Sunday, June 29, 2014

What's in My Bag: The True Story

 What's in my bag....

Haha just kidding, I wish my bag only contained those things! It would definitely make the bag lighter. But no, I can't keep myself from cluttering my bag with lipsticks and other odds and ends that just keep accumulating. It is so much easier to just add the things I need to the bag instead of going through it and taking out the things I don't need. Plus this amazing Nine west bag (similarmy sisters gave me for my birthday can hold so much! There is no way that 15 lipsticks are necessary on a day to day basis or 5 pens or all the other things that I just keep adding to this magical bottomless bag. Perhaps one day I will strive to correct this problem, but for now at least I took this opportunity to simplify things just a little bit.


This post forced me to reevaluate what was in my purse and actually get rid of all the extra stuff and now I just have the necessities! Who knows how long it will last, but for now it is nice not have a million pounds to tote around. Here are the things I find I can't leave home without:

-a photo of Bryan after he got a haircut -- miss that little wolf so much!

-a note pad for old-fashioned note taking and just one pen


-eye drops

- neutral lipstick (Dior Rouge 434 Rose Samarcande) and a red lipstick (NARS Lipstick Jungle Red)

-Dior Diorskin Nude Compact- my fave for touch-ups

-small sewing kit- for those mini wardrobe malfunctions

-Miss Dior purse vaporizer - refillable and so perfect to fit in any purse

-pretty tissues- they look nice in my purse and are there for me just in case I need one


-La Fresh Makeup Remover Wipe 

-Aldo sunglasses - these are interchangeable 

-White House Black Market business card holder (similar) and my business cards 

Do you collect clutter in your purse? What are your necessities you need to have on you at all times?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Impromptu Photo Sesh on the Beach

I made my way to Virginia Beach last Wednesday to visit with two amazing chicas, Jenna and Brittany! It was such a quick but fun trip! I spent time at the beach with Jenna and then we met Brittany out for drinks! 

Before the sun disappeared from the sky we walked on the beach for a bit and I got some fun shots! 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bridal Trial in Charlottesville

This lovely bride is getting married next month so of course we set up a trial run to make sure everything will run smoothly on the day of the wedding and to make sure that she liked my work! 

She is having this beautiful green and white, garden party-esque, and whimsical inspired wedding. I honestly can't wait to see how everything comes together! So for her hair and makeup she wanted something whimsical (best word for anything to do with weddings) and soft. For her makeup I chose subtle warm tones and then did some fabulous lashes to frame her beautiful eyes. 

For her hair she chose this chic 30's inspired style which we will add a bit of babys breath to on her wedding day. A beautiful swept up easy style that will keep her hair off her shoulders and look soft and beautiful paired with the gorgeous dress she has chosen. 

I can't wait to see it all come together! And I was able to meet her adorable cat as well, such a great model too! 

If you haven't booked your trial for your wedding yet, feel free to stop by my website,, and pop an email over to me and see if I have your date open! 

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