My original plan was to wear a brand new outfit–a breezy sleeveless top and linen shorts. Unfortunately, the weather barely broke out of the 40s on the day I took these pictures, so I had to drum up a Plan B.
When I picked out this outfit, I actually wanted to make it a little cartoony–a pair of mint sunglasses just came in mail, and I’m always looking for an excuse to use my Jump from Paper bag–but while I was taking Moxie for a walk downtown, I caught my reflection in the shop windows and thought the coat and the hairstyle had a sort of vintage wartime thing going on, so I decided that what this outfit really needed was a bright Red Baron-esque scarf.
I went back to the mill–yet again–but this time, I set up camp at the trail’s education center. It’s housed in a Tudor-style lodge built in the ’30s, and it just felt like the perfect setting. If I look a little less hyper-cheerful than usual, it’s because I had St. Vincent’s “Paris is Burning” stuck in my head. An excellent tune for the theme.
I had a lot of fun with this shoot, and for the first time in a long while, I felt a little sexy. That being said, I do think Moxie stole the show. Red’s her color.
Jacket: old, ModCloth
Sweater: old, Old Navy
Shorts: old, H&M
Socks: old, Forever 21
Shoes: old, Topshop