Yay! It's finally here. The thing I've been hyping up the past month and a half, the way to share a little slice of my life with you all here on my blog. Right after my birthday in mid June I had this idea come to me randomly at dinner one night with Cody, what if we took a 35mm photo a day. We are beginners in film, we know little to nothing about it except for the fact that we like the idea of it. How fun it would be to practice 35mm photography over the next year, document our everyday lives & the little moments that happen daily. I wanted it to be a fun way to watch us grow in comfort behind and infront of the camera, test our creativity but also give my readers a little diary to read on the blog.  

I've never seen someone do this before, not saying I'm the only person ever to do it, but I think it will be a fun adventure to embark with y'all as well as providing a glimpse into my life. I also want to note I am not holding myself to the promise that I will get a picture a day, sometimes life happens and I might forget my camera behind, I'll do my best though. 

Let's get to my 35mm journal. Here's July 2019 in 35mm.

7.1.19: The beginning of the monthly film adventure at my favorite place, Hattie B's. We eat there every Monday, it's our one tradition.
Reformation Dress (old)
7.2.19: Bae and Nashville.
7.3.19: Shooting our content for my 4th of July post. Truthfully I think this picture turned out better than the DSLR photos did.
LPA top || Reformation Overalls || Lack of Color Hat
7.4.19: Forth of July @ Five Guys. America. Also mid blink, not my best photo.
LPA top (on sale) || LPA pants (also on sale)
7.5.19: Yes, I wore the same outfit 2 days in a row. Embarrassing that it's only 5 days into this and I've already been exposed for that.
LPA top (sale) || LPA bottoms (sale) || Chloe C Bag
7.6.19: Got a little drunk for Anna Grace's Birthday on the Hell on Wheels Nashville party bus.
7.7.19 Hungover but got ready, must document that small victory.
7.8.19: My exactly thoughts were "wonder how a mirror selfie will look on 35mm?"
Free People Set 
7.9.19: Miller the perfect angel of a Yorkie being a model. 
7.10.19: Sorry we didn't shoot a photo on the 10th, we were traveling! Thank goodness we didn't use one precious shot though because Cody ended up buying the wrong kind of film for our camera (like not even close) so we only had about 17 shots left on this role for Bermuda because Bermuda has 0 film or disposables ANYWHERE. Tea.
7.11.19: Made it to BERMUDA! Check out the infinity pool at the Hamilton Princess, GOALS!
7.12.19: Tobacco Bay is the prettiest place I've ever seen.
Dress: Retrofete 
7.13.19: Horseshoe Bend had the softest sand I've ever laid my toes on.
7.14.19: this would've turned out a lot cooler had we wiped off the lends in the humidity. We didn't. The reality of shooting 35mm a day, sometimes they don't turn out.
7.15.19: While we were gone, Mama got a brand new dress in from & Other Stories. Recently I started working with them for a little credit a month, which is TRULY an honor if you know me. I spend too much on & Other Stories.
& Other Stories Dress (on sale!)
7.16.19: Truthfully was having a bad day of shooting, like we probably took 500 shots to get one shot for the Mumu campaign I was shooting, I was NOT feeling myself so I told Cody, "just take a picture of my effin' boots." And he did.
Ganni Boots
7.17.19: Shot the final outfit for my Mumu campaign. How cute is the sidewalk in East Nashville?
7.18.19: Went to Cody's work party and we got Five Guys after because it was really late. I honestly don't eat Five Guys often, it just so happens that I have twice this month. Now I'm embarrassed. I digress. Also learned that my viewfinder is clearly above the lens so that's why my shot didn't turn out like I thought it would. It's a learning experience.
Shrimps Bag
7.19.19: Me at my girl Jenna's Bachelorette Party via disposable.
7.20.19: Brad Paisley Concert in Indy!
7.21.19: Just what the world needed, more proof that I am not good at film photos.
7.22.19: I want this plant. Someone make this happen for me.
7.23.19: Cleaning. Once again. Off centered.
7.24.19: The day mercury retrograde fucked with me the most. I got a flat tire and left my film camera in my car while I was getting my new tire (yes new tire because the flat wasn't fixable) while I was at dinner with my girls. Sad because I wanted a pic of Hannah and Liz eating their breadsticks. Oh well. Life happens.
7.25.19: Shot this And Other Stories dress (again with the dress, I am sorry.) Our memory card broke. Mercury Retrograde.
& Other Stories Dress || By Far Sandals || Shrimps Bag
7.26.19: Went to another plant store to help myself cope with the sadness of Mercury Retrograde. I love Hewitt Garden Center.
7.27.19: Caitlin is in town! We went out and she met my gal pals. It was *lit*
7.28.19: Hungover. Bathed Miller.
7.29.19: Caitlin's last full day spent downtown with tacos.
Loewe Shirt || Zara Pants || Chloe C Bag || Lack of Color Hat
7.30.19: Okay we get it Sarah, you like this outfit. Aka me trying to use up the rest of the film so I could get it developed as soon as I snapped tomorrows pic.
7.31.19: My pampas grass (that's very aggressive I know) finally arrived so I wanted to snap a quick picture of it. Gorgeous. Love my home.

So that's that. This was so fun! Hope you guys will continue to read these posts every month and watch as we grow in our trial and error with film. We used my Minolta Hi-Matic for these photos (next month ill be testing out my newest camera that's a manual) and we used Lomography film. Next month is all Portra 400.

Hi! Hello! It's me again. Can you believe it, two posts in one week?! I'm getting wild up in here. 

Today I am going to spill the tea on the Reformation Sale that just started today. Tea? Yes, tea. I've shopped many Reformation sales, many sample sales, so I feel like I've got a great understanding of how this works. Here are the things no one tells you about the Reformation Sale and my sale picks to help you navigate the sale this season. Enjoy!

1. Sales continuously go down.

That means if there is something that you have to have, purchase it now. If you are feeling lucky and ready to gamble, maybe wait a week or two when the prices go from about 25% off to 40-50%. They drop to unbelievable prices towards the end of the sale to clear the inventory.

2. It's more than last seasons.

You might get lucky and find a piece that you wanted from a few seasons ago during the sale time. Every sale there's always a particular print or dress shape I've got my eyes peeled for, sometimes I'm super lucky and it's one I've been searching for multiple seasons!

3. It's the perfect time to pick up perfect denim, but sizes sell out fast.

Their denim is hyped up for a reason. Go with your true denim size. Everyone is different sizes everywhere, for example I'm 27/28. However when dealing with Reformation I always, always, always go with the 28.



4. It is final sale.

Is this a new thing? Wanted to do a video with my Reformation sale picks thinking I could return the stuff that didn't end up being 100%, but then I realized the final sale underneath the price and was not trying to gamble on pieces that I wasn't 100% sure about.

5. There's a lot of stuff.

Take your time to navigate it all. It's overwhelming. It's like an online sample sale.

6. Reformation pieces are timeless.

I wear them season after season, so if you're worried something you might buy this sale won't be in style next year, it probably will. Reformation doesn't gamble too much on being trendy since it's a sustainable brand, they want to put out stuff that can be worn multiple times and through the years.


Dress: Zara || Hat: Lack of Color

To say I am having a withdraw from the beautiful, clear water beaches of Bermuda would be an understatement. Last year I remember following along on stories when Revolve went to Bermuda for their annual Revolve Summer trip and just being transfixed by the fact that such a beautiful place existed so close to the East Coast. The thought that a clear water paradise was only a 2 hour flight from Atlanta (and only 1.5 hours from Manhattan) blew my mind and I knew someday I had to go.

Thankfully that someday came sooner than I could've ever expected.

This past month I had the pleasure of staying at The Hamilton Princess in Bermuda for a quick long weekend trip. It was everything I dreamed of AND MORE. Honestly this blog post isn't going to do the experience justice, it was that great. I hope to return someday soon. Thank you so much Hamilton Princess for hosting me during my stay!

Dress: Majorelle || Bag: Jacquemus 

The Hotel 

We stayed at the Hamilton Princess located "downtown" Hamilton in Bermuda. It's this beautiful pink palace, it's hard to miss. When Cody was asking where we were staying a few days before the trip because he was researching the hotels trying to guess where we'd be staying and when I told him his response was, "that's the place everyone was recommending to stay in Bermuda." It's iconic. It's located in the center of Bermuda, super close to shopping, restaurants and right on a Bay dock.

One thing that is really important to note is this is not a hotel right on the beach. Yes, you're right on the water but the Beach Club (that every and ONLY Hamilton Princess guests has access to) is a 20 minute bus ride away.

Swimsuit: LPA || Sunglasses: Raen || Friendship Bracelets: Amazon || Shell Bracelets: Amazon

The Amenities 

My favorite part about staying at the Hamilton Princess was the access to their amazing pools. On the property they have 2 pools, one is an infinity pool and the other is an adult only pool. Both have staff working on site incase you want to buy a drink or even enjoy a burger by the pool. I'm such a pool gal, so it was important to me to be able to have one day to relax by the pool and just read my book. Lucky me, I got to do this pretty much every day we were there.

When I asked Cody what his favorite part about the Hamilton Princess, he said he loved the art that they had displayed throughout the property. Cody is a "hype-beast" and loves streetwear just as much as the next guy. All weekend long he was freaking out over the giant Kaws.

As I continue to write this I continuously want to label other things as my "favorite thing." I literally can't stop beaming when I am writing about my experience because I truly loved every second of our trip. The Hamilton Princess set us up in the the Fairmont Gold wing, specifically our room was a Fairmont Gold Harbor View room, and if you end up booking a trip here, I recommend booking a Fairmont Gold room because of all the perks. They offer a lovely breakfast every morning in the Lounge, along with a complimentary afternoon tea and desserts. The best part... canned Diet Coke at my disposal. A dream. Nothing like being in a different country and always knowing you had a nice Diet Coke waiting for you.

Now let's talk about the Hamilton Princess Beach Club. I was not aware when we were planning our adventures that the Beach Club not only had this private little beach club that I saw on Instagram but actually had an entirely private beach too. One side where the beach restaurant and restrooms are is a little more kid friendly with a small ripple tide coming in, the other side was the full beach experience and still had access to a bar. It was amazing. Amazing! The first day there we spent our time at the actual beach club side where we enjoyed a lunch (avocado toast, I was a happy girl.) The next day we spent the day at their private beach on the other side. Truly an amazing experience. And the sand... So. Freaking. Soft. The ocean was CLEAR. My first time ever seeing clear ocean water. I need to go back.

Dress: Revolve || Necklace: Forever 21 || Bag: Chloe

The Restaurant

On our last night we got to check out what the hotel's restaurant Marcus had to offer. I finally got to try a rum swizzle. Delicious. It was on my bucket list for Bermuda to try one out so I am so happy I finally got to check that off. To say we indulged ourselves on our last night would be an understatement because we ate everything on our plates. My favorite thing from the menu was the jalapeƱo cornbread, it was this delicious cornbread with a little kick from the jalapeƱos, topped with pepper jelly and goat cheese. If you guys don't know this about me, I love goat cheese. Obsessively. It's my favorite kind of cheese. And definitely don't skip out on the dessert. So delicious, the cheesecake won't disappoint.

Dress: Retrofete || Top: & Other Stories || Shorts: & Other Stories || Bag: Loewe

What Else We Did

The highlight of my trip was renting a Current Vehicles from this little shack in the parking lot of the Hamilton Princess. Cody and I are both tall humans so it was a tight squeeze, but it was so worth it. We rented one of the electric car called a Twizy, technically it's an electric car but it reminded me of a scooter with more protection. It was so much fun. Worth the $100 for the 24 hours we had it. When you rent the car they have you download this app that is like a google maps that shows all the charging stations and gives you directions without using data (whoever thought of this is a genius.) It reminded me of a teamwork building exercise because Cody really had to listen to me giving directions and I had to make sure I was giving him the right directions.

We first took the Twizy to St. George's, which was about a 30 minute drive away and we walked around to explore while we charged up the Twizy. St. George's was so different than Hamilton so I loved getting to see that part of Bermuda. From there we went to Tobacco Bay to shoot at sunset, where we got the most amazing shots ever. It's probably my favorite shoot Cody and I have done together yet. While the restaurant is closed by the time sunset rolled around, there were barely anyone to get in our shots so we had complete freedom to do whatever we wanted.

I honestly can't say enough good things about renting that little electric car. It was so nice seeing Bermuda from something that wasn't a cab or the Jitney, since I was the one giving directions while Cody was driving I really had to focus on the surroundings and it made me really take in all of Bermuda's beauty.

Swimsuit: LPA || Shirt: Chloe || Hat: Brixton || Bucket Hat: Mango

We also made time to stop by Horseshoe Bay Beach on Saturday before heading to the Princess Beach Club, it was pretty but overall we liked the private beach at the Beach Club more. More intimate and less busy!

We had the best time ever at the Hamilton Princess in Bermuda and actually cannot wait to go back someday. I really hope you enjoyed reading about our trip! If you are interesting in learning more about the Hamilton Princess, I'll link it here! Thank you so much for hosting us during our stay.

**This blog post is not sponsored, I did however receive a comped hotel room in exchange for coverage on my accounts. All opinions are my own!**


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