CB Style Corner: “Secrets” Of A Fashion Blogger

As I just read my title I thought “These are not really secrets”……..well, maybe some……….but mostly things I have learned along the way as well as some of the “action” that happens behind the scenes.
So without further ado…………
1.) My photographer is my 18 year old son who is one of the nicest people I know. Since launching my blog 2 years ago, we have learned so much together like the ever dreadful “Seeing your photographer’s shadow in your picture” shot.

2.) I try not to take my pictures in a bad mood as I feel you can see your demeanor through your eyes which will result in a bad photo; however, there are times when my 3 year old is running around in the background and I have to stop and say “Put that down!!!” or “Don’t touch that!!!” or his full name “Cameron Josiah Turner!!!”. We generally take a short 10 to 15 minute break afterwards if a full name situation arises. 🙂

3.) I have a “What I wear to work all the time” section and a “Blog worthy post” section in my closet…………sometimes they co-mingle, it just really depends.

4.) If I am having a fight with my hair for the week (oh, you don’t fight with your hair?) you may not see many blog posts from me. If my hair doesn’t look good, it really doesn’t matter what I’m wearing does it?

“If your hair is done properly and you are wearing good shoes you can get away with anything” – Iris Apfel

5.) Sometimes it is challenging being a fashion blogger, a working Mother, a chef, a maid, and a superhero all in the same week. Just keeping it real.
Shirt: Vintage
Pants: Express
Shoes: GoJane.com

DIY Deconstructed Button Down

I decided to try my hand at a deconstructed button down shirt since this style is trending right now. What I love about this style is you are only limited by your imagination on how you design your shirt and it doesn’t have to be so perfect………..atleast in my eyes.
Feel free to share with me your own deconstructed button down shirt creations so I can post on my blog.
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Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Summer Maxi

Whew!!! It’s been such a heat wave in my “neck of the woods” so this dress was perfect for the weather.
I bought it online here and let me just say Vici Dolls is my new favorite store. They have the best selection of maxi and wrap dresses. ❤

Dress: Vici Dolls

Vintage Recreation: 90’s Flair

Fashion really is cyclical as seen with this year’s latest trends like body suits and Mom Jeans high-waisted jeans.
I love body suits now just as I loved them in 1993……Oh, and remember the floral body dresses. I loved them too. I just didn’t think I was old enough to wear them at the time.
Now I think those dresses are past my prime. #gofigure
Body suit: Forever 21
Jeans: Thrifted store
Heels: GoJane.com