twenty six.


my birthday was earlier this month, good ole twenty six. it actually, truly, snuck up on me this year. i’ve never forgotten my birthday, nor let anyone forget that it was coming. i don’t know, it was probably due to getting married and this insane month at work, but this year i just blinked and suddenly i was 26.




i feel like this year it’s wasnt about celebrating my age, it was a celebration of the year. like a 2nd New Year’s Eve, I grew nostalgic thinking about 25. What I survived. What I learned. What I was given. What i grew out of and what i became.

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I’m excited about 26. about what i will experience, what chances I will take. I feel like after 25, i want to grab life by the horns and just run with it. run as far and as long as i possibly can, squeeze every last beautiful drop of happiness and magic that i can from this year. life is so precious, so very precarious.


I’ve been blessed with this one beautiful life. I just can’t help but wonder: what kind of fantastical adventures will happen in 26?

Pacsun sunnies// RiffRaff pineapple tank c.o// UO jeans// RiffRaff sandals c.o






IMG_9425 IMG_9426 IMG_9436 IMG_9443 IMG_9444 IMG_9450target sunnies//wilfox tee c.o Riff Raff//target bralette//miss me jeans (old similar here)// shoe dazzle heels (old, similar here)

it’s our wedding month! i feel like that’s all i talk about lately but i think that’s a bit understandable. it’s kind of a big deal.

this entire adventure has just been one crazy turn after another and it’s looking like this last few weeks’ home stretch is going to be the craziest of all. In the midst of all the planning and preparing and diy-ing and occasional bouts of weeping, i’ve really been trying to focus and savor each moment. i don’t want to get so wrapped up in the silly things that i don’t take time to truly revel in the precious, little moments. a sweet mom hug, a hysterical all inclusive sister laughing session, a perfect sanity-saving text from a friend, a stolen kiss. who really cares about the shape of the plates or the wedding signs or the cake table omg we don’t have a cake table.

when this is all said and done (please God, let this be said and done), i hope I can look back and remember the excited anticipation, the sweet talks of “what will married life be like”, the precious memories with those i love most surrounding us. Because that’s what truly matters. That’s what makes this all so very worth it.


wedding dreams

I really did not expect to be the crazy bride who has dreams about all the things that could go wrong at the wedding. i don’t know why, I have weird dreams about every other event in my life ( I use to dream that I was at work and I couldn’t find the cash register. I’d wake up in the middle of the night, sitting up, feeling around for the cash register and yelling at my boss that I couldn’t find it. You can begin praying for Jared now.

IMG_8974I guess I just thought with my manic list-making proclivities, that I wouldn’t have any weird subconscious worries. Au contraire my friend. Apparently I’m worried that the roof will leak in the ceremony and I’ll have to get married in a towel, that the pianist (we don’t have a pianist) is going to heckle me during the ceremony, and that Jared and is going to fire all of my bridesmaids and make me ask his high school girlfriend to be my one bridesmaid (i have no idea what his HS girlfriend looks like, never even met her, can’t even think of her name right now.) I also somehow want to get married in my great grandpa’s tiny old house, but it actually looks like the governor’s mansion, and I do believe someone is going to throw up massively at the reception. All recurring dreams, mind you.

i’m such a weirdo.
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Target sunnies// RiffRaff peplum top c.o.// UO jeans// Shoe Dazzle wedges (old, similar here)// B bag from my bridesmaid bags, I ordered myself one  ;)

dangerous faith

IMG_8449I’ve been thinking a lot about trust lately, and the magnitude of that word. It’s just this tiny little word that has such enormous potential, ya know? trust can forge bonds, create legacies, diffuse negativity. but mistrust? mistrust can breed jealousy, force disconnection, create fear.

IMG_8418 I look at this season in my life that I’m currently in, with all of these new and exciting chapters that are just waiting to be cracked open, and I see all the different variables that could produce different outcomes. There is a lot of unknown for us right now. And I will fully admit, it can be somewhat terrifying at times.  IMG_8443

But then I think about that word. trust. Jared and I trust each other, absolutely. We’re in this new crazy adventure together, 100%, and i could just squeeze his little head off when I think about how wonderful he is. He’s kind of great.

But we also trust in our Heavenly Father. We have faith that He is guiding and protecting us, that we will never be alone. He will endow us with the strength and wisdom and favor to weather any storm, carry us through any unknown. And that my friend, is dangerous. What could we be capable if we just trusted?


Seriously, think about it. If you had complete confidence in your gifts and abilities, if you truly knew that Christ was walking before you, if you really believed that “no weapon formed against me shall prosper”, what would you attempt?

Trust is dangerous. We are capable of the impossible, when we trust. When we have faith.

and i? I want to be dangerous.

IMG_8419Oxford trunk blazer(previously worn here) (sold out, similar here)// Target tee (size up for the slouchy look)// Bella Vita necklace via Blue 7// gap jeans (got them on sale, boo the sales over)// Shoe Dazzle boots (old, similar here)

I look like a drug lord & I’m OK with that.



Here in Oklahoma, Winter means one thing: you’re going to get blown away.

It doesn’t matter how lovely and bright the sun is shining, or how beautiful the snow looks. 95% of the time the wind will be blowing like nobody’s business and you will be exhausted by the time you get back into a safe building. Cars doors get slammed open, shopping carts go flying across the parking lot, and hats are blown away, never to be found again.


So when I saw this gigantic fur Rachel Zoe coat on IG, I knew it was perfect for this Winter. Despite the fact that my dad laughs every time I walk out of the house. I’m warm and cute (in my opinion anyways) and impervious to winds and jokes alike.

IMG_6396(another DIY tee using THIS tutorial! so easy)

Speaking of Instagram, anyone else obsessed with a good IG sale? I’m always finding cute little shops on there! If you sell on IG or if you are a fellow IG shopper, let me know! I’m always looking for another cute shop!


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have so many things to be thankful for this year and one of them is this lovely little blog and all of you wonderful people that I’ve come in contact with through it! You bring joy to my life. *hugs*


5th & Elm hat// Rachel Zoe coat via LMTC// Forever 21 button down// Chanel no 5 graphic tee (tutorial here)// Urban Outfitters jeans// Blink leopard booties

Back to Black

old hat// Warby Parker glasses// Forever 21 jacket// Lucca sweater// Pacsun pants// Shoe Carnival buckle boots// 7th & West bangles

Good morning friends! Today is Thursday, which means it’s the Coast to Coast Challenge day! This is my first time to participate, if you haven’t checked it out yourself you can do so here. It’s a pretty fun idea!

Wearing all black makes me think of two things: one of my best friends,Lauren, who frequently rocks the all black look; and Amy Winehouse. Hence the title of this post.

Random things about this outfit:

I’ve had this hat since the dawn of time. I have no clue where it’s from, but I keep it because it’s just so stinkin comfy.

Also, my sweater has gone in and out of the giveaway pile for about the last 5 years, no joke. I always get to a place where I don’t like it anymore and I’m going to give it away, and then I find one more way to wear it and I keep it. I guess I just need to give in and keep the stupid thing for forever.

I wear these pants at least twice a week. No joke. I frequently get asked where I shop (working on that post!) and how often I shop, since it looks where I’m wearing different things in all of my posts. Au contraire my friend. I’m flattered that you think these same pants look different every time I wear them, but believe me it’s the same pair every time. I bet I have a smaller closet than a lot of folks out there!

Yay for Thursdays! Thursdays mean Friday is almost here and Fridays mean a short day at work, which means the weekend is here which means SLEEP! and Christmas shopping! And having a social life past 8pm! YAY!





Ermagerd. Blerg.


Warby Parker glasses//Forever 21 top and fur scarf// brooches from our shop at The Feathered Nest//Gap jeans// Charlotte Russe heels// makeup: Revlon cherries in the snow// hair: curled with a straightner

Good morning friends!

WHEW it’s Thursday already?! This week seems to have flown by, something which I am 100% A-OKAY with. For some reason I haven’t been able to sleep lately so I’m ready for a weekend that involves very few plans and lots of sleeping.

Unfortunately this weekend will also include large amounts of laundry. I absolutely detest doing laundry and will put it off until it’s a dire situation. As in I bought more panties so I could put the laundry off for a few more days. I did what? Ya. You heard me. No shame.

Anyone have any awesome plans for the weekend?! If you’re doing some Christmas shopping, don’t forget to check out 7th & West! You can use RAMBLINGFORWEST today and tomorrow to get 10% off your purchase! Check out these awesome bangles I got never taking them off! (I just sang that in my head. And now I’m telling you about it. Sheesh I really do need some sleep.)



Weekend Wears

Warby Parker glasses// Lucky snood// Chevron top c/o Darby & Dash// Just USA jeans (old)// pink chucks via Shoe Carnival

During the week my outfits reflect my job, but the weekends tend to be very different. Depending on my mood, I might be extremely dressed up, or I might make it a bit more low key since I so rarely wear jeans during the week.

This day was one of those low key days. Thanksgiving, while wonderful, tends to wear a body out. You know that when I’m wearing my glasses, I’m pretty tired. I’ve worn glasses since I was in 2nd grade so I very rarely wear them during the day. Something about being called “four eyes” for six years straight (I got contacts after that) makes a girl hesitant to wear glasses in public again. ‘Course that might change, since I absolutely adore my new ones!

So when I found this cute little chevron top, I knew it was the perfect Weekend top. I might possibly have worn it all weekend, with various bottoms ranging from the socially acceptable jeans to the not so acceptable pajamas. No judging, you’d wear it three days running too.It’s just that comfy.

Linking up with Rolled Up Pretty and The Pleated Poppy!



I’m a Cowgirl…sort of.


Forever 21 Button Down, Target Belt, Rock & Roll Cowgirl Jeans c/o Langston’s Western Wear, Gap pointy flats
Recently I was given the opportunity through Engage OKC to team up with Langston’s Western Wear for a jean review ( Oklahoma bloggers, if you don’t know about Engage OKC go check it out!)
Let me just make a small point friends: I hate jeans. Seriously. I hate shopping for them ( big booty people) and I’m so picky that I rarely ever find any, hence why I’ve been wearing the same pair of skinny jeans that I purchased my freshman year in college.

Needless to say, I was in a sad state jean-wise. But I was a bit leery of finding jeans at Langston’s Western Wear because of the name alone; Western Wear? I might be from Oklahoma people, but my accent and affinity for sweet tea is about the only thing country about me.

But I came across these in the Women’s Jeans section on the Langston website, and I fell in love. I kind of have a thing for studs these days, and to find a pair that I actually liked right away had to have been a sign straight from God himself, because they fit like a dream.

I did hem them a little (I’m a bit of a shorty.), but I wanted these to be a bit cropped anyways, so that was no big deal. I NEVER find jeans that fit me people. EVER. So I’m telling you, go, now, and buy these jeans. They are God’s gift to women. 

Langston’s carries Men’s Jeans as well, which is pretty great since Mr. Darcy is even more picky about jeans than I am (if that is even possible. Obviously, we’re meant to be.)
And guess what’s even better?
Langston’s has very generously offered a discount to all Kaleigh Blog readers for these jeans! Any of the Rock and Roll Cowgirl jeans on their site are 20% off using the code HAMILTON.
So go forth. Buy these jeans. Let’s be twins, and revel in our great jean wearing-ness. 
Check out Pineapple Lily’s blog for her review on Miss Me jeans and look for Me and My Shortloffs review of Lucky Jeans coming on Friday! 
Oh and did anyone notice that I missed a belt loop in my pictures? No? Then forget I just told you that….