Thursday, June 18, 2015

YGP Revamped

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Same YGP. Different URL.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Country Concert

Last night was quite possibly the best night of my young life-ever. I went to see the Miranda Lambert concert with my Young Life leader, Kara and we had pit tickets, which means I was about five feet away from my favorite artist of all time. (By the way, she is the coolest person ever.) Of course to adequately celebrate this momentous occasion I spent a nice amount of money to dress in my country best.
jacket, dress and belt from Nordstrom; sunglasses from Juicy Couture; boots courtesy of Alie

 Luckily my friend Alie had boots I could borrow, since I have yet to secure some of my own--Mom says it'd be a good graduation gift--and so I was plenty southern for the concert. Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young performed as opening acts and they were simply wonderful. Miranda was her awesome self and it was easily the best concert I've ever seen. One of the best parts was sharing the experience with my wonderful Young Life leader Kara!
Me and Kara before the show
 I hope everyone's weekend is going as well as mine and some of y'all are having some good country fun!
May the Prada be with you

Friday, March 16, 2012

Five Trends

I have missed blogging more than I thought I ever would and so to kick off my third attempt to really get back into this, I'll start with five trends I'm crushing on.
1. Statement Coats
I'm obsessed with bright bold accent pieces, such as this anthropologie orange trench coat. Perfect to finish off these last few months of cold in Colorado.
 2. High Waisted Shorts
I loved high waisted shorts last summer season (shown here and here) as well but I'm especially excited to see them coming back with a bang this year. They're so retro and so flattering!
 3. Leather everything!
This is an example from one of my favorite blogs of a leather shirt, but leather has been coming back from dresses to shorts (my friend just got a pair from Free People--so cute.)
 4. Transparent with Modesty
I love the trend of having transparent shirts and slits, but especially love this example of it being done with a touch of modesty rather than letting everyone see your bra covered by a mesh shirt.
 5. Polka Dots
Polka dots are back everywhere, especially with skirts and dresses. They're fun and a hint vintage and the perfect pattern for summer. (swimsuits anybody?)
Overall I'm excited about the upcoming trends this season and excited to get back into blogging! I'll be doing my best to post regularly and show y'all what I've been up to. For example tomorrow I'm going to the Miranda Lambert concert and could not be more excited to pull out my cowboy boots!
May the Prada be with you

Friday, November 25, 2011

Designer of the Week: Monique Lhuillier

Weddings, to me, are magical. It's one day where the entire focus is coming together, becoming a family and celebrating love that is not easy to find. One of my absolute favorite wedding dress designers is Monique Lhuillier. She has feminine, fashion infused gowns, and as a fan of simple lace mermaid style gowns, hers are perfection.
Bliss 2012
Monique Lhuillier attended FIDM and after marrying her husband Tom Bugbee, now CEO of her couture line, she opened her fashion business in LA after frustration over how few wedding gowns had elements of fashion.
pre fall '11 Bridal
spring 2012 Bridal
From the success of her fabulous Bridal line, Monique Lhuillier also designs a ready to wear line and couture line for other formal dresses, besides bridal. Here are a few of my favorites:
resort 2012

resort 2012

Ready to Wear Fall 2011

spring 2012 Ready to Wear
Hope y'all enjoyed this preview of Monique Lhuillier!
May the Prada be with you

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

Well, if y'all didn't know, it's Thanksgiving. Before I go spend some time with my crazy whacky family and grandparents, I wanted to make a list of a few things I have to be thankful for, though in reality there is more than I could possibly list.
 I am thankful for my two wonderful cousins who took me into their home so I could have the most amazing summer of my life attending fashion school in San Francisco. I know that not everyone gets a close bond with their cousins like I have, and I am grateful to say my cousins are my best friends. San Francisco was inspiring and life changing and gratitude isn't an adequate word to express my feelings at being able to experience it.
 I am thankful for the Bernard family, who take me in like I'm one of their own (I certainly look like it-I'm the one on the far right by the way) and are so kind and gracious to me. I am thankful to have a loving group of blondes to hang with and grateful for the vacations as well as the moral support they provide. I am especially thankful for my very best friend, Alie.
 I am thankful for friends who stay in contact and love each other and have a good time even when separated by thousands of miles. This is one of many oovoos we had, which would sometimes get to five or six people at a time oovooing from Canada to San Francisco to New York to Colorado.
 I am grateful for adventure! I'm thankful for all the new experiences I've had this year, such as indoor skydiving, and for the courage to try them all.
 I am thankful for my precious dog-even when she isn't as well groomed as she is in this picture.
 I am grateful for these two gingers, a) for wearing the ginger shirts Alie and I bought them and b) for being teachers, friends, leaders and big sisters to us. They take such good care of us and are so loving and kind. They do more than anyone else for a group of high schoolers and are my heroes. I am so thankful to have role models like them.
 I am thankful for my best friend, my sister, my partner in crime and "my person" Alie. (If you didn't get the Grey's anatomy reference-I'm her Grey, she's my Christina.) She helps me through thick and thin, never fails to make me laugh, helps me go past my comfort zone and always has my back even at ungodly hours of the night.
I'm thankful for these two noobs who are my Crossing friends, and thankful for how much they have helped me explore my faith and dig deeper with Jesus.
I'm thankful for my two precious sisters and for their spunk, laughter and companionship.
For things not pictured I am thankful for my brother, parents, and all the people who support me day in and day out. I am thankful for fashion, and for the creative outlet it provides me. I am thankful for being nearly half way through junior year, which really is as hard as everyone says. I'm grateful for country music, and for my blue jeep liberty.
Hope everyone's having a blessed Thanksgiving!
May the Prada be with you

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Check List

Hello all! So remember when I said I'd be a lot better...yeah that didn't happen. I'm trying though. On my check list for getting the blog back up in running:
find camera battery charger
make time for shoots when still light out
show all the cool DIY stuff I've found
organize my closet
post, post, post

Anywho, I borrowed my best friend's camera to take a shot of my new staples for winter that coincided perfectly for my weekend up in the mountains. This is comfy. This is chic. This is laid back and effortless and above all for a snowy and cold Colorado winter, warm.

Sweater: Nordstrom, Necklace: Forever XXI, Leggings: Nordstrom, Boots: BP Nordstrom, Socks: Urban Outfitters

Yes indeed, my checklist for this winter is primarily focused on the following:
Boot Socks
And let me tell you, these boots are amazing. They're brown faux leather with a heel hidden underneath and a simple sleek design that goes with everything while also very chic. And I love fun winter patterned boot socks peeking out, especially ones that add a pop of color. And it's so cozy!
Of course, I am not at all closed minded when it comes to clothes, and other must haves on my winter shopping list range from sequined everything, to infinity scarves to beaded tops and dresses. However I definitely feel that this winter is really based on effortless, laid back chic with a pop of something sparkly for more formal affairs.
I promise to try much harder, (with the exception of finals week-no promises) and I am going to try to get through some shoots and editing during my week off!
May the Prada be with you

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sorry for Sucking

Hi! SO. I am fully aware of the fact that I haven't blogged in....God knows how long. I have been swamped by my Junior year of high school and between six IB classes, violin, tutoring kids, and young life haven't had a spare moment. But I am making the effort and once I figure out a time to regularly take photos I plan on getting everything back up and running.
But my latest fashion obsession has been realized by my obsessive use of (seriously check it out, it's addicting) and that is following my theme this year of androgynous dressing. That means mixing opposites, a guy plaid shirt with skinny jeans and heels, a dress with tough boots, or in my latest delight, denim oversized shirts with ultra girly skirts.
clothes by J. Crew

(I looked but couldn't find the original ad)
What I love about these looks is that they are so cute and feminine and flattering without going your typical sundress or skirt + cardigan way. They allow girls to be chic and girly at the same time. The rough denim shirt also allows for a really dramatic skirt, because with anything else the skirt would be overdone. (boy clothes=getting to wear ultra girl clothes...funny how that works.)
Basically, I'm still searching for a floor length, crazy, beautiful skirt, so let me know if you find one, and am also stocking up on cute denim/plaid shirts for this winter season. Also loving for this season: oversized loose knit comfy sweaters, minimalist chic tanks that will layer perfectly with blazers, and tailored long sleeved shirts with ruffles.
More to come, and sorry for sucking these last months!
p.s. blog is officially one year old. wahoo!
May the Prada be with you