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!
As most of you know from my Instagram feed, Darren and I are married! The wedding was an absolute dream and I wish so badly I could relive that day just one more time. 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!
~*Sky high*~ wearing the most ruffletastic outfit by Petersyn on an adventure with mi amor! We cruise this route a couple of times per week, not only because it is a few minutes from our home but we find it to be so meditative. A moment where we can unplug and take in those layers of mountains resting in front of the sunset. I love the light there, as well - and it really highlighted the amazing details in this look by Petersyn. Enjoy!
I cannot believe it has already been four months since we moved into our little lighthouse in the woods. Time sure does fly by when you're having fun - so I'm trying to soak in every moment and document our life here as it soars on by. I've been slowly adding decor and making the house more *us*! There's still many things I have in mind to do, but I am so happy with the progress! I've also been adding more indoor greenery lately, and I love the life it brings into our home. Something to look at and watch progress as they grow each and every day. These big windows work wonders for them! Anyhow, here's a little glimpse into our home topped off with some lacey robe magic from Show Me Your Mumu.
It's been a while since I've posted here -- but I'm happy to be back, sharing a shoot brought to you by Pitusa! I guess you can say I have been busy getting to know our new neighborhood ~ and I am beginning to fall in L O V E with our surroundings.
Even though I haven't been as active here on the blog, I have been creating more than ever. Inspiration is everywhere you look here on Pine Mountain - and Darren and I are always feeling that urge to get out, explore, and document our dreams by turning them into reality! As we explore we discover new places, and one of those places is the location here in this shoot.
A short 10-minute drive from our house takes you here, overlooking layers of mountains being backlit by the setting sun, and oh my is it dreamy! We can't stop going back ::)
I think I have found my new happy place - where I will go to wash all of those worries away and let my mind wander into those endless layers of mountains! Or just to enjoy a nice beer with my love! Ok, now enjoy the rest of the photos!
The End! Now keep your eyes peeled for new content, I wasn't joking when I said we've been out creating more than ever! ::)
This is an important shoot for me - not only because I just love my outfit from Echo and Air, but because this is the last shoot we did at our LA home before we moved into our new cabin in the mountains. The bougainvillea in our front yard was in full bloom as we were packing up our things, as if our house was giving us a farewell! Leaving our LA home in it's dreamy spring state wasn't easy, but I'm happy I'll have these photos to cherish the memories forever. Farewell, LA! I'm still close by ::)
Hello, everyone~ I am happy to share the second shoot we captured for Madison James. I just love dressing up in their stunning gowns, wandering around and creating with my love! There's something so special about being 'all dressed up with nowhere to go' - the only place we were headed was towards the best light in the Carrizo Plains! I hope you enjoy this shoot featuring a magical gown brought to you by Madison James.
You can find this stunning gown here! Good news, it also comes in gold! ::)
Follow me as I chase the sunset in this series 'Step Into The Light' brought to you by Madison James. They have such a stunning collection of formal wear that will leave you feeling like a princess ~ enjoy!