Hello Thrifters! Today I want to write about something more personal, and hopefully you will be able to know me better. I really want to create a bond with my readers and opening up sounds like a good beginning, and this way we can get to know each other better.
So, I wanted to do a photoshoot for the longest time and I figured that now would be an awesome timing, since it is the last year of my 20’s! I turned 29 in January and have been feeling great about everything I have built in the past years as an young adult. So why not celebrate it with great photos that will remind myself of how great my life has been?
Of course the path was not easy, but somehow I’ve learned how to appreciate the struggle a little better, because they made me grow and evolve and still does. Even this Blog was a dream I always had but never felt confident or smart enough to make it a reality in my life, and I am so glad that it now exists and has been
I feel like today I am a totally different person than I was two years ago, and even this Blog is a result of the big work I have been putting on my self improvement as a human being. One of my goals was to put myself out there more often, face my insecurities and work on my self stem, and part of the end result of it, is the photoshoot I put together with the great photographer Nicole Smaniotto (here is her Instagram).
When I was planning the references for the session, I made sure I would include thrifted items in my looks. Since second hand shopping has been a huge part of my lifestyle, I could not exclude this aspect from the photos, of course. So a photoshoot with a Second Hand outfit would be a priority. I tried to not buy anything new specifically for the photos, and it was a little hard for me, not gonna lie, but at the same time I new if I bought something I would probably not wear it anymore.
To figure out what to wear, I had to curate my wardrobe and understand what were my goals with the Second Hand outfits photoshoot and which pieces of clothing could match with the aesthetics of it.
Let’s talk about the look and why I chose it:
I wore a black dress (100% silk) from Robert Danes luxury design, as you can see in the photo. I purchased it for about 50$ at a thrift store called Seconds to Go in San Francisco (at Fillmore St more specifically). It was not cheap, but even on Poshmark you can find other dresses from the same brand for 500$ or more, so yes, I considered that I good find.
I will be honest and say that the dress is a little large on me, but it’s fine, my main goal was to be comfortable and have a simple outfit which I achieved by wearing this dress.
My style is usually pretty simple and practical, and I didn’t want anything different from that for the photos. I definitely felt confident and comfortable during the session and the results made me very happy!
Let me know what do you think of the second hand outfit photoshoot in the comments session!