Summer in South Carolina is usually unbearable! The heat literally hits you in the face like BOOM & makes you want to go back in the house and reevaluate your entire life!
Happy Monday, ladies and gentlemen!! Remember that moment when Beyoncé’s granny (in-law) says, “I was served lemons, but I made lemonade!”? Well, that is EXACTLY what I attempted to create in this shoot with the lovely Courtney S. of Serenity photography based out of Greenwood, S.C.! This outfit symbolizes fun times even when you aren’t having the best of days. The weather was set at “Spring is HERE” degrees fahrenheit with a chance of too much sunshine, which ended up being perfect for an attitude boost! Now let’s get into these outfit details guys….
This top is a simple Hennes & Mauritz top that was purchased for under $10. My perfect lemon skirt was surprisingly found on Amazon a year ago and I specifically remember this being $22! (Side note: THANK GOODNESS FOR AMAZON PRIME!) The sandal heels were purchased from Express. It’s pretty safe to say this adorable spring fling came together for under $50 total. Now that is my kind of shopping!
Ok ladies, let’s talk about fashion accessories! My number one favorite accessory obsession of the fall and winter season in the Carolinas is faux fur! I absolutely love how it gives your outfit so much pizazz. There are so many items out on the market that possess faux fur, but if you’re anything like me, I have to be very mindful not to overdo it. There are some pieces that just aren’t made for my body type. Some woman don’t like to admit that fact, but I will be the first to stop and say “Oh no! Stop it right there!”
To shine a bright light on the items that I can wear, my first favorite fashion add on is the faux fur Pom Pom purse/keychain!
This can be worn on really any bag that you want! The possibilities are limitless when it comes to these things. This Pom Pom came from Charlotte Russe for less than $10.00! Super deal, right? There are some faux fur poms that are more expensive, but those are the “name brand” options such as Michael Kors or Fendi.
My second favorite faux fur look is the scarf!
I was able to grab this gorgeous piece from Target for less than $20.00! Steal! I love infinity scarves, so this one was a must-have! This can be worn with pretty much anything except for other faux fur pieces. (Just in case that was in question.) This is a great piece to use when you’re wearing off the shoulder, cold shoulder, or full sleeved tops and/or dresses. This top that I’m wearing is a mix between off the shoulder and cold shoulder and of course I purchased this from Express. These dark denim jeans are from Express also!
[ Purse featured is a Speedy 30 Damier Ebene Canvas ]
My third and final look for my faux fur obsession is of course, the vest!
I was able to snag this from H&M! I have a black and white mixed one (featured on my Christmas Cheer post), but this brown goddess stays tucked away in my closet, I’m not really sure why though! This is definitely a comfortable piece and the added bonus is that it has pockets! Pockets are the perfect detail on this vest and is quite handy too. It can hold your gloss, phone, or whatever you need that’s compact.
[ Purse feature is a jewel! Contact me for details until future feature post ]
So to wrap this up, don’t be afraid to embrace faux fur! It can be an outfit saving accessory or your highlight element to your outfit! Either way, it’s bound to be a hit!
[Thank you to Row Gallery of Columbia, SC for allowing me to use their brick and mortar located at 2911 Millwood Avenue for my photo session with Lavish Moments Photography (Kristen G.) Also, thank you to Tripp D. Barnes for creating this gorgeous mural for the world to see, appreciate, and love! ]