Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Attempting outfit photos again

I feel like I had to rediscover my sense of style after I had Gwen. There were only so many things that still fit me, postpartum. It's not so fun having nothing to wear that makes you feel confident, when all you want to do is feel confident in yourself as a new mother. When Gwen was a few weeks old, my mother-in-law came to visit. I expressed my (physical and spiritual) need for new clothes, so off to Target we went. That first shopping trip post baby, with the help of Ryan's mom, was just what I needed. I remember feeling rejuvenated with my stack of new clothes, including a nursing friendly dress. There are so many stylistic sacrifices to be made if you choose to breastfeed.
Although I initially revamped my wardrobe, I still wasn't feeling up to recording my outfits like I once had. I honestly kind of forgot about outfit posts and instead obsessed over photo after photo of my cool, new baby. But lately I've missed this aspect of my blog. I remembered how fun it is to get ready, pick a location, take photos with my tripod (or with the help of my husband)- the whole ordeal. As you can see, the location of these photos is not the coolest. I hope to find some neat (hopefully secluded) locations around town to take photos. I realize that once the summer heat hits us I may not want to take as many photos outside, so we'll see how this goes. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The babies in the pool go splash, splash, splash

Gwen finished up her first swim classes last week and she got a little certificate congratulating her on her new "skills": kicking, splashing, spitting out water (she never understood the blowing bubbles bit), and going under water for a couple of seconds. I hoped to enroll her in some real swimming classes, but I think they're very expensive! Maybe I'll look into that next summer. These classes were still fun! It felt silly singing all the baby songs during the first lesson, but I think Gwen was able to recognize the songs and motions by the end because I saw her smiling during it, so that made it seem less silly. Or maybe she was just in a good mood that day. I'd like to think that she recognized the songs :)

p.s. After class had already ended, I was scrolling through Instagram and came across an adorable baby photo that @freshlypicked reposted from another account. I thought to myself, "This baby looks a LOT like Nell from Gwen's swim class." So I followed the source's link, and sure enough, I was correct! I didn't even realize that I already follow @laurenbowyer, and we were in the same swim class for two weeks! I had only been following Lauren's account for about a month- when I first made my second insta account- so that's my excuse for not recognizing her :)
Let me tell you, that baby of hers is just as cute as all of her photos imply. And those lashes! 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

I told  asked Ryan to come with me to this vintage market on the weekend. He agreed, but was not thrilled about it. It wasn't until he spotted the fat 70's neckties (and bought a couple) that we both started to enjoy ourselves. It was fun browsing through all the quirky, old stuff together. Plus, the Waffle Love truck was there, as well as a Hello Apparel booth. So I treated myself. I meant to take more photos of all the neat things, but I was enjoying myself too much to be bothered with my camera. I managed to capture these two super weird collectables:

This horse was absolutely terrifying. It looked like it was made of actual horse or cow leather. And that missing ear.... 
Angel baby riding a huge goose. Just what I've been searching for! 

One more photo.
I'm glad I decided to drag Ryan along rather than a friend. I always make better money decisions when I'm with him. I'm afraid I would have bought everything in sight, otherwise.

p.s. I decided not to shoot in RAW for these photos and it was the biggest mistake ever. Always shoot in RAW! There was a cute, underexposed photo of Ryan and Gwen that I wasn't able to save in Lightroom because of this.