That moment you realize you started to write this post May 1 and it’s already the last day of the month. May is always such a busy time for me with work but I didn’t anticipate being booked on so many long jobs along with selling my home, buying another and moving, all during the same few weeks. Talk about exhausting! June, I hope you are a little more relaxing! This girl needs a little pool time in her life! Speaking of summer days by the pool, my latest Splurge or Steal in the May issue of Austin Woman Magazine is out. Like I said, I’m a month behind on sharing this so the issue isn’t even going to be on stands in Austin anymore. BUT you can see these fun pool outfits here, thankfully!
Everything about this shoot was hilarious. Normally, my columns come together pretty quickly when it comes to finding pieces that match, but this one was a little different. It took me forever to find items that matched nearly perfectly. Mainly because I refused to wear another bikini for a Splurge or Steal. Let’s just say I haven’t been working out as much as I would like! 😂 I kept finding perfect one-piece suits but they are all so similarly priced. It didn’t make sense to shoot in swimwear that was priced only $50 apart so I kept searching. So, not only did I order about 50 bathing suits, hats, shoes, sunglasses, etc. They were ALL coming to my house. As if the UPS man didn’t hate me enough.
Shoot day rolls around and I decide to wear the expensive (splurge) look out of the house to the hotel. As I walk outside I quickly realize it’s definitely not warm outside. More like 45 degrees. Great…shooting pool outfits in the cold. Now I know exactly how half of my models feel when we’re shooting summer clothes in December.
I finally make it to South Congress Hotel and quickly realize I forgot both pairs of shorts. I only have the cheaper pair with me! So I’m literally wearing the same pair of shorts in both images. Little known secret that only y’all know! Shhhhh….. I’ve never told anyone that! It just adds to the hilarity that ensued.
Shoot day rolls around and I’ve found the perfect pool outfits to shoot. I don’t try any of it on ahead of time (what an idiot, I know) and the Forever 21 (steal) suit I ordered literally won’t stay on! The top kept falling down the ENTIRE TIME. I had to Hollywood Tape the entire top of the suit on me just to get through the 5 minute shoot. Hence, why I am dying laughing in this shot too. Mainly because I am hunched over so much so it doesn’t all come falling down.
Either way, this one came out pretty amazing. I think it is a lot more fun and candid than most of my other columns. It’s always fun to see them come to life in the actual magazine after so much prep work and shooting.
Now, I need y’alls help! I am trying to think of a Splurge or Steal idea for the August issue. Comment any ideas you might have because I am clueless!!
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