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Opting Outside in Arcopedico
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Finding Balance and Color in the Mojave Desert
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All or Nothing

Opting Outside in Arcopedico

The Arcopedico team recently reached out and asked if I wanted to try a pair of their shoes. I chose the ‘LS‘ from their Classic Knit Collection because I wanted a shoe that could be comfortable for being on my feet all day at work, as well as something to wear if I wanted to go on a spontaneous walk in the desert. I also chose them because they are vegan. After wearing the shoe for a week, I realized that I chose the right style for my needs. According to Arcopedico, the popular style is known as “Shocks” because they’re practical like shoes, yet comfortable like socks. I couldn’t agree with them more. The nylon knit upper is breathable (which is great for those upcoming Arizona summer months), and the metal-free twin-arch support really lessens the load on my back, as it helps to evenly distribute my body weight via the foot’s plantar system. I also don’t have to worry about then I take walks in the dusty desert, as the shoes are machine-washable, and then I just have to air-dry them.

Arcopedico offers an assortment of styles that suit a variety of needs and occasions. Check them out HERE.

Finding Balance and Color in the Mojave Desert

Images by Taylor Jade Photography

Location: Seven Magic Mountains

(Vintage Blouse- The Vintage Label, Shorts- Andre Redou via Zoe Fashionplate, Necklace- Sonia Gracia Handmade, Arch Earrings- Sigfus Designs, Sunglasses- Darylynn Eyewear, Hat-thrifted, Ankle Boots-Target, Socks-Target)

It was freezing and incredibly windy when Taylor and I shot at Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains– a colorful art installation in the middle of the Mojave Desert, near Las Vegas, that features several columns of balanced rocks. I must give the wind credit though, as it did justice for my vintage marshmallow blouse and its’ billowy sleeves. I tied my black and white marbled clay tube necklace by Phoenix-based Sonia Gracia Handmade closer to my neck, so it can show-off next to the incredibly chic wingtip collar of the blouse. Overall, I wanted my black and white outfit to nicely contrast with the art installation, instead of wearing clashy colors. It was a fun day, especially when you have an excuse to go play in the desert.

Love my black ‘Arch’ earrings by Tucson-based Sigfus Designs? Lauren makes them in numerous colorways. Shop them HERE, and be sure to enter the code: HEATHERG at checkout.

Have you guys gone to Seven Magic Mountains? If so, tell me how you liked it in the ‘comments’ section!

All or Nothing

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Along US highway 93… approximately 100 miles northwest of Phoenix… lies a turnout. This is no ordinary turnout you see, there are remains of a couple foundations, as well as an abandoned mini-mart. But what stands out, is the weathered, aged billboard that reads, NOTHING. This uninhabited… settlement, if you will, was founded in 1977. During its peak, there was a whopping population of FOUR people. There was a gas station and a mini-mart. Sadly, the town was completely abandoned by 2005.

In 2008, a man tried to revive the little settlement, and opened up a pizza shop. He also had plans on opening the mini-mart back up, and creating accommodations for RVs. But alas, we all see how that turned out. Now, what remains is literally…nothing. But it’s definitely worth a stop for photos if you happen to be traveling from Phoenix to Kingman or Vegas.

Outfit Details:

Vintage Dress- For sale, please contact me via IG if interested.

Sunnies- Darylynn Eyewear

Vintage Black Tattoo Choker- From my personal collection. I actually bought it when it first came out in the 90s. 

White Choker- Anitantique Vintage

Vintage Ankle Boots- Thrifted

Photographer: Taylor Jade Photography

 

Nothing, AZ, photoshoot, model, blogger

Nothing, AZ, photoshoot, model, blogger

 

 

Nothing, AZ, photoshoot, model, blogger

Nothing, AZ, photoshoot, model, blogger

Nothing, AZ, photoshoot, model, blogger

Nothing, AZ, photoshoot, model, blogger

Nothing, AZ, photoshoot, model, blogger

Nothing, AZ, photoshoot, model, blogger

Nothing, AZ, photoshoot, model, blogger

 

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