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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Fashion: Sports Luxe And Some Personal Ramblings

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nautical striped crop top
sports luxe outfit
sports luxe styling
pool sliders sandals from shoezone
asos jogging bottoms sports luxe
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Nautical Crop Top - F&F Clothing
Scuba Peg Trousers - ASOS
Cross-Over Pool Sliders - Shoezone (*)

Fashion blogging thoughts:

It's been a while but I'm finally bringing you a new outfit post, perfectly poised against my favourite (not so favourite) garden fence.

I'll be honest, I tend to find it a little disheartening when I see such beautiful and scenic outfit posts all across the interweb and then there's little old me still posing in my garden, struggling with running back and forth between my ten second self-timer and capturing the perfect shot.

Personally I think that's why in the last couple of years I've lost my passion for fashion blogging, and moved into others areas such as lifestyle and travel where I can really excel and stay on top of my photography game. If you've followed me from the beginning you'll know that pretty much all I used to post about was fashion and outfit posts - however I do feel like the industry has evolved so much over the past four years and more recently the regular 'blogging in your back garden' just doesn't cut it.

I can't help but think my fashion photography looks pretty pants in comparison to the mirage of bloggers who have an array of colourful backdrops and pretty pastel coloured houses in the distance. Let's be honest, theres the only fashion posts which get noticed these days.

I know, I know, I shouldn't compare myself to other bloggers, but let's face it, we all do from time to time. The thing is I've always taken such pride in my photography and the photos that I present on each and every single one of my blog posts, so for me, if I can't capture a good back-drop I do tend to not even bother posting at all, which is pretty sad really, as its my passion and I should be able to allow myself to post whatever the heck I want.

It's not like anybody is stopping me, but me. I'm competitive, I always want to do my best, however, frankly most things I do will never be good enough in my eyes because I will never let them be - I know I'm too hard on myself, but it's always been the way the cookie crumbles.

Believe me I've tried numerous times to get Alex to take my blog photos, sometimes a success, however mostly a fail, or purely because I'm never happy with the way he's taken the photos or the way I look or mostly because he doesn't get home till after dark anyway.

Maybe one day I'll be one of those bloggers happily prancing around town, the park, or the pretty pastel coloured houses with my personal photographer in tow, perfectly capturing my every photographic move, a "fashion blogger" can dream hey.. but for duration, I'll be here, by my rather unimaginative garden fence.

**By no means is this post a dig at other bloggers who are able to take scenic fashion shots, this is just me going on a personal rant getting a bit frustrated with the 'quality' of my own fashion photography. I just need a photography buddy, apply within. 

The outfit:

Onto the outfit; it's impressive because I think this outfit totalled is about £25 for all three pieces (crop, sliders and peg trousers), which is pretty thrifty spending.

Personally, the sports luxe trend can't grow old for me, I love throwing on a pair of comfy casuals, especially these cross-over pool sliders from Shoezone which I can just casually slip on and off.

Perfect for pool side while on holiday, I'll definitely always pack these straight into my beach bag.

Here's me styling up these cross-over pool sliders again, with a similar nautical-style top. Also, check here if you're keen to see how I styled the ASOS scuba peg trousers with some white open-toe heeled mules for a classier going-out on the town look.

Anybody know of any photographers in the Surrey / Sussex area who work with bloggers / looking to build a portfolio? Get in touch!



  1. I know what yo mean about fashion photography. Although I live in London where we have plenty of pastel houses and graffiti walls I hardly have time to take pretty outfit photos.

    But anyway, I love this outfit. I have exactly the same top :)

  2. I still take garden outfit photos so you're definitely not alone! As long as they are clear, bright and sharp it doesn't make a lot of difference - I like to see what you're wearing <3

    Gisforgingers xx

  3. Well you're photography is way better than mine! But completely feel you - I no longer have a garden so my background is literally my living room : / Taking it back to the old school! x

  4. I love those trousers! And I LOVE your photography too - I actually really wish I had a nice garden to take photos in :)
    Sophie Cliff

  5. I understand your struggle with the whole photography aspect. I too find it frustrating when I see all these awesome city gals posing; its hard not to envy the ones you look up to. If you want to bump up your photography game, invest in a tripod and shutter remote. Then you'll be able to pose in different locations.
    XO, Kate

  6. I feel your pain chick, I just don't post pics I take in my spare room now when I used to take them all there. I don't post half as much as I used to because I'm always struggling for a photographer, my man pretty much refuses all the time!
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin


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