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A Fashion Story… Chillin’ Wit My Homies

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A Fashion Story… Chillin’ Wit My Homies

First, I’d like to say that this post almost didn’t happen. The sunlight ran out (thank goodness spring is almost here), my equipment wouldn’t behave. My love for fashion was put to the test. Yet somehow, my fearless photographer and I managed to produce some of my best poses in this week’s segment of A Fashion Story. If you’re a fashion blogger then you know how external factors can affect your photo shoot. At the same time, the challenges make this venture somewhat fun as well. I mean, there’s a certain type of passive satisfaction in finding a way to look great while presenting fabulous deals to your readers.

The photos in this shoot wound up being taken with my trust buddy iPad mini. My Galaxy Note 4 (yes, this bad boy rivals most DSLRs) was down and out for the count. Not because of anything bad or glitchy or technical related, but because the battery had burned out. I wouldn’t recommend relying solely on fast chargers, BTW. That advice rings true for any phone. Yes, they’re convenient for those of us who must have everything take place in lightning fast speed mode, but they significantly shorten the life of your phone’s battery. Sigh.

Through all the frustrations, I discovered how much I truly love this crazy job of fashion blogging. Trials of life tend to help us discover these hidden abilities within ourselves. The poncho I’m wearing is by XOXO,and when I tell you that it’s super versatile, I mean what I say. This gorgeous baby can be dressed up or down and can go just as easily with all black as seen in the following photos as it does with jeans and a tee-shirt. You can expect to see this baby in future #ootds.


What I’m wearing:

Women’s Open Poncho Sweater

Women’s Apt 9 V-Neck Tunic Sweater $12.99








27 Comments on A Fashion Story… Chillin’ Wit My Homies

  1. mybeautycloud // February 13, 2016 at 9:40 pm //

    I totally know what you mean with the frustrations of pictures and outfit posts. It can be really rewarding in the end, but sometimes can get ‘eh’ in the middle. I like the outfit you put together though! The all black really calls attention to the poncho which is cute and laid back, so I like that! Can’t wait to see what else you wear it with 🙂

    Sam |

  2. The weather has a way of toying with my outfit posts, however I never give up haha 😀 The photos came out really nice in the end, I think 🙂 Hope you’ll have an awesome week!


  3. Simply gorgeous! Love the entire look. Stay fab!
    Have a blessed week!
    Much love, Len

  4. Oh, yes, external factors like light and rain 🙂 can drive fashion bloggers mad, I know! Well done, because the photos got to be very beautiful, you look stunning! I loved the outfit with black items and then complemented by this amazing poncho! And I agree, fashion blogging is rewarding and kind of a hidden talent 🙂 Hope you have a lovely week!

  5. Yea,sometimes the weather does get in the way whentaking photos , i like your Outfit especially those boots.

  6. This is SO cute! I agree, the weather can cause sooo many problems.

  7. Yes! Getting good pictures can be SO HARD! But these look good 🙂

  8. Your printed kimono is beautiful!

    I’m glad you managed to get some great photos despite the technical difficulties! Sometimes technology can be more of a hassle than a help, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. Cool casual outfit! Love those boots! 🙂

    And I hear ya about those photo-shoot problems! The stuff we suffer through for the photos. 🙂

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  10. happinessatmidlife // February 19, 2016 at 5:57 am //

    The photos looks great and love the look! I never knew those external chargers shortens the life of the battery – good to know.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  11. I really like this poncho perfect on you
    I love your style and your blog.
    Visit mine if you want
    many kisses

  12. Gotta love when everything goes right and just grit your teeth and bare it when it doesn’t go so well – looking great in this photo shoot. #PersonalStyleLinkup

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