landscape of an august day

August 15th, 2011

On Saturday morning, I had my hair and makeup done for a photoshoot (more on that soon!) and I couldn’t resist snapping a few photos before this weekend’s heat, humidity and rain got the best of me.  I love these loose, beachy curls — to get the same effect, use a 1-inch curling iron without the clamp, or follow my tutorial here.

And you’ll notice a very special addition to these photos… my new bag!  I’m never asking for another present ever again (literally, this takes care of every birthday, anniversary, Christmas and Valentine’s Day for at least a year), but I’ve never loved anything in my closet more.  I can’t wait to break this baby out during Fashion Week!

I didn’t realize how angry I looked in these photos until I’d downloaded them the next day — I was going for a chic, high-fashion vacant stare and was squinting into the sun at the same time.  The overall effect is kind of a confused-ferocious-contempt that could totally land me a spot on America’s Next Top Model… um…. right? 

Which is funny, really, because with this bag on my arm, how can I resist grinning from ear to ear?

Bird by Juicy Couture dress, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, Chanel bag, Forever 21 bracelet.

Tags: style

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 laura // Aug 15, 2011 at 6:42 am

    BEAUTIFUL BAG!! That is the Chanel bag I have always dreamed of owning!!

  • 2 Closet Fashionista // Aug 15, 2011 at 7:02 am

    AHHH! CHANEL! haha…so jealous! I want one so bad! I’m loving your expression in these, haha, its like “yea, I have an awesome Chanel, so what?!”

  • 3 Carly // Aug 15, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Well the bag is fabulous….enjoy it!
    You don’t look angry…just concerned, hahaha!
    Seriosuly tho you look beautiful as always…LOVE that last shot…such a sexy black dress…and your hair looks amazing like that!!
    Actually heading into the city tonight for Naeem Kahns preview party for his HSN line, Timeless.  Should have coordinated a meet up…why do I not think of these things ahead of time? hmmm.
    Anyway- have a great week girlie.

  • 4 Michelle // Aug 15, 2011 at 9:59 am

    That Chanel bag is to die for! And you look fabulous 🙂


  • 5 Sarah H // Aug 15, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Yep, that’s the exact Chanel bag I’ve been eying forever now. SO JEALOUS!

    You look gorgeous, even with an angry face! 🙂

  • 6 Rachel @ Suitcase Secrets // Aug 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Totally glamorous — I like the “I don’t care what you think” attitude!  And congrats on the bag!!

  • 7 grace - stripes & sequins // Aug 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    gorgeous photos – you look stunning!  congratulations on the bag… i asked for the same one for my 30th birthday (it’s in a month..) fingers crossed!

  • 8 Kendra // Aug 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, that bag is amazzzing, but your hair has got to be the standout in these photos!

  • 9 Shasie // Aug 15, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Cute! Looks like a fun photoshoot
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  • 10 Rachel // Aug 17, 2011 at 3:27 am

    I like the stoic model look! And swoon that bag. You are a lucky lady.

  • 11 Christie (Dark Blue Stripes) // Aug 19, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Great shoes and bag.

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