Hello Beautiful People! I recently did a session with the very talented photographer Nicole Mickle @nmicklephotography. She wanted to collab with a few bloggers for an edgy dark shoot. I immediately thought of leather. Leather soon turned in to latex, because it’s cheaper. I wanted to do something different from those super slutastic sweetheart dresses the Karjenners often wear. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I found this wine midi dress on Asos.com for around $50.
I absolutely love a lace and boned dress. With the combination of my exposed shoulders. I was head over heels when saw I this sexy yet classy number on runawaythelabel.com. Its Australian brand. So I had to be careful about the sizing. Australian and UK sizes are 4 sizes smaller than US sizes. What can I say? We like our greasy food over here.
When it arrived, it was a little snug. Thank god for shapewear and corsets. After that, it slid on perfectly. I felt like a fuckin sexy vixen. I felt like I could be in a telenovela smacking my cheating man dramatically. Except for the I don’t speak Spanish.
The location is Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site. Along the Ashley River. It is one of the many locations where a civil war battle took place. There were multiple spots to take photos, including a grave yard. However, I didn’t want to go that dark. The day was warm with an overcast. It made for great combination with the deep red color of the dress. It really set the mood. This was one of my favorite shoots so far. I’m excited to Explore more fun spots around the Low Country. Until next time, keep it sexy! 😉
Hello beautiful people! Though, I claim the city of Charleston as where I reside. I actually live in the suburb of Summerville, SC. It sounds like a place where they still have a milk man. Parts of the town look like it too. I rarely wear anything other than yoga pants and sarcastic tees around town. Even when I haven’t been to the gym and didn’t plan on going that day. It’s kind of the suburban thing to do. I really enjoyed skipping around Downtown Summerville, posing as a barefoot bohemian fairy. That’s what I call it anyway.
The sea foam tulle skirt is from Rue 21. I purchased the skirt $9.99. It slips on and off. Which, makes for an easy transition out of the yoga pants. It took me a while to find something that matched to my liking. The embroidered crop top ended up being at target for $12.99. In the same shopping center,thank goodness. It features criss cross back straps and a side zipper. It held me in well, no underboob. I wouldn’t want to scare any school children. Anyway, I bought the gold head band from Claire’s. I don’t know how much I paid for that exactly, but I do know I don’t buy anything from Claire’s unless it’s on clearance for $5 or less. In total my outfit was less than $35. All purchased locally.
I felt sexy and free spirited. The beautiful day must’ve inspired positive vibes 🙂
Hello again beautiful humans. A few weeks ago I got an email from BCBG Max Azria saying the store at Tanger Outlets in North Charleston was closing. The feeling I got was bittersweet. It’s been one of my top brands for almost a decade, and I hate to see it go. However, the thought of the discounts before they closed had my spendy senses tingling. They carried formal, wear to work, and going out women’s apparel. It was my Miami and Charleston staple.
Dress by BCBG
Skirt by BCBG
Skirt by BCBG
My first Herve Leger Dress 2011
I decided to do a little research on what was happening with the company, but I’m not going to go into too much detail. I like to keep things simple. According to the article “What went wrong BCBG” on RetailDive.com the company filed for Chapter 11 back in March. A spokesman for BCBG explained, “Like so many other great brands, BCBG has been negatively impacted by the growth in online sales and shifts in customer shopping patterns and, as a result, has too large a physical retail footprint. In order to remain viable, the company, like so many others in its industry, must re-align its business to effectively compete in today’s shopping environment.”
This is from 2009
Met David Spade on my birthday in BCBG
So, the company is closing down many of their brick and mortars and focusing on online sales. The article went on to say people aren’t brand loyal any more. There’s just so many other options now. I had to agree with that point. The last couple of years I’d rather buy something from H&M, or my online favorite ASOS.com. The clothes are very on trend, pretty good quality, and a fraction of price.
When I’m out shopping, I always visit BCBG, and consistently see the same collection in different colors. I understand having signature styles, but there has to be something original in the bunch too. DVF doesn’t only have wrap dresses, but I digress.
I still have major love for the brand, but I don’t see myself going out of my way to shop online for it. Unless it’s on eBay. I really hope they bounce back. Until then, I’ll just hang on to the memories of my best BCBG Max Azria looks.