June 30, 2010
My beautiful friend Haley is in town every Mondays (now that she lives out of town, I look forward to these days when I get to see her.) I wanted to photograph her because she’s just so lovely. I just found out her boyfriend and one of my good friends as well accepted a position in Houston so they will be moving there sometime in the winter I think. I must hang out with her as much as I can until then! This outfit is totally her style. She brought over an assortment of clothing and I eyed this top out first for the shoot. She has a weakness for cutesy things from Anthropologie, but this special power of resisting temptation unless there’s a huge sale involved. She got this fabulous top half off. That’s so Haley! Good girl!
[top from anthropologie, jeggings by express, shoes by bobbi blu]
Hair by Brooke Schrauben
Brooke who is Haley’s sis and her friend came out with us for the shoot and then we all headed out to the Green Door for a local favorite band’s cd release party.
June 28, 2010
On Friday, I went to Festival of the Moon in Old Town, the creative district in Lansing. The festival boasted an assortment of Bells beers and a variety of bands. I wanted something cute and playful to wear and instantly thought back to Jessica of What I Wore when she tied up her blouse like this. With inspiration from her and the need to bust out my old high waist shorts, I put this look together.
[top by lux, shorts by kensie, shoes by lucky, sunglasses from urban outfitters, bag by marc jacobs]
Since I didn’t have time to shoot the photos on Friday, I had my mom take them the following day when I went to my hometown to visit friends and fam. My mom SWEARS the dog is actually smiling in this photo and she’s obsessed with it telling me, “send your brother a cropped version of the one with Jasmine smiling!” The older of my two brothers has a special bond with the white dog named Jasmine and my mom was convinced he’d love a cropped photo of her with this goofy face below.
And thank you to everyone for your kind comments about my local magazine cover/feature. I love you guys. <3
June 27, 2010
Last month I was contacted to see if I was interested in being the cover story of the July issue of the Capital Area Women’s Lifestyle Magazine and of course, I was excited and said yes! The mag is a monthly magazine in the greater Lansing area for women and they highlight women leaders I look up to and am inspired by such as my past boss who used to be the CEO of Girl Scouts and my most favorite news anchor!
It was such a fun experience, but odd that they’d select me as being someone interesting enough to feature. I’ve said this before, but I’m so happy that the community here is so accepting and encouraging of anything and everything I do. I graduated college here and wanted to get the hell out and I’ve slowly realized how amazing the people are here and just how many opportunities I’ve had to pursue creative and fun things I’m interested in.
If you want to read the story, click here!
June 25, 2010
I’ve been pining over so many great shoes. Check a few of the shoes I’ve been obsessed with below! I think I’d sell my right kidney on the black market to get all of these.
1. The Lady Gaga in me says “go for it!”
4. Oo the sister shoe to Edelman’s popular Zoe wedge!
5. Last but not least..This is definitely my next shoe purchase.