Happy Thursday! I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter! I had originally intended to feature this ruffled polka dot skirt on Monday. However, I was exhausted after celebrating my parents’ birthdays/Jake’s Match Day results in Las Vegas over the weekend. I decided taking a break was overdue. Taking a break is sometimes much needed and is healthy. I don’t take them very often, but we have a lot of traveling going on and our upcoming move.
When we go on vacations or even just in general, I often feel pressured to get the “perfect” picture with the perfect camera settings. This wasn’t possible on our short trip this time. I didn’t get any usable camera pictures in Vegas for a blog post on our trip like I planned. To be honest, it was nice not having the pressure of doing a photoshoot on vacation. Blogging is my passion, but there is a lot of behind-the-scenes things that go on to get camera photos. You have to scout out a location (our hotel was so spread out and mostly indoor casino focused and the Las Vegas strip was so crowded), find the perfect time of day where the lighting is not too bright or too dark (we had dinner reservations and show reservations so the light was either going to be too sunny or night time). You also have to get your outfit together (make sure it’s steamed and you brought the proper accessories planned). When traveling, sometimes it’s hard to bring everything you need to create a picture-perfect look. I try to coordinate outfits with limited accessories that work for multiple outfits so I don’t overpack when I travel. I try to not bring many shoes or purses because my suitcase gets full fast. Also, getting your hair/makeup photoshoot ready takes a lot of time. The most important part is getting your camera settings correct. I am still so new to photography, so this alone is stressful for me (unless it’s a time of day when the lighting is easy to work with). I did have someone recommend shooting in raw, so I will be trying this soon. She said this makes your images easier to edit in case you didn’t get the settings perfect.
With our limited time, I told Jake we could forego the photoshoot during this trip. On most of our trips, I really try to take advantage of the change of scenery for my blog, but not this time. We will be going back soon for a little bit longer with Jake’s family, so maybe we can try next time if there is a convenient location near our hotel. We ended up doing iPhone pictures instead this time. I am trying to make myself remember it’s okay to not have all DSLR photos for Instagram. I do plan to share a full guide to Las Vegas after our second trip with our favorite places.
Anyways, I found this darling ruffle and polka dot skirt on my birthday trip to Dallas. I am excited that it’s on sale now too. You may have seen in this post here that I am loving polka dots for spring. The thing I love about this one is it is very versatile. You can add a bodysuit and wedges like I did for a dressy casual look or you could add a nice colored blouse (hot pink or red would be so cute) and nice heels for a dressy look. You could even go really casual with a denim jacket like I added in some of these photos.
Jake and I are actually in Birmingham, Alabama today. We are looking at places to live. We are so excited for this next chapter. I plan to keep you all updated during the process.