Happy Monday + Happy Almost September! I am SO SO SO SO SO SO excited to introduce our next Guest Stacker: fine art photographer + blogger, Cassandra Eldridge of Cassandra Photo!
Not only is Cassandra a DEAR friend of mine, she is the insanely talented photographer behind all those snaps you've been seeing from the amazing new busywrist look book. Cass is one of the most creative, intuitive, genuine, and beautiful souls that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting + working with, so when she agreed to design her very own busywrist stack...I was over the moon. Definitely take some time to check out her website (warning: it is addicting and you may accidentally spend hours surfing it) especially if you are a bride to be! Cassandra is an extraordinary wedding photographer (check out this wedding she just shot in GREECE...nbd) and I SERIOUSLY recommend her for your big day.
I am madly in love with the fresh + down to earth aesthetic displayed in Cassandra's photography work (a vibe that is certainly reflected by her fresh + down to earth personality and style, every time I see her I'm greeted with a huge smile accompanied by an effortlessly chic ensemble) and The Cassandra Photo Stack emulates that perfectly. The earthiness of the leather and stone balances perfectly against the fresh/modern flare of the Gold Mesh Bracelet. Scroll down to learn more about my lovely friend and her blog + photography business, and receive 15% off ALL orders site-wide this week using code: CASS15 at checkout! xx
For those who are new to Cassandra Photo, can you give us an idea of what readers can expect from your blog?
Absolutely! A few days a week, you'll see different weddings and lifestyle sessions that I've photographed, along side some editorial shoots with bloggers from around the globe, and my favorite posts - personal ones :) Over the past couple of years, it's become so much more than a photography blog, rather a place for me to document the every day.You'll find some heavier subjects (losing my dad to cancer and doing my best to live a happy, healthy lifestyle for example) but you'll also find some lighter subjects - such as my weekend link series or updates on my pup-baby, Jasper. It's a mix of everything, and I'm so glad you've come along for the ride!
How would you describe the definition of Cassandra Photo style?
My style has evolved over the years and has finally landed upon an authentic place that makes me feel comfortable, yet put together. If I'm not wearing a maxi dress, one of my favorite things to wear is a stretched pencil skirt with a loose tank or tee tucked in the front and a thin trench coat. I've also been known to wear some ripped denim with lose tees (Zara is my go-to for tops) and some heels to give it a feminine touch. I will say, I never leave the house without a coat of mascara, BB cream on my face, and a bright lip from the Clinique Chubby Stick line ;) (this one is my favorite)
Tell us about your stack design process! Did you have a specific vision in mind before selecting bracelets for your stack?
This was like Christmas morning for me! If you guys follow along on instagram, you know I'm obsessed with my busywrist bracelets as they show up in just about every photo I'm in. I cannot get enough. So when Meg reached out for me to make my own stack, I was humbled (and fan girl excited) beyond belief.
The process was super easy (and fun) as Meg brought so much inventory over to my place for me to sift through. I knew that I wanted a touch of gold, since that's a staple within my every day wardrobe, so the 10k Gold Mesh made all my dreams come true. I'm also more "earthy" when it comes to color tones and textures, especially when I'm decorating my home or choosing what to wear, so that plus the Sienna Belt Buckle wrap and the Cowgirl Agate gave me the perfect stack for every day wear.
Now that the The Cassandra Photo Stack is available for purchase on busywrist.com (woohoo!), do you have any tips on how girls can style their own?
I love this stack paired with all white, denim & blacks. It really makes it stand out, since they are such neutral tones. Olive green is my jam right now, and one of my favorite outfits is my beloved olive green trench paired with a striped black and white tee and some ripped denim or a jersey knit pencil skirt as I mentioned above. I've also loved incorporating a pop of yellow with this stack, as it plays on the 10k Mesh Gold & pulls out some of the brighter tones in the Cowgirl Agate.