30 Jul 2017
48 posts and counting! I’m convinced that writer’s block is a thing that happens to everyone. I can still remember being in college and becoming upset at myself when I knew I had waited until the last minute to complete a paper. Typical. Writing always came easily when it wasn’t out of desperation and when it wasn’t at a time that I needed it the most. These “A Collection” posts are my favorite because they don’t ever require writing, but I like to write a little piece to go along with it anyways. It’s nice to just sift through a bunch of images and decide on the spot if I want to include them or not. I will usually know within a second and if I’m thinking about one for too long, that might also mean something too. I like to think that all of the images represent the mood that I’m in or a period in my life. I never actually write out the exact feeling at that moment and we’re completely okay with that. If you read into these a bit though, you can always sense a type of pattern.
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15 May 2017
Over time, keeping up with Wedding Mondays has become more and more challenging for several reasons. It takes some time to sift through the wedding blogs that I love to see if there are any videos featured in the posts from the previous week. Secondly, over time, my bar has gotten kind of high. The good thing is that hopefully we’re showcasing more wedding videos that you like or that are new to you and inspire you like they do for me. The hard part is that some weeks there aren’t any videos I want to feature. I’ve gotten to be okay with that over the years, but there’s a part of me that gets irritate when I can’t share something consistently every week.
All it took was a second. That first note in TRACE’s “Honey” and I was completely sucked in. Then came the desert shots and the personalized vows all set to the sounds of “Honey.” I was so glad that it wasn’t Walk the Moon or any other cliche wedding song because it just would have felt out of place. Hopefully, you’ll love this as much as I do!
Unfortunately, I can’t embed the video, but you can view it here and the rest of the feature on Green Wedding Shoes.
09 Apr 2017
The theme of this collection is minimalism. Before I left my last job, my life was very noisy. My mind was constantly racing with a million thoughts. I wasn’t always able to communicate my feelings articulately. I was stressed with needing to be two places at once, and in general my home – my sanctuary felt cluttered. The time off that I had from working made me feel well again. I felt like I could take care of myself the way I needed to and get that clear head that I was seeking. I couldn’t remember a time where I was THAT happy! And that’s why it was also challenging to get back to work after that… but more on that later. This post is a collection of things that just feel simple to me. There’s not a lot of noise in them and as you’ll notice in these photos, more space than usual. Enjoy!
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05 Apr 2017
I’m really glad that this photo series had a name tied to it because I honestly didn’t know what to title this post. The foods featured in these photographs match very different wardrobes accompanying them and this is such a quirky shoot that we didn’t know what to do with it other than post it here. While reading my daily blogs tonight, this one stopped me dead in my tracks. This could be for a number of reasons – everything I read tonight was sort of blagh or I need a late night snack.
The idea was dreamt up by a creative duo including photographer Kelsey McClellan and prop/set stylist Michelle Maguire. The series is inspired by simple foods contrasted against various elements found in the clothing such as color, texture, and design.
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04 Apr 2017
Not too long ago, Julie Sariñana of Sincerely Jules, became ENGAGED! Her and her fiance Kevin captured their entire love story over Instagram and just like they fell in love with each other, we fell in love with them. We have no doubts at all that they won’t have the most amazing wedding ever because um, hello! Did anyone see her 30th birthday bash at Lombardi House?! Jules teased us recently with photos of her dressed in white and while our first guess was an engagement shoot, it actually ended up being a collaboration with BHLDN. Not a bad second choice, if you ask us. These photos are dreamy, loving, and everything we’ve ever wanted. <3
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27 Mar 2017
Mandi and I had a controversial wedding conversation in which we came to an agreement that weddings these days can be… well, a little bit extra! Up until just a few years ago, I didn’t even really consider bridal showers to be a real thing. In fact, I will admit that I totally thought it was a ploy to just receive more gifts. It’s half that, but it’s also a great opportunity for you to have a more sophisticated get together with the women in your life that isn’t necessarily a (what could be) raunchy bachelorette party. For Wedding Mondays, we generally don’t feature many videos that aren’t a wedding video, but today is an exception. I came across an anniversary shoot captured with a video last night and it struck a chord with me. Whether I am married for a year or five years or ten, I very much still want that love to be well and alive. It’s refreshing to see how couples continue to show each other that in different ways. It may not be for everyone and yes, sometimes doing things like this will cost a little “extra,” but it is still a very special sentiment.
Be honest with yourself. You do not hate this.
28 Feb 2017
Looking back on last fall, I feel pretty fortunate that I had a chance to travel to so many cities in one run with a career that I really enjoy. Growing up, I never traveled very extensively, but I always wanted a job that would not only take me to places, but allow me to see the cities that I was traveling to. When you’re thinking about a career before you even have one, you envision what your life might be like to have one of these jobs. Luckily, my busy travel season is just that – a season. Last year, I met someone who was previously a consultant and spent 4-5 days out of the week traveling for work. No, thank you. 🙂
This past fall, I spent nearly two and a half months “on the road” visiting Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Houston, and Boston (twice!) Here are some of the photos I took from these trips; most of them just include the things that I ate, which as you can imagine…were a lot of carbs!
Philly was just the most darling. I really only got two days here, but I wish I could’ve stayed longer! What an incredibly beautiful city with so much charm to it.
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27 Feb 2017
I knew big things were in the works for the Moonlight cast after nearly every single of them was outfitted in Calvin Klein last night, but didn’t know what exactly was coming our way. Turns out, they’re giving us an underwear campaign. Happy Monday y’all! I had a chance to watch Moonlight this week before the Oscars and I’m thrilled that they took home the big win for Best Picture and for Best Supporting Actor. I can’t remember the last time I saw a film quite like Moonlight and loved the cinematography and scoring beyond what I could describe in words. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. It’s so beautiful and important. Also important, the cast killing it in this campaign. Sort of NSFW, but whatever – view at your own discretion!
The campaign features the stars of the film, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Mahershala Ali, and Trevante Rhodes.
“Since the beginning, Calvin Klein’s underwear imagery has always made big statements about masculinity; the performances of these actors in ‘Moonlight’ affected us deeply and made big statements about masculinity in a different way. Somehow we wanted to bring the two together,” said Calvin Klein creative director Pieter Mulier.
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31 Jan 2017
We’ve sort of been a fan of Olivia Palermo’s ever since she was cast as the passive aggressive villain on “The City.” Years later, we’re just convinced that it was all editing done by the producers. It seems like everyone else in the world has put that past of hers behind as well because for the last few years all we see in Olivia is a style icon. She’s not a celebrity by any means and we don’t even see her publicly on red carpets too often, but we wish we could see more of her. Every outfit of hers is perfection so it’s no surprise that she’s snagging her 2nd retailer collaboration. You may remember her first collaboration with Nordstrom’s Chelsea 28.
You can expect to see her capsule collection in stores beginning fall 2017, but for now here’s a look at their spring campaign starring her.
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