On My Grind

We did this shoot a few months ago and I’m thrilled to finally share it! Mel (from Mayapple) wanted to create a look for me that was atypical of what I usually do. I guess I gravatate towards the feminine, the retro or even the sleek – but I don’t really do…dirty. That’s not to say that I don’t get dirty. I do. I just don’t usually have photo evidence. I can’t even get beach spray to work; I almost always end up washing it out. I have two bottles of it in my bathroom and I use it…to no avail. I just don’t do the gritty, grungy look well…on my own.

Ahhh, when the professionals step in, anything can be done. Case in point…

IMG_1314-1hair/mu by (the multi-talented) Melissa Arens of Mayapple
photos by (the incredibly versatile) Bo Counts
styling by Melissa Arens & Payton Bridewell

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…so from now on, I’m leaving my “messy” look to the professionals. x

Outfit Creds: Fanny Pack, Sunflower Button Down, Suspenders –> Mayapple || the rest is all mine <3

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I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way. – Jessica Rabbit
Retro on the Runway Lookbook

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COLLABO! Emily’s One Man Band

a lovely little lady named Emily asked me to work it in front of the camera for her rather wildy successful etsy shop. obviously, I obliged. We had a great afternoon full of fringe, sequins, denim and flying through the air with the greatest of ease.
Some of her stuff is recycled and some is upcycled. The amazing leather fringe necklace and fabulous bustiers are Emily’s handiwork.
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What I Wore: Drop Waist

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what I wore: dress – j.h. paul ltd, jacket – vintage leather via grey dog, watch – target, boots – asos, earrings – potters house, bowtie – forever21
This jacket is pretty major. I’m very excited about it. The dress is supposed to have a mid-calf hem but I used some hem tape to shorten and really loved the results.

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What I Wore: The Quintessential Fall Dress

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what I wore: dress vintage st simon via grey dog, sunnies – potter’s house, socks/earrings/platforms – forever21
I got this dress last winter at Grey Dog. I’m not sure I even wore it last year, it screams Autumn which makes me feel like I should wear it in the fall or not at all. Anyway, if one can manage to fit it into the rotation, it’s so very cute and fun and quintessentially fall.

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What I Wore: Mohair & a Bowtie

what I wore: dress – thrifted miss dorby (find on ebay), mohair sweater via cheap thrills, bowtie – target, heels – forever21
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When I mix patterns, (or prints or fabrics or colors) I try to lean towards whimsical, rather than take my outfit (or myself) too seriously. I love to have fun with my clothes/accessories but when taking a “risk”, I find it’s best to be light-hearted.