Friday, October 29, 2010

Introducing... Facebooth!

You've probably noticed that we've been shooting TONS of weddings lately. Well, Nathan and I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon and set up a photobooth! My normal gig at weddings is making sure Nathan has everything he needs, plus taking detail shots, that sort of thing. Well, my NEW, amazing gig includes running the photobooth during the reception. Which we've dubbed our "Facebooth."

I just had to share some of the shots I took from Vicki and David's wedding, a few weeks back.

And you might be thinking,
this looks so fun...
I bet you and Nathan set one up in your own living room sometimes, don't you?

Why yes, we do!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The remarkable case of Anthropologie versus thrift shops everywhere.

I think I may have been brainwashed. By the gorgeous fabulosity that is Anthropologie. How is that possible, you ask? I mean, Anthropologie is magical! Well, it's simple.

1. Anthro is indeed a magical place. So magical that you get price dysmorphia. You see something on sale for $99 and you're like, wait-- it's marked down from $250! That's a bargain! In a way, I'd actually be saving money. Right?

2. My friend Kathryn also pointed out that your life doesn't look like the front of the store. Meaning, you can also experience style dysmorphia. You might say to yourself, "Oooh, just what I need: a hunter green velvet dirdyl!" In that moment, you fully believe that Bavarian milkmaid is and always will be your personal style. Right?

3. When you buy a piece of clothing, you honestly don't know how that item will act long-term. (This is a universal truth not just pertaining to Anthro.) Will it wrinkle like crazy when you're sitting? Will it itch you within two hours of wearing? The dress you love in the serene light of the dressing room will stay exactly the same way it is now, right?

So I've experienced a revelation. I've gotten back to my roots. Thrift shops. Just because my style over the years has changed, that doesn't mean that I had to give up thrift shops. We have so many fabulous places to shop here in Austin! A few of my favorites:
1. Buffalo Exchange
2. Savers
3. My old standby: Goodwill
Get this-- there are 14 Goodwill locations in the Austin area!

There are some wonderful reasons to shop at thrift shops, including but not limited to:
1. You can find unique items at affordable prices.
2. You support charity.
3. It's like recycling (way better for the environment).
4. You don't have to worry about supporting designers who use overseas labor to produce clothing.
5. If you do need to have something tailored to fit perfectly, you can totally afford it because you may have only spent a few dollars on it in the first place.
6. The chances are far less that you'll show up somewhere with the exact same outfit as someone else (like an Anthro outfit. This has happened to me, by the way).
I mean, we're individuals, right? We can think for ourselves and put together our own outfits that are fabulous, right? Of course right!

Monday, October 25, 2010

(Friday Favorites, vol. 33)/Monday Favorites, vol. 1

You may have noticed that I haven't been blogging that much recently. Nothing's wrong-- I promise. In fact, everything's going right! I've been busy with fun-work, which includes helping my mister shoot weddings nearly every weekend and beautiful friends in the meantime. Life's completely wonderful-- it just hasn't given me that much time for blogging. I foresee mucho blogging in my future. WAY more than once or twice a week!

1. giant buttons

2. nude lips

3. wayfarers

4. leather-bound books

BONUS: this building

5. almondmilk

(Since my hubs started on the Paleo diet several weeks ago, I've been participating at what I'd estimate 80% commitment. While I do still eat carbs every now and then, I have been able to cut out the sugar and half-and-half I used to put in my coffee every SINGLE day since the age of 17. Now I just use Silk Almondmilk.

You guys. It's super delicious and still naturally a little sweet. (I tried the vanilla kind, but my favorite is the original.) It also tastes delicious on its own. Like if you're craving a glass of chocolate milk and what you want is that creamy, cold, yummy goodness-- this will absolutely be a good alternative.

6. This song by my new favorite band, Fitz and the Tantrums.

Listen. Enjoy. Break out the awesome early '90s dance moves.

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