Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Knit

Sweater: BB Dakota c/o Hand in Pocket Boutique | Jeans: c/o Red Dress Boutique | Shoes: Gianni Bini {also love these--and they're on sale!} | Necklaces: c/o Gorjana {here & here} | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Earrings: BaubleBar | Watch: Michael Kors | Lips: MAC 'Ruby Woo'
Y'all, I am totally digging this fall weather.  I thought that I would weep when a weekend came where I couldn't lay by the pool...but instead, I was strangely thrilled.  I'm all about some sweater weather, and this is the perfect knit for it!  The sunroof is open and I'm not sweating? Check.  Grabbed a pumpkin spice latte {I know, I know, #basic}? Check.  Stocked up on some apple butter and pumpkin butter? Check.

I think I can get used to this!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Game Day Stripes

Dress: c/o Hope's Boutique | Blazer: Ann Taylor {extremely similar here}| Clutch: Clare Vivier | Shoes: BCBGeneration {on sale!} | Watch: Michael Kors | Cuff: c/o Loren Hope | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Earrings: BaubleBar | Lips: MAC 'Ruby Woo'
I always love getting to wear's kind of an obsession of mine.  Stripes on stripes on stripes.  I figured that I could pair this black striped blazer with this red striped dress to make the perfect ensemble for a football game day! {Granted, I wore this when UofL didn't have a home game--I wasn't about to trot around all day in these wedges.}  Usually, at tailgates and on game days, all girls look the same.  They're wearing the school colors and nothing really stands out.  I could be 100% sober or 100% intoxicated and they still all look alike.  So, instead, I thought to add a bit of print to my school colors and maybe stand out a bit more!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Seafoam Green

Romper: c/o Chantilly Dallas {this option is only $15 and has teal or green}| Shoes: Steve Madden | Clutch: {similar} | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Juicy Couture | Earrings: Benevolent Jewels | Ring: House of Harlow | Lips: Bite Beauty 'Violet' Matte Lipstick
I can't stop pairing these leopard pumps with anything and everything.  They're just too good to pass up! Every time I open my closet, it's like they're whispering my name {creepy, I know}.

It was definitely a great purchase! I can't wait to wear them all throughout the fall and winter months too.

TGIF, y'all!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Photo Tip Thursday: Shooting Into the Sun

As we all know, the Fall is fast approaching and the sun is starting to set earlier and earlier each day that goes by. Sad day. What’s even more sad is how much more time it takes out of your day for outfit photos, especially if you have a busy schedule during the week. Grace and I are always rushing during this time of year to squeeze in a couple of outfits right before the sun goes down. Because of this, we often times find ourselves shooting when the sun is very low, which has actually been the result of some very pretty photos for us.

To get these photos, we shot into the sun. It’s just simply putting the sun behind your subject and then taking the photos. There’s a few things that you need to know before you go out and take these yourself however.

1. Use center-weighted/partial metering mode on your camera. This is a fancy way that your camera determines the proper exposure for your subject. In automatic mode your camera is stupid. It tries to measure the light on every part of the photo and average them out. This is no bueno because of one reason. When shooting into the sun, there is a ton of light entering the camera from behind your subject, but no direct light coming from your subject because they are technically shaded. Your subject will come out underexposed when using the automatic metering. You need to expose for your subject only, this is where the center-weighted/partial metering mode comes in. It measures the proper exposure needed by averaging out the light from the center 10-15% of your viewfinder, right where your subject will be.

2. Use manual mode. You need to have fine control over shutter speed and ISO. It’s essential.

3. Don’t listen to your light meter. That’s right, in this scenario, the little trickster lies. When your light meter says that your subject will be properly exposed, it won’t! You need to deliberately move the arrow in the light meter one or two stops to the right {by decreasing shutter speed or raising the ISO}  of the center mark to ensure that your subject is properly lit. By doing this, the background will be slightly overexposed, but that’s just part of what makes these types of photos look so good.

That's it! Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Red & Black

Dress: INC {old; really loving this and this} | Boots: Hunter | Belt: Target | Necklace: c/o Kluster | Earrings: Givenchy | Clutch: {similar} | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Lips: MAC 'Ruby Woo'

This is what I wore to the first football game of the season {it was a black-out}.  I always hate getting home and seeing that my shoes are butchered from the mud from the tailgating field, so I almost always wear either rain boots or really old riding boots.  I wore an outfit extremely similar to this on the blog last year for a game, and it seems like I can never let this dress go.  I've had it for four years, and I honestly think it was a hand-me-down from my sister, but those are the best kinds of outfits, right?

Have a great hump day, y'all!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Flirty in Floral

Dress: Lulu's {similar} | Shoes: Vince Camuto {similar} | Clutch: c/o Two Funny Girls | Earrings: c/o Loren Hope | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Bracelets: c/o Loren Hope {here, here, & here} | Watch: Michael Kors | Lips: Bite Beauty 'Violet' Matte Lipstick
I wore this flirty floral dress in NY and am in love.  Sorry Andrew, but this dress stole my heart.  I honestly wish I could wear it everywhere.  The light material is so comfortable and its colors are just stunning.  It was also PERFECT for that hot humid weather (yikes!) we all got stuck with up in NY!

Hope everyone is having a great start to their week!

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