There's never a dull moment when I hang out with Marcus, and typically, there's almost no quiet moment because we can banter on and on to no end. These pictures were taken over the weekend when we carved out some time to hang out. Mostly I wanted to take him to breakfast to thank him for scoring me some tickets to the Giants game for me and the boyfriend. But nowadays, we can't seem to hang out without some sort of a photo session.
I never doubted or questioned (though he may tell you other wise) Marcus's photography skill. He's ability to use light and envision what can make a picture is really quite awesome. Therefore, I always trust him whenever he's behind the camera. That goes without saying he's definitely someone I trust (aside from my boyfriend) to tell me honestly when something just isn't working. Believe me, I have no problem telling him when I think something is not working either, though I somehow doubt he appreciates my input as much as I appreciate his.
Aside from being a great photographer, Marcus is also a great writer/story teller. Check out his flickr account "here" to read up on some of his "insights" into each of the photos taken above. I hope you all enjoy this set of black and white as much as I did shooting them!
(Left to right, top to bottom: waffle cravings, easy summer outfits, best dollar spent, obsessed with my new sunnies, camo pants on high rotation lately, like mother like daughter, arm swag and sunnies, puggy posing, my waffle craving is serious!)
Lately, all I can think about is work, work and more work. Weeks like these I almost have to make a conscious effort to remember the small things in life that make me happy. Things like being present for my sister's wedding dress fitting, spending $1 on a pink Thunderbird paper car at a diner and making vroom vroom noises (I'm not making this up), getting kisses and snuggling time with my pups, and finishing a whole plate of waffles two days in a row simply because I can (they call it cravings for a reason!). And I continue to be thankful that I have my little blog that allows me to express my creative side and my love for fashion that's completely opposite of what I do for work.
Hope you all remember to stop and smell the roses, and have a Fabulous Tuesday!
Here's my updated 30 in 30 outfit post! This little tradition I started last September continues to inspire me (see my other posts here, here, and here). The reason I started this little exercise is really to make sure that I maximized all the items in my wardrobe in terms of mixing and matching to bring a fresh take on outfit ideas. And now even at the 4th post, and 120 outfits laters, I continue to find inspiration to keep going with this personal styling challenge of mine. I hope this inspires you to mix and match your wardrobe as well!
Oh, and I'm not sure if you noticed, but my little pug continues his (almost) daily apparence like it's now part of his daily routine as well. How many times can you spot him? :)
(Left to right, top to bottom: stopping to smell the fresh flowers, refreshing lunch, classy bridal shower spread (yum!), the stripe and camo and sparkle combo, a quick hello, the perfect dinner after a long day, tea time at bridal shower, love this Coach bag!, date night at the drive-through movie)
The warm weather is certainly affecting my mood, and in a very good way! This past weekend was a busy one for me. It started with date night at the drive-ins (my first time!) watching Oblivion with tons of candy goodies, followed by some self reflection time (because everyone needs some here and there), some time with my family, and then I attending my very first bridal shower (and it starts!) for a dear friend. Then I somehow squeezed in some time to do work, and wrapped up with weekend with cheering on the Golden State Warriors' playoff game at our friend's place in the city. Busy weekend indeed, and a busier work week ahead of me. Nonetheless, I am so excited for the warmer weather. I am beginning to wear skirts with no heavy jacket to work, and it feels so good! Can't wait to share some new outfit posts with everyone. In the meantime, I hope you all have a Fabulous Tuesday!