The Ones That Got Away // My Biggest Fashion Regrets

It was my first designer handbag purchase. It was too much money for me to pay retail for, so I stalked eBay auctions, learned all about authenticating designer bags, and read up on verified sellers.

Photos by Megan of Diary of This Girl and Ana of Northwest Blonde

I paid $350, or maybe it was $450, for my first (and at present, only) Louis Vuitton. I was 16 and was using one of my first tax returns ever on a Speedy 25, a bag I thought I’d keep forever.

Only, forever didn’t exactly happen.

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Rigby’s Favorite Fresh Food // Freshpet Dog Food Review

One thing I’ve learned about pet ownership? Expect the unexpected. Like humans, it seems that all pets have a health issue at some point in their lives. Whether it’s allergies, a digestive sensitivity, an autoimmune disorder, or something else, it can be hard to figure out and manage since our pets can’t speak. 

 Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Freshpet. All opinions are my own!

Early on, I learned Rigby has a sensitive tummy. That means he’s a little high maintenance when it comes to meal time, and traditional dog kibble fed as his main diet doesn’t agree with him. A few years ago, I was introduced to Freshpet at the grocery store. I accidentally forgot to replenish his normal food so he was a little short on dinner.

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Easy Outfit Ideas to Take Your Jewelry from Brunch to BBQ // Ana Luisa Jewelry Review

The perfect weekend in a nutshell: brunching with one of my closest friends, spending the day exploring and shopping, then hitting up a BBQ. It still feels like summer and I’m going to hold onto that as long as possible!

Disclosure: Thanks so much to Ana Luisa Jewelry for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

With Labor Day Weekend here, it only made sense to share these recent looks featuring Ana Luisa Jewelry, a beautiful jewelry brand based in NYC created by designer jewelry lovers. What I love most about Ana Luisa Jewelry is that they have a style for everyone, and offer limited quantity releases so that you’re getting something unique. From fine jewelry to minimalist to statement-making, each of their pieces can suit almost any style, from classic to modern to bohemian. I personally gravitate towards some of their oversized earrings; in this post, you’ll see two styles that I absolutely can’t get enough of.

Each piece is individually handcrafted with superior materials, and you can tell just by picking each piece up. Ana Luisa offers a membership for free with benefits like unlimited access to all collections, a one year warranty on all styles, free shipping and returns, a surprise gift with every order, and insider info on new releases. Click here to sign up for free on the Ana Luisa website, and if you find something you love, use the code Jenn15 for $15 off your purchase!

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5 Easy Personalized Gifts for Pet Lovers

With the week starting off with National Dog Day, it seems like the perfect time to celebrate our best furry companions! Having a dog has changed my life for the better, and I’m happy to celebrate Rigby any day of the year!

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Snapfish. All opinions are my own!

Earlier this month, I was thrilled when Snapfish reached out to me about working on this sponsored post featuring some of their fun and unique pet gift options. I have so many photos of Rigby, from puppy to now, that having them on my phone or in a photo album doesn’t seem like enough. Meaningful gifts reflect the time spent with family and pets, and having a reminder of this reflected in our home means a lot to me.

And really, with all that has happened over the past couple of months, the timing couldn’t be better. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, then you may not know but we had a bit of a health scare with Rigby. He was having some digestive troubles and the vet said he felt a mass.

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Adventures in Summer Thrift Shopping with Value Village // #FindtheFind

August kicked off with a heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest, which made me crave the lightest sundresses, hats, and bright colors to keep me feeling somewhat cool. Honestly though, with a lack of AC, it was just plain hot! Multiple days of temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s were a bit of a shock to my system, to say the least. I found myself running out of dresses and tops to wear that weren’t double lined or some sort of polyester blend as the days went by. So what’s a girl to do when you need new clothing fast and on a budget? Go thrift shopping, of course!

Disclosure: Thanks to Value Village for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own!

It just so happened that around that time Value Village reached out to me to work on a sponsored post, see my last post this past spring, and I knew this would be the perfect fit! So off I went to Value Village, also known as Savers or Unique Thrift depending on where you are located, in search of a few pieces that might hold me through the hot weather.

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