Earlier this Summer (before all the college stuff started descending upon me) I had a quick photo shoot down at the local Farmer’s Market with the incredibly talented Emilie Enke…
She was SO much fun to shoot with, and made me feel so comfortable… Because really, how comfortable can someone be as they do a photo shoot in a red sequined dress in the middle of a crowd of 10,000? Very comfortable apparently if you’re working with her!
Although it looks like a skirt, it is a dress with a chambray shirt tied on top. I received the dress as a gift from my friend Ben. He volunteers at a local thrift shop, this beauty came through and the older gals were going to *gasp* THROW IT AWAY! It was in perfect condition so he rescued it and gave it to me!
Apparently it didn’t “fit in” with the style of the thrift store? I thought that’s what thrift stores were for? Finding things that don’t fit in! Finding a really COOL piece that stands out from the rest of the crowd.
And that’s what happened when I went downtown to the Farmer’s Market in this little number. I definitely stood out from the crowd! I had countless people stop me complimenting me on my skirt. (Haha jokes on you, it’s really a dress!)
I haven’t had time to alter the sleeves on it or take it in so I had to be creative. I tossed on this chambray shirt I stole from my old roommate Meredith, and tied it at the waist to nip in the dress.
I’ve since been adding some cool embroidery designs on the back of the shirt to jazz it up a bit… You can check my Instagram for project updates.
To finish off the outfit I tossed on some of my favorite gold jewelry. My gold chain necklace, a fun leopard watch that I just got on sale this Summer and an old chunky gold bracelet I always forget I have but still love.
(side note: Please excuse my “ombre bangs” My highlight appointment was scheduled for two days after the shoot.)
So, to sum this post up.
Emilie Enke is super cool and if you live in the Green Bay area you should hit her up for senior pictures, weddings, or random photo shoots. You won’t regret it.
We need to go thrift shopping more often/volunteer in the sorting room.
I will steal Meredith’s clothing any day.
I didn’t actually steal it, she gave it to me.
Gold jewelry is cool. Lots of it.
Dress – Gift from Ben – Thrifted
Chambray Shirt – Hand-medown from Meredith
Watch – DKNY – Younkers
Bracelet – New York & Company
Chain Necklace – H&M (in York England)
Arrow Necklace – Stella & Dot – Gift from Sister