grace like rain

    I was incredibly excited when this glass labyrinth was placed at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. I made my boyfriend and I walk there to find our way through the maze, and even took the kids I nanny to it aa well (which actually did not end up as planned, the youngest mistook a wall for an entrance way... but we had fun before that). I did a shoot with Allison Wonderland Photographie last week near this piece, and also along the Nelson's front lawn. I was so excited to get some pictures inside the labyrinth.

    This misty morning, I wore my new favorite chunky heeled black boots (which I definitely had a pair in 6th grade) and my vintage Oscar De La Renta pillow coat. I have been waiting to wear these two items all summer, and I'm ready for the rest of the cold season to have them make many appearances. Allison is also doing a giveaway on her blog for the headpiece that I am wearing in this shoot, so head over to enter if you would like!

wild with the leaves

"Besides the Autumn poets sing
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze...
Grant me, Oh Lord, a sunny mind—
Thy windy will to bear!"

-Emily Dickinson

   Nothing is more wonderful than the first crisp, chilly day in September. The feeling of wrapping up in your warmest sweater while drinking your morning coffee on the porch, puling on wool socks before your loafers, and the chill on your face when walking from point A to point B could not make me want more. It is strange and brilliant how happy the change of the seasons make me.

   I pulled out my brunt orange and creamy brown colored clothing today, to celebrate this change in the weather. I little stroll through a nearby trail was my morning. I can't wait for the rest of the season to begin.

end of summer giveaway, with present

   Happy end of summer friends! I am beyond happy to be wrapping this season and heading right into my two favorite times of the year (fall and winter). In honor of this change in the year, I have paired up with my friend Rachel Gottlieb of Present to share this giveaway with my readers.

   I have been dying to get my hands on a pair of giant pom-pom earrings this summer season, and it just so happens Present answered my wishes. I wore my royal blue pom-pom earrings with matching lipstick and a white summer dress, but I can't wait to wear them with everything else in my wardrobe. The winner of this giveaway will receive an identical pair of pom-pom earrings to my personal ones. The giveaway is simple, just follow the steps below on the widget to be entered to win the prize. The winner will be announced September 6th, the day the giveaway closes. Best of luck to all!

moonlight bride



"There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights."

-Bram Stoker, Dracula

    It has been awhile since I have done a shoot for the pure enjoyment of photography. I had some expired 35 mm film from 2007 and I decided to capture many of the images through that format (which you can obviously tell the film apartment from the ones taken with my dslr). I have been experimenting much lately with more nudity, bareness, horror-inspired, and indoor shooting with my photographs. Listening to the original Dracula soundtrack while shooting inspired me beyond words.  I hope to be doing more projects like this, including shooting a short film horror within the year and writing a few short scary stories.