Explored around Papago Park in Tempe with my sorority little, Elizabeth for a shoot! We collaborated with Local Nomad Shop in Uptown Plaza in Phoenix and I styled the looks. All their pieces have such a cool back-story and the store owner, Lauren, seeks to find super unique, ethical, and sustainable vendors. As you guys know, I'm a huge advocate of local and sustainably sourced goods (especially ones that are cute..hehe) so it was great to work with Local Nomad Shop! Working with companies that share your values and interests are important in order to be genuine to yourself and your audience. I understand that it may be difficult at times to always be wearing/eating/using sustainable products, but every little bit helps!
One of my oldest and best friends, Kelsey Hughes, and I decided to go on a day trip to Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, AZ about an hour or so out of town. I was amazed on how much there was to do out there! We just went on the main trail which passed through multiple greenhouses, a bridge, a creek, and a short scenic hike around the area.
I recommend going here during the winter because everything is outside, not much shade, and your going to be drenched in sweat, likely getting a sunburn in 90+ degree weather if you don't. Unlike most national parks, scenic areas, and nature spots, there is an actual address to pinpoint where you are going and there is a huge parking lot which makes life way easier. You likely won't have cell service all day either and there aren't any food or snacks to buy so make sure to pack your own food! This is definitely worth a trip and makes for an awesome get-out-of-town day trip with friends!
Denim Shirt (Kelsey) - American Apparel
Black Distressed Skinny Jeans (Kelsey) - Topshop
Cream Fringe Sweater (Allison) - Free People
Vegan Suede Brown Hat (Allison) - Gigi Pip
High-Waisted Blue Denim Skinny Jeans (Allison) - Free People
Brown Vegan Western Booties (Allison) - Coconuts by Matisse
Black Vegan Suede Hat - Free People
Army Green Denim Shirt (Allison) - American Apparel
Taupe Shirt (Kelsey) - Kastlfel
High-Waisted Black Denim Skinny Jeans (Allison) - American Apparel
Maroon Fuzzy Sweater (Allison) - Kensie
Black Tri-Blend Racerback (Allison) - American Apparel
Vegan Waterproof Hiking Boots (Allison) - Jeffrey Campbell, purchased on Poshmark