Work Look: Houndstooth Skirt

#ootd:

Express camo jacket, GAP velvet trim striped tee, BlankNYC denim shorts

SHOP THIS LOOK:

tee: GAP

shorts: BlankNYC (very similar)

sandals: Tory Burch

jacket: Express (mine is older version), great option, option

 

Work Look: Houndstooth Skirt

Hi friends! Took a few days off from the blogging world. It was my weekend to work, combined with shifts Friday + Monday, and just couldn’t bring myself to blog yesterday first thing or late last night. I love this little space of mine, but sometimes a bowl of ice cream plus a good movie wins. That was my world last night. 🙂

I’m trying to also figure out a few ways to keep my blog a little more interesting. I used to post full outdoor blog photos when I could – or inside if the husband/photographer wasn’t available – but  creating flatlays has gotten so much easier for me the last few months. If you’ve read my blog from the beginning, you know I’ve lived in 5 different houses since 2015! We moved from Findlay, OH (where we went to pharm school) to Florida and the blog started in our rental home while we were in school. I used the “gym” room with a blank wall and on carpet lol. From there we moved down to Florida in May 2015, and took some outdoor photos but we were staying in my dad’s winter home which had fantastic lighting, and used a blank wall there. With their high ceilings, it worked out really well. We eventually built our own “first” home together down here, and kinda did the same thing. However we ended up hating that neighborhood and only stayed for about 18 months before selling our house (It was a senior citizen community… or they wanted it to be… we had no idea!). My dad had also sold his house and moved into a villa in a different neighborhood which we ultimately moved into as well. So we sold our first home in April 2017, moved into my dad’s villa, and waited for a current home to finish building. Being a villa, it didn’t have great light. My flatlay journey started there. And now we have been in our current home just over a year and I have yet to figure out the lighting. It’s one of those houses where the sun comes up in the front of those, and sets in the back. But all of our big windows are in the back of the house. So, it’s tricky. Mornings are a no go. But so are early evenings. Our bedroom where I have that big mirror also sits in the back of the house, so I have about a 3 hour window to entertain photos from 1-4 pm ~ probably the worst part of the day because I’m never home then ha!

Anyway, enough rambling ~ I just want to get back to a variety of photos for the blog. I love creating flatlays, but somehow seeing the outfit on the person (at least for me), gives me a whole other feel for how the outfit looks and wears. So stay tuned ~ hopefully I’ll have time later this week to take some different types of outfit photos!

Ann Taylor tweed houndstooth skirt, J.Crew Factory long sleeve white tee, Banana Republic floral blouse, Merona pumps, Sole Society Girard bag

SHOP THIS LOOK:

skirt: Ann Taylor

tee: J.Crew Factory

bag: Sole Society (in brown), love this option in black

scarf (really old): love these options here and here

pumps (old): similar

 

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