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One of the toughest things about being an artist or, in my case, a self-proclaimed “creative type” is the fact that you almost never see your work the way others see it. I’m constantly looking at my work and thinking, “This could be SO much better.” I’m always looking at the people and bloggers that I admire and challenging myself to keep up. Because of my never ending dissatisfaction, I recently decided that I wanted to take my blog and social media photography in a different direction. So a few months ago I started doing some research and trying to find the perfect photographer to bring my vision to life. Enter Whitney!

I met with her at a local coffee shop to discuss my vision and how I felt that my content has grown stall. One of the first things she said to me was, “I’m shocked that you feel that way. I love your content!” Again…that whole “not seeing what others see” thing. But I guess that’s the difference between great “artist” and a just “okay” one. The greats are pushing themselves to new heights. So this shoot marks the start of what I’m hoping will be something new and refreshing.

Featured is a custom dress provided to me by my friends over at Bow & Drape. You might remember another piece I wore from them earlier in the summer. My content isn’t the only thing I’m constantly revamping. So is my wardrobe. What I like about this dress is that it’s a little girlier and “cutesy” than I’m used to, but I felt that it was time that I add a little variety to my usual edgy attire. I’ll never not be the “edgy girl” in the room, but why not have a little range? I paired it with an all white handbag I custom designed with Wink & Winn. I featured another bag I designed with them earlier in the year. I added in a little pattern and color play with a pair of floral print heels and an olive army jacket. I couldn’t completely stay away from the edge factor.

Here’s to new beginnings!

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Dress: custom c/o Bow & Drape | Jacket: H&M | Shoes: c/o Shoedazzle | Bag: custom c/o Wink & Winn | Bracelet: Shoedazzle