Like I mentioned in Style Guide Part One, the whole process of this shoot happened really quickly, so I had to pull together looks in a matter of days. If you haven't read Part One yet, you can read it here. The pink look was my first choice, but because I had no idea how it would look in person, I decided to be safe and order a second backup option. I came across these Tibi pants on Shopbop and fell in love. I added them to my wishlist, then a few minutes later saw this Self-Portrait blouse. I have mentioned before how much I love this designer, but this piece totally blew me away. I ordered both hoping that one look would work and again, just took a long shot on my sizing.
The pants came in and were way too big, but I loved the yellow on yellow and decided to roll with it. Initially, Kim and I had discussed just one outfit, shot as a landscape, running across two pages. So, I had only been shopping for one look. When both of these outfits arrived, I knew that both had to be featured. They were bright, fun and unique. Pairing the navy clutch seemed to make the most sense. Color blocking always helps make a look pop and this was no exception. Since I didn't have time to get the pants hemmed, I threw on my extra tall Stuart Weitzman, Nudist heels and prayed I wouldn't break my neck.
I am so happy we were able to incorporate both looks. It makes me so excited for spring and summer and all the amazing colors that comes with them. Both of these outfits were inspired by my love of this time of year. I hope in some small way, it inspires you, too! Look for Inviting Arkansas', Style Guide, hitting stands in Little Rock this Tuesday (April 4th).
Photography By Emily Segrest