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Raise your hand if you got a DSLR for your blog, but had no idea how to use it in the beginning. Yep, me too. I’m pretty much self-taught when it comes to my camera, and it has greatly improved the quality of my blog and general family (and dog) photos. When Idakoos.com contacted me asking for a review of one of their shirts, I searched their site and immediately loved this simple camera design in honor of me figuring out how the heck to use mine.







Shirt: c/o Idakoos
Cardigan: Forever 21
Jeans: American Eagle
Flats: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Cambridge Satchel Co.
Rings: Madewell & H&M

Women t-shirt cuts are usually too small and awkwardly proportioned, especially for my apple shape. I was initially worried about how this shirt would fit in the women’s version (men’s t-shirts 4 lyfe), but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on. The sleeves are fitted and not too short, it’s made of a soft, thick material and it’s long enough. Seriously, that is usually my biggest problem with tops. I have a long torso and short legs. Why.

The website has so many options for t-shirt designs, that it may be overwhelming at first. I chose a few keywords I was interested in and spent quite a bit of time scrolling through. But once I found a design I liked, I was impressed by the customization options. I highly recommend this site for anyone who is interested in designing custom shirts for their school clubs or sports teams, or for those who like collecting quirky, well-made shirts.

Idakoos is international! Check out their UK site and Canada site.

Happy shopping, fellow t-shirt nerds.

A military approach

I take my own photos with a tripod and remote. I was ecstatic when my boyfriend bought me a DSLR last Christmas, and have enjoyed learning how the heck to use it throughout the year. Now that I have developed a routine and style for my photos, I’ve been thrown a curveball. He bought me a new lens this year, which I’ve enjoyed using on my family. But taking photos today was a definite challenge.







Jacket: Old Navy (similar)
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Madewell
Shoes: Modcloth
Necklace: Baublebar
Bag: Dooney & Bourke

They’re not bad. It took me 30 minutes to figure out that the best plan would be to focus the spot where I should stand instead of trying to use my remote, which can only work 10 feet away from the camera. My 85mm lens has fantastic depth, but I am going to have to change the way I shoot photos. And I don’t want to return it for ease of use because dat bokeh tho.

As for the outfit, I have a love/hate relationship with this jacket. Sometimes it makes me look strong and tall because of the cropped cut, and other times I just look like a moldy cube. Whatever, it’s warm.