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Welcome to The Ruby Element. [style] + [beauty] + [travel] + everything in between. I hope you enjoy your stay! x

[Bliss Tulle Summer Lookbook]

[Bliss Tulle Summer Lookbook]

This was my first collaboration with photographer Randy Tran after working with him for the first time for my Shop Blu Boutique campaign. Look, ma! I'm an e-commerce model! Haha. Immediately working with Randy was smooth as buttah so I knew I wanted to work with him for my blog. What was most striking to me about Randy was how his vision and composition always fits the aesthetic you had in mind. I was even more than ecstatic to see the final photos for this lookbook upon seeing some raw images in his camera couple days before. So, here I am trying to show you more of my feminine side (haha!) because I am a girl after all.

Backstory: These days, my outfits have been an ongoing rotation of slouchy basics and oversized tees that I've been passing off for dresses so whenever I got the chance to dress up a bit whether it's for a wedding or a date, I am almost giddy. There's just something special about dressing up for something or someone. Summer is a time of freedom and celebration-- weddings, parties, vacations. I love finding a reason to dress up so I put together 3 different looks with my favorite party accessory: the tulle skirt. 

Look 1: Blushing Kitty

Nothing more feminine than an off-shoulder crop top, tulle skirt, and stiletto heels. My all-time favorite color palette during the summer is blush and white. It's light, feminine, and always looks polished. I love wearing lighter colors during the warmer seasons but of course it's always the worst to keep clean. I added my kitty ears because there's no party without a cute kitty accessory. Meow! 

Let me just tell you about this church we went to in Palos Verdes-- overlooking the ocean-- so peaceful and serene. I would imagine a lot of great meditation happening here. I'm definitely coming back for a hike. 

What I'm Wearing:

[Modcloth Cat Ears]

[Necklaces: Baroni Jewelry, VSA Designs]

[Colors of Aurora Crop Top (old, similar here]

[Bliss Tulle Laura Mini]

[Stuart Weitzman Nudist Heels]

Look 2: Flower Girl

Not to play favorites, but hey! I can't help it. This is probably my favorite set of the 3, simply because Randy managed to make me look like a fairytale princess and hey, I ain't mad at it! Cue the Taylor Swift Blank Space mansion and fountain to tie in the whole scene. I'm also obsessed with this maxi tulle skirt. I never thought I'd love a tulle skirt this length so much. The material is super soft underneath and I felt 7 feet tall with my Jeffrey Campbell jelly platforms that I love so much and always make their debut in the summertime. Is that a run-on sentence? Probably. But that is how much excitement I have for this skirt and shoe combo. When you do maxis, do it with some platforms, girl. Mmk?

I also look cold in a lot of these photos but no, it was mostly to cover the nips since uh, oops, your girl forgot to bring a nude bra to the shoot. A classic no-no for any shoot really. See how creative I get in these shots. How many ways can you cover the nips? I think I did a pretty good job. What you think? Haha.

What I'm Wearing:

[Korea headband]

[Lime Crime Velvetine- Cashmere]

[The 2 Bandits Choker + Cuff]

[Uniqlo Basic Cami]

[Bliss Tulle Maxi- Blush]

[Jeffrey Campbell Jelly Platforms (old)]

Look 3: Twist and Tulle

Alright, the last look here is inspired by a dark ballerina princess. Shoot. Another princess theme I know! But, what can I say? That's exactly the feeling I get whenever I throw on a tulle skirt. Throwback to my ballet days when I never wanted to take my ballet outfit off! I wish I stuck it out! Ballet was definitely my favorite dance of the 3 (the other 2 were jazz and tap) I took as a kid. It's so elegant and classic. 

Okay, I did say the last set was my favorite but I also love this set because of the contrast. Don't you love how each length and color of each skirt and immediately change your look? I would probably even wear this on a casual occasion since I paired it with some low-heeled boots. I've also been noticing how perfect my summer crop tops have been fitting with these tulle skirts. This one by Kristinit fits snug and silky just the way I like it. I foresee a lot of you in my future outfits, Tamara. (That's her name.

I've been in love with pairing my looks with silver accessories. As Demi Lovato says "We're cool for the summer..." and that's exactly how I want my jewelry and look. Hehe. But seriously, silver rules. So much so, I had to reorder another DW watch-- this time in silver. And I have a new discount code for y'all! Look at the bottom of this blog post for the code. 

I hope you enjoyed my summer lookbook with Bliss Tulle. Let me know what your favorite look is in the comments section below!

Shot by Randy Tran.

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