It’s still only slightly spring in San Francisco - that’s what we love about it right? It’s always changing it’s mind. One day it’s 80 and the next 68 and foggy. Whenever I’m headed up there for a shoot I bring about 3 layers of sweaters + jackets and it’s a good day when I don’t need all 3 of them.
The thing I love about this mini skirt is the multi stripes - the reds, greens + blues all work well with all my various black tops. I realized the other day that’s pretty much all I wear.
Me. Make-up Free after Yoga yesterday via my iPhone.
“You are more beautiful than you think” -Dove Campaign
I consider myself a pretty confident woman, but it’s amazing to me how differently I feel without make-up.
In the Bible God talks about the world before sin entered into it. He said man and woman lived together naked and without shame.
That statement boggles me. Naked. Without shame.
To me walking out of my house without make-up on I feel naked and exposed. Not quite as pretty, not quite as confident, just not quite.
You get to see pictures of me on this blog, but they’re pictures that I choose that I like, and taken by women who are professional photographers that know how to make their subject look good (and I am very thankful for them).
What I long for is to feel completely comfortable in my own skin.
I want to love the wrinkles on my forehead, and the tiny crows feet that are beginning to take shape around my eyes.
I want to embrace that I do not have a small frame, and I probably never will.
I want to hold onto the statement that I am more beautiful than I think.
You see, if I’m being honest…sometimes I want you to think I have it all together, that I roll out of bed perky with no bags under my eyes.
But that’s not attainable for me…and it’s probably not attainable for you either.
My value, your value does not change when we put that mascara on our eyes or that lipstick on our lips. I am of value and esteem just because I am a human, and so are you.
The season to be married is upon us. Spring is out in full force and while I sometimes long to be looking for a fun floral dress to wear to a wedding I’m not normally one of the guests. I’m behind the camera.
Not that I’m complaining. I swear it. It’s always fun because people usually seem surprised that I’m not just in a plain black shirt and pants. (Admittedly some days it does seem tempting.)
I love this combo because it’s the perfect blend of neutrals + polish without being too boring. Okay, so it’s a tiny bit boring. But there’s always a way to work it.
You know you’re running a blog with the right partner when, independently of one another, you choose basically the same blouse to blog on the same week. I guess given our devotion to J Crew it’s not that surprising, but STILL.
Really the real winner here is this blouse! So versatile you can wear it with jeans or a chiffon skirt and pumps. I’ve actually found myself wearing it with everything.
This outfit I was inspired by the combo of that classy peter pan collar + carpet bag + bow pumps = all the best elements of a grandmother’s wardrobe. Grandma’s are the original hipsters.
top : jcrew / pleated chiffon skirt : UNIQLO (new but not online. similar here) / bow heels + bag : vintage