Outfit: Baby It’s Cold Outside

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I really wish I could have showcased this outfit better, but I think it was mean’t for a warmer day. I had planned to take off the coat for a few shots so you could actually see this vintage-inspired dress and get some detail shots of the vintage scarf, but the strong and bloody cold winds suggested maybe that wasn’t a wise idea. Whenever it seems like the weather is against me getting the photos I want it’s pretty frustrating, I have to say. I’m not one to admit defeat easily, but when your hands are so cold you can’t seem to adjust camera settings anymore, it’s probably time to call it quits. It’s not that I didn’t get enough photos, I clearly did, but they didn’t turn out the way I had envisioned – it’s damn near impossible to exact an image when your hands are telling you to just stop. Ah well, there are probably (definitely) worse things in life. However, before my hands did freeze, I snapchatted some of my shooting process (and potty mouth)…so this is my seamless way of plugging my snapchat (pushyspence) so ya’ll can follow along!

– WHAT I WORE –
Dress c/o Unique Vintage | Coat, Scarf, Tam: vintage | Shoes: Seychelles | Tights: UO
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HAPPY NEW YEAR FREAKS!

Larkspur Vintage | Happy New Year Freaks!My plan was to take some really adorable and festive New Years photos, but they didn’t quite work out the way I wanted. However, when I started going through the captures, they kind of turned out better than I expected…a few cute, yes, but a lot of them mostly funny, and ya’ll know I like funny. Not everything works out the way you planned, I learned that in 2015…it doesn’t always work as planned, but sometimes it turns out infinitely better. I remember starting out last year with a blog post, talking about how happy I was to see 2014 go, to have a new year ahead of me and a bad one behind me. 2015 wasn’t perfect, to be honest, most of it was shit. It felt like 2014 ended not great, the bad got worse in 2015, and then I resolved to make a change and happiness almost immediately found it’s way back into my life. I have good feelings about 2016, I really do. Although, often it feels silly to measure life and it’s obstacles based on the passing of years. You don’t need a new year to resolve to change your life or hope that things will get better. The passing of time is so infinitely subjective, and I think my “new year” started 5 months ago.

I want to thank you guys for being here and on my instagram, which has become a huge part of what I do now. I don’t often allow myself to sit down and really see how far this space and myself have come since the beginning of last year. I have a hard time being proud of myself, which is both a curse and a gift – it pushes me to consistently strive for better work, but it never allows me the space to see positive outcomes and truly sit with them. I want to always remain humble, but I hope to one day feel proud of myself the way a loving parent feels pride in their child.

Aside from all that seriousness, honestly guys, thank you for being here. Thank you for reading and commenting and being so kind. Things got a little quiet here nearing the end of year, I really hope to make a change in that respect. I’m hoping this year I can finally take the leap in making this my full time gig and give you the rest of myself that hasn’t been able to be here due to time constraints. Here’s to hoping, being fearless and moving ever upward. Much love to you all and Happy New Year ❤
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Beauty: New Years Look

Larkspur Vintage | Beauty: New Years LookIt’s New Years Eve, and for those last minute peeps (much like myself) who aren’t quite ready, I thought I’d offer a simple look, easily achieved, but quite suitable for a night of ringing in the New Year right proper.

EYES: We want em real smoky; I used Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette, but honestly, any darker shadows you have should work just fine…getting the smoky eye is all about blend blend blending.

CHEEKS: We want em rosy and shiny; I used Revlon classy coral blusher and added Revlon Skinlights Illuminator in pink light along the cheek bones to give that extra bit of sparkle.

LIPS: We want em pink and glossy; I used Bourjois Fraise Remix and added a bit of Burt’s Bees summer twilight lipgloss on top to punch them up.

HAIR: We want it simple; I left my hair to do it’s natural wave and adorablified (not a word, now is) the look up by adding an oversized black bow.

DRESS: We want it cute; Find that party dress that has been sitting in your closet waiting for this moment (in my case it’s this UV dress), put it on, get your butt out of the house and start sippin.

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Hair bow: handmade