fashion / winter work wear


Syd and I threw this shoot together last-minute on Sunday, when I realized I was leaving for the week and wouldn’t have any time to work on a fashion post. I dressed her in my church outfit. For some reason it feels like the perfect back-to-work, post-holiday dress. It shows that you are ready to work, but still like to party. If you are in the January slumps (aka depression from returning from your awesome Christmas breaks), dress up a little and remind yourself that work can still be fun and glittery.


For this outfit we paired my wool-scalloped skirt (from many years ago at anthro), with a new gold sequined shirt. We added a red plaid jacket that has lots of spunk and a bow (thrifted in London). She is wearing heeled booties, a tortoise Michael Kors watch, and a gold beaded bracelet. I didn’t have any of these clothes while I was in D.C., so I was so happy to have new things to play with/style. It was like coming to a whole new (old) wardrobe!


have a sparkly new year!

we had the most fun new years eve with explosions and silly string. it was the best way to ring in the new year! i dug up our goals that we made last year, and of course we fell short on a few that will likely end up on the list this year. but we also hit a few, which felt really good! i can't wait to sit down today and think about what we want to accomplish in the next year, it'll be a nice refresh and a good chance to see how far we've come.


this shoot was so much fun. since we didn't have any other projects while my aunt was in town, we had her help us with it. sydney is wearing a sparkly sweater that we found at the rack (for $13), a teal and purple sequins anthro skirt from a couple of years ago, and some hot pink steve madden heels. her jewelry is vintage. she is wearing bobbi brown plum lipstick, my new fave. it was so hard to narrow down pictures, i seriously want to share all of them because they are so cute! here's to a very sparkly new year!


styling by bobette carpenter, hair and make up by angela pedersen, photography by brittany carpenter