10.31.2014

Leather Joggers

I got back late Sunday night from a work trip to Tampa. It was fun to explore a new place, take a trolley, and eat some great food. Though not work wear at first glance, I packed my leather joggers (only $25!). Frankly they are more comfortable than jeans and don't wrinkle which makes them the perfect thing to pack. I've worn them with a blazer and heels too. They are really very versatile for leather pants. The lighting on these photos didn't turn out too well, but hey, it's what I have.

10.29.2014

Black & White

Thanks to our shoot with Jami, I have not only our couple photos to share (here and here) but outfit photos too. This LOFT top is a recent obsession of mine. It's HALF OFF today making it only $27 (Plus, don't forget to get 3% cash back through Shop at Home)!! My favorite LOFT sweater (seen here) is also 40% off. The sale is so good! I have been looking for a classic white top for a while now but didn't want a plain button-up. I was thrilled to find this top with the fun hem and buttons up the back. I've worn it with jeans, boots, and a scarf. I've also worn it to work with my ponte pants (last seen here, also 3% cash back through Shop at Home). In the shoot and over the weekend I wore it with my leather leggings (last seen here, also 3% cash back available through Shop at Home) and boots. On a related note, I continue to wear my Purple Peridot necklace about every day as it seems to go with everything.

10.27.2014

Life in Photos

I hope you're not tired of seeing cute pictures of Russ and me because that's what I have for you today. In case you missed Friday's post, we recently took some photos with the amazing Jami of Photography by Jami Leavitt. I am a total photo person. I just love capturing life in those little moments that shape your days. It was really meaningful to take some photos with Russ during this time of our lives. It's been five years since we got married, eleven since we started dating. We are a different couple than we used to be, stronger, more mature. We love better and know each other better. We have made a home and a life together. Don't forget to check out Jami's blog for some tips about how to dress for a family shoot.

10.24.2014

Fall Photos & Outfit Planning

Jami of Photography by Jami Leavitt has been so amazing to work with on my outfit photos (see all our collaborations here). Not to mention, she has been so generous with her talent. When she started booking fall photoshoots, I knew I wanted to sign up! Russ and I haven't had any real photos taken since we got engaged over six years ago (what?!). I'm so excited to be sharing a few of the photos with you today. We did two locations, one inside our home and one outside near where we live. Jami did such a fantastic job of capturing Russ and I without making us feel like that same newly engaged couple. Plus, we'll have legit photos for our Christmas card this year! No more backyard self-timer. I'll be sharing more photos on Monday from the second location, so make sure you check back!

10.23.2014

GLOSSYBOX

Have you tried any of the monthly box subscriptions? I had yet to take the plunge but was really curious about the concept, so I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to try GLOSSYBOX through a partnership with Shop At Home. I admit to being a little skeptical because I'm picky about my clothes, jewelry, and beauty products. My skepticism quickly vanished when I received the cutest package in the mail. How could a girl not fall in love with amazing beauty products packaged in a pink box and delivered to her door?!

10.22.2014

Back to Basics

I've really been drawn to basics lately. Sometimes I try too hard to make the perfect outfit. Any time I get stressed, I try to remind myself just to keep it simple. Stripes, a good pair of distressed denim, great jewelry, a tailored white shirt, a blazer, or a great pair of boots, a well fitting sweater... always good decisions. When I discovered Everlane, I fell in love with their philosophy of providing modern basics with radical transparency. All the products are beautiful. If my closet were entirely made up of Everlane, let's just say I wouldn't be mad about it. I love the vanilla sweatshirt (only $30!!) they sent me. The color and material are just so good, especially for the price.

10.21.2014

Zest for Life

Meet my amazing and brave friend Lisa Riley. After testing positive for the BRCA gene, Lisa opted to have a preventative double mastectomy. She has a wonderful marriage, a young son, and a successful business. Basically, she made the decision to live life. Although she cleared many screens beforehand, the removed tissue tested positive for an aggressive form of breast cancer proving Lisa made the right choice. Thankfully they caught it early, and Lisa now faces preventative chemo rather than fighting for her life later.
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