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. I’ll let this impromptu editorial speak for itself…
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.
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!
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! 😉
Do you have a summer dress you plan on bringing into fall?
Photos by David Potter