Awkward Modeling + Wearing White

On the last day of our recent weekend up North, I dragged my husband out of our mini-vacation reverie to put on a blog photoshoot – one of the few I’ve done for this here blog.  I should start by telling you that I’m no model.  I don’t know what to do with my hands, or my legs, or my head, or my face.  I pose awkwardly, I smile weird, I fidget.

The photoshoot went something like this:  My husband would say, “smile” and I would respond, “You’re stupid.” He’d say, “Maybe turn that way,” and I’d throw my purse, err,  my prop, at him.

After I decided (prayed/hoped) that we had enough photos, I declared, “The model needs her rest!” and promptly took a nap.  I was on vacation after all.

But more importantly, I loved this outfit …

Maybe it’s because I live in Miami, but I can’t see the sense in letting go of my breezy dresses, my light colors, and favorite Summer finds.  I know you’re not supposed to wear white after labor day, but why then offer such a thing as “winter whites”?  I’m not suggesting you hit the town mid-October in a white pantsuit, but a soft white dress paired with darker-hued Fall layers: very chic.

Get the look at Lulu’s:  vegan leather jacket // animal print purse // leopard sunglasses // fancy free ivory dress // studded combat boots (similar)

*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by  All opinions are my own.



  1. Jen

    Super cute and not at all awkward! White + layers looks perfect. I have a similar white dress I’m going to try this with. xxo

    • Lexi

      Aww thanks! So glad you’re going to try the look!

  2. Chelsea

    That is pretty similar to how my shoots have gone with the hubs. I’ll look at the pics and say “do better.” But you look great and I love the outfit. xo

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much, Chelsea! Our poor husbands!

    • Lexi

      haha, thanks – I try! And the bag is my new favorite accessory!

  3. Haha!!!! I was going to have a “photo shoot” with my husband this weekend but he had to work the entire time. I imagine our shoot will be identical to yours. HOWEVER…you look so cute!!!!!! I love that bag so much!!!!!! Great styling and I’m so proud of your modeling abilities!!! xoxox

    • Lexi

      Oh gosh, thank you so much but I was hardly model-worthy! Good luck with your shoot! 🙂

  4. ashley

    love this look! that bag is so fabulous!

    • Lexi

      Isn’t it great? And affordable to boot! #loveagooddeal

    • Lexi

      Why thank you!!

  5. Chelsa

    I love the bag. I was contemplating a similar style from Zara just the other day. I’m loving structured bags with a little edge.

    • Lexi

      I totally agree – loving all of the new structured small-ish bags!

    • Lexi

      Thank you!

  6. lily

    Love the jacket !!


    • Lexi

      Isn’t it great! #inlove

  7. Ria

    Loving those boots and that bag so so much.

    • Lexi

      Thank you!! The bag was such a find + the boots, I love!

  8. Andrea

    Aww cute post! It definately is difficult sometimes to take those pictures because I know I am always like umm..what should I do. But you and your outfit look great! Come by and check out my blog, if you like it I would love it if you followed me.

    xo Andrea

  9. Nicole

    lady your gorgeous- and that is the perfect way to rock white after labor day. esp with boots like that!

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