Friday Five: 5 Photography Tips (From His Perspective)

vince camuto silk burgundy pleated skirt from nordstrom

Burgundy Bubble Sleeve Sweater | Burgundy Pleated Skirt | Black Classic Pumps | Similar Black Bag | Gold Bar Necklace | Black Sunglasses

As many of you know, Matt has become my Instagram Husband by default. He isn’t professionally trained in photography but he is professionally trained in the phrase “happy wife, happy life“. Which means, he’s had to pick up a few skills he never wanted. If you’re reading this thinking that you wish your man would do this for you, trust me, it can be done. It takes millions of blurry photos, learning a lot about how to work together as a couple, and a superhuman amount of patience. But first, he has to know how to take a photo. So, here are 5 photography tips from a guy’s perspective.

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How Living in the Midwest Changed my Style

blank nyc suede jacket with a tie sleeve sweater

Brown Suede Moto Jacket | Tie Sleeve Sweater (size down) | Skinny Jeans (size down) | Brown Satchel | Kate Spade Watch | Pearl Necklace | Tortoise Sunglasses | Brown Booties

I’m guessing you already have some ideas about how this move to the Midwest has changed my style! After 10 things I learned about living in Chicago and my 7 must have beauty products earlier in the week, it felt right to talk about fashion today. As you can imagine, beach weather in December is quite a bit different than wind chill and sub-zero temperatures. There were quite a few things I learned like the importance of having an umbrella on you at all times to what SOREL (the brand) was. But there were a few surprises too!

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7 Must Have Beauty Products for Fall

must have fall beauty products


Grey Cardigan (similar) | $22 Blush Pink Twist Front Tee (6 colors!) | Ankle Peg Skinny Jeans | Herringbone Mirror | White Tassel Throw

Continuing my mini series on moving to the Midwest to celebrate my anniversary here, today’s post is all about beauty! When I first moved to Chicago, I thought to myself “I got this, I have great skin“. I was wrong. Very wrong. So after spending 7 months of the past year trying to revive life into my legs so they didn’t look like a molting alligator, I found the 5 must have beauty products for fall.

PS. There’s going to be a huge giveaway in Instagram Stories tonight so make sure you’re following along!

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How to Layer for Fall and Trendspin Linkup

how to layer for fall

Yellow Wrap Jacket | White Cold Shoulder Top ($21, also great separately!) | Skinny Jeans | Taupe Booties (size up a full size)! | Tortoise Sunglasses | Jewelry (every purchase saves a woman’s life!) | Burgundy Crossbody Bag

While everyone else is getting excited about “sweater weather“, you might feel like the only one who is trying to figure out how to layer. I know that was one of my struggles when I moved to Chicago after living in LA for most of my life! So, from a newbie to you, here are my tips!

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Navy Wrap Dress for Work

WAYF wrap dress in navy


Navy Blue Wrap Dress (also comes in black with a longer length!) | Tan D’Orsay Pumps | Fendi 3Jours Bag (luxury resale here, new and similar here) | Tortoise Sunglasses | Gold Stacking Rings | Gold Pearl Necklace and Bracelet

After hunting for office appropriate dresses that are still trendy for what seems like forever, I found this navy wrap dress. Not thinking that anyone else would be looking for the same thing, I hadn’t planned on sharing it here on Visions of Vogue. But when I wore it on my Instagram Stories OOTDs, I got so many questions. So, here are the details!

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