Thursday, July 28, 2011

Madewell Fall Lookbook

All right, so I have this guilty affinity for Madewell clothing. I own not an item from them, but find myself browsing through their website almost daily. That's kind of sick, isn't it?
Anyway, this morning I got a newsletter e-mail from them announcing their Fall 2011 Lookbook.  I checked it out and I am drooling (figuratively, of course) over nearly every piece.

Here are a few (just kidding, more than a few) of my favorites. In a rough order of preference, actually.

So... my birthday's coming up?


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hannah & Landon Metz

I first discovered this lovely pair through their shared Flickr site about 2 years ago and fell in love with the soft candid shots and Hannah's style of attire.  After ogling over Hannah's outfits for so long, I finally came across her and her partner Elvia's shop The Loved One, where they sell their vintage finds and was thrilled at the prospect that I might own something chosen by a girl who's personal style I greatly admire (hurrah for girls with ogle worthy styles who sell vintage clothing!)

So, anyway... to the main point of this post!  Stylelikeu visited Hannah and Landon's home, where they took a series of photos and did an interview with them (which I've posted below) and I felt compelled to share a few of my favorite shots.  They are both incredibly inspiring and truly seem to be two fantastic old souls!


~ Amanda

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Secret Squirrel's 'Botanica'

  Secret Squirrel's Spring/Summer collection 'Botanica' is my favorite of theirs yet!  Inspired by plants-- they used silk to mimic the petals of flowers and drew inspiration from flower pressings-- how lovely.  I honestly love everything to pieces and had the hardest time choosing which outfit photos to post... so, I chose just about all of them (you may become overwhelmed by the bountifulness of beauty) .  Anyhoo, a while back Rhiannon had a contest in which someone could win a $300 voucher to Secret Squirrel's shop and I somehow won. O_O    Eventually I'll need to choose one or two things that are best for me, but in the meantime I'll just fantasize about owning this entire collection!

~ Amanda

Monday, July 4, 2011


Amanda and I spent some time with our cousin, Shelby, this past week. Obviously we used her as a model. She's really great at it and it's always wonderful to have a different face. (I'm sure you're all sick of ours. Or mine, at least! ha. ha. Don't respond.) 

She's also quite the trooper. She doesn't oppose to getting wet, dirty, and bitten up for the shot. Which is something we appreciate way more than we should be willing to... (Thanks Sheby!)

We got to shoot on a boat her dad (our uncle) restored from the 1940's! We were obsessed with it. We even had a picnic inside.

Anyway, we tried to style her to fit. These are some of my shots.

To see more from this day/shoot check out mine and Amanda's photostreams on flickr!

Happy 4th to you!