My Custom Lightroom Presets!

F&F Lightroom Preset Trio

The First Ever F&F Product!

I’m so excited to FINALLY be sharing this with you! I’ve been working on a project for a little over a year now, & today is the day I get to share it with you. If you are a part of my newsletter community, you have already know about this project for a few days now (sign up here so you won’t be left out next time!), but I’ve created my own custom Lightroom presets! For those of you who don’t know, Lightroom is the software I use to edit my photos on my laptop, but they also have a free mobile app so you can edit your photos straight from your phone. Presets are great because they act as one-click filters that instantly edit & boost your photos.

Over the past year, I’ve been playing around with different editing styles & figuring out what works & what doesn’t. I’ve compiled my 3 favorite presets I’ve created into a trio bundle to share with all of you! They are so easy to use. Once you download them, all it takes is one click & your photo is ready to post! Read below to see the inspiration & magic behind each custom preset in the trio.


Positano Pop!

Positano Pop!

This present was inspired by our romanic, Italian honeymoon. We totally fell in love with the pops of color around every corner. Use this preset to add light, boost the colors of Positano, & give that sun-kissed feel to your photos. This product can be used in your free Lightroom app as well as the desktop version. Bring that Italian flair to the next photo on your Instagram feed. See photos edited with this preset on Instagram: #FFxPositanoPop

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Summer Love

This has been my go-to preset to use this summer. I love the warm pink hue it gives to each image. This preset is bold & saturated, which is totally my style at the moment. It doesn’t affect the exposure, just removes the highlights & shadows to expose the raw colors on display. Add a little bit of summer love to your next photo you post, whether it’s summertime or not. See photos edited with this preset on Instagram: #FFxSummerLove

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Indoor Magic

Indoor Magic is my most recent preset to create & was inspired by my secret garden (aka my beauty room). This preset also gives a bit of a pink hue to a photo while also softening & brightening each photo. I love using this preset on photos I take indoors, but it also works great with outdoor photography. Add a bit of magic to your photos with the Indoor Magic F&F Preset. See photos edited with this preset on Instagram: #FFxIndoorMagic


How To Use These Presets

*Download the free Lightroom app to use these presents on your mobile device*

After purchasing, you will receive an email containing the 3 individual preset files. On an Android phone, simply download the DNG files. On an iPhone, download & save the image (even though there appears to be no image). The next steps are the same whether you have an android or apple phone. Open the Lightroom app & import the DNG file. Now it will show up as an image. Up in the right hand corner, you should see three little dots. Tap that & then click “Create Preset”. Enter the name of the preset, & now it is saved in your app to use on any of your photos!


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My Coat Collection

My Coat Collection

Hello Everyone!

I have always loved coats, & I have always wanted a nice coat collection. You know what started it for me? The Devil Wears Prada. This clip of Andy walking in Manhattan & suddenly appearing in a completely different outfit with another completely stunning coat on, really stuck with me! Meanwhile, when I was living in NYC, I had a big black puffy coat that I wore on the daily, which made me look like I was wearing the same outfit everyday. I knew that someday, I wanted to own a collection with a variety of colors, textures, & silhouettes. Since then, I’ve been slowly adding to my wardrobe, & I am so in love with the pieces I’ve found over the years. I’m still really wanting to add a white, a navy, & a leopard print one to my collection…but that will come in time.

Coats can be expensive. Let me guide you through different price points for every budget to help expand your coat collection this season!

My Coat Collection

Classic Black Coat

You guys, I found this Guess coat at Goodwill for $20! I have found so many amazing things at my local Goodwill, it just takes some digging. Also, I’ve found that after the holidays, around the start of the new year, is the best time to look for coats. I love having this big black wool coat in my collection. It has a wrap around front & gold buttons that are to die for. This piece is a classic, timeless staple, & you probably already have one like it in your closet. But incase you don’t, here are a few of my favorites out there now!

My Coat Collection

Fuzzy Coat

This kind of coat might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s one of my very favorites! It’s a short coat, & looks gorgeous with skirts or dresses. Not only is it beautiful dressed up, but it works wonders with a casual outfit! Throw on your favorites jeans & almost any top, then throw a fuzzy coat like this over top, & your outfit is complete! I recommend this kind of coat to be added to your wardrobe if you are interested in living your coziest life possible. 🙂 Check out all the dreamy options below! Almost all of them are under $50!

My Coat Collection

Pink Coat

I purchased this lovely pink coat last season, & it is just so me. The shade of pink is so wearable & it has just the right amount of structure, making it both formal & casual. I was totally enamored by Julia’s pink coat, that when I saw this one, it was love at first sight. It was instantly added to my coat collection.

Whether you use it as a pop of color, or a neutral to go with everything, a pink coat does wonders for your wardrobe. And pink is totally a festive Christmas color right?!…


My Coat Collection

Cape Coat

This coat is the newest in my collection. I love the fall tones & the subtle plaid thrown into it. What I love most about it though, is the silhouette it creates. It’s sleek & longline & actually has a little padding in the shoulders to add structure. This beauty is quite warm & perfect for wrapping up in like a blanket. (Fun fact: this coat looks JUST like Uncle Drosselmeyer’s cape in our Nutcracker! haha)

My Coat Collection

Trench Coat

The best part about owning a trench coat, is that it can literally be worn all year long! I wore it all over NYC last May (see here), & I also wore it to Thanksgiving last week. It’s so versatile & totally worth the investment this year. I found mine for under $100, so it doesn’t even have to break the bank. This piece is timeless & completes any look with ease. Check out my favorites on the market right now:

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F&F Guide To Fall Accessories

Fall Accessories

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I’m going to keep this intro short so we can get to the good stuff! Today we are talking about the best accessories to have in your wardrobe this season. From shoes to scarves to berets, this post covers it all! Let’s dive right in!

Boots, Loafers, & Ballerinas

Fall Accessories

I feel like this could be a whole post on it’s own! Fun fall shoes are a great way to accessorize an outfit.

I’ve always loved a good pair of ballerinas, & this year, I found the absolute best pair for under $13! They are so easy, & comfortable to wear, making them a lovely choice for an everyday outfit. It doesn’t hurt that I always feel Parisian chic while wearing them.

Loafers just scream fall to me. I love how on trend they are this year & all the different colors & styles available right now. In my collection, I have a classic brown pair, a black studded pair, a pink pair, a nude pair, a metallic silver pair, & a leather khaki colored pair. I’ve been eyeing these cream ones as well as these gorgeous neutral beige ones to round out my collection. They go with everything, & the slightly masculine feel of them just works this time of year.

Boots are always a must, & this season, I’ve finally added a pair of over the knee boots to my wardrobe. Julia, of Gal Meets Glam, has totally inspired me by showing that they can be very feminine & tasteful. Not to mention they really help you stay warm! Other boots in my collection include brown heeled boots, a pair of blue velvet ankle boots, & my duck boots. I have 3 others on my current wishlist: 1 / 2 / 3

Scarves

Fall Accessories

This goes unsaid, because everyone knows that scarves are a great way to accessorize a fall outfit. Whether it’s a small silk scarf, or a big blanket scarf, sometimes it’s not just that you are wearing it, it’s how you are wearing it. I have recently been so inspired by this post explaining 8 Ways To Wear A Scarf. It’s important to have a variety of styles in your collection to mix things up. Try adding different patterns, colors, & textures to your current collection. Also, make sure to take into account what coats you own to be sure your scarves will pair well with them. For example, I have a new check coat this season, so instead of getting all plaid scarves, I made sure to get a couple solid scarves with beautiful bold colors like this one & this one.

I’ve also been totally obsessing over the small Parisian scarves delicately tied around the neck. (last seen here) They have been all over my Instagram, seeing as though I can’t stop wearing them! In my current collection, I own a small one in blue, as well as a neutral cream colored one. See below for all the others currently on my wishlist. *swoon*

Vests

Fall Accessories

Vests are definitely a new love for me. I feel like I’ve just gotten the hang of styling them in a way I’m pleased with. They were always tricky for me, & never looked like I wanted them to while wearing one. For me, I think having the right pieces to go with them has really made the difference. The vest featured above has a small chevron pattern in the quilting, so pairing it with this solid, fall toned dress (which is on sale now btw for only $35!!) was a perfect match. I also have a burgundy vest (seen here) that was just meant to be paired with a navy cable knit sweater. Of course, they can go with other pieces in my wardrobe too, but those are a few of my favorites. (If you’d like to see other ways I style vests this time of year, let me know in the comments below.)

Purses

Fall Accessories

I have been really into crossbody purses as of late, & I have certain things I look for when choosing one to add to my collection. First, I look for color. This season, I’m all about my burgundy, navy, camel, & dark green. Then I look for structure & shape. I love it when I can fit my small camera inside my purse & plenty of lipsticks (what else would I need?…). Typically, I go for a gold chain strap with some sort of fold over top.


Fur

Fall Accessories

I have really gotten into faux furs over the past few years. They just add that instant glam & sophistication to an outfit that I absolutely live for. You can find them in so many colors making them work well with any outfit & any color coat in your collection. My navy fur scarf is definitely my most worn, but I just added this red number to my wardrobe which I can’t wait to wear with my check coat! The best thing about them is that they actually provide warmth as well! Check out all of the others I’m lusting over below!

Berets

Fall Accessories

Ah, a beret…my most Parisian accessory. There are so many gorgeous berets available right now, & it’s hard to stop adding them to my collection. I know own a camel colored one & a burgundy one, & they just do wonders for an outfit. They even work when you’re having a bad hair day! Just throw one on, & you instantly look put together & complete. These are a definite must in my fall wardrobe.

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What are your favorite accessories this time of year? Planning on adding any of these to your wardrobe soon? xx

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Styling A Cream Sweater

Styling A Cream Sweater

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I’ve been taking inventory on my wardrobe recently, & in doing so, I’ve discovered a few things about myself. First off, I love statement pieces. Patterns, details, & varying silhouettes clearly speak to me. Secondly, I’m very proud of the new colors I’ve added to my wardrobe over the past 6 months like green, yellow, & red. Lastly, I own so many cream sweaters. Honestly, I’m not even saying that’s a bad thing. A cream sweater is a great fall/winter staple in my wardrobe.

I want to share with you a few of my favorite cream sweaters in my collection & ways I love to style them.

Styling A Cream Sweater

To go to the pumpkin patch, I chose an old favorite from last season (similar here). I simply combined it with a good old pair of trusty Madewell jeans & a classic fall boot. To spice it up a little bit, I added a simple scarf tied around my neck (one of my favorite things to do these days) & statement crossbody I just got for my birthday.

This simple outfit (the cream sweater & blue jeans) can be easily transformed into a completely new look. Maybe I want to add a vest, or I could switch out the ankle boots for a pair of my favorite over the knee boots. Or I could dress it up a little bit with my blue velvet booties, my new camel coat (last seen here), & a faux fur scarf. The possibilities are endless, even without changing the very core of this outfit.

Styling A Cream Sweater

Styling A Cream Sweater

Another way I love to wear a cream sweater is to pair with LITERALLY any skirt. Honestly, find me a skirt a cream sweater doesn’t go with…there isn’t one. Below are some outfits I adore:

Featured Outfits

A cream sweater with a metallic pleated midi skirt, my leopard heels, & my beloved trench coat.

This cream sweater with a leather mini skirt, a long silk scarf, & my leather loafer mules. (see the look here)

A cream sweater with a patterned, floral mini skirt, my favorite ballerinas (on major sale btw), with a solid colored structured bag.

This cream sweater with a velvet midi skirt, a patterned/check coat, & pair of my favorite heels.

A cream sweater with a tweed mini skirt, a blazer, & a pair of pointed toe flats.

These are just a few ways to pair a cream sweater with a skirt & be ready for any occasion. Needless to say, this staple is crucial to my wardrobe, & yours too! I recommend starting a collection of nice, “statement” cream sweaters to help put together your fall/winter wardrobe. I recently purchased this one, which I can’t wait to wear during the holiday season. The detailed sleeves on this one help dress up an outfit, giving it a little more edge. It’s important to have both a patterned/cable sweater as well as a clean, simplistic option as well. Give yourself options to feel good about when choosing your outfit each day.

Styling A Cream Sweater

I think the thing I love most about cream sweaters is that no matter your “brand” or style or color palette, a cream sweater seamlessly fits into any clothing collection.

What is your favorite way to wear a cream sweater?

Which styled outfit featured above do you like best?

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Jord Watch

Jord Watch

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Sometimes, a beautiful watch is just the accessory you need to complete your fall look. They are the perfect juxtaposition of function & fashion, helping us look professional & put together while adding that extra, elemental detail that looks amazing in photos. This time of year, when all I want to wear are knit sweaters, camel coats, & roll necks, I find that a chunkier watch fits right in & really helps a look come together.

In the spirit of Christmas that is quickly approaching, I’m happy to announce that I have partnered with Jord Watches as a part of their Holiday Campaign. I’ve always loved the look of a wood watch, & the craftsmanship & care put into these beautiful products is unmatched. (*Read through the end for an exclusive holiday discount!*) My watch is a gorgeous zebrawood with a bold navy face. Navy is one of my very favorite colors to wear year-round, so when I saw this one, I knew I needed it in my collection. The coolest part about Jord Watches is that they are actually made of real, hand-finished wood! I’m in awe of the quality of this product, & even though is it wood, it’s splash-proof! (phew! Although…better not submerge it in water.)

Jord wooden watch in a box

The watch itself is great, but another selling factor is the packaging! Every watch comes in it’s own wooden box that acts as a humidity control home for your wooden watch. The bottom has a drawer with vents & is equipped with humidity packs to ensure optimal humidity when storing your watch. The top secures by a very satisfying magnetic pull, & looks perfect displayed on a bedside table or vanity.

Leaves falling on Jord Watch in wooden box

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Eating a blueberry donut in my Jord Watch

Outfit Details

Sweater (in yellow) / Coat / Jeans / Ballerinas / Watch / Crossbody
Sitting on a bench wearing my Jord Watch

A nice, hand-crafted wood watch makes the perfect holiday gift for someone special in your life. I know my boyfriend already has his sights set on the Hyde Series watch in walnut & black, which will probably be making it into his stocking this year (hopefully he isn’t reading this!). For women, I would suggest the Frankie Series (like my watch), or the brand new slimmer band Cassia Series. The walnut & vintage rose has my name written all over it!

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What is your favorite way to style a watch?


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Fall Makeup

Fall Makeup

Hello Everyone!

I’ve been dying to share some of my fall makeup favorites with you guys!  These faves include a few lipsticks, eye products, & a new blush that I have been absolutely living in recently. It’s so fun to change up your makeup looks when the seasons change. This fall, I’m loving berry tones & deep red lips with jewel tone eyes & glistening cheeks. These products are just heavenly…let’s dive in!

Fall Makeup

Fall Makeup

I would have to say that this blush/lipstick combo is my perfect quintessential fall look. This Mary Kay lipstick in the shade Midnight Red has been my most worn lipstick over the past few weeks, & with good reason. First off, the color is just gorgeous. It’s the perfect matte bold lip. They advertise this as a semi-matte lip, but I find that it’s quite matte, just a comfortable matte. This product is effortless to wear, & I love that the formula does not dry out my lips! Thank you!

Now, when I first saw this blush, I couldn’t stop gasping! It’s in the shade Golden Copper, & if that doesn’t already scream fall…I don’t know what does! This product has amazing pigmentation & color pay-off, & blends like a dream. It’s so nice to have a blush that you know when you put it on in the morning, that it’s going to last the entire day.*

Fall Makeup

Fall Makeup

I purchased this lipstick a few years ago while dancing on tour, & every year around this time, I get so exciting to bring it back out. This dreamy, berry toned lip is none other than the Too Faced Melted Fig. I have nothing bad to say about this product. I love the application, the wear, the feel, & I get compliments on it every single time I wear it! It really has a way of effortlessly completing a look.

This bold matte lip is slightly brighter than the Mary Kay product mentioned above. I believe this Maybelline lipstick in the shade Divine Wine goes best with blue eyes. Whenever I wear this product, I feel like it truly makes my features pop. If you’re a fellow blue-eyed girl, this lipstick is one you need in your collection, & for under $6…you really can’t beat it!

 

Some other honorable mentions include my all time favorite copper eyeliner that actually stays in my waterline, my navy eyeliner to define my eyes (though softer than black), & my favorite fall Marc Jacobs lipstick in Headliner. I also love adding a little bit of a glow to my skin to freshen up my face on chiller days with the bronze shade in this glow kit. All I need is a very light dusting to top off your bronzer, & I’m radiant, & ready for the day.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. If so, let me know in the comments below!

What are your favorite fall makeup products? Have you tried any of mine? xx

*These products were given to me by Mary Kay, but the thoughts & reviews are my own. To purchase these products, or find out more about Mary Kay, head over to my friend, Sabrina’s, page. Click here!

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