Cailin and I have always wanted to do a carnival shoot after seeing some of the amazing shots other photographers get there. Luckily a carnival makes a stop two minutes from where we live every summer. I’d like to say that we were super on top of our goal to have a carnival shoot, but we ended up being super busy and almost forgot about it. We ended up going on the second to last day that it was open and 30min. before it closed, which in hindsight was probably a good decision because the crowds were gone.
When celebrating a patriotic holiday it’s always time to break out the red, white and blue. Normally, Cailin and I do the stereotypical trip to a lake for Memorial Day, but this time we just did a relaxing at-home meal, since our summer is packed with trips and freelance gigs. In turn, I kept it casual with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and this red bandanna tank from my Mom’s 90s closet. I finished the look with a pair of lace-up espadrilles.
Collared tees are such a simple way to get both a polished and casual look perfect for summer. I got this one thrifting, as usual, but it’s really Mossimo, which was a brand that you normally found at Target. However, if I remember correctly Target has since dropped the brand.
Y’all know I love thrifting and finding great vintage pieces. I found this amazing 40s style dress on my last thrifting adventure and it has become one of my favorite vintage purchases. It has so many cute details and is a great representation of how Dior’s “New Look” trickled down into casual ready-to-wear during the late 1940s.
There is nothing more simple, easy and cute to throw on than a swing dress when the weather starts getting warmer. I found this one at Burke’s Outlet on our recent trip to visit family in New Mexico. Burke’s Outlet is pretty similar to a T.J. Maxx or Marshalls, but it is even better because it is named after us!
As many of you know, I own a give back clothing brand (Freely Clothing) and Cailin has a sports Youtube channel (Outboxed Sports)! Our amazingly cool friend recently started an Instagram page (baW) that showcases inspiring women and how they’re killin’ it in their respective fields. We were honored when she asked us to do a short interview for their Women Crush Wednesday feature, so we commemorated the event by getting some new headshots and product photos.
This outfit has a special place in my heart (lol) in the sense that it is a combo of pieces that I have owned for forever, but never had a way to put together. Cailin got me the yellow scalloped skirt when she was out thrifting – maybe a year ago. The shirt was just waiting for turtle necks to make a comeback and the tights were picked up five years ago while studying abroad in London.
Nothing says comfortable like a chenille sweater! I have a few in my closet from the actual 90s, but this one I got thrifting. Chenille has made a huge comeback this year and is being sold by practically every brand, but these sweaters have also been sitting in thrift stores everywhere waiting for the style to come back, so I’d definitely recommend stopping by your local spot before shopping at a big name retailer.
Bomber jackets are just the best for an effortlessly cool look. I got this flower embroidered one from Target and what makes it even better is that it’s sweater material! It is literally the comfiest thing and is so soft.
Don’t put away your floral clothes yet! You can style them in so many ways to make them work for fall like wearing a fun pair of tights, pairing them with boots or adding a chunky sweater and hat. I also like wearing florals that are in muted colors during the cooler months and that was exactly what I did for this look.