Risky Business

October 8, 2014

Hey Lovies!

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 πŸ™‚

We ventured to Greensboro, N.C to shoot.  I loved this small town row of old-fashion vintage shops. Definitely reminded me of the downtown area of my hometown!

I ventured to Greensboro, N.C for the shoot. I loved this small town row of old-fashion vintage shops within the city. It definitely reminded me of the downtown area of my hometown!

Naj: "Want to try something risky, we will get some good shots though!"//. Me: Yes, lets do it! //Naj: *looks at ladder*  You're going to have to climb to the top of the building // Me: Okay! *grabs purse and begins to climb up the ladder* // Naj: DO you want me to hold your heels or something?! // Me: Nope, I'm good! // Naj: Only YOU would climb the side of a building in heels!! *begins to laugh and take a picture! lol :)

Najah: Want to try something risky, we will get some good shots though!// Me: Yes, lets do it! //Najah: *looks at ladder* You’re going to have to climb to the top of the building. // Me: Okay! *grabs purse and begins to climb up the ladder* // Najah: Do you want me to hold your heels or something?! // Me: Nope, I’m good! // Najah: Only YOU would climb the side of a building in heels!! *begins to laugh and take a picture! lol πŸ™‚

In order to get this shot I had to climb onto a wooden ledge that was literally beside the edge of the building’s rooftop! The platform was a little wobbly and had holes in it, so I had to watch were I stood. But the view of city from this spot was beautiful!

 

 

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

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