Learn from the lobster and cast off that shell (and your limitations) to free yourself up to change.

It’s no big secret that people don’t like change. In fact, I’m pretty sure we can all be in agreement that change is uncomfortable, very much in the way that a pair of overly shrunken jeans are uncomfortable, and we’d rather torture ourselves with something feeling not quite right than make an adjustment. View Post

mini boudoir

Mini boudoir in Paris.

Sometimes you wake up in Paris and look out the window only to see this lovely view (with the teeniest Eiffel in the distance!) and decide that you’re feeling real fancy and want to shoot a little boudoir-style session… So you put on your cute silk robe, and do the dang thing. (The you I’m talking about is me, obviously.)

I had a lot of fun taking and editing these photos, and definitely think I’ll expand on it in the future. I’d love to do something like this with a model other than myself, but I suppose I’ll deal with that when the opportunity approaches (hint hint friends)!

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black mock turtle

 

Have you ever met such a perfect pair of jeans that as soon as you try them on, you wonder how you’ve lived without them? Because damn if that’s not how the BDG twig jeans have me feeling.

I actually tried them on a year ago, and maybe I grabbed a different fit, but they just weren’t for me. I guess all the uphill biking to my new house has padded me in the right areas hah (I mean my butt guys, obv)!

Another how was I even living purchase I made recently was my camera remote. I could never take selfies unless I wanted to do that click-and-dash that self timer asked for, or I had to wait for my boyfriend. FREEDOM!

So far this fall this outfit has been my go-to staple, partially because I have to wear black all day for my job, and partially because the mock turtle neck and high waisted jeans make me feel sleeker. Plus, it’s easily modifiable: throw in a high pony to look even more put together, a flannel or oversized scarf to add a bit of grunge, or even a leather jacket to just look infinitely cooler, duh.

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easy monochrome

I was all prepared to take outfit photos in the all black ensemble I’ve been basically living in the last week, but the weather pulled a fast one on me again and it was just too warm for all black everything, with boots and a leather jacket. Instead, I decided to shoot one of my go-to outfits from this last summer, an easy monochrome look that looks just polished enough, without screaming that you tried too hard.

I never was a flats person, but I bought these at Buffalo exchange recently, and I’m kind of obsessed. They’re not the best for biking in because there isn’t much to them, but that’s okay. I’m not usually a small bag carrier either, but lately I’ve been trying to force myself to stop carrying a backpack and essentially downsize all the nonsense I carry around with me (literally and figuratively).

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simple outfits

Sometimes on days like yesterday you accidentally sleep till 4pm, and despite feeling like you’ve wasted the whole day away, you remember that Daylight Savings has started so you throw on your comfiest simple go-to outfit and take a walk with your boyfriend that turns into a photo teaching, bowling, poutine eating adventure.

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