Day 20

Flatlay Photography

Yes it’s a thing. Another way to show fashion looks is by using flatlay or off-figure photography. Place the clothing items on a white board and shoot it overhead.

I’m presenting 2 looks today because I had to change the planned outfit due to the chilly, rainy weather today.

Style Notes

Look #1 – I call this look Creamcicle. I use my white NYD jeans as the base and then added this draped orange top from Anthropologie. The accessories are as follows: Scarf – Italy, Necklace – Ann Taylor, Handbag – M0851, Wedge Sandals – Browns.


Look #2 – This is what I wore to Princess Margaret today. I call it Night Garden. Zara skinny pants with Ann Taylor dark floral sweater and an H&M faux leather moto jacket. The accessories are as follows: Scarf – Danier, Necklace – Italy, Shoes – Cole Hahn.

Another great thing about flatlay is it makes it really easy to tag clothing on Instagram.



Flat Lay Spring – Part 3

The Whole Look

For this final installment of flat lay spring I laid out some outfit choices. These are my favourite apparel colours because all of them work well together. Orange with navy, turquoise or grey is unexpected and I find it softer than red. It also is amazing with my skin tone.

From Left

This navy blazer in heavy pique cotton was a steal at $8 from Ann Taylor Factory Store. IT was on the clearance rack with additional mark downs. I love the polka dot lining! The skirt is also Ann Taylor and I bought it New York. The pattern is very graphic and surprisingly it goes with a lot because of the neutral beige background of the print. These turquoise jeans are my favourite for spring. They are Not Your Daughter’s Jeans and fit me perfectly. I have had them for a couple of years and they have slightly faded but also become super soft. The t-shirt is Joe Fresh and the print caught my eye because I just recently started pairing orange and grey.

Putting it all together

Here’s how the 3 installments look together. I’m wearing the taupe comfort sandals from Part 2 with this outfit.




Flat Lay Spring – Part 2

This flat lay image represents the shoes I can not wait to wear this Spring.

Clockwise from 12 o’clock

Michael Kors ballet flats in tan and black. I love the quilting on the body of this shoe and the black patent trim. These are classic and perfect for commuting into city center. I’ll be  wearing them with skirts and narrow pants. Tres chic!

These black laser cut boots add a bit of edge to skirts and cropped trousers. I love wearing them with dresses and jeans. The stacked heel is super comfortable and the open toe plus the cut outs keep my feet cool.

Believe it or not these taupe patterned, perforated shoes are comfort sandals -with style. I can wear these all day, walk 10,000 steps and still have energy left to go out for dinner.

No these are not Valentino Rock Studs but pretty close. They are the BCBG knock-offs and I can not wait to wear these. I purchased them in late fall and didn’t get a chance to show them off before the weather turned cold. As spring approaches I will be wearing these kittens heels with everything from jeans to cropped trousers, skirts and dresses. Studs forever!

My final installment of Flay Lay will be some great wardrobe pieces I’m looking forward to wearing. Don’t miss it!


Flat Lay Spring – Part 1

This week on modacarta I explore a fashion photography style called Flat Lay. There are many instagram superstars who specialize in this style so here is my contribution.

Part 1 – Accessories

The red small hobo bag, I purchased in Paris about 10 years ago. The brand is Mandarina Duck from Italy. The line includes handbags, messenger bags, laptop cases, and luggage. Select pieces are available at Taschen in Toronto. The statement necklace is Ann Taylor and I found it in the clearance bin. I always get compliments on it. The scarf is from Italy and I picked it up at Winners. I love the colours and the soft cotton wrinkles with wear for a boho look. The earrings are vintage Monet. Gold hoops are a classic so don’t get rid of them. If you have a pair, just move them to the back of your jewellery box. The bracelet is BCBG -another fab clearance find. I love the word Bella. Very Italian!

Stay tuned for Flat Lay shoes up next on modacarta!