Outfit: When I Come Around Next

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Another LWD this week!  Lately Chicago has been killing it with the weekend weather, so I finally got to bust out this sweet number that I thrifted back in November.  With the sun so bright, I honestly wasn’t a bit chilly when I took these pictures.  I can’t wait until this turns into everyday weather!

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These pictures are some of the best I’ve ever taken, but they almost didn’t happen!  When I started shooting, I felt like every shot was terrible–poor lighting, awkward posing, weird angles–and I was getting so frustrated that I wanted to pack up and go home.  Something inside me was determined to keep trying, and I’m glad I did.

I’ve written before about how frustrated I get with blogging in general, but man, it’s so worth it.  I’m starting to get to a point where I’m really proud of what I’m able to produce, and I want to keep going just to create more and see where I end up.

What about you?  Do you ever get frustrated with blogging?  What motivates you?

Necklace: old, Stitch Fix

Dress: thrifted

Shoes: old, Seychelles

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9 thoughts on “Outfit: When I Come Around Next

  1. You look so gorgeous and classic! I try not to wear white because I’m scared of getting it dirty, but I might have to try a LWD for the spring/summer. 🙂
    I definitely get frustrated with blogging – my photography has been really aggravating me lately, because I know how much better it could be and I want it to be that good NOW. What motivates me is looking back to September and seeing how far I’ve come: My photography has definitely improved since then, my writing has improved and I have a ‘theme’ to my blog for the first time. I don’t give up because blogging/having a blog has always been a dream of mine and it seems foolish to give up something I love so much when I’m just ‘coming into my own.’
    That was super long, sorry!

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    1. Thank you very much! I’m usually afraid of white, too, but I figured a few hours in this dress wouldn’t be too risky. You know, you took the words right out of my mouth in regard to taking pictures/blogging. I think it’s really good to look back and see how much progress you’ve made. Whenever I do that, I get excited to think about how much better I could be in the future, you know? I’m glad that you’ve got such a positive attitude–it’s infectious! 🙂

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  2. This dress is soooo pretty, and you look amazing in it. You look like a dream. So soft and beautiful.
    And I love your posing in these photos! And your hair is perfect! Just perfect!
    Can’t wait for some warmer weather to reach us too.
    Gorgeous as always ❤
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. Thank you, lovely lovely Mona! I felt wonderful in this dress, so I’m glad it shows. And I hope Sweden gets some nice weather–so glad spring is on its way!

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  3. I love that dress! I can’t wait to break out my white dress again soon. I love the photo of you sitting on the porch (is that what it is? I can’t tell)

    I definitely get frustrated with blogging. I’ve been frustrated with my photography recently bc there aren’t a lot of places to take pictures around me where there aren’t a lot of people. I normally just try and remind myself that I love blogging and maybe look back at some of my older posts.

    Lee – leethrifts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I guess you could call that a porch–I was taking pictures at this 1910s mansion, and it has this incredibly huge porch/foyer thing. And I totally understand that frustration–taking pictures around other people always makes me feel pretty awkward.

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  4. I’m such a sucker for lace details and the bodice on this dress is beautiful! I love your hair here too. I’m glad you didn’t give up on this particular shoot because the pictures turned out great! I get frustrated pretty easily by blogging and I’ve only had my blog for less than a year. Usually it’s something like the sunlight outside isn’t the way I want it, or I feel really “blah” or having a bad hair day and am forcing myself to take photos when I don’t feel like it. But I get inspired looking at other people’s photos and think that yeah, other people’s photos look great because they put in a lot of time and effort to get to that point, and I have to work hard at it too. So it’s really overcoming my own hangups.

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    1. Thank you, Hanh!! I love this dress and hope I get more chances to wear it this year. As for the blogging frustration–I’m completely with you on every one of the things you listed. And I think about dispelling that frustration in a similar way, where I go through other bloggers’ work and see how much they’ve improved over time. Somehow it always makes me feel more encouraged.

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