Ok ya'll, so I hadn't done a photo shoot in FOREVER! I mean the type where you have to pose and contort your body to create angles. I swear I was sore the next day! I just wanted to share with you all the final results from a few weekends ago with VuMan Photography , a local Dallas Photographer whom I had the pleasure of working with! Look #1

I do want to point out why this body suit means sooo much to me. It's one of a kind, and is dear to my heart. The significance of the yellow body suit was because it was the last thing my grandmother and I designed together. I used it a few years ago in a local fashion show (view very last photo), and it has served as a great memory since her passing. It was definitely awesome to wear it again! <3

The Ruffles were made separately, and then sown onto the suit. I had to cut the sides of the body suit very carefully as I wanted them to look symmetrical.

Look #2

Look #3

Three different looks, styles, and poses! This was beyond fun (even though It was hot out, lol) !

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend! :)  

XOXO Vanessa


I've said it once and I will say it again, Texas weather is CRAZY! It's been rainy and cooler than it usually is around this time. I AM sooooo ready for some sunshine particularly to wear breathable clothes such as the Kimono! I love how fresh and stylish these are, not to mention the fantastic designs and colors they come in. My favorite style is the over-sized Kimono! Check out how I styled it!

If you don't have one of these, you NEED to get one this season! Try it over a pair of jeans and t-shirt, or skirt and tank top! You are bound to find a Kimono that fits your style!

Style Tip: keep everything tight to the body such as a pencil skirt, skinny jeans, high waisted shorts, or body con dress to avoid the Kimono causing a "frumpy" look.

Shop Kimonos 

Urban Outfitters Ecote Lacey Velvet Kimono

Forever 21 Tropical Print Fringe Kimono

Floral Print Kimono Jacket

Rose Print Oversized Kimono

Asymmetrical Draped Kimono

Embroidered Floral Mesh Kimono

I want to see how you styled your Kimonos!!!! Tag me on Instagram with vanessadarlingdallas !

XOXO Vanessa :)