Shirt: Daniel Rainn via Nordstrom Rack
Pants: Black denim (Thrifted)
Shoes: Madewell
Fedora: Borrowed from Natalie
Purse: London Fog via TJMaxx
Necklace: Make-A-Wish Necklaces from Dogeared (Gifted)

Aren't good friends just the bomb? I know, I know. "Annie, you think you have the best friends in the all the land." Well, this is one of those kind of posts. Meet Natalie Folchi: street name, CincinNatalieI've told you once before that Natalie & I met when we were kids - back in the good 'ole uniform days of a Cincinnati Catholic Grade School. You wouldn't have guessed it then by my hand-me-down jumper (have I ever mentioned I'm the third of four Butler Girls?) but we were both budding fashionistas. Why can I call myself that? Easy. In my eyes, if you want to be called a fashionista you are a fashionista. Self empowerment, people!

Natalie Wearing:

Shirt: Peplum Top via Love Culture;
Skirt: Thrifted
Necklace: Target (Neon DIY)
Shoes: Old Navy 
Lipstick: LAQA & Co. in Lambchop

Armed with flowers, wine & a cute print for the wall, Natalie came over to see the new studio. We would have hung out on my *cough cough* balcony.. but my apartment is a disaster. (Moving into an apartment 1/6 the size of your old house is a (rewarding) challenge.) Quickly, we progressed to a shared hobby: blogging.

Get two amateur photographers together with a (omg still obsessed with my new NikonUSA) nice camera & you get something like the following. 

Good friends are such  a blessing. I know I take it for granted, but I really do have amazing people in my life. I've been dealt a very good hand & I know it. p.s. Natalie did a post about our session as well. You can click here to see it :D

Photography: Natalie Folchi, Annie Butler & Courtney Boeckman