// dripping in gold //

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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!

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// crater lake //

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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!

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// sunshine and lace //

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// blue jean baby // feat. Hudson

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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!

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You can find links to these dreamy denim designs by Hudson below!

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// surrounded //

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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.

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// gingham + golden light //

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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! 

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// a dash of pink //

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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!

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// sky high //

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~*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!

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// life in the lighthouse //

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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.

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// under a wide brim //

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Can someone point me to the nearest picnic? 

Follow along as I explore an abandoned camp wearing jewelry from Studio Blue, a dress from Blackwater, a hat from San Diego Hat Company, and shoes from AGL! I'm so into gingham these days and cannot wait to fill my closet with more of it over the summer.

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// falling for you //

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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.

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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.

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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 ::)

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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! 

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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! ::) 

// bougainvillea heaven //

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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 ::)

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// all dressed up with nowhere to go //

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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.

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You can find this stunning gown here! Good news, it also comes in gold! ::)

// she's a wildflower //

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Hello, WORLD! As you know, I have been MIA moving into our new cabin in the woods. Good news, I am back and feeling better than ever! Waking up to the smell of pines and enjoying constant beautiful views of the Los Padres National Forest has us both ever-so-inspired and ready to create. Here is a shoot we did while driving through our new "neighborhood", brought to you by Sbicca Footwear and Somedays Lovin! Enjoy!

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// such a super bloom //

Follow me as I take you through the superbloom in Anza Borrego, while wearing the dreamiest little get up from Blackwater!

// fire walk with me //

Exploring unfamiliar places is when I am the most inspired. Seeing things for the first time and experiencing a little 'love at first sight,' keeps all of those creative juices flowing and pushes me to create magic! I've been holding off on telling you guys some exciting news, because we have been waiting to finalize everything, but it's almost to the point where I can tell you. So, for now I'll just say that Darren and I are moving into the mountains outside of LA! That's all for now (until it's FINAL!), but basically this drive right here will be in our 'backyard.' It's the first time we've done this drive through the mountains almost all the way to where it drops you off into the ocean, but our tank was running low so we couldn't make it all of the way haha! However, I was STUNNED by the beauty of this drive. Everywhere you turn there's an impressive view, lit by the perfect amount of sunlight. I was feelin' all the love that day - so I chose to wear my favorite color pink in that lovin' theme! I hope you enjoy what we created with all of these new sights.

I cannot wait to tell you guys more, but in order to not jinx it I'm going to stay quiet hehe! Peep the links to what I'm wearing below.