Behind the Scenes

Have you ever seen a photo and wondered how it was done, what work it took to get the shot? My shoot with Rock was one of a kind, and so I wanted to take the time to talk about the journey to the final image.

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If you haven't put two and two together just yet- Rock is the beautiful stud in the photos. I've seen many a photos in Vogue, Gap and Polo ads with horses; and wanted to do something of my own. I set out to the Internet, Facebook to be exact to try and find someone with a horse I could use. I posted an ad and found the sweetest woman in the area willing to let me come look at her land and horses.

Once a week, for a month leading up to the shoot I would drive twenty minutes to go play with Rock and get him used to me. The day before he was stomping around, not letting me get close to him and I was so nervous it wouldn't work out. But the day of, after feeding him an apple he was all cuddles.

I pranced, sat, knelled, danced, and walked around for an hour with this beauty- the outcome was more than I could have asked for. Hopefully next summer Rock will be broken and I can try my hand at actually riding him.

Till next time. Happy Friday lovelies!

Photographer: Arctic Rose Dress: Silk Fairies

Sweater Weather

Hello world, and a second hello to my favorite time of the year. It's not too hot, or too cold. Cool enough for a light sweater but not so cold just yet that you need your Sorel's and fur. Fall would have to be my first choice when it comes to seasons to plan outfits for the blog. I love everything about the style: sweaters, chunky scarves, beanies- don't get me started on the boots. Man oh man do I love a good pair of boots.

My top favorite places to look for sweaters would have to be: Zara, Guess, Just Fab, and Fashion Nova. Need some cute boots in your life, then try: AmiClubwear, Nordstrom Rack, and Dr.Marten.

Sadly Autumn doesn't last very long in Alaska but I'm enjoying it while it's here.

Oh and happy Monday lovelies!

xoxo

Photographer: SNH Photography

Summer to Fall

Living in Alaska, fall comes and goes pretty quick. Since fall fashion is my favorite thing I'm always sure to take as many photos as possible, and with winter just around the corner I have to start stocking up on content!

This colorful Chen Burkett skirt was so cute I wanted to find a way to be able to wear it in the cooler autumn months. If you don't own any thigh high boots, then I must say you're missing out. Mini skirts are great in the summer for showing off some leg, but once temperatures hit 50 and and below it's time to start being smart about what you wear. Long socks and boots are a practical and stylish way to keep a good part of your lower body warm while still looking fabulous.

Full Look:

Top- Forever21 Skirt- Chen Burkett Boots- AmiClubwear

Save some money, stretch your closet!

Happy Monday lovelies.

xoxo

A Day at the Fair

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Mannequin Love

The first customer I saw in the boutique had this dress in her hand, and as I looked to my left the mannequin was styled in the exact look you see here-  I had to have it.

After a year of living in Fairbanks, Alaska and I finally made my way to Fireweed Boutique. I had a last minute shoot and nothing in my closet to wear for a shoot at the fair so I reached out to see if they could style me. In under thirty minutes I had three looks and was out of the door.

For those of you who love every item as much as I do and wish you could have them but aren't in Alaska, don't worry! They have something called a Style Box where you can give them a few details, pay, and receive various items from their inventory. It retails at $75 but you only pay $45- for all my shopaholics it is worth the while. No this is not sponsored, but I have to spread the word about the deals.

It's been so hard living in a place with no: Forever21, Zara, Nordstrom, etc. It was a breath of fresh air walking into this boutique to find style at a reasonable price. I don't know how many times I used the word 'soft' while trying everything on but needless to say it was a lot. Every item is quality, comfortable, stylish.

I could go on and on but I think you guys get the point...I'm obsessed! If you ever happen to be in the area-stop by. If your regular online stores start getting boring- try out their Style Box.

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Happy Hump Day

xoxo

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Photographer: Mary Webb

Sister, Sister

My circle of friends has always been small- not to say that's a good or bad thing, just how it's been. When I first found out I was going to be moving up to Alaska there were so many things I was worried about, one of which was what I would do in a new place with no friends.

One day as I was scrolling through Instagram I stumbled upon a photo of Louisa, where she tagged Fairbanks, Alaska as where the photo was taken. Seeming too good to be true, I still asked if she lived there. Over a year later and I am so happy to say that what started out as small talk over Instagram has turned into real life friendship.

My African sister, Game of Thrones watching partner, blogging mentor- couldn't have been blessed with abetter friend up here! Make sure you check out more of her amazing style at La Passion VoΓ»tΓ©e.

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Photographer: SNH Photography