I’m on a Boat

Late Summer outfit, featuring off the shoulder dress from J.Crew, Cuyana Tote, and Melissa Sandals

Wearing: Cuyana Panama HatPrada Timeless SunglassesJ.Crew Off The Shoulder DressWithings Activité Steel WatchCuyana Carryall Zipper ToteAriel Gordon Jewelry Dual Birthstone RingMelissa Sauce Slides.

Not really, but I was the morning I wore this late Summer outfit. It was a little end-of-trip breakfast catamaran cruise during my trip to North Lake Tahoe. I resisted buying anything off-the-shoulder for the entire Summer, then finally broke down in the end. I love that the off the shoulder dress from J.Crew I’m wearing isn’t fitted and can actually be worn on or off the shoulder (versatile!). It’s going to Jamaica with me for sure. Still loving these slides, and will probably do so until I’m forced to wear real shoes (ugh).

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The Hat Packing Trick

The hat packing trip, how to pack a hat in a suitcase without damaging it.

Pictured Above: Cuyana Panama Hat, Cuyana Summer Hat

With my recent trip to Venice and the other warm-weather trips I have planned next month (Oahu and Jamaica), I thought it would be helpful to let you in on a little known secret for how to pack a hat. It’s super easy and doesn’t involve any special travel gadgets, but it does help to have a suitcase that zips off on one side. I love my Tumi TegraLite International Carry-On, but most hard-sided suitcases will do it as well.

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Minimal Effort Neutral Makeup

Minimal effort neutral makeup. 5 mins or less to a natural makeup look.

Wearing:Aesop Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating CreamAesop Parsley Anti-Oxidant Eye Cream, Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Bb Cream Triple Function in Pink Label, bareMinerals Bare Skin Concealer in Medium (c/o bareMinerals), Beauty Blender Pro Sponge in Black, bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil in Translucent, Sephora Collection Face Brush #30, Ish Contour Kit in Light/Medium (c/o fabfitfun), Dior Professional Finish Blush BrushMac Eye Brows Brow Pencil in Lingering, Sephora Collection Eye Pencil to go in White, Giorgio Armani Eye Tints in Gold Ashes (c/o influenster), Japonesque Power Curl Eyelash CurlerGiorgio Armani Eccentrico Eyes to Kill Mascara (c/o influenster), bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Honey Bun (c/o bareMinerals)

Do you ever have those days where you don’t feel like getting dressed? You drag your feet or simply don’t have time to put that much effort into your look? I find more often than not, it’s one of those days and for some reason I can’t just add hours into the day, so I’m left with only a few minutes to get dressed and ready for the day. Since I only wash my hair 1-2 times a week, my daily makeup routine was the next for me to shave some time off of. I like to stick with neutral makeup, that requires as little effort as possible, while still making me look and feel better than if I just rolled out of bed. Today I’m sharing my 5 minute makeup routine with you, and a few quick tips to shorten your makeup routine as well.

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Ask Me Anything, Photography FAQ

Ask me anything, photography FAQ

Some of the most frequent questions I get are related to photography. I’ve been a professional photographer for about ten years now, so it makes sense. Between my day-to-day clients, people I meet, and blog readers, I thought it would be fun to put together a photography-related frequently asked questions post. Stick around for the comments, because I’m dedicating myself to answer all photography-related questions below.

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