On Set - Editorial Shooting

One week ago today my dreams came true.  I never would have imagined at the start of 2016 that I would move to London, England and actually have the opportunities that I have been given.

The day started with us stylist prepping our clothes (organizing and steaming) just before the models arrived, and then they were into hair and makeup.  Next up was the styling.  Above is a picture of one of my classmates/fellow stylist dressing her model.  Below are a few great shots from the day.

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Here are a few shots of the model styled in my look.  My styling choices encapsulated the brief's theme which was Hippie Luxe.

shoot details - Model: Sally Jonsson (Milk Models); cardigan: Blitz Vintage shop c/o stylist archive; fringe suede bra top (here) & pants (here): Forever 21; headband: Ann Taylor (here); shoes: Topshop (here)

shoot details - Model: Sally Jonsson (Milk Models); cardigan: Blitz Vintage shop c/o stylist archive; fringe suede bra top (here) & pants (here): Forever 21; headband: Ann Taylor (here); shoes: Topshop (here)

Fun with friends on set...the best part!!!

Sourcing in Something Old

Hey guys, I have been shopping almost non-stop as of late for my very first editorial shoot, and although it has been a lot of fun, it is also very tiring...hence my face in some of the pictures.

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Believe it or not but, it was incredibly hot in London over the weekend.  However, I still don't trust the weather here, so I wanted to dress nice and cool, but just in case the temps started to drop I wanted to be able to cover myself.  I picked up this maxi dress some time ago at a Goodwill for a few bucks.  Usually, I wear it belted at the waist for a dressy look, but this particular day I just wanted to wear it loose because I felt it looked best with the sneakers.   And this comfy look with the sneakers were a must for running around London, and going in and out of the shops down on Oxford Street.

outfit deets - dress: thrifted c/o Goodwill (here, here); shoes: Aldo (here, here); backpack: (here, here); necklace: (here, here)

outfit deets - dress: thrifted c/o Goodwill (here, here); shoes: Aldo (here, here); backpack: (here, here); necklace: (here, here)

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Life is But a Dream...

Hey Lovelies, it feels like ages since I've last posted on my blog.  My life has been in a bit of a whirlwind over the last few weeks, and today I will be sharing the exciting news.

Pictured above are photos taken during my very first day of fashion styling school.  Yes -  I quit my job, and moved to London to study the art of personal and editorial styling.  I am a foundation student at The London College of Style, and I couldn't be happier.  I've thrown myself in a different environment (completely outside of my comfort zone), with people from all over the world and we all share the same passions for the same thing - FASHION.

My new life, in my new city, is very surreal.  I have been here maybe 3 weeks and everyday is a new, fun adventure...even the hardships are fun and adventurous. 

If there are any of you that are unhappy in life, I beg you to just go where you heart is leading you.  Take the leap and just watch everything fall into place.  I will not say that everything will work out perfectly, but I know that you won't face an obstacle that you can't overcome.

Strong and Springy

Happy Spring guys!!!  The temps are warming up, but I am still playing it safe in opaque tights especially since we have been getting so much rain lately.  I absolutely hate getting rain water on my bare legs.

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In this post, I wore a "muscle" shirt that was gifted to me by my older cousin.  The shirt was actually given to me a few years ago, and I hadn't gotten around to wearing it until just now.  I paired the form fitting shirt with a pink leather skirt I purchased at Zara, and added some opaque burgundy tights to complete the look.

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outfit details - shirt: vintage gifted (here); skirt: Zara (here); tights: HUE c/o Dillard's (here); boots: Gianni Bini (here); necklace: H&M (here)

outfit details - shirt: vintage gifted (here); skirt: Zara (here); tights: HUE c/o Dillard's (here); boots: Gianni Bini (here); necklace: H&M (here)

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Let's Transition - Winter Me Down

In this post, I want to show you all an outfit that I transitioned from summer into winter.

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I purchased this beautiful, bright print culotte jumpsuit from Topshop on sale during the Labor Day holiday.  Actually when I bought it the weather was already starting to become a bit chilly, so I started thinking of ways to winterize the jumpsuit.

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Outfit details- jumpsuit: Topshop (here); boots: Gianni Bini c/o Dillard's (here); sandals: Steve Madden (here); sweater: Goodwill (here); necklace: vintage gifted (here)

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Initially, I thought the easiest way to wear the jumpsuit in winter was to add tights with boots and a turtleneck, which still may be; however I didn't have boots and turtlenecks in the colors I thought would look best with outfit.  So instead of wearing this at the height of winter, I waited and wore this look on a warmer day.

Layering is the key to transitioning any summer item of clothing into fall and winter.

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