How fun is this fall dress outfit with over the knee boots? I love the long sleeves, bow detail, and waistline. It’s by Eliza J which is such a quality and well fitting line! I am consistently impressed by their things. I loved pairing it with my over the knee boots for an easy fall look. Personally, I love above the knee dresses with long sleeves for tall boots. You could just as easily do tights and an ankle bootie though.
Blog Photo/Life Update
For the past two weeks, I have met with a local photographer I love, Christina, to take some blog photos. She takes the photos. Then I come home and edit them the same way I always have which keeps things cohesive. If you have been following for a while, then you know Russ has always been my blog photographer for which I am so grateful. As his work travel schedule has gotten busier and Ivy Jean has gotten older, things have just gotten harder. We are often trying to fit in blog photos during a lunch break when Russ doesn’t really have time or on the weekend when Ivy Jean is cranky.
I wish I could say that I just take an iPhone snap in the moment every time and manage with that. However because my blog is such a large part of what I do including my income as opposed to just one Instagram shot, I prefer a full set of photos. I love having a blog and being able to share how-to posts, more of my life, etc. Due to the nature of our lives (hello toddler), unpredictable weather, light, schedules, etc. it is just not always possible to take a full set of blog photos on the way somewhere when I am dressed on the day I am wearing my outfit. I’m not always even with someone to take my photo when I am wearing said outfit!
I have just had to admit that to myself and adjust as life goes. In this season, working with Christina some, taking photos with Russ when it works, and taking some in the moment iPhone snaps (like this one), is working the best for us and eliminating some stress. It also works best with my personality. I prefer to have things planned out and organized. Ha! Anyway, just thought I would give you all a little update. I tend to write a little personal blurb in my weekly newsletter (subscribe on the right sidebar) and share a lot of personal content on my Instagram stories if you are interested in that type of thing. 🙂
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The fall dress is so beautiful! I love wearing over the knee boots with them 🙂
You look stunning in all the pictures hon! Over the knee boots are my all-time fav and yours are really amazing!
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This dress is everything!!
Fitting in photos is difficult sometimes! It’s like all the stars need to be aligned for it to work out. Love your new dress! The print is beautiful!
I’m glad you found the person who can take your blog photos, I still depend on my husband and I’m training my 8 years old daughter to take my photos, hopefully she will master it soon, haha. As for your outfit, love these over the nee boots on you, they look perfect. xx
Such beautiful photos! I especially love the dress & the boots, they are perfect! x Shannon • www.essellesse.com
I totally feel you on the photo stress. My husband used to take all of my blog photos but now we’ve actually trained our part-time nanny how to take them and she is the one behind the camera 90% of the time and my husband just does travel photos or special posts if I can convince him 😉 I also love throwing iPhone photos in there to mix it up, and people love to see ‘real life’ photos anyway! Sometimes I even wonder if it’s worth spending time doing DSLR shoots but like you, I love the artistic aspect of those photos. Hang in there – it’s definitely tough trying to balance it all. I’m sure it will continue to get harder for me, too, as Lila gets older!
Oh that is such a beautiful dress – print, color, shape, everything! I love that you paired it with over the knee boots. It makes so much sense that you’ve started working with a photographer, and as a fellow planner, I completely get how nice it would be to be able to PLAN when you’d be taking your photos. Hope you have a great week, Amy Ann!
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That dress is so so pretty! Love it with the OTK boots. Such a great 1970s look! Xx
Such a beautiful dress – I love the print.
I love how you styled it with the OTK boots too
Such a beautiful dress and I love how you styled it with the OTK boots
What a great dress for fall, love the print! And it looks fantastic styled with the over the knee boots!
love this pretty outfit, how fab are these boots
This dress is so cute!! And I would occasionally need a photographer too bc my husband’s work schedule is getting crazier.
Love this dress with the tall boots. They go so perfectly together. The photos with your new photographer look great. You’re husband’s photos always looked great too. You’re so lucky that he did such a great job in the past, but I totally get the time thing and working out the schedules. My guys are teens and it’s still really tough to find the time. If Paul and I had to both be available to get the photos done, they’d never happen.
This dress is absolutely gorgeous! And good for you for recognizing that you needed to update your routine and finding something new that worked for you!
LOVE that print, length and style!! You look beautiful!