I'm breaking my number one photo taking rule here - always have the sun to your back. I don't care for the harsh shadows and high contrast which result from a bright light source pointed directly at your face. But I felt the background was prettier facing the sun, and I suppose we all have to break even our own rules once in a while.

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The Rundown
Mint Button Down Thrifted similar
Diamond Print Pants Gap similar
Toe Cap Pumps Me Too via TJMaxx similar
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Bling Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Sunburst Pendant House of Harlow
Hexagon Cuff Bracelet Line and Label similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Opal Ring T Tahari
Sunglasses Ray-Ban "Meteor" c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Naughty Nautical" Essie


  1. RULE BREAKER!! Haha. I always break that rule ;) But then again my camera isn't as sensitive as yours.
    Loving the greens in this outfit ;)

  2. I love that pendant makes such a statement! PS I think the photos still came out great facing the sun!

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  3. I never would have noticed! Your pictures are always lovely, and your outfits even better!

  4. I have to agree - sometimes we must break the rules.
    I ran a red light yesterday...
    The trousers are fab and I like your accessories here.

  5. TJMaxx has ray bans?? You're my deal-finding idol.


  6. Love your shirt + pants combo! It is really beautiful!

  7. I think these came out beautifully, regardless of which way the sun was facing...that awesome mint blouse doesn't hurt either!

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  8. I think the high contrast photos actually came out really well, but I totally get loving that softer light.

    I am pretty jealous you got that top from a thrift store and of course I love printed pants. Well, okay, I love the whole outfit!

  9. I think these pics are beautiful! Your mint top goes so well with those pants. With all your fabulous thrifted finds you make me want to move out by you just for the shopping! ;)

  10. I'm loving this super chic look! I need a class on how to take great photos!

  11. I too break that rule...often, lol! the pics came out great tho. And your outfit is super cute. Love the shoes!


  12. I don't think I'll ever learn all of the ins and outs of photography, but I do know that your photos always look great--even when you break your own rules! I love the mint and navy!

  13. This whole oufit is perfection! Mint and navy is a flawless combination!

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  14. Rules are meant to be broken :) The background in these photos is lovely. As is the outfit itself. The blue and green hues really suit you. And your jewelry! I will never stop loving that necklace. And your ring is so eyecatching, too. Adding that one to my wishlist for sure ;)

  15. Thank you for the tip about photography! My hubby just bought a canon for Christmas and we are still trying to figure out blog posts! Well by we I mean he since he does the picture taking ;) You look fab by the way! Love the colors in this.

  16. These photos look gorgeous! I am really loving your printed pants!

  17. Your look is amazing! and don't worry - the pics are great! That mint color is beautiful on you :)


  18. Sometimes it is worth to break the rules, like this time. You have found wonderful background which highlights your fab outfit wonderfully.Have been admiring your necklace, looks so pretty with anything you pair it.

    xoxo Ra

  19. loving all of the mint going on in this outfit

  20. This is a great look! I love those pants!

  21. You look amazing hun, the outfit is gorgeous!!!

  22. I think the photos turned out great. Love those patterned pants too.

    I am horrible at looking taking photos...I just try to find a spot that I am not squinting.


  23. Printed pants look great on you, I need to take a cue from you :)

  24. Love the combo of your minty green top and printed pants. Some rules are meant to be broken!

  25. Fantastic pants!

    Now that it's sunnier, I need to find a flattering pair of sunglasses for outfit photos. I rarely do them in the summer because I hate how my eyes look when I'm squinting.

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  26. the photos looks great! i love the toecap pumps your wearing

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  27. Love the cuff bracelet! And the color of your blouse is so pretty!
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  28. Sometimes you just have to break the rules. Love your pants and nail lacquer.

  29. I talk about my obsession with mint in my last post. I love your mint top. It really stands out against the navy pants. Love this look!


  30. Great nail polish!!

  31. The rule is the subject of the photo always faces the sun and the photographer has his/her back to the sun.

  32. Jean -
    I've heard of that rule, but here is why it does not work:

    1. If the sun is in the subjects eyes, unless they have sunglasses on, they will be squinting.

    2. If you aren't careful about your angles, the photographer might be casting a shadow on to the subject.

    3. The bright direct light will create harsh shadows.

    Unless you have a reflector or something else to diffuse the light, I find it works best when the sun is behind the subject!

  33. Super cute outfit. I'm obsessed with those pants.