leather jacket faux fur collar

Leather Jacket with Faux Fur Collar

Topshop Jacket | A.L.C. Top, also Here (on sale) | Joe’s Jeans | BCBG Booties | Givenchy Bag | Baublebar Earrings | Prada Sunglasses | Buxom ‘Guilty Angle’ Lipstick

This jacket is well lined for extra warmth.  There is a great quilted lining which is perfect for cooler days and nights.  And the faux fur collar is removable.  This jacket is extremely versatile.

Today Caleb and I are flying home.  We had such a fun mommy/son trip to Tampa.  Last year I brought Sofia to Florida for a long weekend, this year was Caleb’s turn.  I love taking these one on one trips with my kids.  It is so special to spend so much quality time with each of my kids.

Caleb could not have been more adorable and fun!  He was so cute on the plane.  He slept in bed between me and my mom, snuggled up against my body all night long.  He woke up every morning smiling at me.  He had a blast at Legoland!  He had so much fun spending time with family.

I am so excited I got to take this trip with him.  There are so many memories I will remember forever!
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leather skirt & a red lip

Leather Skirt & a Red Lip

Topshop Skirt, similar Here, love This | Zara White Shirt (old), similar Here | Red Pumps (similar) | Clare V Clutch | Necklace | Bracelets | Ring |  Prada SunglassesBite Beauty Rouge Lipstick + NARS Lipliner

There is something so classic about a white collared shirt and a red lip.  I added a leather skirt for more edge.  I threw in the pop of red on the shoe for a little fun.

Happy Friday!  Have a great weekend!
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behind the lens

Behind the Lens

I get asked tons of questions all about my pictures.  Today I want to answer all of them!

Q: What camera do you use?
A: About 2 months ago we got a new camera, we are now using a Nikon D810 with an 85mm 1.4g lens.  We also have a filter on the lens.  The filter doesn’t really do much for the photos.  We have it on the lens for protection.  Before our new camera we were using Nikon D3000 with an 35mm 1.8g lens.  We have noticed a huge difference in the quality!  The focus is so much more sharp with a very blurry background.  We have all the camera settings on manual and adjust according to conditions.

Q: Who takes your pictures?
A: My husband, John, takes all of my pictures.  With the exception of a few photo shoots were done by Andrew Barkules (John’s brother) at the beginning of December.  He was credited in those blog posts.  Juggling the photo shoots can be challenging since he has a full time job and I am a full time Mom. Especially during the winter when weather conditions are rarely ideal.  But we love doing it so we make it work!
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raspberry red dress

Raspberry Red Dress

Leith Dress | Fur Vest | Natasha Couture Clutch | Kate Spade Pump, similar under $100 | Swarovski Bracelets | BCBG Earrings | Prada Sunglasses | Buxom ‘Forbidden Berry’ Lipstick + NARS Lipliner

Happy Sunday!   I hope you are having a great weekend!

I am absolutely in love with the color of this dress!!  It’s a gorgeous raspberry red.  The color and the style of this dress are both sophisticated and sexy.  Great for any date night or girls night out.  It would be especially perfect for Valentine’s Day!  And, both the dress and clutch are around $50.  Can’t beat that!

ps- the lipstick I’m wearing is currently my favorite formula and the shade matches the dress perfect!

Stuart Weitzman is having an amazing sale!  50% off with free shipping!  I got these yesterday.  And this is the over the knee boot I’m wearing constantly!
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