A Change of Scenery + Ruffle Tops

Do you ever feel like you need a change of scenery? When Ever gets fussy in the late afternoon / evening, sometimes all it takes to turn that frown upside down is a simple change of geography.  The front yard might be just ten feet from our living room, but as she lays there on her gingham blanket and stares of at the tree limbs shaking their fall foliage, she looks like her whole world has been transformed.  I was thinking about this in amazement last week– how a simple change of scenery could change her mood in such a major way and realized that 33 years later I’m not all that different.  For me sometimes it’s as simple as a walk outside or a quick coffee shop run, but it does wonders for my mood and creativity.  For the first two months after Ever was born, we shot really sporadically and are just now settling back into our more frequent routine.  (This shoot was our first time shooting style posts since I was 34 weeks pregnant!)  When we were planning this shoot, I strategically chose the Blanton as our location, knowing that the art collection and architecture would be just the change of scenery that I needed– a break in my day of nursing a chubby cheeked babe and working at the kitchen bar. I always feel so inspired in art museums.  We chatted about upcoming posts, the calendar in the new year, chatted about the art and which pieces we would own in our fantasy life, laughed at our own jokes even when no one else did, and I left feeling totally refreshed.  When was the last time you intentionally changed your perspective? (My biggest change of perspective to date? When I decided to move to California after graduation 11.5 years ago!)

Top, Zara (Similar Tops below) || Jeans, Alexander Wang (Similar + Similar) || Shoes, Maryam Nassir Zadeh || Hat, Rag & Bone (Similar) ||

Photography by Katie Jameson

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  1. That top is so cute! Change of scenery helps alot! I never thought about shooting in a museum. I’m trying to think of indoor places to shoot when winter comes and it’s too cold to shoot outside.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  2. Love love love those shoes xx