This outfit is from the first night and what I wore to the welcome reception/people interview on the hotel rooftop. All of these photos were taken by the amazing Grant Legan. I was so spoiled getting to shoot with him this entire trip!! He is so talented and creative. These are the types of outfit photos that I love and really want to do. I absolutely love shooting with my mom, but editorial style pics have my heart. Plus, the scenery where I live is slim pickings!
Shoes: Prabal Gurung For Target/ Bag: Aldo
Everything that I am wearing, besides the shoes and bag, are cotton! I decided to wear this outfit the first night because I knew we were being interviewed and I felt that this was a super edgy/chic NYC style outfit. Since I was there to rep the North East and I live 5 minutes from NY, I just felt that it would be a good representation of my both me and my region. I literally found these shorts 2 days before I left. It’s the first thing I own with the brocade print and I love the gold because it really pops. During this whole trip my bottoms were the statement pieces and my tops were all simple. Since most of what I wore was cotton, I thought it would be a great way to show the versatility with the simplest pieces. I think these shoes made the whole look complete though. Absolutely obsessed and so happy I got them!
Here I am with 2 of the other style setters, Sazan & Emily. The three of us took lots of pics together with Grant during our trip. It was so much fun! Sazan won for the South and is a fellow fashion blogger/ aspiring host and Emily won for South East and works for a really nice jewelry brand. She got us the cutest gift that I will share on here soon. I loved hanging out with them and creating new friendships. The whole trip consisted of fashion, creativity, and inspiration!
Most likely tomorrow, I will post photos and info from the welcome reception. It was such a great night and I wish I was still in Miami!