Sunday, August 6, 2017

Taisha & I

Photo by Rachel Dwyer Photography
Photo by Rachel Dwyer Photography
Photo by Rachel Dwyer Photography
Photo by Rachel Dwyer Photography
Photo by Rachel Dwyer Photography
Photo by Rachel Dwyer Photography

Hello! One of my best friends, Taisha Stewart, recently ventured down to visit me in Richmond. We initially met while I was in school at Philadelphia University as we lived together freshman year. She and I quickly bonded over our strong interest in fashion and majors in fashion merchandising and I'm lucky to still call her one of my good friends today.

I'm often inspired by Taisha's unique sense of urban chic street style so I knew that I wanted to shoot together when she came down to visit me. We teamed up with local Richmond photographer, Rachel Dwyer, to capture how our styles may be entirely different but still complement each other's well.

I pulled out one of my favorite dresses for my look: this dramatic little black dress. I love its over-the-top sleeves and flattering silhouette. I styled it with a vintage pair of mod boots and coordinating pink accessories. Taisha also broke out a little black dress but one with a different trendy silhouette and gorgeous floral detailing. She styled it with a pair of white mod booties to coordinate with mine as well as with a men's denim jacket and simple jewelry.

Photos by Rachel Dwyer Photography. You can browse more of her work on her website here or her Instagram @rrrachel08.

On me:
Little black dress: c/o MakeMeChic
Pink sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Pink purse: Vintage
Heeled boots: Vintage
Pink pompom earrings: The Gem Co Shop via Etsy

On Taisha:
Dress: Forever 21
Jacket: Forever 21
Shoes: Marshall's


Saturday, August 5, 2017

A Monochromatic Vision in Teal

Photo by Cara O'Neal

Hello! There's something so refreshing about monochromatic summer looks that I absolutely love. Bold color aesthetics and retro styles influenced the styling behind this monochromatic outfit. I styled the look around one of my favorite vintage dresses in my wardrobe: this teal and white checked vintage beauty. This dress isn't only beautiful but also full of character. I posted about its character earlier on my blog here if you're interested in checking it out.

I accentuated the teal color of the dress with a coordinating pair of pompom earrings and cool cat-eye shades. I love how the retro style and cool blue-green color of the sunglasses reflect and enhance both the retro flair as well as the color of the dress. A bold rhinestone choker necklace, a swipe of peachy pink lipstick and floral mules perfected the look.

Photo by Cara O'Neal. You can browse more of her work on her Instagram @caraoneal. 

Checked dress: Vintage
Pompom earrings: The Gem Co Shop
Cat-eye sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
"SEXY" rhinestone choker: Ashby