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5 Photography Takeaways

BLAZER: Maje/TEE: (c/o) Revolve/PANTS: Zara, love these though!/SANDALS: Schutz/EARRINGS: Oscar de la Renta, (affordable option here)/BAG: (c/o) Cafune/SUNGLASSES: Givenchy 

Raise your hand if you’ve ever solved a problem during 5 o’clock traffic? While reading a book? Taking a shower? Running a marathon or what feels like one?

*raises hand

Last month, I did. I replaced my 9 to 5 with a photography course at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Call it a rut? A creative block? Whatever. I desperately needed three weeks to work through my love/hate relationship with the camera, an issue that’s plagued me since June, and take my mind off my day-to-day work to be completely immersed in creating something different every day. I started the course with a list of general questions I thought were key: “How should I edit my photos?” “What’s the best trick for this angle?” “Lighting?” Instead, I walked out with a changed perspective. One that actually fueled a new creative direction.

(Stay tuned for 2019)

Today I thought I’d share my top 5 takeaways from the course. Even if you’re not a photographer, I think anyone can take something from these next couple of lines. 

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The Palms Staycation

 

[Photography by Gen Street Style]

SCALLOPED BIKINI: (c/o) Everything but Water/SUNHAT: more options here/BEACH BAG: (c/o) The Palms Hotel & Spa Boutique/SCARF: (c/o) Ann Taylor/EARRINGS: more options here

CROP TOP, PANTS, BEACH BAG, NECKLACE: (c/o) The Palms Hotel & Spa Boutique

After a busy weekend in Dallas, I returned to Florida needing rest and relaxation. My voice was completely gone (from a terrible cold) and I was beat. My tiny studio apartment was a disaster (from packing, unpacking, packing, unpacking). I had a TON of unanswered emails. Not to mention, the amount work ahead of me that week. I desperately needed to recharge.

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Hello, bow!

NA-KD Bow Top

NA-KD Bow Top

NA-KD Bow Top

Photo Jul 13, 5 11 39 PM

BOW TOP: (c/o) NA-KDuse code: Bungalow20 for 20% off/SHORTS: Here/HEELS: Nordstrom/HAT: Similar here/SUNNIES: save, splurge

Photo Jul 13, 5 12 22 PM

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Photo Jul 13, 5 13 38 PM

Hello, bow! Hello, Wednesday! Hello, CRAZY weekend!

SWIMMIAMI (also known as “Swim Week”) officially starts tomorrow! And I’m beyond excited! Tomorrow, I’m attending the opening party at the W Hotel in South Beach. Then, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – I’m attending shows, lounges, events – you name it! I plan to document my journey (and outfits) on Instagram (@thestylebungalow) and Snapchat (@stylebungalow) so be sure to follow along!

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