Scarlet Earth

For my birthday this year, all I wanted was to escape from the city. Something I haven't done in far too long. The idea of staying in a little cabin for a weekend getaway had me so excited, until I remembered it was February and thus potentially cold and snowy. So, I headed somewhere closer to LA for a day trip instead.

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I wore red to embody my life mantra: Like red wine, I get better with age. ;) I don't remember when I started saying this to myself, but it helps reverse the pressure Hollywood puts on getting older.

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My absolute favorite feature of this gown is its spaghetti strap cold shoulder. It gives the dress a regal vibe which makes me feel like a princess. For accessories, I chose to keep it simple and elegant.

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Pulling back my hair reveals these silver and mother-of-pearl earrings. Added for contrast, they feel like the hidden treasure I like to think I am.

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To keep my accessories cohesive, I stuck to sliver for my necklace and belt. Normally, I don't wear earrings, a necklace, and a belt for one look. However, their minimal design kept them from being too overwhelming.

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This look and the subsequent adventuring after shooting it were birthday wishes come true. When I got home and took a moment to reflect, I couldn't help but feel thankful because this is was truly one of the best birthdays I've had. 

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Dress: Reformation
Earrings: Vintage
Necklace: Recycled Silver
Belt: American Vintage
Purse: Yard Sale
Shoes: Crossroads Trading