Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Fashion, Trends & More x Rachel Dwyer Photography

Hello! Recently, I had the chance to collaborate with local Richmond photographer Rachel Dwyer. As I've said time and time before, I adore working with other creatives because I truly don't find anything as inspiring as combining my ideas and influences with someone else's to create something truly unique. And Rachel actually just moved to Richmond so I was able to show her around a little bit too while we shot in Carytown. 

For this look, I wanted to create a wintry vintage boho look to combine Rachel's personal aesthetic tastes with my own. She's much more drawn to bohemian styles while I'm more drawn to vintage styles but I feel like this look melded both of our tastes flawlessly.

I started styling this look around my little brown dress. I recently scored this minidress at a local thrift shop for less than $10 and am obsessed with the rich velvet texture and feminine silhouette. And while I typically shy away from wearing brown, I actually find the luxe brown color of this dress to be a refreshing change from the sea of black dresses hanging in my closet. 

I took advantage of the fact that I was actually wearing brown for once and pulled out one of my favorite pair of thigh-high socks to pair with the look: a brown, colorblocked pair. I love the way that the brown color of the dress and the brown colors of the socks subtly play off each other. To up the vintage and boho appeal of the look, I slipped on a platform pair of paisley heels with the look as well. These beauties are another recent addition to my wardrobe and "love" doesn't even begin to describe how I feel towards them. I've had my eye on these heels for a while but the hefty $150 price tag kept me from actually going ahead and adding them to my wardrobe. When I spotted them on sale for just about $90 on NastyGal's website on Black Friday, I immediately added them to my cart and went ahead and purchased them. And I'm so glad that I did!

To add a little color to the look and accentuate the soft seventies colors of the heels, I styled a light pink faux fur jacket and statement pink purse with the look. I accessorized with a pile of stylish golden rings, a velvet choker necklace, personalized name necklace, a pretty statement necklace and vintage-inspired earrings. Sunglasses and a rich wintry shade of lipstick perfected the look. 

I'm absolutely in awe of Rachel's photographic skills (these photos turned out so wonderfully!) and would highly recommend her for any future photography projects. You can check out more of her work here.

Pink faux fur jacket: c/o LightInTheBox
Velvet minidress: Vintage
Thigh-high socks: GoJane
Statement necklace: c/o Kristin's Candi Shop
Rings: Assorted (c/o Kristin's Candi Shop, c/o Moonstone Magic and vintage)
Paisley heels: Jeffrey Campbell via Nasty Gal
Pink purse: Vintage
White cat-eye sunglasses: Rumors
Brown sunglasses: Givenchy c/o SmartBuyGlasses
"Tori" necklace: c/o Personal Necklace
Vintage-inspired earrings: c/o Kristin's Candi Shop
Lipstick: ColourPop



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