Tag Archives: Golden Hour

Glow Glow

Dress – Aritzia

The best part about living south of San Francisco (1 hour to be exact) is this carefree ability to throw on one item of clothing and walk out the door. You don’t need a purse if you can carry your wallet. In the summertime, don’t even think about inconveniencing yourself by holding onto a light sweater or jacket. I still remember this Sunday evening like it was yesterday. Elynn, Michael and I were trying out the new Korean BBQ restaurant in Cupertino, but without the whole BBQ part of it. The food was just okay. The natural light outside though? Perfection. I know you all might be thinking that this is a different kind of photo for me. I realize it too. Enough of my own friends saw it on Instagram and said the same thing. This actually reminds me of this one time where a close friend of mine told me that she preferred photos of mine in which I smiled. Those were the ones that she “liked” or rather gave the “hearts” too. I like smiling too! But sometimes a smile just won’t do. It’s not appropriate for the backdrop or my surroundings and that’s why we get photos like these. I hope someday I’ll have a photo in the future that has lights and shadows as good as this one right here.

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Golden Girl

Hat – Nordstrom / Dress – Aritzia / Duster – Azalea

When I stumbled across the most perfect duster earlier this year, I was determined to find a way to wear it with everything. This was a tough buy for me though. I worried that having a sweater like this would continuously make me feel shorter than I was. I struggled wondering if it was worth the purchase and how I might wear it with dresses, jackets, and jeans. Ultimately, that hassle that I worried about was actually non-existent because it was such a good buy. I’ve worn it with many pieces from my closet at this point, but this is actually one of my favorite outfit pairings for when I’m caught in a pickle and feel like I have “nothing to wear.” It’s my favorite because this dress is already the number one piece I throw on for those cases and this sweater is an easy toss on right after that. I love the contrast of the shorter little black dress with the long duster and I’m following my usual pattern of sticking to one color mainly and adding in the gray duster to piece it all together.

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Top – Brandy Melville / Skort – Aritzia / Shoes – Vince Camuto

RIP to my beloved parking lot that they are now turning into yet another building in downtown Mountain View. I never saw more than a handful of cars parked here and I’m not sure why people would need to use it except for the church on Sundays, but this was such a great place for our shoots – golden hour especially! It was large so there was always a new corner for us to discover and in the evenings when the sun would go down, the light would cast a shadow on different parts of the lot. Depending on the time of day, the end result could look pretty different. Earlier in 2016, we mentioned that we were having a complete black and white phase. I love pairing these two simple colors together because it always adds up to a pretty no-fuss, effortless look. From afar, it’s basic. It’s a black sleeveless top and a white bottom, but the fact that it’s a skort adds a little more flair to it. We paired this with our favorite lace up Vince Camuto heels.

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