Monday, January 23, 2017

Stay Inside.

I love being outside. I love going for walks. I love exploring the woods. I love fresh air. I love observing nature's finite details. But yesterday, I didn't want to do those things. The sky was gray, the air was damp, and I just didn't feel inspired. On such days, I run circles on the internet. I stretch. I check the pantry for a snack. I feel restless. It was that kind of day. A day of feeling restless and unproductive. These are the times when I want to give myself permission to relax but don't feel like I'm able to. I'm usually so driven to do do do that I forget that it's okay to loose myself in a book for a while or watch a tv show. I love the idea of relaxing but I so rarely make the time for it amidst work, socializing, and planning. So this photo shoot is a little reminder to myself that it's alright to take breaks from real life once and a while.

Outfit Details
Color-block socks: Modcloth
Dress: Thrifted
Shirt: Thrifted
Headband: Old

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Amy Friend's Exploration of the Past

I've found myself enamored with the artwork of Amy Friend. This particular series explores the relationship between what is visible and non-visible. Using pinpricks of light shining through old photographs, the images remind us of how beautiful and delicate life is. I find Amy's pictures quite thought provoking and I hope you enjoy them.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Designer of Note: Paolo Sebastian

I recently discovered Paolo Sebastian, an Australian fashion label that uses intricate details to create dreamy, almost fairytale-like women's wear. The designer, Paul Sebastian Vasileff started the label in 2007 when he was only seventeen years old. In the past ten years, Vasileff's independent label has flourished into an international couture house. His dresses have been seen at the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, and at numerous other red carpet events worn by numerous celebrity clients.   
To see more you can visit the Paolo Sebastian official website here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Winter Wedding Anniversary Shoot in the Snow

Wow did I feel lucky to do this photo shoot. This month marks Gael and Kier's two year anniversary. Today we received the snow that their wedding day did not provide and celebrated with a wedding themed photo shoot where Gael got to wear her wedding dress again. Despite the cold and wet, photographing a wedding dress in the snow was absolutely dreamy. This wedding dress is particularly special because it has a story behind it. Before their engagement, Gael began pinning images and planning for her wedding day with a specific dress in mind. She knew she wanted long sleeves and a lace neckline that came up on the neck. After Gael and Kier got engaged, Gael's mom pulled out the dress she got married in to show her daughter. It was identical to what Gael dreamed up for herself without any prior knowledge of what her mom had worn. So with a few alterations and a extra stitches, Gael got married in her mother's wedding dress.
Polar bear wedding cake toppers! Aren't they the cutest?

You may recognize Gael and Kier from this photo shoot featuring their home made Halloween costumes. What I love about Gael and Kier is how creative and adventurous (running around in the snow in a wedding dress for an hour) they are. Kier designs board games, video games, and card games. Gael runs her own Etsy shop. Basically, these two just rock at life. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

First Snow of the Year

There is something distinctly magical about the first snow of the winter. The world is bright, quiet, and dazzling white. Blue skies and fresh powder muffle the noise of the day. Crisp air fills your lungs and makes you feel alive.  

Outfit Details
Boots: Sperry
Tights/Socks: Old
Skirt: Thrifted
Shirt: Hand-me-down
Cardigan: I made it
Mittens: Old
Hat: Old (H&M)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Quill and Fox Stationary

Quill and Fox is a design studio based in Portland, Oregon that creates paper products. I find their illustrations quite captivating and endearing and I think you will enjoy them.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Storybook Home

I've been spending a lot of time daydreaming about a home. My own house to care for and garden to tend. Some say home is a state of mind. Others say it's the people you surround yourself with. More people might say home is a place to return to. I'm lucky enough to call several places home. I have my parent's house where I grew up. I have my apartment where I live with Ben and other friends. I have my in-laws house which is always welcoming. I have the surrounding woods and fields which have uplifted me in every foul mood. All these places are wonderful but none of them feel fully like my own. Perhaps for these reasons mixed with my love of storybooks, this dress jumped out at me. It is from one of my favorite designers Book of Deer. The dress is soft, velvety, and has the cutest illustration of a cottage on the front. It is quintessentially cozy, a home over your heart that you can take wherever you go.

Outfit Details
Blouse: Homemade
Dress: Book of Deer (sold out)
Tights: Tightshop
Hat: Ash and Rose
Boots: Old