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Pink & Tulle

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One of my best friends got me a tulle skirt for my birthday, and I was so excited to use it in a post! I adore the tulle look. I always remember the opening to Sex and the City and I love the girly simplicity of the skirt. Did you know that the actual skirt from the opening scene was a thrift find that Patricia Field found quite randomly? It’s amazing to think that a discarded piece could become something so iconic!

I added a bold lipstick to contrast with the white skirt. I chose an NP set in the color Florence. This is one of my favorite lipstick brands, and it’s a cheaper one. I paid $5 for it on sale at Target.

Pill box hat: flea market in Jacksonville: $4

Tulle skirt: birthday present

Vintage beaded purse: flea market in Jacksonville: $5

Photography by: Derek Carttar

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A day in the sun

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I am a lover of all happy patterns and flowers. I saw this sunflower dress at Altar’d State about a month ago. I opted out due to the price, but I acquired an extra 40% off sale items coupon! I snagged it for $25.

Every time I want to do a shoot in the middle of nowhere, it never seems far enough. This time I ended up finding this amazing field with a broken down Ford truckbed.

Sunflower dress: Altard State: $25

 

Photography by: Derek Carttar

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Scalloped Skirt

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The details of an outfit can set you apart. Whenever I pick pieces to complete an ensemble I always go with ones that are more unique. I kept the jewelry minimal to keep the overall appearance very clean. I really wanted to keep the scalloping on my skirt as a focus, especially since it accents the legs so well.

Forever 21 skirt: Goodwill: $4

Necklace: Target: $12

Nine West heels: Compassion thrift store: $3

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Happy Fourth of July!

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When I think of fun American styles, I imagine the Rosie the Riveter scarf, denim, and bold red. I wanted to represent a little of each part of the iconic look. I wore a more current version of the scarf, and kept my hair on the messy / curly side so I looked a little more ready for some fun fireworks and lake time! Let me know an iconic American  style  that you absolutely love!

I hope everyone has a safe, amazing, and very happy fourth of July! :)

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I found this amazing dress at Goodwill this past winter, and since it was only 5 dollars, I had to get it! I know during the summer there’s always some type of little mixers or whatnot. I feel like wearing a short dress is typical. I added my flapper headband I got for Halloween as a belt. I always try to find things that are multifunctional and this headband looked super cute as a belt as well. If I don’t have a previously bedazzled belt I stick with a elegant brooch that I can pin to a ribbon or a belt with material. It’s one of the cheapest and most unique ways to detail your outfit.

Pink Dress: Goodwill: $5

Belt: Zara:$20 (It’s actually a headband)

 

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Summer Stripes

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I’m so excited that it’s finally summer! I’ve been wanting to wear some bold summer colors. After I found these vintage sandals at Goodwill, I was inspired to do a 70’s Spanish-styled ensemble. I wanted to add more to the shorts with a print. Stripe is a pattern that can pair well with others. I figured since the outfit was fun, I didn’t want my hair down, so I did two separate buns to make it even more outrageous.

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Black & White

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 I’ve seen a lot of metal frame glasses, and though I thought they were an interesting trend, I wasn’t sure if it would pair very well with a lot of my summer pieces. I ended up finding a cheap version at Charming Charlie. I was pretty surprised to find out they matched a lot of my outfits!

I paired the gold with bold red, and wore a black and white striped dress. It’s one of my favorite new dresses, since it can be styled so many different ways.

The dress is slouchy, rather than dressy, so it made the outfit feel more casually styled.

Striped dress:  Altar’d State (clearance plus 40%): $6

Gold sunnies: Charming Charlie : $9

Photography by: Derek Carttar

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Pretty in Pink

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While I was in Bentonville last weekend I ended up strolling around an amazing little shopping area. I wore my pink J. Crew dress.  Since it was so simple, I felt like my overall outfit really needed something. Since I’ve never gotten to do a flower crown in one of my posts, I figured that it was a perfect opportunity. I found a really inviting flower shop called Shirley’s Flower Studio. The lady who worked there was very helpful, and made me a crown to match my dress in a matter of minutes. She also directed us to Bogel’s Garden City Nursery, which provided a nice backdrop for the shoot.

Hopefully everyone has been getting some sunny weather, because I know I needed some!

Have a good day :)

J Crew dress- Goodwill – $5

 

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A Day at Crystal Bridges

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Maxfield Parrish – The Lantern Bearers (1908)

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Robert Henri – Jessica Penn in Black with White Plumes (1908)

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Norman Rockwell – Rosie the Riveter (1943)

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                             Pablo Picasso- The Architects Table(1912)                  Georgia O’Keeffe – Radiator Building- Night, New York (1927)

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Josef Albers- Homage to the square: Joy (1964)

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Adolph Gottlieb- Trinity (1962)

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Andy Warhol- Coca-Cola (1962)

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Roy Lichtenstein – Standing Explosion (1966)

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Joan Miro- Figures and Star (1949)                                                Henri Matisse- Woman with a Veil(1927)

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I spent my day off at the Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Bentonville! It’s crazy to think that Arkansas could house some of the most well-known art pieces in the world. I saw that the Paley collection was advertised as having Matisse and Picasso, but I went expecting to see just a couple of pieces. The first that really stood out to me was the Maxfield Parrish painting. It seemed to be illuminating the room. The security guard told me that Norman Rockwell, who was a devoted fan of Parrish, was fascinated with the coloration of this piece in particular. He later created a piece that reflected the exact shade of blue used in the background of “The Lantern Bearers.” The Modern Art section of the museum’s permanent collection housed the Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein pieces was exciting! The pieces were all so well-lit and meticulously placed that it made it hard to leave the space. Being able to see a Joan Miro in person was a sublime experience for me. I remember re-creating some of his pieces when I was in school. The process gave me a greater respect for surrealism, and for the organization, balance, and depth of Miro’s art. Just this small piece was nearly overwhelming for me. I look forward to being able to see more of his work in person.

I found my shirt at Goodwill. I love the vintage print, reminiscent of Keith Haring’s art in the 80′s. I wore a breezy knit beanie to add a touch of color and make the outfit look a little slouchy.

Cobalt blue beanie – Earthbound – $14

Vintage top – Goodwill – $3.50

Photography by Derek Carttar and Christin Mullens