HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES FOR EVERYONE|| Layers and Lipstick 2017

Christmas Cards|| 2017

I know I know, we are not married and we do not have kids so why do we do Christmas cards?! 3 years ago we decided to send them out. Curious why? Well, the year Andrew moved down here was when we started because he is from Michigan and has a big family. We thought his family would love it and love to receive snail mail. Of course any chance I get to take photos with this handsome devil I take it. The last two years we have had Mr. Luther and I think he makes them ūüėČ Oh and of course Andrew’s awesome mustache this year LOL.

This was the first year I had a vision that came to life, the fun dress, the greenery, and the scene was perfect.

This was one vision that FAILED haha but it was hilarious. The wreath hole was way to small, haha. Bless his little heart, he was so confused.

I mean look at him! As much crap I gave him for that dang mustache it really did make our pictures even better.

Find a guy who looks at you this way <3 My heart, Luther loves the camera. I was nervous because I am always the one taking our photos or his and he did awesome with Kiesha.

Being a photographer I am very choosy with who takes my photos because I am a perfectionist. I was blown away when Keshia Pietz Photography when she sent me these photos. They were so on point with my vision. Photos hold a dear place in my heart and one thing I tell everyone is PRINT PRINT PRINT YOUR PHOTOS. Yes, the digital world is great, but I love printing my photos, making books paper cover books.

I send photos all the time to Andrew’s family and my mom who lives out of town as well.¬† I wanted to share some of my favorite places to print precious moments and gift those special moments below.
Minted–¬† 15% off all gifts.
Shutterfly– 50% off Cards, Gifts etc.
Snapfish– Currently having 60% off entire site! Great deal!
Chatbooks- All regular books are only $10! Perfect gift for grandma, mom or dad!

 

Legends Outlet Mall- Fall Picks and Why Fall is my favorite season.


I mean look at these colors?! Why wouldn’t Fall not be my favorite season? For starters the colors in the leaves are breathtaking and growing up in Northern Michigan I was so lucky to have experienced breathtaking Fall season. I sure do miss those days. But KC you still are beautiful during the Fall.
Call me crazy but being a “Blonde” I was always opposed to wearing mustard yellow anything but as of late I have really been obsessed with this color and realized I could totally pull it off! I got this shirt recently on my shopping haul with Legends Outlet Mall at Old Navy.

Tip of the day: Always try on something you think you would never wear because I am sure it will look great and it doesn’t hurt to try!¬†This vest is the perfect layering piece to any shirt or sweater. It is so cozy, let me tell ya!

They also have a similar long jacket right now that I am going to go back and get. 

Legends Outlet Mall is your one-stop shop when shopping for Fall statement pieces. They have such great¬†deals and with the holiday’s coming up it is a perfect time. When I went as mentioned above I had to stop by one of my favorite stores Old Navy and picked up some items that will be statement pieces in my closet this season.

Linked below are the items <3 Be sure to head to their stores since limited sizes are online <3


Quilted Sherpa Vest (Limited sizes) I am wearing a size small! // Rebecca Meekhof Bagback Purse// Mustard Yellow quarter sleeve (I am wearing a size small) //

 

Photos by the lovley Shanley Cox

My go to earrings!


Good morning loves! I am just swooning over these army green pants (they have a stretchy waist line) and this frill shirt!

If you have not heard about Nickel and Suede you are missing out. These earrings have changed my life. No joke, I have 4 holes in each ear… I use to be obsessed with earrings but they just kept pulling on my ear lobs and I HATE that look.These earring are flexible and light weight, I sometimes even forget I even have them in!



These pants and shirt are from Shop Scoobie and my shoes of course are Franco Sarto  <3 This is the perfect Fall transition outfit. I have on my to-do list this weekend to unpack my Fall/ Winter bin and go through some things. I think I enjoy cleaning out my closet more than ever when it comes to this time of the year.

I hope y’all have a great¬†Thursday!