What I'm Wearing
1. Dress- Free People: XS
2. Beaded Sandals- Shoemint: Kellie, 9.5
3. Sunglasses- Prada Baroque
4. Beaded Bag- Valentino
6. Nails- Chanel 'Peridot'
7. Lips- Revlon Lip Butter 'Tutti Frutti'
I am SO excited to be writing this post- for so many reasons! Primarily because I'm in nerdy heaven and ecstatic over the fact that this is my first completely self-shot full outfit post. I've always filmed my own videos/edited all of my photos, but usually I have someone to at least press the button on my camera to ensure the photo is in focus. The days of waiting for available help with my blog photos are over now thanks to my new remote! If you own a DSLR/have your own fashion blog, I STRONGLY recommend purchasing one of these nifty gadgets. It's inexpensive, easy to use and seriously a life saver. Expect a LOT more outfit posts coming soon!
Outfits like this are very typical for me during the summer time- they're extremely comfortable, yet styled enough to carry you through multiple occasions. I wore this dress during a day of shopping and errands straight to going out at night. Maxis are also great for the summer because they're loose and relaxed while also being attention grabbing statement pieces. Double duty pieces like this are staples in my wardrobe! Pair this look up with an oversized bag and you're ready for whatever the day might throw at you :)
My makeup is minimal- a little tinted moisturizer/powder with some red lip balm. My hair is effortless- literally- I rolled out of bed and threw in a half fishtail braid. Fishtails are such a great, easy look to create- and they always warrant a ton of compliments from strangers guessing how in the world you did that to your hair [click here if you'd like to see my video tutorial on this style!]
I always like to add a little glam to basic outfits like this. I love the subtle sparkle the beaded sandals bring to this look! This is my first pair of shoes off of Shoemint [While I wear heels, I don't typically purchase a ton of them- I was more interested in getting a neutral pair of sandals I could wear all day and with hundreds of outfits] My viewers can get a 20% discount off a first Shoemint purchase with the code CCSHOES [good until June 30th! Click here if you'd like to visit the site]
My other special piece of sparkle? My twitter necklace-turned-bracelet, a gift from my sister after NYFW :) The perfect present for a social media enthusiast. Well. That and a camera remote. Combine the two and you get one very happy blogger :)