Saturday, December 17, 2016

Turtleneck Love

It's been a while, because life got crazy hectic with finals season rolling in. I had so many papers and exams to do while going to work part time and serving at church. I was able to get some photoshoots in since the last time I posted on here, but I just haven't had the time to refine my photos and upload them onto the blog page. But now that all the school stress is over for a while, I should be able to continue posting for you guys!

Turtlenecks are a must during the Winter season. This particular turtleneck is unique in its shape, and I really liked that. Jane paired this turtleneck with a pair of black jeans that she distressed by herself. And of course, you can't forget the chelsea boots and booties in the Winter time.
top - H&M (www.hm.com)
jeans - H&M (www.hm.com)
shoes - Madewell (www.madewell.com)
The weather on this day was definitely on our side. There was enough light but not much sunlight, because it was kind of a cold day and it was perfect for a photoshoot. I was very pleased with the result of our photos.
I really thought Jane bought her jeans as is, but turns out she distressed them herself. I have experience distressing my jeans and I remember being very pleased with my results. I absolutely love the rips on the knees, it's totally in style and gives some character an outfit with dim colors.
I love the slits on the sides of the turtleneck sweater, and how the back is longer than the front. A shirt being too long in the front makes your legs look shorter, but a longer back covers your butt and you feel a little less self-conscious about your behind.
And of course, Jane never fails to give me some funny poses. I love her so much, she always makes me laugh even when I'm not in the mood to laugh!
I hope you guys are enjoying your Winter break and the upcoming holiday season.
Stay tuned for more fashion goodness on the blog and on my Instagram!

Grace Yourself.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Wedding #OOTD

I went to a wedding recently, where two of my friends from church got married.
After contemplating on what to wear for like forever, I came across this beautiful dress at Zara a week before the wedding. It was crazy because it was the last one in stock at that store, and it was XS but it fit me well. My mom kept saying I had to get it, and I definitely felt like it was meant to be.
Now that the sun goes down a lot faster than during the Summer, it's really hard to take photos if you miss the timing. And by the time the ceremony was over, it was completely dark outside. Thankfully these photos turned out not bad but to be honest with you, I didn't really like the background for this shoot. I didn't think the photos were going to come out very nicely, because of the background and the different colors of the floor.
I paired the dress with my favorite sandal heels. I wanted to wear taller heels but I ended up sticking with the short ones I had because it looked the best and it was also going to be the most comfortable on the feet.
After the wedding, Chelsea (photocreds to her for all of this!) and I stopped by at a friend's place to change out of these clothes into something a little more appropriate for the after party we were going to, and I thought these brick walls would look better so I had another quick photoshoot in the parking lot.
Dress - Zara (www.zara.com)
Shoes - Zooshoo (www.zooshoo.com)
Purse - Kate Spade (www.katespade.com)
I felt like I needed some pictures with Chelsea because I never got full body shots with her, so we made Jeff take a bunch of pictures for us inside his house. The lighting was pretty terrible but it was fun.
Chelsea's outfit:
Dress - Tobi (www.tobi.com)
Shoes - Rebecca Minkoff (www.rebeccaminkoff.com)
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Here are some of the photobooth pictures from the wedding.
Congrats to the newly weds, I hope you guys have a wonderful married life!

Grace Yourself.
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