Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Palms and Patterns

When it comes to blogging there are somethings that I spend a lot of time thinking about and planning and others that I just kind of leave up to chance. (I guess this is why I am not a professional blogger!) For example, for some posts I spend a lot of time thinking about the ideal location, but I don't always consider the perfect time to arrive at that perfect location. This photo shoot at this amazing wall created by Retna in West Hollywood is a great example of this.

I knew I wanted to go to this location because of the expansive wall with graphic symbols on it, but unfortunately when we arrived it was mid-day and really, really sunny! Oftentimes, people ask me about the location of some of the walls I visit and additionally they will inquire about what direction the walls are facing. Since I am horrible with directions I never know, but I probably should because that drastically affects when the lighting is best for pictures. I guess I am just too lazy to put time into those type of things! Plus, usually the best time to take pictures is early in the morning, and either traffic is too bad or I am just too lazy to get up to catch the best light then! (Again, more reasons for why I am not a professional blogger!) Regardless, I think these photos turned out okay, even though there are some weird shadows caused by the bright light.

This outfit was another thing that I didn't put a ton of time into. I had been wanting to wear this palm tree tank from J. Crew for a while and I figured I'd just pair it with something simple like a pair of jeans, a tote and pumps. As you can see by the photo below, the epic wall is kind of the star of these photos and I am okay with that!

Shirt: J. Crew muscle tank with sequin palms here
Jeans: J. Crew "Reid" jeans similar distressed jeans here
Shoes: J. Crew similar silver pumps
Bag: Fendi here
Sunglasses: Celine
Earrings:Sugarfix/Target here


  1. That wall is great! And man I hear of some bloggers waking up at 4am to be able to get a shoot in and honey that ain't me at all. Ever. Blogging is fun and as I don't really plan out locations either I think it's all good!

  2. Some people call it wall art, some call it graffiti but whatever it is, I love it and you seem to find the most fascinating of them all including this one. Love your outfit too, simple and fresh, sometimes the less you concentrate on your outfit, the better

  3. Super outfit, love the backdrop. I had a photo taken in front of a similar backdrop last weekend, but not a super outfit like yours - love it! Jacqui

  4. That is such an amazing wall! Love your palm leaf top and this casual look!

    Doused In Pink

  5. Love finding a good wall to take a picture in front of!!! Your palm top is so cute!


  6. Love the palm print top! Such cute sunglasses too!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. You made me laugh... that is so me! But you have found a great wall! Loving you palm tee also.
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear


  8. This wall is amazing and I with you on planning out sun direction and lighting times! The outfit is adorable...shirt, shoes, and bag - oh my! ;) Thank you for linking up with the Fabulous Friday!

  9. I love your palm print shirt! Thanks for linking up with Thursday Moda!


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