Summer Off White

 
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Welcome, welcome! This is part 1 of a 2 part Houston series. I traveled down to H-Town to visit my lovely friend and Loon Look photographer, Ava!! As you may guess, yeah, it was f*cking hot! But we sucked it up and made it through the gated community to shoot some photos for the blog. I had to play Versace because of this moment (google the lyrics if you aren't quite sure what I'm referencing to). Yes, the homes provided for a great background too, as you soon will see.

There is something that I have always found so chic about incorporating a white palette for a look. If you don't know my styling go-to of wearing different shades of white/cream/ivory/etc. together, then take a look at my closet man. Firstly, it's color-coordinated and the white color section takes up 1/3 of it!!! Serious. Back in April, when I did coverage for MN Fashion Week, I purchased this button up and linen trouser shorts from The Keep, one of the vintage brands that were being represented in the Circa Now event. Also, I have been putting this coin necklace to good use lately. I love the vintage touch it can instantly bring to any fit. But really, a look like this delivers two of my favorite vibes. First is a 90's Parent Trap vibe. I envision Elizabeth James would wear this. Don't forget that amazing off-white ensemble she stunted while in London. And the other vibe... a summer in Italy. Think of the film, The Talented Mr. Ripley. I've already decided I'm wearing this when I visit. Now, everyone please send Ava a 'Thank You' letter because this is definitely my favorite shoot so far. Ok, photo time now.

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 What is she thinking?

What is she thinking?

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 What is she thinking this time?

What is she thinking this time?

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 This was taken after I got done hopscotch-ing on those stones in the background.

This was taken after I got done hopscotch-ing on those stones in the background.

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 A potential third vibe: Hollister.  

A potential third vibe: Hollister.  

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 Fantasy: Daisy by Marc Jacobs. Reality: giving a bee its space (in other words, darting away).

Fantasy: Daisy by Marc Jacobs. Reality: giving a bee its space (in other words, darting away).

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 Just being me aka Mother Earth.

Just being me aka Mother Earth.

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Credits:

Top | The Keep

Shorts | The Keep

Slides | Asos

Bag | Buffalo Exchange

Necklace | Saks

Photos taken by Ava Kendall

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