You guys, I think this is my favorite photo shoot to date–ever.
Kelly and I have done a lot of shoots with each other, but rarely any together–and of all of them, this one definitely takes the cake. Mitch and Neal will forever refer to them as “our engagement photos” but secretly, we think they’re just jealous. (Shhhhh…)
We got to wear some of our favorite current Barbour items–including my fave Trevose Barbour jacket–which also comes in navy! (And yes, it was hot, I know you’re wondering. But you gotta do what you gotta do for cute photos, you know?!)
Our talented friend Julie snapped these at Belmont Harbor (how amazing is she?) earlier in June and I couldn’t have been more giddy when Kelly started texting me all of them in Paris. (I probably burned up 57583384 megabytes–is that what they’re called?–of international data in one sitting, but totally worth it.)
These pictures are even more special to me than usual, because they capture a really big time in both of our lives–me, recently getting engaged, and Kelly, right before she has her first baby!
I will forever look back at these and remember the big milestones in our lives they represent, and what an incredible friendship we’ve established in only two years. (Two years! Can you believe it!? So weird!) I’m getting emotional just writing this!
Anyway–sorry for being a total sap. I just can’t wait for this sweet little baby Larkin to arrive any day now! I’m also so excited to watch Noodle for a few days while the Larkin fam is in the hospital. Noodle and I are freakishly obsessed with each other. I already have a bag of her dog food at my house. We have problems. (Also how much does she look like our child in these pictures?)
OK–I’ll stop yakking and cut to the chase–I hope you love our “nautical engagement photos” as much as we do–ha! (And make sure to head over to Barbour’s blog to see our interview!)
My leather jacket is without a doubt, no-hesitation, my very favorite item of clothing–and I know it’ll forever stay that way.
It’s the perfect, non-bulky layer, but it keeps you surprisingly warm–so it’s perfect year-round. It only looks better with wear, and it goes with everything from jeans and sneakers to a slinky slip dress and heels.
You may have heard me mention before that I got my leather jacket while studying abroad in Florence, Italy. My mom came to visit me for a week, and we had so much fun–we took a day trip into Tuscany’s wineries–explored neighboring towns, and I got to show her around to all of my favorite haunts as an exchange student.
When asked the question, “what makes you feel beautiful?” my first answer will likely be “a feminine dress” or “red lipstick.”
While those are true, there’s something else that goes on that list that I realized, I’ve kind of been keeping in the dark. It’s often the first thing I reach for when I’m getting all dolled up and striving to look my most beautiful. (Especially when I’m dressing up to attend a wedding!)
What is it?
Yep. I went there. Why not? Nobody is perfect! We’ve all got a little somethin’ to suck in.
Finally! The long-anticipated day of the summer 😉 The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now public–which means you don’t need Nordstrom card to take advantage of all the deals!
Some of my favorite on-sale brands: Tory Burch, Barbour, Burberry, Joie, Hunter, Rag & Bone and plenty more where that came from! You can see my current favorite items of the sale above! (I plan to do a “home” roundup next week too, so stay tuned!)