This shoot was extra special to me because my 60 year old mother was the photographer. She just picked up on this new talent of hers, and I have to say this could become her new side hustle. I am in awe of my mother because she is so open to learning new skills and she doesn’t let age stop her.
I planned to shoot in Chinatown because this part of the city has so much character. There’s the bright neon lights and jam packed street vendors that it reminds me of NYC. I miss living in New York so its very reminiscent of my time there spent in Chinatown and rummaging through the streets. The skirt I bought from an LA online store called – The Loeil. I was impressed with the speedy shipping and good quality of the skirt because it was no expensive at all but looks like it could be. For sure, I am going to shop from there again and I’m going to shoot back this part of Boston again.
This day was hot and humid and I thought to myself why hadn’t I worn cotton, breathable clothes. But as someone who doesn’t check the weather or base what I’m going to wear around weather I deemed this outfit doable. In the future I will check the weather from now on.
Do you break fashion rules? I do. I wear what I feel comfortable in, and I believe there are no rules in fashion to follow because then that would take the fun out of styling yourself. Seeing other women not care about “rules” in fashion allows me to be my most authentic self when it comes to my wardrobe. At the end of the day, there are more important decisions to make in your day then clothes.
I use to love wearing shorts. As a little girl, it was something I loved to wear because I didn’t have to think about shaving my legs or the cellulite on my thighs. I guess this about my own insecurities, but put that aside its also a choice. On those hot, humid 80 degree days I have the choice to wear my short shorts and not care, but I let those thoughts creep inside my head and get the best of me. The result is not always cute. I end up sweating through my pants and I look like as though I went swimming. It’s now my choice that I go with wearing pants in the summer time.
Although I was born in Boston, there are many parts of the city that I have yet to discover. This past week, I was able to explore a new neighborhood that was filled with charm and beauty and that is Beacon Hill. Beacon Hill from what I know is a tourist destination spot because it is filled with history and it is very picturesque with its cobble stone alley’s and its lovely small businesses.
On this day the weather was perfect. It was a really warm spring, sunny day. I wore this outfit hoping it would not be too hot but either way I’m happy I wore it. The top and skirt are Aritzia and my accessories are from Proenza Schouler and Mango. Go check out outfit details on my Instagram account at melissainthecity.