Boho Tassel Strap Beach Dress – #fashionfriday

Today’s Fashion Friday item is a cute Boho style summer dress made out of a nice lightweight cotton that has a cool feel to it. I love the varying shades of blue in this dress against an off-white background, and the patterns. This item was sent to me in the wrong size. I ordered a small and got a medium. But, I decided to see if it fit a friend of mine because it is super cute and I didn’t want to send it back. So, while I was disappointed to get the wrong size in the mail, it was nice to have something to give to a friend – especially a super good friend who’s stood by my side and helped me get through a tough time while going through a divorce and trying to get back on my feet again.

I found I was pretty much isolating myself from most of my friends during this time, but this friend just went through a divorce herself and knows exactly what I’m going through which then makes it so much easier to talk to her than others who haven’t been through it and are just trying to run you over with their opinions. She’s pulled me out of my ‘funk’ many times and bought me lots of coffee so we can sit and chat together. I am so thankful for her presence in my life!  At some point in the month of August, there is a ‘Friendship Day’ – this is the friend I choose to celebrate for that day.

I should also mention, my friend does wonderful Jamberry Nail wrap manicures which we also took photos of when we got pictures of the dress. You can find her Jamberry website here.

*Although I did get this item at a discounted rate to review on Amazon, I was not asked to review it for the blog and am just doing that for fun. You can find this item here: Boho Tassel Strap Beach Dress

 

 

Blue Summer Beach Dress - Back View

Blue Summer Beach Dress – Back View

 

Jamberry nail wraps

Jamberry nail wraps

 

Boho Tassel Strap Beach Dress

Boho Tassel Strap Beach Dress

 

Fun summer nails from Jamberry

Fun summer nails from Jamberry

 

Boho Tassel Strap Beach Dress - Side view

Boho Tassel Strap Beach Dress – Side view

Sexy Backless Dress – #fashionfriday

Today’s Fashion Friday pick is a sexy backless dress from Favolook on Amazon. This dress looks innocent enough until you put it on. But, dat back, tho! It is very low cut and you will definitely be too hot to handle in this little number. This dress has a smooth slippery feel to it that makes it feel like it will slide right off of you – but never fear! It will stay put. We took this one out to the Columbia River to take photos of it.

I also tried taking some photos of my own, but, even though I am a photographer, it is sometimes hard to get the lighting and focus right in a photo where you are using the self timer and not actually in the photo yet. Also, sometimes the framing can be off and you can be partially out of frame if you are trying to get it exactly the way you want it in the camera. Better to be zoomed out a bit and crop later when using the self-timer mode on your camera. I’m going to have to practice doing more photos of myself a bit more just to figure out how to get it all to look right for when I have to do photo shoots and don’t have a photographer behind the camera.  Usually I have a deadline for my product reviews on Amazon, so sometimes it works out that I have help for photos and sometimes it doesn’t.

*Although I did receive this dress at a discounted rate to review on Amazon, I was not asked to review it for my blog and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

Sexy red backless dress

Sexy red backless dress

 

Backless dress and the Columbia River

Backless dress and the Columbia River

 

 

 

Black and white

Black and white

 

All photos except the last one were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on here on Flickr and on his blog.

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