It's my birthday today. A pretty significant one and I wasn't too keen on sharing, but when I got the "okay" to publish these series of pics, I thought there is no chicer way than to start the blessed day with sharing one of my favorite "party" looks!
I was contacted by the AJC (Atlanta's newspaper) back in May to be featured in the "My Style" section. How fabulous is that?! Moi! Get dressed up in 3 looks and be photographed? Why, absolutely!
A few fab friends came over the night before the shoot and played for 5 hours in my most girlie dressing room.
As we pretended to be characters straight out of SATC, the movie, I ruffled through my prized pieces. I mostly gravitated toward vintage, my mom's pieces and hats. The shoes were a no brainer. My fashionista friends helped me come up with 8 looks but I quickly turned anxious knowing I had to edit down to 3. No easy feat for a gal like me! With over 200 shoes, 250 hats and jewelry that could adorn 10 women for their lifetime, I had to turn on my Rachel Zoe.
I went with this look 1st first for one simple reason: I looooooove this skirt! I've made 3 for myself and every open opportunity to rock one of them, I pull them off my standing forms and wrap them around my waist. While it took forever to make, they're one of my absolute fave pieces in my wardrobe!
Needless to say, I had more fun than words can describe shooting this look! Alison did a fantastic job of capturing the essence of my emotions and all of my Latina personality... the obsession I have for fashion and the love affair I have with hats. She was patient and so accommodating. If only I could dress like this more often, I'd be a super fly, sexy chic gal around town! And would enjoy the stares, honestly!
So for today, though I have no plans, I just may prance around my place in this fabulous piece. Only I'll throw on a comfy sweatshirt instead of the Scottie clad top! A girl is never too old to enjoy the small, happy things. Like this skirt!
Tulle skirt: Bren Herrera Collection
Cocktail hat: Couture millinery made for me in Philly
Beaded belt: vintage
Driving gloves: Banana Republic
Photos by the amazing Alison Church of Alison Church Photography