In the Sun and Salty Air


Yesterday, one of my best friends, Jess, and I went for a spontaneous trip down to the shore to get some pictures in the sunset. (We've been friends since the 5th grade!) We made it just in time before the sun officially disappeared (unfortunately the sun sets on the wrong side of the beach and disappears behind all the beach houses rather than the ocean). :(

My new 135mm lenses came in the mail today about an hour before I left for my trip. UPS sure has great timing, no? I'm absolutely in love with them and I can't get over how great the pictures from yesterday turned out. Sorry for the picture heavy post but I couldn't help myself!


(chambray shirt dress h&m, belt h&m, skirt urban outfitters, moccasins minnetonka)

i'm pretty sure the picture above just screams "I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN" hahaha


So being at home, seeing high school friends, and experiencing lovely weather is putting me in a good mood. Hopefully it'll last for the rest of the semester and I won't die of stress. Hopefully I'll also stop procrastinating as much and manage my time better so I can update this blog more! Keeping my fingers crossed.


(In the above picture I was running for my dear life since some waves were about to crash on either side of me and soak me to the bone)

And as for my surprise shopping trip, my friend didn't mind at all and he was quite a good critic when it came to searching for dresses. I came home empty handed (that's a lie, I bought some suspenders) but hopefully I'll find a dress with my mom today. I need one by next weekend for a Club Convention; there's a formal dance and I can't wait! :)

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  1. jen these photos are really great!!! and that one of you running from the wave has me laughing so hard.

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  2. that skirt is so cute!!!! :)

    I love your pictures!

    Have a nice weekend!

    xoxo
    Olivia ;)

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  3. You look utterly wonderful!
    I really need to go bared leg!!
    Still too cold here!!
    Nice photoshoot!! Nice!
    Big kiss from Spain.

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  4. Love your pictures!!!! Simply beautiful and cute outfit too (:

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  5. you're so cute! love your running picture. gorgeous photos. =)

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  6. I love the skirt. What is it made of? It looks a bit like silk...

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  7. I love that first picture where you're out looking at the rocks, so pretty! Your hair is all fwoosh and you're all dramatically looking away at the horizon. :D Such lovelyness!

    && UPS does have great timing.. I remember my camera came three hours before we were to leave for one of our trips!

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  8. You are beautiful, it looks like a wonderful time and the pictures are perfect.

    xo Jenny

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  9. These pictures are all soooooo darling!
    You look so happy and free. I love it.

    These pictures really are stunning, must be that 135 mm lens eh??
    haha :).

    I loveeee your skirt and it looks fabulous with your top. Cute shoes too :)

    Love always,
    maggie:)

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  10. what a fun trip, jen! spontaneous trips are the best:) i love the pic of u running away from the wave lol! too cute! great outfit, as always:) have a great weekend!

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  11. The photos look amazing!
    I only wish we had a nice beach here too! :(

    Have a great weekend!!
    -Y.

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  12. I love the second and last picture of you. You look absolutely stunning, Jen. Hope you have a good weekend :)

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  13. Such a cute outfit. I always roll my sleeves up when I wear those kind of shirts. :)

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  14. I love your shoes and these photos are wonderful.

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  15. Gah, Jen, I'm not even exaggerating, these shots are AMAZING! You look gorgeous and the look is classic. <3
    I hope you do get to update your blog more often because I love reading it. :)

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  16. oh jen,i really love these picture,you look so cute and everything is great on you..

    wow!!

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  17. these photos are lovely! i wish i lived where you do - it's beautiful!!

    xo tiffany

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  18. absolutely darling photos!!! im sure glad you're having fun! :D you look so adorable in your outfit, dear!! :D i wish we had some dock where i can take sunset pictures too! :D

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  19. JEN! these photos are amazing! the quality of the lens isn't too shabby hehe :) love your preppy outfit! the last photo is my favorite :D you are gorgeous <3

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  20. Wow, I don't mind seeing all your pictures, because they're all gorgeous! I'm sure this camera do her job perfectly, but we can't deny that the model also helped a lot!
    The weather and the beach matched with your mood and outfit (too pretty by the way)

    o.~

    And dear, how sweet you and your old friend... I love meeting old friends, and this year I've been finding a lot of them (thank God!)
    It's so good to share news and get a lot of hugs, specially from those who really grew up!

    :o)

    Have a nice weekend Jen! Wish you a sky full of candy cotton and a storm of candies :)

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  21. What gorgeous photos, love the ones of you standing on the rocks, perfect outfit for a breezy beach visit- especially those shoes.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  22. beautiful pictures girl! love your skirt too!
    xx

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  23. these photos are amazing jen!
    i think this is my fave photo shoot you've had, by far. i just love the sunlight..and the beach with your classic outfit..relish your break..and take back great memories when you get back to school...

    have a great weekend!
    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  24. I was looking for Handbags and was wondering if Charlotte Russe is the best designer for Handbags?

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  25. hehe i love that one of you running!

    these are gorgeous photos! i love beach photos they are always so much fun!

    ughh i so am on board with needing to stop procrastinating. such a bad habit! good luck to us both!

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  26. those are such beautiful photos! love them!

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  27. JEN! can i just say that you're gorgeous? :)
    these pictures are amaaazing. lovelovelove them! makes me want summer so muuuuch.

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  28. love it, so perfect

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  29. You and Jess are lovely! I adore your outfit, that chambray shirt and skirt make a wonderful combo! I also adore the beach setting, it looks so perfect! Haha that picture where you're running away from the ocean is cute! Your facial expression is too perfect! There's nothing like reuniting with high school friends to relieve the stresses of life :)

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  30. jen you are so beautiful! the first picture is my favorite, and is definitely getting me so excited for summer time/ beach time.

    favorite post sooo far!!

    love,
    freshbrownies

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  31. all your pics are breath taking! And well, your outfit doesn't stay too far behind (if that is even correct). I really like this look, might gonna try it soon.

    Happy weekend :)

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  32. I loveeeeeeeeeee the preppy look!! And your photos are amazing :P

    S.

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  33. Jen, these are lovely photos and you're so tall but I'm sick of the shoes! I know, I wear my own (handmade-from-a-boy scout-kit) to death but I want to see you wearing some other cute shoes, please!

    Enjoy this weather. I hope it's here to stay.

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  34. hate you! you always have such gorgeous photography!!! love the button down top! the waves look absolutely magnificent.

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  35. Wow, these photos are beautiful! You look so good - love the skirt!

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  36. Jenn! These photos are phenomenal. What kind of camera did you say this was? seriously. i'm speechless.

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  37. lovely shots Jen. you look beautiful in all of them. seems like you had a great time. gorgeous outfit too. very classic, but chic!

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  38. Your pics look like so much fun! I love your outfit and the one picture where you run from the waves! Ups is really surprising me always too. just right on time, yes they are.
    xxx kizz xxx

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  39. it's so good to see these spring clean fresh look from you jen !
    the ocean view is just beautiful !
    your photos make me cannot wait for spring :D
    ANDDD YEESSHHH.. good weather puts me into good mood too :D

    and dont die of stress !
    cus i'll miss ur blog posts :(

    thanks much for the comments dear !
    visit - follow - comment me back at..
    glisters and blisters

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  40. i don't mind the heavy pictures post either! :D

    definitely one of my favorite looks on you EVER. you look sooooo beautiful! and i'm totally loving your background!

    p.s. yes, please blog more and don't die of stress!

    <3

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  41. I can't believe I didn't do this before, but I'm linking to your blog! I hope it's ok! :)

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  42. these are adorable! favorite outfit by far!
    j.

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  43. Fabulous images Jen... and I love what you're wearing. You are so chic in this ensemble. xoxo

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  44. Ooh, nice legs ;)

    Very smart chic :D LOVE IT!
    And you look cuuuute as always :)

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  45. Ooh, nice legs ;)

    Very smart chic :D LOVE IT!
    And you look cuuuute as always :)

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  46. Luv ur pics hun!!! U look gorgeous here!! xx

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  47. Beautiful! I love the colour of the sky in these shots. Your button down shirt looks adorable with that skirt too.

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  48. love your moccasins! i must buy myself a pair!!

    xx

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  49. Amazing pictures!! And love your outfit ;)

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  50. Such pretty photos Jen!
    Cheers for all the comments and support x
    Camilla

    INTOTHEFOLDFASHION.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  51. Jen, these photos are amazing! I really love how the last one turned out!

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  52. Brilliant pictures by the water, I absolutely love the shoes you're wearing!

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  53. wow! so much fun girl. i love the second photo. real fab. and yes, that skirt is cute :)

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  54. hello!absolutl gorgeus photographs, you are lucky to live near the ocean:)i love your style!have a happy weekend/1

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  55. These photos are wonderful! The second last one is hilarious, I love how there's always at least one photo in each of your posts that makes me laugh hahaha :)

    P.S. I WANT SUSPENDERS.

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  56. I LOVE THIS POST JEN :D
    i love your photoshoot concept and the part when you're running lol
    ahh nice shirt anyway, and looks so cute with the belt (:

    wait for more post.
    have a nice day jen!
    :D

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  57. the photoshooting is so wonderful and you smile so beautifully! the skirt is very nice!

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  58. Weather looks fantastic. Unluckily I haven't got any sea near my city. Haha, I love your face 7 photo.

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  59. You look so gorgeous, darling! Love these pics!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  60. what beautiful carefree photographs.

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  61. These photos are GORGEOUS. Obviously I need to haul lmy ass to the ocean ASAP. I love the shirt and the cute friend pictures. Head to toe adorable.
    -indigo

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  62. Jen this pics are absolutely adorable. You look beautiful in all of them - even the one where you're running from the water. :)

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  63. Jen! You are going to dislike! me very much. :( I asked mi madre if I could send it out and she said that she doesn't want me sending anything out to people I don't know. I know you're not a creeper, creepers can't be as adorable as you, but she's just trying to be safe just in case something wen wrong with the mail. :( I am sorry!! I feel bad telling you I was going to make you one and then not being able to send him to you. I know there are fellow mustache makers out there on etsy like on here:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42776875&ref=sr_gallery_24&&ga_search_query=mustache+necklace&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

    I am sorry again.. I hate to be such a disappointment! :( <3

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  64. You look cute! Nice outfit. :)

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  65. this is so cute! you look adorable. btw 235 is not available. You can pick a dif. no. if you want. thanks!

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  66. great photos - so picturesque! and that skirt is lovely, what material is it? it looks almost like leather...

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  67. Your pictures and this outfit is absolutely amazing!! I have such a huge problem with my picture quality--so I've been looking into some cameras as well (but its mostly wishful thinking). Anyway, thanks so much!!

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  68. pretty pictures, and i love the shoes
    xoxo

    fashionicing.blogspot.com

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  69. Oh Jen I so adore you in these pictures...your outfit is perfection; and the scenery/backdrop is just gorgeous! So glad you had a fabulous time, my love!! :)

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  70. Hi Jen, you looked so beautiful, love that skirt! Lovely pics, I love the sea. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Hope your day will be great.

    Colin.

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  71. Such pretty pictures, Love your classy look =)

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  72. Hooray for new lenses!!!
    Your photos are wonderful, I love the one where you are perched on rock - it's really lovely.

    This weather is so great, I hope it never leaves!

    Good luck with being more productive and stress free!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  73. awesome outfit :)
    i never thought of wearing skirts to beach before, so thanks to you.
    i think it works now :)

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  74. those are beautiful pictures jen awesome climate i love that

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  75. haha...great pictures darling!
    kisses&take.care

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  76. Wow, these photos came out spectacularly well.

    That late afternoon sun really made you glow in the loveliest of ways.

    lol to the picture of you running.

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  77. These photos are really amazing. I like the look a lot!

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  78. i am so jealous of your weather!!!
    amazing photos

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  79. What a cute cute oufit!!! I love it!! You look so adorable.

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  80. Amazing pictures!! You look so adorable! xoxoxoxoo

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  81. These photos are wonderful! I love the simpleness of the buttoned down shirt and skirt -- perfect for the shore. Your new lens is fantastic!

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  82. Those pictures are fantastic and I love that outfit!!

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  83. These are so gorgeous.. and I love your outfit! Perfection!

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  84. LOVELY pictures. I want a new lens for my camera too!

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  85. You're beautiful,
    The photos are beautiful,
    The outfit is beautiful,
    The setting is beautiful,

    ...see what I'm getting at? haha :)
    BEAUTIFULLL!

    & I love those adorable shoes!

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    xx

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  86. You look lovely here! Carefree and chic all at once. Love it.

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  87. you are seriously so pretty. i want your outfit and this looks like the loveliest time. beautiful pictures. xx

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  88. These photos are SO gorgeous! It looks like such a lovely day spent with a friend!

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  89. BAHAHAHAHAH YOUR FACIAL EXPRESSION WHEN YOU'RE RUNNING IS SO ADORABLE. Sorry, I like to laugh at people's funny faces cause I tend to make them frequently. I'm contemplating making a blog post simply dedicated to my breadth of facial expressions.

    ANYWAY, I love love love your outfit as always and your photos turned out STUNNING <3 :) Sorry for being MIA from the blogging world... xo

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  90. amazing shoots. i totall love your expression! love your outfit as well, the skirt is super pretty and practical. fab!
    sorry for the late or response, i've been very occupied with school works :(

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  91. i love these photos, they make me want to run around on the beach the next time it is warm enough!

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  92. lovely pictures indeed, I don't mind seeing some more! and the outfit is equally lovely, the skirt is my favorite!:) hope you had a good weekend!

    ps: yay for the new lens!


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  93. Amazingly beautiful photos! LOVE the button down!

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  94. you look so beautiful! ♥♥ and those are beautiful pictures too! :D

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  95. These photos are lovely! I love the structure of the tailored shirt and belt paired with such a breezy skirt. And that picture of you running away... oh my gosh your face is priceless! Hysterical. :]

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  96. beautiful photos! I love the simple and chic look!

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  97. Great photos! I love this classic look!

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  98. Oh I love those cute suede flats with this look!

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  100. Lovely outfit and beautiful pictures! So cute that you went to watch the sunset!

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  101. Nice blog! I'm following. ;)

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  102. These are such great photos jen - he location looks beautiful!!

    Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment - sorry for the late reply!

    Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
    English Rose x
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  103. these photos are beautiful!! I love the whole outfit and the ocean being in the background completes the whole thing!

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  104. I love the way the sun reflects on your skin! And the way the air plays with your hair you adorable smiles are heart melting!♥
    Amazing outfit that’s a must! You have an incredible style
    Love this post so inspiring take care doll! ♥

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  105. Gorgeous photos, gorgeous outfit, gorgeous day!

    So glad you didn't get soaked, but I DO love that photo of you running away.

    xoxo
    Amy

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  106. What amazing photos! You look exuberant and simply beautiful!

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  107. Jen you look amazing..i love your outfit and those shoes..



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  108. it's so cuute!

    xx
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  109. this outfit is just darling! i’m really loving the preppy accents – especially your light blue button down and moccasins. what a lovely day too! great post :)

    xo.
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  110. These pictures are so amazing Jen! I love the lightning and the setting, I just totally like it!
    And the outfit is amazing too :)

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  111. you are so cute!
    these pictures are adorable.
    you look amazing.<33

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  112. I love that black skirt, and it goes together beautifully with the lavender blouse. The photos in the waterfront settings are beautiful.

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  113. I LOOOOVE your skirt! Can you tell me which one from UO it is?

    Robyn
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  114. I just LOVE this outfit! What makes it is that everything fits you really well. And yet another cool location for shots!

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