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Wardrobe Wednesday | Floral Shirts & Black Shorts

Today’s look is a cute one! I’m all about having a few good pairs of high-waisted shorts in my wardrobe (last week’s outfit was another example of that) and black ones offer a nice option of dressing up an outfit a bit more. I love the simplicity of a good floral shirt and neutral cardigan paired with them for an easy early-Fall look. I made mine a little more casual than the inspiration photo by opting for the brown belt and loafers since that reflects my style a little more. But you could achieve a similar look with mid-rise shorts and even an untucked blouse, as well. Think creatively at how this look might best reflect you!

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(Inspiration photo source. All others taken by Kaytee Lauren, edited by me.)

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Shorts: Francessca’s, $30 | Shirt: Thrifted, $4 | Sweater: Walmart (years and years ago), $12 | Belt: Thrifted, $3 | Shoes: Thrifted, $3 | Ring: Thrifted, $5

How would you change up today’s look to make it your own? I’d love to hear!

Jamie & Mike | Airlie Center Engagement

The first thing you need to know about Jamie & Mike is that they are total troopers! In 6.5 years of business, this is the first time I ever had a completely rained out session. The crazy part is that we had rescheduled their session at least three times due to rain, and as it turned out there was just no escaping it. But they were totally up for the challenge and didn’t even make fun of my ridiculous maneuvers with holding a giant umbrella by tilting my head toward my shoulder while switching lenses and getting the perfect angle. Consequently, they rocked the session and I think the results are just adorable! The grounds of the Airlie Center are gorgeous even in the rain (though I’m hopeful that we’ll get the “or shine” aspect for their wedding day next month). Enjoy some of my favorites!

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So cute, right? I love how the pattern and colors of their umbrellas coordinated so well and added a pop to the images. :)

Erika Aileen - These are gorgeous! I love that you guys just went for it with the rain-adventurous!September 17, 2014 – 12:29 pm

Meghan Murphy - I’m in love with all of these… you’re so talented!!!September 17, 2014 – 5:10 pm

Anna & Joe | Wedding Preview

Eeeeh! Friday’s wedding at gorgeous Khimaira Farms couldn’t have been more fabulous! I’m so excited for Anna & Joe and so thrilled that I got to be part of their day! Enjoy this little peek and I can’t wait to share more, soon!

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So cute, right?? So much more goodness to come, soon! Happy Monday, friends! :)

Fall Inspiration Styled Shoot

Man, it’s so hard to know where to begin when sharing such a beautiful and favorite shoot! I absolutely LOVED being part of this dreamy Fall-inspired shoot with so many talented vendors. If you missed it, there is a beautiful feature on 100 Layer Cake from earlier this week that we were all thrilled to be part of. Definitely be sure to check it out! And additionally, I just had to share a bunch of my favorites. Huge shout out to the amazing Janie Medley for such stunning florals, my friend Kaytee for being an incredible model, and Amelia of Tart Event Co. for all of the fabulous styling. Such a dream team!

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Sooo pretty, right?? So much fun to be part of! Hope all the beauty helps usher in your weekend on the right note. :) Happy Friday, friends!

Styling: Tart Event Co. | Flowers: JM Flora Design | Model: Kaytee Lauren | Hair and Makeup: Elle Style Studio | Calligraphy: Wildflower Calligraphy | Cakes: Candy Valley Cake Company | Dress: Joanna August via Bella Bridesmaids

Sarah Bradshaw - These are STUNNING, friend. Love them!!!September 12, 2014 – 12:55 pm

Erika {Artfully Wed} - This is just beautiful! The colors couldn’t be more perfect for fall!September 15, 2014 – 3:14 pm

Kim & John | Winterham Plantation Wedding

Kim and John had the sweetest summer wedding day at what has become one of my favorite local venues. The quaint grounds of Winterham Plantation provided the perfect environment to celebrate with their nearest and dearest before making a huge move out to Wyoming. Their beautiful day was sprinkled with so much love and joy and I’m so happy I got to be part of it! (Not to mention, Kim rocks her stunning dress!)

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Isn’t she just beautiful?! Kim, your smile is radiant!

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Such a sweet and charming day. Loved being part of it with these other fantastic vendors!

Venue: Winterham Plantation | Flowers: Vogue Flowers | Hair & Make-Up: Studio FBJ | Dress: Modeca by Enzoani via Bridal Elegance | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Suits: Men’s Wearhouse | Minister: David Goodpasture | Cake: Appletree Cake Co. | Catering: Traditions Fine Catering | DJ: Sean McNamee