Golden Hour.

Typically, these blog posts come fairly easy to me. I’ll brainstorm ideas before I go to sleep, and by the time I wake up I have a clear vision of what I want to shoot. Then, my mom and I go out, take photos, come home, and I’ll publish my post.

Well, not today. Everything started out the same- my vision of what I wanted my outfit to be and where I wanted to go was clear. However, those plans were decimated when we arrived at my planned shooting location (I’ll keep it secret so maybe I can use it again in the future). IT WAS PACKED. And when I say packed, I mean it! There was no way my mom could get a clear shot of my outfit from any angle in that room. So we left and found some other locations that were sufficient enough. Am I still a little salty? Yes. But, am I pleasantly surprised with how our makeshift photos turned out? Extremely! The images really capture the soft lighting I had envisioned and also have a retro feel, if I say so myself.

I’m also grateful for the opportunity I had today to explore some hidden gems in ATL. For example, the photo of me sipping tea was shot at ZenTea in Chamblee. It was a lovely place and I definitely want to go back. It’s uncommon to find such a mellow atmosphere in our hustle and bustle city, and I plan to take full advantage of it in the future.

So, most recently, I’ve been obsessed with The Man In The High Castle. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you need to purchase it ASAP because this show is an extreme “must-watch.” Basically, the show’s about what 1960s America would be like if the U.S. lost WWII, the result being Japan and Nazi Germany splitting power over North America. There’s also a bit of romance, and of course action, that accompanies the deeper storylines that I won’t go into… you’ll just have to watch it for yourself!

Anyways, the female lead, Juliana, was a definite inspiration for my outfit. Her go-to is a high pony with a plain shirt and cigarette pants. For shoes, she wears my favorites: penny loafers. I tried to update this look to the 21st century by replacing her cigarette pants with some moderately distressed skinny jeans. And who couldn’t notice those giant bugs on my ears! Juliana for sure didn’t wear these, but I love them. I got my little friends from Santa after seeing some really cool girls (wink, wink) wear them in Athens. Ever since December 25th, they haven’t left my ears! I’ve found they’re a real conversation piece (I mean, it’s not often you see someone wearing gold cicadas dangling from their ears), and I feel I will continue to venture out into the “statement jewelry scene.”

If you’ve made it to the end, I’m impressed. This is an uncharacteristically long post! But, because it’s been almost a month since my last post, my fingers have delighted in flying across the keys! Until next time Frayed Followers!