Thursday, October 3, 2013

Aztec and leather (ok...pleather)

I feel like today's post really goes back to this one. Because Chris, the awesome dude behind the lens of the camera who took (and edited) all of these amazing photos, falls into the fourth paragraph of that blog post about climbing.

Yep, Chris was one of the first people I met when I started climbing. He was encouraging to me from day one and he still fills that role for other new (and old) climbers. He came to see me in the hospital when I did this and now he's the one with a brace on his arm—just for a totally different reason.

One of the best parts about this photoshoot (I mean, besides my killer outfit—am I right?!) is that Chris only recently took up photography. And he clearly is already ridiculously good at it.

But I also love that I can look back at these photos and this shoot and see just one super duper concrete example of the type of friendships I've made since I started climbing. It's so nice sometimes to be able to connect the dots and actually see where life brings you and who it brings into your life.

Chris is getting ready to leave for Cali for a few months and you can bet that me and a ton of other peeps are going to miss seeing him and hearing his goofy remarks around the gym. But I can't wait to see the photos he takes while he is gone!

Ok, here's the cheapskate outfit breakdown:

1. Aztec cardigan, gifted (thanks Ashley!!!)
2. Gray tank, Urban Outfitters ($24.00)
3. Leggings, ModCloth ($34.99)
4. Booties, Target ($24.99)
5. Hat, Target ($16.99)
6. Bag, ATL market ($20.00)
7. Circle necklace, Brooklyn Flea ($20.00)
8. Squirrel necklace, gifted (thanks Em!)
9. Vintage cocktail ring, gifted
10. Tungsten ring, c/o Modern Design
11. Square ring, Brooklyn Flea ($5.00)

Total: Under $125.00

Photos: Chris White

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Samantha said...

Wow. You look stunning and these pictures are spectacular! This outfit is simultaneously stylish and casual, I love it. That Aztec sweater is definitely a beaut. And thanks for your words of encouragement :)

Madeline Veloria said...

What a great fall outfit!! Loving the mix of textures...and the pops of burgundy are perfection!

Veloria in Velvet

ChristelPaola said...

Loving the sweater :)

Ashley Coniglio said...

My favorite outfit ever and Chris did an amazing job on the pics!