Hello, friends! Just a quick, easy outfit post for you today as it is the start of a busy, busy week. These photos are actually from several weeks ago, but I have been debating posting them because, honestly, they aren’t the greatest.
It was the end of a hot week and I knew I wanted to wear one of my favorite chambray dresses since I hadn’t shared it on the blog all summer. I styled it for fall as a transitional piece, headed off to the botanical gardens, and then realized that for whatever reason, there was no memory card in my camera. Never one to be deterred by such a minor detail, I took photos with my cell phone instead.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, and it’s got a pretty great camera, but I was in a really tricky lighting situation with lots of contrast and tons of green around me, and my poor cell camera just didn’t handle it all that well. But, I played around with the pictures in Photoshop and I think the results are passable. Plus, this is my real life blog, and in real life, things are rarely, if ever, perfect. So, without further ado, enjoy my tour of the botanical gardens and my simple chambray dress.
The details: chambray dress (H&M) // moccasins (Minnetonka via Marshall’s) // tan leather crossbody purse (Fossil; gift) // turquoise & leather belt (Old Navy) // acorn necklace (Etsy) // blush & gold chain bracelet (Kay & Kompany) // green bead ring (handmade)
Even though I know these photos aren’t my best work, this is a great example of improvising and being resourceful, especially when all I really wanted to do was pack it in. Besides, if I had given up, then I wouldn’t have spent the time learning how to use the different features on my cell phone camera. And while I know the color is a bit wonky and the focus is definitely, uh, shifty, I still think my composition is pretty spot on.
What’s your best story of improvising when you really just wanted to give up??
As always, thanks for reading! Love + memory cards, Kristi ;)