Lately on Instagram

Life always picks up in the spring! I’ve been super busy but I wouldn’t have it any other way. My week has been swamped but I’ve been really productive at work, I’ve caught up on some behind the scenes R&R work, and worked out everyday this week (the latter is a huge accomplishment!). I also had time to help Edwin recover from the flu, ouch! There is a major light at the end of my tunnel… my school year of teaching is coming to a end. I have 4 short weeks until summer break!! In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of my life lately on Instagram.

Matches, Flowers, Candle on Rhyme & Reason

Enjoying the little things in life: fresh flowers, my favorite candle, and adorable matches.

Salt Air on Rhyme & Reason

The best mimosa in Los Angeles might just be the one at Salt Air Venice (bracelet).

Botega Louie on Rhyme & Reason

Nothing is sweeter than the treats at Bottega Louie.

NYC Matches on Rhyme & Reason

I collect matches from places I travel, hotels I stay at, and restaurants I dine at. A few of my favorite matchbooks are from around New York City.

Bev Hills Hotel on Rhyme & Reason

I enjoyed a little staycation at the Beverly Hills Hilton with some friends a few weekends back (top (on sale!), jeans (on sale!), hat, bucket bag (similar), sunglassessimilar shoes).

Wedges on Rhyme & Reason

My absolute favorite pair of wedges (also here). The scallop detailing is perfection!

Palm Trees on Rhyme & Reason

Looking up in Santa Monica = palm tree views!

Del Mar Beach on Rhyme & Reason

A snap from the first time this spring that I escaped down to Del Mar.

The Ivy Brunch on Rhyme & Reason

The Ivy at the Shore sure does know how to do cocktails.

The Bungalow on Rhyme & Reason

Wine weekends at The Bungalow with my best girl, Allison.

Bathing Suit and Panama Hat on Rhyme & Reason

California dreaming: bathing suit (top, bottom and also love this top, bottom), hat, similar sunglasses.

Brunch Outside of the Ive bougainvillea on Rhyme & Reason

A casual day out and around the neighborhood (dress, espadrilles, jacket, hat, bag (similar – on sale!), sunglasses).

Olive & June on Rhyme & Reason

The cutest place to get your nails done in Los Angeles is at Olive & June.

Brunch at AOC on Rhyme & Reason

I love living in LA with my best friend! This photo was made right outside of A.O.C. (the yummiest brunch, lunch, and dinner!). On me: dress, purse, shoes, earrings, sunglasses. On Allison: dress, purse (similar), shoes (similar), hat.

Olive & June Manicure on Rhyme & Reason

Showing off my pink lemonade manicure from Olive & June.

Wedding Season on Rhyme & Reason

Kicking off wedding season a few weeks ago with Edwin in Ojai! It was my first time to Ojai and I l-o-v-e-d it.

Mai Tai's in Ojai on Rhyme & Reason

Sipping a Mai Tai by the pool in Ojai at the Ojai Valley Inn.

The Ivy Bar on Rhyme & Reason

I can’t get enough of the colorful, nautical bar scene at The Ivy at the Shore!

Happy Birthday on Rhyme & Reason

I turned 26 two weeks ago! So far, so good! My embroidered top is my current obsession (I also love the matching skirt).

Del Mar Beach on Rhyme & Reason

A snap from the second time this spring that I snuck down to Del Mar.

Best Friends on Rhyme & Reason

I celebrated my birthday with 18 friends down in Del Mar… what a blast! We always say our dream would be to live in one huge house together.

Cassia Santa Monica on Rhyme & Reason

Edwin and I did a progressive dinner recently to celebrate the release of his documentary. We kicked off the night at Cassia with kaya toast and cocktails (phone case – similar, similar).

Tory Burch Top on Rhyme & Reason

My parents and brother came to town last week, which was such a treat! We started the weekend off by seeing Jason Isbell in concert at The Greek Theater. My concert outfit: top (similar, similar), jeans, purse.

Weekend Wear on Rhyme & Reason

A pre-summer Sunday: bathing suit (top, bottom), coverup, espadrilles (similar), earrings.

Rosenthal Vineyard on Rhyme & Reason

Wine tasting at Rosenthal Tasting Room (it’s actually outdoors along PCH in Malibu). On me: dress, sandals (similar), sunglasses. On Allison: dress (similar, similar, similar), sandals (also love these), bracelets (one, two).

Peonies on Rhyme & Reason

May is the most wonderful month of the year because of peonies (and peaches, my birthday, a long Memorial Day weekend, and because it feels like the start of summer)! I’m loving my stripe espadrille tennis shoes and my raw frayed hem jeans.

Here’s a closer look at some of the pieces featured but for everything click through the links in the captions for each photo.

Photographs: My Instagram

6 Responses to Lately on Instagram

  1. Minna Lee says:

    That manicure is adorable, and your spring looks so colorful thus far! I’ve been dying to make it out to Ojai at some point- so beautiful!

    • Thanks so much Minna! I think it’s my favorite manicure to date! You’d love Ojai. I was so happy to get up there! Thanks for reading along! XO, Jillian

  2. Ashley says:

    So many cute outfits and delicious looking cocktails! Must track down some peonies in Atlanta….!

  3. Angela says:

    Send your workout vibes my way. I’ve been seriously slacking this week!

    Your Instagram pictures are stunning! You have some serious photography skills!


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