Why are taking pictures so hard?
When fashion bloggers first started I remembered reading so many of the females that I loved and adored used their boyfriends or significant others to take pictures of their outfits. As a blogger you always want your pictures to be high quality and visually appealing but unless you have someone who is willingly able to do that it's difficult!
For that reason I am blessed enough to A. have a friend who is able to take my pictures and B. BLESSED to have a photographer on payroll
Additionally, you want to be able to have a good amount of outfits and posts for the month so usually in one shot I am taking at least 4 outfits. I used to only shoot 2 outfits & I have upped it to 4 outfits because it simply wasnt enough content for a month between instagram & the blog.
Another large challenge is to actually change in the different outfits. I learned quickly that unless you have a method to how you pack your clothes, accessories, make up etc it's really difficult and confusing! Usually we go into a restaurant and use their bathrooms but don't be fooled I get a lot of whispers like "did she just change' laughs and all that. You really have to have thick skin!
What do I hope to achieve?
I hope to empower/inspire people who believe they are "non-creative" to start creating again. Creativity is our most basic instinct and now it has been boxed into just certain arenas. I show my creativity through my outfits... but ultimately even with the fashion line I am not a designer by study. I do not draw, I had no idea of what the process was before I got a business manager.
Additionally, the clothing industry and the sizes makes me a little angry because before clothing sites like fashion nova it was extremely difficult to find clothes that fit for curvy girls, especially at an affordable price. I want to share with the world where I find my clothes and that all body types can have their own style.. and through my fashion line I want to be able to disrupt fashion norms as they stand today.
Check out some of my albums of outfits that I actually shot together..
And this is why tongue scraping is important. I know, I know most of you are probably saying, "well I brush my tongue" but this is different. You can actually SEE the mucus and bacteria coming off of your tongue. It's kind of gross but kind of like a reality check too.
But there's more...
It's also prevents cavities because it gets rid of all the bacteria in your mouth. I have a lot of cavities too, so I know when my teeth start to feel bad.
Ever since I started scraping this year, it's been a multitude of difference in my mouth......... like it ACTUALLY feels better and more clean! I know, its nuts & maybe unbelievable but I'm kind of mad that I didn't try this sooner.
Another thing, you know how it feels weird to eat an orange after you brush? This will take it away completely-- that nasty minty fresh goes away within seconds of scraping.
I say.. once you scrape you can't go back! I urge you to try it out -- I have linked the picture above to an amazon buy page.
Let me know how it goes!
Style Snap: Jeans: Fashion Nova Shoes: Shoedazzle Top & Purse: Target Necklace: Macy's
Pictures by: www.piecesofonye.com
If you guys follow me on instagram, you know that I AM OBSESSED with this outfit, it is sprinkled all over my feed!
My friend took me into Uniqlo for the first time ever and I was super impressed by their spring and summer collection.
The most shocking thing was most definitely the price point of everything in their store!
I was even more impressed at how they embedded technology into their collection. The fact that they have a whole 3D Printed line that is super affordable, cheap & comfortable definitely came as a shock to me.
Of course the one thing that stood out, was this bright printed polka dot shirt that I thought was perfect for Spring and Summer.
These shoes are old school, but one of my favorite pairs! The 3 buckles make them a little difficult to put on, but the peep toe is my go to for summer.
Also, as I have mentioned before the buckles give me extra support which makes it so much easier to walk longer distances, stand longer and not feel as bad about wearing heels.
Lately have been super crushing on this lip color called Potion by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I think the dark looks so pretty & diva!
PS Also OBSESSED with army green & pastel pink color combination
Style Snapshot- Jacket: Forever 21 Purse: Zara Top: Uniqlo Pants: Target Shoes: Shoedazzle
Picture Credit: www.piecesofonye.com
Sets are one my favorite types of outfits because they are so simple and for the price of one, you can make AT LEAST 3 outfits from them.
For example in this, I can wear just the shorts with another top, Just the top with another bottom or the whole set as one.
Particularly with this set I love that the shirt can act as a shell for work under a blazer.
The fabric on this set reminded me sooo much of India (the design & the fabric) I can't even explain.
A few years ago when we went to Bali, I feel that I took all the wrong clothes because it was SO HOT and at the time I didn't own any clothes that were light and airy LIKE THIS SET! It is the perfect summer set.
Also a little accessory never hurt any one right?
I thought this little gold chain would be perfect middle ground for the blush and navy!
BLUSH is literally my favorite thing about spring. It is 100% my favorite color because it almost looks white.. but its not and you normally need a second glance.
All-in-all I think this is my favorite buy for all of 2018 (thus far)
Style Snapshot- Set: Target Purse: Target Shoes: Target Blazer: Forever21 Accessories: Target (Basically Target from Head-to-Toe)
Picture Credit: www.shotbyonye.com