Monday, September 25, 2017

Red, Hot & Blue

Photo by Caroline Thornton
Photo by Caroline Thornton
Photo by Caroline Thornton
Photo by Caroline Thornton
Photo by Caroline Thornton

Hello! When Richmond fashion blogger, Olivia Ruffin, announced that she was clearing out her closet a few weeks ago, I was instantly curious. Olivia serves as a major source of style inspiration for myself and many others; her unique sense of style is quite refreshing amongst a sea of bloggers who essentially wear the same outfits. There's something to be said for originality in the fashion industry and specifically in the blogging sphere. Saying that the fashion blogging market is oversaturated would be an understatement and truly, a lot of those said fashion bloggers are just wearing the same trendy styles as everyone else. And where's the creativity or fun in that? I proudly march to the beat of my own drum when it comes to personal style and I love seeing bloggers like Olivia breaking away from those fashion standards and norms as well. 

I managed to snag this cool American flag bodysuit from Olivia's wardrobe for just $4. What a deal! I love its distinct American style and cool girl vibes. I wanted to play up its patriotic red, white and blue hues for this look so I styled it with a preppy vintage white cardigan with matching red and blue detailing. I threw a little black circle skirt and silly vintage heels on with the bodysuit and sweater. 

I accessorized with a couple chic pairs of sunglasses, a vintage purse and my rhinestone "SEXY" choker necklace. Rhinestone adorned lash lines and bold red lipstick pulled the look together. All in all, the look felt very "seventies house wife off to tennis / to gossip with the gals" in the best possible way. 

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

American flag bodysuit: Secondhand from blogger Olivia Ruffin 
Black circle skirt: H&M
Silver heels: Vintage
White sweater: Vintage
Cat-eye sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
SEXY choker necklace: Ashby
Golden watch: Vintage
Black purse: Vintage
Yellow aviator sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage

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