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Bubble Dots + What to do with your Hands in Photos

Bubble Dots + What to do with your Hands in Photos


Sharing with you one of my favorite summer outfits so far. 

This is not just because I love how simple and comfy it is, but also because it's got two of my favorite patterns :)

And sharing with you what I like to do with my hands in my photos :0


Cardigan: Uniqlo

Tee: Target (Universal Threads)

Shorts: Target

Shoes: Adidas

Sunglasses: Boutique

Bag: J.Crew

Can you tell I loved this outfit and these photos so much that I am sharing with you so many photos? 

But anyway, who doesn't love a comfortable outfit. I am in love with this simplicity and the comfort. Honestly, I am in love with these shorts as well. Target has some of the best clothes, especially summer clothes. Wish I could spend more time there xD

What to do with your hands in photos

Hold something: flowers, drinks, bag, sunglasses, etc

I always try to hold something. Sometimes I am not that successful haha but I try to do it anyway, because it makes standing in front of a camera way more comfortable. It's like a protective layer haha

Rough up your hair

I always have at least 3-5 photos of me playing with my hair as soon as I get the camera back. I don't know why it's such a natural progression haha but I also love the way my hair feels, so maybe that has something to do with it ;) It also makes your poses look natural :)

Put them slightly in your pockets 

If you have pockets, I highly give it a go. Try not to put your entire hand in the pocket because it'll look like you're missing hands... Also, I think back pockets are highly underrated on style photos so try your back pockets as well. Some of my favorite pocket photos are on the back :)

On your hips

Sometimes your body is the best place to place your hands at... not to sound creepy xD 

But put it on your hips. Find your best position because everyone's body is different. I like to place my hands where fingers are on my back, and only my thumb can be seen at the front, with my entire hand facing down. This gives me a little bit more of a waist as well ;)

Hide them in the back

Hold your hands behind your back. I mean, can it get more simpler than that?

What do you like to do with your hands in photos?

Beach Pose + Why I Hate the Beach but Love the Water

Beach Pose + Why I Hate the Beach but Love the Water

My Style in a Month: July 2018

My Style in a Month: July 2018