// Speckled Egg


These photos are the last ones from 2+ weeks ago. It's nothing special - to be honest I felt a little rough and tumble in this outfit. I think the cardigan just makes me feel like a speckled dinosaur egg (You can totally see that, can't you?). I snagged this cardigan for like $10 or something at H&M a few years ago, and it's never really found it's place in my closet. It's probably a bit too casual for this dress, too. But I do like any excuse to wear my Jeffrey Campbell 'Safety' shoes. I haven't shot any outfits in a while as I've spent the vast majority of the last week or so in my yoga pants and hoodie because it turned off cold again. Luckily the weather is insanely beautiful right now. Yesterday was so so gorgeous. We opened up the doors and windows, and we were so productive! It was 71 degrees and sunny! We managed to sort out more of our living room and bedrooms, and we even made time to spend a small fortune in lumber so we can build some furniture for the house. We're hoping to spend most of tomorrow painting exterior doors and building a coffee table and shelving for the living room. Cross your fingers for cooperating weather!

Today Mike and I are photographing an engagement shoot at Radnor Lake in Brentwood. We're really excited since we've never shot out there before. The scenery is beautiful, but the crowds on a Saturday are insane! Here's to hoping we can wade through everyone else trying to enjoy the weather! We've been looking forward to this shoot for a few months now because our clients Madison + Paul totally know the look they're going for. I can't wait to see what sort of backdrops we can find! I'll try to share some sneak peeks on Instagram if you're keen!

After the shoot we plan to run some errands (drop off tattoo plan, pray my dream dress on hold fits, and locate some Prickly Pear soda!) and then maybe go see Caspian play at Exit/In. Caspian is totally my (#2) favorite band and I haven't seen since they played a tiny show at The Muse in like 2008 (?!). They are so good! If you're into post-rock/instrumental music (Explosions In The Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emporer, etc) you should definitely give them a listen! I maybe totally hinted (read: told) Mike I'd love their record for my birthday.
We're on a (sort of self-imposed) time-crunch to get things done around the house since we'll be having house guests soon. Luckily Brian + Christina have totally been witness to our house in barely-moved-in mode so it won't be anything they're not used to! But I'd still like to have it all nice and ready for them, and for my birthday sleepover the following weekend. I'm having some trouble decorating certain parts of the house so maybe I'll share photos and ask for some input from y'all. Here's to a fun-filled  (and productive!) weekend! xo

Forever 21 dress
H&M cardigan
Target tights
Jeffrey Campbell 'Safety' shoes

PS; My "dream" shoes came back in stock yesterday and I was ready to snag them up in an instant, but once I started looking through the customer review photos I wasn't sure if I could make them work. I wonder if they'll still look like pencils when they're being worn? What do you think? They look like the best things ever, but I don't want to spend the cash if they'd look silly! I need y'all to help!

22 comments:

  1. I say get the shoes! They look cute!

    Jenn - http://pinkdiary.org

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    1. I'm *this* close! I have some shop credit so we'll see if they'll be the lucky pick haha

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  2. I love that cardigan! I understand why it makes you feel like a speckled egg, but I think it's adorable on you! And are you talking about the pencil me in flats at ModCloth? I've been eyeing those for so long, but they're so pricey... but since you have a lot of Jeffrey Campbell shoes, the sizing probably wouldn't be a problem -- and they still look like perfect pencil shoes on! I think you should go for it if you love them :)
    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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    1. i definitely read about them being on the small side. I feel that way about several of the pairs i own (but then others are totally huge). I think I'm just afraid of how they'd look on me personally. Like I worry that they'll make my legs look even stumpier due to the change of colors on the shoes. Not even sure that makes sense! :P haha

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  3. I like the jacket with this dress

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  4. I am obessed with dinosaurs so I love your outfit. Your to be shoes are cute. You should get them. Good luck building!

    Cody
    catchingcodyk.blogspot.com

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  5. Can I just say I love the background in which this photo is taken?!?! So pretty! :)

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    1. haha thanks jessica! is it super weird that i was excited when we moved here because i loved this little shed in our backyard?!

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  6. Good luck getting the house ready & the shoes aren't really my style but I do like scalloped things at the moment so they are nice in that sensexx

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  7. There is nothing wrong with a speckled egg, I say. I think it works!
    x

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  8. love your shoes! this outfit is perfect
    kw Ladies in Navy

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  9. Love you in a white dress :)

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  10. Sounds like a great day. And good luck photographing the wedding! I love your outfit and those shoes are to die for.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  11. I definitely see the dinosaur egg haha and your shoes are to die for!
    http://teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com/

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  12. Whoa those shoes are awesome!! I love the cardigan too :)

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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  13. You look so pretty! And I'm totes jealous of your weather! I would settle for 50 degree days!! :'(

    And I think those shoes will still look like pencils once being worn. ;)

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  14. These shoes are the coolest ever! I really love how you made this dress more casual with the h&m cardigan. I think those pieces look nice together! You always look adorable!

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  15. I love that sweater actually and think it looks great with that dress. cute cute cute girl!!!

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  16. haha, I love the comparison to being a speckled dino egg. such a great image. :] sounds like you're getting so much done - your own little spring cleaning!

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  17. I think you should go for the shoes! Even if they don't look like pencils they will still be adorable!

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB