top twentyone, tank hanes, skirt h&m, belt vintage, shoes bandolino

Now that I’ve cleaned out my closet and realized how slim my options are for blouses and tops, I’m constantly on the lookout for versatile options that are good for work or play. This top is a fairly new acquisition and can be worn many ways, including as a layering piece once fall arrives. I especially like that it’s a print—I wear way too many solid colors, especially black.

I adored this ensemble—perfect for summer, polished yet breezy—and wanted to post it. But as I discovered, taking pictures of oneself can be challenging. It’s hard to line up your shot, there’s either too much or too little light, the photos are blurry, or someone walks by and you’re left with a random arm or leg in your shot. Case in point, I spent 75 minutes, in three locations, and snapped 75 pics, and these are the only decent photos. Sigh.