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I think I don’t even need to explain my preference in terms of color for fall outfits right? Even without planning, the pieces in earthy tones, especially in this rusty tone, end up in all my looks.

The knit sweater from the Pop Up Store was the starting point this time. I really like these tricot sweaters with a round neck and kinda cropped. I loved this combination of black, white, gray and a more colorful band in the middle. Also, stripes … another of my passions!

I decided to bet on this proposal of colors of the blouse for the whole look. The color appears once more in the Makenji button skirt. I wore the Shoulder blazer once more,  I spoke in the other post and I repeat here, this blazer has been a key piece for many productions, the ideal length, neutral color, simply a great choice.

In the accessories I chose a beautiful crochet bag from Marilia Cabral. I showed this bag in the Instagram stories and I must also mention here that it is my new favourite. So beautiful and so well made! I also wore gray Arezzo boots and white ZeroUV glasses.

top: Pop Up Store / blazer: Shoulder / skirt: Makenji / sunglasses: ZeroUV / bag: Marilia Cabral / shoes: Arezzo

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Preppy Outfit

This look brings together several things that I love in a preppy outfit. Starting of course by the layers with the shirt and sweater. It’s such a simple trick, but it works so well. The classic white shirt with the collar appearing has no error. But if you want to increase this idea, how about wearing a printed shirt and a colorful sweater?

That’s what I did! The polka dot shirt already gives extra charm – and it’s one of my favorite prints. Plus it has the bow detail that makes everything even cuter. I wore it with a rusty sweater, which is a color I love for fall. Both pieces are from Makenji.

Another nice detail to have in mind for this shirt+ sweater combination: let the cuff of the shirt appear. It’s something small, but it makes the look more interesting and harmonious.

Since the inspiration was preppy, I chose a pleated skirt from Shoulder that totally rocks. I also wore my Carel varnish shoes with the fishnet socks.

The polka-dot bag makes the look more fun and brings the focus to the print that also appears on the shirt. Lastly, my cat eyes glasses and my usual hairstyle!

shirt: Makenji / sweater: Makenji / skirt: Shoulder / bag: Dafiti / shoes: Carel

Preppy Outfit

Last weekend we went to Gramado, in the south of Brazil, to check out the summer colleciton of Cravo & Canela. The fair started on Monday so we had part of Saturday and all Sunday to enjoy the city’s autumn weather.

Specially during autumn and winter the hotels at the city are usually crowded and during my search I found a recently opened option slightly outside the city center, Pousada La Vista. Since the forecast was for rain on Sunday, I chose a beautiful, cozy place to spend the day. In addition, of course, I planned a hundred photos there. Who else also chooses hotel thinking about the photos ?!

We stayed in one of the cabins and enjoyed every second of our stay. The photos we took there were so beautiful that I decided to share some clicks with you.

tshirt: Shoulder / socks: Renner

In such a gorgeous place I decided to photograph my new Tutu flats, this beautiful shoes entirely inspired by the universe of dancers. So beautiful and delicate that it made me feel like a real ballerina (my dream is to have all the lightness and the posture of them!).

flats: Tutu / jewelry Pandora / pants: Gap

The cabin we stayed in has two floors and all the places are so charming! Loved this upstairs little window that has two twin beds and this table with a delightful view for an afternoon coffee.

 I love this combination of white and camel for autumn, it’s elegant and a great option to escape from the usual darkest looks. The striped sweater has already appeared here in several looks and the Cravo & Canela boots was the ideal choice for our days in Gramado.

boots: Cravo & Canela / pants: GAP / sweater: GAP

Another look I wore there in that color chart: white and earthy tones. This time in addition to the camel, which appears on the Makenji’s wool coat, I also wore the leopard scarf and the oxford in darker shades.

coat: Makenji / oxford: Cravo & Canela / hat: Chapeus25

pousada em Gramado

On Sunday, after a rainy and foggy morning, the end of the afternoon surprised us with a beautiful sunset. The cabin had a delightful view to enjoy the end of the day and the light was incredible.

It feels so good to be able to get away from the routine and find inspiration in new places. We ended up working all day to record a little of the beauty of the place, but it was worth every click we made there. Reviewing the photoswe already miss this wonderful place!

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Pousada La Vista

vestido de veludo

For those who have always liked velvet this recent trend is a good opportunity to find different pieces. I love the fabric, I think this effect that makes in the light and the texture is incredible, right?

This dress from Shoulder is one of those pieces that deserves a little place in the closet to be worn many times and for a long time. I loved that the brand invested in the fabric in different colors and that shade of green (it’s green? Blue? I don’t know t) is simply beautiful.

But I confess that my first reaction when I have new piece with a different color is to be in doubt about how to wear it and how to do the colour coordination. I think a lot of people also have fear to try new colours, right?

To avoid mistakes I bet on the basics: neutral tones! The gray Shoulder blazer also has a boyfriend shape and the ideal length to wear with mini skirts and dresses. In the accessories everything neutral also with gray bag and over knee boots in nude.

I decided to use the accessories to make this look a bit heavier and rocker, so I wore a metal belt and a mix of necklaces. A different look, but I liked it so much to get out of my usual colors and accessories.

dress: SHOULDER / BLAZER: SHOULDER / sunglasses: ZEROUV / belt: SHOULDER / BOots: DAFITI

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camiseta de veludo

This last Shoulder collection is among my favorites. I found so many beautiful things at the store that it was difficult to choose. Among my favorite pieces are those in pink like the lace skirt and the others in this shade of green that appears on the blouses. Does anyone know the name of this color?

I discovered that I had absolutely nothing in this tone, I have just a few green pieces, but that particular tone seems so chic, right? I was in love with this top when I saw it online and when I visited the store I knew it had to be mine. I especially liked these floral applications, because the color mix with the rose is beautiful and unusual.

I guess I would never wear green with pink, but thanks to the inspiration of this top I loved this mix. I wore the lace skirt that I already posted on another look around here, remember?

As the blouse has a darker tone I used a mix of necklaces to bring a point of light, I used a Pandora bracelet as a chocker and a longer necklace. I loved it!

top: Shoulder / tshirt: Shoulder / skirt: Shoulder / jewelry: Pandora / bag: Dafiti / shoes: Asos

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bota over the knee

This look could be my uniform during the fall, it brings together several classic details that I love and it’s the kind of outfit that I never get tired to wear.

Starting with this print, right? I wondered if it was pied de poule or a very delicate chess, but I do love the timeless design anyway. In black and white there’s no error. This time I wore the blazer and skirt together, kinda like a suit, but I can imagine so many different outfits for both pieces. Oh, and those pieces are from Pop Up Store.

I confess that I immediately thought about the Clueless film outfit and I totally went into that inspiration, completing the look with the white lace bow shirt.

Accessories also help to compose according to the inspiration, the black boater hat and the over the knee boots give the final touch. And the polka-dot bag is that detail I love, a discreet and fun mix of prints. What about?

blazer: Pop Up Store / skirt: Pop Up Store / bag: Dafiti / sunglasses: ZeroUV / boots: Suzana Santos

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velvet tshirt

From the choice of colors to the fabrics and textures today’s look is about delicate pieces. The main inspiration came from that Shoulder velvet tshirt. I loved the shape just like a tshirt style. And the color is simply beautiful, oscillating between a rosé and champagne. Needless to say that this piece already entered my list of favorites, right?

I bet on a look inspired by the colors of the tshirt. I wore a tulle skirt, soft and feminine. I love this contrast between the fabric of the blouse and the lightness of the skirt. The rosé blazer also has a very discreet glow in the fabric and it’s a litle bit oversized, perfect shape to wear with mini skirts, also from Shoulder.

For the shoes and the bag I choose a nude tone, kinda champagne. The shoes with lace up detail is from Shein and the structured bag is from the Macadamia. Finally, the Pandora jewelery! I wore the leather bracelet as a chocker, definitely one of my favorite styling tricks with the jewels of the brand. And of course, my usual mix of bracelets and rings.

blazer: Shoulder / top: Shoulder / jewelry: Pandora / sunglasses: Zerouv / bag: Macadamia / shoes: Shein

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flat lay

Last week I told you about my new project with flat lays on Instagram right? @coolflatlays has new posts almost every day and I’m really enjoying it. If you are still not following me there, keep an eye because some of the tips I will share here today I showed in real time on the  Instagram stories and I have answered questions by direct.

But continuing the first post with 6 tips for a perfect flat lay photo I decided to share some more tricks and details about this type of photography. Take a look!


1. Square

I use the flat lay photos basically only on Instagram (@coolflatlays!). So for me the ideal photos are in square format so the feed looks more beautiful and harmonic.

As I said on a previous post with general photography tips, I make all the photos with the Canon 6D, including the flat lay ones. But I can not always scale the square photo correctly just by looking before shooting, so I use the  iphone camera in the square format to preview my composition.

This way I can make sure that the photo will be in the square size without the need to cut a piece or much margin left. To make sure that it was exactly as I imagined it, I still take the photo from the camera to the cell phone through the wi-fi and already check with some editing program if the framing was perfect. Nothing worse than undone the entire composition and then realizing that the format was not square!

2. Patience

For me the flat lay is an art of patience to get the best result. One of these days I will count how many times I go up and down the ladder to align some object or improve the framing or simply change everything and start over again.

Often just looking I can not identify if the overall harmony of the photo is good, so I need to shoot and analyze in the camera if the result is as I imagined. And being very sincere, it rarely gets perfect at first.

Look below for some records I made while I was producing a flat lay. I started with an idea, then I decided to change everything and not satisfied I changed everything again. It’s like this most of the time, take a look:

All this to arrive at this result here:

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3. Objects in the right place

This tip I showed 2 times in @cooflatlays ‘ stories while shooting. Properly positioning objects is essential to having a perfect photo, but this is not always an easy task when you have rounded or sloping pieces.

This is the case with most glasses! When you put it on the table, usually the glasses are tilted, because of the format. To ensure that it is positioned up and well looking in the photo I use a blue glue, like a clay, which is reusable, glue on everything without ruining it and can be used in the size and quantity you want.

Mine is the one from the photo below, Blu Tack. I’ve had it for about 10 years and it’s still perfect and very useful. I did not find this brand to sell in Brazil, but there a few similar version, has anyone tried it? Anyway, I highly recommend this, because it saves our life when it comes to positioning objects.

Down here I gave an example with glasses, which I use a lot. Notice that in the first photo the glasses are in the original position and in the second, already with the glue, it is facing upwards. In this case it is a detail, but it can also be used to hold a pencil, for example, that does not stand in the correct position.

Anyway, the possibilities are many and this glue can facilitate a lot the positioning of the objects.

4. Inspiration

In flat lay photos inspiration can come from anywhere! I have, for example, loved to look for sources other than fashion. Of course, clothes and accessories keep popping up around here, but I’ve had fun trying to photograph them with food, flowers … So now I find a lot of inspiration going to the supermarket (yes!). Sometimes I see a different chocolate or some colourful candies and already imagine a photo.

Another unusual place that can inspire some pics: those general stories that sell almost everything, you know? There are a thousand items and between candles, stationery and artificial flowers you can find new ideas. I would rather have used real flowers, but since I did not find in the flower shop near here what I had imagined, I went to one of these little shops to take the picture down here. The bouquet of flowers was not exactly beautiful, so I cut the branches and thought it worked super well.

That is, you do not have to spend a lot or have incredible things to do flat lays, the inspiration can be in the simplest places!

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5. Perspective

I have said many times that the ideal is always to photograph from above the composition of flat lay. I usually use a ladder to get a good distance and so I can position myself exactly on top of objects.

Sometimes even though you take several photos and try to guarantee this ideal positioning, the photo may not have the correct perspective and this is visible especially in straight objects. But some small perspective mistakes can be easily corrected while editing photos.

As I mentioned in the post about photography in general, I use the Snapseed app a lot to edit the photos on the phone. And in this app yourect  can correct the perspective problem, it’s really easy.

Just click on: Transform > Horizontal and/or vertical perspective (to change the options just keep your finger pressed on the screen and drag down)

Below is an example of before and after. I did not edit the edges of the photos so that you could better visualize the perspective correction. Note that in the photo on the left the top edge of the photo and the stripes are tilted down. The objects on the left seem closer to the lens right?

I used Snapseed’s horizontal perspective tool and corrected that error. It looks like the stripes and the edge of the photo appear straighter and the objects at the same distance from the camera.


How about these new tips? I tried to put some things very practical that anyone who is already trying some flat lays can practice now and see the difference! I’ll keep posting on @coolflatlays and as soon as I have new tricks and tips to share I’ll post here.


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