Our very first day in New Zealand was spent in the South Island in Queenstown. Completely majestic, it sits on a pristine lake surrounded by beautiful mountains and hills. It was a bit chilly that day, the clouds were rolling in quickly and it began to drizzle.
(On our walk around the lake, there were dozens of benches inviting us to take in the scenery)
(When we arrived, the clouds started moving towards us rapidly, bringing the rain)
(That’s it, tiny Queenstown)
(We found this great bridge on our walk)
(A tiny little duck not far from his family)
Queenstown was my favorite city that we visited on our trip. It has a lot of fun activities for tourists and is filled with foreigners looking to live somewhere beautiful even if only for a few months.
Posted in Adventure, Photography, Travel, Uncategorized
- Tagged blog, botanical, duck, Fashion, flowers, IFL, new zealand, photography, queenstown, travel, walk
We took a refreshing walk around part of Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu which held a frisbee golf course, botanical gardens, and a beautiful view of the lake (photos coming soon). We captured some great shots of the flowers blooming during a light drizzle on this brisk Summer day in New Zealand. God, I loved New Zealand.
(Fresh drops of rain falling from the rose leaves)
(Bees were everywhere, grabbing up all of the pollen)
(My favorite part of a rose’s life, just starting to bloom)
(Lastly, my very very favorite flowers were these oversized peony looking flowers. So beautiful!)
I think there is no better place to be than a place covered in flowers.
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- Tagged blog, flowers, IFL, iflunch, lake wakatipu, new zealand, peonies, photography, queenstown botanical garden, roses, travel
Now that it’s Spring, I have been dabbling with bolder colors and mixing prints as most of Spring is inspired by the blooming flowers.
(Top- Forever 21, Skirt– Anthropolgie, Booties– Lucky Brand, Jacket (above)- Zara)
(I love the unique pattern of this soft pencil skirt)
A simple DIY- pluck some of your favorite sturdy blossoms and put them in a decorative dish filled with water. Happy Spring!
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- Tagged anthropologie, blog, Booties, DIY, Fashion, flowers, IFL, jacket, Lucky Brand, spring, Zara
Flower crowns are beautiful additions to Spring and Summer outfits and are perfect for festival wear. You can wear them a multitude of ways and find them everywhere, they are also really easy to make- we put one together for this post very simply.
(For Summer concerts, we think it makes a lot of sense to wear them with your hair up. It will keep you cool and add a little something to your ponytail or bun)
(Flower crowns also look great with beachy waves too!)
We love this ultra feminine trend, it reminds us of being a kid and hope it stays around for a long while!
One print we can never get enough of is floral (stay tuned for tomorrow’s post). There is nothing more feminine than flowers, whether it be the print of a dress or even a freshly plucked sprig of Jasmine, there is something so fresh about colorful blossoms. This dress is probably one of the most girly and whimsical pieces that I own. I rarely wear it in the city but it’s one I know I will never get rid of.
(Dress- Forever 21)
(I love the uneven cut of ends of this dress)
Something I want to try is mixing floral prints, I just need to add more pieces to my wardrobe, I think that can be done!
Posted in Beauty, Photography, Travel
- Tagged beautiful, bright, copenhagen, denmark, england, europe, floral, flowers, gardens, london, travel
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!
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- Tagged beautiful, beauty, floral, flowers, garden, iris, orange, photography, pink, purple, roses
I did a photo shoot for an extremely talented rider and friend from my barn last week of her and her horse, Winny. They were beautiful models and I couldn’t have asked for a better shooting day. Together these two have won many competitions and are really a treat to get to watch. Such a powerful duo and they are really bonded which is fun to watch.
(This is my favorite photo for it’s softness and natural motion. They are both beautiful!)
These two were the perfect models and their photos came out beautiful. I feel so honored that they asked me to take some photos of them 🙂 Happy Friday everyone!
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- Tagged barn, beautiful, dressage, fields, flowers, horse, horses, jamie, photography, photos, sunset, winny, winzalot
I was looking through my photos the other day and some made me laugh while others made me say “what was that?!” Either way, they all bring back great memories and I thought I would share some of my favorites with you.
(Intently using the iPad while Brian watches the Super Bowl in the background!)
(Testing, is this thing on?!)
(The two best friends that anyone could ever have!)
(If I ever dared to doubt if our friendship is legit, I just have to look at this)
(One amazing year)
(My beautiful co-workers)
(Wine tasting in St. Michele)
(Just another day at the office)
(My favorite frequency)
Snapping pictures with my phone has become one of my favorite hobbies. You never know what moment you’re going to capture.
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- Tagged anniversary, dora the explorer, flowers, instagram, ipad, paris, pier, rainforest cafe, san francisco, st michele, superbowl, wedding
I can’t even pretend that Spring has not got me sprung. The taste of the warm weather has never felt better. I love winter but when the warm weather sneaks up on you, it’s nice to embrace it. Along with the nice weather, brings the flowers that are starting to pop up everywhere. The colors are brilliant and the sky tends to match. Welcome Spring!
Now that Spring is here, it’s time to explore new territories and enjoy the fresh air. Happy Spring everyone!