The other day, I changed my outfit over and over again.
It was one of those days where nothing seemed to ‘fit’
my mood, my style, or anything right.
Too loose. Too tight. Too dark. Too colorful. Too bland.
And so I grabbed my go to outfit.
My shopping at the grocery store and HomeGoods
going to an event,
tasting wine in the wine country
working on photography
working on a diy project
playing with flowers and loving it
A sheer black shirt with bootcut jeans and heels
and I felt like a happy girl again.
And then I paused.
And I thought it was boring to wear the same outfit again.
The same one I wear it all the time when I can’t find anything else I want to wear.
And I just really wanted to shake it up a bit.
So I grabbed a blush jacket to wear over that black shirt, kept my comfy jeans
and swapped my shoes for a bit higher and more sassy heel
that was perfect.
(okay in all honesty, it was still my same go to colors
but you know… baby steps people.)
The point is- change is good.
Sometimes you have to step outside of that go to usual everything comfort zone
to see and enjoy things a different way.
On that note- I have a whooooole shebang of a deeper than your average post topic
blog post coming your way.
There have been a few things weighing on me lately in blog land and
they have had me thinking
And reflecting. And noticing.
And well, when I get it together in words on my computer- I will share.
But for now- let’s talk about how simple wardrobe changes (in your house too) can be amazing.
Kind of like fresh made lemonade on a hot summer day.
Or maybe just a bowl of lemons and oranges in the living room.
So I changed house outfits last week as you have already guessed – and it was in the dining room-
And truth be told…
that change knocked my socks off.
Many of you know I work freelance as a photographer and stylist with various magazines
but did you know that I also work with companies on catalog and styled shoots for print and website? I do- and aside from being a ton of fun- it is great for changing things up.
This amazing canvas artwork came home with me from Los Angeles recently
and is from one of the companies I work with- The Bella Cottage.
I thought about several places that I could put these gorgeous panels
for the photography job
and none of them seemed just right.
The light was wrong. The wall was too big. The wall was too small.
They didn’t fit the overall space.
(are you seeing a similarity with choosing outfits?)
And then one morning,
I was sitting there having another cup of coffee
and it popped into my head.
The dining room would be PERFECT.
The wall was long enough. There was enough light from the french doors
AND a canvas would be perfect behind a dining table.
I abandoned my cup of inspiration and a few nails and double sided tape pieces
and about 15 minutes later-
a wall of amazing French vintage inspired canvas artwork was up.
After tacking and taping and adjusting…
I stepped back and fell like I had walked into a centuries old room
that was covered in amazing plastered walls
with gorgeous detailed artwork.
These panels bring in such a huge amount of texture and charm
and visual interest to the space.
Seriously inspired some simple photography that was not on the shoot list
and a secret?
Those canvas panels are up in the dining room even now.
But for those of you who love the chalkboard and are feeling like we broke up –
it is actually up on the wall behind the panels
so no tears.
That huge chalkboard hasn’t gone anywhere.
But I am enjoying a change of outfit for a bit.
You can find these HUGE and amazing
French Scene Canvas Panels HERE
And nope- not a sponsored post
just sharing my new outfit and the goods
Happy Wednesday everyone