Wednesday, August 20, 2014

a pretty little dress

a pretty little dress
Another post courtesy of the lovely Down to Earth shop in downtown GH..... it has been awhile since these photos have been taken but I have been so busy with work photos I keep forgetting to post anything of myself! They had just put up the 'coast guard city usa' signs on Dewy hill downtown and this was a perfect summer time outfit/shoot! 
I appreciate all of the nice comments about my last post. Body image issues are something I have always struggled with and this blog has been a huge source for me to combat that. I love seeing all the nice things people have to say about me..but sometimes it still doesn't change how you feel inside. This summer has been hard for me to feel confident in my skin and my clothes...fall is my time of year so I am hoping as we reach that I will start to feel happier with the selfies I am taking. 
New and exciting things are happening with my business and my life! I can't wait to share big projects with you all and big changes! 
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~Outfit Details~
Dress and Bag and Jewelry - Down to Earth
Shoes and Hat- Everything's Always Sunny
And thanks to Kristin for the photos! 
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

floral top and lace shorts

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Well hello there!!!!!! 
Been taking a non-planned hiatus from the blog due to body-image issues and just absolute life craziness. My photography business has been growing like crazy and it has been amazing. I am constantly busy shooting, editing, blogging and putting myself out there for more work. 
Also not feeling comfortable in my clothes and living in 2 cities has made fashion blogging hard..... there are really a million excuses and none of them valid. When i started this blog and had a year of blogging daily I somehow made THAT work amongst the craziness but apparently i just haven't been feeling it lately. 
Well a few weeks ago I met up with my friend Kristin (of that gorgeous blog Everythings Always Sunny) about a project she is starting.... I will be taking lovely photos of her pretty often and that is pretty rad. We headed to Down to Earth, a local fashion/home decor store in Grand Haven and got to styling. I put together this gorgeous floral top and lace shorts along with a bunch of bracelets, Kristins shoes and voila! Outfit! 
I actually felt really good in this outfit. The top is super flattering on my current figure and I have been craving a pair of lace shorts, I decided to take these babies home with me. 
Super thanks to Kristin for always being a babe and for taking these photos! 
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Outfit Details: 
All clothing and accessories can be found at Down to Earth
Shoes: Borrowed from Kristin 
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

heart shirts and skate skirts

heart shirts and skate shirts
It has taken me awhile to be like 'Oh ok I want to make that into a blog post'. For a whole year i posted no matter how much I liked the outfit or the photos. Since then I have felt less 'inclined' to post frequently. Obviously. Ah well. I am at a point where editing myself and spending more time on posts is more important than frequency. Some awesome life changes are coming and I am hoping that the blog will find its cozy place as I venture onward. I plan to use it as a catalyst actually to continue moving my photography and blogging skills forward along with me. Yay Change!
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and who doesn't love an impromptu shoot at an apartment/parking complex? 
~Outfit Details~
Top and Skirt: Buffalo Exchange
Bag: Thrifted Fossil 
Shoes: From when I worked at a boutique in downtown GH
Chevron Necklace and earrings: Rand Papele 
Ring: Julie Nolan Mazzaroth Collection Libra Ring

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Friday, May 9, 2014

fallen trees

fallen trees
I lost this skirt. For like a long time. A long long time. And obviously found it (thanks purge)
I felt like it was down the rabbit hole. So I was feeling like venturing out in the land I am so grateful to call my home. 
These fallen trees have lots of stories :) Thumper shirts and flowy maxi skirts and trees go really well together in my opinion! 
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~Outfit Details~
Shirt: Nordstroms Rack Last Year
Skirt: Thrifted | Shelby's Place
Shoes: Bought for a wedding 2 years ago
Necklace: Alice in Wonderland Gift from Mom
Watch: Michael Kors


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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

the benefits of fringe

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Much love to my fringe jacket. It seriously has been getting me through some of these dreary not so wonderful spring days. Finally there are peeks of sun but it is still quite chilly and frankly I am so over it. All of this has kept me from posting frequently plus the busy state I have been in with spring planting on the farm and lots of photography projects. I am always so happy when I get back to blogging, it really is one of the most rewarding things for me. 
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{you just have to love how the fringe moves in the breeze!}
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Super awesome thanks to the lovely Kristin over at Everything's Always Sunny for these photos!!! She is amazing! And its always way fun to not have to pull out the tripod :D 
~Outfit Details~
Jacket: Buffalo Exchange
Shirt: Thrifted | Hope's Outlet
Jeans: Easy Jean | American Apparel
Boots: Samantha Pleet for Wolverine
Bag: Thrifted Fossil Bag | Hope's Outlet
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