Monday, November 12, 2012

Closet Raid: Session II

Closet Raid is back! My apologies for not doing one in so long. I'm dealing with the extremely busy schedules of my friends so getting enough time together can be difficult sometimes. Nevertheless, we move on. 

Meet my good friend Aimee! She warned me in the beginning that she didn't have much for me to work with because her job causes her be constantly on the move, so half of the time she is basically living out of suitcases. My response to her: We'll make it work! 10 pieces of unique clothing mean more to me than 100 pieces of mediocre clothing. Aimee has the definition of a diverse wardrobe.  For her session we focused on learning how to put together her dynamic pieces of clothing in a way that can be wearable in everyday life. Every piece was completely different from the other, which made this styling session such a blast! 
This was by far my favorite look of the day. I loved the relaxed look of the button-up tan blouse underneath the BREATHTAKING Pucci vest. I wanted the vest to be the star of this outfit, so I stuck to using black for the surrounding colors. The faux-leather paneled jacket completed the look perfectly. 
 Doesn't she look like such a pretty flower-child!? I can imagine her running through a field of daisy's in this outfit. I love how easy it is to channel different era's in outfits using modern clothing. Like many other things in life, fashion is a huge cycle, recycling only the tried-and-true staples such as the high-waist, the clogs and the denim vest. 
 Urban Outfitters lace-up python wedges. Similar ones here
 This was Aimee's favorite look of the day (if you can't already tell by the smile on her face). That amazing leather vest is from one of our many trips to It's Vintage Darling. You already know how much I love contradictions in outfits, so I offset the harshness of the vest with peach-colored calf-length leggings, giving the outfit a bit of a softer side. 
We can really only be serious for so long. 

If you live in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area and want me to raid your closet, send me an email at and I'll set up a consultation! All genders, ages, shapes and sizes welcome.

Styling and photos by me. 



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