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If you need something new in your life, follow along with me on this blog, Create & Change. Together for 365 days, we will take tiny steps to make something new. As you move along, report back along the way. 

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Day 152 - Style Fail.

Day 152 - Style Fail.

Day 152 - Hey! Recovering from a long weekend can be tough. It's hard to pull ourselves out of bed the morning after too many pieces of flag cake and the a big mound of BBQ ribs provided by yesterday's Memorial day picnic. Getting the week started on a Tuesday is kinda tough sometimes and the idea of hiding under the covers seems pretty appealing today.

Not to mention todays post is a total failure. I keep telling myself it just happens sometimes. In fact, we should fail more often than not but today's post ended up uncomfortable. It was suppose to be about styling a perfect photoshoot. For the record, styling isn't something that comes naturally to me. After four hours of shopping, beautifying and shooting photos, I ended up just laughing at the whole preposterous idea of today's creation. Let's just agree that I created less style and more mess today.

First, let me start by saying styling is a tough job. Making something or someone look amazing is hard work and it takes a special craft to make it look effortless. Check out some of these Instagram accounts: The Darling Detail, Food 52,  Ash Rose Conway and Oh Happy Day to get a sense of great styling. In the meantime, here are some lessons learned from my failure today.

Lesson #1: Hire a photographer. Don't try to use the automatic timer on the camera to take an interesting style photo. You will end up with this:

Lesson #2: Who are these style bloggers who take attractive selfie photos of themselves from above? Yes, thank you. I have captured a great out of focus photo of my feet. Very stylish.

Lesson #3: Plan your photoshoot and the location. Otherwise:

Lesson #4: Hire a real model. Otherwise you will be forced to use a photograph of your out of shape leg.

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Lesson #5: Ignore pre-planning just throw random stuff on an unmade bed and don't worry about reflections.

Lesson #6: Styling is work.

Yep, you guessed it. Today's project is to style something and take a photo or in my case two-hundred and fourteen. Take extra time and attention to style the way your cereal sits in a bowl, the order your desk is organized or the pieces that make up your Tuesday morning outfit. Was it easy or hard to create style today? I need to get back to thinking about lessons learned and adding some more bronzer to my forehead. Until tomorrow, keep styling and watch out for those pesky reflections.

Day 153 - Writer's Block.

Day 153 - Writer's Block.

Day 151 - See Shells.

Day 151 - See Shells.