personal style

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

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

Neature Walks with Rodney

Happy Hump Day lovelies! Days are getting shorter, mornings a littler colder, and I'm holding on to my summer wardrobe for dear life.

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After four years taking photos of landscape photographer, Rodney Nonamaker decided to take his hand at portraiture and I'm excited to be part of the journey. Composition and the way a photo is edited are the two main things I look for before contacting a photographer about a collaboration. I personally am not a fan of photos taken in the same angle all the time, or ones that are over done in lightroom/photoshop. He may be new to the game but Rodney is already trying his hand at various angles, and has blown me away with is editing skills.

You're bound to be seeing a lot more of his work on my blog! Check out even more photos on my Instagram.

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About the looks:

Black top: Zara Skirt: Jax Harmon Boots: Forever21

Dress: Forever21 Heels: Michael Kors

Photographer: Rodney Nonamaker

Adventures in Alaska

Another weekend has come and gone, therefore another adventure to share with you guys! I strongly believe that a trip to a new city can only be complete but working with locals in the area. It's almost been a year since the move to Alaska and I finally made it down to the big city of Anchorage. I wanted to make sure I got to work some new people so I set out looking high and low on various social media sites and reaching out to various creatives. With a lot of last minute planning, late night group texts, and hard work I'm happy to say with the help of some amazing ladies- we whipped this together.

Happy Friday!

Photographer: Sara Olivia Photography

Dress Boutique: Bateau Bridal Boutique

Florist: Alaska Knit Knat

Dresses: Pure Magnolia and Bel Aire Bridal

Veil: Jennifer Leigh Couture Veils

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