Layering Ripped Denim
American Eagle cardigan, jeans and tee | Pac Sun + Express choker Photography by @casperyenphoto | Featuring Florist Fire

American Eagle cardigan, jeans and tee | Pac Sun + Express choker

Photography by @casperyenphoto | Featuring Florist Fire

I can't emphasize how important it is to break out of your comfort zone. I'm not saying this because I'm wearing something crazy, but because I made a new friend that was nice enough to take some awesome pictures for my blog and I'm further introducing myself to a community of really cool, creative people. We were two of a few photographers/bloggers getting coffee in the morning at Hyde Park Village, where we wandered through cozy neighborhoods and tiny shops.

It was a little windy out and as much as I can appreciate the cold, I don't care for it once the wind blows. No thanks. So I decided to throw on a pair of pantyhose underneath and it made for a really nice touch to my very often worn ripped jeans. The key to not spending a fortune on your wardrobe is to make the same pieces look different as much as you can. Layering should not be restricted to just your tops and jackets/sweaters. It's such a simple tip but so rarely seen. Not all ripped denim calls for the same look underneath, but there is always something extra you can do for your OOTD. Fishnets are a growing trend and I definitely want to jump on that bandwagon (unashamed).

Aside from taking pictures of each other, we also desperately wanted to snap some of this gorgeous flower shop called Florist Fire in HPV. But how awkward is it to go inside a shop around 500 sq ft (there was like 6 of us) and just start snapping photos on professional cameras. Or even better, try to sneak it. I decided to just go in there and ask the pretty girl at the desk if it was ok for us to go to town with our cameras and cellphones and she was very happy to help us out. We literally took up the entire space. And now I totally need to buy flowers from her, which why not since they're gorgeous anyway. Once again, another reason to break out of your shell and talk to new people :)