8/25/19

Sunflower Field Photo Shoot | Outfit Ideas | Pose Ideas


Hey guys!
One of my favorite things in this entire world to do is visit Sunflower fields, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, anything along those lines. Here in central Kentucky we have several orchards within a 15 minute car ride, and I was so excited to go see the GORGEOUS Sunflowers this year! Not only is it fun to just go and see, but it is an excellent opportunity to snap some gorgeous photos.  I noticed a lot of photographers snapping professional shots of families and couples, but my photos were just snapped with a regular iPhone. Nothing glamorous or time consuming, and they turned out so well. I thought I would give you some ideas on a possible outfit and different poses to give you a little inspiration if you have the chance to visit a Sunflower field. 


One of my favorite props for photos has to be a hat. A signature pose I often do is to turn my back to the camera and hold the hat with my hands. It automatically elevates a basic snapshot into something Instagram worthy. 


Pick a gorgeous bloom and use that sucker as a prop. This particular Sunflower field lets you pick any Sunflower in the field for $2/bloom. LOVE. 


~Be like a Sunflower....even in the dark stand tall and find the sunlight. 


As for my outfit, I immediately knew I wanted something off the shoulder (my signature Summer look in these hot, humid days), and I knew I preferred a print that would pair well with the Sunflower background. Buffalo check is always a good choice, and the mod white bracelet and white gladiator sandals were last minute additions that completed the look. I love big, statement earrings with off the shoulder dresses, and the black trimmed straw hat just seemed to finish the look to perfection. I think a bright red dress or a white summer dress would also look perfect in a Sunflower field!

Details:
Dress: Poshmark (boutique, mine is no longer on there but there are TONS similar)
Sandals: OLD, I can't even remember where
Bracelet: Iris Apfel
Hat: Amazon
Earrings: Dillard's


Did you spot the yellow butterfly? 


Another honeybee drinking up the Sunflower goodness!


God's handiwork!



So basically, throw on a pretty dress and smile your biggest smile! You can't go wrong in a field of beautiful Sunflowers! They have to be the PERFECT backdrop for gorgeous photos. If you take any pictures in a sunflower field make sure to tag me in your photos and let me see! 

-Erica

10/12/18

Recreating Funny Photos!

We do a thing here at work, and it is AWESOME.  We re-create funny photos we find on the internet and it is hilarious!






Send me your funny photos!
-Erica

10/11/18

Pumpkin Patch And Apple Orchard 2018 | OOTD

Hey guys!  We have already been hitting up the local pumpkin patches and apple orchards here in my neck of the woods and I wanted to share with you an outfit that I absolutely fell in love with.  It is, to me, the PERFECT fall outfit - ideal for anything you may do!  Comfy and cute, this outfit is perfect for photographs as well.



A simple flannel with bright red rain boots.  Perfect!


I kept the makeup and hair fairly simple - just long waves in my hair (my everyday hair style) paired with a bright red lip.  Another go-to look of mine.


Necklace/earrings:  Plunder
Red lip:  Colourpop x Alexis Ren Lipstick in Little Weapon



Shirt:  JCrew
Skirt:  JCrew
Vest:  JCrew
Boots:  Hunter





Let me know what your favorite things to wear to a pumpkin patch are!  I have a few more super cute looks to share with you guys, so keep an eye out for them.
-Erica

7/25/18

A Week's Worth Of Outfits | What I Wear To Work

Hey guys!  I thought I'd share another Week's Worth of Outfits with you today!  Make sure to check out my previous posts if you enjoy these.  I love getting ideas and inspiration for different outfits by seeing what other people are wearing!

Dress:  Meijer
Kimono:  Forever 21
Bangles:  Bourbon & Bowties
Sandals:  Sam Edelman
Yellow Sapphire ring:  QVC

This has to be one of the most comfortable outfits I've ever worn.  The dress is so soft you can barely feel it.  Paired with the dramatic kimono it was totally work appropriate and even kind of dressy.

Dress:  Amazon
Sandals:  Ashley Stewart
Yellow Sapphire ring:  QVC
Watch:  Citizen Eco-drive

I'm totally spoiled with the two day shipping with Amazon Prime.  It makes ordering new things way too tempting!  This one-piece dress looks like you are actually wearing a top with a skirt.  Love.

Cardigan:  JCrew
Skirt:  Older from a boutique in my hometown
Bow flats:  Libby.Edelman

I received so many compliments on this outfit!  I absolutely love black and white paired with yellow!  So fun!

Cardigan:  Target
Shell:  Walmart
Pants:  Old Navy
Sandals:  Tuscany brand (from Nordstrom)
Birthstone ring:  QVC

I wear a TON of blue, including quite a bit of navy.  This outfit was crazy comfortable but also looked nice for work.  Absolutely perfect!

Blouse:  JCrew
Skirt:  JCrew
Sandals:  Sam Edelman

JCrew is the most popular brand of clothes you will find in my closet.  I absolutely adore JCrew!  This outfit was so comfy, light and loose.  And I love the red shirt paired with a red lip!

Dress:  Eloquii
Sandals:  JCrew
Bangles:  Forever 21
Watch:  Citizen Eco-drive
Yellow Sapphire ring:  QVC

Eloquii is a plus size clothing store with absolutely AMAZING clothes.  The only downside to losing weight is that their clothes only go down to a 14, although some styles are offered in a 12 as well.  The last bit of clothing I have purchased has been a 12, but this dress is in a 14 and fits fabulously.  The scuba knit fabric keeps it kinda clingy in the right areas, and I can definitely appreciate the extra fabric in the body of the dress!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a great rest of your week!
Be blessed.
-Erica

7/16/18

A Week's Worth Of Outfits | What I Wear To Work



Hey guys!  Happy Monday!
I thought I'd share yet another week of outfits that I have worn to work over the past week or so.  I have a few new pieces that I found on Amazon that I absolutely love, and since today is Amazon Prime day I figured you'd maybe want to check some of them out!


Dress:  Amazon
Sandals:  Sam Edelman
Bangles:  various
Ring:  QVC
Watch:  Citizen Eco-Drive

I love anything bright blue and I love anything with a big bow, so this was a total no-brainer.  The dress comes with two ties, but when I tied them in a bow it wasn't as big as I would want.  Soooooo, I actually bought two of the same dresses and cut the ties off of one to make a bow.  I hand stitched it on and used the ties that came on the dress as the tails of the bow.  Worked perfectly!  This dress was from Amazon and was only around $25/dress.



Everyone in the office agreed that this totally looked like something a senator's wife would wear, or even better, the FLOTUS!!!



LOVE!


Dress:  Amazon
Flag pin:  a gift from my friend!

One of my friends is in the Army and he bought me some pins to wear with my fancy bow dresses.  I definitely felt like a senator's wife in this!  Another dress from Amazon, less than $30.  Love, love, love.



Twinning with my girl, Angi!


Bangles:  Bourbon & Bowties
Sandals:  Sam Edelman
Watch:  Citizen Eco-Drive
Ring:  QVC
Phone case:  Kate Spade



I am fairly sure I have featured this dress on my blog before.  White is actually my favorite color and I love the simplicity of this one.


Dress:  Old Navy
Sandals:  Ashley Stewart
Bangle:  Forever 21
Ring:  QVC
Watch:  Citizen Eco-Drive
Earrings:  Baublebar


Sequin palm tree top:  Target
Skirt:  Amazon
Shoes:  JCrew
Bangles:  various
Watch:  Citizen Eco-Drive
Ring: Premier

The flowy skirt felt so feminine!  The perfect skirt to "twirl" in!!!


Dress:  Old Navy
Shoes:  JCrew
Bracelet:  Christian Dior
Birthstone and diamond pendant:  gift from David years ago
Birthstone ring:  QVC



Notice the pop of aquamarine on the lower lashline, it totally matched the birthstone jewelry!


Dress:  Old Navy
Cardigan:  Target
Shoes:  Old Navy
Bangles:  various
Ring:  Avon
Watch:  Citizen Eco-Drive
Diamond pendant:  gift from David years ago

And then lastly is the outfit that I wore to work for the 4th of July.  I like to think this outfit is professional and patriotic.  Exactly what I was looking for!

Thanks for stopping by guys! 
Have a happy and blessed week!
-Erica

7/4/18

My 4th Of July 2018 Look Book!

Happy Independence Day, folks!  I wore some really fun outfits the past couple of days for the occasion, and I thought I would share them with you!  I'm really getting into fashion these days!


The first look is what I wore to work yesterday.  I work in an office setting and the dress code is business casual.  I paired this really cute dress with a red cardigan and flag tennis shoes and I think it was absolutely perfect!  I received so many compliments!

Dress:  Old Navy
Cardigan:  Target
Flag shoes:  Old Navy
Watch:  Citizen Eco-drive
Bangles:  various



The 2nd look is what I wore for the actual holiday.  I was off of work today and all we really done was go out for a bite to eat.  This was easy and comfy and extremely patriotic.  Exactly what I was looking for!


Shorts:  American Eagle
Shirt:  Old Navy
Flag shawl:  Target
Sandals:  Ashley Stewart
Sunglasses:  Forever 21
Jewelry:  various


Out and about with my Piper girl!  She LOVES a car ride!




Wishing all of you a safe and happy 4th of July!
-Erica

7/2/18

Catch Me On YouTube!


Hey guys!  Just a quick reminder to those of you who may stumble across my blog, I am on YouTube WAY more often than on my blog, so make sure to keep up with me there!  I'm Actually Erica on there as well. Here's my latest video!