A Black Dress and A Fall Journey

There is something about the light in the fall that just makes everything sparkle.  The weather has been so beautiful over the past several days here and yesterday was a nearly perfect day.  Some days start off like ordinary days and when you look back you realize how great the day was and it wasn't even planned!  I'm perfectly certain that it's Providence!

I met Amity Rosa at a party on Saturday night (more Providence).  I had heard about her through a mutual friend and was so happy to meet her in person.  Amity is a makeup artist and her studio, Haven and Beyond, is minutes from my house.  I knew that I was having blog pictures done on Tuesday, so I immediately scheduled a time to have my makeup done for the pictures.  On Saturday, when I met Amity, I knew she was a special person because she gave me the biggest hug ever and I love people who hug!  I was so right...we had the best conversation and I left knowing that I would have her do my makeup again, but also knowing that we would have a friendship that would go beyond makeup!  I learned that I went to high school with Amity's mother (small world) and that we share so many other things in common as well!  I shared about my blog and she shared about her journey as a makeup artist and before I knew it, my makeup was flawlessly done!

Misa Los Angeles black dress

I believe that if we are open to it, the Universe will guide us to exactly the people and situations that are meant for us!  As a result of meeting Amity, I felt really pretty for the pictures and it wasn't all about the makeup...some days are just like that.  My talented (and sweet for putting up with me) photographer, Emily Genzer,  captured images as we went from location to location taking pictures in different outfits!  The black dress that I'm wearing is by Misa Los Angeles from Rebecca & Company in Greensboro, NC, and was one of my favorite outfits, although yesterday I said that about every outfit!  I love the idea of wearing a casual, feminine dress during the day so I decided to pair this one with Miu Miu boots (similar here) that I've had for years...12 to be exact.  This dress is the perfect dress for a warm fall day.  (Click here for the blouse version)

Black Dress from Misa Los Angeles

Another thing that Amity introduced me to yesterday was a stunning new magazine with amazing photography, called The Face Magazine.  I have read it from cover to cover and I'm obsessed with it! 

"The Face is an American fashion and beauty culture magazine based in Charlotte NC and founded in 2015. 

The Face Magazine is dedicated to providing considered insight into the culture of fashion and produces private events throughout the year at releases, galas, fashion weeks, and benefits throughout the South East."

This magazine is a must read for anyone who loves fashion, but also, interiors and beautiful food.  I'm so excited to read the upcoming issue!

Black Misa Los Angeles dress and The Face Magazine
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Detail of Misa Los Angeles dress
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The Face Magazine
Misa Los Angeles black dress

There is something ethereal and very "Stevie Nicks" about this very feminine dress!

I hope you've enjoyed this post and that you will check out The Face Magazine!  I hope that, this fall, you will let go an and find the feeling of freedom that comes with letting the Universe guide you to the next step in your life or just your day!  Let the beautiful days inspire you to play a little bit and to do some of the things that you love to do!  Read a good book, pick some apples, try a new recipe or take a yoga class.  Whatever you do...be present!

Thanks so much for reading!  I wish you all perfect days!

I'm leaving you with a few other favorites from Misa Los Angeles and boots from Miu Miu (yes, they're expensive, but remember that I've had mine for 12 years and have worn them every season)!