denim jacket and yellow gingham dress

Things You’ve Probably Done If You’re A Blogger

yellow gingham dress with denim jacket and gold wedges

an outfit for an early summer's day

yellow gingham 50s style sundressI’ve called this post “Things You’ve Probably Done If You’re A Blogger”, but…

.. it would really be more accurate to call it, “Things You’ve Probably Done If You’re ME.”

If you’re me, for instance, you’ve probably…

Worn a yellow dress…

… just because you noticed there were lots of buttercups in the fields around your house, and it would be CRIMINAL not to photograph the yellow dress next to the yellow flowers (weeds?), wouldn’t it?

Realised none of those fields are actually open to the public.


Driven to another location, which you’re sure will have yellow flowers in abundance.

(No, you can’t use the same yellow flower location you used in your last set of outfit photos. Because you already used that in your LAST set of outfit photos, DUH.)

Discovered there are no yellow flowers there either.

Well, THIS is awkward, isn’t it? Where are all the buttercups? BRING ME MY BUTTERCUPS!

Found a white wall instead.

No one can blame a girl for utilising a handy white wall, can they?

Sworn you’d never take photos in direct sunlight ever again.

Because half of your face is always in shadow, and the other half looks like the moon when you take photos in direct sunlight. WAH!

Taken the photos in direct sunlight.

Well, it’s going to rain all of next week, so if you don’t do it now, when WILL you do it? Never, that’s when. Never is when you will take the photos of the yellow gingham sundress, unless you do them right now, in the direct sunglight. Also, you like the way your hair goes SUPER RED in the sun. Why can’t it look like that ALL the time?

Got home and deleted 50% of the photos.

Because seriously, I don’t actually look like that, do I? Do I look like that?

Realised that after all this, you don’t really have much to say about the yellow gingham sundress…

… on account of how you wore it just a few weeks ago, and what else is there to say, really? It’s yellow. It’s gingham. It’s a dress. Did I mention yellow?

Wrote a list, instead.

Everyone likes a list, don’t they? Hey… where’d everyone go?

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Dress c/o The Pretty Dress Company; H&M jacket; Michael Kors wedges via Shopbop

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  • Hi Amber, I really do love that dress – it look so summery. Gorgeous photos. xx

    June 6, 2016
  • Love this post! It made me laugh 🙂 I love the way you write – it keeps me wanting to continue reading until the very last word, and even then I still want to read more!xo

    Char |

    June 6, 2016
  • I love this haha, the struggles of blog photography! I love that dress also, so summery! x

    June 6, 2016
  • I can relate to this on a lot of levels – although a lot of the time I don’t pay too much attention as to whether a location is officially open to the public…oops! My rule is if no ones around it’s fair game. One of these days I will surely get a ‘cease and desist’ notice in the mail.

    June 6, 2016
  • Ha! I definitely do go looking for fields of buttercups… but the last time I did that they were, at least, actually there and I could access them 😉

    June 6, 2016
  • Jackie P.


    I do love lists! I also love the gold with your yellow dress – so pretty!

    June 6, 2016
  • That dress is gorgeous 🙂 And your post made me laugh a lot!!

    June 6, 2016
  • Haha i love this yeah this is totally me ive done quite a few of these things 😛

    June 6, 2016
  • I love that dress! Amber, you are so lucky to have the figure to wear it. I don’t have a straight waist by any means, but the dress would not fit at all. I don’t wear yellow, but you’re inspiring me to look for some yellow (skirt, pants, accessories) at consignment.

    June 6, 2016
  • Since you´ve mentioned yellow buttercups in the second paragraph, I was frantically scrolling up and down the page looking for them and telling myself that I am not only mentally exhausted after such a demanding day, but also totally blind, when the only yellow thing I can see is the beautiful yellow dress :O
    Then I continued reading and you made me laugh – which I needed after such an exhausting day. Thank you!

    June 6, 2016
  • Andrea Thomas


    I absolutely adore that sundress Amber. The epitome of what a summer dress in Britain should be..pretty, cool but not too in case the sun goes in…I love your rhododendron background too. We have lots in our new garden and they are so..exotic!

    June 6, 2016
  • Myra


    I love the yellow dress too. I once decorated my bedroom in that yellow yellow colour (as opposed to lemon yellow or mustard yellow) and loved waking up in the room. I should do it again

    June 6, 2016
  • Personally I think it is all worth it – everything you had to go through. Do it again in fact! Nothing is as gorgeous as yellow gingham. Nothing. When I saw the photo on my bloglovin’ feed I suddenly realised its my ‘happy’ fabric. Gorgeous!

    June 7, 2016
  • I like the dress sooo much. Yellow it’s not my cup of tea, but the line is pretty cool!

    June 7, 2016
  • The lengths we go to to write a good post! We can all relate to that.

    June 15, 2016
  • I always seem to crave yellow and purple in springtime, which is weird since purple makes me look yellow, as in jaundice (not a good look, obv) and also since normally I wear dark muted colors like olive and navy the rest of the year round. That dress is so fun, I am not sure anything more needs to be said.
    I recently bought a denim jacket very similar to yours. It was the first thing I’d tried on in years that made me react with “Yes!” the second I tried it on. I had been looking to replace one I loved and lost years ago, but it is always so hard to find just the right wash, stretch and proportions.

    June 21, 2016