This year I am experiencing my first “blogger winter.” I have to say, this is probably one of the biggest hurdles I’ve encountered in the blogging world! Some may disagree (especially those bloggers who live in places that are warm year round!) but I have been finding it really difficult to stay motivated to take those photos and keep the blog posts coming! On top of that, I generally have my “Instagram Husband” as my photographer, and he isn’t always the most cheerful when taking photos in negative degree weather (not that I can really blame him!). So as I try to kick my butt into gear and brave the cold in the name of a good photo, I see the greater benefit of having a professional photographer by my side. You’ve seen her featured before in my blog posts, and I swear this girl keep getting better and better… Carolyn from Pond’s End Productions agreed to face the cold with me for this lovely photo shoot on the weekend.
Since Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching (less than a month now, folks!) I opted for a bright red lip (by LipSense – contact Amie via the link and use “Delilah” for 10% off your first order!) and this beautiful pink coat that is a well-loved favourite of mine! Since it was about -7 C on the day of the shoot, I decided to go with a fun layering technique that I’ve always loved. I slipped on some lacey floral tights (similar here) underneath my distressed black skinnies so that they would show through at the knees (while simultaneously giving me an extra layer of warmth!). I love the way they peek out and add a little bit of extra femininity to the outfit! A classic fitted v-neck sweater (this one is from Express but is no longer available) has become a staple winter item in my closet! I’ve linked two other similar ones that I like here & here.
Keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme, we thought what better way to celebrate than by giving away a mini-photoshoot!? This giveaway is open to any resident of Toronto and the surrounding area (GTA) and must be entered through Instagram. You can find the giveaway post HERE on my Instagram! Hurry – the contest closes on Wednesday, January 25th at 12pm (noon).