I love shooting with my friend Jordan. She always wants to better herself and try new things. She inspires me to  do the same.  

When she first told me about the space I/we imagined a super romantic look (flowy dress, fancy hair), but I couldn't find anything I loved and felt would work in time. SO, I thought well let's just go as simple as it gets. A white tank and black jeans. Heels of course. Wavy, messy hair and minimal makeup. At first I thought it wasn't enough. That I had somehow ruined what would have been a super fabulous opportunity to go high fashion and create some amazing shots... then she sent me these. I LOVE how they turned out. I'm actually glad  this is what I ended up wearing. It's me, It's real. Which in turn I believe is even more fashionable than a couture frock. It's taking the everyday and making it look effortless. Fashion is everyday. It's life. It's here. It's now. It isn't just New York Fashion Week. Or the streets or Paris (but hello, that would be a dream). Fashion is everywhere. Fashion is you. 

I love to get dressed up, wear dresses, put red lipstick on, and a pair of fancy heels. But what I love even more is to feel comfortable. I'm a jeans and t-shirt (tank top in this FL heat) girl at heart. Except I don't recommend wearing jeans in the middle of summer in a building with no air conditioning. I could b-a-r-e-l-y move. 

Photos by Jordan Weiland

Tank - J. Crew (similar)
Jeans - Madewell (similar)
Heels - ALDO (similar)

xo, Mercedes