Creamy Leather Studded Heels
Leather Jacket: TCBC (bought from Tobi)
Shorts: Boy Scouts of America, thrifted
Backpack: Vintage Fendi
I don’t know if you noticed, but the photos for my post today are pretty rad…I wish I could take the credit, but alas moving around my tripod and standing in front of a lone camera has slightly deterred me from taking on such photographic feats alone…No, these photos today were taking by a very near and dear friend of mine named Ashley Jean. She is a great photographer/illustrator/artist/creator of sorts. We met in College (Brooks Institute of Photography) here in Santa Barbara, and she has decided to be my own wonderful fashion blogging photographer. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this…But! I’ll give you a few specific reasons as to why this is going to be oh so grand. Those being; I will now have more regular posts, with more content, more often. Frankly, I’m thrilled. So this being our first kick off to a new blogging start-we took to the beach.
I wanted to do a more feminine “light” look that could work for the day when it’s still warm here in Santa Barbara, but then goes with a heavier jacket for night for when the temperature drops. I chose a chiffon blouse from H&M that has the most wonderful lace detailing around the neck, with just a poof of a shoulder, and 3/4 length sleeves. This is a great staple piece to have in any girls closet because it is so effortlessly pretty, but goes with everything. I paired the blouse with my Boy Scouts of America shorts that I thrifted and mended at the beginning of this year. These shorts were such an amazing find, and by far some of my favorite shorts ever. I then added my creme leather jacket which goes with the feminine style of the blouse. I paired the whole look with nude heels that have some silver embellishing on the back. The silver embellishing goes really well with the shorts and gives the look just a slight touch of military to contrast with the girliness. And lastly, I added my vintage Fendi backpack that is the perfect balance between casual, classy, and feminine. This backpack, as I’ve mentioned before, was my first designer piece bought for myself, years ago. It’s around 45 years old, and the age is definitely shown on the wear and tear the bag has gotten, but I love, love, love it solely for the meaning it has to me.