If there is one thing I have learned in my short time dabbling in photography, it is that the best shots come along at random. At times I drag my camera along with me and find absolutely nothing worth shooting, but other times, it just so happens that I catch a hidden jem. Sometimes, the most insignificant picture, that most people may have never lifted their camera for, turns out to be one of my absolute favs! In fact, I would say there are many pictures that I have taken that make me smile simply because they are so quirky and unexpectedly beautiful. Here is a small collection of those moments from the past 6 months or so. The next time you think about leaving your camera at home- remember to expect the unexpected!
This winter has been particularly brutal, even for a Wi winter. The last week has been -25 degree wind chills for 5 days straight. Why do I live here again? Oh right- so I can wear FUR vests!! On Saturday, we FINALLY got a day above zero so we just HAD to sneek out for some quick pics by Oconomowoc Lake. It was actually very serene with a group of young kids playing hockey on the ice and people inside Roots Cafe sipping their cozy beverages by the warm fireplaces. And- a major bonus- my lil’ sis was home for the weekend to partake in the photoshoot fun! This fur vest is sure to keep you warm this time of year, and of course, looking chic! I paired it with simple black pants, boots, and one of my go-to striped shirts (this one is particularly soft from Banana Republic). These fur vests have actually been in style for about 2-3 years now, so this cozy piece has quickly become a winter closet staple! And don’t forget- a statement necklace with some color goes a long way to spruce up winter grays!
All photos were taken by my loving husband! Yes, he got major points for taking crazy me and my sis out in the cold! The black pants and the handbag are from New York and Company. The soft striped shirt is from Banana Republic. The fur vest is from The Limited. The dainty ring (totally necessary!) is from Francesca’s. The orange necklace is a Lia Sophia necklace that I got ages ago, but any bright necklace works great with grays and blacks!
“All I want for Christmas is you.” The words to the infamous song by Mariah Carey perfectly depict my feelings towards this J Crew coat. This was my Christmas present from my mom and I couldn’t love it more! It is so girly, feminine, warm, and most importantly, HIGH QUALITY. It is silk lined and couldn’t be more fabulous. The gray is a soft, chic tone that looks good even with my pasty-white-it’s-winter-in-wisconsin skin. I have received more compliments on this jacket in the last two weeks than any single item in my wardrobe combined! I KNOW you’re going to LOVE IT! Pair it with this chic handbag from New York and Company and your favorite boots for an effortless look!
All photos are taken by my dreamy man! He was such a good sport out in the cold and snow! This incredible jacket is from J Crew. Boots are Ralph Lauren’s. Purse is from New York and Company. Jeans are from The Loft.
This was our first New Year’s Eve as a married couple and I must say, we definitely lived up to the married couple cliche as we brought on the new year! Our evening was filled with family, pizza, a cozy fireplace, and of course several Red Box rentals! To be honest, there is nothing I would rather do on New Year’s Eve than sit in my own living room and cuddle up to comfort food and movies (and of course my sweetie!). Some call it lame, I call it content.
But no matter what you consider a great way to ring in the new year, we all like to look a little pretty, so here’s what I would wear! This adorable lace top is soooo sweet and romantic. It breaks the navy and black fashion rules, but it feels SO RIGHT! And because it’s New Year’s Eve, you have to add in some bling- why not this AMAZING necklace from the Loft! I paired it with simple dark wash jeans and my favorite pair of black patent leather pumps! Goes great with my favorite glass of red wine and it’s perfect for whatever your plans are!
The dark wash jeans with the zipper pockets are from The Loft, as is this romantic lace tank, and the romantic necklace! The black patent leather pumps are from Ann Taylor. This wine can be purchased at most Pick n’ Save stores.
There’s nothing like a good scarf this time of year! 🙂 It was a blustery gray day and I was feeling blue, so I went to Marshalls and this cozy little guy found its’ way into my shopping bag! Here I am just wearing it with jeans and a black t-shirt around the yard, but I have been wearing it with everything from north face zip-ups to my pretty peacoats! Gotta love cozy versatility!
This cozy scarf is from Marshalls. Boots are Calvin Klein’s (got mine at Boston store, but Macy’s and Younker’s has them too!). Jeans are from Abercrombie and Fitch (these are jeans not jeggings, but are suppper soft!). Black top is from The Loft. Gold ring is from The Limited and watch is from Francesca’s. And as always, my loving hub took these pictures in the cold!
The title says it perfectly- this sweater is THE.COZY-EST. SWEATER.EVER.MADE. And here are some of my favorite booties again! I can’t get enough of these- they go with EVERYTHING! This sweater is so cute and makes you irresistibly cuddly- just ask my hubby! 😉 It is definitely over-sized and the soft grey color is the best! Perfect for this nasty, cold Wi weather…
COZY sweater is from The Loft. Black pants from New York and Company. Watch from The Buckle. Booties are Sam Edelman’s (and they are real suede!). Infinity ring is from The Limited. All of these photos are taken by my loving husband in Ashippun, Wi (where all of our neighbors think we are crazy for taking photos all over the neighborhood)… 🙂 Happy Tuesday!
My little sis just got a job! She is working at Anthropology! Yay for her- and for discounts! This sweater is perfect for fall and winter! It looks amazing with some brown boots for an effortless, cozy look! My husband and I were hanging out all weekend and enjoying the last of fall and I couldn’t resist posting about this PERFECT sweater!
Photos are taken by my husband in our yard! Sweater is from Anthropology, boots are from Francesca’s, pants are from New York and Company! And don’t forget a tank under this sweater- my nude one here is from target!
The boots are out and in full swing! These are some of my favorite boots with one of my favorite leather jackets. It is a light pink color, but is very versatile because it is very neutral. The shirt under this jacket is AMAZINGLY soft and perfect for a cozy fall day! This look is perfect for weekend adventures and running about! And, you’ve GOTTA LOVE the colors of the fall leaves! 🙂
Photos are taken by my husband in our back yard! This time of year is amazing at our house! The leather jacket is from Express, the shirt is from Anthropology, and the boots are from Boston Store.
There’s nothing like a little wind to remind you that winter is right around the corner! These photos were tough, but fun, to take! This shirt is absolutely my GO-TO shirt! It is cozy, versatile, appropriate for any season! It looks great in spring with white jeans or the summer over a cute tank with lace shorts. And now, it carries right into fall and winter as a stand alone or under a cozy knit sweater! This shirt is a closet must-have if I have ever seen one! 🙂
Pants and black jeans are from The Loft. Shoes are from Marshalls. The photos are taken by my loving husband in Shullsburg, Wi.
Ahh… The refreshing crisp smell of fall! I just can’t seem to take enough pictures to make this time of year last long enough! The natural world is so beautiful and refreshing- the colors, the sights, the smells! This fall, soft neutral pants are SO IN! I got these lovely taupe pants from Ann Taylor and couldn’t be happier about the purchase- comfy, fall friendly, and awesome with cheetah prints! I also adore how the shirt splits in the back- AND– it is made of the softest stuff ever!!!