My boss, A.K.A. the principal, stopped me and exclaimed, "I know where you got this dress! I saw it at The Limited last weekend." One day I'll learn to just smile and nod and make people think I spent a lot of money on my dress. Instead, I said, "Oh, no way! I got this at Wal-Mart for 18 bucks!" True story.
Shoes- Kohl's (similar)
Cuff- Ponder and Stitch
I know some people really hate Wal-Mart, and I'll admit- Sunday grocery shopping there has got to be one of the levels of hell Dante poetized. But a few of their clothing items are cheap and chic- two of the main requirements when I'm shopping. I saw this dress and knew I had to have it, and I didn't feel guilty about spending less than $20 on it. Things were clearly going my way because I had the great luck of running into Maggie of BleuBird Photography the same day.
We've been trying to get together for a blog shoot since November, and it must have been serendipity at play! Great dress, beautiful day, awesome photographer. Now it's no secret that I will beg, bribe, and borrow for someone to take my pictures for the blog. I have no less than four (semi-willing) photographers, not including myself in a pinch, but this is the first time that someone who gets paid to do this played photographer for me (not to say that my other photographers don't deserve to be paid because they do. They are totally awesome, but I am totally poor so that's where the begging and bribing comes in!).
I know it's shallow, but one thing I really love is the feeling of being a "model", so it was really interesting and fun to have a pro giving me direction. I was also shocked at how much time she spent on the ground. Photography is hard work!
Maggie is generously giving away a photo session for any Alabama resident (unless you'd like to fly her to you!) Be sure and enter the giveaway below!
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