It’s been a minute since I’ve posted, but I have a sad excuse. A dear loss in the family had me traveling and tending to priorities. I stayed dressed in ripped up jeans and a stripped tee for 3 days in the hospital and at home the look was my aunt’s vintage pair of floral pjs 3x too big for me and an Old Navy ribbed tank. I was comfortable.
Now that I’m slowly trying to find normalcy in my own life, I wish the weather were warmer and sunnier. It would take away some of the pain. That’s precisely what the day was like when I did this 2nd look for the AJC photo shoot. If you remember in my last post, the 1st look was a classic mix of Audrey, Marilyn with a slight dose of wannabe Chanel. I love that look, actually.
But this one is just as timeless and completely practical. It’s only ironic I’d share an all black look considering how I started this post, but the universe is working like that these days.
There is vibrance and happiness in all that dark color, though! I didn’t realize until after the shoot that the theme was animalistic. The shirt, the brooches, the rings, the earrings— not sure what was on my subconscious, but I kinda like the vibe.
The sparkly tee has become one of my faves and was more recently worn here…. the hat is a vintage staple I picked up years ago in Old Town Alexandria and the shoes were a steal I could talk about forever. This is one the and only designer shoe I cook in. All others are reserved for more appropriate occasions. There’s just something sexy special about the color, the strappiness and the super pique toe! I think they’re from Spring ’05.
And of course, on a sunny day like this one back in April, the sunnies are a must. Gucci never fails.
Harem pant: purchased in Monaco
Linen blazer: Ralph Lauren Black Label
Studded Minni Mouse shirt: H&M
Hat: vintage Woolworth & Lothrope
Sunglasses: Gucci “Havana”
Swarovski cuff: Ann Taylor
Brooches: assortment of vintage and new
Black Murano glass rose ring: purchased in Monaco
Silver octopus ring: Israeli designer
Gold wire web earrings: designed my moi and made my local designer
Photos by the amazing Alison Church of Alison Church Photography.
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.