For this shoot, it was my first time working with a new photographer Alaxandra from (@TheWildAuthentic on Instagram). I’ll add her website below. She was absolutely amazing to work with. She made me feel super pretty. I let her know my insecurities right away and she went out of her way to make sure I loved all the pictures. I highly recommend calling her and setting up a shoot!!
In honor of Thanksgiving this week, I wanted to share my outfit inspo. For me, any excuse to dress up is a win for me. While other family members are all about comfort, Glam is my answer.
This outfit is actually one of my favorites to date that I’ve shot.
This top is $10!! It comes in 7 other colors and runs XS to L. It’s got stretch to it (which allows you to eat as much as you’d like) and I love the lace detail in the sleeves. The added balloon flare down the forearms adds trend and elegance.
I paired the top with jeans to casual down the look. However, you can certainly wear it with black slacks or a pencil skirt to dress it up and wear to work.
But these shoes are my favorite. I love the transparent trend with the cap toe. These shoes can literally go with any outfit and they add a little edge.
Imagine a graphic tee, chunky cardigan, jeans and these chunky heels. So cute!! You will see these shoes on repeat for sure!
I’m linking my outfit details here. The top I’m wearing a large and shoes I would size up a full size.
I can not wait to see everyone’s Thanksgiving looks. And as I always say, have fun with it and take risks.
Do you dress up or stay comfy casual for Thanksgiving?
While shooting, I had the pleasure of seeing the 35th floor Sky Deck and Social Lounge at 7Seventy7, the amenities here are incredible just like the view!! The lounge is available to rent for any of your social events.
Today’s blog post comes to you as a reminder. A reminder that it’s ok to be perfectly imperfect, we are after all human.
I also, wanted to share with you that everything you see on social media is often a misinterpretation of actual life. People do a good job of only posting the positive and good in their lives.
Short story: My husband and I owned a business with our (now ex) best friends. After losing my brother-in-law literally the day after we signed our lease we had to push forward with the business. Shortly after, things started to take a turn for the worst in our friendship. They didn’t care about the huge loss our family suffered from. They were blaming my husband and I for everything with the business. Call us names, attacking our character, and talking about us behind our backs.
It took me a year to realize they had a toxic relationship amongst themselves and tried to take it out on us.
Mr. will post on FB daily positivity videos and only care about the view count. Mrs. plans trips with friends A) that she talk crap about B) so she can make money off of them. It’s sad to see. They have become so greedy and unrecognizable. They have a house addition that has been a few years in the making and a vacation house that they said they bought when it’s really Mr.’s parents. Why do I mention this? Well because; more then money, they care about perception and attention. They want you to see them one way, as perfect. That they don’t make mistakes. Which has got to be hard and so exhausting. No thank you.
The silver lining is they set a daily example of how I do NOT ever want to be.
I want to elaborate on the perfectly imperfect part of this blog post. When I decided I wanted to start blogging, I had so much self doubt. After researching for months, I kept telling myself – I’m too old, I’m overweight, I’m not pretty enough, or that I’m too shy. But then I realized that’s what makes me, ME.
You’ll always have people who like you and people who don’t, that’s just life. When I started this journey, it wasn’t about what other people thought. It was about me and doing what I love.
I enjoy doing photo shoots to get content for my blog and IG. But again, I critique the heck out of them. Like do I look fat, or how many chins do I have?? Then I have to remind myself it’s ok to be perfectly imperfect.
At the end of the day, I have an amazing family, loving friends, and a sexy husband who loves me for me. Nothing else matters. So, I will always try to keep it real with my following, and stick to being authentic with a hint of Facetune lol.
Lastly, as hard as it is don’t beat yourself up. Be yourself! That is your greatest power. You don’t have to impress people by being fake. If they don’t love you for you, then they don’t need to be in your life. Perfection is impossible to achieve, and that’s ok.
Ok. So we got 5+ inches of snow on Halloween here in Wisconsin. Apparently Mother Nature wants us to skip Fall this year.
Well I’m still going to post about Fall.
Last month, I met up with a few blogger friends for a styled shoot. A picnic in the park with fall foliage added ambiance. The tablescape was perfectly decorated, and the did I mention there was a tree swing?
Yeah! How frickin cute? Not only was this fun to shoot but it was nostalgic to my childhood memories, swinging on my aunt and uncles swing set.
As always, when shooting or writing about fashion I truly try to find the most affordable fashion to share with my followers. This shoot was no exception.
My inspiration for a fall color palette is to look at the changing leaves on a tree. You can’t go wrong.
I went with a long sleeved ribbed mustard yellow A-line dress. I knew I wanted a pop of color so I wore a burgundy bootie and tied the colors in with a blanket scarf.
This dress is a perfect staple for fall fashion. You can add so many accessories to help dress it up or wear it casual. Later on in the shoot, I switched out my scarf for a burgundy teddy/Sherpa jacket. And threw on a pair of cognac colored over the knee boots.
Who doesn’t love a versatile dress that you can transition from fall to winter?