For my trip to Florida, I ordered a few new bathing suits from Unique Vintage. They have so many cute and more conservative styles that make me actually excited to swimsuit shop. For this bathing suit, I decided to do a pinup style shoot as if it was a vintage Coca Cola ad. In addition to these photos, I also created a TikTok/reel as well. I think some people were a bit confused watching me on the beach and thought it was really for a commercial as one couple asked what I was shooting for.
One evening I took thees photos on the beach during golden hour. I bought this t-shirt with the vintage photo on it at Madewell a few months ago and had been saving it til I got a chance to take photos in. I wanted these photos to be a bit meta of me sitting on the beach while wearing a t-shirt of a woman sitting on a beach. I also wanted to emulate the same vintage glam as the photo with the cat eye sunglasses, red lipstick and scarf.
While in Florida, one of my favorite things to do was to go for evening walks every day. Even though it was still February, the sun stays up longer than it does back up north, so it was nice to be able to enjoy the warmth and sun. I definitely suffer from seasonal affective disorder, so I could feel my mood improve immediately as I began to thaw out. I hope that next year I can work remote and do this again.
Even though I was working remote while I was in Florida, it was so nice to be able to take photos, read, do crossword puzzles, sit on the beach, go for walks, have tiki drinks and spend time with family- truly enjoying the little things. I took these photos with my tripod by the pool one day as a campaign for Bando for their new spring line which is adorable.
I also took these photos last weekend in the snowstorm. I wore this outfit for a TikTok then got inspired to take photos after. My inspiration was Jackie O meets Lana Del Rey. I'm really happy with how these photos turned out as well.
Last weekend, we had a snow day so I decided to get creative in my apartment and take some photos with these sunglasses from Vint & York and shoes from Ecosusi Vintage. Since the beginning of the year, I've been approaching my content differently. I want my photos to be more editorial and aesthetic. I've also been very into flash photography, so rather than fighting cold temperatures and the fewer hours of natural light trying to get photos outside, I've decided to just stay inside and even shoot at night. Even though these photos didn't perform that well on social media, I'm happy how they came out. This year I'm also trying to spend less time scrolling and more time creating, especially without worrying about the numbers.
Before the holidays, my mom and sister and I went to have brunch at Parc in Philly. I took these photos next door at Rogue, another French inspired restaurant. I received this blazer from my friend Gretchen, and thought it was the perfect pre-holiday outfit because of the metallic in it. I paired it with my new denim for a 90's inspired look. I never thought I'd enjoy wearing jeans so much, but I'm really enjoying putting together classic and French inspired looks lately.
Back in December, I went to The Met one Sunday, so of course I had to document my outfit on the steps a la Blair Waldorf. My skirt and top are both from Mademoiselle YeYe, a vintage reproduction company. You can check out their site here.
December 11th was my birthday, so I decided to do a little celebration. I don't usually like to make a big fuss for my birthday, but since it was a Saturday this year I decided to host a little brunch with 6 of my friends. We went to a new French place called Lulu's I've been wanting to try. I'm so glad we checked it out because everything from the decor, food and drinks were amazing. It actually ended up being an unusually mild day, so we sat in their outdoor set up, which was just as nice as being inside the restaurant. I'm so grateful I was able to have this celebration since this was the last "normal" weekend before Omicron shut everything down again and got so many people sick.
When I first moved into my apartment, one of the things I was most excited about was having a bar cart for the first time. That's why I was so happy to discover Lollygag, a home decor company with a mix of new and vintage items. They have so many classic, quirky and sustainable pieces, both retro inspired as well as true vintage. Here is my checklist for making your own Mad Men inspired bar cart:
Even if you're not in the market for a bar cart, Lollygag has so many items that would make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season. They are currently running 20% off on their website- no code needed. And to help make your shopping easy, I've curated a collection of some of my favorite vintage inspired finds. Check them out here: