June Gloom

Tunic Dress: Ginger G, Chemise: American Apparel, Belt: Forever 21, Jacket: Thread & Supply, Shoes: Banana Republic, Sunglasses Ray-Ban 
Photos by Katie Parker

June Gloom is a term used in southern California to describe the weather during early summer.  Overcast skies, and cool weather make for interesting clothing choices.  This great faux leather jacket by Thread & Supply is perfect in keeping comfortable in cool conditions. When the sun decides to peek out and announce that it's summer then I'm prepared in my light, sheer dress.  Any long tunic can be converted into a dress--add a skinny belt for some shape. There's no reason to let the gloom in June bring you down--instead have fun with the endless spring/summer clothing combinations.  

Thread & Supply is another Los Angeles based brand.  And the owners/designers are dear friends of mine from Maryland.  They offer a great range of outerwear in various styles for the fashion conscious woman.  I will be posting more great pieces from them soon.  

Our location for this shoot was the railroad tracks that run along the L.A. River in downtown.  The area is eery yet peaceful.  We highly recommend the area to photographers looking for cool locations.  

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Just Beachy

Hello, Mr. Gull!
  Shirt: H&M, Skirt: American Apparel, Bikini Top: H&M, Bikini Bottom: Topshop
Photos by Katie Parker

With Memorial weekend creeping up and summer right around the corner, the time is now to shop for that swimsuit.  Although the selection can be overwhelming, I dig the ones at H&M. Yes, Beyonce, you can convince me to buy anything.  Where is your favorite place to shop for bathing suits?  

Living in California, the beaches are endless and the weather always perfect.  Since the temperatures aren't summer hot yet, I decided on a midi skirt to wear with my bikini on a day in Malibu.  This way I can enjoy the beach and hop on over to brunch at Geoffrey's or Moonshadows (I recommend having a drink at the bar area that's right above the ocean.  I almost always see a family of dolphins). There are bikinis and bathing suits for every type of figure so don't hide your great assets!  Show them off this summer with the perfect suit.

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The Splash is a great website that offers a selection on swimwear along with keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends.