Stripes and Pearls.

Stripes and Pearls(Sweater Forever 21, Skirt Forever 21, Tights Nordstrom, Booties Luxury Rebel)

One of my favorite things to do is wear skirts when the temperature starts to drop. It doesn’t make much sense but I just want to find any reason to pull out a pair of tights, they are more comfortable than pants and look so much more sleek with shoes. I liked pairing this grey pearl sweater with a flared striped skirt because it feels simple but has a lot of character.

Pearled Sweater

Luxury Rebel booties

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Grey Patterns.

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(Steve Madden have great boots for all occasions.  These cut-out heeled boots are on my wish list!  The socks are thick thigh highs from Forever21 scrunched down.)

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I say, if you feel good in it then wear it.  Whatever it may be, including mis-matching prints 🙂

Last Drops of Fall.

Last Drops of FallRecently my friend Lindsay got me this flowered peplum top and it feels like it’s the last time I will be able to wear it for a while so I thought I would share it with you!

Last Drops of Fall(Top by W118 by Walter Baker, Jeans by Levi’s)

http://us.levi.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=3146904(I love the cutout and the zipper detailed back)

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Enjoy the last bits of Fall and maybe I will find a fun floral sweater to share next time!

My Space.

I live in an apartment in San Francisco which means one thing, organization is key! With a small space I have to make sure that everything I own has it’s place and I can’t hold on to things that could be considered clutter. I’ve gotten pretty creative and found fun ways to hide shoes and repurpose items that I don’t use everyday but don’t necessarily want to get rid of.

My Space(I stack old department store boxes, in this case Kate Spade, and fill them with mementos. I made a pyramid of these boxes and intertwined journals to add height and topped with a piece of coral for decorative purposes.)

My Space(I love my perfume bottles because I think they’re pretty. I stacked two on one my favorite books, Wuthering Heights, and the last honeycombed bottle on small vintage-style pocket mirror that I rarely use but don’t want to part with)

My Space(I have about 20 pairs of shoes and I hide them in these polka dot boxes. I top them with magazines that I got in Paris and one catalogue that I still need to sift through, I like picking them up to read every now and then)

My Space(I repaired this drawer a few years back by sanding it down and painting it teal and finishing it off with coral knobs that I picked up at Anthropologie. I decorate it with a simple mirror, a homemade terrarium, and a rose scented candle. I also keep my makeup tucked away in the corner. This is how I display things that I use everyday but still try to keep the clutter at bay)

My Space

My Space(My bed is pretty simple, I keep the bedspread white but add color with a gold throw and decorative pillows. My room came with a large block that sits above my bed, I display one of my favorite pictures and some of my favorite lyrics and poems in colorful frames. I also opt for simple wall sconces in the empty space)

My Space(My vanity  is pretty small- I keep my earrings, rings, hair ties, and face lotions there without taking up too much room. I like to display my earrings in a dish because they’re easy to grab when I am running out the door and they’re pretty to look at)

My Space(I painted the top of my vanity gold and replaced the original plain white knob with this fun fox, I like the simple update I gave it)

My Space(Inside of my closet, I hang my over the shoulder purses and tuck them away from sight when the door is closed)

My Space(In my last attempt to keep organized, I color code everything that hangs in my closet. I like the way it looks and it’s a lot easier to find things)

There’s a little look in how I keep my hectic life simple at home. It’s not easy keeping organized in the city but I like the challenge!

Walking on a Dream.

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Some days there is no rhyme or reason for the beautiful weather but when it’s upon you, there’s no reason not to indulge.  One day while Chelsea and I were in North Lake Tahoe, we came across a pond with reflections like no other.  The key to photographing these was to find a pool of water protected from the larger body of water.  This way the water was still enough to capture the reflections beautifully.

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We took turns snapping photos of each other because every angle seemed to have a new appeal.  It’s very easy to create these reflection photos in the right settings.

Are You Going To Age With Grace?

When the weather starts to become colder, my skin always gets dry and beginning this past Summer I started using oil based products in an attempt to ward off future flaky skin. I must say I was really worried, I thought I would break out and I was weary about using these kinds of products but I haven’t had any issues with my skin and it has stayed completely hydrated! I had to share these products with you because I absolutely LOVE them and recommend them if you suffer from dry or patchy skin when the weather gets chilly!

Julep Bare Face Oil(Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil. My friend Lindsay gave this to me and I have been using a few drops each morning and night for the past 2 months and this has become a product I can’t live without)

Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil(Take 2 pumps and massage into your skin, it will remove all of your eye and face makeup on it’s own)

Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil(Wash off with warm water and pat dry. My eye makeup is gone and my face is squeaky clean)

Face Oils(Here are a few of my other favorite oil products. 1. Davines Oi Oil for hair. 2. Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizer with SPF 40, I put this on after I wash my face and before I put on my face makeup. 3. Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil, I use this for everything! I put it in my hair, on my face at night, and massage into my hands, it’s a miracle oil. 4. Argan High Gloss Lip Quench is a lip gloss with Argan oil, a purse essential)

I think you can tell that I have found the light and my fears of these oil based products leaving my skin greasy couldn’t be further from the truth.

Fall Favorite Snaps

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As you know, once the colors start turning they go so fast.  Right now the colors are in their prime so of course we ventured out to capture the gorgeous transition.  These snaps were so easy to shoot, just let mother nature show you her bright side.  When scouting for future shoots, we not only look for lighting but for beautiful settings to paint the backdrop.

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My favorite part of having our blog is the creative freedom we have to do whatever we want.  My art is photography and I find no greater joy than to wander on a photo adventure!

We Will Never Be Royal.

Royal BlueThere’s something about the color royal blue that has caught our eye. When we were in Tahoe, the yellow leaves and weeds were so brilliant that it illuminated the blue sky. If you don’t have this color in rotation, we think you should as it looks good on all skin tones.

Royal Blue(Blue top from Target, Joe’s Jeans pants, Kate Spade purse)

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Royal Blue(My favorite friendship bracelet with metal links along the outside)

Royal Blue(The aspen trees were so beautiful and made this blue shirt really pop)

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Royal blue is a great color that can be worked into the end of Fall and well into Winter!

 

Slow Cookin’

Lately I’ve been making more and more meals since I have moved into my new apartment. And about 75% of those meals have involved a slow cooker. Here’s a great and super simple recipe for a delicious vegetable yellow curry.

Slow Cooker(What you need: coconut milk, garbanzo beans, curry powder, tofu, two cups of chopped vegetables, and cayenne pepper)

Slow Cooker(Add in all of your chopped vegetables)

Slow Cooker(Top with garbanzo beans and cubed tofu)

Slow Cooker(Add in 28 oz. of coconut milk, 4 tablespoons of curry powder, and cayenne pepper to taste)

Slow Cooker(Place the lid on your slow cooker, cook on high for 4 hours or low for 2. Serve over cooked rice or couscous)

This is the tastiest meal I have made in the slow cooker to date!