Shadow Play

Anyone who's ever taken outfit photos with me knows I try to avoid direct sunlight and harsh shadows as much as I possibly can. You will find me running to the shady side of the street, or under a big tree, pillar or any object that provide just enough coverage from the sun.

On this afternoon, however, I was feeling bold, wondering if I could make the shadows work and play up the drama on an otherwise pretty simple outfit. The sun was out, I thought I might as well enjoy it.

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The Rundown
Scalloped Cami J.Crew Factory
Grey Cashmere Cardigan TJMaxx similar
Grey Plaid Pants Gap similar
White Mules "Bianca" Target
Micro Perry Satchel Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop
Gold Ball Earrings Kohl's
Gold Plated Disc Necklace Matteo via TJMaxx
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx

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  1. Work that sun!! ;) I usually try to hide from it as well, but the past couple times Christian has done photos it's been sunny so he's tried some different things with his camera.
    Loving the necklace too, super pretty!

  2. You worked the shadows magically L!
    The scallop top is such an unexpected neckline, looks really good.

  3. I also usually go out of my way to avoid the sun, but it is nice to get right into direct sunlight from time-to-time (what a great excuse to pose with a pair of fun sunglasses, right?). And these photos just look awash in sunlight.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. Glad you went for it, because the photos turned out really good!! It creates a mood to it (in a good way). This outfit is a great spring transitional look!

  5. I am definitely loving the shadow play and this is such a great look!

    xx rebecca

  6. I actually love how they turned out! So pretty! And your outfit is perfect too!!

  7. I loveee how the pics turned out! Shadows can totally create a cool look for blog pics!

  8. You nailed the sunny pics!

  9. It's so hard to shoot in direct sunlight but I love how these pictures turned out! That cami is such a great staple!


  10. I'm definitely one to try and avoid direct sunlight during photoshoots - but sometimes it's fun to play with the glowy lighting. Love how these photos turned out, and your outfit is so cute!

  11. You totally made it work and are making me think I should try it. Gorgeous.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. You did an amazing job with these photos! I just manage to take photos that look over exposed and have me squinting in them. I love those pants too!

  13. These photos turned out really nicely! I never manage to get good photos in direct sunlight, I really need to learn how to setup my camera better!

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :) It's really stormy here, but it's making it a bit cooler so it's welcome!

    Away From The Blue

  14. This is such a cute outfit and I am loving your pants! These are so cute for transitioning into Spring!

    cute & little

  15. Like you, I have spent almost all of my years as a blogger avoiding harsh light. It has lead me to waking up absurdly early for photoshoots and, admittedly, I've gotten used to it, so I don't mind. But sometimes it's a beautiful day and you like your outfit and you just want to get the shot. It happened to me a couple of times during our trip to Paris this year and, you know what? The photos turned out pretty well, actually. I think these ones did, too. (And I remain obsessed with those mules/regretful that I didn't purchase them myself.)

  16. I love your outfit, those pants are super cute!

  17. I'm loving these photos! I've actually grown some appreciation for photos in the sun too recently. I try to take outfit shots both in and out of the sun and edit a few to see which I like more. It's always different as to which one I prefer! I guess it depends on time of the day, how cloudy it is too!

    Nice outfit too!

    Kelly Anne xx

  18. I love the scalloped detailing on that cami! Such a cute piece.

  19. I recently shot in full sun for the first time and it definitely brings a chic factor to the shoot .. LOVE how yours turned out!

    How 2 Wear It []

  20. Absolutely love how these turned out! You look beautiful and your pieces are so crisp/bright. Love!

    xo Laura Leigh

  21. Looking so chic and classy in this look dear. Love the black and white ensemble, so pretty on you!

    Jessica |

  22. You are such a good photographer that you can make anything work! I love that scalloped tank!