Photography: A very belligerent younger brother who apparently has never taken a smartphone photo in his life, didn’t know how to “focus” a photo, and felt generally uncomfortable standing on a bench in the middle of the road to get the above shot as all the neighbors drove by with stares.
Styled by: Mr. 6th hour of the day. He really puts a “go” in your step when you see (and smell) that the dog pooped by the front door again, but you’re already late for work.
Hair: Careless Leftovers at Tresses by SleptIn. The very best way to get the “effortless waves” is to literally do nothing, but lose your hair brush for five days. It’s large and red. Please let me know if you find it.
Makeup: Eyes: I have a fantastic nude palette of eye shadows, but for no logical reason I used this random sample from bareMinerals that’s got to be at least 4 years old called 5 in 1, Blushing Apricot. I have never found 5 uses for an eye shadow. Lips: Exposed by tarte. Well, really I should say the “remains” of Exposed by tarte because I wore this quick dry matte lip paint the day before and it’s now the permanent color of my bouche. Blush: It took an hour in Sephora on a Sunday, 30 dollars, a bad decision, and a sob story told to the cashier the next day to finally come home with a color I actually like. Dolce Vita by Nars.
Clothes: A black blazer by Old Navy I bought 3 years ago. I still specifically remember the cashier telling me how much she loved Old Navy’s blazers because they’re comfortable. She wasn’t wrong. I originally bought this piece to wear to a job interview. I didn’t end up wearing it. I got the job. A luxurious linen/cotton sweater that I ordered while living in Vermont, and I had the privilege of chicken guts and cow poop staining my clothes everyday. I did not wear it often.
Jewelry: Random earrings I picked up from the POS display in Hobby Lobby to wear to a showing of The Hunts that my husband and I had free tickets to. It was a cold winter night, and we accidentally parked on the wrong side of the campus. They match me much better than I originally thought. $6.99.
Model: Your one and only.