Dress: Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Co. | Boots: Vince Camuto
It is warm AND I found a new awesome spot to take pictures!
Life is good. It’s been a cold and sickly last month or so, but I am feeling better now and I’m ready to embrace this warm weather.
I had two photoshoots this weekend for Kelsey Haley Media. It felt so good to be working again. I was losing some of my confidence having not shot in a little bit, but having two shoots that went super well and were so much fun made me feel way better!
I was planning on writing more but now I’m so sleepy. That enthusiasm in the first sentence has really faded. What is energy? <- my life motto since birth.
Snooze ya later,
Today was a snow day, a blizzard to be exact, so of course I took the opportunity to go outside and have a mini-photoshoot. This will go up next week, once I have regained feeling in my hands and hopefully all the snow is gone.
The shoot itself lasted maybe two minutes. My camera was covered in snow almost immediately, and so was I. My hair was soaked, my fingers were numb, and my neighbors were giving me weird looks, but it was worth it to get the shot!
I really want to be better about shooting more often. I’ve started using my old Nikon to take my outfit photos again and I still love it. I can see a difference in the quality, but it’s not terrible.
I want to get faster at editing without using presets, so my blog is the perfect place to experiment!
What did you do during the snow day?
Jacket: UO | Blouse: Lucky Brand | Jeans: H&M (old)
These pictures are from last month, when we had that weird 70 degree weekend.
I took a half day from work that Friday and drove down to Newport, RI with some friends.
Oh, boy was it fun! Seriously, having warm weather and doing something out of the ordinary makes life 100x better. We walked around the sea port and then walked the mile and a half to The Breakers mansion. It was so cool.
We didn’t go inside, but we walked around the cliffs and took in the view and the sunshine.
I loved every second of that day. It has me dreaming of warm weather and time off. It’s been snowing all day, so I’ll have to wait a little longer for that. I never trust March, but I have high hopes for April.
This summer, I want to go to Quebec City and at some point I really want to do a road trip from Seattle to San Francisco. I need to start saving up money now so that it really happens. Hopefully putting it out to the world here will keep me accountable.
What’s on your travel list this summer?
PS: These pants are so unflattering, I may never wear them again. Apparently wide leg is not for me.
Sweater: LuLaRoe Bridget Tucker | Top: Lucky Brand | Boots: Sorel
It’s good to be back! I’ve been in a whirlwind the last few weeks. From doctor visits, to photography, to rock climbing, I’ve been a mixture of busy and exhausted.
I am happy to say that my Kelsey Haley Media has picked back up after a mid-winter slump. I’ve been working on some exciting shoots. It’s been really nice to get outside again and take some pictures.
I did a really fun shoot with some of the girls at work in conjunction with our Wedding Week Event.
They’re some of my most favorite pictures I’ve taken. It’s reassuring to have new favorites. Sometimes it feels like things aren’t going to go You can view the rest of the set on my website.
This long weekend we were blessed with temps in the 50’s, which was such a treat!
It has me itching for warm weather and has my eyes drifting over to the Spell & Gypsy website.
I feel like I had more planned out to write, but now that I’m sitting down to it, I’m coming up blank.
Meh, hopefully the next post will be more eloquent!
Blank NYC | Jeans: Urban Outfitters | Shirt: City & Colour | Boots: Target (old) similar at Charlotte Russe
So I didn’t wind up getting pictures of my NYE outfit like I was hoping in my last post, but I wound up enjoying the party instead, so I wasn’t too upset about it.
Right before I got sick last week I made a trip to Urban Outfitters to buy non-boyfriend jeans for the first time in years. I used to wear skinny jeans all the time, but once I discovered leggings they migrated to the “never wear” pile. Recently though, I’ve been feeling schlumpy wearing leggings and long shirts every day. I needed something to shake it up.
These jeans are pretty perfect. They’re cropped, which means they hit me at a normal person length (Yay! This never happens!). They’re also high waisted and thick denim but with a bit of stretch. And they’re not too tight. Wow, never thought I’d be waxing poetic about a pair of jeans like this.
Anyway, this was a fun weekend. On Friday I went out to dinner with two of my girlfriends that I hadn’t seen in a while. It was so nice to go just be together and laugh like we did in college. After dinner we drove around Quincy, overlooking the illuminated Boston skyline, and went to the original Dunkin Donuts. I got a stale chocolate frosted from the two heavily Boston accented employees, who spent a full minute bitching to each other before taking our orders. We sat at the counter and chatted, but not longer than 20 minutes because they had a sign up saying that was the time limit. 😂 It was the most perfectly fitting DD experience.
On Saturday I worked at a Crompton and then would up getting snow bound in Worcester. I stayed over Amy’s house and we had a girls night, eating food and watching almost an entire season of One Tree Hill.
Today was spent cleaning up my apartment, running errands, and having a quick lunch date with Sarah and her sister.
I hope you all had a great weekend!
^ this was directed at my brother
I figured I should really get this up before 2016 was over.
These were taken last Friday, which was the last day I was feeling normal. Saturday hit me with a bought of sickness that lasted through the week.
After trying out an elimination diet, my best conclusion is that I’ve become lactose intolerant. I went to the doctor yesterday but need to get blood work done, which is easier said than done during the holiday season.
I’m feeling mostly better today and am looking forward to a dress up New Year’s Eve party at my cousin’s house. I’ll be wearing a pink tulle skirt, white tee, and awesome embroidered leather jacket which will hopefully be the first post of 2017.
Here’s to pushing forward and making the best of 2017. Every day is an opportunity!
I spend roughly an hour trying to make this Christmas crown. It’s comprised of fake cranberries and real pine needles. Which meant I got some pine pitch in my hair, but it was worth it.
I’m pretty tired, so I’m going to call it a night!
Dress: Banana Republic | Jacket: Marshalls (Old)
We had the annual Crompton Christmas photoshoot this Sunday, and I wasn’t going to miss out on my only good outfit of the month on the blog!
We did the shoot at an old warehouse in Worcester that had a graffiti wall done by Secret Walls. The Crompton staff has certainly multiplied since I started almost three years ago. It was a blast getting all the girls together, getting gussied up, and dancing to Ariana Grande while getting our pictures taken by a pro.
After the shoot I went to see my grandma. She just got out of the hospital with pneumonia but seems to be doing better. She’s still weak, but her spirits were good.
My dad took these photos of me in her backyard.
I’m honestly a little upset about how good they came out because I have been hardcore struggling to get my camera to cooperate lately and he had no issues!
I’m not actually upset, but I am confused as to how all his photos were in focus and mine have been such a crapshoot.
As for the outfit, I scored this dress in the sale section of Banana Republic at 75% off! I was pretty stoked especially since it’s a petite. It is very rare to have a maxi dress not be 6-8 inches too long on me. I can’t find it online, but it may still be in some stores.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
I’m trying to squeeze all the life out of the last day of this long weekend.
Thursday my family had a laid back Thanksgiving. IT was just the four of us, which wound up being nice. My grandma is currently in the hospital with pneumonia, so we went to visit her. We’re hoping she’s going to be recovered enough to come home next week.
Friday was a fairly uneventful day. I’ve never been one for Black Friday shopping, but we did pop into Old Navy, where my mom bought me this coat (thanks, mom!).
They were having half off everything in the store, so it wound up being a good deal.
I also hopped online to take advantage of the Tribe Archipelago sale. They were having 20% off all their presets, so I snatched up LXC and KLN for Kelsey Haley Media. Presets are like Instagram filters, but more professional and adjustable.
I edited these with LXC 03, which was exciting. I’m still figuring out if I like them or not, but it’s fun to play around.
I’ve been super busy with the business so far. I’ve had five shoots in the last two weeks and I’m hoping to line up a few more before it gets too cold! I also redesigned my homepage, my logo, and added my latest LuLaRoe shoot to the site. Exciting times!
I hope you all had a wonderful beginning to the holiday season!
It’s Tuesday, November 8th, 2016.
We are smack dab in the middle of the election results.
Trump is currently in the lead and I might shit my pants. Well, I’m not wearing pants, so let’s just hope I make it to the bathroom in time.
I distracted myself for a while editing these pictures and now that’s done, so I guess it’s just a waiting game now.