Every so often I shoot something at work that I know I need to add to my wardrobe. I guess that is a perk about modeling as you get to try on tons of different things, many that you may not normally try yourself, and learn what works best on your body.
I absolutely love the lace trend, especially for the summer. I think it can be so elegant and feminine, or it can be styled in a way that almost contradicts itself with a leather jacket or biker boots. I fell hard for this trend and though my closet is quickly becoming a lacey landmine, I knew I had to add this Torrid dress to the collection. As you can imagine, trying on a ton of clothes all the time isn't the most helpful tool for somebody who tends to shop a little too often, so I forced myself to wait a couple weeks before purchasing. But when the weeks passed and I found myself still thinking about this dress, I knew my desires were valid. Having the luxury of knowing it fit, I went online and ordered it. Contrary to popular belief, models don't often get free clothes... but Torrid, if you're reading this, I'm happy to take some off your hands.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I LOVE waist belts. Because my waist is smaller in comparison to my hips and butt, belting something at the waist tends to give a little more shape to any dresses that I wear. I'm usually more of a fan of thin belts but I thought this thick-to-thin wrap belt actually worked better with this particular dress. It also happened to match my favorite worn-out wedge boots!
One of the things that really drew me to this dress was the deep "V" in the back. I love when something appears classic and somewhat neutral but throws in little design details like this. I am also a huge fan of this knee length lately. I think it is a really flattering cut and that it really outlines the curves of my body in a nice way.
Though I live in Los Angeles, I feel very lucky to have my parents and one of my brothers just about an hour away in Newport Beach. It's not too shabby to have as an option for a weekend getaway and it definitely provides tons of gorgeous backdrops for shooting. I usually don't post so many photos but I couldn't narrow down any further so I hope you're enjoying the bonus shots!
Photographer: Stefan Brysha
Hair: Style inspired and taught via YouTube- "Sleek High Bun Hair Tutorial"
Location: Lido Island, Newport Beach, CA
Lace Dress- Torrid; Brown Leather Wrap Belt- H&M; Brown Wedge Boots- Steve Madden; Gold Oversized Watch- Michael Kors; Gold/Brown Stone Ring- H&M; Earrings- Nordstrom