Desert Flower

Saturday, June 8, 2013




Confession: this crochet maxi, is in fact a tube dress! However, it looks awful as a dress, so I turned it into a skirt with just a bit of layering. I decided to use my trusty chambray button down (which is a huge staple in my closet), I knotted it and voila, I have a multi-piece look!

I also decided to pull out some of my Native American inspired jewelry. The Southwest is know for it's large deposits of turquoise and that is why it is incorporated into the Native American culture (in case you needed a history lesson ;)). Growing up, my grandfather had a passion for Native American culture. He researched and traveled across the country, researching their heritage. My first piece of jewelry was a turquoise ring my grandfather gave me when I was 4. I still have, it's set in real silver too. So, you can see how this stone has a special place in my heart. Like quite a few Americans, I have some American Indian in my bloodline, Cherokee to be exact. My Husband is 1/16 Apache too... we should probably start a reservation ;)

Seeing as how I was already incorporating the Southwest into my styling, I decided I needed a desert background for my photos.  Instead of driving out to Palm Springs, I borrowed a neighbor's yard, lol. You would be surprised how many desert inspired homes are within the city limits of Los Angeles. I guess cactus is easier to upkeep than grass!



13 comments :

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Very cute! I just bought my first maxi dress yesterday and I'm excited to style it!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Van Nguyen said...

I love this post. It has a bit of history and your childhood story with your grandpa. And I like desert background and you didn't have to go far. It's hard when you have to make the extra effort to drive somewhere beautiful to take outfit pictures. Those thrifted bracelets are pretty gorgeous.

Monique McCray-Alexander said...

I like the desert background! You got a great deal on the dress and it looks good as a skirt. :-)

Mo
Who is that girl Mo?

weheartbeautyblog said...

What a beautiful skirt! Love the wedges with it too,

xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

ThriftyGirl51 said...

Very cute look, nice jewelry : )

Penniless Socialite said...

Love the dress. I really love how you incorporated the flowers into your photo shoot. Gorgeous shots!
Tara
Penniless Socialite

SimplyxClassic said...

smart! i love it when something doesn't work out one way but you can turn it into something amazing another way!!

Agnes Mayer said...

Great chambray top over a dress. Perfect way to make it look different.

Last day to enter my sephora giveaway and don't forget to link up thursday for my weekly tres-chic fashion link up.

Agi:)

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Jessica said...

I love your look. I love how layering can totally change a look like a dress into a skirt. The chambray shirt was a great way to go. When looking at your pictures I was like these are so pretty, I love the outfit, and I love the scenery. It's awesome that you where just in your neighbors yard. If I were in my neighbors yard, his dog would try to bite me.

Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Jessi said...

Ooo crochet and chambray?! haha totally rhymes. And it looks SO good together! Love the leather sandals you paired it with too. And those pretty wild flowers!
Visiting from Style Sessions :)
Jessi
http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Callie said...

Your dress is amazing!! Love how you paired it with the chambray. =)
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Lauren @ Style Elixir said...

I am loving everything about this look! Fabulous!

Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions :)

Lauren xx
www.stylelixir.com

Sherry said...

I loved that you turned a tube dress into a maxi dress...bravo and it looks fantastic!!! Love that you topped it with the chambray:)

Sherry
http://www.thelifeofthepartyblog.com/2013/06/fashion-informant-linkup-feeling-nautical-on-the-gloria.html