How many more times will we have the chance to wear summer’s lacy tops and leather sandals? I find myself hurrying to photograph warm-weather outfits that I’d like to share with you before that proverbial window closes Labor Day.
A frilly top of white lace, embroidered flowers and vines, bell sleeves and a ruffled hem is paired with solid brown straps of leather in an interesting combination of feminine and masculine, fancy and practical.
I purchased the Lapis top at Dillard’s one or two months ago, and the pants from Forever 21 several years ago. This could be viewed as a high-low mix, sort of like dusty peanuts and shiny ribbon candy. ;^)
You might find the top on an end-of-summer rack at Dillard’s or its like, but here’s some other online options.
The long strand of red beads is a new favorite thing purchased at a local boutique. Mine measures 54 inches and can be looped twice, the first loop close to the neck like a 1920s flapper, if you want. This Etsy option is 55 inches.
How I set up shots. Ha! I frame the shot using the husband as my stunt double, explain the image I’m trying to capture as I set all the gadgetry, then we quickly trade places and he pushes the button. Many times, because hair, wind, people wandering into the background. He’s a pretty patient guy.
The Real-Real Behind the Scenes Take 2
An old family photo of my great-grandfather, two of his sons, and the many men who worked for him gathered on the front dock.