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Early Morning in Soho

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(Splurgeworthy) Paige leather pants that go with literally everything and are edgier than black jeans, and a Boohoo.com scarf that I pinned to make a sash. Rest of outfit (choker, boots) is Zara.

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If you google Roman and Williams Guild, you’ll fine the tagline “Design, French Food and Flowers.” Um can you think of a better combination? I dare you. This Soho gem was the perfect place to meet photographer, Caitee Smith, for the first time.  I’m a bit of a micromanager and also pretty obsessive compulsive which does not make for the most easy to work with wannabe blogger girlfriend (sorry babe, I swear I didn’t mean to almost push you in front of a taxi for cutting off my feet in a picture) so I started looking for an affordable professional whose style I thought was similar to mine. After a bit of digging around the internet, I landed upon Caitee and we set up a time to meet for outfit and scenery pics at Roman and Williams.

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Roman and Williams features gorgeous industrial influenced furniture, floral “sculptures” by Emily Thompson, and a cafe called La Mercerie.  Also, I love a good dark painted wall. Did you know I tried to paint my bedroom in my old Chelsea apartment a deep teal? I thought I could save money by doing it myself and ended up spending an entire 12 months in a room with paint marks in random spots including the floor and ceiling. Never again.

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Peach tart and baby blinis (Russian pancakes) with smoked salmon and creme fraiche

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I'm still getting the hang of mixing photos that set the scene. I'm trying to do a combination of street photos, archetictural details, food, and outfit so I can really capture my experiences. It's just really hard to see professionals like Egg Canvas do such a great job with their websites and not get a bit jealous. I keep telling myself it takes time to improve yourself and I should enjoy the journey, not just the results. As a perfectionist, it's hard but hopefully expressing these anxieties will help too.