Unedited

July 6, 2016

I used to think I could never live without mascara. Well, the day has passed. Aside from my signature blush, this was my first true shoot sans makeup, and it felt perfectly comfortable and natural capturing the tone of my summer style. I’m pretty sure Murphy also left these un-edited and un-touched. So, here goes nothing.

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Perfectly Imperfect: A comfort zone

Last week I celebrated one year of blogging. Or whatever bloggers do–do they celebrate one year? In any case, it reminded me how far I’ve come. Part I of this summertime inspired photo shoot was just the perfect milestone to remind me of that.

I’ve mentioned before how every time I used to have a more formal photo shoot (vs. a photo shoot with a friend on my iPhone–the norm), I’d make sure it was “perfect.” I’d actually put makeup on–make sure I put the “perfect” outfit together, the perfect location, the whole shebang. But as I’ve continued to blog and discover and rediscover myself through adventures in Asheville, capturing my energy in photos, I have come into a comfort zone that feels more natural and truly effortless.

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No Explanation Needed

Comfortable with not being perfect all the time. Comfortable with capturing life’s true moments where it may not be the most perfect or flattering stance. As much as I have always intended for my natural tendencies to shine through, when something is unfamiliar (like blogging), it seems normal to feel uncomfortable and I didn’t always know how to do that. just ferriss has allowed me to open up and truly come into my own to put the kind of energy into the world that I have always wanted to–genuinely and naturally, without having to explain myself.

Part I

I had a fun shoot in Black Mountain recently with someone I would consider a soul sister–she’s a brand-growth enthusiast and one of the most creative souls. She says that I make her feel young and creative, but she makes me feel young, full of life and creative. My goal with this shoot–part i of a two-part series–was to capture a summer style that reflects my current style. Considering that’s how I wake up and go these days, it meant going all natural–hair, no makeup, throwing on the first thing that came to mind in my closet. And I did just that without thinking twice–it helps that I happened to have the right pieces to bring it together without thinking twice.

On The Right Track

I used to think I could never live without mascara. Well, the day has passed. Aside from my signature blush, this was my first shoot sans makeup, and it felt surprisingly natural and comfortable. Maybe it was the summertime sunshine, maybe it was the freckles, maybe it was the way my shirt tied in the back. Maybe it was the environment that tells a story. Either way, it all happened so organically. And that’s when I knew I was on the right track (no pun/pun intended, haha) to getting where I want to be. Thank you, Murphy Funkhouser Capps of Kudzu Brands for helping bring me into my own! Impromptu prop with one of my grandmother’s scarves and all, this visual story simply captures me–more than I could say in words.


My Sumer Style: Shop The Look

Shirt via Kendall and Kylie x Pac Sun.

Skirt via J. Crew Factory.

Necklace via Fox and Beaux.

Shoes via Aldo. Shop similar via Steve Madden.

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