Doll Baby Stripes
I mentioned in an earlier post that I had been working with photographer and friend, Erika Wetterlin, of Erika Aileen Photography, on a couple of cool projects!. This is the first look that we shot together in downtown Lafayette. Working with Erika is so fun!! My expectations going into the shoot were just to get some different shots. You know, not just the standard walking into the camera while looking slightly downward. Haha. I think you'll be able to see from these photos that we far exceeded that!! Erika is a joyful soul and is always upbeat. She was able to direct me and give me tips throughout the shoot until we got the shots that we wanted. I would recommend her if you are looking for an engagement or wedding photographer, or just someone to take some portraits of you for whatever reason.
This outfit has got to be one of my favorite looks for the season. (I will probably be wearing this to one of the many weddings we have this year, so you may see it again.) I call this top my doll baby top because that's exactly what I feel like when I put it on. I was thinking about what I wanted to wear with it, and I knew I wanted something high contrasting. That's another thing that I go for often. I LOVE high contrasting/clashing combos...with solids and with prints. When I put on the paisley fabric skirt, I did a little jig because I was like, this is it man. A lot of people say mixing patterns is a big NO, but I think it can be done very well and it makes your look very individualistic. I've seen several of the bloggers that I follow post pics in this shirt, and yet, I feel like my spin brings something new to it. I would love to hear what you guys think!
As the title of this post suggests, I was head to toe J.Crew for this look. Shoes: J.Crew, similar here. Skirt: J.Crew Factory, similar here. Shirt: J.Crew, found here, and similar here. Necklace: J.Crew, similar here from J.Crew Factory. Watch: Fossil, found here. Sunnies: Illesteva, found here.