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Seeing Stars

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I’m feeling under the weather as I write this, but even in the darkest moments I’m still seeing stars. David caught a bug immediately after we got back from Chicago and despite my efforts to keep a distance from him while he was ill, I still caught it. Ugh. I rarely get sick but when I do, it always feels like I get slammed hard! I’ve been itching to shoot some fun fall looks (even have them all put together in my closet) but that’ll have to wait until this cold passes. In the mean time though, I wanted to share a quick series of photos that David and I got recently. We discovered a beautiful locale in Palm Desert, which is now our go-to secret spot.Β I’ll let this impromptu editorial speak for itself…

Pinit

Pinit

I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on this red star number. You may have seen it all over Instagram — it’s Realisation Par’s iconic Alexandra dress. I’ve had my eyes set on it for over a year now and decided it was finally time to cave and get it. I adore the ruffle detailing and the fact that it’s super flattering on my small framed body! For size reference, I got it in XXS. As we transition into *actual* fall and winter temperatures, I can totally see myself layering a cozy sweater over it.

Pinit
Pinit

Lately, I’ve been really into the vintage vibes. For a while, I took a break from editing my photos on VSCO because I preferred more bright and cheery images, but now it’s like I can’t post anything without running my photo through that app first. This dress totally screams vintage, but at the same time has that timeless, modern feel to it. Speaking of vintage vibes, I have a Polaroid camera that I always forget to bring with me on shoots. For this set of photos, I made a point to bring it out. We didn’t get the best Polaroids since the sun was just way too bright at the time, but I’m determined to eventually get a few that I’m proud of in this dress. For now, these photos will do!

Pinit
Pinit

In case you can’t tell, I’m clearly still holding onto summer with this bamboo clutch. While it’s definitely cooled down a lot here, it doesn’t feel like summer is going away any time soon. And I’m not mad about that! πŸ˜‰

Do you have a summer dress you plan on bringing into fall?

Photos by David Potter

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83 Comments
  • Mariann yip
    October 9, 2017

    I hope you feel better darling! Getting sick is the worst and you should definitely get some rest. I am loving this dress and you look amazing in red!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 9, 2017

      Thank you so much for the well wishes Mariann! You’re so right — getting sick is terrible but hopefully with rest I can recover quickly. Hope your week is off to a great start! xo

  • Denise Fry
    October 9, 2017

    Omg I have actually seen this dress around and it’s so cute on you! I don’t know that I would be able to pull it off though. Sorry to hear that you’re sick β€” I think somethings going around because people in the office have been ill too. Get well soon babe!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks Denise! I’m feeling better now. Hopefully you won’t catch the bug at the office!

  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    October 10, 2017

    Don’t ever let go of summer whatever you do babe! I’m sorry to hear you’re both suffering from that bug and hope you’ll get better soon. I know what it’s like when you’ve got a 1000 things you want and need to do, but the fact is, even we bloggers get sick, even though we don’t have time to be sick. Allow yourself to get well though and take of yourself. In the meantime I’ll adore these beautiful pictures and oh, you’re way too self critical regarding the polaroids btw! <3
    Thomas xx

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks Thomas! I’m feeling loads better now hehe xx

  • Emily Davis
    October 10, 2017

    I loooove this dress!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks Emily, it’s one of my faves!

  • Nelo
    October 10, 2017

    So sorry about your health, get well soon. You look absolutely ravishingly beautiful in that dress, the colour suits you so well

  • Ayana Pitterson
    October 10, 2017

    Sorry to hear that you are feeling under the weather. I am like you. I RARELY get sick. But, it seems that when I do, it catches up to me hard. On the other note, you look absolutely divine in this look. I am staring at the bamboo clutch and want one so badly. I see it everywhere, but haven’t gotten my hands on one yet.

    Thrifting Diva
    http://www.thriftingdiva.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thank you Ayana! My cold has definitely subsided since I wrote this post and for that I’m super thankful! πŸ™‚ You’d rock the bamboo clutch! It has been quite a hit and I think it’s perfect for summer. Summer is technically over in Palm Springs but it still feels like it haha

  • Christine Kong
    October 10, 2017

    I absolutely love this dress! The red print is on trend for fall and the ruffles and the print make it feminine and fun. I definitely see this dress taken into fall too! It is a classic dress that you can wear for a long time. It is still so hot in SoCal so that bamboo bag fits in perfectly. I hope you are feeling much better now…it sucks to get sick after traveling. I don’t have a summer dress to take into fall but I have lots of skirts that I plan on still wearing with some cozy knits and coats. xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks Christine! I am head over heels for the star print trend right now haha πŸ™‚ it’s still SUPER hot in Palm Springs… can’t believe its 100 degrees in the middle of October haha. Hopefully it’s a bit cooler where you are!

  • Gracie
    October 10, 2017

    What a beautiful dress. I recently got the flu – sure puts a damper on your activities. Still trying to recover but with that said, here in California we are still wearing summer clothes. Can be a very great transitional piece.

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Aw Gracie! I hope you’re feeling better now! Flu is totally worse than the cold and so hard to kick.

  • These photos are so beautiful! I love anything with a star print. Get well soon xx

  • Katrina Fernandez
    October 10, 2017

    OMG! I so love your photos and the way you project to the camera! Look stunning as always. And love your dress too, you look more beautiful on it.

    xoxo, Katrina Isha

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thank you so much Katrina! You’re a sweetheart x

  • Jessi Malay
    October 11, 2017

    Love this look babe!! It’s still so hot in LA so I’m getting summer vibes too haha hope you feel better <3

    XO, Jessi
    https://www.mywhitet.com/house-hunting-new-fall-staples/

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Right? It’s still 100 degrees in Palm Springs in the middle of October! Hard to believe. On the bright side, my cold is mostly gone now πŸ˜‰

  • Ruthie Ridley
    October 11, 2017

    Sorry you aren’t feeling well! This location is dreamy!!

  • Lauren
    October 11, 2017

    Such pretty pictures and I love that dress!

    Lauren
    https://www.basicbabelauren.com

  • Imani
    October 11, 2017

    I saw that same exact purse in the drift store and decided not to get it πŸ™ , lovely shots you have btw!

    http://www.internallifestyle.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Awww! Why not?! Haha it’s a staple piece in my wardrobe!

  • marcy
    October 12, 2017

    WOW babe one of my favourite post!! Definitely can see this pics on a magazine!! The location, the look and the model are perfect!!!
    Absolutely love this red stars dress looks amazing with your skin tone. I also have this bag and cant stop wearing it lol.
    Hope you are feeling better!

    xoxo
    Marcy

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Aww thanks Marcy! You’re the sweetest! xoxo

  • Nataly
    October 12, 2017

    Hope you feel better babe! I love these photos. They are stunning!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks Nataly! Luckily I’m feeling better now πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie
    October 12, 2017

    You say “these photos will do” like they’re sub-par to polaroid photos! But girlfriend, these photos are STUNNING. The secret location you two found is just to die for. I want to jump into these pics and do a photoshoot for myself. What a fun vibe! I feel you on the editing as well. During the fall and winter, there’s just something about a semi-vintage, almost grainy feel to photos that just speaks to me on a different level than the rest of the year! I hope you feel better soon and get a chance to shoot even more fantastic fall content!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Haha!! Well I mean I realllllyyy wanted to get some nice Polaroids on this shoot! LOL! But don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with how these ones turned out πŸ™‚ thank you so much for the love Stephanie! If you ever come out to visit Palm Springs I’d be happy to show you my secret spot hahaha πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Rachael Thomas
    October 12, 2017

    I’m in love with this star print dress, and it looks beautiful on you! It’s such a great dress to layer for the winter too. These photos are gorgeous, and what a fun location! I hope you feel better soon!
    Rachael

  • Kimmie
    October 12, 2017

    I love anything that has a star print, and this dress may be one of my faves I’ve seen! You look incredible- red is most definitely your color!!
    xo, Kimmie

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks Kimmie! I am totally with you — the star print trend is hot right now!

  • Saida - She talks Glam
    October 12, 2017

    What a gorgeous impromptu photoshoot Sharon! You look absolutely stunning on this dress and the lighting is just perfect. I am determined to make the most of my summer wardrobe as well and have already singled out a few pieces that will make the chillier seasons a bit more bearable (hopefully!). Wishing you the best end of the week gorgeous

    Saida | ,a href=”www.shetalksglam.com”>She talks Glam

  • Mary
    October 12, 2017

    such a gorgeous star dress, i love the color and print!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

  • Rachel Vogt
    October 12, 2017

    This dress is just so cute and you look lovely as always. Such a cute little corner, too.
    @rachelvogttrends http://rachelvogttrends.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks gorgeous! Hope you’re having a wonderful week x

  • Jessica Sheppard
    October 12, 2017

    Absolutely love this print and your images! Beautiful.

  • Amanda
    October 12, 2017

    Star print is so popular right now! I love the ruffles on this dress!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      They really are! And coupled with ruffles you basically can’t say no! Haha xx

  • Jenn Hanft
    October 12, 2017

    Ahhh I absolutely hate getting sick so I feel your pains! Especially because when I get sick, I REALLY get sick too and it’s like the world is ending. I hope you and David feel better and recover swiftly!!!!! On another note, I absolutely LOVE this dress! Definitely seeing stars, with you shining the brightest. That bamboo clutch is such a statement piece that I’m sure you’d rock it all seasons. Never let go of Summer πŸ˜‰ partially because PS won’t let you haha!!

    With love, Jenn
    https://jubilantdose.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks Jenn! David and I are recovering nicely thankfully haha. We’re starting to catch up on work and all that good stuff πŸ˜‰ I do plan on rocking that bamboo clutch all seasons! Especially in California that won’t be hard because it’s the middle of October and still 100 degrees out. I meannnnn…. is it summer or fall? Lol

  • Debbie Savage
    October 13, 2017

    You look so beautiful! I am so sorry you and David have been sick. I was sick last week and I still am recovering! You look so beautiful — the ruffles are so perfect! I am a forever a fan of boho!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Ahh I hope you are feeling better now babe! Being sick really sucks! I’m feeling better now after drinking lots of liquids, taking plenty of vitamin C and eating fresh foods hehe πŸ™‚ thanks darl! x

  • Abbigayle @ Her Luxe Travels
    October 13, 2017

    sorry to hear about you guys getting sick! On a brighter note you look absolutely breathtaking in these photos!

  • Samantha Mariko
    October 13, 2017

    Aww I’m sorry to hear you got sick after your trip, but hoping you feel a lot better now! This dress looks really good on you, and I can see why you would want to use the VSCO app to edit the photos. Has that really romantic vibe to the photos <3
    xo Samantha

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Feeling loads better now, thanks babe! hehe xx

  • Jasemine-Denise
    October 13, 2017

    These are absolutely GORGEOUS! I’ve definitely stepped away from VSCO because it gives it this more muted vibe and sometimes I just want something more vibrant! I know how you feel. I hope you get better love!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks girl! I know haha it’s hard for me to keep my IG feed consistent because sometimes I’ll want bright and cheery while other days I want more of that film look. lol!

  • 204 Park
    October 13, 2017

    These photos are stunning! What a fabulous location

  • Mindy McNally
    October 13, 2017

    You look beautiful in that dress! Feel better! I am not feeling well either! πŸ™

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thank you Mindy! I hope you feel better soon too! Hugs xx

  • Kathryn
    October 13, 2017

    Such a pretty dress! I totally see how it’s both vintage and modern. Hope you start feeling better soon, lady!

    Kathryn β€’ simplykk.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks Kathryn! Glad you like the look xx

  • Aryn Hinton
    October 13, 2017

    That dress is adorable! I really love that bag, though

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks lovely! It’s one of my fave summer bags but I’ll be wearing it into this season too x

  • Mal
    October 13, 2017

    Feel better love and keep rockin this dress because it looks incredible on you!!

  • Kristin
    October 13, 2017

    This is such a gorgeous dress, and what a beautiful location!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thank you Kristin! I have to shoot here more often hehe xx

  • Jenelle
    October 14, 2017

    I am so obsessed with these dresses!! I have collected quite a few of them now! This one is still one of my favourites too! You look amazing in it.
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks Jenelle! Wrap dresses are so cute aren’t they? They’re even cuter with a star print and ruffles xx

  • Sushmitha Gururaj
    October 15, 2017

    This dress is adorable on you! You’re so right that it’s vintage-y but still modern. πŸ™‚ And isn’t that bamboo bag everything??
    xx Su
    http://www.missminussized.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thank you honey! We are bag twins now hehe πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Lacey
    October 17, 2017

    I love this dress and love your editing style!

    xx,

    Lacey
    https://theglittergospelblog.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 18, 2017

      Thanks Lacey! I can’t take credit for photo editing though — my bf does all that! xx

  • Jessica
    October 19, 2017

    Star print is definitely the new polka! I love this dress on you, Sharon!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thanks Jessica! I couldn’t agree more. Been totally obsessed with the star print trend!

  • Bernice
    October 21, 2017

    Oh dear I hope you, and David are feeling better soon! Getting sick, and FEELING sick is so terrible so I hope you both are resting up xx

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/10/18/The-Ultimate-Christmas-Stocking-Fillers-for-Her

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thanks Bernice! Luckily we are fully recovered now and our lives are back to normal which is great πŸ˜‰ hehe thanks for the well wishes!

  • Jo
    October 22, 2017

    I looove RΓ©alisation Par! They’re collection does have a gorgeous vintage vibe to it and I want everything – if only haha! This dress looks amazing on you! The star print is so fab. I think they have a top of this style too which I’d really love to get one day.

    xo, Jo

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2017

      Thanks Jo! I am totally with you. Yes, I do think you’re correct about having a top in this style! I wouldn’t mind having that one too πŸ˜‰ hehe xx

  • Rubi
    November 12, 2017

    Sharon you look so stunning!! That red dress is such a dream on you babe!
    x Rubi

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