I usually try not to write too much about my shoots on my social media and blog posts. I try to give a brief description of my inspiration for outfits and location, but this one’s going to be different. The details of the occasion made way for something so unique that I could not keep it to myself.
This holiday for me has a special meaning. It was one of the first dates I shared with my hubby and marks the anniversary of the day we first met ironically enough on a boat. So when I arrived on location for our shoot with these things in mind I knew this would be memorable. The boats rocked back and forth on the gently moving waves as if they were dancing to the tunes of Happy Hour bars nearby. The sun caressed the water with its shimmer and glitter saying its goodbye as it made its way to Jersey. The mood was set!
We made our way along the dock snapping pics when midway through our shoot we realized we were being followed. A curious little butterfly kept fluttering passed the lens. Now as I mentioned in one of my recent Instagram posts I just lost one of my dearest friends. One who never uttered an ill word towards me and showed me unconditional love every time I needed it. I’m talking about my little Rat Terrier – Roxy. They say a butterfly is a sign of resurrection or a symbol that someone is watching over you. At that moment I was overwhelmed with emotion because I felt like Roxy was there with me. It made the moment that much more special. Needless to say the butterfly ended up making the cut. Can you see it?!
As we wrapped things up I couldn’t help but notice the Statute of Liberty in the background. It got me thinking about the meaning of the 4th of July. It isn’t just special because of what it means to me personally, but because we have the opportunity to enjoy the day at a BBQ with loved ones, sipping mimosas over brunch, and spending an entire day at the beach. Those luxuries are made possible because of freedom. A liberty that allows a lover of all things fashion and aesthetic the freedom of expression. I am thankful that I can dress the way that I want and share it with you. The way we share many other simple things and don’t give them a second thought because of our independence. Thank you to all the men and women in uniform and all those fallen who have fought to preserve our security and for making this holiday one that will always be dear to my heart. Happy 4th of July! Lots of love!! -xx
Denim Dress: 3x1
Shoes: Dior Ovale in Rouge
(SS15 classic style only available at Dior boutiques in Soho, Madison Ave. and Short Hills)
Shades: L'appel Eyewear (Style: Vidi)
Jewelry: Cartier Hearts and Symbols necklace / Earrings: J.Crew /
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