Gray Daze

February 11, 2015

Gray Daze

I used to think that the sun had to be out in order to get the best photos for the blog. Now I’m starting to realize that a little bit of overcast actually help the pictures come out better. I know what you’re thinking, this doesn’t make any sense. I mean how could photos look good without light aka the sun?!? That’s the thing, there IS light on gloomy days too, it just catches in a different way. I’ve learned that if you are patient enough to wait for your photographer to shoot from the angels you will eventually find that sweet spot and voila!

In other un-related news I’m starting to re-think my purchase of these booties. I originally wanted to buy black, but after talking to Gita, who pointed out that basically all my shoes are black. I went with oxblood. But now I really, really, REALLY want the black ones.

Is it wrong to have two of the same shoe in different colors? More important is it bad to only have black shoes in your wardrobe?

The struggle is REAL!

Outfit Combo: top: Ann Taylor stripe tee (old, another here), Max Studio sweater via T.J. Maxx (more styles here, here, and here), and ASOS beanie with pom (more here and here), bottom: rag & bone ‘Preston’ skinny stretch jeans, and shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman Reese Monk strap booties

Gray Daze

Gray Daze

Gray Daze

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  • Emily&Elizabeth February 11, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Love those shoes!!
    xo Emily

  • Abby February 11, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Love this look! Those shoes are super cute!

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  • Rafaela February 11, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I love your boots!!!

  • Wishes & Reality February 11, 2015 at 10:56 am

    This jacket is so gorgeous! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog – so happy to have discovered yours.


  • Shannon February 11, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Yes, overcast days always produce the best photos for me! I say if you like the shoes that much, you should definitely purchase in black as well!

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  • Valerie (Our Ruins) February 11, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    This is such a pretty outfit! I love, love, love that cardigan! :)

  • Aleeha February 11, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Beautiful photography
    Aleeha xXx

  • Amy Ann February 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Great photos. Those shoes are awesome!

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  • Vale February 11, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Lovely cardigan, you look wonderful :-)

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  • Joanna February 11, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    If you think you’re going to get a lot of use out of them, pick up the black pair as well! You look fabulous! xx

  • Caitlin February 11, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I like this background you used for your photos :)

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  • Carly February 11, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Cute casual look for a gray day!
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  • Blaire Bingham February 11, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    We definitely prefer cloudy days to sunny for our pictures, and we believe that if you love something, you should buy it in every color!! Love that cardigan!
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  • Kelsey&Kenecha February 11, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Beautiful outfit :) Love your beanie :D

  • Yana February 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Great casual look! Love your shoes!

  • Cara February 11, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    LOVE your boots and cardigan, so chic!

    xx Cara

  • Zhuo February 11, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Based on my experience, sometimes overcast weather is better for portrait shots because my eyes can open wide and my makeup will show more in the photos:) Back to the look, your shoes look very cute:)


  • Erin Elizabeth February 11, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    What a warm and cozy look! You look adorable in a beanie!
    xo Erin

  • Melissa February 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Sure cute boots! I love this relaxed and comfy look.


  • Sierra February 11, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Awesome outfit, its perfect for winter/spring weather <3
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  • Jane February 12, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Such a gorgeous look! Love your booties!
    xo, Jane

  • Tara February 12, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Your long sweater looks so comfy, I love it!

  • Audrey February 12, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Yes, I’m a fan of the cloudy days too for pictures:) Love your shoes, great chic, casual look!!


  • Megan February 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Beautiful look and I think you did well getting the oxblood boots. They’re gorgeous.

  • Ivete February 13, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I agree- overcast days are, indeed, better for photos. Love the boots, and there’s nothing wrong with having the same shoe in two colors! ;-)

  • Euge February 14, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    You look great, I love the beanie and the boots.
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  • glamdevils February 21, 2015 at 5:55 am

    You look adorable Jess! Love the sweater and the cute beanie. No it’s not wrong to have the same shoes in two different colors. I would buy them in black too.