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Let the Sunshine in

Today's shoot was challenging (as usual), but fun.  It was gorgeous outside!  And I wanted to take photos outside, but the sun was too bright, and the shade was too since I am tripod-less and take photos with my phone (see below), this upped the difficulty level even more.  But, as Tyra Banks always says, "Find your light!"  So I did.  :)

Exciting news to all those paying attention out in the bloggersphere: my husband and I are trying to work things out.  We are separating, but I fired my lawyer, so I'm not currently persuing a divorce.  We are going to get 6 months of marriage counselling, and he has enrolled in some intensive personal counselling.  After these 6 months, we're going to re-evaluate whether or not our marriage can work healthily.  Wish us luck!

This outfit in its entirety (except the undershirt, which is from Aerie) was purchased secondhand. 
Yay for amazing Goodwill! 
Purse is originally Nine West, espadrilles are from Old Navy, and skirt is from Land's End.


  1. Pretty outfit, so springy! Best of luck on everything with your marriage! I hope that whatever happens, you find happiness and love!

    xox Sammi

  2. Loving your shoes! And good luck with the counseling! :D

  3. What a great second-hand outfit! Perfect for spring. I'm loving that straw hat. (And the wedges are super cute)!

  4. Love the outfit! Taking photos with a phone can be challenging.

    I hope you marriage works out! Good luck.

    Corinne x

  5. Very cute outfit! The shoes are so fun! I wish you the very best over the next few months - find your light and your center!

  6. i hate that, too, when it's a pretty day, but too much shade/sunshine!
    it's nice that both of you are qilling to work things out thru counseling. good luck!
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  7. oh gosh, how cute is your outfit here?! i love the pink skirt!

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  8. Adorable as usual :-)


  9. Such a cute outfit, I love the polka dot chambray top, this look is adorable and perfect for spring! :)

  10. aw good luck with your hubby, i'm sending you well wishes and keeping my fingers crossed for the both of you! as for your outfit, it's SO cute. i love how you tied the shirt in a knot on the bottom, that always gives a bit of a retro flair. as for the lighting, the best time to shoot is before noon or like after 5:00. In between that the sun is just way to harsh! They still turned out cute though :)

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  11. Simply adorable! You have lovely style! Following <3 Alex

  12. Loved the Vintage look and feel of your pics and the outfit. U look so pretty!! Thanks for stopping by on my blog!!

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  13. What a charming, springtime perfect outfit. I just love your sweet chambray blue shirt - and all the more so because you knotted it in the front. Being petite (5'2") and not long waisted at all, I very often knot my tops (and cardigans) in the front if I'm wearing them untucked, too.

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  15. I love that outfit, it's perfect for spring ;)
    Your polka dotted shirt is soo cute
    and I love the colour of your skirt. ;)

  16. Fantastic look!

  17. i can definitely be a challenge to find the right light when it is so bright and directly overhead.

    good luck repairing your marriage, i hope things work out!
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  20. You look so cute in this outfit. Love that hat on you!

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  21. Nice look! And such a cool hat!

  22. the polka denim shirt is so cool :)
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  23. I adore your polkadot denim shirt :) You look darling! And I wish you and your husband all the best in the upcoming six months :) I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for the both of you :) x

  24. I love your shirt!

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