view more photos on my instagram: @bukipeters
view more photos on my instagram: @bukipeters
A few weekends ago, I stopped for a surprise visit to The Homestead, located in Hot Springs, Virginia and I was taken the moment I drove up to it. I look forward to visiting next year and sharing my full experience with you at that time.
Have a lovely Monday!
BLOG UPDATE: Thank you for bearing with me as my blog goes through this time of transition. I am happy to say that I have settled on a new name and will be sharing it with you soon. In the meantime do follow along for photos via my Instagram: @bukipeters
STYLE TIP: During that in between warm weather and cold weather stage when seasons transition have a little fun layering pieces from both seasons.
I especially like mixing textures. Above, I layered a soft lace tank with smooth faux leather pants and a sturdy denim jacket. And to add a bit of fun to my look, I opted for vibrant scarf instead of a wool hat.
There has been little activity here lately. I know. I took some time to reflect and recharge these past week as I worked on expressing what you are about to read. I will try to give you a heads up next time I take an unexpected break if I can and when I can not, I thank you in advance for your grace.
A few months ago I mentioned HERE that I would had been going through a time of learning and reflection. I promised to share what I had been reflecting on and learning with you, so here it is: DISCLAIMER- This is a LONG post!
The State of the Blog
I began James1542 almost 4 winters ago as a space for Mens style inspiration and projects. Yes, this was intended to be a Menswear blog hence half the reason for its name.
It was my goal to photograph men around Northern Virginia and DC who were stylish but I alas, few men wanted to be photographed and publicly appreciated for their style sense.
After soliciting some of my stylish friends for posts I decided to venture out of the male box and take photos of ladies and then I turned the camera on myself. Funny how this is my new comfort zone but hey, you never know until you try right?
James1542 has come very far since December 2010 when I was secretly posting just for myself. Since then, I have been pleasantly surprised at how kind YOU all have been to read, comment and share my posts. Thank you!
I have also learned a few things on this journey which I would like to take a long with me as I continue:
1. It is important to venture out and just try something new, just because it makes you happy, This is why I started this blog. I didn’t plan it out perfectly, I just began because I wanted to have fun curating something of my own.
2. I have learned that community is important to both encourage personal journeys and passions no matter what they may be. This is a huge reason why keep posting because, friends ask me when I will post next or why I have been silent on the blog.
3. I have learned that change is inevitable and therefore should be welcomed and used to develop and thrive.
Blog Transition Time
I have enjoyed the style blog identity for a while but as you can see I have started broadening my horizon. The blog will be going through a transitional phase in the next few months. I will begin to make visible changes in the content as this becomes a LIFESTYLE blog.
Soon, James1542 will no longer be the blog name and I will begin to share in a more intimate way with you. Which means the blog will reflect a more wholesome view of my creative and personal interests.
Style posts will continue in moderation but there will be some features added and others taken away.
I will be experimenting quite a bit so I would really appreciate your feedback during this time. Please email: James1542blog at gmail.com or just send me a message by clicking on the contact link at the top of the blog… Blog names, topics and feature ideas are welcome!
If you read all the way to the end, you are a SUPERSTAR, Thank you!
Here’s to Infinity and Beyond!
I’m incredibly thankful for the owner of these awe inspiring shoes. She is a person whose calm brings me out my giddy side and whose company renews to my soul. I celebrated her wedding this past weekend, a magnificent occasion in which I cried, laughed, danced, felt my heart expand in joy and my stomach fill up with butterflies.
Nanc, you are a gem, beautifully crafted by God and a vision of light, hope and encouragement from every angle. What a joy to celebrate you and the Jessman! I am truly elated for you both!
Jen’s eyes, which compose some of my all time favorite photographs before they are born.
What, or who are you thankful for?
|Wearing: Consignment Boutique Vintage Dress, Warby Parker glasses, Olubukunmi Custom Ring and Thrifted Bangles|
|Shot on location at The Ayres Hotel in Manhattan Beach California|| Styling by Buki Peters and Photography by S.Peters|
I recently visited Palm Desert, California. It was a relaxing and enjoyable time with one of my favorite travel companions of all time! The road trip up and around the area was so beautiful that I stopped so often along the road to admire the views and take photos!
STYLE TIP: When exploring desert roads, wear light colors to say cool and keep a scarf handy in case of dust storms.