You want to know a secret? Sometimes I shoot outfits that don’t always work “in camera.” A lot of times I get it right on the first go round of styling, but sometimes I don’t. In fact I had to shoot this top twice before I got it right. It’s not a hard blouse to style; I loved the way I styled it prior (boyfriend jeans and these surplus shorts) but sometimes things don’t photograph exactly the way I envisioned. Or sometimes outfits just don’t work like they did in my head. After blogging for 5 years, I’ve learned that if something doesn’t photograph well you always try again. I also believe that with pieces in my closet — just because it doesn’t work with what I first envisioned with it, doesn’t mean it won’t work at all. You just have to try something different. (Which can be frustrating when you are running out of time / running late; a state I am constantly in. It’s ironic that I hate being late and yet naturally I always am.) I realized after the first set of photos, that with this top needed a different bottom (pants or skirt, not booty) to give it a bit more je ne sais quoi, if you will. Sure enough, that’s what I needed. I switched from boyfriend jeans to lace shorts and the outfit came alive. I’m glad I didn’t give up on this top because it’s sure to become a summer staple. (I’ve worn it a total of three times in a week. I think it’s safe to stay.)
Plus lace anything gives a bit of a boost to any outfit. Summer just makes me gravitate towards lace. Oh yes and these are (surprise!) shorts not a skirt. They just look like a skirt because I’m sneaky like that. They are in fact shorts. Maybe a ‘skort’ if you’re fancy. (And I think you are very fancy, by the way.) Le skort it is.