the lighting of a great sunset is my favorite for photography. the inevitable haze that glosses over the picture during that moment right before twilight makes things look almost otherworldly. it's impossible for matt and myself to come across such lighting and not take photos. i'm glad i was wearing an outfit i especially liked in order to take full advantage of the situation.
this dress was made for me by and what else is there, an etsy shop run by two talented designers, ami and vivienne. i'm wearing it here both belted and not belted. i love it both ways and am happy it has the versatility to be belted because that opens up a ton of styling possibilities. a huge thank you to ami and vivienne for the dress. i love it and am so excited to have something custom tailored to my measurements.
if you've read my blog or follow me on facebook and/or twitter, you know that i'm all about lesser known designers. i love my prada, my dior, my chanel... but these are all houses started ages ago whose founders have long since died. new talent breathes life into fashion. and i almost love it more when i'm wearing something gorgeous by a designer most people have never heard of and i get asked what i'm wearing. introducing people to brand new designers, especially as a blogger, is the absolute best. so be sure to check out ami and vivienne's shop, as well as their blog here.
wearing: ray ban 3 in 1 lenses RB3460 56 courtesy of sunglass hut . blue shift cocktail dress courtesy of 'and what else is there' . gold cuff . cambridge satchel company for asos in yellow . jones bootmaker boots . belt by tod’s . wishbone necklace courtesy of baublebar