Sunshine on My Shoulders

June 11, 2014

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Well- I have to admit, I wasn't sure how good this location would serve for photos, but I'm pleasantly surprised. This is just a spot near my house, beside a local church- who would have guessed it would turn out to be such a pretty place? I was especially pleased to find pink blossoms on those trees- yea!!

This skirt is a lovely, handmade piece from Poison Apple. I had been wanting a plain, black circle skirt for some time- I think this one is so adorable! Best part? You can customize the length ( always a plus if you are tall ;). Not to mention, it's one of those staple pieces to have in your wardrobe for Spring, Summer Fall and Winter. 

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So yeah, I did buy another boater hat ( it's different than the one I have, I promise! lol)! I found this at Forever 21 last week and couldn't resist. It's real straw, unlike my Mossimo boater, so it lays a lot nicer. The brim is a bit larger as well which I thought would be pretty for Summer.

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So maybe you gals have noticed the increasing amount of videos that I have been making as of late. I've really been enjoying tapping into the YouTube world- particularly anything beauty related. What are your girls thoughts? Do you enjoy seeing tutorials and style diary type videos on the blog, in addition to outfit posts?

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Blouse & Hat: Forever 21
Skirt: c/o Poison Apple
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Life 2 Creation
Lipstick: MAC Velvet Teddy
Earrings: c/o Scrap Cat
Harlow Darling said...

The lighting in these photos is so magical, such a gorgeous little spot and of course the flowers go so perfectly with your blouse :)

Bethany Carson said...

The blouse looks lovely!

Jennifer Rainey said...

I am in love with the color scheme and the lighting in these photos. Just beautiful! And I love the print on your blouse. :)


Wheelingalong said...

Wow, the bokeh of the tree in the background of these photos is STUNNING! So going to attempt this!


Kristian said...

This is one of your simpler outfits but still one that is quite stylish and pretty. As are you, in general :)

Kristian said...

This is one of your simpler outfits but still one that is quite stylish and pretty. As are you, in general :)

Unknown said...

awesome skirt!

Rachel said...

Beautiful, as always!! These photos turned out perfectly!

Hannah Barta said...

so so pretty! The bokeh in that one shot is incredible :)

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Anonymous said...

You always look so lovely! I've been wanting a perfect black skirt, and I really like yours. That top is gorgeous as well, and you accessorized the outfit perfectly!

Sammi said...

So beautiful and sun-dappled!

xox Sammi

Hannah Wilkinson said...

Stunning setting, the lighting is so beautiful! You look lovely, I adore your hat!

Samantha said...

Such a lovely outfit especially the blouse!!! I love the time of day you chose for taking the pictures. It looks so summery;) Also your lipstick is really pretty. What brand and color is it?

Alexandra Marie said...

@samantha Thank you! I am wearing MAC's Velvet Teddy Lipstick with Smashbox Rosette Lip Gloss :)

diane said...

So, so pretty! I'm loving that blouse with the lace and sweetheart neckline it creates. Is it still available at Forever 21 or have you had it awhile? Thanks too for educating us about the benefits of real straw in a hat! Who knew?!
Fun post, thanks for sharing!

Alexandra Marie said...

@Diane Yes! I just purchased it last week- great deal too- $8! I couldn't find it online, but I'm sure they still have it in stores :)

Lorna said...

Stunning post !
A simple outfit but it really working out !
Magical lightening i agree and I cannot blâme you for the hat... I m like that too ! ;)
Love from Paris,


Miranda said...

Wow, lovely photos! That's such a nice, summery outfit for going out and about.


Unknown said...

the sunshine is these shots is glorious! you look simply perfect, like you've stepped out of a vogue spread! perfect styling xxxx

Jenna Leigh said...

really pretty! (: Love the location. Is this really right by that church near your house? Maybe I'll have to try it there one time too.

Katie said...

These are such beautiful images. Love the zoomed out picture where you're standing by the gate. Super-pretty and the lighting is mesmerising!

Katie <3

x said...

Great outfit, love the floral top. I'm following your blog, would you like to follow eachother?

Unknown said...

This outfit is so gorgeous! I really love how the boater hat just throws it all completely together!


Jeans and a Teacup said...

Super cute outfit! Love the floral top and hat!
Jeans and a Teacup

Corinne said...

Oh my goodness, you are perfect! I just want to put you in my pocket. These photos are stunning, the light in them is really flattering.

I hope you're having a nice weekend.

Corinne x

alice said...

Your top is so lovely! Pictures are amazing!

The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

Unknown said...

I love your makeup! And the lighting in these pictures is great!

Unknown said...

Alex these pics are beautiful and your style is amazing :) love, Dad

Randi said...

What incredible shots, and such a gorgeous outfit on a gorgeous gal :)
Glad to have found your blog!

Marie said...

too pretty to describe in a few words! just love everything from the outfit to the makeup to the lighting!
Marie @ In Our Happy Place

Purple said...

You are as stunning as ever! & Seriously, your photos are always peeerfect.

Unknown said...

Magical photos for sure!!
Fantastic as always <3

Unknown said...

Hi there! I'm a new follower of your blog and I'm hooked to it very much. :) All of your posts are lovely. Wish I could be like you someday. I also loved your What's in My Camera bag post! It's similar to what I have too. :) Hope you can drop over at my blog if you have time. xx

Much love,

Lauren Mufford said...

You are flawless. This makeup really blew me away, and it's my favourite post yet.

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