Skirt: Zara (similar) 1 | 2 | 3
Shirt: Vivetta (sold out in this color) current picks 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Bag: Chanel (similar color and style) 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Pumps: Brian Atwood 1 | 2 | 3
Rings: Vita Fede 1
Sunglasses: The Row
Lips: Urban Decay in Rule34
Quick hello! And straight to the topics I wanted to go over today:)
The first is how to handle the unexpected: be it good or bad. If it’s good, of course, you would just enjoy it and take advantage. If it’s bad or tricky, in my case, the best way in my opinion would be to just first breathe:), then assess how bad/tricky the situation is. Can it be turned into something positive/ useful? Once you’ve caught your breath – just do your best and keep going. I know it sounds confusing but what I am getting at are the shoot related conditions we’ve unexpectedly experienced due to seasonal limitations and daylight savings. With a rapidly setting sun, we almost lost all of our light in a matter of few minutes during the shoot, which we were definitely unprepared for. But Janice and I kept going to see what the outcome might turn out to be. And honestly I sort of like the twilight session that gave this all black look a little twist, so it wasn’t the disaster we feared it to be. So doing your best and keeping on can definitely work in your favor!
The second topic I quickly wanted to cover would be the quirky touch which includes pop art aspects as well. I often hear something like: “Oh, this is so cute. It looks great on you – if only I could pull it off”. Yes, you can totally do it too! First of all, it’s always about feeling comfortable. If you are uncomfortable with a certain look then there’s probably not much you can do, but if the comfort is not an issue then I can share how to turn fun, quirky, whimsical pieces into wearable ones. The key is to keep them as the focus of the outfit while keeping the rest of the look simple with solid colors, clean lines or really wearable daily staples. In this look, I played off the quirky hand feature of the shirt and the pop art print of the pumps with just an easy black outfit paired with a classic, timeless bag and a relaxed messy fishtail braid. The look turned out to be fun but totally wearable with the subdued “wow factor” of the accessories for making it a daily wear: grabbing lunch, happy hour, attending a friends birthday party or an upcoming holiday gathering!