current address.

There will be a day in my life years from now that I reminisce about that time I lived 3 blocks from this.  I would hope that in my reminiscing I talk about all the moments we took advantage of and the memories made, embracing the sweetness of this eclectic beach town.  Walking down to the beach in the mornings while it is still quiet, the sweet smell of jasmine {hedge of choice in most parking lots seriously} and plumeria, the funky fabulous beach style that includes my children going barefoot to church, dining alfresco with wonderful new friends while listening to the steel drum band that has set up on the beach boardwalk, hearing the waves crash after my little noisemakers have gone to bed, my lemon tree, welcoming neighbors.  There is a lot in this state that has challenged me and stretched me, irritated me, made me sweat, but hopefully all growing me into the woman I am to be.  

As I write this post, I am in Washington, a place my soul rests and yearns for, but dang if I don't know that being outside of my comfort zone is where a lot of life is truly lived.  

outfit - its all so old!


photos by Angie.


mullet tuck maxi {what i wore}

I found this skirt at a Billabong sample sale for 20$.  I love those kind of finds.  Up until now I have worn it much more casually, but I thought I would dress it up a bit more with blacks and nudes.  I think nude shoes are my very favorite right now, they just make every outfit look more chic.  In the spirit of not being matchy matchy, not trying to hard, they work with everything.  "Mullet-tucking" the front of the shirt keeps the outfit from being too frumpy. 

these are a couple of my more recent necklaces that I have designed, they have never quite made it to the website, if you are ever interested in a piece please email me, this is how most of my orders happen.  I apologize for not being website savvy.

Also, I have been experimenting with my flat iron that I found at Nordstrom Rack {great spot for random awesome hair supplies} the longer I go without washing my hair, the more tight and dreadlock-like my curls get {we are talking 3-4days max} so I can kind of use the flat iron to relax the hair in front and throughout, it's a messy undone look.  

tshirt - Zara, similar
skirt - billabong, here {on sale}
shoes - anthropologie, similar  {on sale}
necklaces - Lucia K. Jewelry
bracelets - vintage and Gorjana

here are some simply fabulous nude shoes that would be the work-horse of any wardrobe.  and they are all on sale right now.

photos by Angie.  linking up with pleated poppy for what i wore weds.
happy wednesday.



instagram haps..

As summer winds down, we have been on vacation in our beloved Pacific Northwest.  Here are some recent moments documented by my instagram, thekirstyfiles

Grandpas house has the best old buildings, and oh the shades of green that frame all of it!

Getting ready to ride the go-cart

Spent a weekend with some closest friends, filled up our souls.

Last days of summer spent at the lake.

Stopping the car on the side of the road to pick blackberries, the best!

Behind the scenes - caught taking a selfie.

Do you see Autumn making an appearance!  An afternoon at the spa with the ladies.

Fresh dungeness crab feast!

Is it fall is it summer - outfit, in the street.

Moscow mules in copper mugs with my sister in law

A real puddle, we've had glorious moments of rain.

My boys waiting for our plane.  

Packing, you can never have too much jewelry

Peeling painted aged wood, I'm a lover.

like what you see, follow me on instagram - thekirstyfiles



this would be what you'd wear converse with if you ever wore converse.

but I don't.

and another way to hide unwashed or frizzy hair, I wear a lot of hats.

tshirt - Bobi Clothing {blackfuschia on sale, dark gray, light blue, pink}
shirt - Free People, Hautelook {also here on sale, and red/blue here
shorts - Gap {different color but super sale}
shoes - 80%20 {old, loving these from TOMS}
hat - Volcom
bracelet - Gorjana
earrings - Lucia K. Jewelry Tag




what I will do to not have to wash my hair. {what i wore}

few things to note:
1. when in doubt I always reach for a white tee and jeans.  LOVE this one, I bought it a size larger than normal, its comfy, its flattering, its versatile.  the best part of jeans and a tee you can accessorize in limitless ways, its a perfect chic blank canvas.

2. these moto jeans are awesome, they are on sale, they are by DL1961 and somehow they have created a jean that keeps its shape and doesn't stretch out.

3. we are all washing our hair too much!  this is a great way to get more wear before you have to wash.  I typically go 3-4days without washing.  party lazy, part my hair is too dry otherwise.

jeans - DL1961, Piperlime on sale! {note they don't stretch out}
tshirt - Bobi {black, fuschia on sale, dark gray, light blue, pink}
shoes - faryl robin {old}
headband - Anthropologie {old}
bracelet left wrist - Elvafields
bracelet right wrist - Gorjana
earrings - Lucia K. Jewelry Tag

anthropologie is a great place to find unique headbands on sale, here are some current faves for a steal...

linking up with pleated poppy for what i wore weds.  photos by Angie.


blush, gray, and leopard {what i wore}

couple items to note - this outfit was inspired by a gal I met recently, she had such a wonderful presence and effortless spot on style, I loved her blush trench and gray skinnies paired with leopard pumps, I couldn't help but imitate!  

Also, mix your metals!  gold, silver, copper - its a jewelry party.  There are no rules here anymore ladies.  I particularly love my bag for this reason - the mix of silver and gold zippers and hardware.  If Marc Jacobs says its ok, well hello. 

and finally, you know when you buy jeans a little snug thinking oh these are totally going to stretch out, I'm out smarting them and going down a size.  And then they don't.  So I let out the seam on the jeans to give me just a little room to breath, I little trick, there is usually two seams, the serger seam will still keep them together.  Tuxedo stripe.  

trench - old
jeans - free people, similar
shoes - Nordstrom
bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nordstrom {this color is fierce and on sale, love}
bracelets - vintage, gorjana
necklace - Lucia K. Faye

linking up with pleated poppy for what i wore

photos by Angie.
happy wednesday.