Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Happy Wednesday all!

I am here with some of my favorite pins of the week. Theme: home decor.
 cottage kitchen style

colorful + cozy outdoor space

bedroom of grays + whites

Home decor seems to be a common theme of mine, here and on Pinterest.

Maybe a bit of me is missing our home, back home. Just a tad though.

And one last happy thought for the week...
 Surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you.

You're worth it.

What's your favorite thing to pin? And what's your username so I can follow along! :)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Workout inspiration

We are getting back into the groove over here after all our travels and visits from home! The past couple months have been a blast... but its also nice to get back into our own routine. Like making more dinners at home, staying on top of laundry and working out.
top (similar here & here) // iPod // yoga mat // water bottle // pants // earphones // headband // shoes

While most posts are for my lovely followers, this one may actually be a inspiration board for me. Nothing like a little pink, coral and gray to kick my butt in gear! :)

Any recommendations for some good workout playlist songs?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Chic bicycle style

I absolutely adore this image! Pure summer bliss and perfect bicycle chic.

Here is an inspiration board to match her fabulous style!
striped tank // anchor necklace // boat shoes // fedora hat // straw clutch // yellow shorts

Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead!

We are headed to the outdoor comedy festival here in Dublin.
And I will hopefully get around to getting all of our Italy pictures together for a proper post!
(Here is our Instagram Recap.)

What are your weekend plans??

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

J. Crew sale

J. Crew is having another fabulous sale! Here are some of my favorites from their sale collection:

striped tank // Sperry boat shoes // chino shorts // satchel bag // toothpick jeans // patent belt

40% off sale items with the code STYLE40.
Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I'm dropping in for another edition of Pinterest tales! Here are some of my home decor favorites!
bright white bedroom

white kitchen with open shelves + pop of blue

Oh, and this fabulous Chanel gallery wall

Side note: Today is the last day to get an additional 25% off at Shopbop! My cart currently contains this clutch bag, the perfect striped maxi, and these wedge sandals.

Hope you are having a great week so far!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer weekend wear

I don't know if I've mentioned this yet... but the weather in Ireland has been unbelievable. Temperatures have been in the 70s & 80s the past month! That's true summer weather in my book.

J.Crew has become one of my favorite shops (winter or summer). Unfortunately, its nowhere to be found in Dublin. So for now, this inspiration board will have to do.
aviator sunglasses | panama hat | vintage tee | striped sandals | chino shorts

Hope you have some fun weekend plans!

Ours include a dinner date, The Internship and a hike through Phoenix Park.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pretty pink accessories

I am a pink kind of girl, what can I say.

Here are a few accessories I've had my eye on lately:
stud earrings // statement necklace // candle jar // ombre iphone case // essie polish

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Travel Style

After doing a bit of traveling over here, I've learned what absolutely works for me on a long plane ride. Here's some picks you would find me wearing, on the aisle seat of course!

Socks have become a must-have in my travel bag. Along with some other pieces I might just put together in another post.

Nothing will beat 1st class luxury with all their bells and whistles, but until I reach that status, these lovely pieces will have to do.

Are you an aisle or window seat kind of gal?

Friday, July 12, 2013

lazy days

I think I am going through vacation-withdrawal.
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I am having the hardest time getting back into the swing of things. From our visit home followed by our fabulous trip to Italy, its not been easy getting back into the daily routine over here. Ugh! Blogging, healthy meal planning and exercise regularly have seriously gone out the window this week.

I swear I'll get myself back into gear this weekend.

By that I mean, you can find me lying in this lovely little hammock wearing this fabulous hat. :)
Coming back next week refreshed and ready to get my life in order!

Do you ever feel this way after vacation... or it is just me??

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Instagram recap from Italy

We are officially back from a truly amazing trip to Italy. One of the best trips and places I have ever been.

Our trek through Italy started in Rome. After a few days we took the train up to Florence. What a gorgeous city! While we were there, we took a day trip through Tuscany- stopping in Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa. Then we headed to the west coast and spent a couple days in Cinque Terre. Amazing. Lastly, we took the train to Milan and spent our last couple days roaming the city and doing a bit of shopping.
Here is an Instagrapm recap from the bird & I

This trip was such a great mix of city and beach, site seeing and relaxing.

If you are planning a trip to Italy and headed to any of these places, don't hesitate to reach out. I'd be happy to share more and give you any suggestions you need. :)
San GimignanoS
San Gimignano
San Gimignano

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Pretty white kitchens

I have been absolutely lusting over the kitchens I have seen on Pinterest lately.

Maybe its the ultra small and minimalist kitchen we have here in Dublin or love of all things white + gray, but these are so pretty and clean... I'm going need something like this. One day. Soon.

love the touch of mint subway tiles

matte gray cabinets + pendant lighting

white subway tile + stainless steel countertops

And I would love to put up these cute kitchen gadget pics:
framed kitchen pictures

A girl can dream... right?