you would like to check out the other fabulous pins.
And click here to follow along on my Pinterest page.

Hope you have a lovely day! Xo

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Books & Clubs

I recently came across this book list on Pinterest and was thrilled! I am always looking for the next great book to read. Especially at night... it is such a good 'wind down' for me.
book list

Do you have any other recommendations?
 I have read and/or attempted a couple of these.
The Time Traveler's Wife is amazing... also such a tear jerker!
Oh, and also... Do you know of any good online/blog book clubs out there?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Neon Number

Happy Friday! And hello from Berlin! #birdiesinberlin :)

I am linking up with Long Distance Loving today for some Neon inspiration!

I am becoming a huge fan of this fabulous neon trend... especially as the sun start shinning more! And these strappy heels are lovely; so is the price tag!

We are in Berlin all weekend. Follow along on Instagram: @birdietobe

Ill be back Monday! Xo

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


The bird and I are off to Berlin! So excited for another adventure together!

But before we head out... I am sharing some of my favorite pins with you today!
black and white outfit inspiration

black and white entry

inspiration quote | "what I'm going to be"

Such a good reminder to keep moving forward and following your heart and dreams!
Happy Wednesday! Xo

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Thoughts for Boston

So saddened by the news yesterday of the unforeseen and tragic events that unfolded at the Boston Marathon.

As President Obama stated it was such "a senseless loss."
My thoughts are with Boston from Dublin.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Birdies in Berlin

I hope you all had a great weekend.

Exciting news today! The Bird and I are off to Berlin this week!

I have never been to Germany and am so excited about the experience and history there is to see!

Have you ever been to Berlin? We would love your recommendations if you have any! :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring Outfit Inspiration

Happiest of Fridays! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend planned. Ours looks fairly mellow, which is fine by us :)

Today I am linking up with Long Distance Loving... head over to check out some lovely outfit inspiration.

Loving these versatile shoes for spring!
Might need to work up a bit more courage to rock these fabulous floral pants.

And just because I absolutely love these two...
Did you catch the gorgeous Elle Decor spread on Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi's country home?
I love it all... but their barn has to be my fav!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Good Morning to you all! Hope your weeks are going well.

The bird and I are back to reality over here after some fabulous visits from home. So nice to have friends and family come visit us here in Ireland!

Today I am sharing some of my favorite pins with you and linking up with The Vintage Apple.
spring whites + florals

good reminder about friendship

black on black on black

scalloped bikini

And one more fabulous spring look:
white + chambray

Happy Pinning! Xo

Monday, April 8, 2013

Recent 'grams

Happy Monday to you all!

I wanted to share my recent Instagrams with all of you since I have been lagging a bit on the blog. We've had a few visitors here recently and have been doing lots of fun traveling! Its been an amazing month over here!
Birthday Dinner with the bird // Edinburgh, Scotland: view from Edinburgh Castle
30th Birthday Bonanza // Snow by our house at the canal
Family trip to Barcelona // Outfit of the day, leaving Barcelona

Would love for you to follow along! :)

Linking up with Join the Gossip today. Head over for some fun blog links!

Working on getting all of our travels together for a post on Edinburgh and Barcelona.
Both so incredible and highly recommended!
Have you been?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Project Polka Dots

Hello Friday!

Its been an amazing couple of weeks over here. Lots of family & friends in town to visit and travels to share. All of which I will be sharing on the blog next week! :)

Today I am linking up with Long Distance Loving for Project Polka Dots. So fun!
top :: necklace :: blazer :: denim :: pumps :: belt

Loving this gorgeous blazer! And that necklace!

Last weekend with the family here.
What are your plans for the weekend?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Shopper totes

I am on a mad hunt for the perfect shopper tote. Its the best thing to carry around when you live in the city center to tote around all your goodies.

Here are a few of my favs:
one // two // three

I love the hard shells of these totes and the colors.

Which is your fav?

Monday, April 1, 2013

Family time in Barcelona

This weekend my family flew in town for a visit! So excited they're here!
This weekend we all flew down to Barcelona for a few days. First trip to Spain and so happy to be with the bird and our family for the week.

Will catch up on the blog soon! Xo