Thursday, February 11, 2016

happy valentine's day, with cupcakes!

^^^ cheers! with cupcakes, of course! ^^^

happy valentine's day, everyone! 
today i'm collaborating with my favorite, asa of 
lace & pearls. we shared a casual holiday-inspired look earlier this week,
and today we are back with cupcakes, tutus, and all things girly!
while i love any excuse to purchase and eat cupcakes (ours are
from here), this year, i'm looking forward to a more laid back, relaxing day.
i like the idea of celebrating 'love' and plan to remind those most important 
to me that i love and appreciate them!

and now, for our outfits -
when planning this shoot, asa and i opted for a more dressy, feminine theme.
then came the idea to wear tutus; i love how well our looks came together,
and both would be perfect for a dinner date, night out 
with girlfriends, or a visit to your favorite, local cupcake shop!

what we're wearing
on megan
sweater: forever 21
tutu (dress worn as a skirt): target (old)
necklace: francesca's (similar here)
flats & purse: thrifted (via goodwill)
rings: endless knot

on asa
sweater: ann taylor (similar here)
tutu: club monaco (similar here)
broach: vintage
rings: gorjana & nadri
bracelet: j.crew (old)
purse: old navy (similar here)
shoes: dr. scholl's (exact here)
^^^ prior to this shoot, i wanted to purchase a red handbag and
some other fun, valentine's-inspired accessories. i visited my local
seattle goodwill, and they didn't disappoint! i absolutely love this purse
and patent, pointed toe ballet flats. when the total cost for both was less than $20, 
my bank account was thrilled, too (!!!)! ^^^

this was probably one of my favorite outfit shoots
to date! snacking on desserts while taking photos may have helped, too :) 

be sure to visit asa's blog to see additional photos.
and happy valentine's day everyone; i love you!
xoxo.