WEEKEND WEAR : Traveling & Twinning in Marriage || KCMO


My momma always says:
"Couples grow to look more and more like each other."

I don't really think Stephen and I look like each other at all. 
I have "fair" skin. 
He does not. 

I have green eyes.
He has deep, deep brown eyes. 

I have curly hair, his is straight. 

We packed our bags for Kansas City a few weeks ago and when he came downstairs for breakfast, we were in matching color palettes. 

I laughed out loud.
And then promptly proclaimed, to his chagrin, how adorable we must be to other people. ;)
Which I'm 150% okay with. 

I think we're cute. 
And it's okay if I'm the only one who agrees with me. 

We have this weekend off. 

Free pro baseball tickets (!!! My first major league baseball game ever !!!), hanging out with friends, and probably brainstorming something new is in the lineup. We might also go hiking.
YAY Friday!

Anatomy of our coordinating clothes:
Neutrals. Chambray somethin' somethins + pink & peach. 

|| Ripped Jeans: NEW to me from Arizona Trading Co (KCMO). Graphic Tee: Kohls, on sale from back in high school. Jean shirt: Mens department, goodwill. Lace up flats: DSW, w/coupon.

His get-up: H&M shirt & shorts. Daniel Wellington Watch, gifted by me.
Location: Kauffman Center of Performing Arts, Kansas City Missouri. || 

And here's the thing:
Stephen has always been that cute, stylish guy. So if I'm somehow becoming more like him - or at least subconsciously inspired by him - I think that's cool. Because: I married up. 

He's also helped me purge my closet.
But that's for another post. 

Happy FriYAY!
--Tara M


Candice & Jonathan || Adventure Session At Gold Creek Pond - Snoqualmie Pass, Washington


Those moments when your stomach hurts from laughing so hard.
When the conversation turns deep.
And you talk shop.
And then laughter ensues all the more. 

I can't believe this session - for my own personal, creative work - was nearly a year ago. This adventure with friends of a friend. 

Snoqualmie Pass will never cease to amaze me.
The more I go, the more I understand why West Coast is Best Coast.
Here's a few favorites, enjoy!


Candice & Jonathan are full of those
simplistic, yet profound thoughts
on life,
love, & work.
She's a photographer too and he's her hero.

I wasn't expecting to feel so enlivened, emboldened, and brimming with a renewed sense of creativity but when it's so contagious from those who walk the walk? It just comes.

She leaned forward and at the top of her lungs sang, 
"Smelly cat, smelly cat, WHAT are they feeding you?.."


They knew the path like the back of their hand. 
My footsteps filled with more and more excitement the further we went. 

The sun was fading quickly. But who cared? 
Challenge accepted.

We rounded the bend.

Light that had just moments before been swallowed by those gorgeous firs was now bragging its last minutes. 

My pace quickened.
And then my jaw dropped.
You better believe I cranked those settings.

Because, I mean...

Where will you go on your next adventure?
And can I come, too?
Hit me up.

--Tara M