Pictures from Venice coming soon! We have both been traveling with limited access to the internet but here is a sneak peak of some photos I’ve snapped. Also, have you checked out the new app A Beautiful Mess?? My good friend, Emily, told me I would really like it and that was an understatement. It’s such a cute and fun new photo app you can download. I made the above photo from it
Posted in Adventure, Photography, Travel
Tagged a beautiful mess, beautiful, Italy, phone app, photo app, photography, sights, travel, Venice
While stocking up on some staples for my European excursion, I hit up H&M for some good staples. I found a few crucial pieces to bring on my trip that will be good for the warmer days cruising the city streets or biking the country roads.
(H&M gold plated blouse)
(H&M black shorts)
(Betsy Johnson clutch of Chelsea’s)
(I love the colorful bubbles!)
(H&M studded slip ons)I’m more than ready to go! Everything is so affordable that you won’t feel bad if they get ruined while exploring city streets. The memories are more important than the clothes but it doesn’t hurt if you feel good, too
Coachella was amazing this year and I even scored some awesome stuff like this BCBG top that I love! I’m normally not the type to rock a crop top but BCBG made this one to fit all body types. Not to mention, I love it in this mint green color. They also gave me this amazing bracelet which you will see closer up further in the post. I had the best time “glamping” (glamour+camping in our RV ) with my friends at Vestal Village. It’s one of the most amazing places in the world to be.
(Forever21 double breasted shorts)
(BCBG custom bracelet! My favorite)
You don’t always have to be at a music festival to rock your music festival fashion come-ups! Some of my new favorite pieces were from BCBG this year. I’ll be going to a music festival in the Netherlands in a few weeks and I can’t wait to see the fashion over there. I’ll keep the blog updated with what I find
Posted in Beauty, Fashion, lifestyle, Photography, Style
Tagged bcbg, coachella, crop, double breasted shorts, Fashion, forever21, photography, photos, style, tank, top
While shooting for the blog a few weekends ago, Chels and I knew we needed to grab some snacks to take with us outdoors because we get real cranky without anything to eat for too long. Chelsea had this great idea to throw some berries in a few glasses to bring with us so we could put them on the ground and know bugs weren’t going to get to them. Then we realized these would be great party favors, table decorators, or even just a good way to display some healthy snacks. Since it’s the season of ripe fruit, why not put some out for your friends/guests to enjoy!?
(Could be a great dessert party favor!)
This was an easy, accidental find but a great one at that! Surprise yourself or a friend with a healthy snack and fun wine glass to take home
Posted in DIY, Food, Health, Home, Ideas
Tagged blackberries, cute, fruit, Fun., gift, healthy, snack, strawberries, wine, wine glass
Back when Chelsea and I channeled some of our favorite icons (Gwen Stefani and Audrey Hepburn), we thought to ourselves that we should also do a post on different eras. It just so turns out that we both really only experienced the 90′s when we weren’t infants, so obviously it’s our favorite. It has become so funny now that after I picked out my wardrobe pieces for the shoot, they are the pieces I tend to wear ALL the time. Maybe I’ll always be a 90′s queen and I’m OK with that.
(Brandy Melville American flag tank)
(Frayed denim shorts from BP)
(Nordstrom BP round sunnies)
(Denim/Cotton mixed jacket from Forever21, ring pop essential and side pony = priceless)
What’s your favorite era?!
Posted in Fashion, lifestyle, Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged 90's, american flag, bp, brandy melville, denim, Fashion, forever21, nordstrom, ring pop
With this beautiful coming weather, also comes some beautiful full blooms. My landlord has a fantastic green thumb and the backyard is always looking full of life and color. The gardens looked so beautiful the other day, I took some time to go out there and shoot some photos of all the beautiful flowers she has planted. It doesn’t hurt to have such beautiful views right out your window first thing in the morning
(I LOVE iris’s – these ones are huge and vibrant right now)
Some TLC to a garden can really bring it to life. I’m not sure how exactly she maintains these gorgeous flowers but they look magnificent. Happy Friday!
Posted in Beauty, Photography
Tagged beautiful, beauty, floral, flowers, garden, iris, orange, photography, pink, purple, roses
Of course while shooting the last two posts, we had many bloopers. Especially because the photos we wanted to get took some serious sand rolling. Some shots included laying on our backs in order to produce the pure sky and swing photos. At the end, we also both hopped on a swing at the same time while I attempted to take photos of us both. You can only imagine all the dirty looks we were getting from 5 year olds wondering what the hell we were doing moving in on their jam. Half were impressed, half were amused.
(I just missed snapping the photo at the right time on this one)
(It took a while for us to figure out when to snap)
(The shadow shots are my favorites)
In some unexplainable way, these photos say a lot about us. We both always have crazy ideas that the other is always up to try. I love that Chelsea never thinks I have a bad idea and I always love her ideas. No matter how impossible they can sound, I know that we both have it in us to let our imaginations come to life.
After snapping some photos of Chels on the swings, we swapped places and she took some awesome shots. We took turns swinging and rolling the sand to take the photos and had so much fun producing these photos. It’s funny to be ‘posing’ while swinging because although they are static shots, you are constantly moving. In a sense, you never know what you’re going to get. A lot like Forest Gump’s definition of a box of chocolates.
Check back tomorrow for some awesome bloopers for these past two shoots. You know these weren’t easy and we definitely have some great photos to prove it
Posted in Art, Beauty, lifestyle, Photography
Tagged art, beauty, blog, IFL, lifestyle, photography, swings, swingset
I recently saw a fashion photo with a swing and it got me inspired to do our own take on it. It was easy enough to find some swing sets but it was much more of a challenge to find the most interesting angles and flowing skirts that didn’t reveal too much. Chelsea had this beautiful outfit and idea that sheer skirts would flow nicely so we threw on some outfits and headed over to the park. It was a very hot day but we giggled the entire way through this shoot. Playing on swings was so much fun and we ended up sweaty and out of breath by the end. I love our time hanging out and working on the blog together, I couldn’t ask for a better partner in crime!!
(The sky is never the limit)
(This is one of my favorites. She is so elegant and graceful)
We hope you all had a great weekend!
Since I am taking off in just a few short weeks for Europe, I’ve been thinking about how much I really do love San Francisco. It’s such a beautiful city. I constantly find myself photographing it and even spending time photographing one specific place. One day, a while back, my friend Marc and I went photo adventuring near the Golden Gate Bridge. He’s an extremely talented photographer and a lot of fun to practice shooting with.
(Marc and I practicing portrait photography)
(Marc shooting some up close and personals with this bird. Not a bad setting.)
I will never get tired of photographing San Francisco! It’s an incredible city with some of the most breathtaking views. I’ll keep the blog updated with my take on other countries as well of course but I wanted to take a minute and share my love for one of the greatest cities in the world. Happy Thursday everyone!