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I love my clients and I love when they allow me to show off their beautiful their photos.  This week I want to showcase Maria.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

Maria has an attitude that shines brighter than the sun.  I had the pleasure or meeting Maria through Jazzy, one of the main make-up artist I collaborate with.  Jazzy has worked with Maria in the past and knew that her personality and attitude would fall into sync with our vision of this project.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

I love shooting in places that people don’t see the potential in.  One must look for beauty everywhere.  In Dallas there is a whole in the wall spot that looks like a falling Spanish community and I had been dying to shoot there.  Right now Dallas is going through a building renaissance. The city is tearing down buildings with character to put up highrises.  I needed to move quickly because I knew it was only certain amount of time before someone would tear down this unique area.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

Originally we were only going to have a session outside the building, but when we go there it turns out that someone forgot to lock the gate… we went into the middle of this community and had a party.  It was so beautiful.  This place has probably been long forgotten. Faded turquoise doors, cleared out rooms, and uncompleted projects laced the property.  When we got there all I saw was potential.  The three of use wasted no time getting some amazing photos for this project.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

The first look was experimental.  High wasted black panties, a beautiful lacy bra, leather jacket, and spiked heels.  Trust, putting together this outfit was just as fun as shooting it.  I wanted to create an editorial boudoir session.  My aim is to always show that women can be both sexy and strong. Maria was able embrace this ideology and bring it to life in this series.  I couldn’t have imagined a better result.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

Next we took out one of my FAVORITE dresses and heels.  I love color in photos  and therefore a graffiti background near the Bishop art District was a great spot.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

The last location was probably the funniest spot of all that day.  These photos were taken in the middle of the day on a Sunday afternoon.  For years I have fantasized about shooting a model next to an Ice Cream truck and I was able to get that.  The Ice Cream man was more than happy to oblige to our request.  I mean c’mon.  What man wouldn’t be happy to have a beautiful girl in luxury lingerie standing next to his truck eating a Popsicle?  You as the model, when would you ever have the opportunity to do the same thing?  In this life we have to live it to the most.  Do unconventional things and have fun with it.  This is what we did that Sunday.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

 

I have to thank Maria and Jazzy for such an amazing session that day.  It was such a blast and I can’t wait to work with more ladies in the future who just want to have fun!

To see more photos check me out on IG: TheUrbanJungle

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Portfolio: WonderlandBoudoir.com

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Wow!

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I know it’s been a very long time since I posted an Outift of the Day.  It’s crazy.  After an event that would put any normal person out for months has actually made me stronger.  I feel so different right now.  I know before I wanted to come back… but honestly, I wasn’t ready.  Now I feel it everywhere inside of me.  Believe it or not.  I’m a way different person.  I am the authentic version of who I need to be.  There is something in me that’s back.  Completely.

The Fun. The Fearless.  The Truthful. The IDGAF Korin.

I feel more focused.

I feel happier.

I feel like I’m getting back to the person I’m supposed to be.

The feeling is invigorating.

The feeling of “no worries” is truly amazing.

Signs I’m happy #1

When Korin rocks all white errrrything.

White is my FAVORITE color to wear.

It’s been my favorite thing to wear since I was baby Korin.  LOL.

It’s funny, most of everything I’m rocking came from recent travels in 2014.

The Top from San Diego

Ring, Earrings & Giraffe bracelet from Columbus.

… okay so maybe not most of it. But a good amount.

Also, I hate to brag, but how amazing is my skin looking?  It’s dark and very clear.  I LOVE my complexion.  It’s rich, beautiful, and authentic.  I love how my skin contrast against the all white.

Yes, there will be more this week.

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|Top: Miss Match| Bottoms: Express| Rings,Earrings, & Giraffe Bracelet: TigerTree|Watch: Michael Kors|Shoes: Charollette Russe| Sunglasses: Ray-Bans|Pocketbook: Aldo|

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Bar Cart, Tea Cart

Check out my previous post on my search for the perfect bar cart prior to reading this post.  You can find it HERE!

Okay, so I headed up to Dulce Consignment in Dallas on Saturday and found that they actually had BOTH the bar carts!  I ended up getting the “tea cart.”

Bar Cart, Tea Cart

The tea cart/bar cart is actually shorter than the other cart.  While the black bar cart was super cute it was about $30 more expensive.  I really wanted to pick up both, but the owner refused to negotiate on price so I ended up getting just the one bar cart.

Bar Cart, Tea Cart

I picked this one because of the price, the chrome on mirror, and how classic yet modern it looked. While my apartment has more warm undertones this bar cart still matches my aesthetic pretty well.

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Of course this isn’t the final look for the cart.  In actuality I have already changed it up since these photos were taken.  In couple of weeks to a month I will show you guys the final photos.   I’m thinking about scouting Z Gallerie to see if they have any cute items or dishes I can add to this cart.

S called me after I purchased the tea cart and she was telling me how she wanted one but thought it would be too big.  I can say that the one that I purchased was far from big.  In fact I thought it was kind of small, but after placing it in my apartment I found that it fit perfectly.

More photos to come!

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Lupita Nyongo, US Vogue, July 2014, Mikael Jansson Cover

Considering we are day 5 in this month I’m a little late to this game… can we say fashionably late?  Yeah, that wasn’t very witty now was it?

It’s no secret that I love Lupita N’yongo.  I know some people will understand this while others don’t, but it’s really nice to look at the cover of a magazine and see a woman that looks like you.  Skin the color of onyx, natural hair, full lips, fit, intelligent, graceful, and well spoken.  It can be tiring with the news only promoting the stereotypes of your ethnic origin.

Lupita is a breath of fresh air. 

Every time she speaks my heart just loves her more and more.  It’s so rare to find celebrities so genuine in what they say and do.  She hasn’t been eaten alive by media and ITS definition of beauty.

Rumor has it that this was supposed to be the coveted September cover, but for whatever reason didn’t make it.  I’m not 100% sure that’s a true fact but I  must say that Lupita is new to the game and ANY Vogue cover is a win.

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Another win?  The fact that this cover wasn’t shot by Mario Testino or Annie Liebovitz.  Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE both those photographers but it’s great to see that Mikael Jansson has finally made it to US Vogue status… probably another reason why this wasn’t the September cover (because he’s not a household name yet).  Nonetheless his photos are beyond extraordinary.  In fact, they are breathtaking.  My favorite is the one in the teal bathroom with the dried flower all over the floor.  How beautiful is that image?   I love the fact he used a wide angle lens for these photos.

Okay, the photographer in me is peeking her head out.

These photos are certified art.

I can’t wait to see more diverse group of women grace the cover of Vogue in the future.  I’m glad to see that magazine are coming to realize women of color can sell clothes and look amazing in them.   Other than the beautiful, anorexic, blondes.  I would love to see Asian, Indian, a red head graced with this honor.

Also, can we bring back the Supermodel please?

What do you guys think of Lupita’s cover?

 

 

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Fourth of July Summer Sales are Here!!!!

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Check out this AMAZING bag that I picked up from Forever 21 online today!  Ever since I laid my eyes on this carrier I have wanted it.  I have no idea why I didn’t pick it up in the first place.  Oh, I do.  I was on a mission to find clothes for my boudoir clients and did not want to spend any money on myself.  The bag was priced at $28.  However, TODAY ONLY, the bag is on sale for $19!  Eeeek!!!  That’s about a 33% discount. So of course I picked it up.  Target has a really cute dup that you can find HERE but the price is $35.  I didn’t get it because the quality did not seem that good and I fell in love with the Forever 21 pattern.

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I also dropped this dope gold bracelet in my bag! I really can’t wait to rock this bad boy while out on the weekends or working on shoots!  Or in JAPAN this Fall…

On top of it all Forever 21 has FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $21!  So I got everything for less than $25 (including the tax)!  I can’t wait to show you guys that bag when it comes in next week.  I plan on using it as my gym bag.  I’m tired of those reusable totes breaking on me.

Below are some other items from the sale that are great contenders!  Hurry up and pick them up because the sale ends soon!

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Bags

 

Shore Thing Canvas Backpack

Shore Thing Canvas Backpack, Forever 21

If I lived in San Diego… or near any beach.  I would have picked this bad boy up!  I love the nautical free loving style that it’s giving off.  It’s 19×14 measurement is big enough to stick your beach towel, water, good, mp3 player, speakers, and coco butter in!

Iconic Faux Leather Messenger Bag

Iconic Faux Leather Messager Bag, Forever 21

I think this is a good day to day bag or even when you are heading the movies with your friends.  Throw on a white tank, black skinny jeans, gold hardware jewelry, and this bag and you will be street chic ready!

Versatile Faux Leather Tote

Versatile Faux Leather Tote, Forever 21

I like my bags simple and with structured,  and while I’m into the “tote” look I do love good style.  I really love how the gold plates at the end add a bit of “street” to the look.  This bag would have been another great choice for my cool chic gym bag, but I really don’t like the fact that it doesn’t have a zipper at the top.  I like to really overstuff my clothes, good, and personal items in a bag.

Runaround Faux Leather Satchel

Runaround Faux Leather Satchel, Forever 21

I REALLY like this burnt pink color!  I didn’t pick up this bag because it was way too small for my life.  I’m in Texas after all and EVERYTHING is really big.  I think this is another cute summer running around day option.  I also think it would be cute for the airport.  You could place your wallet, phone, and tablet in it and call it a day.  If this bag was a bit bigger I would have picked it up and made it the perfect camera bag for my Nikon.

Favorite Striped Carryall

Favorite Striped Carryall, Forever 21

This bag is CHIC!  *ugh* If I was a frequent flyer I would scoop this bag boy up (mistake but I’m keeping it).  Now this is a VERY versatile summer bag.  It’s big enough for your day uses, stylish enough for pretty much every outfit, and big enough for all the important things in your life.  I would have picked this up, but even at $17 I don’t think I would have gotten the cost per wear out of it.

Headwraps & Snapbacks

Garden Goddess Wire Headwrap

Floral Headwrap, 01, Forever 21

At $2.50 you really can’t complain.  I am feeling this great summer pattern.  It’s perfect for Sunday brunches while sipping mimosas on patio against the misters.

Mod Polka Dot Wire Headwrap

Polka Dot Headwrap, Forever 21

This is WAY too girly for my taste, but I still had to place it on this list.

Garden Girl Headwrap

 Floral Headwrap, 02, Forever 21

I am feeling floral for the summer!  This white one is cute, but the black one is what I should have added to my cart!  *ugh* I’m so upset that I missed that.  There really isn’t a reason to buy it now.  I wish there was an option to let you add on items to your order after you made a purchase if it hasn’t finished processing. *ugh*

Street-Cool Swag Snapback Cap

Swag Snap Back Cap, Forever 21

I am SOOOOOOOOOO dislike the word #Swag, but I couldn’t help but to add this fun cap to the list!  Wear a white tank, black cut off jeans, some Adidas high tops, and throw this cap on and you will look street chic on 1.5 seconds!

 

It feels really great to write again!  Thank you so much to S for stepping in the last couple of weeks to let you guys know we still walk this earth! 

Please leave a comment below and tell me where you’re shopping this holiday weekend!

 

 

 

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How to Wear a Trench Coat

Sorry about yesterday y’all.  My evening DID NOT go according to plan.  I wish there was a way to plan life to where when things get out of your control you can still get things done when you want it and in a timely manner.  Nonetheless, there really isn’t reason to harp on the past.  We are currently in the present and we need not to take that granted.

Yesterday while I was editing I finally was able to catch up on my YouTube subscriptions.  I have to tell you guys that if you have wi-fi in  your home then you NEED to get Google Chromecast.  I live and DIE by it.  Well, actually I have a love hate relationship with it, but it’s mostly love.  Google Chromecast is wonderful for me because while I edit my photos I can still keep up with all my favorite YouTubers, watch current releases, or new shows all from the power of my phone or laptop right to my TV.  I don’t have cable and have not had cable in about three years.  Nor do I plan to ever get it.  So while I edit I watch fashion OOTD, Vlogs, or what’s going on in news.

 No.  Google did not pay me for that.  I just REALLY love Chromecast.  Maybe next week I will do a review on the device. 

 I say all that today that I watched Chriselle Lim’s newest video that shows 20 different ways to wear a trench coat.  I’m in Texas so it may be too hot for the most part to rock a trench this time of year, but I feel as though if I lived in the Northeast or Northwest part of the country this may be a go-to-style for me.

 

Let me know which look you guys liked the best!

 

Yes, a post will be up tomorrow!

 

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Happy Saturday!

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First of all I want to say Thank You for all the mad love on the blog Thursday!  I had a lot of hits from that  post.  As I stated in my previous article I will be discussing my new style and fitness regimen.  Let’s start with fitness first because they both tie into each other.

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I’m going to make an appointment to go to the doctor soon.  For some reason I have gained 20 points within the last year.  Yes!  That’s a lot of weight for ANYONE especially in a year if you’re not pregnant.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure most people haven’t noticed the weight because of my height.  In fact when I went to the doctor a couple of months ago they were like, “You didn’t look like you weigh that much.”  So they weight gain may be part of my crossfit training.  I think I’m going to do two things.  Kind of like an experiment.   Once a week I will be measuring both weight loss AND inches lost.  I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to take pictures or not.  We will see.  The reason I want to do both is because sometime when you lose inches you look better than if you lose weight.  I am also still committed to running a 5K this summer.  So the month of May I will be gearing up for that.  My plan is run on average of 4 miles a day at least 3-5 days a week.  I haven’t been to crossfit in about a month.  YES!  I know!  I have been so busy with my business and travelling.

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My eating will change.  I am more Paleo, but I’m going to be a very strict Paleo this month.  This means fresh fruits and veggies with ZERO juices and artificial anything.  This will only be a challenge on Fridays when our group at work does Breakfast Club.  Every Friday a couple of people from the department brings breakfast for everyone, so as you can imagine, it’s not the healthiest thing at times.  Next week is my turn so I may bring HUGE breakfast burritos and fresh fruit.

 

How does Fitness and Fashion tie in?  Well, because I have gained so much dayum weight I can’t fit into my clothes anymore.  However, since my money is going to my business and everything that comes with that then I really have no room in the budget to buy new clothes.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I have the money… but I really need to focus all my discretionary income on a business that could yield me a way to not work for the man anymore.  In order to maximize my wardrobe I will need to lose the weight.

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I have decided on my “new style.”  I was kinda getting bored with my current look.  Another reason I hadn’t posted too much on the blog.  However, I think that was because I was reading WAY too many fashion blogs and just comparing myself to those girls.  I kept saying, “If only I had more money.” Then I read an article that made me rethink about all the other fashion bloggers.  Honestly, we don’t the financial background of these women.  They could have SUPER high credit card debt, horrible credit, and on the verge of losing everything.  Some of them may have shopping addictions.  Some of them may have a $250,000 a year job.  Therefore, I should stop comparing my style and closet to these ladies because I don’t know ANYTHING about their personal life.  For me, yes I can AFFORD to do that, but at the same time I CANNOT afford to do that.  I really need to have my money grow on the investment of my photography business so I will be buying VERY few pieces.  When I do buy new pieces then I will post them on the blog and let you know. I mean I’m not going to completely deny myself, but if it comes down to do invest in my business or  my closet the business will win pretty much every single time.

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So what IS this style?  I’m going to go for floral pastel rockstar.   I want to look young, fun, approachable, but still have that badass work ethic about myself.   Yes, I still be rocking the moto jackets and heels, but I really want to add more color and flair to my wardrobe.  Since I need to buy new clothes and accessories for my business I will have a lot of cool and fun pieces of jewelry to rock.

Iggy Azalea Fashion, Burberry Jacket,

I’m doing this because I realized something simple yet important while in San Diego that I already knew.  Style is IMPORTANT.  I mean it’s REALLY important.  Especially in the field that I’m in.  While at the retreat one of the other attendees asked the owners if their employees has a dress code.  Because they were all dressed colorful, fresh, and fun looking.  Now the ladies at the studio were rocking shorts, but in a really fun fashionable way.  They looked like the lookbook models off the Forever 21 website.   So the owners stated they did have a dress code because not only are they selling their services they are selling their look too.  Honestly, would you go to a hairstylist that never had her hair done and looked like she got out of bed, or would you go to a person that actually does their hair?  Her hair is her brand AND service.  You have to look like your brand and service.

Since I plan to only have another year left working for corporate America that’s why it’s important that I don’t spend way too much money on corporate clothes.  I live in Texas which means that I live in jeans.  I don’t want to spend way too much money on pants that I won’t be utilizing after a year.

 

Okay, so that’s about it for right now.  Thank you so much for taking the time to read the blog.  Remember that the new schedule is now Monday, Wed, Fridays. I still start to have more OOTDs… and this blog will probably be more OOTD centric.  Also, if you have a blog please list it below in the comments so I can make sure I add you on BlogLovin’.

 

Be sure to LIKE my new boudoir Photography page HERE!

 

Happy Saturday Y’all!

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