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OUT TAKES: Reminiscing

September 5, 2016









This past week I added this Upcycled Button Dress to The Curvy Elle Shop. I originally did a photo shoot with this dress back in 2012, while I still lived in New York.  This was one of the very first items I made with the intention of maybe trying to sell, but for whatever reason, I never actually put it up for sale.


My mom took these photos while she was visiting me. I had just finished up a design job that I had not been very happy at, and I was at a cross roads — stay in New York and look for another job or come back home to California and try my hand at my own little business. It was a hard time, because I was feeling “done” with New York and the fashion industry there.


Obviously, you know what decision I made… Since leaving New York, I have not had one moment of regret. I love New York and fashion, but California is home for me and (long term) I could never work in the fashion industry traditionally.


Since I finally put this dress for sale, I thought it was fitting to do an “Out Takes” post of pictures from the photo shoot. (See the original post entitled, ‘Upcycled Dress.’)



I’m Wearing:   Upcycled Button Dress  –  The Curvy Elle   //   Black Tights – Spanx   //   Boots  –  Chelsea Crew (Similar) >


Out Takes: Summertime in January

January 22, 2016







I came across this vintage color block dress in my closet and figured it was time to say ‘goodbye’ to it. I originally photographed it in June 2013 in a post entitled, “Make-Up Free.”  (Obviously) I am without any make up in this shoot. I loved the basic summer style of this dress so much, that I didn’t want to sell it at the time. Here in California, it is one rainy day, so it’s nice to have a little sunshine from summer to brighten the day!


Since having my baby girl, Lorelai, I haven’t been able to do photo shoots and update like before. As she is getting older, it’s get slightly easier to fit in some work (at least this week!). I love taking care of my baby, but I also miss working on my business as much. Here is hoping that this post will give me a jump start back into things!



< I’m Wearing:   Vintage Color Block Tank Dress  –  The Curvy Elle >




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