Holiday Savings

Happy New Year beautiful people!

My first blog post of the year, and I am so excited to share some new looks I was able to score after Christmas! Now some of you might be thinking...girrlll it's way past; but I'm here to let you know that all of those sales are still going on. From Nordstrom, to Zara, to BCBG- sales on top of sales.

The older I get, the shorter my Christmas list gets because I'm shopping all the deals leading up to, and also following the holiday. This has been one of my most fashionable winters. If you're not already signed up to Nordstrom's mailing list, then I think it's safe to say you're missing out. I've scored two of my now favorite riding boots during their 40% off boots event.

BCBG is doing an additional 40% off their sale items.

Zara is having markdowns upon markdowns on what feels like everything.

If you have any holiday money left over, then the time to shop is now! I'll stop being a bad influence, but what's better than buying something discounted- nothing is better than that. 

Okay lovelies, that's all I have for now. till next time.

Photographer: SNH Photo

It's a Vibe

I got to spend six beautiful days back home in Seattle this Thanksgiving and I'm so excited to finally share some of my adventures!

I wanted to take advantage of the warmer weather and beautiful backdrops so I set out to set up some photo shoots. Originally I reached out to Alisha hoping she could do my hair for a project- this photographer turned hairstylist is someone I've worked with in the past. Alisha started out taking photos four years ago and then found herself doing hair (she's really good at it). Sadly she wasn't available with all these salon bookings, but she mentioned setting up a photo adventure of our own.

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A date with Alisha was set and I took to Pinterest to get some inspiration and get a mood board together.

I don't believe in changing who  you are in a sense, but I do think that trying to fit in is something we as humans naturally try to do. What am I talking about?...my style. Living in Alaska, being a hipster: ripped jeans, beanies, felt hats, Docs; these are not what you'd see a lot of around town. I decided it was only right to go all out for this street style shoot in a place that is accepting of my fashion sense.

As I looked through the many images on Pinterest, I came to the conclusion that a male model could add something- but who? I don't work with other people often unless it's in a styled bridal shoot setting; it was so much fun working with Hunter. It was his first time behind a camera, but I sure hope not his last!

Scroll down to check out all of the looks from that day! Fingers crossed and keep an eye out, you may just see Alisha and I working together again this fall during NYFW.

Till next time lovely people.

I think I aim for a sort of androgyny. It sort of tones down some of my more masculine features...But overall I have never felt very masculine or feminine which allows me to feel free to play around with the clothes that I wear.
— Hunter Long

Coffee Date

Every week temperatures drop, and we see less of the sun everyday. Last year I was a bit more adventurous, venturing out into the streets of Fairbanks for shoots. This year however I have created a goal for myself to collaborate with various venues in town in order to support local businesses, build my network AND stay warm.

First up is the cutest little shop located in downtown Fairbanks- Venue. The name is so fitting as the building holds a coffee shop, souvenir store, and area in the back for events .One day I thought it would be fun in the most cliche way to take photos with pretty lattes- it is coffee shop photo season after all. I went to google to see the options I had and Venue was the first place that caught my eye.

Shout out to Blyss: the lead barista and person who made this possible. If you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods I highly suggest going here for some of the best coffee.

Photographer: SNH Photo

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Fall to Winter

Fall in Alaska doesn't last long; and cold weather doesn't have to mean sacrificing your sense of style. Living in Fairbanks, Alaska the clothing shop options are very limited. The only mall in town has less than 10 stores- having moved from Seattle it's been a tough transiotion for my closet but a fun challenge. 

I never thought I would be one to suggest looking at the clothes section in Fred Myer but you have to work with what you have. Some of my favorite sweaters have been found at a store that's mostly known for groceries.

Cold weather calls for a whole lot of sweaters, cardigans, and jeans. If you're like me and you're getting tired of the same two pairs of denim then I highly recommend checking out Fashion Nova. There are so many options of high waisted, distressed, color, crop style jeans to choose from.

Happy Friday beautiful people.

xoxo

Photographer: SNH Photo

Newest Obession

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2 words to change your closet- Fashion Nova. I started hearing about this online store on social media, through celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Cardi B promoting them. I was skeptical, not thinking that the quality and fit of the items would be up to par.

I finally decided to give them a shot and I've never been happier with an online shopping experience. Their prices are way more than reasonable, the fit is everything, the quality is more than I would have expected. I've already washed one of the dresses a few times and no fuzzballs or unraveling anywhere.

If you're on a budget but still trying to look like a million I highly suggest you check them out!

P.S. Every purchase also comes with a coupon...I mean, could this place get any better?! Get ready to be addicted.

TGIF! Hope you all have an amazing weekend.

xoxo

Click any of the pieces you want to check out further on the website:

Black Jumpsuit

Burgundy Skirt

Burnt Orange Dress

Photographer: SNH Photo