After my last packing post I decided that learning how to do a decent flatlay could come in handy for a blogger, so I've been practicing laying out my outfits before I get dressed. I think I'm making progress but I might need one of those folding boards if I'm going to take this to the next level!
Express (Olive sold out, Similar Color Jacket) / Cami: Express "Rosy Cheeks" / Jeans: Express / Sandals: Nordstrom / Necklace: Express / Bracelet: Express / Earrings: Nordstrom
Express / Tank: Old Navy "Into the Woods" / Jeans: Express / Sandals: Old Navy (Gold sold out online) / Necklace: Express
I wore this outfit in real life and never posted it anywhere. In my head I felt like I had just worn the same thing and took the picture standing in the same spot. Reality check: I doubt anyone remembers what I wore 20+ weeks ago in real life or online!
Express / Pants: Guess (Similar) / Necklace: Forever 21 (one chain removed by me) / Shoes: Forever 21 / Bracelet: Stella & Dot Portia / Nails: Essie "Nothing Else Metals"
And here's the previous outfit I thought I had "just worn."
Express / Pants: Guess (Similar) / Shoes: Forever 21 / Necklace: Local
For those who like the front view, here's another perspective on these four outfits:
How I Built My Wardobe, obviously I am still going strong on my top two outfit formulas five years later!
The Great Debate
One thing I've noticed on Instagram is that taking outfit pictures on the diagonal is more common than vertical way I usually take them. I wasn't sure what I was missing by taking them straight, so out of curiosity I've experimented with taking mine the "popular" way.
"Popular" - On the Diagonal:
Express / White Skinnies: Express / Belt: Gap / Sandals: Sam Edelman Sutton / Necklace: Old Navy / Bracelet: Stella & Dot / Sunglasses: Nordstrom (Front view of this outfit in this post)
I even polled my friends on blue shirt outfit to see which angle was more popular with them before posting, and here's the final tally:
Carylee / Kellie / Erin / Erin's Sister / Rachelle / Skye / Stacy
So much for that solving the issue! Ultimately I think the angle seems less important than a clear photo that shows the outfit details. So I'll just continue taking the requisite 50 selfies per outfit (per Janet's tips in this post) and using the best one of the bunch, regardless of the angle!
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And that's what I've been up to behind the scenes here! And before you go: if any of my blogger friends want to drop by and wish my longtime, behind-the-scenes friend Stacy a happy birthday today, it would mean the world to me. Despite facing a year of tragedy she's managed to continually inspire me and be an incredibly supportive friend. I'd love to give her a little blogging community birthday boost!
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