Now that the fashion month is finally over and the dust has settled, I decided to take a little time to recover and relax. There is one place I know I can always go to detox and recharge from all of the hustle and bustle of New York. A place that I can walk around barefoot without fear of getting a disease, and lay out in the grass to watch the clouds pass by in peace. That place is my homestate of North Carolina.
I recently came back to North Carolina for a week to spend time with family and to have a little rest & relaxation. A few days after arriving, I met up with my good friend/ photographer Najah Cobb for a shoot. Since our last shoot (Denim Days & Boho Love), I’ve come to realize that shooting with Najah is truly an adventurous and fun time! This time was no different! From climbing the side of a building in heels to literally standing on a hanging wooden platform near the edge of a rooftop to get a great shot. There were no boundaries when we worked together, and a fun adrenaline rush was definitely on the menu!:)
This week’s look was inspired by my love of trench coat dresses. I honestly have never worn a trench coat as a dress, but I remember as a child seeing Fall commercials for TJ Maxx and other department stores on television. It never failed that at least one of the women in the commercial would be wardrobed in a classic khaki trench coat worn as a dress with heels and occasionally a fun scarf. This image has stayed in my head, so every fall I tell myself that I am going to put together a great look that is based around a trench coat dress. Unfortunately I had yet to do so…until today! However, instead of doing the classic khaki trench coat I opted for a green trench to insert some fun color. I added a fun belt, statement necklace and heels with the look to jazz it up a bit and to make it my own 🙂
Green Trench Coat: Ann Taylor Loft // Belt: Vintage // Necklace: H&M // Shoes: Aldo
Photographer: Najah Cobb
Stay tuned in for next week’s conclusion of my North Carolina adventure!
Xo, Chrissy Joy