Archive for 'CLOTHESBOOK'

 
September 11
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I’ve been on the hunt for an amazing leather tote all summer. I’ve been traveling a lot and the need for it grew and grew. I checked out so many…Madewell, JCrew, Etsy, and a few others. They are all amazing….but this one takes the cake on first sight. I saw it on Pinterest and I went directly to the site. I watched all the videos offered, looked into the tanning process, and bought it a week later when I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

The minute I opened the box, the beautiful leather smell sold me. I absolutely love the color of the leather, a deeper brown than I anticipated, but very beautiful. The Whipping Post logo is understated which is what I really wanted and the size was quite big, fitting everything I have into one convenient bag.

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It’s been quite  awhile since I’ve done an outfit post! Since it’s so hot, I’ve just been living in my denim shorts and rotation of awesome Madewell white tees. Today there was no humidity when I woke up, the first I’ve seen this summer. I took advantage of it and got Amine out to Brook Run Park for this shoot when the sun started to set. He was quite enthusiastic since he’s learning about photography and he wanted to practice with the composition, lighting, and manual settings.

Back to the outfit! This portrait session is in this tulle skirt from Space46Boutique. They’ve only launched this past year, but have been a huge hit all over the blogosphere. I saw it on Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook first, and thought that it was just phenomenal. It goes with so many different things, and can be styled in so many ways. I’ve worn it to a artistic Southern California wedding with an American Apparel black long sleeve bodysuit, I’ve worn it with a white tee shirt, and here, with a vintage bra crop top I found at Rag O Rama.

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Yep, I’m bored today. I mean, I have about a million things to do and 3 projects in the works, but I cannot get the creative juices going. I was feeling blah all day, and I finally just had it. I put on some powder, pulled on a pair of comfy jeans, and took the tripod outdoors. Sometimes, I like to do these self portraits to put things back in perspective. It’s different than taking a look in the mirror. It’s like seeing yourself through someone else’s eyes, through a photographer’s eyes. Taking self portraits that are not camera “selfies” is a little challenging, especially on a DSLR where the focus will not be correct if you’re not in front to meter and focus. I took a light stand, and placed it in the spot where I would pose. It took a couple tries to get the focus and height correct, but it’s a good exercise to do. You have to compose the image without the subject, and on top of that, you have to pose yourself once you’re in front of the camera!

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January 01
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We needed to get our friend Ali to LAX, but we made a few pit stops along the way. Ali was going to Michigan where it was snowing non-stop, and he didn’t have a chance to hit the beach while he was here in California, so we made a quick pit stop to Manhattan Beach.

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November 03
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We took a sunset hike at Peters Canyon. It was a wonderful day.

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June 03
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I’m in love with these white shoes right now. I found them at Nordstrom Rack, and have gotten a million compliments on them. Love that it goes with pretty much everything, including my work outfits.

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April 17
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The Diane von Furstenburg “zarita” dress is one of the most popular dresses this season. It’s super comfortable, fits beautifully, and always gets tons of attention whenever I wear it out. The lace is just lovely and intricate, and the length of the sleeves are just perfect. The boat neckline lined with the delicate lace is also another detail i love.  It cost me a pretty penny, so I plan on wearing it pretty much whenever I can!

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 a special thanks to Megan, one of the girls at the party for grabbing my camera and taking these pictures for me. Otherwise, I would have nothing to show for! 😉

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 and yes, as soon as my hands were free, I was double fisting cocktails.

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March 28
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I’m obsessed with these retrosuperfutures. These sunglasses are the first nice ones I’ve ever bought myself. I’m the type to throw my sunglasses around everywhere, and wear them as headbands inside…but when I saw these, I had to get them.  40% off due to a mismark on the price pretty much sealed the deal. The glass is Zeiss, and the frame is acetate, handmade in Italy.

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