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

 

Vintage Boho 

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It’s not officially summer yet but the heat and humidity has kicked in full swing. I will say this dress was a little hot because of the fabric but it was a lot more comfortable than I had expected. I’ve been wanting to use the same piece a couple times in different ways so you can truly see how versatile some items are. For instance this head scarf I’ve worn in another post – it’s one of the many pieces I bring when I travel because of its versatility.

Speaking of traveling.. I’m so excited to be going to Chicago for four days this week!! I will be doing outfit posts from there!

As soon as I get enough space on my laptop freed up I will be able to edit and upload some videos.

Can’t wait to show you some awesome Chicago pictures!!!!

Photography by: Derek Carttar

Item list –

Vintage dress: Estate Sale: $5  – Similar Dress

Leather Sandals: Yard Sale:$3

Embroidered Floral

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I’ve had this dress for some time now. Just recently I really started appreciating. Since It’s hand embroidered you can tell by the detail of the sleeves how intricate the design is. The best part about finding pieces like this is the fact it’s such a focal point that you really can keep it simple with the shoes and belt.

I added a touch of warm lipstick and blush to really make my attire pop since I’m a little more fair complexioned. I watched the Movie Atonement and was obsessed with Keira Knightley’s makeup and how simple it was. A couple shots of her makeup..Simple but bold!  I’ll be thinking of a similar shoot because this movie absolutely inspired me!

Item List:

Vintage Embroidered Dress: Yard Sale : $5

Green Stone Necklace: Estate Sale : Similar Necklace 

Leather Belt: Yard Sale : Similar Belt 

Photography by: Derek Carttar

Vintage Dior

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Myranda Randle Photography 

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I stumbled upon an awesome thrift store a couple months ago in Little Rock called South Main Creative. As I perused the shop I found an amazing little section completely dedicated to fabulous vintage clothes and accessories.

I’ve seen this exact Dior Turban before – but obviously it’s a vintage piece so it’s not something you can just buy unless it’s available online somewhere. I spotted it immediately but figured it was a replica. Even if it wasn’t the real deal I would have bought it though cause the colors are amazing!  I was a proud owner of a legit vintage Dior turban and It’s my absolute favorite find so far.

I will be sharing some of my favorite finds – So keep checking up and see some of them!