Rooftop Chillin

About a year ago I did a shoot on a rooftop for the first time. Since then, I’ve fallen in love with this kind of location shoot. I would say about half of my personal styled shoots have taken place on top of Seattle's many parking garages. It was only fitting that my second time working with Miranda Todd would include an adventure to one of my favorite spots in downtown Seattle.

I love styling outfits with a lot of black, so its no wonder why this skirt from Chen Burkett stole my heart. Not only is it my favorite color but it also has pockets, a stylish and functional piece. Spring fashion is in the air so I decided to warm the look up with some nude tones and a pop of color. You can keep an outfit simple while still having some fun with it. Simple doesn't have to mean boring :)

Look details:

Top- BeBe

Skirt- Chen Burkett

Clutch- Forever21

Shoes- BCBG

Photographer: Miranda Todd MUA: Sable Desiree

Casual Fridays

It's crazy to think but it's almost been two years since I moved to Seattle. Before moving I had never heard of Dr. Martens, no one really wore them in the mid west. I would see girls wearing them and wish I could pull off the look but didn't think it was really my style. Every state, city has a style; Seattle would be casual or minimalist. It took some time but I can now appreciate a nice simple outfit that doesn't require hours of trashing my closet to put together.

I always had this mindset of what I could pull off, what my style was but I finally broke down and decided it was time I own some Dr. Martens! Shout out to my honey for hooking me up, because they are the only shoes I wear now. The first few wears were a pain, breaking them in is serious work but totally worth the blisters. Nice rain jacket for the drizzly Seattle days, new pair of jeans and my boots.

2016, here's to enjoying the simple things in life.

Photographer: Stephen Klise

Pop of Color

Someone once commented on a photo and said that I dress like I'd make a good wife. (What does that mean exactly? I have no clue) My sister says at times I dress like a mom. I say- I'm just keeping it classy. Marilyn Monroe said, "Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady." I live by this great fashion quote which inspired this midi skirt out.

I fell in love with the midi skirt this past fall and knew I had to have this plaid one when I spotted it in Zara's sale section. Scored it for twenty-five dollars and out of all the skirts I own in this style, it is now my favorite. I tried something new and mixed lace, fur, and plaid which would usually be too much for me but kept the color scheme simple to keep the look clean and elegant.

What do you think of it?

Photographer: Stephen Klise


Hey guys, I know it's been awhile! New year and happy to be working with a favorite designer and the launch of a big new project for her. Over a year ago I met Seattle local designer, Rebekah Adams; I instantly fell in love with all of her design. The best material and quality put into each piece of clothing is what drew me in then and now.

Most women find out they are pregnant at 4 weeks, at which time their tiny baby is only the size of a poppy seed! My husband and I called our baby Poppyseed for the first several months of this pregnancy.
— Rebekah Adams

Poppyseed was created with pregnant women in mind and made for the everyday woman. What does that mean? You don't have to be pregnant to wear this dress, and you won't have to stop wearing it when you are! The two zippers are sewn onto inverted pleats letting you play with the way the dress is styled. Rebekah is on a mission to raise 15,000 to turn her small business into something big. 26 more days left of her Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to make more of this dress with the end goal of getting the dress into stores such as Nordstrom. In 3 days nearly 2,000 has already been pledged, take a second to read more about the dress here and pledge to support a local business.

Photographer: Miranda Todd Makeup: Sable Desiree Dress: Poppyseed