The Fourth Look of Christmas: Sparkle and Fade

If you haven’t read my post on the ugly location challenge, go ahead and get yourself caught up. Otherwise, let’s dive right in. If you’re American (or even not maybe?), you’ve been to Walmart. It’s a great place to pick up shampoo, toothpaste, your toddler’s birthday gift, and a photo shoot. Okay, okay, I know the skepticism is high and I’ll be honest, I’m not sure this would have been doable year round but Christmas is a magical time, even at Wally World. 

So, I threw on my Christmas best with this amazing skirt from Mint Julep Boutique (one of my faves) and headed to the big box store. The results? Festive. 

Here’s what we had to work with (or close to it- full disclosure we forgot to take Walmart pics at the real photo shoot, the one we used had a slightly better setup but the same lovely fluorescent lighting and slightly more cramped quarters): 


And, here’s what you can do with a little bit of imagination and maybe some creative editing too): 

This skirt is just exquisite whatever the light. I don’t feel like the fluorescents or angles were as flattering on my face so I didn’t choose many of those. There were a lot of people there which made the experience a little awkward. Overall, it was a fun challenge and one to be revisited in new locations I think.

This Christmas, challenge yourself to see beauty in unexpected places, you may just be surprised what you find. 

Top: Victoria’s Secret (similar); Skirt: c/o Mint Julep Boutique; Velvet Loafers: c/o Rockport (Click here to enter to win $500 in free shoes!!!)



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