Friday, March 28, 2014

A Thousand Miles

Later today, I'm off to Las Vegas to reunite with Dean for the weekend. Today marks our four year anniversary and I thought it was the perfect time to share some pictures we took with my friend, Landon. Dean and I have become frequent flyers due to the fact that we live a thousand miles apart. So it was only fitting that we shot some pictures together at SeaTac Airport. Even though it's not the most romantic place to take pictures, the airport is a special place to us. From happy reunions at baggage claim to tearful goodbyes at the security gate, we've experienced all kinds of emotions there. It's crazy to think that we've been doing this long distance relationship for so long now. In four years, we've struggled, learned and grown so much together. I can't imagine my life without him.

*Yes, I named this post after a Vanessa Carlton song and yes, I can't get it out of my head. Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles if I could just see you tonight.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

His & Hers: Denim

Ever since I featured Dean on the blog last fall, I've been wanting to take more outfit photos of him. After asking him many times, Dean agreed take some outfit pictures this past weekend. He's such a good sport. This time, we took outfit pictures together in our first His & Hers post!


Dean and I are competitive people - so much that we turn everything into a competition. So what did I challenge him to? I challenged him to a fashion face off. The clothing item: denim! So I might have had an advantage since I live in jeans and he doesn't. Next time, I'll let him choose the clothing item :) I can only guess it'll have something to do with warm weather.
How do you wear your denim?

On Dean:
Shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind
Shoes: Sperry's

On Kara:
T-shirt: Zara
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Sonoma

Photography by: Landon Nagata


Friday, March 7, 2014

The Tortoise Challenge


You know that one childhood story about the tortoise and the hare? The story where the fast hare and slow tortoise race. The hare takes a nap because he's in the lead and the tortoise ends up winning while the hare is still asleep. I'm trying to be less like the hare and more like the tortoise moving slowly and steadily to the finish line.
Ever since I got back from my last LA trip in late January, I've been slowing down my life. I am finally learning to rest and move at a slower pace. A few hours go by and you have no obligations. To be honest, I'm starting to like this go with the flow way of life. I never expected that I would be so content with an open schedule. It's a nice change, my friends.
I know it might be difficult (especially for those of you in school) but I challenge you to one day this month to slow down and choose only one thing to do for the day. Go spend the day at your favorite spot in the city or go eat at that one restaurant you've been dying to try. Don't be afraid to lose track of time and enjoy the experience. Life is not a race, enjoy it.
Jacket: Target
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: H&M
Flats: Target
Photography by: Landon Nagata