Witchy Woman

Personal Instagram: bambicarina Photo: Z.K.

It wasn't my intention to look like I was summoning some sort of spirit, but I'm not complaining either. Maybe it was my subconscious telling me to sit down and watch 2016: 'The Love Witch' already. 60s period film set in San Francisco starring a modern day witch? Yes please.

I love the unfinished look of this orange and green warehouse. My neighborhood has so many colorful surprises. I feel motivated to walk and explore more for future shoots. Funny story - as I was I was getting comfortable posing near the open door, an employee came out and told us it would be ten bucks a shot if we wanted to continue taking photos. Always nice to wrap with a laugh.

The orange headband and tie were recycled from an old Reformation romper that was too short for my torso. I have plenty left over so perhaps a matching top is in order?

Dress is vintage and was found at a local Buffalo Exchange. Seeing that there are no tags and minimal finishings, I reckon it's homemade which makes it all the more special to me.

Boots are from Joie. I have the same pair in black and wear them all the damn time (see here and here). I love the fit so much that I couldn't resist buying their sister color on super sale. Plus I need to break my black-shoes-only habit. I didn't even mean to make it a rule but one look at my shoe collection says otherwise. Do you have any dressing habits like this?

Inspiration found on Pinterest: Brigitte Bardot

Take Two

Bless Zúñiga Karina for shooting this look twice! Her photos the first round were lovely but I was not happy with my styling and location choice for this outfit. Here were the best shots from the first take [1 2 3]. I can sense in my face that I was not confident with the final details.

For the second take - I embraced the fact I wear my Joie Boots all the time. The thick belt was swapped with a thin belt purchased from H&M years ago. Now this Kate Spade print dress was a lucky find at my local Buffalo Exchange, the hem and sleeves were shortened while maintaining the adorable tiny ruffle detail on the arms. Since my sewing machine is in the middle of being replaced; I made all the alterations by hand which I found to be more peaceful than anticipated. Overall, I'm much happier about the silhouette and I feel the location fits perfectly!

This cute pink church was built in 1926. The ornamental iron and color reminds me of the school year I lived in Dominican Republic.
Another place that makes me smile when I pass by in my neighborhood.

I felt that my hair from the first shoot was overly-simplified for my inspiration below. For the second time around, I made sure to use most of the bouquet in my hair. I kept those flowers on all day, it was too fun! The always darling Nancy Sinatra picture was found on Pinterest.

What's the last thing you felt the need to improve? It can be anything - an outfit, a recipe, etc. I love reading your comments and little stories, thank you for the warm welcome back on my previous post! Happy Valentine's Day!

Photos: Z.K. Personal Instagram: bambicarina

Triangle Island

I adore this triangle island! It reminds me of a miniature version of New York's Flatiron Building. Unfortunately I haven't stepped inside the structure, but I imagine it to be as whimsical as the outside. 

These Joie shoes were my holiday gift to myself. And now seeing the sale tag may result in a second pair in Graphite. They're so comfortable! My skirt is secondhand from asos; found at a local Buffalo Exchange. The dress I'm wearing as a top is from Reformation. I added the black feather straps myself for a fun flair. The inspiration for it was this picture found on Pinterest of Brigitte Bardot. Hat is from Nasty Gal.

Are there any unique buildings you like to visit near you? I'd love to know!

Photos: Z.K. Personal Instagram: bambicarina