There are certain little style triggers that get me thinking about an outfit, and then a whole entire story to go with it. When I first came across this paint store near my house the week before we moved in (during our first of many painting extravaganzas), my mind went to an all-white overalls outfit on a fictional hot summer day... obviously worn to paint a picket fence white while drinking a bottle of Coke. It reminds me of long summers in my little home town. I used to do painting projects at my house, like the one summer I spent painting our kitchen cabinets white when I was 19. I'd complete about one cabinet door per day, go roller blading, and then go in for my shift as a server at the bar downtown on the river. Those were the days, when life was a lot simpler. It might be a bit more complicated now, but at least I can still wear the outfit...
// Photography by Ashley Burns