“I’m not a photographer, but I play one on my blog.” 🙂
Before I started Joy and Sunshine, I would never have worn a look like this. A mini and a blazer? Yes. Each of these pieces individually? Definitely. But a yellow ladybug print blazer with a random 70’s mod-ish printed skirt? No, ma’am. All with a black ruffled collar, pleated blouse? Absolutely not. (At this point in the questioning, I’d be looking at you sideways, 2 seconds from attitude.) After all, this is real life, and pairings like that belong somewhere else…right?
One of the things I love, love about writing and expressing myself on this type of platform is not that I “get” to wear what I want, but that it’s helped me to expand the idea of what it is I actually want to wear. The pair-this-not-that box has pretty much been kicked to the curb in favor of a very short checklist: 1) Is the look what I’m going for (i.e. my personal style), 2) Am I comfortable/confident in the look for where I’m wearing it, and 3) Are all the juicy bits covered? (I know I’m not always the most modest dresser – I love my minis and shorties – but I also don’t want to be that girl with her insert-juicy-bit-here hanging all out.)
Are there any boxes you’re stepping out of and away from (fashion-wise or otherwise)? Are you wearing or doing positive things you never thought you could/would? Be an inspiration, and share!
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Skirt: J Crew (also here)
These pics were taken after an unbe-freaking-lievable brunch at Canoe, one of my favorite Atlanta area restaurants. They must specialize in unbe-freaking-lievable food; even the most impossible-to-please person I know loves this place, and if you knew her, you’d know what a HUGE endorsement that is. Also, I actually tried my hand at food photography (bad hand!), but my pics really didn’t do the food justice.
Ducks on the Chattahoochie River behind the restaurant
You can reserve a table to dine in the garden, right next to the river. Beautiful!
Very special thanks to Valerie at justdontbelast for taking my outfit pics! You rock! I really love that first candid shot.
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