This week I decided many things: sometimes girls dresses fit better than womens (like, this J. Crew Gingham dress), often times the day calls for multiple bags, and a new camera was necessary.
I was browsing J. Crew Factory last week looking for a coral dress to wear to my friend’s Charleston Bachelorette party. I found one, but I also decided to take a look in the girls section. I found this dress (along with several others I wanted) and after taking a look at the size chart, decided it was worth the try. I’ve had a spree lately of ordering things that ended up being way too big for me and it’s had me pretty down. I mean, you make an order, excitedly wait for it and then it arrives and it’s huge. I’d had enough of not fitting into things and decided to go extreme and hit up the girls department. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but let me tell you, THIS DRESS IS IT. I’m going to wear it, like every day. Ok, maybe I’m being extreme and you hear me talk about favorites a lot, but this dress is my favorite. First, the dress is soft, fully lined and fits ME! It also has pockets if you’re into that…which I am. I ordered a size 14 based on the size chart, so let me just pretend I’m 14 again and wear this dress all summer.
Now, the next thing I’ve decided this week, is extra bags are necessary for my life. I loathe carrying a bunch of bags around, but sometimes that mom life just requires it. I love my purse and I fill it with all of my essentials because it’s nice and big. However, when summer rolls around and we’re hitting the beach and the pool, I need an extra bag for towels, toys and a change of clothes. In comes the Sloane Ranger Banana Leaf Tote. This tote has been rocking my world. One, the print is just adorable. Two, it’s big and it zips! You’ll notice I’m holding two bags in these pictures, because yeah, I’ve been carrying them both.
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I decided it was time to make a blog investment and upgraded my little ol’ Canon Rebel to a Canon 80D. I basically told the dude at the camera store that I had no idea what I was doing, but I wanted a better quality photo. My mom was with me and she starts pulling out my blog pics to show him the issues I was having my rebel, I was like chill boo. Slight embarrassment aside, he recommended the 80D, for it’s price point and capabilities. These pictures were our first go of it, without really messing with settings too much because we felt like baby deer fumbling around with it; don’t judge them. My first impression is the photos have more detail than the photos that came from my Canon Rebel, almost so much more detail than I’m used to, I don’t even know how to edit them. I basically need to sit in bed and read the owners manual. They were also taken with just the kit lens. I have a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens that I typically use for blog photos and I like the photos it takes a little more, so I’m excited to see what my new camera can do with that lens.Hopefully some better quality photos coming your way,if we can figure out how to use it.
Shoutout to the people with the white picket fence and beautiful rose bush. Your house made for a pretty backdrop. #bloglife