Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dreaming of The Seventies

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! I recently scored this stylish seventies-inspired mini dress for less than $20 at Ashby, a local Richmond fashion retailer, and I practically can't stop wearing it. When I first spotted it at Ashby, I felt its retro psychedelic print and bold colors calling out to me. And upon closer inspection, I fell even more in love with its high neckline, mod silhouette and incredibly soft texture. It fit like a dream when I tried it on and I purchased it almost immediately. And for less than $20? Major score!

I played up its seventies appeal for this look by styling it with a pair of aviator glasses, a golden vintage watch and a pretty pink vintage purse. Baby blue mules and pink pompom earrings updated the look with a hint of trendy flair. A swipe of pink lipstick perfected the look.

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

Aviator glasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Pompom earrings: The Gem Co
Printed dress: Ashby
Baby blue mules: Nasty Gal via Poshmark
Pink sunglasses: Rumors
Orange-pink sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Pink purse: Vintage

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Nicholas Von Thrower Photography: Summer '17

Photo by Nicholas Von Thrower
Photo by Nicholas Von Thrower
Photo by Nicholas Von Thrower
Photo by Nicholas Von Thrower
Photo by Nicholas Von Thrower
Photo by Nicholas Von Thrower

Hello! I recently collaborated with local Richmond photographer, Nicholas Von Thrower for one of my first photoshoots in my new house. Yep, you read that correctly: my new house. I recently purchased my own home in Richmond, Virginia. Y'all, I'm just 21 and still can't even believe that I own my own house. I purchased it a few months ago and have been pouring my heart, soul and essentially all of my free time into fixing it up and transforming it into a seventies dream. Warm color palettes featuring shades of peach, olive green and almond yellow paired with mid century mod silhouettes and the free-spirited style of the seventies dominate the interior design of the home. And while it's very much still a work in progress, I'm immensely happy with how far it's come along so far. 

I'm looking forward to many future photoshoots in my home but am uncertain how any shoot could top this recent one with Nick. I love how the soft, ethereal vintage mood of the photographs perfectly reflects the style of my home.

Keep an eye on my blog throughout the next couple months for more home design updates and follow me on Instagram @toriradday for a behind the scenes look of my home on my story. 

You can check out more of Nick's work on his Instagram @flowersdaddy (as a forewarning, some of his work is NSFW.) 

White pants: Vintage
Yellow blazer: Vintage Christian Dior
Pink dress: Nasty Gal
Yellow sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Beaded gown: Vintage
Black booties: Jeffrey Campbell via Urban Outfitters

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