Thursday, September 10, 2015

Black + Gray

top: Express, shorts: Bevello, bag: LV, shoes: TJ Maxx (love these), sunnies: Ray-Ban, necklace: Bloomingdale's

Can I start by saying I'm quite possibly the most awkward person when it comes to taking outfit photos? Most of the time, I love the end result and I love being a style blogger, but when I have to shoot in front of people, I feel so awkward. I also run out of things to do with myself.
I have so many ideas before we start, and then it's like I don't even know what to do with my arm or leg. My mom reminded me when I was acting weird with these photos that the people of NYC see so many strange things that they probably dind't even notice me posing on the side of the street with camera in tow. She's probably right, but does anyone else get that way?

I bought these shorts the day before I left for NYC because I went in to Bevello to grab this French Connection top. The plan was for me to wear said top during the trip, but nothing I packed worked with it. I came across this top when mom and I popped into Express and I couldn't resist it. My brother's girlfriend actually has it in an adorable blue, but I ended up choosing the black version. I love the peak-a-boo detail, and I even wore it to work this week, but with a black camisole underneath to hide the skin. I love this shorts + tank combo, and I'll be trying to get a few more wears in before the weather gets cool.

I'm definitely wishing I could be back in this beautiful city - New York City no matter the year is so beautiful to me - but I do have some exciting news... I'm moving back to my hometown in just a short couple of weeks! Things may get crazy around here in the coming days, but I'm excited for a new chapter.







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  1. I am right there with you girl! I always feel so awkward taking pictures, especially in front of people! LOVE this look on you! Those shorts are so perfect!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Those shorts are so perfect i love them - side note your tan is amazing!! I wont get into my awkwardness of trying to take fashion photos lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I hear you, babe- I feel SUPER awkward taking outfit photos in public places, haha. But you look great in this tank + shorts combo!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  4. I feel the same way! But your mom is probably right, there are so many strange things happening on the streets of NYC, no one probably noticed! Love the shorts with this top, the details are perfect!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  5. This entire outfit looks so comfortable - I love that top! And congrats on moving back home, that will be so nice to be close to family!

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  6. You look fantastic - loving those shorts! And I hear ya... taking outfit photos is super awkward, and then add in people around and I feel even more weird. I always feel like they're staring, but honestly most probably don't even notice ;-)

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  7. I am obsessed with this outfit! It's adorable on you and the shorts are perfection! I am super awkward in front of the camera. It's like, oh I got this and once I get there, I just don't! You do a great job!
    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. Such a cool & comfortable outfit!! You look beautiful <3

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  9. Ha ha. Yes, I totally know what you mean! That's why I prefer to take pics at the beach late in the day when hardly anyone's around! But, your mom is right. In NYC, really anything goes so no one is really noticing...trust me! Love these easy and effortless shorts and that top is so pretty :)

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  10. I love the details of your top! Those shorts look super comfy!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  11. Beautiful! Hope you'll stop by for my latest post!

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  12. Omg I hate shooting when there's people around haha!! I feel so awkward but then when we are by ourselves I'm like hitting poses like Tryra Banks hahahahaha! Oh and do you ever get people that honk or yell weird things at you while you're taking pictures?! Like why?! It makes me feel worse ha!! Anyways! You look so so cute! Love this casual look!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  13. LOVING those shoes! They look so comfy but super cute!

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  14. I have no problem taking photo's when people are around. Your top is super cute.

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  15. If you feel awkward, you definitely don't look it!
    But I completely understand, I feel the same way :)

    xoxo, SS


    The Southern Stylista

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  16. Oh my gosh don't worry at all about being awkward in the photos, I would have never thought that. You look great. I love your black top, the little cut out detail is perfect. Keep the outfit posts coming!
    xo Nan // Simply Elegant Blog

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  17. Great outfit! That top is incredible, and I adore it paired with the sorts! Also, love your new bag! xoxo

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  18. OMG I am LOVING the Top!!!

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    xx
    Maliha Rao / Red Alice Rao

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  19. Seriously hate taking pictures in front people too; I'm definitely super awk as well! You look great though and those shorts are the perfect texture!
    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

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  20. i LOVE the top. perfect for this hot dang weather that seems to never end.

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  21. Obsessing over that bag still!!! You look so great just like always! I know how you feel when it comes to taking pictures infant of people! So uncomfortable!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  22. Love this comfy and chic look! :)
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  23. So chic! I've got to get my hands on those shorts!

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  24. Such a cute casual look! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm obsessing over your blog right now! I'm your newest follower on bloglovin - would love for you to follow back & keep in touch lady! :)
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  25. It's the first time I visit your blog and I like it very much. I feel the same way. I don't like to have pictures taken when there are people passing by. In NYC it must be difficult to find a place where there are not many people. I don't know what to do with my arms and legs, either!

    Love your casual look and the photos!

    www.spring2spring.com

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  26. Heheh don't worry I feel superrrrr awkward too. I get super shy when people walk around. But hey we just gotta own it right? :) Loving your cute and casual outfit btw!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  27. So simple and chic look
    Definitely something i will wear
    Lovin the bag

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  28. That top is so cool! Looks great with your new shorts. I totally know what you mean about pictures. I totally do the same thing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  29. Such a beautiful top indeed! You styled it perfectly with shorts! Amazing sense of style!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  30. In love with the top!! Great chill look!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  31. Love those shorts, lady! I hear you about feeling awkward taking photos with people around - I don't think I'll ever get used to it. Our neighbors think we are nuts! Hope your move is going well!

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  32. That's so funny! I totally feel the same way about taking photos when others are around. Your photos are beautiful and I love your outfit!
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  33. You look anything but awkward girl! And awww you were in my city, next time coffee date?:)

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