Bridal Accessory Inspiration X Untamed Petals

Danielle Poff Photography

A while back I had the opportunity to work with adorable and crazy talented film photographer Danielle Poffenbarger to do a styled accessory shoot for Untamed Petals. The day started with torrential downpour, I thought for sure the shoot would be 86’d. Eventually the rain gave way and the clouds remained, making for an otherworldly atmosphere for the rustic landscape at Ravenswood winery. Prior to the day, the pieces of the shoot were unbeknownst to me but were far from a…

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Linen Shorts


Old Navy shorts (now on sale!), Ellison top via ThredUp, Steve Madden sandals (similar here), Hobo clutch, Rayban sunglasses If you would have asked me about linen shorts not long ago, I’m not certain if I would have considered them for my shorts repertoire. It’s not that I had anything against them but I hadn’t seen a pair that really fit my style until I found these Old Navy ones. I loved the pastel color and large pockets, they make the perfect alternative…

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Naked Cake


A while back it was a couple of my best friend’s birthdays, so as the unofficial honorary birthday cake-maker of the group I wanted to try something new that I hadn’t made before. I knew almost right away that I wanted to try my hand at a naked cake; they’re simple, beautiful and add a modern twist to the trusty white cake staple. Regarding this cake, I’d like to draw a quick parallel to eating street food in Mexico: it…

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Little Red Dress


Zara dress, Mossimo sandals When it comes to having warm shoulders, who really needs them? I’ve always been drawn to jewel-tone colors, especially red (see here and here) so when I saw this punchy number on the hangar from afar, it had me at hello. I love the that the shoulder cut outs make this otherwise classic silhouette feel a bit edgy. As you may or may not know, I’m a big fan of swapping out my closet with ThredUp and Crossroads, but…

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Our Engagement Photos


  Today marks four months until our wedding and just over a week ago we celebrated our one year engagement anniversary. Being the most impressionable day in my life to date, I remember it like it was yesterday. The engagement period has been such a fun time in our lives and now that we’re in the home stretch I wanted to kick off our four-month wedding countdown by sharing our engagement photos by my utterly talented friend Jamie from Rose Street…

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Our Engagement Story


It was the Monday before my birthday that Shannan asked me what day that week would work for us to go out to an early birthday dinner. We were heading to Seattle that Saturday to visit a couple of our best friends that had recently moved to the rainy state and then to San Francisco for the Giants vs. Dodgers series (Giants swept again – you know, the usual). It was a sweet gesture so I thanked him but insisted it…

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