Oct 10, 2014

the dark side.

tis the season!
...and you know how much i LOVE all things "dark." So here's some skulls and stuff to read (for the "dark" literates) ...also, i miss you. enjoy.

typography game.

i need this candle in my life... found here.

other photos via 

Sep 14, 2014

NEW YouTube Channel!

...and we're back!
Oh, hi everyone. Oh, man... updates to come on where I've been and what's going on now. For starters... PLEASE visit my NEW Youtube channel (Yes!, you're going to see my face and hear me talk talk talk to YOU!) and subscribe. I plan to be doing some VERY fun things on there and I am SO excited!

Watch a preview here...

If you love it and you're excited as I am about this, PLEASE subscribe and I'll see you in the next video!! ***PS. Updates re: a wedding (yep, a wedding) and what life is looking like for this lady coming SOON!

i missed you!

May 21, 2014

tattoo tuesday. (at midnight)

hi guys!
yeah, i'm dying over the cute overload of this little black pug too ...#DreamDOG!
...yeah and here's some ink LOVE too (it's midnight.)

for when you're tha BOSS!

shave legs in the sink.

Ricki Hall #LOVE.

other photos via

May 19, 2014

manic monday.

Hi guys!!
Manic Monday... almost going into Tuesday... was put together this morning and now it's close to midnight and I didn't want to miss out on showing you my finds! 

The above shot is probably my favorite Olsen shot!

so good of John!

James Joseph Brown y'all! ...and that style though.

young Diane Von Furstenberg... period.

other photos via

May 18, 2014

sunday inspo.

While it's still Sunday for a few minutes, I wanted to share this pretty reminder with you. 
One of many things I want to work on this week is to simply sit back and observe how much God loves me. It's everywhere. The more I remember that... the better mind set I'm going to be in. 

I hope this inspires you :)

photo via

May 16, 2014

for the literate.

okay so friday is the official "for the literate" day... but i did enjoy the "dark side" version of it from yesterday... anyway, enjoy!
PS. i keep saying this... but it's good to be back! (YAY!!)

i kinda want this swim suit... right??

so pretty. so true.

mucho bien!!...
...adios mis amores!
(i only took three years of Spanish in high school... did i totally mess that up?)

photos via

May 15, 2014

the dark side.

 hi loves...
question! we still have LOVE for the dark side? let me know. comment here OR reach out to me on my instagram @bestsoylatte. BUT/// for now, enjoy. be nice.


i still kinda think it's fun.

photos via

May 13, 2014

tattoo tuesday.

yay y'all!
It's baaaaaaaack! SO SO SO happy to bring tattoo tuesday back to the BLOG. What a refreshing feeling. Did you miss it as much as I did???

good heart.

it's so pretty.

that amazing tree arm ink again.

just found out via the source that this is actually a temp tattoo...
...but it's still cute for a little ink doodle.

simple and good.

it's good to be back!


other photos via

May 12, 2014

manic monday.

Back to reality guys... it's monday!
I'm so happy to get back into being manic. With that said... I'm also happy to get back into stylizing the blog again. New sponsors on their way and a few changes here and there.

Anyway... here's a fun celeb mix for the manics.

Liz Taylor looks so pretty  up there and I honestly had her fighting with my girl Nicole Richie for the top spot. So... Nicole got the instagram post earlier. Lavender hair LOVE.

pretty pretty Lucy
Don't you just LOVE her forever and always??

my LOVE for Elvis need not be explained... today.

...and this Grammy shot of Daft Punk is SO fun to me! 
PS. i miss them being played in elecTRONica at Disneyland everyday. Those were fun times!

Well, that was fun to do again... I'll be back!

other photos via

May 2, 2014

mixtape | mello.

oh, i made this for you.

it's a "mello" mix tape playlist!... it's been a while but i always LOVE doing it. i've been listening to a lot of Ray LaMontagne the past couple of days. He just calms me down when i really really need it. I also added a few songs to match that i love for their calming effect.

NOTE/// if you are viewing this on your iPhone OR if want to save it for later "mello" times.
------> USE THIS LINK<------ 

photo via gofindmomo

Apr 15, 2014

outfit report.

well hello!
Just a little fun trip to the time warp I like to call Target & the always magical Trader Joe's. Honestly, jeans and t-shirt are pretty much apart of my everyday wear, with a little bit of accessory switch ups here and there. SO... slow pace grocery shopping went very well with this relaxed get up (...and an iced latte in hand.) Details below.
1. light for spring cargo jacket-xxi 2. long strap black purse-xxi 3. broken in super amazing Mossimo jeans-target 4. vintage leather belt-la bomba 5. basic black sunnies-xxi 6. the most comfy old black stretch t-shirt-express 7. my new favorite hippie shoes for spring/summer-franco sarto. (***left out: native style necklace-xxi)


Apr 11, 2014


Oh, hi everyone!
I was inspired by Em's post on The Hippie Memoirs because I've been thinking of ways to keep y'all in the know that yes, I am still alive and YES! I think about you and this blog everyday! I believe Em was inspired by the "original" from Dani over at Sometimes Sweet. I always loved the little fill out forms that my friends and I would pass around on the internet via HAHAAA!!! So this felt like the perfect solution... enjoy.

Listening to: Ahhhh!! This podcast called Angriest Trainer by (celebrity trainer) Vinnie Tortorich. It's actually changed the way I live my life style in eating and the way I take care of my health. **Yes, it's marked "explicit" because of his potty mouth.

Reading: Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman... it's SO good! If you want to get your faith in check or even better... check to see if your faith is in check... READ THIS BOOK!

Feeling thankful: For this "new chapter" of my life that I'm in. 2014 seriously has been the best year ever so far.

Thinking about: What kind of shelving unit I'm going to put in my apartment to move this decoration/completion on. Also, can't wait to dress it up with "stuff."

Eating: #nsng (#ppnsng for my fellow vegetarians) Look it up! I've been eating delicious old school, whole, heavy, full fat, natural, clean foods. It'll change your life. But for example: a fave of mine lately has been full fat plain greek yogurt (check the ingredients that it actually is made from whole milk and NOT non-fat milk) with almond shavings, berries such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and my my all time fave spoon replacement, thin sliced granny smith apples. #SOgood! 

Watching: Not really anything as of late. I have an Apple TV that I hardly turn on and no cable.

Blog lovin: Karla Deras' Karla's Closet is my go to fave! She inspires me with her amazingly curvy yet fit body and her fashion is on another level. 

Bummed out on: Realizing that society's "good intentions have been stolen" when it comes to our diet, fitness and health. If a candy bar reads "good source of fiber," we'll believe it and buy five of them and eat every single one before the day is over. We've been brain washed to believe that labels that read "non-fat" are good and the word "fat" is bad. BUT.. thankful that I know what I know now and my health is changing for the better.

Loving: My new keycaps (in the photo above) that I got from my long time friend for my birthday (it was in February!) You have to put each one on individually so... I put the bigger ones on for a pop of fun until I  feel like completing it. 

Letting This Secret Out: I haven't had a front door mat since I've moved in (September)... I need a door mat. Etsy, here I come!

Well, that was fun!


Mar 28, 2014

bubbles bubbles bubbles.

 well hi, darlings! okay so i am super excited to be partnering with UncommonGoods to share this cute little bubble alarm clock with you! seriously though... isn't it SO super-dooper retro cute?! 

Anyway, so a little about UncommonGoods...
UncommonGoods is an privately-owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. They run all our operations out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal ...isn't that cool!?

They make it their mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers; in fact, half of what they sell is made by hand. Most of the products they carry are created right here in the USA, and about one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or up-cycled materials ...AND they have these cool little projects called Design Challenges where you can get YOUR work out there and join their community by participating in their product design and art challenges. Check all that out here!

WOW! I just got really really excited in telling you about how cool UncommonGoods is!
so darlings! i don't remember if I've told you yet but i moved to the OC! i got a sweet as candy itsy-bitsy little studio and i-am-in-love with it. i was very excited to receive this cute little clock in the mail c/o UncommonGoods and had the most fun styling the little area i decided to house it in.

it took me a while to decide exactly where i wanted this amazing retro inspired clock to live (in the small four corners of my studio... this was hard times in thought!) BUT to me, it just always looked happy sitting next to my vintage granny chair in my living area. i felt it was just the perfect thing to warm my home.
So... you can find other cute house warming gifts here. Go and shop through all their stuff and check out this Wooden Mounted Wall Caddy i'm just dying for. AND... you must see their awesomely unique home and garden (if you have one) furniture here & here.

until next time!
...& thanks to UncommonGoods for my pretty clock.


Jan 15, 2014


Well, Happy New Year Everybody!
Normally, for every new year celebration, I do a post called "Raise Your Glasses" but this is taking it to a new level for 2014... which by the way is going to be the #BestYearEVER!

I am SO super excited to tell you that for THIS new year's celebration, I get to partner with Warby Parker in introducing their new, limited edition Palm Canyon Collection that releases today! ***Like RIGHT NOW y'all.

With the Palm Canyon Collection, we’ve refreshed some of our best-loved frames—Winston, Duckworth, Preston, and Wheeler—in a Palm Springs palette of mesquite, acacia, ironwood, and sand. Each frame features a hand-mixed acetate inset at the end piece, with patterns inspired by Color Field painters and midcentury minimalists. -WP

Everything about the Palm Canyon line makes me want to go on vacation!

Please note: I don't wear optical glasses at all. I own a few falsies but that's it. BUT... if you know me well, then you know that I own WAY TOO MANY sunnies (that's hip/UK for sun glasses *winks*) so, can you imagine the "can I has?!" moment's I was having while getting to peak at all these new looks!!? 

***Please see the NEW Winstons (above) #dyingforthem

Also... on top of being super cute with the way they show off their eyeglasses AND sunglasses (you know I LOVE all these vintage inspired,) Warby Parker brings to you Eyewear with a Purpose.

Almost one billion people worldwide lack access to glasses. This means that 15% of the global population cannot effectively learn or work - a problem that Warby Parker is determined to address. We've partnered with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
We believe that everyone has the right to see. -WP

Some of my faves include...
The Preston's in Blue Marblewood (shown above.)

...and i LOVE what they did partnering with Leith Clark for their *Leith* line.

she's SO cute, right?!

Oh, yeah... and can we talk about how they actually sell a Monocle!!?? #BEST!

So, Warby Parker will actually let you pick out five frames and ship them to you to try on and test for five days... FOR FREE. Through their HOME TRY-ON, you pick out your faves and send the five back and wait for your cute new frames to arrive. 

You can also do a VIRTUAL TRY-ON...
For the LOVE of laughs!!!... Okay, don't tell him but I tried on the Watts in Sugar Maple on David Bowie and I think they look great. 
***Special thanks to David Sperring (who actually wears this look on the daily) for suggesting to try this!!

Palm Canyon Collection frames are available for $145 online at and at Warby Parker stores and showrooms.
So, there you have it folks!
Extra special thank you to Warby Parker for giving me the opportunity to partner with them for the launch of Palm Canyon. This was fun!

Palm Canyon photos via Warby Parker
& Warby Parker on Pinterest
David Bowie via Manic Monday