Community has taken on various definitions throughout the years just as I have grown during my time at college. One facet that rings true amidst the seasons is the clearest picture that community is a tangible place in which we can freely come as we are to be encouraged as we draw near to collectively seek the cross. Now, in a brief time spread across the US for the summer, community has taken on a refreshing, humbling tone.
Before the end of the semester and departing for the city, I had the privilege of shooting with Catherine Truman of Citrus Co. Photography. Catherine has grown to become a dear friend as she is so eager to collaborate and expand upon her talent! She is detailed and desires to maximize both our time and all that the venue has to offer.
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways and truer answers.”
Initially, this post was to be featured on a Friday, because we were both wearing florals and I have a thing for alliteration. A month later and a few projects in between, this post is finally making its debut, because we have a lot to celebrate. Paige is ENGAGED!
I am so sad to see my time with 31 Bits come to an end this week, but I am not tearing up about the end of the semester (bring on exams)! As you may have noticed, these past few days have been filled with showcasing various ways in which you can incorporate some of my favorite 31 Bits accessories. Still, there is meaning beyond the initial allure to reveal a much heartier story.
I was so fortunate to spend even a fleeting moment with Madding as we prepped these various looks featuring 31 Bits this week. While we were shooting, the sun began to set and if you know Auburn, you know that this city hosts some of the most spectacular sky scenes you will ever have the honor of viewing. The light was vibrant but soft and, by this point, I had begun to let my hair down (quite literally). Nothing was quite in place but we were able to relish in the beauty of coming undone and the ending of a full, glorious day.
It’s time to brighten up these looks with a new pattern! The Dreamer was a no brainer when thinking of what to pair with this tribal influenced dress. It doesn’t take much! How would you wear The Dreamer?
PHOTOS COURTESY of MADDING McFADDEN
In the midst of a very chaotic season and trying to find my footing, there has been renewed joy in opportunities that require intentional preparation and a reminder of what truly is important. Collaborating with Emily of 31 Bits proved an honor as Madding and I sought to capture various pieces to which you all can incorporate into your wardrobe!
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