Sunday, May 14, 2017

Donald J. Pliner #ArtOfFun Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign

Photo by Rachel Dwyer
Photo by Rachel Dwyer
Photo by Rachel Dwyer
Photo by Rachel Dwyer
Photo by Rachel Dwyer
Photo by Rachel Dwyer
Photo by Rachel Dwyer

Hello! I recently teamed up with Donald J. Pliner as part of their #ArtOfFun campaign. I was delighted to have been chosen to be part of it because I relate so strongly to the notion of the #ArtOfFun in fashion. I strongly believe that fashion should be fun; fashion isn't something to be taken seriously. It's something to experiment with, to play around with. Ultimately, it's supposed to be enjoyable and a way for you to express your creativity through your wardrobe choices. Forget fashion "rules." In fact, throw that rule book right out the window. Wanna wear socks with your sandals? Do it and rock it with confidence. White after Labor Day? Go for it, fashionista! More often than not, looking fashion-forward relies more on your confidence in your look rather than simply just the look. Wear something crazy and own it and you'll be seen as a fashion icon rather than ending up on the worst dressed list. Of course not every look has to be wild, just have fun with it whether that means going all out or simply playing around with mixing prints. And Donald J. Pliner has plenty of footwear options that allow you to do just that. 

Selecting just one pair of shoes from Donald J. Pliner's incredible selection proved quite tricky. So many various pairs of mules, heels and sandals caught my eye but this cute lil pair of floral mules that I'm wearing above stood out among even the prettiest heels and sandals. I mean c'mon, do you see their pretty pink color, feminine floral design and flattering shape? These are Donald J. Pliner's "Ellis Floral Lizard Calf Leather Mule Sandal" and they retail here for $218. 

I'm not usually one to rock a shoe with a heel any less than say four inches (and yes, I'm fully aware that I'm ridiculous) but I'm willing to make an exception for these low-heeled mules. They're surprisingly... comfortable? They're easy to throw on when running out of the house in the morning in a rush or for a walk in the park with a friend. I don't have to slip out of them while driving or be careful walking in them while on uneven surfaces so I'd say that's definitely a plus. I still love all of my absurd five inch platform heels but these mules definitely filled a major gap in my wardrobe. I've been wearing them constantly since I received them a few weeks ago; I simply can't get enough of them. 

I find myself wearing them with practically everything but love them with this white floral dress more than anything. It was almost like this dress was made for these mules. I recently received this dress courtesy of MakeMeChic. You can check it out here for $15. The floral print of the dress perfectly complements the floral print of the sandals while the colors also play against each other flawlessly. Both the mules and the dress radiate feminine charm and a feeling of dreaminess. 

Of course I had to add a little touch of vintage to the look because is any Tori Radday look complete without it? My style is ever evolving but throughout the past couple years, I've found that certain elements define my style and don't come and go with the seasons. My style is loosely defined by vintage influences, eye-catching heels, quirky sunglasses and pretty little dresses. For this look, I grabbed a beautiful green statement purse that used to once belong to my great grandmother. I also slipped on a golden vintage watch and grabbed a couple of whimsical pair of sunglasses for the shoot. Rhinestone adorned lash lines completed the aesthetic. 

Photos by Rachel Dwyer Photography. You can check out more of her work on her website or on her Instagram @rrrachel08. 

Floral mules: c/o Donald J. Pliner
Floral dress: c/o MakeMeChic
Green purse: Vintage
Whimsical white sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
White mod sunglasses: Nasty Gal
Watch: Vintage


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