Hey everyone! I know you’ve been seeing a lot of my cats lately so I thought I’d venture further from the house and photograph this casual outfit with the horses (and horse poop!) as my background!
I’ve been hesitant about photographing them this cold, wet spring. Nothing looks worse than a horse who’s been rolling in mud and shedding their hair in clumps! So, here they’re looking a bit angelic with the light reflecting off of them. Almost like they’re glowing! In reality, that is because I had to photograph myself and every time I do. the settings are off on the camera, so they end up being way too bright. However, they always look fine on my phone while I’m doing the photographing. Then the camera’s battery dies or the phone and camera connection gets disconnected or a cat knocks the camera off of the fence post… Photographing myself, I’m finding, is one of the most frustrating experiences I’ve felt in awhile.
Anyway, BeBe and Maverick are helping me show this totally casual outfit with everything you’ve seen before. The jeans are my “control top” jeans (no idea what I’m talking about? visit here) and this sleeveless shell is reversible and the perfect weight for summer. In fact, you saw me wear it a lot last summer. Chico’s has the same shirt in several new patterns if you’re looking for a sleeveless shirt for summer that skims your body, isn’t too hot and the armholes are the right size so no one can see your bra underneath. You can see the pretty new patterns here, here, here and here. Actually, there is more than four varieties which means it must’ve been popular last year for them to come up with so many options this year.
The sweater you’ve only seen once before (here). I’m surprised I haven’t photographed it more often but I think it’s because I’m always wearing it! This has become my spring “grab and go” sweater. If I have to run out to the store or out to the mailbox I throw this sweater on. The shawl collar can be laid flat so it hangs more open or if you have your pajama top on underneath and don’t want anyone to see it (what? who does that?) you can pull the collar up more on your neck and it completely closes and stays closed unless blown by wind. It’s also on sale now (1/3 off) and available in 4 different colors.
I’m wearing my wool runners I’ve had since last fall. I think I told you I love wearing them without socks because they are so cozy. I even went hiking (for 3 hours!) in them and they held their shape and were comfortable. The only complaint I have is the tread on them is not very grippy so walking on wet leaves or slippery mud was a problem. Walking around town on sidewalks or on grass or solid dirt, they are fine. I’d say they’re more street shoes than hiking shoes for sure.
So, hopefully this is the end of the over-exposed photographs while taking pictures of myself because my husband is coming home to Michigan tonight for 10 days! Our eldest daughter is graduating from Michigan State University so he’s home for that plus to work on a small “honey-do” list. I’m definitely going to commandeer him for some photo shoots while he’s here!
Have a great rest of the week lovelies and I’ll see you on Friday!
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