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Do yourself a favor. After you purchase something online (like, for instance, shoes from Ami Club Wear) DO NOT go back and look at the site again later. You will only find things (like more shoes) that you want to buy, and then you lose out on the discounted shipping, and you begin to wonder if you made the right choice before, and then you’re wondering if the company will be open at 9:15 on a Sunday night… and it is all down hill from there. But in the meantime, check out two of the four awesome shoes I DID get!! 

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Monday links (and not “linx” which is a cat and not a route to something cool and awesome, which is what a “link” is):

I could not just put this into a link and not show you how freaking awesome this cake looks. Find instructions and additional awesomeness here.

This is exactly what I think a dinner party should look like – everyone’s hands in the picture, reaching for more goodness:

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Cupcakes and beer? Yes please!!!: http://spoonforkbacon.com/2012/02/blue-moon-cupcakes/

Awesome physical manifestation of the evil apples from Snow White: http://www.innatthecrossroads.com/2012/04/11/snow-whites-candied-apples/

This truly is what I try and remember what to say to myself when I am down: http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2011/10/28/start-being-awesome-typography-art/

OMG – this is the PERFECT spring dress!!! http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-dresses/24830853.jsp

– S

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*Gushes*

Okay so I know a lot of my photography has been MIA on the blog.  This happened because I just have so many projects going on… and before I can post up my lastest project I’m on to the next one.  I am going to TRY and post more photos from current projects that I have completed.

So on April 23,2012 I was asked to shoot the Curren$y concert at the House of Blues.  Check out my article (PLLLLLEASE DO) at Blitz Magazine (CLICK HERE)!  Curren$y does stoner music.  So his genre is not for everyone. I will include one of this more popular songs below, but at least check out my OOTD and some pictures I took of the events.

The highlight if my night is when Styles P saw me shooting him and jumped of stage to rhyme and pose right in front of me.  You guys have NO IDEA how awesome that feeling was for me!  He made my 2012… and WE ARE JUST IN APRIL.  I CANNOT wait to see how the rest of this year unfolds.

Dress: D.P.C| Earrings: | Bracelet: Forever21| Sneakers: Adidas| Jacket: Papaya|

Curren$y at the House of Blues (04.23.2012)

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Modern and Glamorous! 

As much as I love to say I prefer the simple things in life I secretly loving adding a bit of glam to everything I wear and do. It wouldn’t be my taste if there was not at least one thing unconventional about how I approach things. I consider myself a classic girl with a glamorous twist. This week’s Top 10 will highlight that as well.

01: Extra Petite

Who would have thought a neon Gap sweater and a sequin pencil skirt would look so dayum perfect together?! This is what I consider the ultimate classic look with a bit of rockstar glam. You don’t get any more conventional than a pencil skirt. However, the edge effect was exemplified when she found this Zara skirt sequinized (yeah, I made that up). This would be an AWESOME outfit to wear to a symphony on Saturday night, an engagement party, or to a fashion show. She doesn’t over do it with the accessories. She pairs this outfit with a classic Chanel bag and basic black pumps. This looks says, “I’m demure yet unpredictable.”

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02: ClothesEncounters

Jen is a fuckin’ thrift rockstar. Everyone knows it. She is a true student of 90’s grunge. She does the look right, but always has an edge of feminine flair. I heart this girl.

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03: From Me To You

I’m not going to lie. I have stopped following Jessica Quirk’s blog. Why? Her clothes were getting so mundane. Nothing was special about them. She wasn’t doing anything new with her wardrobe and she was getting all extra sponsored out. Yes, I am aware that she has dropped her sponsors’, however the clothes she’s been sporting have been lackluster. That’s until I came to the picture above. Jessica is a contributor to “I Spy DIY Style” and was featured in the book. I guess all the bloggers in the book had their photos taken by the lovely Jamie of From Me to You. If Jessica starting bringing it just like this… she may make me a follower again.

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04: Fast Food & Fast Fashion

You know what?  She has a permanent spot on our Top 10 list. She is on point EVERY SINGLE WEEK! If you are not following Elle by now you really need to make that move.

I fancy myself as a faux sailor. I don’t know anything about boats, sailing, or the simple science of swimming, but I love to pretend!

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05: Neon Blush

I love my body, especially my legs, but sometime I wish I had pencil legs so I could rock shorts just like this. This look proves that simple goes a long way. She adds a bit flavor to a basic outfit through her shoes and accessories.

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06: The Brooklyn Blonde

Helena means torch in Greek. She really lights up the streets in this look. J.Crew has really been stepping up their game recently. This company went from ho-hum to Oh! My! The sheer shirt, distressed jeans, and color blocked heels make for a fun yet easy going look. She adds more drama with her statement necklace. Ladies, this is how you do simple yet glamorous.

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07: LeBlogDeBetty

Betty does it right here. If I was going to a concert this is what I would wear. She keeps it casual in an oversized dark grey sweater and black jeans, and a set of heels that makes me want to trip her when she’s not paying attention.

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08: Wendy’s Lookbook

Look who I found! Ms. Wendy! I know she’s been M.I.A from the list for a little bit, but she has come back strong! Wendy is the EPITOME of composing modern and glamorous together in an effective manner. This look works because she effectively works strips and polka dots together by using a basic color scheme of black and white. She correctly chooses short white shorts and nude heels to elongate the legs. She has a bit of fun with her accessories with the spiked bracelet. All hail Miss Nguyen!

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09: LiveLifeFearlessly

So I guess is don’t like EVERYTHING simple. =)

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Which look is your favorite for the week?

-K

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As if figuring out what you are going to wear isn’t hard enough already, what with making sure that you don’t clash with the bride’s colors, that you aren’t accidentally wearing a similar dress as the bridesmaids, and that it isn’t wildly inappropriate, then you also have to buy a present that is perfect! If the couple has set up a registry, do yourself a favor, and pick something from that list. The couple has already gone through the trouble of telling you what they want, so respect that. Remember too that money is never frowned upon. If, however, the registry has been bought out, and you don’t think money is personal enough (I probably wouldn’t give money to a best friend, for example) here is a list of some great presents that will be appreciated, and will gain you plenty of invitations for house parties and barbecues. I suppose some of these could double as graduation presents, what with May rolling around in a couple of weeks. See this past Monday’s links to check out some great eco-wrapping tips!

I always like cutting boards – I don’t think you can have enough, they can double as platters, and they really are useful:

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Every couple I know also goes for spices, so why not get a cute set with things they will actually use everyday, as opposed to really obscure spices that will waste away for want of use? This is also so great for grads starting their first home or heading off to college.

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If the happy couple are movie fans, this is such a great idea!! Get them this popcorn spice kit, so they can customize their popcorn flavors! Plus, it’s all natural, the pack comes with six different flavors, and it’s more personal than yet another set of glasses.

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The couple who plays together, stays together, right? Liven up their social life with some fun board games. It will help to keep the stress at bay while they are being, you know, grown ups.

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Someone suggested vases to me, saying that they will remind the groom to buy his new wife flowers. I thought that was very sweet, so here some are:

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These should help get you started. Remember what the couple likes. If they like to backpack through tropical locales, maps, bug spray and good backpacks are always welcome. How about budding chefs? A great knife  set (or even just the knife – they can get picky about those things). It is the thought that counts, so let your feelings and your heart lead the way and you’ll be fine!

– S

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N.9th Event in Midlothian

I am a huge fan of supporting events that support humanitarian needs. Both on the local and international scale.  The festival helps raise awareness of causes around the world and give you information about what you do to help those in need.

While I was at attending the Deep Ellum Arts Festival some weekends ago I meet a graffiti artist who informed me about this event. He told me about a street artist from Los Angeles whose work I have been spotting all over town recently. Since it’s been a couple of weeks and I have the worse memory. I’m not sure if the artist goes by the moniker Handle with Care… or the street project around town is called Handle with Care. I want to say the project name is Handle with Care. I will post some pictures of his work on Sunday. Anywho, the artist told me this guy was going to be at the event this weekend and I could meet him and other graffiti artist in the city too. So I’m super excited!

Apparently this event is going to be HUGE. From my understanding about 2000 people showed up to this coffee shop last year. To avoid the crowd I plan on getting there around 10:30AM.

Easily accessible just 30 minutes from either downtown Dallas or Ft. Worth, the Lighthouse has offered “community, art, eats and drinks” since 2009 and is already a venue for some exceptional local and national talent. The street address is 1404 North Ninth Street, just off of Highway 67, and there is a map available on the website at lighthousecoffeebar.com.

Come and Join Me Saturday!

Click HERE for additional information about this event.

-K

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Captured Love.

So one of the most important parts about the planning wedding are the engagment photos.  Engagement photos are pictures of the couple before the wedding.  Many times these photos reflect the interest each person, plus some of the same interest the the couples share.  I have recently started shooting engagement photos for couples.  If you like to see my first engagement shoot in did in February click HERE! 

On Friday I will give you guys some tips for getting your engagement photos done right.

Right now I just want to show you photos I took of a great couple.  I took these photos the second day the Dallas Aboretum was open and at White Rock Lake.  The flowers, color, light, and couple were AMAZING.

Let me know how you like the photos.  If you want to book me for shoot please contact me at UrbanJungleFashion@gmail.com


If you would like to book me for shooting your engagement photos please check out my current special below.

-K

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Okay, I realize that it is almost summer (especially in Texas) but these shoes are just so cute for spring dalliances that I had to show them. Probably my favorite thing about these shoes is how cheap some of them are – I like a good pair of $20 shoes to wear to the pool and kick around in at the lake. I know they won’t make it until next year, but they sure make me happy in this one!!

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To the links!

I would love to have this mimosa bar at my next brunch! http://alovelyescape.blogspot.com/2012/04/shower.html

I like to think that my hair looks this cute when I haven’t brushed it yet: http://michaelrecycles.tumblr.com/post/20951799091/josephtran

Natural bows and wrappings for presents – makes me feel green!! http://www.justinablakeney.com/Branded-Packaged-Printed

Perfect for a warm Texas day: http://javanehskitchen.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/ice-cream/

My dream version of comfort food: http://www.alexandracooks.com/2012/03/23/spanakopita-strudels/

I usually do not go for Southwestern style jewelry, but this is too nice to pass up: http://lextravagance.tumblr.com/post/21382658895

Great way to use fresh berries: http://www.jasonandshawnda.com/foodiebride/archives/10948

– S

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