Wow, last week was insane. In between starting a new job as the editorial director of Makeup.com and winding down a few freelance projects, I didn't have much time to do anything that wasn't work related. Despite an intense week, it felt really good to have a full schedule (call me crazy, but I like a little stress) and I'm really excited for all the new things I have on my plate. Having been a beauty blogger and writer for almost a decade, it was a really rewarding move for me to parlay all that experience into running a major beauty website. This is what I wore my first day in the office. I rarely say no to a pencil skirt or a nice silk blouse--the cornerstone of my professional wardrobe--and love how both of these pieces have a slight whimsical feel to them. I hope it also reflects my approach to work as well--business mixed with a little fun.
Speaking of fun, I did manage to take an afternoon off last week to shoot my engagement pics around the city. I hadn't actually planned on getting pictures taken, but when my photography-crush Christian Oth (whose studio I retained to shoot my wedding later this year) approached me about collaborating on a new project he's launching with Merci New York, I obviously could not say no. In fact, I'm pretty sure I jumped up and down and said "me! me! me!" Just take a look at his photography and you wil understand why. So last Thursday with a huge crew in tow, we hit up a few of my favorite spots in the city on a perfectly sunny afternoon. I'm looking forward to sharing the results in a few weeks, but in the meantime, here's a little peek behind the scenes that my fiancé captured during a rare moment when he got to be behind the (iPhone) camera.