Okay, is anyone else obsessed with Peaky Blinders? I am so when I recently acquired this Goorin Bros. flatcap, I decided I had to do a peaky-inspired shoot. It’s the men in the show that wear them, so I wore a more masculine outfit than normal. To balance it out a little bit, I opted for a pair of fitted riding pants and a touch of glam with my favorite gold loafers. I paid homage to the flapper makeup look with a more wearable eye using a charcoal liner on just my upper lid, rosy blush on the apples of my cheeks, and a deep wine liquid lipstick.
We played around in the Lowell National Historical Park on a very cold afternoon, checking out a beautiful old train and turn-of-the-century buildings. I was walking around smiling looking at the beautiful architecture and huge factory windows, but that wouldn’t be very tough guy of me to show, would it? 😉 It was a really cool spot, and I’d love to go back when my fingers aren’t freezing off.
Welcome to Sunshine & Daisies’s 2018 reboot! I plan on recommitting to this thing that I started with so much excitement in the summer but have been neglecting since mid-fall.
So with no further ado: I thought I’d start this year with a simple post, so I bundled up and went on a walk through the snow the other day. I don’t know if you guys will feel the same, but winter clothes are often depressing to me. I feel uninspired wearing lots of black, and bulky when I wear enough layers to actually stay warm in Boston. So it was a game changer when my mom gifted me this coat. It’s feminine and cute yet it keeps me warm. I get compliments every time I wear it. I love the huge shawl collar and the watch plaid. It instantly elevates any outfit I wear it with to make the whole look more festive and sophisticated. Best of all, it’s on sale for super cheap right now! So if you want a chic new piece to help you survive the last stretch of winter, get it!
I don’t have anything else to report as of now, but I’ll see you right back here so soon!
A few weeks ago, I realized I didn’t have any beach content on here yet, so I decided to chase the few hours of warmth left and get one last summer shoot in. I wore Jack Rogers sandals, this beautiful maxi dress, and classic makeup, and we drove to Devereux Beach and Castle Rock in Marblehead, MA. It was golden hour which means there’s pretty light but also a rush to get everything you want before the sun goes down. So once we got there, I just about ran into the water. I took my sandals off and held them as I frolicked in the waves. And those waves really came after me! As you can see in a couple of these pictures, the surf and the foam were no joke. I held my dress up, but about a third of it got wet anyway. And the ocean ended up taking one of my flip flops right out of my hand and swept it away! I noticed within a minute and retraced my steps all along the beach, but it was nowhere to be seen. Guess I’ll have to buy new ones next summer.
I discovered in September that I’m a bad apple picker. To start with, we went on a rainy Monday and I wore suede flats. Like, what kind of choice is that? So naturally, they got soaked through within minutes, and I was cold the rest of the day. Next time I’ll wear my bean boots or a pair of rain boots. Lesson learned.
It had been over a decade since I’d been so I was unpracticed at the actual picking part. I can peel apples, cut them, bake them in pies, etc, but I’m apparently bad at the tree-removal portion. I genuinely struggled and laughed my way through the whole experience. Here’s proof:
But I managed to get enough apples to fill the huge bag they’d given us before it started raining again. And I think my first baking shoot will be coming soon 🙂
It was humid, so I wore a breezy dress (on sale right now). I threw on my monogram necklace I got off etsy ages ago and a ring my sweet Nana gave me years ago. Oh, and I wore my fitbit I bought this summer from Nordstrom and wear just about all the time.
These were taken recently in the dreamy sunflower field at Colby Farm. I think I’ve already made it pretty clear I like flowers, so you won’t be surprised that I was thrilled about this excursion. I HAD to go when I learned of this place via my friend Andrea’s snapchat. I instantly messaged her asking where it was and decided to go in the next few days. It did not disappoint. Only a few of these pictures show the real scale of the field, but believe me when I say they go on and on and on.
I bought this dress from Loft specifically with frolicking in mind. I have very fair skin, and have always felt pretty in soft pink. So when I saw this flowy, romantic dress in the store earlier this summer, I was tempted to buy it. But I’m practical with money and couldn’t justify spending so much when I had no reason for the dress. But it was on sale a few weeks later, and I got it. I’m so happy I did.
This ring is beautiful. It’s by Daisy London who I discovered after choosing a name for this blog. Their pieces are incredible, and I want to buy up their whole website. The specific ring I’m wearing is the English Daisy. It makes me happy every time I see it on my hand. I love dainty jewelry nowadays, and the flower is the perfect size on my finger.
And last thing before I shut up, the night before we went, I dyed my hair this light auburn, and I’m living for it. I’ve since gotten a trim and bangs, which you’ll see in a couple days on here or earlier on my insta. I have so much new content coming, and I’m very excited about it! I’ve been doing at least one shoot a week, and it’s making me so happy. Happy happy happy!