I can’t believe it’s almost September! Looking back on this summer, I’ve had so many memorable moments, like a family vacation to Palm Springs, California, glamping in Luray, VA and celebrating my ten-year anniversary with my better half this past weekend at the gorgeous Pendry Hotel.
Professionally, we revamped The Fashionably Broke site last month which was beyond exciting for me. I’ve been dying to do it for so long and it turned out to be exactly what I wanted it to be. More long-term, I’ve really been challenging myself when it comes to content. I’m so grateful to have an amazingly talented photographer who gets me and can bring my visions to life for you. We’re always trying to keep things fresh! Our shoot at the sunflower farm was an all-time favorite of mine.
Speaking of favorite shoots, our most recent shoot was at newly renovated Watergate Hotel in D.C. where we found this ginormous flowering bush. The blooms were as big as my head! The Watergate is actually special to me because it’s where my grandmother worked for Valentino years ago. Being there I thought of her, a French woman who immigrated to the United States, raised three children and then embarked on a fashion career that girls could only dream of. I pictured her getting dolled up every morning, in the closet I used to play dress up in, driving into the city for work and helping some of the world’s most fashionable women find amazing clothing they felt beautiful in.
Just like my grandma did, Hush Puppies is a brand that has made women feel confident and comfortable, both figuratively and literally, for years. The Keely Chrissie sandals I’m wearing here are from their newest collection. They’re easily the most comfortable pair of sandals I have in my closet this summer. Featuring a soft memory foam cushioning and soft linings made of genuine leather.
Just like being at The Watergate and photographing this outfit in front of an oversized, floral backdrop, thinking about my grandma, Hush Puppies shoes are shoes that make me smile. Coincidentally resembling the blooms behind me, these sandals also come in a beautiful Fuchsia color! Be sure to check out all of the newest styles from Hush Puppies here and I’d love to hear what your favorite memories from this summer are? Let me know in the comments below!
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