Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Dress: H&M, similar here and love this | Pumps: C. Wonder, similar here | Bag: BCBG, similar here | Necklace: J.Crew Factory (sold out), obsessed with this | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: stella & dot, kate spade | Earrings: Nadri | Ring: Baublebar | Lipstick: YSL - Lingerie Pink 

So before we talk about the clothes, can we just take a moment to admire the beautiful backdrop?? Chris, my photographer, and I received permission to take pictures at a colleague's house, and it made for the most gorgeous backdrop. The mansion is extremely historic in Spencer (the town where I work), and it's been restored and beautifully maintained. The grounds are just as breathtaking, with gorgeous pink flowers and garden pillars. I wish I would've taken more pictures on my phone - I felt like I was in a different world (ok maybe just not in small town Iowa!). 

So I've worn this dress multiple times in the last few weeks, simply because it's comfortable and the length is perfect for multiple occasions. The material is jersey, so it's stretchy and soft, but still keeps it's structure. Although it's an animal print and the pattern is detailed, the color scheme is kept to three shades. By keeping the pattern colors simple, it creates more balance in the print. I've also noticed I'm less concerned about mixing metals lately... I try not to break this "rule", but I've actually found more jewelry pieces online that mix silver and gold. Considering I throw on jewelry at the last minute each morning and usually end up accidentally mixing metals anyways, I'm totally in support of this trend!

Have a great day! 

photos by f8 creative 


  1. I love the pink lips! I love a good berry lip this time of year, but I always end up going back to my favorite pink lip. Beautiful photos! (:

  2. So stunning - this is one of my favorite looks of your's EVER! You are just glowing! :) Xo, Alison

  3. Beautiful color and print combination! Love the backdrop as well ;)


  4. Black, white and pink is my fav color combo! You styled it beautifully! - xo