Mother Earth

 
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Let's forget it's the middle of July and pretend that it's a 68 degree Fahrenheit day in May. Because this is what this fit is made for. Funny story actually, I originally picked this out for this past Mother's Day. I was way into my last minute (like running almost an hour late for dinner last minute) look that I really thought I had to stunt it again for the blog. If my 13-year-old-self was me right now, she would remind herself of when a friend from middle school said to her, "You never repeat an outfit!" Did I feel super cool that I never committed what was then such a crime? Of course. I wasn't embarrassing myself like Lizzie McGuire did. Now that I'm Grown™ and people are cool and sustainability is even cooler, I chose to not give myself too much of a hard time. 

After being employed by the holy grail that is The Gap for a little over 2 years, I have developed my collection of Gap items. As in... this whole look is from Gap. Lolz. I have some sort of weird obsession with eyelet embroidery and also the color white. Definitely mostly the color white. Eyelet, though, is sweet and innocent like a doll. And yep! Yes, this top fits both of my obsessions. Also, these super cool straight wide leg take on the normal khaki, fit like a glove and are incredibly flattering. Big cheers. For this shoot, we wandered around the neighborhood of Lake of the Isles and found some earthy and beautiful scenes. You'll soon understand why the word khaki and Mother Earth are written in the same post. 

 Ok real quick I need to address something, we were doing pride tattoo's at Gap one day, so there is a faded 'TOGETHER' tat on right ankle that you will definitely see throughout this blog post. Part of me wishes it wasn't temporary. 

Ok real quick I need to address something, we were doing pride tattoo's at Gap one day, so there is a faded 'TOGETHER' tat on right ankle that you will definitely see throughout this blog post. Part of me wishes it wasn't temporary. 

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 Only smiles when surrounded by plants.

Only smiles when surrounded by plants.

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 We so happen to come upon a greenery sanctuary! So amazing!!!!

We so happen to come upon a greenery sanctuary! So amazing!!!!

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 Actual pure bliss.

Actual pure bliss.

Credits:

Top | Gap

Pants | Gap

Shoes | Nordstroms

Earrings | Thrifted

Photos taken by Rita

Hint of 90's

 
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We are currently still in winter mode, but it was only a week ago that spring came by to give us a quick hello and therefore giving me the perfect chance to shoot outside WITHOUT A COAT. Weird concept after knowing what it is outside right now. Nevertheless, this shoot was extra special because its the last shoot I'll be doing where Ava is behind the lens (for a while). She has been my photographer for this blog since the start and it has been so f*cking fun having a best friend be my creative partner. It's not the end of an era, but a little hiatus so to speak. Oh god, whenever I hear the word hiatus I get a flashback to 1D breaking up so let's find a different word... Pause? Interlude? Enough of the vocab lesson, let's get on with the details.

So a couple things first, I have been obsessed with wearing turtlenecks/mocknecks under any and all sweaters during these cold months. And second, the ugly dad sneaker trend has been an essential piece to most of my outfits throughout the week. Don't forget the tall white socks that you can easily borrow from your old man's closet. The sweater with colorful, severely colorful, pockets is from Zara and the mustard and white striped turtleneck underneath is from J. Crew. It's like I'm repping my ancestor's flag colors in this shoot, shoutout to Ukraine. So instead of copping the Balenciaga Triple S a.k.a thee ultimate ugly dad sneaker, I had to treat myself to a realistic matter and cop the Nike Air Huarache City sneaker. It's a fine replacement. And can serve the purpose of an ankle brace. 

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 Me leading you to the Whole Foods straight ahead.

Me leading you to the Whole Foods straight ahead.

 Mid shoot nap.

Mid shoot nap.

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 Probably laughing at some joke I made. That's usually the case.

Probably laughing at some joke I made. That's usually the case.

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 Love this shot of the skyscapers in the background. 

Love this shot of the skyscapers in the background. 

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Credits:

Sweater | Zara

Turtleneck | J. Crew (similar here)

Levi Jeans | Thrifted

Sneakers | Nike

Photos taken by Ava Kendall