Shabby Chic.

I could say that this shoot was a wonderful experience full of frolicking on my family’s farm enjoying the serene surroundings, but I’m not trying to make Frayed Edges full of fluff. Y’all. This shoot was HOT. I mean it was late July in south Georgia, so this was to be expected. But, I did not expect to take 5 minute breaks in my air conditioned car to prevent sweating through all of my makeup!

Regardless, the shoot was everything I’d hoped for it to be. The “shabby-chic” look has always been a favorite of mine, which was what I was trying to accomplish here. I wanted to juxtapose my agrarian surroundings + cutoff shorts with my sheer, embroidered shirt and dainty necklaces. I also tried to have some soft waves in my hair to complete the look. Unfortunately, the humidity got the best of them making my hair stick straight by the end of the shoot.

Despite the casualty of my curls, I’m very happy with how everything turned out. Even driving through the endless pecan trees and fields on the way to our farm made me happy. I don’t know why I have such an affection for farms and grasslands, but I definitely swoon whenever I see pastures rolling as far as the eye can see. Maybe it’s because that’s basically non existent in Atlanta, or maybe my true calling is to own a small farm in the middle of nowhere… nope, scratch that- definitely not my true calling. But, for now, I’ll continue dreaming about those beautiful farms where the grass is most definitely greener.

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The Fourth.

The Fourth of July has always been a favorite holiday of mine. It’s a holiday that doesn’t focus on superficial things like gifts, or candy, but actual celebration with friends and family. And, maybe it’s just me, but everything just seems happier on the fourth. The sun is shining, the grill is going, and the flag proudly waving.

Now, that being said, my family doesn’t really go all out on the fourth. However, my “Fourth of July Fantasy” has always been to have a huge BBQ party out in a field with hundreds of people. I’d also include a grand table that could seat everyone for dinner and string lights twinkling above us. Of course the evening would include fireworks and sparklers as well. And at this patriotic picnic I’d wear what’s pictured below!