Small Things

Now that I've been home a week, I've had a chance to appreciate all the little things I missed while I was away. Seeing Chloe, driving my own car, washing my hair -- having lived my whole life with soft water, I didn't like how my hair felt after being washed in California's hard, mineral rich water. Sprawling out in my queen bed is not on the list, because I share it with Chloe and she takes 75% of it. But getting fun things in the mail is on the list, and I arrived home to a package from Ana Luisa, the high fashion jewelry brand where you can find both classic and quirky pieces, all under $100.

I chose these 14k gold plated mobile earrings because they were my ideal combination of something a bit different, but still easy to wear. They are super light weight and comfortable to wear - while the material used for the posts is not noted on the item description, I can say it did not bother my ears. Ana Luisa promises to only use high quality metals and durable gold plating, so I imagine these will be a shining part of my collection for years to come.

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The Rundown
 Black Cable Knit Sweater Banana Republic similar
Jeans Banana Republic
Cream Funnel Neck Teddy Coat Loft similar
Black Pumps "Natalie" Naturalizer 
Bag "Lewis Drive Michela" Kate Spade similar
Leather Pom Matine
White Beret Amazon
 Mobile Earrings c/o Ana Luisa
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry

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  1. I didn't realise that the water in California was hard - that explains a lot about the experiences I've had with my hair there! (Paris is very much the same, and I sweater my apple cider vinegar rinse to combat that type of water. But my hair is never really quite as good as it could be.) As for being home, despite the weather, there are always positives. One of which is undoubtedly getting back to your beautiful coat collection - even though I'm sure you'd prefer not to need a coat at all :)

  2. Those earrings are so fun! And I love that teddy coat

  3. I hope that you're enjoying your time back - I thought you moved to LA! The earrings are such a cool shape too - you can wear them all year long!

  4. Your beret is so pretty! Love the white color.

    x Diana // Pearl Girl

  5. Lovey outfit! The beret and pointed pumps are very cool!

    Marije |

  6. I remember how weird I found washing my hair when I lived those few months in Pasadena. I definitely never quite got used to it! And I really love the earrings you picked up, I've never a design quite like that.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. This wintery outfit looks right up my alley (though I can't pull off a beret to save my life haha). I love the delicate, unique earrings!

  8. Your coat looks so cosy and perfect for the cooler weather! They are such pretty statement earrings too! :) I won a pair from Ana Luisa in a giveaway and they always get me compliments when I wear them :)

    Hope your week is off to a good start! Sounds like you're enjoying settling back in at home. The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From The Blue

  9. I am going through my own hair troubles so I know EXACTLY what you mean ... but on a positive note I am LOVING those earrings. They are just what I love when my outfit is subtle and in solid colors.


  10. Ooo they are such pretty earrings!

  11. Love this look and cute earrings!

  12. You are looking so fabulous girl! Loving the beret!!

  13. Ha, I love your appreciation for the small things in home life! Now I'm wondering how my hair would be if I went to the East coast and used your water? It's been at least a decade since I've been over the Rockies so I just don't remember! Anyway, love your glam but cozy look! Those earrings are fun and I especially love that classic Kate Spade bag.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  14. We always love to come home after a trip. We love to get away, but nothing beats home!!!
    Love the's fun to have ones that are so interesting!!

  15. There really is no place like home! I love those gorgeous earrings and the beret is so cute!

  16. There's no place like home! And absolutely loving these gorgeous earrings, they are so unique and chic!

    cute & little

  17. welcome back home and you look so chic in this coat and beret. These earrings are a fun touch.


  18. Love this entire look, your teddy coat is so cozy!! How unique are those earrings? They are so pretty and so different!

    xx, Elise

  19. Those earrings add such a fun touch to your look!

  20. I can imagine how happy Chloe must have been!
    I never stopped to think about soft water vs mineral rich water being so different on the hair..
    I like the earring you picked, they are a cool statement piece to have.

  21. Yay for being back home!! LOVE your earrings! They are so fun and different!

    How 2 Wear It []

  22. What a great simple chic look, not too fussy. I hear you about hard water. The water where I live is awful. I don't even drink it is so heavily chlorinated it tastes like you are drinking pool water. It is also loaded with rust. So hair is both died out and dirty looking right after you wash it. And my nails forget. They are super soft and split and break on the regular. This never happened when I lived in Seattle.

    Allie of

  23. Oh my those earrings are amazing! These are definitely the kind of earrings I would love to ear. Statement but still minimalist!

  24. My cat is the same way! No matter where I am in the bed he will take up so much space so I can't move around! Animals are so funny in that way!

  25. In love with this black and white look! Also those earrings are so fun!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  26. Welcome home! After an adventure, it always feels good to be back home! I love the earrings. What a fun design!

    Virginia | More to Mrs. E

  27. Your earrings are so chic! I love how different they are!

  28. Those earrings are so cool!! I love those!

    xoxo Sarah

  29. Such a classic and cozy spring look! Can't go wrong with that coat.

    Jessica |