It’s been a great (albeit cold) February! Take a peek back at all of my ensembles from month 2 😉 Which one was your favorite? Click the title link to go to individual post with outfit details. Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography
J.Crew and Banana Republic have been compared against one another for years, and with Banana Republic making its premier at NYFW we can’t help but invite the comparison again– especially since Marissa Webb, ex-head of women’s wear for J.Crew has become the new Creative Director for Banana Republic. Webb has been instrumental in the rising success of J.Crew over the last few years and everyone is curious how she will “mix-it-up” with a brand so similar to her previous employer. Based on the showing at NYFW, it appears she still has some tricks up her sleeve 😉 Which collection do you prefer? All photos from STYLE.COM
I love my fluffy! It has been the perfect piece of winter outerwear! During the months when it’s cold in the mornings / evenings and warm during the sunny part of the day, it’s essential to have a layering piece you can throw on with a variety of outfits, and this faux shearling vest has served it’s purpose beautifully… The cream color is very versatile AND it has pockets!!!
Yesterday we covered what to wear on a date night out with your beau, but maybe those aren’t your Valentine’s Day plans… Ultimately, you should be spending time with those you love, so here are some additional outfit ideas if you’re not planning on a romantic evening out on the town:
DINNER WITH FAMILY: Maybe your plan is to give Grandma a night off and cook dinner for your family. If so, try wearing something soft and feminine to remind them that you’re still their “little girl.”
ROMANTIC DINNER IN: Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest restaurant nights of the year, so maybe you would rather avoid the crowd. It can be really fun to cook together anyway, but wear something with layers so that as the evening progresses you can give him a peek at what’s underneath 😉
OUT WITH FRIENDS: Through all of your bad dates and broken hearts, it’s your friends that have been there for you. So, instead of having a kitchen to clean (because that’s no fun with a hangover) Go out with your original true loves, your girl friends, and party the night away wearing some of those clothes that females love and guys just don’t understand.
I was the first girl born a “Brooker” in several generations (I want to say 5, but my ancestry.com trial expired and I didn’t get that far). My father had all brothers, his father had all brothers, etc., etc., so when I came out female – it was kind of unexpected.
Something you should know about my father, he was a tinkerer and so was his older brother, Mike (aka “Uncle Mike”). I loved both of these men dearly and have spent most of my life thinking that they hung the moon together. So, now I picture them leaning over this tiny baby girl with their tinkering minds thinking things like, “look at it” and “what do we do with it?” I’m pretty sure they were fairly lost and awestruck, so when the initial shock was over they both whipped out their beloved cameras and started taking pictures… So I now have more pictures of myself as a child than almost any other girl on the planet (we’ll get more into this in future posts).
Because I spent the vast majority of my childhood in front of a camera, you would think I would be more comfortable with it, but I instead followed in the footsteps of the patriarchs before me and took my place behind the camera… So, after years of this arrangement I was a little nervous about the first photo shoot for my blog. I knew almost immediately that I wanted someone I knew to photograph me, making Anne Yarbrough from Anne Yarbrough Photography the obvious choice. Besides being a dear friend, she is incredibly talented with a lens, and remarkable at making you feel comfortable while having your picture taken. After watching her work, I am truly amazed by her… The way she sees the world is so touching and unique and it is truly a gift to behold.
Together we traveled around Athens, GA searching for locales and great lighting. This first series was taken Downtown in front (and inside) Brown’s Barber Shop: