A few months ago I was a part of a photography workshop. It was held in this incredible Victorian home, tucked away innocently in a really urban neighborhood. I walk in the door and there’s this rack of killer wardrobe curated by LA based Recycle 2 Riches. It’s got some mod, some modern, and a smattering of other really cute pieces from the eras in between. Alright, I’m feelin’ this.
Well. It’s been like a year since I’ve paid attention to this. I really regret that.
So much has happened over the past several months. A handful of films, some great trips, and the little baby plunge into my fledgling, part-time modeling career. I’ve been so fortunate to have been a part of oodles of really great shoots with super talented creatives and some very cool brands. I don’t often share more than one or two shots from any given shoot on social media, and that’s a shame. A damn shame, I tell you! So, in efforts to bring myself up to speed, I’ll be sharing a lot of my past images along with more recent ones. This is the first set from a lookbook shot a week or two ago for Livin’ Freely | Rica Boutique, and is part of a larger Glamping inspired lookbook by the cool kids over at B.Rose. I truly loved shooting this.
So without further ado, here are some words about it all.
And I’m home.
It took a minute, but I’m finally settling back in. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it is to be back in some mother lovin’ heat. All I want to do is wear tiny, little flowy things and lie in the sun. And it’s that exact notion that inspired this most recent number.
While gone, I had a hole in my heart the size of these thrifted boots, so as soon as I was back I could barely wait to slip my feet into these little guys. A floral maxi and a deconstructed vintage tee play on the rad, retro party that these beautiful platforms are, while a wide brim fedora makes me feel super cool and mysterious.
The San Diego weather has been very bipolar. I find it hard to really plan an outfit in SD lately, so I always try to balance something light with a warmer piece, since it’s so “hot&cold”. It was cloudy & cold when I went to work, so I paired some distressed light jeans with a crop tank, Chunky Forest green sweater(one of my fave colors, especially for fall) & added some wedges to dress it up a little bit. I was super stoked when it got sunny so I could wear my new fave 5 panel hat from Vans- “He Loves me, He Loves me Not” with cute Daisies all over! I ventured to the Pumpkin Patch in hopes of finding a tiny bb pumpkin (I’m very particular, so no luck lol).
Crop Top- Brandy Melville
With relocating, working, and traveling, I feel like I missed out on a lot of summer. And as I write this (in the rain) from our Pennsylvania apartment, I find myself missing my pool back home and really craving all the wonderful, (mostly) dry heat that southern California has been getting. It’s sad, but I know it’s just a matter of time before it gets super cold over here and I have to start breaking out the tights, so I’ll be damned if I don’t show leg for as long as I can.
This tiny t-shirt dress from Urban Outfitters, a crucial component to many of my summer looks, now helps out my lightweight knit sweaters for days with a little more bite. Kept it simple with slouchy vintage cowboy boots, because they look like summer but feel like fall….Or look like fall but feel like summer? I don’t know. They’re a little bit of both, and that’s all that matters, because they can top off transitional outfits like no other.
As it gets colder, I might swap out this sweater for a chunky cable knit, add tights, and opt for a riding boot. We shall see!
If I had a summer staple, it would be these shorts. High waist and a pretty great acid wash? These just go with everything. Clearly I’ll be trying to get the most out of these bad boys as the warmer days begin dwindling. Which is why I wanted to experiment by pairing these with a comfy, curl-up-by-the-fire knit and an interesting color palette that incorporates both bright and deep colors.
I toned down classic summer pieces – like my itty bitty shorts, turquoise jewelry, and bitchin’ 90’s shades – by tossing on this wine sweater, and tying it all together with a pair of awesome rainbow platforms. This outfit was perfect for running around town. I’ll definitely be revisiting this look and imagining new ways to style these shorts (and shoes!) as we get deeper into the autumn months.
wine sweater – Express (similar here)
shorts – J Tomson (similar here and here)
turquoise bracelets – handcrafted from the Navajo Nation (similar here)
platforms – Urban Outfitters (here)
sunnies – vintage (similar here)
Well jeeze. It’s been two months since my first, and last post. I’ve been so wonderfully busy since that inaugural 4th of July look. I slept roadside as the puppy, the man, and I drove across country, we made the semi-permanent move to Pittsburgh, and spent over three weeks literally living in a movie set, and every second has been fabulous. Now it’s nearly fall and things have finally started to slow down a little bit. While I couldn’t be more excited to experience actual seasons (!!!!), it totally sucks to see summer go so soon. Fortunately, September is that great point where I can transition my wardrobe and I can hang on to some of my light, breezy summer clothes I never had the chance to write about, while still indulging in all the autumn coziness. I’m pretty excited about this and doubt I can limit myself to just one look, so I’ll be putting together a series over the next week or so. Stay tuned!
I decided to style a sundress I picked up on one of my most recent shopping trips. I love sun dresses; they’re easy, and effortless, and above all, VERSATILE. To transition your dresses into fall, try some of my options. This floral slip dress has such a summery daisy thing going on, I love it, but its darker tones makes pairing it with more season-appropriate pieces foolproof. Add layers to your dress to accommodate the changing weather. Go with a patterned t-shirt like I did, or a blouse in a bold color. Next, try throwing new fabrics into the mix. Think denim or leather outerwear. Cozy it up with some knit socks or a beanie, both of which are super great at jazzing up most other summer pieces. I roughed up the edges with a good pair of combat boots, but your compatible shoe options for this outfit are infinite (sandals, flats, cowboy boots, whatevs), so you do you, booboo. Top it off with a statement necklace, or a scarf if it’s nippy, and you’re officially a little ray of autumnal sunshine.
floral dress – Wet Seal (here)
stripe top – Sheinside (here)
denim jacket – Sheinside (similar here)
socks – Gypsy Warrior (similar here)
combat boots – gojane.com (here)
necklace – thrift store (similar here)