Check us out: Phoenix Thrift Finds Photoshoot in Sedona

by Diana

i need to play catch-up with my road-trip posting – and not for lack of inspiration, but because every moment has been packed so insanely solid with inspiration and completely wonderful moments, that i don’t even know where to begin. (as if procrastination will make it any easier?!)

i waited for amber to go to bed before writing this, because i didn’t want to risk the chance of her peeking over my shoulder and confiscating my computer. i know she’s going to be thoroughly embarrassed once she reads this, but i’m willing to risk receiving the silent treatment on the 411 mile drive between sedona and santa fe tomorrow, to share Amber As I See It with you guys.

after hitting thrifting pay-dirt in phoenix on friday, (thank you jasmine!!) we drove up to sedona – a.k.a. “the most beautiful place on earth.” we opted out of the saturday-morning prescott thrifting trip we’d been considering, (hey, it was only day two, and we’re already concerned with car space!) and spent the day relaxing with my brothers, practicing new space-saving packing techniques and exploring a small portion of the mind-boggling beauty that is sedona. (really, if you’ve never seen it for yourself, stop what you’re doing right now and pack your bags for the trip.)

late last night after a delicious home-cooked pizza prepared by rory and my brother james, amber and i hauled the tripod into the back yard, dressed up in the phoenix loot, and played one of my most favorite games ever – Long Exposure Photo Shoot:

plaid skort and pussybow blouse

floral off the shoulder dress

lingerie as dress

lingerie as dress

amber and i have known each other for quite a while through the internet world – we even spent a fantastically fun four (5?) days in nyc together about a month ago. but this is the first time we’ve really spent time being ourselves around each other, and this is the first shoot ever that we collaborated on! (and it was a rather impromptu one at that!)

i just want it on the record that she’s amazing. i’m sure anyone who’s worked with her will tell you that too. this girl can style the shit out of whatever clothes she gets her hands on, and all with the sweetest smile ever. if you ever get the chance to work (play?!) with her, consider yourself lucky.


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