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For Funs Sake - Part 1

     I had a birthday recently (woop), and for that birthday I asked a best friend to do a photo shoot with me. Being a creative director for a photo shoot is something I've always wanted to do and that sounds so exciting and creative: planning the outfit, picking the location, thinking about what sort of photo I want to create. It's my way of being an extremely amateur Grace Coddington for a day, while also getting to be an extremely amateur Cindy Crawford, and actually model in the photos as well. This whole experience is probably nothing like the real thing, because in real life I'm sure there are a lot of people vying for a small number of positions in the industry, toiling away and dealing with creative, demanding people for hours in all sorts of climates. This day, as you can imagine, was just fun.
      I knew I'd picked the right woman for the job when, instead of looking at me like I was delusional, she finagled us a fancy camera (thanks JT!), a fancy cameraman (thanks DP!), and suggested we get our makeup done (I mean, if we're doing this, let's do this). We did all of those things, so this post and the next one will feature those photos (one of me and one of her) and, because they came out really nicely and cropping the background just ruined the vibe - they will also feature my face. Fun.

Outfit 1:
Dress | Rebecca Taylor
Shoes | Diane von Furstenberg Mika
     I struggled with what outfit to wear. I wanted something that was flattering and photogenic - in particular that would move and float in any breeze. This dress ultimately was the perfect choice, allowing me to wear navy, my favorite color, and also two pairs of impractical shoes that have been sitting in my closet. These red ones I intend to wear every few months, but usually the special event or wedding involves a lot of dancing or walking and I chicken out. They are suede, and I love the candy red color. The second pair, as you'll see, I didn't ever intend to wear to any place that required more than 30 minutes of walking (in total). They are crazy tall and I plan to use them as bookends in some future house-of-my-dreams. 
 Outfit 2:
      Ok, maybe not yet an outfit change, but we've arrived at the second pair of shoes. These photos also feature some of our background models unsuspecting people just trying to exercise. Also, yes, those are adorable cacti. 
Shoes | Charlotte Olympia
Outfit 3:
     I wanted one additional layering piece, somewhat because I thought it would be chilly - which it was not, but also to make the dress look different. After scouring my closet, I settled on this secondhand Vanessa Bruno leather cropped jacket with lace detail. It hits at just the right place on my waist so the dress looks like it could be a skirt, and the color matched the plant background better than I ever could have hoped. I think this one was one of my favorite shots of the day.
It feels best to end on a smile. 
Stay tuned for a look at Cait!


  1. Love this dress! I didn't realize this was a leather jacket until you described it as such. It looks so delicate, like it must be made of some other material.

    1. Thank you! I thought the same thing when I saw it, and am a bit concerned for when I finally have to figure out how to clean/dry clean it.