In my last blog post (LIMITLESS), I told you all about how I trekked out to the Palm Springs desert and shot those stunning photos on my own. Well, these photos are also a product of that day, except for this time, we are at the Salton Sea, which is a 50-mile drive away from Palm Springs. I had learned about the “sea”—which is really more like a lake, but because of its high salt content, it’s designated as a sea—and I knew that I had to venture out there. I love that there was a beautiful body of water with an extensive mountain range in the back. It was truly stunning.
Similarly to the struggles I had taking photos of my last outfit, the sun was beating down on me with no shade in sight, and the white sand that surrounded the dark blue—almost black—sea wasn’t actually sand…it was pulverized fish bones. The history and current state of the Salton is really sad, but interesting, and while I’d love to fill you in on all the deets, this is a fashion blog. (If you want to learn more about the Salton Sea, check this out: The History of Salton Sea). Anyways, with all odds against me—and not a soul on the beach besides me—I shot my favorite photos of all time. It was so bright out there that I had no idea what the photos looked like until I got back to my hotel later that evening, but I was stunned.
I knew I wanted to take this Something You Gon’ Need Maxi Dress from Fashion Nova Curve to the sea because of the contrast it would create. It happened to also flow perfectly in the slight breeze. This dress has also become one of my favorite maxis because it fits so well and looks so good on my curves. The rust/orange/brown color also gives me a certain glow. And I love that it’s not a traditional maxi in the sense that it dips toward the center and comes up on the sides.
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SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 2X in the Something You Gon’ Need Maxi Dress, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly!