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think thrifted ~ spring break’s over, now back to school

008 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfitI actually photographed Kamryn in this outfit at the end of last summer, and had planned on posting these in the fall as a “back to school” style post. But then the madness of fall family sessions hit, and I had to finish them all before the holidays, so all my “just for fun” shoots/editing got put off until I had time to breathe. So the other day, I was thinking about this session, and I thought, “Plaid for Spring? Groundbreaking.” But really, I think it could work! Especially when done like it is here, with some pops of bright, springy colors, and a bit of {black and white} floral on the feet. What do you think? Could this outfit work just as well for “Back to School {From Spring Break}” as “Back to School {Fall Style}”?001 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfitEither way, this session serves up some serious style; and to be honest, plaid will never not be cool. So take some inspiration from Kamryn, and rock it with a bit of fringe and a bunch of hair! Oh, and a spiky choker can’t hurt — or can it?? ;) #lamejoke002 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfit003 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfit004 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfit005 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfit006 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfit007 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfitJust like with all the outfits I post here, whether modeled by me or someone way cooler than me, I always hope to inspire people to have fun with fashion. And also, to think outside the box. Almost every piece in each outfit I post was found at a thrift store. When you shop secondhand, you can feel good about not breaking the bank and also not buying clothes that support a pretty sketchy or downright awful workplace environment {like a lot of “fast fashion” – think cheap mall stores}.

But also, I just love clothes, and I love creating cool looks – from putting outfits together to doing hair and makeup! So this is a fun way for me to get to do all of that, and combine it with my love for photography. It’s nice to take photos occasionally where I don’t have a client to please, I just get to have fun and play. :)009 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfit010 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfit011 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfit012 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfit013 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfitKamryn is the daughter of my good friend Deidra. I’ve had her in front of my camera before for family photos and such, but this was the first time I’d ever done a fashion shoot of Kamryn. And man, she killed it! I can’t wait to have her pose for me again. There’s also another outfit I shot her in that I’ll be posting soon.014 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfit015 plaid wrap skirt fringe choker thrifted outfitKamryn,

You’re a rockstar supermodel! Thanks for making this thrifted outfit look like a million bucks. :)

~abi~

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Kelly BeaneApril 5, 2016 - 10:34 pm

Holy moly, she’s one gorgeous girl! And you’ve convinced me plaid can work for spring too. You inspire me Abi!

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