Into the Woods

** This post was originally published on on 10/25/16.  Some of the content may have been edited from the original post.  

Hi loves! I'm so excited to share these photos with you! The other day, my cousin Zakir reached out to me and asked if I wanted to shoot.  Of course, without hesitation, I said yes! It was his first real portrait shoot, and I think he did an amazing job. 

We headed up to a tiny town called Piedmont, which is right outside of Oakland. It was my first time going up there, and it was seriously GORGEOUS.  We went pretty early in the morning (around 9:30 AM) so the air was super dark and foggy, which made for the perfect setting, especially amongst all the forest-like trees.  

Now, onto the outfit, which I know is what you guys really care about. ;) I saw this Forever 21 top a few weeks ago in one of their emails and absolutely fell in love with it.  It totally gave me a For Love and Lemons type vibe, which is what really sold it to me.  I love FLAL, but their pieces are a bit too far out of my budget, so finding pieces that give me the same vibe is definitely the next best thing.  This top is super affordable and super good quality, so I definitely recommend it! I will say that it is a bit shorter than it looks on the model, so I would order a size up, if I were you.  These shoes are also fromForever 21, and were such a steal! I'd been wanting a pair of taller, black booties for a while now, and these are seriously perfect.  So soft, such good quality, and for such a ridiculously good price. 

I just realized that this outfit is full of pieces I just recently got in the mail, which is actually hilarious and totally unplanned.  These black distressed overalls are from Black Orchid Denim, and they're seriously so comfy.  I absolute ADORE Black Orchid Denim- they're probably my favorite denim brand! I have several pairs of shorts/jeans by them, and each pair has been incredibly soft, comfy, and durable.  I linked several pairs of similar ones above, all in different price ranges, but the actual ones I'm wearing can be found here.  

Oh, and before I forget: This NARS lipstick I'm wearing?! It's my favorite.  I actually got it for free at Sephora for my birthday, and I've been obsessed with it ever since! It's such a nice, muted red...perfect for any and all skin tones! 

Hope you loves enjoyed this look! Now, time for me to go rest my sore legs (taking those photos required a ton of hiking) and catch up on some Netflix.  Buffy, anyone? 

Photography by: Zakir Siddiqui

Location: Piedmont, CA