Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Torrey Pines State Reserve


The past two months have been a complete blur. Packing, moving, and then settling into a new state/new home/new job dominated much of our time. While we're still working on that "settling in" part, life has started to settle down enough to free up some time to explore. We've been adding to a growing list of things to do and places to see since we arrived in California, so we were excited when we got to check one of those items off last weekend - a hike through Torrey Pines State Reserve. It's a beautiful stretch of untouched land right along the San Diego coastline. You can't beat the ocean views. Plus the picture perfect weather... it hasn't registered yet that I'm not on a vacation. This is home. 






Monday, October 20, 2014

Inspiration - Timeless Style


My favorite posts have always been based on visual inspiration. Sometimes these posts consisted simply of beautiful imagery that caught my eye and sometimes they hinted at an underlying goal. Today's post is a bit of both in terms of personal style. Before moving to Southern California, I worked in Chicago as a men's hair and wardrobe stylist. I loved working in men's fashion, mainly because it's founded in classics. After spending a good portion of my twenties and early thirties experimenting with too many trends and hair colors, men's styling helped me rekindle my love for timeless looks. It's all about the basics. Simplistic foundations that never steer you wrong. 





( all images via Pinterest )

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

And just like that...


...we're back!

I'm sure you probably thought we were gone for good at this point. It's been six months to the day since my last post and a long time since I regularly posted over here. Truth be told, His & Hers fell farther and farther down my priority list as life and work (and then a cross-country move) became my main points of focus. 

I've missed it though. His & Hers has always been a place for me to creatively play and share, and I've missed that outlet. So I'm excited to say I'm relaunching His & Hers with a fresh set of eyes and a fresh voice. 

You'll notice some subtle layout changes and new categories in the right-hand navigation, as this site evolves into our current lifestyle. His & Hers will still be a place for me to share visual inspiration and all things style-related, but I'll also be sharing more bits of personal adventures. 

As I mentioned above, my guy and I recently made a big move from Chicago to Southern California (now the picture should make more sense). So His & Hers will also be a vehicle for me to share pictures and stories with family and friends back in the Midwest (you know who are you!). 

I hope you enjoy following along with our new journey. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{Dudes} Let me dress you...

As I mentioned in my last post, life has been in a bit of transition over the past few weeks... but for exciting {work-related} reasons. A little over a week ago I started working for Trunk Club, a men's clothing service headquartered in Chicago. If you're not familiar with the company, check out the video below. Trunk Club is literally changing the way guys shop, and I'm thrilled to be a part of such an exciting start-up. You can learn more about Trunk Club {here}... and, Dudes, let me dress you!! You can sign-up with me at trunkclub.com/mobrien 


Sunday, April 6, 2014

{Five} of Our Favorite Things

I've been a little quiet here on the blog over the past week. Life has been in a bit of transition for exciting {work-related} reasons, keeping us rather busy lately. We're looking forward to settling back into a routine over this next week. In the meantime, I had to share {five} exciting and sweet {personal} things making us smile these days...

{ Kent State University is pulling together an all-century baseball team in celebration of their 100-year anniversary. My Eric, also known as the {His} over here, was honored to be nominated for the creation of this "dream team." Voting ends Monday at 5pm. You can vote for him {Eric O'Brien} under the "Outfield" section { HERE }  }

{ so proud of my Dad {a bagpiper with The Shamrock Club of Columbus} 
who piped all over Columbus, including the St. Patty's Day parade, on St. Patrick's Day }

{ my Mom created the sweetest set of albums commemorating my years of figure skating ~ I love you, Mom!! }


{ we were happy to have the chance to get back to Ohio for a short visit to see family, including my precious baby nephew... }

{ ...and while babysitting that precious little guy, we created this little movie }