Friday, November 17, 2017

Seventies Baby

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
Photo by Rachel Dwyer Photography

Hello! What's one of the best parts of having fashion-minded friends? Being able to raid their wardrobes! I borrowed this gorgeous maroon dress from my friend Hannah for this photoshoot with one of my favorite Richmond photographers, Rachel Dwyer. The eye-catching berry hue and effortless silhouette of the dress instantly drew me to it in Hannah's wardrobe.

I layered a vintage fringe jacket with the dress to create the seventies aesthetic that I strive for. A pink paisley vintage scarf, boho wedges and yellow sunglasses also contributed to the retro mood of the look. I accessorized with a golden chain necklace, a couple vintage rings and eye-catching portrait earrings. A swipe of Barbie pink lipstick and my favorite watch perfected the look. 

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

Fringe jacket: Vintage
Scarf: Vintage via Elements of Society
Dress: Lush, borrowed from my friend Hannah's wardrobe 
Watch: c/o Lilienthal Berlin
Portrait earrings: c/o Zaful
Wedge heels: Target
Yellow sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Tortoiseshell sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Lipstick: ColourPop
Gold chain: Vintage

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fashion, Trends & More x Grace Ross Photography

Photo by Grace Ross Photography
Photo by Grace Ross Photography
Photo by Grace Ross Photography

Hello! I recently teamed up with local Richmond photographer, Grace Ross, for a shoot at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The VMFA reigns supreme as one of my favorite spots in Richmond and I always like shooting in the surrounding area. Grace usually prefers shooting landscapes but has recently expanded to portraiture as well. I enjoyed working with Grace and would highly recommend her to anyone in Richmond looking for a photographer.

I slipped on one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe for our shoot: this cream-colored statement jumpsuit. I love its bold style and seventies flair. I wanted to enhance the seventies essence of the jumpsuit so I slipped on a mustard yellow cardigan and a vintage neck scarf with the jumpsuit. Major platform heels and a vintage clutch also contributed to the retro mood of the look. A pair of yellow sunglasses, statement earrings and a touch of light peach lipstick perfected the look.

Photos by Grace Ross Photography. You can browse more of Grace's work on her website here or her Instagram here.

Cream-colored jumpsuit: American Apparel via Ashby
Mustard yellow sweater: c/o Shein
Platform heels: Nasty Gal via Poshmark
Yellow scarf: Vintage
Yellow sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Earrings: c/o Zaful
Green clutch: Vintage
Lipstick: ColourPop

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Seventies Americana

Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford

Hello! For this look, I styled a couple of my favorite vintage pieces in my wardrobe together: this seventies red, white and blue zig zag striped dress and seventies preppy white sweater. It's more difficult to find authentic seventies vintage pieces so when I do find a seventies gem like this dress or sweater, I'm always stoked. I thrifted this little red, white and blue dress a couple years ago and have worn it countless times. I really love its retro silhouette, all American colors and groovy zig zag stripe pattern. You can see how I styled it last year on my blog here.  

I thrifted this preppy white sweater more recently and couldn't wait until the weather cooled down just a touch so I could style it with the dress. You can see how I've styled it previously on my blog here. I love the preppy all American feel of the sweater; it's so different from what I'm typically drawn to but it's just such a statement seventies piece. I played up the red, white and blue color aesthetic of the dress-sweater combination with a vintage Budweiser bandana worn around my neck and denim platform heels. I accessorized with several vintage accessories and statement shades. A swipe of red lipstick pulled the whole look together. 

Photos by Elissa Rumford. You can browse more of her work on her website here or her Instagram here

Red, white & blue dress: Vintage
Preppy cardigan: Vintage
Yellow sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Red sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
White layered necklace: Vintage
Lipstick: ColourPop
Budweiser bandana: Vintage
Celestial earrings: c/o Zaful
Denim platform heels: Jeffrey Campbell via Poshmark
Golden purse: Vintage
Golden ring: Vintage
Golden watch: Vintage

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Seventies Vision in Pink

Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford

Hello! I pulled out one of my favorite dresses in my wardrobe for this look: this little pink seventies number. I scored this pink beauty at a local Richmond thrift shop earlier this year and it's quickly worked its way into my heart. Its feminine pale pink color, dreamy sheer sleeves and classic seventies charm all have me swooning over it. You can see a couple other ways that I've styled it before here and here

I wanted to play up the seventies style of the dress for this look so I also slipped on a vintage paisley scarf and vintage fur beret. I enhanced the feminine appeal of the look with pearl adorned jewelry and a golden vintage purse that originally belonged to my grandmother. A peachy pink pair of cat-eye shades and paisley platform heels perfected the look. 

Photos by Elissa Rumford. You can browse more of her work on her website here or her Instagram here

Pink dress: Vintage
Fur hat: Vintage
Golden purse: Vintage
Paisley scarf: Vintage via Elements of Society
Cat-eye sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Lip sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Portrait earrings: c/o Zaful
Lipstick: ColourPop
Platform heels: Jeffrey Campbell 
Chanel button necklace: Vintage, via Anthill Antiques
Golden ring: Vintage
Statement necklace: c/o KristinsCandiShop

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Richmond, Virginia October 1974

Photo by Caroline Thornton
Photo by Caroline Thornton

Hello! Autumnal styles of the early seventies inspired me for this photoshoot. I often transport to a different time, or a different place in my mind when styling my outfits and I wanted to go for "Richmond, Virginia in October of 1974" for this look.

To achieve that aesthetic, I pulled out a little patterned boho dress from my wardrobe. Its pretty colors, flattering silhouette and retro design all make it an easy go-to for any seventies chic look. I paired it with a vintage fringe jacket to make it a little more fall-appropriate. A patchwork pair of platform booties and a vintage gray clutch added to the "October 1974" vibe of the look. Oversize sunglasses (what I casually refer to as my "diva" sunglasses), a vintage neck scarf and a chic golden necklace perfected the look.

Photos by Caroline Thornton. You can browse more of her work on her Instagram here.

Dress: Ashby
Belt: Vintage
Fringe jacket: Vintage
Booties: Steve Madden via Poshmark
Sunglasses: Givenchy c/o Smart Buy Glasses
Lipstick: ColourPop
Clutch: Etienne Aigner
Scarf: Vintage
Golden necklace: Borrowed from my friend, Hannah

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Lady Red

Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford

Hello! I recently collaborated with Richmond creatives, Hannah Carroll and Elissa Rumford, for a photoshoot for Hannah's brand, Elements of Society, which will be launching soon. For this shoot, I modeled one of Elements of Society's prettiest vintage dresses: this eye-catching red beauty. I love its slightly off-the-shoulder silhouette, fiery red hot color and luxurious satin texture. 

I played up the elegant vintage vibes of this look by slipping on a couple pair of statement vintage Chanel necklaces, portrait earrings and a gorgeous golden ring. I also accessorized with a chic pair of cat-eye sunglasses, a sleek watch and white heeled sandals. A swipe of matte red lipstick perfected the look.

Keep an eye on Elements of Society to shop this dress when it becomes available for sale. 

Photos by Elissa Rumford. You can browse more of her work on her website here or her Instagram here.

Dress: Vintage, soon to be available for sale in Elements of Society
White sandals: Forever 21
Statement necklaces: created from vintage Chanel buttons by Kay Adams
Watch: c/o Lilienthal Berlin
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Red lipstick: ColourPop
Portrait earrings: c/o Zaful

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Black and Yellow

Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford

Hello! I pulled out one of my favorite little black dresses from my wardrobe for this look because hey- you can never go wrong with a little black dress, am I right? The dramatic sleeves and flattering silhouette of this dress make it a good go-to when I'm stuck figuring out what to wear time and time again.

I've already styled the dress for my blog a couple times before (which you can see here and here) so I really wanted to switch things up for this look. I decided to play around with layering and emphasize the dramatic nature of the dress' sleeves by slipping on a cozy mustard yellow sweater.

I complemented the yellow hue of the sweater with a green and yellow vintage scarf worn around my neck. I added another touch of green to the look with a pair of green sunglasses, green wedges and a green purse. A golden necklace and bold red lipstick perfected the look.

Photos by Elissa Rumford. You can browse more of her work on her website here or her Instagram here.

Black dress: c/o MakeMeChic
Mustard yellow sweater: c/o Shein
Yellow scarf: Vintage
Green sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Golden necklace: Vintage
Green wedges: Jeffrey Campbell
Green purse: Vintage
Red lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Yellow necklace: c/o Blending by Betty 

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Rosy Dream

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Hello! I pulled one of my favorite dresses out for a recent photoshoot with Richmond photographer, Rachel Dwyer. I've already worn this floral embroidered little black slip dress several times since receiving it a few weeks ago.  Its classic silhouette, versatile black hue and dreamy rosy detailing have all earned it a special spot in my wardrobe. 

I dressed it up for this look with an eye-catching black beaded jacket. I discovered this vintage beauty of a jacket sometime last fall and immediately fell in love. I think I briefly listed it in RaddayVintage, my Etsy shop at the time, before deciding to hang onto it for myself. It instantly glams up any look. 

I wanted to highlight the pretty pink and green hues in the floral embroidery of the dress so I accessorized with coordinating colors. I played up the green coloring in the embroidery with a green vintage purse (passed down from my grandmother!) and vintage green heels. I slipped on a trendy pair of green shades with the look for several shots as well. I emphasized the rosy pink coloring in the embroidery with a peachy pink pair of cat-eye sunglasses and a Barbie pink shade of lipstick. 

Trendy statement earrings, a couple golden necklaces and several rings perfected the look. 

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

Green heels: Vintage
Green purse: Vintage, passed down from my grandmother
Floral dress: c/o Zaful
Black beaded jacket: Vintage
Green shades: c/o Giant Vintage
Peach cat-eye shades: c/o Giant Vintage
Hoop earrings: The Gem Co Shop via Etsy
Gold chain: Vintage
Cherry necklace: c/o JulBox
Watch: c/o Lilienthal Berlin
Rings: Vintage 

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Monday, October 30, 2017

The Dress of My Dreams

Photo by Jenny Wolf
Photo by Jenny Wolf
Photo by Jenny Wolf
Photo by Jenny Wolf

Hello! SheIn recently sent me this chic dress to incorporate into my fall wardrobe and I instantly fell so in love with it that I wore it practically the day after receiving it in the mail. This is SheIn's "Fluted Sleeve Vine Embroidered Gingham Dress" and it retails for $17 here. Its effortless silhouette, black and white checked print and colorful embroidery all captured my heart.

I wanted to play up the pretty shades of blue and pink in the dress' embroidery so I grabbed a bright pink pair of sunglasses and a chic navy purse. Burgundy velvet booties reinforced the color aesthetic. A navy bandana, simple golden accessories and a swipe of pink lipstick perfected the look.

Photos shot by Jenny Wolf of Janpim Wolf Photography. You can browse more of her work here.

Dress: c/o Shein
Pink sunglasses: Rumors
Velvet booties: Jeffrey Campbell
Purse: Vintage
Watch: c/o Lilienthal Berlin 

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Black and White with a Touch of Red

Photo by Hannah Carroll
Photo by Hannah Carroll
Photo by Hannah Carroll
Photo by Hannah Carroll

Hello! I recently raided the wardrobe of my friend, Hannah, for a photoshoot introducing her brand, Elements of Society. For the past few months, Hannah has poured her heart and soul into Elements of Society, a soon-to-be online storefront where you'll be able to shop the raddest fashions- both vintage and modern. She hasn't quite launched yet so she's keeping things a little quiet until then but be sure to keep an eye on my blog for a post more about her brand in the next few weeks. I pulled a couple pieces from her Elements of Society selection for this look including the chic dress that I'm wearing above. 

This little floral dress instantly drew me in; its versatile colors, flattering silhouette and chic floral print all called out to me. Bell sleeves added to its appeal. I wanted to emphasize the seventies vibe of the bell sleeves of the dress so I styled a pair of my platform paisley heels with it. The chunky shape, muted colors and psychedelic print of the heels practically scream "seventies." I also borrowed a vintage pink paisley scarf from Elements of Society to further add to the seventies retro flair of the look. I ended up loving the scarf so much that I actually purchased it from Elements of Society. Expect to see a lot more of it in the future! 

I added a touch of red to the look with a pair of red aviator sunglasses and red matte lipstick. The aviator sunglasses also contributed to the vintage aesthetic. 

Photos shot by Hannah Carroll and edited by myself. 

Floral dress: Fabrik, soon to be available for sale in Elements of Society
Red sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Scarf: Vintage via Elements of Society
Red lipstick: ColourPop
Paisley heels: Jeffrey Campbell

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Peachy Keen Fifties Dream Queen

Photo by Hannah Carroll
Photo by Hannah Carroll
Photo by Hannah Carroll
Photo by Hannah Carroll
Photo by Hannah Carroll

Hello! I thrifted this Barbie doll pink vintage dress a few months ago and still constantly find myself wearing it. There's nothing better than its vintage appeal, overly girly color and flattering, feminine silhouette. 

I styled the dress with a pretty mustard yellow cardigan to add to the colorful appeal of this peachy keen look. SheIn recently sent me this chic cardigan to incorporate into my wardrobe and I can already tell that it'll be getting a lot of wear this season. I love its seventies-esque mustard yellow hue, cozy knit texture and breezy silhouette. This is SheIn's "Drop Shoulder Lantern Sleeve Slit Textured Cardigan" and it retails for $22 here

I played up the pink color of the dress with a matching velvet scrunchie, a pretty pink purse and peachy cat-eye shades. Giant Vintage recently refreshed my wardrobe with a few new pairs of shades including this pair and I couldn't be more stoked. This pair has a special hold on me in particular what with its dreamy fifties cat-eye shape, peachy color and feminine charm. Mod vintage orange and white creamsicle earrings added to the retro appeal of the look. 

I accentuated the peachy keen fifties dream queen mood of the look with colorful makeup; I selected mustard yellow and peach eyeshadow for my eyes complemented with a couple pink rhinestones worn in the inner corner of my eyes and a peach-colored swipe of lipstick. 

Photos shot by Hannah Carroll, edited by myself. 

Pink dress: Vintage
Pink purse: Vintage
Peach sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Mustard yellow sweater: c/o Shein
Lipstick: ColourPop
Earrings: Vintage via Anthill Antiques
Pink heels: Jeffrey Campbell via ShopAkira 

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