Hello! Recently I had the pleasure of meeting blogger babe, Rachel Yonan, the beauty and brains behind Touting My Wears. I've had an Instagram crush on Rachel for well over a few months now so when she reached out to me about collaborating on a photoshoot, I practically jumped with joy. Like myself, Rachel attended school for fashion merchandising and besides blogging, currently does freelance social media management, styling and photography. I'd love to see myself in a similar position to Rachel in a couple years so I definitely look up to her not only as a fashionable friend but as a successful player in the Richmond fashion scene.
For our looks, we both styled outfits that felt very true to our own personal aesthetics. I slipped into my favorite fall floral dress alongside my pretty pastel pink ballerina heels and vintage pink purse. I accessorized with handfuls of golden jewelry and a ribbon choker necklace. Pink lipstick and rhinestone studded lash lines perfected my look.
Rachel styled a sophisticated yet trendy look around her statement red hot skirt and neutral-colored top. She accessorized with simple golden jewelry and a trendy black choker necklace. We hadn't planned it but we actually both ended up sporting choker necklaces- I guess fashionable minds think alike!
Another aspect that both my look and Rachel's had in common was the statement coats we were rocking. My grandmother gifted me with this dreamy vintage jacket several years ago and I'm still in awe of its beauty. Rachel grabbed a beautiful Evam Eva jacket from Verdalina to perfect her look.
Photos by Paul of Zayas Imagery.
Floral dress: Urban Outfitters
Pastel pink heels: Jeffrey Campbell via Shop Akira
Pink purse: Vintage
Cream-colored jacket: Vintage