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 

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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

 

 

Blush Pink

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I wish I could have posted the full set earlier because I absolutely loved doing this shoot with Myranda. We did three separate outfit shoots. We found a great spot in Little Rock for this set. It really speaks for itself. I will be posting the other ones as soon as possible because It’s exciting to see the finished product and I really wanna share. We are currently talking about a fun shoot for July – It will be a retro bridal shoot and I can’t wait!

This blush pink dress was a thrift find in Hot Springs. Adding the silk colorful scarf highlighted the neckline. It’s a classic look that can be more fun for a date night than just a typical LBD.

Dress: Thrift Store:$5 : Similar Piece for $39   or  Similar Piece for $199 

Lavender Scarf: Goodwill:$1 : Similar Piece for $49  or Similar Piece for $128

Photography By: Myranda Randle

 

Deco Pattern

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I loved having the opportunity to do pictures in Chicago. It’s truly a one of a kind city. We ended up taking the subway and it was so much fun. I was pretty wore out by the end of the day.

Anyways..Lets talk about my outfit! This top is hard not to love because of the pattern. If you look closely it has 1930’s ladies putting on make/chatting. I paired it with a brown hat and shorts to pull out the darker shade in the pattern. Adding some large hoop earrings pulled out some drama to the whole ensemble.

It’s the start of the week and I hope everyone has a great Monday!

Items:

Vintage 1970’s top: Thrift Store: $6

Photography by: Derek Carttar

 

 

 

Draped in Emerald 

 

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Creating a setting for any outfit can change the way you look at it. When you flip through the pages of a Vogue it’s not just the beautiful clothes that stand out – It’s the carefully thought out sets that make the clothes even more beautiful. Being an avid lover of both high fashion and beautiful pictures I wanted to do my own version of a Vogue shoot, but with my thrifty finds!

Price List –

Nine West Dress: Good Will : $5

Earrings: Estate sale: In a bag full of goodies for $3

Steve Madden Sandals: T.J Maxx: $25

Photography by: Derek Carttar