wrap around beauty

Monday, October 24, 2016

jeans // top // bag c/o Gigi New York // booties (old - similar) // necklace c/o BaubleBar // earrings //  bracelet c/o Olive + Piper // lips: liner in 'whirl' lipstick in 'brave'

I am so happy it is Monday, because for me it is usually my only day off each week. When I am not blogging, I am also a wedding and portrait photographer here in Arizona and the Autumn season is by far the busiest time of year for me. My weekends are full of Weddings + family photos from September through middle of December, and although most of the time I want to pull my hair out, I absolutely love my job! 

Enough about that, lets talk about the gorgeous color of this wrap around long sleeve? I ordered it online a few weeks back and when it arrived I was born away by the how vibrant and pretty the color was. It is the perfect color and top for this season, and it is only $35 and comes in 3 other colors as well. Many of the reviews said it was low cut, however I ordered my regular size (small) and had no problem with the v-neck cut, so I would recommend ordering your regular size. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, here is to making Monday + the last week in October (wow!) a great one!

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

jeans // top // bag // shoes // sunglasses // choker // earrings // bracelet c/o Olive + Piper // lips: Brave by MAC 

I have had this sweatshirt for about a month now and I wear it non stop. Sometimes when I find an item of clothing I love so much I actually wear it daily and forget to actually get it up on the blog.... (insert eye roll here!) Saying it is a sweatshirt is actuate but not totally, it feels more like a tick long sleeve top, so if you are looking for something to bundle up in to keep you nice and warm this is not it but if you are looking for a cute layering piece or a comfy top to lounge in I found your winner! I mean how cute are these ruffles? Best part, it is under $30!

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The Puckett's
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I am so excited to finally share our wedding photos with you today! Stephen and I eloped back in April with just our parents present. We were fully planning on having another large symbolic wedding the following year, and just making it "legal" in April since we were most likely going t be traveling out of the country for our "big day'. Our day was perfection, it was easy, stress free, and felt completely right. The next morning we woke up and looked at each other and both said, "I just want to be married, I don't need another day!"

There were to things missing that were super important to me on that special day however, one was Stephen's daughter and now my step daughter and the second was I wanted really good desert photos! Being a wedding photographer myself this was super important to me, I didn't want to miss out on capturing all the memories just because we didn't have a traditional wedding day. 

We decided to have a small reception here in Arizona, and Stephen agreed to having photos taken including our daughter before the reception. In fact, I said since I didn't get a wedding I should be able to have the entire family along for photos, and that means the pups too! I promised it would only be one photo shoot this year if he would agree to having the pups along as well!

I am so thankful for my family and for calling Stephen my husband. Eloping WAS the best decision we have ever made, and even though we did not go traditionally about our wedding plans, eloping then photos then small reception, it worked perfectly for us. I am so excited to start our family together and see what the future has to hold. Off next is honeymoon time! (oh yes, that was also an agreement I wanted a honeymoon!)

I can't thank our amazing team of creatives who helped me put together this amazing shoot, these memories will be with our family forever!

photography by: Larissa Jean Photography
video by: Amore Films
make up by: Courtney Montes
dress by: Jenny Yoo
florals (my florist bailed last minute so I made them myself!!) by: Trader Joe's
styling: by Stesha Jordan Puckett

neutrals on neutrals + a giveaway!
Monday, October 3, 2016

I must admit I am loving this neutral and black look! As the weather is cooling down and the thought of a more comfy time of year brings out the neutrals in my wardrobe rather than all the fun bright prints and colors I wear in spring. These black denim are only $70 and are the perfect fit. They are the same brand and cut as the distressed jeans I wear often.

I recently received this jacket in the mail (under $30) and it is the perfect wrap jacket for this transition time. You can wear it open or tied closed (like I am here) with either a crop top or long sleeve underneath. I can't wait to play around with it a little more this Fall season. 

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