Hey, yall! Whew. It's been a hot minute since I wrote my last blog post. I have barely had to time to breathe lately (and I'm tryna take deep breaths because my travel schedule is bout to get INSANE) These are good things though - things to be grateful for - but I get a little stressed from time to time trying my best to find balance. Is balance ever really attainable? Or is it like a finish line in life that doesn't really exist? The pursuit is meaningful nonetheless. For me, it keeps me in check - makin' sure I'm hittin' up the yoga studio (my favorite in town is Thrive, btw), regularly walkin' my lil guy, Bensters, and fittin' in Jesus and family + friends. Ya know, the important things. So finding the quiet head space to write has its challenges. But, here I am WRITING and I'm grateful to have had some down time today (more deep breaths before the chaos of the week begins). 

So, sharing some of my all-time favorite pieces from Art.i.fact and favorite pictures from a shoot I had with photographer Mark Gowen. Check out his work: https://markgowen.co/

So. Dang. Talented. He had a vision of the kinds of shots he wanted to capture and we made that vision become reality. Walked 4 miles in a dress and sandals (not knowing the adventure I was in for lol) and it was worth every blister on my foot. Literally.

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Can I just tell you how much I love this Isabel Marant skirt???? Ah, the dreamiest floral print and the fit couldn't be better. For $49, SUCH A STEAL! This is exactly the reason I'm so in love with the store. Luxury pieces at affordable prices. A must-hit during a trip to Santa Fe and a once-a-weeker if you're a local ;) 

Also, I got a ton of compliments on this Roberto Cavalli top. Big fan of the sheer snake skin print (and while I like leopard, I'm otherwise not much of an animal print person - but this worked). Also, such a great deal at $32. BAM

Was into the contrast of this look and was even more into the backdrop mother nature (ahem, God) provided :)

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Alright, I had my eye on this tie-dye, flowy dress for awhile. And, when I went to pick out my looks for this month I couldn't believe it was still there! Size medium and wasn't sure it would fit but I gave it a go and I'm so glad I did! Love, love the way it hung off my shoulder. It's lightweight and oh so perfect for summer. Luna Luz dresses are upwards of $200, so you're getting your money's worth at $89.

So, there ya have it. My wonderfully beautiful adventure with Mark Gowen and amazing 'steal of a deal' pieces from Art.i.fact. DM Jennifer (@artifactsantafe) on Instagram or call their store if you're not from 'round here ;) They ship nationwide. 

Ps, happy late summer solstice (I got to celebrate with sangria and song - YAY) hope yours was perfect too!

xo - Courtney

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