Love, Darbie

a life/style blog of a southern girl on the west coast.



July 2014



A Spontaneous Getaway to the Midwest

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At times, even the best of us long for a getaway; a chance to clear our minds and an opportunity to experience something new. That is exactly what dawned on me earlier last week: I really needed to leave Seattle, even if just for the weekend. I’m a rather spontaneous person. I treasure unplanned moments dearly and act on impulse when my heart leads me to do so. So on Sunday evening, after a phone call or two to one of my favorite people, Mayowa, I was all set to visit her and explore Minneapolis, Minnesota. By lunch time on Friday, I was at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport not anticipating that this weekend would be exactly what I needed — and more. A break, fresh air, sisterhood, conversations until 6am, and good laughs. Not to mention excellent food. It is such blessing to have friends that love God, love life, believe in you, and that you can depend on to cheer you up, even if it means flying across the country.

Here are some photos from our weekend and if you’re ever in Minneapolis and live for brunch like myself, I highly recommend visiting The Lowry & The Union Rooftop.


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July 2014



Bomb Beauty Secret: King of Skin by LUSH

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King of Skin Body Butter by LUSH

My ladies (and fellas) with dry skin, this post is for you! I’m plagued with the dry skin curse and I especially dislike that fresh out of the shower dryness. I love LUSH’s products because they’re all natural and they pretty much have a product for everything you could think of (but really though). I stopped by my local store and ended up leaving with this gem, their King of Skin Body Butter. This product is packed full of yummy natural ingredients, namely: cocoa butter, bananas, shea butter, avocados, coconut butter, jojoba oil, almond oil, lavender oil, etc. 


Right after my shower, I turn the faucet off and rub the bar all over my skin, do a quick rinse or towel dry, and that’s it! It leaves my skin feeling very moisturized and dewy.

You might like to know:

  • I love King of Skin for night-time showers so I can crawl in bed with my skin feeling like butter.
  • I still follow this up with lotion if I use in the morning but this is not necessary; I just have dry skin.
  • It is very moisturizing and can appear greasy when you first get out the shower; your skin will soak it up.
  • Don’t leave this in the shower, it’s a natural butter that will melt away with water!
  • I keep it in one of LUSH’s Body Butter Tins to preserve and store it.
  • I hate how quickly this bar is used up. It doesn’t last very long so I no longer use it daily.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post or all that jazz, I just love this product. Let me know if you’ve tried it! Also, recommend your favorite LUSH products and feed my obsession!



June 2014



Casual Sundays | All That Glitters

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Black Jeans – Urban Outfitters, Plain Black Tank – H&M, Leather Jacket – F21, Bag – H&M, Gold Pumps

Things I’ve been loving lately: all black everything. Things I always love: anything glittery and gold. I opted to combine the two for this somewhat biker chic, casual sunday look. I found the gold pumps at a random shoe store in Austin and I couldn’t resist that sparkly goodness. My sunday consisted of a great service, amazing brunch, and some good ol’ rest. Hope you all had a great weekend.