To the other woman who has had to throw her ex’s clothes in a dumpster. //

   Photo credit: Chachie McDonald // About two years ago this time, I was re-entering an apartment that I once shared with someone I thought I'd be sharing a home with forever. I didn't expect to find so many traces of him, as he had agreed to clear out all of his belongings before leaving [...]

This time 3 years ago // Part 1: Fitting

(These photos are from a boudoir shoot I did over 3 years ago as a wedding gift.) This time just 3 years ago, I was still preparing for my wedding day. The thing is, though, it was never really about a wedding, or just one day. It's all of the details that stick like hot [...]

Enough of the “American Dream” //

At 25 years old, I spent my New Year's Eve de-cluttering my home, donating bags and bags of clothing and other items, and watching a documentary on minimalism. It wasn't a wild night out at a club, but it was exactly what I needed. It was enough. Coming into the new year, I was thinking [...]

Home of Vulnerability //

I recently reread "Eat, Pray, Love" for the third time after going through a wildly intense and unexpected season of pain, transition, healing and growth in my life. The process of shedding an old layer and stepping into our new skin, while beautiful, can be excruciating and uncomfortable. My desire is to step out of [...]

If The Shoe Fits…

My husband and I have our weekly date night each Thursday. Last week, I was so excited to get dressed up and go out on the town in my brand new high heels. We've all heard the expression, "If the shoe fits, where it." However, any woman who has ever worn high heels knows that [...]