Wednesday, November 13, 2013

grunge and glam and my belly button's debut


jacket: gap
jeans: juicy couture-Second Time Arond Chicago, IL
polka dot bodysuit: kate young for target
black sleeveless sweater: tj maxx
boots: ugg australia
necklace: h&m
beanie: h&m
sunglasses: target

I've never been one to leave the house without something shiny, glittery, or statement-making (mediocre is the death of me). I've also never been one to leave the house baring my midriff. I think mine is a more sophisticated take on the crop top trend (even though it's still full on abdomen, belly button and all), with the sheer overlay of  fabric and polka dots.
The psychedelic/reptilian fish scaly beanie has been a hit on the streets, too. I've never gotten more compliments on a $5 item in my life. It is pretty cool, though. I've been wearing it so much I should probably invest in another.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

texture and plaid for family portrait session

Texture and Plaid

I love to play around with different textures and prints; It makes photos look more interesting. I have an upcoming fall/winter portrait session for a family from my hometown, and I put this collage together for them so they can get an idea of my vision for what they should wear. It's important that I keep in mind the families' sense of style. After all, my goal is to capture their true essence and personalities in the photographs.
The family has a classic, outdoorsy flair. Rich textures like leather and fur will be great for them. I incorporated plaid because it's such a great print, and also happens to be very big for fall (isn't it always?). Mixing different plaids as well as stripes of a similar color family will add depth to the outfits, and so will layering. I always love accents of metallic either in belts, boots, or necklaces; An outfit isn't complete without some shine and sparkle! Oh, and that little leopard ballet flat in there was not an accident; I consider leopard a neutral! :)
The guys can use this collage as well when putting their outfits together. Just think J. Crew!

J Crew long blouse

Zara plaid top

Zara shirt

Camilla and Marc vest waistcoat
$450 -

BSABLE brown vest

Zara black cape

Zara red coat

French Connection vest

Zara fur vest

Zara trousers

J Crew flat

J.Crew ankle boots

Zara short boots

Banana Republic black shawl

Zara blue shawl

ASOS metal belt

Thursday, September 5, 2013

for fall: shine + slick

earring: zara
one shoulder top: the limited
awesome slicked hair: garnier fructis clean slick power gel and paul mitchell freeze and shine hairspray

I'm very into greased back hair lately. It immediately makes you feel sleeker and chicer. I got my sister Bri into it, too and she's rocking it in these photos with her stunning Zara earring! Great hairstyle for serious ear-bling.

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