Sk8- Hey Girl Hey


Because a post about my favorite shoes deserves a title with a pun!

I'm sure it comes as no great surprise that I own a few too many pairs of shoes. However, I think the knowledge that I wear one single pair of shoes about 50% of the time is surprising. Especially when I tell you, that one pair of shoes is actually just my black Vans SK8-Hi's. For the majority of my life I have shied away from whatever sneaker was trendy at the time. That was mostly because growing up my mother informed me that her children would not be wearing over-priced name brands just because everyone else had them. It wasn't until I got a job at a second-hand store that I started wearing brands like Vans, because I was able to get them at a hefty discount with- and get this- my own money! Yes, my trusty go-to black high tops came to me pre-loved, but I have never cared one bit. I've now had these shoes for two years, but just within the past four months I have been wearing them at an increasing rate. There's just so much you can do with a pair of classic Vans. I love to dress them up with a pair of plaid trousers and a chic turtleneck, or dress them down with my favorite pair of American Eagle mom jeans and a geeky t-shirt. One of these days, I'll force myself to step out of my comfort zone- Get it? Because they're shoes!- but for now I'm content rolling out of bed and running to class in my SK8-Hi's and mom jeans. 

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Charlotte to see one of my best friends and of course her cats. While I was in Charlotte though I finally had the opportunity to shoot with Sayma Waleh! I've wanted to shoot with this guy for months now and last Tuesday he did not disappoint. I'd be lying if I said every shoot I've done is painless, but that's a whole other blog post! However, my shoot with Sayma wasn't just painless it was, dare I say, fun! He was professional, had a distinct creative vision, and was a pleasure to talk to. If you're in the Charlotte area and need a portrait photographer, I highly recommend checking him out. Also if you're not following him on Instagram you're really just missing out and you should probably fix that right here and now. 

Hope everyone has an awesome week! You already know what shoes I'll be wearing. 

- Disingenuously Dressed

Cassandra Garcia