Before I get into this look, it's time for honesty hour. Every so often I might mention some of the struggles that I have when shooting my outfits, but I feel as though I don't get into it enough. Since it's a New Year, I figured it would be best to shed a little bit of light on this because no one ever really knows what happens behind the lens. First of all I need to say that I have loved every minute of being a mother/daughter team. Having my mom as my photographer has been such a blessing in many ways, but sometimes we struggle and lately it's been happening quite often. What most of you don't know is that we typically shoot on her lunch break, which is a huge sacrifice that she makes for me. It doesn't give us much time to find the right location and get the perfect light. Both of us are still learning how to use my camera so sometimes the photos are blurry and the majority of a shoot could be horrible. We get challenged by weather conditions like super cold and windy days or ones with gloom and very little sunshine. All of this affects not only the photos, but both of our moods too. We do the best that we can, but overall it can just be very frustrating and when you're pressed for time, it makes it that much worse. I already feel bad enough that half of her lunch hour is spent on me, so when we have a failed shoot, it just seems like this big waste of time. Moving into the New Year, I am going to start working with other photographers too so that there is not so much pressure on my mom and hopefully that can make things go a bit more smoothly for me as well. I guess my point in telling you all this is that while shooting for the blog can be a lot of fun, it also takes a lot of time and effort to get things right.
Ok, now on to the outfit. If you haven't already noticed I have this thing with hats. Literally can't get enough of them. I've always wanted a red fedora, so I was really happy when I found this one. I wore it on Christmas Day with this same plaid vest and just really loved both of these pieces together. I decided to style the vest differently this time before it gets too cold. And baby, it's definitely starting to get cold outside! [Cue one of my favorite holiday songs] I couldn't help but get a bit match-matchy by completing the look with these red lace-up pumps. They dressed this up more and added in that chic factor, while the knee ripped denim and hat brought that edginess that I love so much.
I hope that 2016 has been off to a great start for you