MONA

When you get a text from Shleeeeeeeeee that says "wanna shoot today?" you say YES! This shoot for both of us was just what we were needing, something more free & creative. The second she send me concept photos I knew this shoot was going to be so magical, and it really was. Go check her work out! it will blow your mind! ASHLEY RAE PHOTO

dress + hat // Forever 21

swimsuit // to die for swimwear

you & me babe.

Sometimes I think I take for granted how lucky I am that I get to spend as much time with my husband as I do. Early on in our marriage we both stopped going to school and became somewhat self employed. We were able to be together nearly 24/7 and were quite honestly glued at the hip. As life gets busier, we don't have that luxury (at least to the extent we used to) summer is a super busy time for us but for Jord especially, so I try to soak up every single second I can with him. Today is one of those "I miss my husband days" so I figured I'd share these sweet photos Chantel Marie snagged of us after a shoot she and I had, they make my heart so happy! 

Home Sweet Home

The whole experience of building our home was kind of a whirlwind for us. We weren't planning on getting serious about looking into buying/building for another year or so, but an opportunity came along that just smacked us square in the head and we couldn't say no! We had been working really hard to save up for a down payment and when we found the perfect area for us with a floorplan we were legitimately obsessed with (aand we still are) we had to JUMP! For anyone who has built with a mass builder or is looking to just know it is an absolute pain the butt, they WILL mess things up, they will try to cut corners but it's an exciting process as well. And at the end of the day you have the home that you love so in my opinion it's worth all the garbage they will put you through. We visited our home while it was being built every possible chance we got which sometimes was multiple times a day. It was so exciting for Jordan and I to work so hard for something together and to watch our little home be built and imagine the day when we have kids running around, scribbling on walls, and coloring on couches it made it that much more real and exciting for us. When we first moved in and for the next 6 months honestly our house was basically empty, but that didn't matter to us because we loved our little house that we built together so much. We have been in our home now for almost a year and have made so many fun memories here, I cannot wait for many more to come!  

We finallllyyyy got our house put together enough for an in home shoot with my amazing friend Shleeeeeeeeee! We'd been planning this shoot since the day we moved in, we just had to furnish first. For all you first time home owners out there... you know how expensive/difficult that can be, we are STILL trying to fill some of the empty rooms and probably will be for the next few years! We got to work with Four Chairs Furniture for about 90% of the furniture/decor in our home, we loooove love everything they do! 

Happy Campers

It's not very often Jord & I get to take pictures together, but when we do it's like pure gold to me! If we would have sent Christmas cards this year these definitely would have been them ;) We shot with the cutest Kylee Shaw & she absolutely killed it! Here's part one of our shoot!

Pretty Thoughts Photoshoot

Collaboration with photographer Mallory Fraughton + MUA Alexa Harris

Velvet Skirt + Denim Jacket // Piper & Scoot

Long Sleeve White One Piece // Midsommar Swim

SHABBY APPLE

Shabby Apple // Arrow Dotted Dress in Yellow

I am absolutely in love with this vintage inspired Shabby Apple dress. Let's be real those ruffles are killer! This dress is high quality & fits like a dream. I feel like I've taken a quick trip to another decade while wearing this dress and if you're like me there's no better feeling. It is a super unique stand out piece, and yes you need it! Go follow me on instagram @kaitlynoelle I'll be hosting a giveaway for a gift card to Shabby Apple soon, you don't want to miss it!

Shabby Apple // Arrow Dotted Dress

Photographer // Eden Strader

PS working with Eden was an absolute dream. She is so talented! Be sure to check out her stuff!!

Hanging On To Summer

Saying goodbye to summer is so hard for me, every single year. I start to panic like I didn't get to do everything I wanted to this summer, I still need a better tan to take on fall, I just want to go swimming, and on and on. There's a mourning process that has to take place, while everyone else is getting excited for sweaters & pumpkin flavored everything, I'm still in the denial stage. Just know I will cling to every second of summer that I possibly can. So cheers to summer & to darling summer inspired outfits with BOLD colors, free flowing clothing & not having to hide under layers upon layers of clothing to keep warm.

Clothing & Accessories // Tai Pan Trading // Styling by Jenni Kafusi - She is amazing at what she does, always.

Photographer // Aubrey Taiese **This was my first time shooting with Aubrey & let me just say she is SO MUCH FUN to shoot with. She has the most amazing countenance and is SO energetic and excited about what she is doing. Not only that, she did an amazing job!