Saturday, October 8, 2016

OUTFIT OF THE NIGHT | Vintage Aesthetic

Today, I have a quick outfit post to share! My school does a big Casino Night event every semester, where everyone dresses up and plays poker and blackjack. Growing up in Vegas, I'm a big fan of blackjack and I will take any excuse to get dressed up! The theme for this Casino Night was Roaring 20s, which is always a fun vibe. I tried to keep the theme in mind with my look, but I also snuck in some 60s Twiggy vibes.

My two roommates and friends let me do their hair and makeup for the event, and I was so stoked about it! I do my friend's hair a lot, but this was my first time doing makeup on someone else and I was so proud of how it turned out. Both girls are naturally beautiful, but makeup is such an art and so fun to go dramatic for special events!

For my look, I tried to embrace the best of the 20s and 60s, which are two of my most favorite decades! I wore this beautiful polka dot textured, metallic black shift dress that I got over a year ago at a little vintage shop in my town. Another shopper at the time picked it out for me and said I could totally pull off the Twiggy vibe, and ever since then I've been obsessed with mod style. I styled my hair into a fake bob, it was so fun to have short hair for a night, it felt very glamorous. For my makeup, I did a classic Twiggy inspired eye look, with a dramatic black wing and crease cut. This was such a fun look and such a fun night!

I'm so happy with how these pictures turned out. I edited them in black and white, because I really felt like it gave them a vintage magazine photo shoot vibe. Everyone looked so good this night, and I'm so happy to be sharing these pictures with you. This will be a fun memory to look back on!

Hope you enjoyed this short outfit post, told ya I was gonna start doing them more often!

How do you feel about vintage inspired looks? What is your favorite decade? Let me know in the comments! I think my favorite decades are a tie between 80s, 60s, and 20s. These were such important decades for strong women and I am endlessly inspired by them!

Thank you for reading!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

TRAVEL DIARY | Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

I'm so excited to be sharing another travel diary on here! I feel like it's been so long since my last one, and travel diaries are some of my favorite posts to create. This travel diary is another local/day trip, similar to my Seven Magic Mountains post. My friends and I decided to drive up Cedar Canyon one Saturday morning, and we ended up taking some of the best pictures.

Cedar Breaks is a U.S. National Monument located near Cedar City, Utah. It is often referred to as a mini Grand Canyon because of its natural beauty created from eroded rock. The view of Cedar Breaks is breathtaking, you see red rock, hoodoos, and beyond the line of rock, the trees create a picturesque landscape. I have visited Cedar Breaks more times than I can count, and I'm still blown away every time from the amazing view. It seriously looks like some fake green screen situation you would see in a movie, except it's real!

My friends and I only spent a few hours at one of the overlooks, but we had so much fun taking lots of crazy pictures. The amount of pictures I'm laughing in because someone was making a dumb joke or making fun of my posing is insane. It's a good thing laughing candids are my favorite kind of pictures!

I'm so glad I have such a good group of friends to go on adventures with. Sadly, we were missing one of our group of five because she was out of town for the weekend. I guess that just means we will have to go on more adventures and have more photo shoots like this one!

Cedar Breaks is an amazing, often overlooked viewpoint. It's definitely no Zion or Bryce Canyon or Grand Canyon, but it is a great place to stop for an hour if you're ever near Cedar City. There's a visitors center and an overlook you pay to enter, but there's also several overlooks that are free! This was one of the free ones, and in my opinion, it's a better view than the one you pay for!

Hopefully you enjoyed this simple travel diary type post! All of these amazing pictures were captured by my talented friend, Christine. Check out her instagram if you want to see some of her other pictures!

Have you ever visited Cedar Breaks? What is your go-to place to take a day trip? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading!