It’s always fun to grab your friends and collaborate on a fun & creative project – and that’s just what we did! We thought it would be a great idea to do a little poolside style shoot with myself and good friend Lauren of Vandi Fair. As we’re well aware of, it stays hot in Austin for a long time, so while other states are celebrating the arrival of fall fashion, we are most definitely still in short-shorts mode. I love that each of us has our own vision and passion – Lauren and I love styling, while Kayla is a killer photographer. The best thing about these shoots is that the ideas are often hit & miss, so it’s a lot of fun to just be vulnerable and go with the flow (and maaaybe feel a little outside my comfort zone…bikini pics?!). These types of projects really build our creativity and make for such fun experiences.
Me: swimsuit top – forever21, swimsuit bottoms – victoria’s secret, sunglasses – similar forever21, bangles – nordstrom, gold rings – similar madewell, midi-ring – forever21, nail polish – essie blanc, necklace – kendra scott, omega necklace – similar palm beach jewelry, kimono – similar asos
Lauren: swimsuit – similar asos, sunglasses – kate spade, earrings – kendra scott, bracelets – similar madewell & madewell, link bracelet – kendra scott, crochet top – similar chicnova, nail polish – essie bikini so teeny
The vision for this one was a free-spirit, poolside vibe. Bright, colorful, girly and relaxed! Aka, printed swimsuits, fringe, cutoffs and kimonos. Oh yes, and fruit! Who doesn’t love a trendy pineapple? 😉 Once again, Kayla was a gem when it came to directing the shoot. Lauren and I are definitely not used to parading around in bikinis for the camera, so Kayla supplied some vision inspiration to recreate, as well as showed us what types of poses were most flattering, etc. Clearly, we had a blast – hence, the ample amount of laughing pictures (as per usual with us).
If you’re on the hunt for some not-so-pricey and adorable swimwear – shop the images/links above! Right now, most swimwear is on sale due to the fashion season change, so now’s the time to buy. Not only can you get a few more months of wear out of it, but it’s good to stock up for next year, too! Feel free to click on the lower image boxes to scope out our accessories. From bangles to sunglasses, and necklaces to earrings, we’ve got your poolside summer style covered!
Do you have a fun project in mind? I hope this post inspires you to grab your creative friends and make some magic! It can never hurt to try!
(PS. Yes, that’s an itty bitty “W” tattoo on my right side. I’m pretty much “O’Doyl Rules!” when it comes to my last name. Watson pride! And yes, that’s a Billy Madison reference for ya..!).
It’s always fun to grab your friends and collaborate on a fun & creative project – and that’s just what we did! We thought it would be a great idea to do a little poolside style shoot with myself and good friend Lauren of Vandi Fair. As we’re well aware of, it stays hot in Austin for […]