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To Fruitport and Back

Paid my mama a visit last weekend–we have a cruise and a short stay in Florida coming up next month and she’s in the zone for preparation. We found her some new luggage, light tops and shorts–and bonus it was all on major sale. We ended our shopping excursion in Fruitport to grab ice cream and then I was off to Grand Rapids to shoot a family photo session. I used to HATE coming back home and I love heading to West Michigan now as much as I can.
[top from UO, similar Blank denim shorts, Rayban aviators, similar sandals, straw hat from Retail Therapy, rings by Katie Dean Jewelry]

Outfits, Style

black + white

I somehow stumbled upon a pair of perforated leather shorts I bought last summer, couldn’t fit into and never wore. Tags still attached. I wondered if my ass could shimmy into them and make it work and by the beard of Zeus, they fit like a glove. I made my beautiful model friend Ashley try the shorts on too and they fit her. She’s like a size 24 and some perfect model height so you can imagine my excitement when they fit her too. I’m going to let her borrow them for her trip to cali and start the sisterhood of the traveling leather shorts.
Like fate, the perfect off-the-shoulder top entered my life at the moment when I needed a perfect flowy top to fit with this tight pair of leather shorts–and I loved the balance. I wore this look for my friend’s bridal shower and meet up with family for lunch. I traded out the heels for flats though–too hard to traipse around town in heels. I’m finally feeling my age.
[begonia top c/o People’s Project LA, shorts from Banana Republic, similar black mules, choker c/o 4th Street Boutique, bag by Givenchy, stardust ring set and Β sahara midi-ring (worn on pinky because I liked it there better on my hand) c/o Autumn Lace Jewelry,watch c/o Obaku]
Photos by Ashley Howard
Outfits, Style

Golden Hour

Last week was the BEST WEEK EVER. I’m legally locked down to buy my first home (wee!), discovered I lost 10 pounds (and a shit ton of inches!) just from eating healthier and brought in a new client at work! All of this happened in one day too! I ended this amazing, adrenaline-rushed day with some friend time with Ashley and a little photoshoot with my new 85 mm lens and the prettiest sunlight. And a trip to Whole Foods for snacks and flowers..and we also took a drive by my soon-to-be neighborhood and house. 
I’ve been living in high waist denim shorts and bodysuits and threw this maxi-length flowy top by People’s Project LA over to give it a more elevated look. It seemed so dramatic as I glided through Whole Foods with my fruit snacks.
[mystic vest dress c/o People’s Project LA, bodysuit from UO (just $29, I own 3!), shorts from Gap, necklaces by Katie Dean Jewelry, watch c/o Obaku]
Photos by Ashley Howard
Outfits, Style

Shorts for Shorties

I’m almost 5’4″ and while I’ve finally accepted that I’m never going to sprout a few more inches taller and elongate my legs..I try to find styling tricks that give me a tall, lean look I want to sport in the summer. I’m pear shaped so I love billowy tops that give me a little more shoulder, a higher waist on a shorter short! Voila! I partnered with Meijer to share how I style shorts for my body along with two other bloggers who provide really great insights on styling shorts if you’re tall and if you’re rocking a curvy bod. Check out the post on Meijer Style!
Outfits, Style

Bodysuits for Summer

It’s safe to say this will be my summer uniform, and yes that is a body suit! It’s actually easy to maneuver in and out of to pee unlike a romper so I’ll be pairing this with cut off denim shorts and a cardigan when I’m a bit chilly on a boat (if I find a boat to invite myself on this summer). I’ve been wearing these mules on repeat too since I’m about two months behind on a pedicure and my feet look a hobbit’s.
Photos by Ashley
Outfits, Style