Joshua Tree always blows me away! The vast desert landscapes filled with stacked rocks and the cutest Joshua Trees really makes for a unique location. This particular trip to Joshua Tree, Darren & I had a 4-wheel drive car for the first time! So we took advantage of it, and explored unfamiliar territory! You can find links to what I am wearing at the end of this post - enjoy!
For those of you still looking for that *perfect* pair of shoes for Spring, look no further, I have found just the right pair - the Bali Heel Counter Sandal by Revere. They are just as comfortable as they are cute, and will pair well with all of your adventures under the sun! I already took mine on an adventure through my "neighborhood" with a basket full of flowers and warm light, and I fell in love with them.
Walking on that bright white gypsum sand illuminated by the sun is something else, you guys! It really is like walking on a dream. This was our second time visiting the ever-so-magical White Sands National Monument, but this time we were graced with the most epic rainbow striking down onto the sand. We shot these photos last year, but they never made it to the blog - until now! I hope you enjoy and see White Sands for yourself one day!
Darren has been working on a new light painting tool and we decided to test it out over the weekend on a very cold night! Some of the light you see in these images is also coming from our wood stove which was burning all night long, while we drank wine, listened to music and created some fun imagery focused on shape and color.
One of my favorite styling tricks is adding a pop of color to an all black, white and grey outfit - and my go-to color is usually ruby red. I just love the flirty vibes red brings to any simple look. Here is a look inspired by this fashion trick, featuring GoJane and ZeroUV. You can find links to everything I am wearing in this shoot at the bottom of the post - enjoy!
Here is an all-red-everything look that I had a really fun time putting together to inspire you to add a little red to your wardrobe this spring! I am seriously swooning over big ruffles and thin cat eye sunglasses, and have been since last summer. It seems like both of these trends are still blossoming and I cannot stop adding them to my shopping cart! You can find links to everything I am wearing at the end of this post - enjoy!
I lived in Los Angeles for 5 years and never got that iconic palm tree lined street pic - until now! We began our hunt to find one to photograph for this shoot, and came across the perfect tree lined street leading right up to the Hollywood sign - providing that *extra* epic backdrop. Keep reading to find out how to get to this spot!
You can find this iconic palm tree lined street in LA with the Hollywood Sign in the background on South Windsor Blvd between 4th and 5th Streets. LA truly is a beautiful place.
Last night we chased the light around our 'neighborhood' and created some magic in a golden meadow! I was wearing a Bell Sleeve Sweater, Faux Suede Skirt and Black Bow Tie Clip by Tobi, and also the dreamiest golden jewelry by Gorjana. Let me just tell you this is my new favorite sweater - it is made of the softest material and will be my go-to this winter. It also hits your curves in all the right places!
After much consideration on where to spend our honeymoon, we decided Maui would be the best for all of our honeymoon desires. We were looking for a place that was both relaxing and adventurous - and Maui is just that! We sipped cocktails by an infinity pool directly facing the sunset, watched the sunrise from atop a volcano, and hiked to see the many waterfalls and beaches around the island. I don't want to give away too much, so take a peek at my Maui Diary below!
Welcome to our Honeymoon Home #1, y'all - nestled in the rainforest of North Shore at the start of Hana Highway! We stayed here for a few nights, and really got that Hawaiian experience. There were geckos, fruit trees, and the most vibrant flowers surrounding the property. The location was also great because it was central to many places around Maui - including one of our favorite areas, Paia!
The flowers surrounding the tiny home property were just *gorgeous*. I couldn't help but capture them after an afternoon shower when the colors were so vibrant!
Once we left our tiny home on the North Shore, we headed east on Hana Highway for our Honeymoon Home #2 located right in Hana on a black sand beach. See below for the view from our balcony!
Black sand beaches are really something else, huh? The contrast of the black lava rock with the greenery and ocean blue tones were mesmerizing! I especially loved the mood as the storm clouds rolled in. My ivory top and mustard velvet pants from Flying Tomato really stood out in these images!
Sunshine, tan lines and black sand beaches are such a great combo! This particular honeymoon home was a favorite because you could hear the massive waves crashing onto the shore from bed. I mean, you can't really find a better sleep soundtrack than that, huh?
We also enjoyed staying in Hana, because it put us right next to waterfalls and a red sand beach.
Although tough to swim in, the red sand beach was so beautiful. I mean, come on, how often do you come across a red sand beach?
Before leaving Hana, we wanted to stop and hike to see the Seven Sacred Pools and Waimoku Falls. Unfortunately, Seven Sacred Pools was closed for swimming this time around, but that was okay because we saved our energy for the hike to Waimoku Falls. If walking through a bamboo forest to reach a massive waterfall sounds like something you would be interested in, DO THIS HIKE! It was one of my most favorite hikes I have ever done - with the best waterfall reward in the end :)
Our Honeymoon Home #3 was a bed and breakfast located in Kula which is in the mountains at the base of Haleakala. We wanted to stay here so that the early morning sunrise drive wouldn't take so long, but we ended up LOVING the house we stayed at. The view from the balcony was unreal - you could see all of Maui. We wish we could have stayed here longer.
The above photo was taken at Haleakala around 4:30AM - right as the sun was starting to peek above the horizon. It was so cold at the top, so for anyone who is planning to see a sunrise there: DRESS WARM! You are also required to reserve a parking spot at the top, so make sure to do that as well.
Among the shivers, was a sense of so much happiness - I truly felt like I was above the clouds. I was captivated by the many colors that filled the sky as the sun rose - literally 360 degrees of hue heaven. For anyone considering this early morning adventure, do it!
Our final Honeymoon Home #4 was the Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott. We wanted to end our trip on a relaxing note, and oh my we relaxed SO WELL! Cocktails by the infinity pool and short drives to the many scenic beaches in Wailea was the perfect finale. There's also some amazing snorkeling in Wailea - which I highly recommend doing early before the wind and crowds pick up!
For all of you couples in search of the perfect honeymoon - make sure it involves an infinity pool! This one was so serene during sunset.
Here we are at the end of the diary, finishing it off with our final sunset before boarding our 10PM flight to LAX. We drove through a random neighborhood and somehow ended up at this beach to catch a stormy sunset while I was wearing a pale pink dress by Jealous Tomato.
I hope you enjoyed our 'mauimoon' diary! It was a memorable honeymoon, that's for sure :) Coming soon - wedding photos!
An outfit for those first days of fall, when the weather isn't quite cold enough for a sweater and summer is still lingering in the air. I brought together pieces from many of my favs to create this look - earrings and a choker by Gorjana, shoes by E8 by Miista, a top by Cotton Candy LA from Blackwater, and pants by Zulu & Zephyr. They paired well with the golden sun as we cruised along our local ridge route!
Crater Lake was on my to-do list for quite sometime, until the solar eclipse came along and brought Darren and I to Oregon! We made way to Crater Lake immediately following the eclipse, which just so happened to also be during a massive forest fire in Oregon. The fire added a ton of smoke to the scenery, making it an unusual adventure but also very hard to breathe! However, we didn't let the smoke stop our adventure and we created imagery with the moody, smokey vibes. I chose to wear this blue dress to contrast those deep red tones of the rocks in the first few images and also to compliment the ever-so-blue Crater Lake. I hope you enjoy what we created on this smokey adventure!
Photos shot by Darius Twin.
You guys! Recently I met the Riley Luxe Crop Raw Hem Jeans and Garrison Cropped Denim Jacket by Hudson, and fell in LOVE with their fit, quality, and color. Finding the right denim is always such a challenge, but I am so happy to add these swoon-worthy designs to my wardrobe this fall and winter. I decided to take them for a spin right as a storm was on it's way, adding some moodiness to those vibrant sunset skies! Check out what we created along the way, and see just how amazing this lil denim set by Hudson is for yourself!
You can find links to these dreamy denim designs by Hudson below!
When you stumble upon a field of wild sunflowers in full bloom, you pull over and create some magic! Especially when wearing that stunning dress by Hemant and Nandita and those shoes by Matisse. Every single time we do this scenic drive, there are new wildflowers in bloom and they make it an entirely new experience! So now I know to expect wild sunflowers in August. Stand tall, sunflowers.
Happy Sunday, everyone! I am so excited to share this post with you, of me wandering through the golden hills wearing an *amazing* summer look by the following brands: top & shorts by Show Me Your Mumu, red cap by San Diego Hat Company, and shoes by Pour La Victoire. I cannot get enough gingham this summer, y'all!
A dash of pale pink, whilst surrounded by greenery creates some hue magic, huh? I love the movement in that Gilda Dress by Fame and Partners! I also love the way it pairs with those sandals by Pour La Victoire - a match made in heaven. This is a shoot we did for the Fame and Partners blog, which you can see here and read about why I took a pledge to stop fast shopping for a month. Enjoy!