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Saturday, May 28, 2016

[FASHION PHOTOSHOOT] Black & White vs. The Colors Of Summer!

When I put on my outfit this morning I just knew it would be perfect for doing a fashion photoshoot. I had this whole plan in my mind: it would have two of the same photographs featured, one in its actual color + one in black-and-white. I wanted to contrast the difference that a colorful world can make: joy, beauty, vitality... but then, I realized, there is an equal beauty to black-and-white. The nostalgia, the wistfulness, the longing for a different time -- these are the qualities I sought to achieve in the black-and-white photos. I wanted a truly "summer-y" outfit to wear with bright colors + fun prints + funky textures, in honor of Memorial Day weekend that would really kick off the beginning of the official summer months! (Pssst...You can find links to where I've purchased/been gifted these clothing items down below the photos! ;) Also, none of this is sponsored. No affiliate links are present; I do not make any income off of this post. 100% of my own accord.)

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!: I also want to point out before you begin browsing the photos that all I have done is alter colors/no colors so this means that no editing on my body parts has been done... In other words, this means you will see my recent sunburn ( hollaa @ my Snapchat peeps who've already witnessed this, lol!!! :p ), my current food baby that I've lovingly named "Broc" (because not even a photoshoot can get in the way of my beloved Chinese food takeout order of steamed broccoli with spicy garlic sauce), and any other "imperfections." Personally, I think we all have imperfections that make us beautiful, because to be imperfect means to be human, and being a living, breathing, thinking creature is nothing short of a miracle!! So, I say we ought to embrace it. Let your sunburns show! Lovingly display that food baby with a crop top! 

And now, without further ado... here are the colors of the summer. <3 

Why yes, this is, indeed, my booty, lmaooo! :p

A car selfie because would this really be a TPL blog post without one!?!? ;) ahaha!!! <3

Necklace: Back during my junior year of college (STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE THIS SPRING, AHHH!!), a friend had given this necklace to me as a gift! I have no idea where she got it. :p Sorry about that, ahhhh!
Bag: Coach (Simon Premium Outlet Store -- Clinton Crossings, Clinton, CT)
Bralette: Aerie (Tanger Outlet Store -- Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT)
Crop Top: Forever 21 (Tanger Outlet Store -- Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT)
Shorts: Vineyard Vines (Tanger Outlet Store, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT)
Sandals: Nordstrom (clearance section at Westfarms Mall, West Hartford, CT; what a great deal!!)
Eyeliner: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner ( or your local Sephora store)
Mascara: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara ( or your local Ulta store)
Lipgloss: Lorac Holiday 2015 Love, Lust & Lace Lipgloss -- the nude/peach color! (I got this beautiful collection at the Ulta in Old Saybrook, CT, but I believe this is no longer being sold :/ ! However, I think you may be able to find them being sold individually at !! *happydances all around*)

Happy summer, friends!
xoxo, Brooke
(PS - Photo creds go to my mom who has recently begun a photography business, and she was generous enough to take these fashion photos for me in our backyard/patio, free of charge! ;) ahaha!! <3)


  1. I love your outfit, especially your shorts and shoes!

    XO, Brooke

  2. Very neat idea between the colour and the black and white. I also adore those shorts!
    xo Jannine | Happy Stylish Fit

    1. Thank you, Jannine!!!! *takes a grand bow* lol!!! AHH I KNOW I couldn't resist them!!! :p <3 xoxo