Sunday, November 19, 2017

Woodstock in my Dreams

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! The styles of the late sixties and early seventies inspired me while styling this dreamy bohemian look. I transported back to Woodstock in my mind as I selected the pieces to perfect this look.

I recently discovered this eye-catching romper while on one of my Ashby trips and I instantly fell in love with it. I immediately grabbed it and headed to the dressing room and when I slipped it on, I knew that it had to be mine. Its mustard yellow color reminiscent of decades past, breezy boho floral print and bell sleeves all called out to me. It feels very "Jimi Hendrix in the sixties" to me. Discovering pockets in the romper further delighted me because truly what's better than a dress/romper with pockets?

I styled it with a pair of golden platform boots and a shaggy Free People sweater. I accessorized with turquoise rings, statement celestial earrings and a simple golden pendant necklace. Cozy thigh-high socks, a stylish green purse and colorful shades completed the look.

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

Boho romper: Forever 21 via Ashby
Golden boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Fringe jacket: Vintage
Yellow sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Green purse: Ashby
Golden necklace: Vintage
Thigh-high socks: Urban Outfitters
Earrings: c/o Zaful

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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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