This past Saturday I had the luxury of being able to feature a recent client of mine, Abigail Gedon of PWDR Beaute. For those of you that are not familiar with her work, you should be! She has started a YouTube channel where she shares “motd” and make-up reviews. She’s also one of the make-up artists for Hot Tomato Portrait Studio. That means I get to work alongside her during some of the shoots that I style. You can also find her on facebook and instagram @pwdrbeaute.
So what does a styling session look like with me? Abigail is going on a vacation to Mexico for a beach wedding and wanted to make sure she packed stylish, yet practical clothing as well as an appropriate dress to wear on a beach for the wedding.
I started out by going to her house so I could see what clothing she already had and then suggested what pieces she should invest in. The only pieces I saw her missing were if she wanted to have an extra casual dress. I recommended doing a light off-the-shoulder dress. I then recommended another pair of sandals.
As you see in the above image of Abigail, she is wearing a mustard colored flowy maxi skirt with a printed crop top. I loved pairing these two things together because of the brightness of the skirt and then tying in some brighter neutrals. I also looked through her jewelry and found the perfect statement necklace that tied in the mustard skirt and provided more color to this look. Some people are leary to mix in a busy necklace with a printed top, but this works perfectly! This might not work with just any look, so you’ll have to reign in on what is too busy to you. But because of how the colors stand out against this print, it works great.
We also went with a simple, yet colorful bracelet to help bring accent colors down closer to the skirt. The look was then finished off with a pair of cognac colored sandals.
For another look, I paired this black crop top with her button-up striped skirt along with cognac colored sandals. A lot of people still follow these “fashion rules” that don’t exist anymore; mixing black and brown being one of them. I LOVE the warmth the cognac brings to this outfit.
I also completed the look with a tortoise shell statement necklace to tie in the black and cognac. Plus, think of all the handbags you see where they mix black and brown together and it looks simply fantastic! We then stuck with a simple, yet slightly detailed bracelet.
This look was one that I didn’t put together entirely; just gave tips with what shoes to wear. As I mentioned above I recommended her finding a light-weight off-the-shoulder dress and she picked out the PERFECT one! Check out how beautiful that color is on her?! She accessorized with a simple drop necklace and we added in the handbag to finish off this simple, yet chic outfit!
Lastly, this is the dress we chose to have her wear for the beach wedding. Since it is going to be on the sand, we knew she had to have a practical show so we went with a metallic gold gladiator sandal. Clearly, purple is Abigail’s color! Look how fabulous she looks in it. And her make-up compliments with it so nicely.
This dress still had the tags on it because she ordered it online and didn’t realize how high the slit was. I must say I am all about being daring, especially on vacation with a beach setting but this slit was absolutely too high. I am a “fixer” by nature so I couldn’t let it go because I hated for her to not wear it because of the slit. I stitched it up just enough so she felt comfortable and it worked out great! She’s wearing the same drop necklace as the previous look. Which brings me to another point; don’t be afraid to recycle jewelry when on vacation, it saves room and tangled messes!
If you’re needing help with any styling tips, or packing for a getaway I would love to assist. We can go shopping together or I can use what clothing you already have! Heck, we can mix the two together. Message me for any questions. Don’t forget to check out her social media and you can visit Hot Tomato’s site for a session and we can assist with your dream shoot!
Your Faithful Dreamer,