ACNE Studios Bird fleece sweatshirt | 30% off at La Garconne (large left, mine is medium)
James Perse slub t-shirt
6397 Shorty jeans | still on sale for $89 at Barney’s in size 29
Robert Clergerie Nalo wedges | still 30% off at La Garconne
I want to do a better job of documenting what I wear everyday (remember when I did that for a while last year??). It’s very interesting to me, to look back and see what I REALLY wore, and how often, and hopefully learn something about my true sartorial habits. I’ve been doing this rather informally lately, and so far, I’m surprised to learn that I wear a wider variety of things than I think I do.
I do tend to post quick shots every once in a while on Instagram (I hope you’ll follow me there!), but I aim to do more here, and to that end, I’m trying my hand at the flatlay. You see at the top how that turned out in the beginning; Dagny was very impatient with me that I was fooling around with clothes and stuff instead of taking her out, so she insisted on getting in the middle of everything.
I’ll admit, I’m one of those people who doesn’t really “get” posed shots, and think they look rather silly sometimes, because I mean, who inserts a random leaf or flower into a clothing shot? And how is that relevant? Well, as it turns out, I do! Ha!
No, I know I could stand to be a lot less practical, and a little more creative, frivolous, if you will. And after I read this story on The Line about the art of arranging things, I see the value in the placement of things, and appreciate the final outcome, even if I still think it is silly to put shoes on TOP of a chair. The problem is, I don’t have an eye for it. At all.
So. I placed a leaf on my sweatshirt for this flatlay. It adds some color, because you know you won’t get that in my clothes. But I don’t think it was particularly successful. I’ll keep trying.
Until then, perhaps I’ll just use Dagny as my prop. She’s happy to oblige.