Friday favorite

 
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Happy Friday, friends!  I used to often blog about "things I was loving each week" but I've decided it would be fun to start a Friday favorite segment instead.  I recently started using this countermatch moisture lotion.  It feels lightweight yet luxurious at the same time.  My skin feels so silky smooth after putting it on.  Definitely worth the splurge if you are a beautybounter fan!!

Beautycounter adaptive moisture lotion

 

Stuck in a (hair) rut

 

Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a rut?  A HAIR rut?  I feel like this has been true for me and MANY women and it's a hard one to get out of.  Sometimes I think the hardest thing to change is our hair.  It's our security blanket.  It generally stays the same.  Sometimes, for years.  It's so scary to look in the mirror and see it a different color or shorter than you've ever gone before.  I get it. 

I was one of those people for a long time and only ever wore my hair down.  I hated it up for some reason, but now I am trying to embrace it.  Sometimes I feel more "exposed" when I pull it back.  Is that weird?  Is it totally normal?  I don't know.  All I know is it needs to happen.  I am trying to be more confident in my choices and even though I feel strange with my hair back, I think it looks chic and makes a statement, whether it's pulled back neatly or messily... I like it all.

What is that one thing you're afraid to try?  A different color?  A certain cut you've always dreamed of but were too afraid to go for?  Try baby steps if you're nervous.  Honestly, try parting it on the side if you're a straight and narrow girl.  Add some slight curls.  Or if you always curl it, try pulling it back for a simple, chic look.  Sometimes the hardest thing is just getting out of our heads and stepping OUT of our hair rut...don't you think?

Photos:  Tiffany Redmon Photography

 

Inspiration

 
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I've always loved Audrey Hepburn.  I love old movies.  I love the fashion of past generations.  I love the music.  The dancing.  There's just something classically timeless about it all. 

Audrey was such a style icon with her red lip, black pants, her classic and chic style.  I always come back to the notion that less is more and effortlessly sophisticated, and I feel like I can pinpoint that back to the old movies I watched growing up. 

"What if I fall?  Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?"  -Erin Hanson

 

The bridge

 

We went back to one of my all time FAVORITE locations this morning for this boho inspired shoot!  I love this bridge so much, and the morning light here is just magical. 

I recently discovered this dress online and knew I had to have it!  It's from Floryday.com and I just adore it!  It's loose and comfortable and definitely has the boho vibe for fall.  Thank you all so much for following along with me this week.  It's been a rough one, but taking pictures and continuing to work my behind off on this blog definitely helps put a bounce back in my step! 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! 

Boho dress

Studded boots

Ear jackets

As always, a huge thank you to Tiffany Redmon Photography.  We both have such a strong passion for what we do, and I love combining our interests to create something special!

 

Double trouble

 

We had so much fun this past weekend celebrating BOTH of our birthdays with this photo shoot!  My original location idea for this session didn't work out, so we made due with where we were.  Leave it to Tiffany Redmon to pull it off.  

Thank you all for following along with Honestly West.  Good stuff to come...so stay tuned!  Happy Wednesday! 

Pink converse

Similar black/pink converse

Leather leggings

Black blazer

Lipsense lipstick in 'blu-red'

Tiffany Redmon photography

 

Floral dresses

 
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Every year once the fall season hits, it inevitably comes with some cooler, cloudy days.  These are usually the times I find myself going for floral dresses to perk myself up and try to beat the gloomy day blues.  I always come back to this floral dress I picked up last year.  I've linked a few of my current favorite dresses that I think are perfect for cooler fall or winter days. 

Finish them off with cool sneakers, heels or ankle boots.  They all work!

Free people floral print dress

Love this floral shift dress

If you're in the mood for a BOLD dress, this yellow one is so cool!  Great for fall!

Photo:  Tiffany Redmon Photography

 

THE boots for fall

 
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Ditch your riding boots ladies,  these are THE boots to get this year for the fall season!  Every time patent leather comes back around I swoon.  I LOVE patent leather.  It just seems prettier and a little more dressy and fun than a regular leather boot.  These low heels finish it off perfectly!  I rarely wear heels these days, but the kitten heel, I CAN do!  I'm currently saving up for these beautiful boots.  Topshop has done it again.  I'd have to say it is my current favorite brand!  So many good pieces...definitely my go-to!

'Abba' pointed boots