Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Summer 2018 Looks

It seems as if I have been a little MIA on the blog lately.  I have recently changed how I do my photography and have been more active on Instagram and less so here.  I no longer am using my DSLR as much, and I'm editing and posting mostly from my phone.  I'm sure I'll get back into the swing of things and keep things up around here, but I am no so sure that traditional blogging (one outfit per post with multiple pictures of the same look) is even something I enjoy as much.  I certainly don't read anyone's fashion blog anymore.  I just follow them on Insta and feel a better connection there.  I haven't quite decided the fate of this blog, but I thought I'd share a quick update!

 Here is a wrap up of some of my favorite looks from this summer!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hometown Glory

I really love my hometown.  I grew up in West Lafayette, IN home to Purdue University... and me!    I grew up here and also went to Purdue, so this was my city for 22 years.  Now I live in Indianapolis, but like to visit when I can.  I recently took a day trip back home to snag some photos in my city.  Lucky for me my bestie is also from Lafayette, so we got to go together!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Jumpsuit Riot

By this point I think most of my readers know I love a good bargain.  I don't pay full price for anything (I can count two items in the last few years I paid retail), and I always love me a good deal.  This jumpsuit from would have been insanely affordable as is, but snagging it at over 50%?  Yes please!  It's perfect for those summer nights where you want something other than a sundress, but don't want to overheat.  It also doubled perfectly as lounge wear when I got home and parked it on the couch to watch movies with Scot! 
Jumpsuit|Forever21   Shoes&Bag|A New Day   Jacket|Loft

Shout out to Amanda Matthews Photography for the wonderful photos!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Triple Threat | Sweet Spring Style

There are a few things I have learned about real girl fashion in 2018.  1) The shoulders are continuing to have their moment.  I've purchased more off the shoulder tops and dresses in the past 24 months than I ever have in my entire life.  When this trend goes up in flames I'll be scrambling to figure out how to continue wearing my pieces.  2)Gingham gingham everywhere and I ain't mad at it.  3)Midi dresses are the new spring staple.  So how luck was I to find a dress that has all 3 of my favorite elements AND comes in my favorite color??  This dress from Old Navy checked (get IT?) all my boxes and didn't even cost me $50.  I am tentatively planning to wear this dress when I go to Oktoberfest in Munich for Scot's birthday later this year!

Side note: How incredible are these photos from Amanda Matthews photography?  The day we shot this look was about 293041234 degrees in direct sun AND I cut my knee and was bleeding down my leg and she still managed to make me look good.  I was literally sweating buckets(glam, I know) and carrying around a bloody tissue to tend to my knee and she was amazing!
Dress|Old Navy   Sandals|Old Navy   Bag|Longaberger 

Monday, May 21, 2018

City Slicker | Spring Stripes in Zionsville

I love Indy, and I especially love my little neighborhood.  I rarely have a reason to visit the suburbs, and only make the trip when I have to visit a friend or family member who moved away from the city.  Usually I am fine sticking to my city bubble, but on a recent trip to Zionsville I discovered that maybe the burbs aren't so bad!  Don't get me wrong, I'm not packing up and moving away from my little brick oasis!  Here are some of my favorite snaps from my quick trip to Zionsville (and the fabulous Lemon Bar) with Alison from Alison Mae Photography

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spring 2018 | Perfect Yellow Wrap Dress

Nothing gets me more excited for spring than beautiful flowers and warm sunshine.  Recently I got the opportunity to soak in a little bit of both with a new friend, Alison from Alison Mae Photography.  We spent the afternoon enjoying all the colorful plants at Altum's Horticultural Center and snapping pictures of this fabulous wrap dress.   Alison made me feel so at ease, and all of my favorite pictures were the result of her saying "Okay this is going to sound a little crazy but..."  Check out some of her awesome shots!