I say this all the time but I feel SO lucky to get to do what I do for a living. Every (well, almost every!) morning I wake up and feel so thankful that I get to run this site full time.. I say this all the time but my favorite part of blogging is definitely the friendships and getting to work alongside some of my favorite people. Work doesn’t feel like work when you love what you do, especially when you get to do it alongside people you love.
Today, cooper & ella launched a collection of swim cover-ups in collaboration with Dream Hotels, available exclusively at Dream Downtown. You’ll be able to shop the cover-ups poolside at the Dream Beach or shop the pareos in-room. Take a peek at the full collection here! Annnd, they asked Krystal, Christine, and I to be the “faces” of the collection. So there are three prints… the Grace (mine is a bright pink, naturally!), the Krystal, and the Christine. So fun! And even better… cooper & ella has an Empower give-back initiative. As you may remember, 100cameras is an initiative very near to my heart (I’m on their advisory board). We got them involved and 10% of proceeds from the collection will be donated to their cause. 100cameras empowers kids worldwide to share their stories through photography and to create impact in their communities. What I love most about it is that it accomplishes three things all at once – fostering the arts, empowering children, and helping communities in need.
We had the best time shooting the lookbook for the collection… sipping Whispering Angel rosé in the sunshine, riding around on pool floats, and snacking on tacos at the Dream’s rooftop restaurant.
PS – During the shoot I got so many questions on Instagram stories about my earrings and my lipstick. The earrings are by Hart Studios in Charleston, and the lipstick is the new NARS orgasm lipstick, which has become a recent obsession. Krystal is wearing it too!
The kaftan is my favorite style of the collection… I have it in another pattern which I wore a few months ago here, while in Beverly Hills. It’s actually pretty affordable, priced at $88. (The tunic retails for $78 and the pareo is $55.)
Very hard at work… 😉
photography by Fred Watford.
Perfect – love the last shot of you girls on the floaties from above!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
thanks so much charmaine! xo
This fuchsia maxi is wonderful! Wow, it’s like my Summertime dream dress!
haha mine too! love fuchsia for summer!!
I saw a pair of bright fuchsia heels this morning on the way to work and have been debating whether I *really* need them in my life.
Your photos have determined that yes, I do need the shoes *and* more fuchsia in my life.
i think you probably do? I love hot pink!!!
These photos are so cute!
Briana | youngsophisticate.com
aw thank you briana!!!
Obsessed by the earrings and love the bright pop of pink for the kaftan 🙂
thanks Emily! xx
So cool! I loved following along behind the scenes – you three were PERFECT for this project!
Pink Champagne Problems
awwww thanks Dana!!!
Grace you look awesome! This looked like such a fun shoot. I can’t say no to anything pink…the kaftan you’re wearing is #1 on my wishlist! How would you say the sizing is? I’m a little on the shorter side and don’t want to be overwhelmed with fabric 🙂
you’re so sweet. Sizing is pretty true to size. In the tunic I actually sized up to the L/XL so that it would be bigger. If you get the kaftan, order your regular size but (I took a medium) but you may want to shorten it.. I’m 5’8 and it was long on me!
Love that pink Kaftan! We will have to head downtown and take a look at them! Looks like you had a blast at this shoot! So fun!
-Ash & Shelbs xx
thanks so much ladies! xo
I love this! I love that you have your dream job. I always look to you for Blogger inspo! You go, girl! This is definitely the life 🙂
aw thank you so much Mary!! xx
Yay! Congrats lady – this is so wonderful!
Thanks friend! xoxo
You look FANTASTIC in that hot pink!
aw, thank you so much!!!
Love the hot pink! You look fab in these photos! Love your blog!
This is so cute and love all of your creations! I definitely need to check out that pool sometime this summer!
Thanks Sam! xx
Fuchsia is an absolutely stunning colour on you, Grace!
Aw, thanks so much, Nikki! xx
I love your wedges, I keep seeing you rock this summer, where are they from? Thanks!!
aw thanks so much Mary Ann! These are J.Crew. They are 3 years old. Every season J.Crew brings them back (they had a brown and a metallic version this summer but already sold out!!!) I found this pair at Nordstrom which looks very similar. Hope that helps, and sorry they aren’t more current! xoxo http://shopstyle.it/l/2aQ