This weekend we headed to the city with one of our favorite local photographers, Savannah, to capture some of our favorite personal style pieces!
|Dress: H&M, Belt: Urban Outfitters, Earrings: J.Crew, Shoes: Nine West, Gold Cuff: Ziezo (RIP), Purse: Rebecca Minkoff|
I love shopping at little known boutiques where the workers know you by name. Ziezo was my favorite store in all of St. Louis, and I was so sad when they closed their doors this winter. I still have all of the pieces I bought from there and probably will never part with them because they all hold so many memories...wearing the green Free People Romper at all the summer concerts in 2012; the lace Dolce Vita dress I wore for Valentines Day; my first pair of Seychelles; and for this shoot, the gold cuff that my husband bought me for my 30th birthday.
Geraldine Stutz who began her career as the shoe editor at Glamour and helped launch Andy Warhol was once asked the difference between mere fashion and true style. Her answer was: "Fashion says 'me too', style says, 'only me'." I tend to agree.
Savannah brought us to an abandoned church in the city with these beautiful ivy covered walls. We were in love. It was so fun partnering with her for these photos. Something truly magical happens when creative minds come together to make something beautiful.
Top: Urban Outfitters, Belt: thrifted, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: H&M, Necklace: Urban Outfitters
When I'm not sporting my classic black (which is pretty rare), I tend to gravitate towards earthy, natural colors. I'm inspired by Stevie Nicks, the Olsen twins and anything that a 70's rocker girlfriend would wear.
Paula requested a "Charlie's Angels" pose. I believe that it wasn't the first time she'd suggested this...
Top/Necklace/Shoes: Hong Kong, Bottoms: Forever 21
My style ranges from grandma to tomboy. It really just depends on what the day calls for. I love thrifting for outfits. This also helps me feel unique in my style and proud of my savings! Now that I'm getting older, I am starting to feel like my style is (very) slowly graduating into a more mature, simple style. Of course, this isn't always the case, because I will always feel young at heart, and throwing out clothes seems like a sin. Plus, the boho will always intrigue me. But because I will always look like I'm 15, my style needs to express my true identity as a professional (I mean, I am an accountant after all. I can't always look like I'm still in high school!).
More recently, I've been inspired by designers Lisa Hackwith and Elizabeth Suzann. Both these women design such beautiful pieces with simple lines and a simple color scheme that are absolutely stunning. Their designs aim for that more mature, simple style, which is perfect for me. You can still feel young, but also feel like a strong confident woman. I like that.