Work // Cincinnati Wedding Spring Issue

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Several months worth of scouting and shopping and shooting came together in the gorgeous new issue of Cincinnati Wedding! This is our first-ever budget issue, so I pulled wedding dresses (and wedding jumpsuits) from everywhere–including Target–and they’re all under $1,300.

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1. Touching up makeup on set at Obscura.

2. There was A LOT of wedding cake left over after the cake toppers shoot! We wound up giving away (um, and eating) huge hunks of rich, buttery goodness.

3. Racks on racks of wedding dresses for the “Love is Grand” shoot.

4. Cover girl Julia on set at Annette Navarro’s studio.

There are shoots with props, a party shoot at Obscura (adult beverages included), tips for a wood nymph-inspired wedding, and home decor for every style.

ALSOOOO, I had the opportunity to profile ten of the very young, very talented designers who’ll be showing their collections in the DAAP Fashion Show on Friday. The series is running all week on the Cincinnati Magazine Style Scout blog so follow along and check it out!

Current Obsession // Goldringer

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I can count on one hand* the number of times I’ve had a professional manicure, but even my DIY nails look sophisticated next to an assortment of delicate gold rings. I’m currently partial to mixing this rings-on-a-chain situation I got at LIBBY with a Rock Salt Vintage thumb ring and my favorite Tony Soprano-wannabe pinkie ring.  Bada bing!

*But seriously, why are my hands so vein-y? I’m a phlebotomist’s dream!


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Sloane, LIBBY (she can make custom pieces, too!), Rock Salt Vintage


Photos via Rock Salt Vintage, Cindy G

Bye-Bye, Beau Bear

ByeBeauHow adorable are his little kitty elbows?

I’m sad to say I’ve lost another furry friend: my cat Beauregard died this week. If you follow me on social media you may already know this, but I thought a tribute post here would be appropriate–after all, this is where I introduced Beau when I first adopted him.

I still get a little teary-eyed when I think about him, but I think I’m past the Ugly Cry stage and have moved on to the point where the countless fond memories make me smile. Those happy thoughts get me through the sad times.

I miss my little guy, though. If anyone ever wants to share pet stories, I’m here for it!

Work // Cincinnati Magazine April 2014

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The April issue of Cincinnati Magazine is on newsstands, and I have to say: putting this one together made me feel like a big kid. With several kid-focused location shoots, a playful studio shoot, and a toy-themed Necessities page, I spent a LOT of time in toy stores and several late nights putting together adorably tiny outfits. Dressing kindergarteners is surprisingly fun!

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1.  Feeding time at the Newport Aquarium // 2. Pinkies up for a tea party at the BonBonerie // 3.  Colorful kiddie bikes for the studio shoot // 4. Playing around with a plasma globe at The Coolest Toys on Earth

Also, I’ve been blogging over on Cincinnati Magazine’s new-ish style blog, appropriately called Style Scout. It’s updated regularly with interviews, style advice, and #Scouted, a weekly roundup of interesting finds and fun things to do. Check it out at!

Current Obsession // Over-the-Knee Boots

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Every now and then I feel the urge to dress like an ’80s hooker, and there’s nothing like a good over-the-knee boot to get that Pretty Woman look juuuust right. I got this Guess pair on sale after eyeing them for months–the gold detail on the sole and leather/suede combination (plus the half-off sale price!) sealed the deal for me. Plus, they’re a good investment: over-the-knee boots were all over the Fall runways:

Fashion over the knee bootsTop: Cynthia Rowley, Fendi, Balenciaga. Bottom: Carven, Topshop Unique, Donna Karan via

The trick to credibly strutting around with your upper thighs exposed is to cover up your other provocative body parts and keep your clothing fairly loose (like the sweatshirt and shorts combo at Topshop Unique) and/or structured (like the dress and jacket at Carven).


So, would you wear over-the-knee boots or do you think the look is too hot to handle?

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