Sunday, August 23, 2015

Seeya Richmond

Farewell Richmond

Hello! Wow, did this summer fly by; it seems like only yesterday I was heading back to Richmond and now I've left Richmond once again. I accomplished a lot this summer from my online summer classes to my waitress job to interning with Kay Adams at Anthill Antiques with a couple vacations sprinkled in. 

My internship was definitely one of the highlights of my summer; I learned so much from Kay from visual merchandising to bead making to brand promotion to chandelier making. I also worked with her on starting her Instagram @anthillandkayjools; I would definitely recommend checking it out and taking a peek into the wonder that Kay's shop is comprised of. Or better yet, if you live in Richmond, stop by Anthill Antiques in Carytown and check it out for yourself! The internship opened me up to a lot of knowledge and experience that I did not have prior to this summer. I'm looking forward to taking that knowledge and paving a way for myself in the fashion industry with it. 

And speaking of my a departing gift, Kay gave me the most beautiful statement necklace which I'm wearing above. This statement necklace is one of Kay's creations and I had my eye on it all summer. Kay takes pieces from assorted pieces of vintage and antique jewelry as well as miscellaneous objects and connects them in breath-taking necklaces that double as pieces of art. And everything about the necklace she gave me is perfect from the eye-catching combination of purple and green colors to the bohemian feeling of the raw stones and crystals. I have a feeling that this piece will get quite a lot of wear in my wardrobe (I'm already planning to wear it for my first day of classes tomorrow!)

For this look, I decided to let the necklace shine and paired it with a black circle skirt and black top. I accentuated the shade of green in the necklace with a pair of olive green flatforms. Glam cat-eye sunglasses and red lipstick pulled the whole look together.

Good luck to everyone who starts classes tomorrow like I do!

Black top: H&M
Black circle skirt: H&M
Olive flatforms: Ashby
Red lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Statement necklace: Kay Adams

P.S. Remember to enter my giveaway to win a pair of glasses from Firmoo to update your wardrobe with this fall; ends 8/30!