Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone! 
This is a picture of me dressed and ready to go trick-treating quite a few years ago. Man I miss those days! Tonight I am making carmel apples with the boyfriend, watching The Adams Family, Hocus Pocus, And Beetlejuice while nommin' on some candy we bought at the store today. What are you up to? 

Me, on the left. My sister, on the right.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Smitten Satruday

SNOW. That's right, it's snowing! I'm so excited. Since this is only my second year where I'm living in a climate that can snow, it just makes me so excited. It's like in the movies! I was going to take outfit pictures today with the lovely white background but my boyfriend's little sister took the tri-pod up to the lake house for the weekend. I suppose I should buy my own, because I am totally bummed I couldn't get any. 
Since I am unable to show you my own pictures of snow, here are some inspirational ones I have found!

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Have a great weekend darlings :) 
P.S. It's almost Halloween, I  am so excited! I even made chocolate chip cookies with both black and orange chocolate chips! Yummm!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Hi darlings,
Sorry for being MIA as of late, everything has been a tad bit crazy. My boyfriend got a job that he likes, school has been all over the place, and the weather has been on a only rain when I am home and can take pictures sort of schedule. 
Enough of that though, today is sort of a special post. Yesterday I had my first real "photo shoot" with a very lovely professional photographer, Serena Severtson. I am sure if you have been reading my blog for a little while you might have picked up on that fact that I am a little shy in real life. If not, well, it's definitely true. I tend to be blushing constantly. Serena found me through lookbook, and as it turns out we only live about fifteen minutes apart from each other! We decided to meet at a place in the middle between both our houses to do a shoot, just for fun. Normally Serena does wedding photography/ engagements, but this was just to mix things up a bit. I admit that at first I was a bit of a nervous reck, but it only took a minute for me to warm up to her, seriously one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. I think together we had  quite a fun adventure! 
I am surprised by how quickly she uploaded the pictures, edited them, and then sent them on over. Really awesome! They came out so great, she made me look like a model! I had a very hard time picking out which pictures to use on this post, so these are my favorites from the first outfit. Enjoy!

All images belong to Serena Severtson
© Love By Serena

So what do you guys think? I can't get over how pretty all the colors are myself! If I had to rate my first photo shoot 1 through 10, I would definitely give it a 10. It was such a pleasant experience and I hope one day I could do it again. Thanks so much Serena!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mustard On The Side

The Mynabirds -- Numbers Don't Lie

{Dress: Modcloth -- Cardigan & Scarf: Thrifted -- Tights: H&M -- Shoes: Modcloth}

 I've been seen in lots of autumn colors lately. Completely inspired by the crisp air and all the leaves falling to the ground.  Black appears to be a new autumn favorite as well. Today I finally found a plain black dress that I thought was cute, took ages to find. The only black dresses I could find had white collars or grey patterns, but nothing solid black. Luckily I found a pretty long sleeved one at Forever21. Recently I have been trying to not buy things with patterns, I think it would help my wardrobe tons to have a few plain pieces. None the less I saw millions of pretty florals I wanted and a really cute horse print too, it was so difficult not to cave to my wants. I probably shouldn't be buying plain things either however, need to start saving up for Christmas goodies! 
I was rather inspired by own inspiration post the other day, haha. I had to wear a burgundy sweater as soon as possible! 
Hope everyone had a smooth monday, it's always the hardest day for me, but tuesday is on the best so it balances out. :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Smitten Saturday

Burgundy sweaters right now makes me extremely happy, hence why my inspiration today is burgundy sweaters!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

River Runs Through

Pure Prairie League -- Amie

{Dress: Topshop -- Sweater: Thrifted -- Scarf: H&M -- Belt: Vintage -- Brogues: Rack Room Shoes -- Tights: Target}

The lovely heart shaped cameo you see above was a gift from my mummy. She bought it while on her vacation to Italy a few weeks ago. I've been wanting to wear it, but wanted the perfect outfit to go with. And this is what I came up with! The Topshop dress is also a gift from mum, isn't she amazing and picking out things I will love? 

For many obvious reasons the woods is one of my favorite places to take pictures during autumn. For one the colors are always so striking. And just being surrounded by nature brightens my mood so much. I liked how the water ones turned out a few days ago, so I figured why not take some next the creek in my backyard. I really think they came out well, now that I think about it, that's probably why this post is so picture heavy! It was also a good work out for me because I had trek down and then back up the giant hill which takes me to the little creek. Also in the woods, there is no one to stare at me and give me funny faces as to why I am taking pictures of myself with a tri-pod! Silly people. 

The only colors I currently want to wear are maroon, brown, orange, rust, dark green, mustard, and pumpkin. They look so pretty against the scenery outside! I love love love autumn. 

Have a great weekend darlings.