The Urban Gypsy Turns 21

Photo Creds: Cocoa David

If you guys may not know, my birthday is coming up tomorrow and I'm super excited. 21 is a big year and I hope to have a great one. To treat myself, I decided to do a photo shoot for the occasion. I came up with the concept and styled myself for the shoot, in addition to doing my own make up. I even created my own flower crown for the shoot (I'm surprised at how good it turned out). My hair was colored, installed, and styled by a good friend of mine, hairstylist Christina Taffe (she's super talented), and my shoot was done by another good friend and schoolmate of mine, Cocoa David (she's awesome & super professional, check her out).

So I just wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures, and I'll give you guys details on my outfit. I bought my hair from Halo Lady Hair (an Aliexpress vendor) and I love it. It's super light and does not shed much. It was easy to dye and does not tangle. My dress I bought from Forever21 for just $12.90! It comes in two colors, this wine color that I have on in my shoot, and a champagne color. The shoes I got from Forever21 as well but that was about 2 years ago and I really don't remember the price, maybe like $34.90. The balloons I ordered offline from Etsy, but after having a balloon mishap and my original number 2 flew away RIGHT before we started to shoot, I realized I could've easily bought them from Party Plan-It in Mount Pleasant, SC. I was able to get the EXACT same balloon for about the same price (inflation included). The flower crown I made myself, all from materials found in the craft section of Walmart, and the photos were taken in Hampton Park in Charleston, SC.

So with all of that being said, here are some of my favorite pictures taken by my favorite photographer, Ms. Cocoa David:

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