End of Summer 

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One of the hardest things to get rid of for fall is the breezy summer dresses. I completely understand! Especially since it’s so humid here it’s kind of hard to imagine wearing a sweater or boots. So instead of layering up I decided to do a fall colored palette for my makeup.  It switches the typical natural summer look with something a little more bold and smoldering. 

Photography by: Derek Carttar

Lemon Lace

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I can’t believe it’s almost the end of September… Fall starts on the 22nd and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s always a later start for me since I live in the south… the humidity always overtakes my love for Fall fashion.

I’ve been seeing a lot of slip dresses. I found this Betsey Johnson one while thrifting and I loved the pattern.. Feminine and bold. I wanted to contrast the bright yellow with cobalt blue shoes. When I go matchy matchy with an outfit I usually bring in a complimentary color to calm it down.

Photography: Derek Carttar

Slip Dress: Betsey Johnson : Similar

 

Painted Floral

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I’ve been madly thrifting and collecting new pieces. I found this dress and handbag while at an estate sale in Little Rock. The lady who owned it had a fabulous collection and impeccable taste. I even found some furniture pieces while I was there.

Here’s one of the other pieces I found at the same sale.. I love the back detail of the chair. I’m thinking If I can get a beautiful velvet to pull some color out of the back I can fix up the seat with it. I’m not sure the age of the chair or anything so if anyone knows I’d love to hear what the age is. P.s…sorry for the messy room.. I just snapped this picture really quick.

Have a great week!🙂

❤ Christin

Item List –

Dress: $2

Bag:$3

Chair: $35

Photography by: Derek Carttar

Rainy Day Casual 

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It’s been so rainy here in Arkansas lately. It’s always an awkward time in between hot humid days and rain because you never know what to wear. 

I opted for black denim shorts and top to make it a little breezier and paired it with a longer trench. This kind of look can really show off your legs and is a fun casual outfit. Obviously I had to add a pop of color with my bold heels to dress it up a bit. 

What’s your go-to outfit for hot rainy days? 

Have a great rest of the week! Rain or shine. 💛
Top: Ross: $7

Shorts: Old Navy: $15

Heels: thrifted :$2.. I thrifted a lot in California and I got some amazing deals! 

Photography by: Derek Carttar 

Lush Layers 

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This style of drop waist dress is reminiscent of the 1920s. I wanted to keep the romantic feel but offset it with chunky bohemian jewelry.  Don’t be afraid to layer because you can always take off what doesn’t work. It’s better to play with your look – it will help you find YOUR personal style and not what’s on trend. 

I found these Manolo Blahnik heels while thrifting in California this past week for $2.95!! They were a perfect fit for this look. I can’t wait to use them for fall! 

Green Dress: Savers: $10

Silk Calvin Klein Scarf : Thrifted : $1

Photography by: Derek Carttar 

Makeup by: Haley 

 

Sleek Summer Style

 

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My new obsession is Ross and T.J Maxx.. I found this dress while at Ross and it was only $14.. I wanted to do a sleek minimal look to really draw attention to the shape of the dress.It’s been pretty hot here so Ive been sticking to cotton dresses and shorts as much as possible.   Also.. Can’t believe I found this 3.1 Philip Lim bag at Savers!

Green Dress: Ross: $14

3.1 Phillip Lim Bag : Savers: $5

 

Sequin & Stripe

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I’ve posted one of the sets so far from my shoot with Myranda – Here is the second set from that shoot.  I wanted to make it a little more fun with the color and go for it with the bolder pieces. I came to a realization that as long as you’re happy and feel like yourself in what you’re wearing..that’s all that really matters. Have fun and don’t be afraid to try different styles!

Happy Monday:)

Dior Turban: $45 : South Main Creative

Vintage Victoria’s Secret Jacket: My Favorite Thrift Store: $7

Nude blouse: Goodwill: $3

Photography by: Myranda Randle Photography 

Minimal Mood

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We planned out this shoot while walking around the day before. It’s always fun to location scout in new areas because it makes you think of all the types of outfits you could pair with the scenery.

We rode the subway back and forth from changing outfits to our shoot locations, which was a little hectic but fun. I’m always up for adventure and this was one I will hold onto.

I found this dress a while back at an estate sale. It’s another piece I’ve always had in my closet but never found a setting for. I guess that comes with the obsession of clothes – especially vintage pieces. Once you see it, you probably won’t see it a second time. “Just buy it!” I usually tell myself. In this instance it was meant to be… I love black and white but the pattern is just.. AH. I wanted to play up the pattern and decided to use the accessories to do so. Accessories don’t have to be outrageous – sometimes just keeping it simple with the colors will add an overall effect that polishes your look.

 

After this shoot we headed to this awesome Jazz Bar called “The Green Mill”  with one of our friends named Bri that just moved to Chicago for Grad School.


One last shot on the way to the subway!

Item List:

Dress: Estate Sale: Shop Similar 

Hat: Target: Shop Similar 

Sunglasses: Gifted: Shop Similar

Photography by: Derek Carttar

Chiffon in Chicago

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One of my style inspirations has always been Ann Reinking’s wardrobe in Annie(1982). It had such a romantic feel that is so classic. I wanted to take an older style and update it. That’s the thing about inspirations – you can take what’s the most you and run with it. Now let me state by saying I would wear everything she wore in that movie in a heart beat. This yellow dress always seemed kinda dreamy to me. So my inspiration came from Chiffon – It’s a sheer fabric with movement.

I decided to pair my chiffon top and scarf with a darker suede skirt and heels to offset the softness. I always love to hear about what inspires people – even if they are the tiniest detail of something. What’s your inspiration?

Item List:

Sheer Top: Goodwill : $3.50

Vintage scarf: Estate Sale : $.50

Skirt: Goodwill : $4

Photography by: Derek Carttar