Candid summer style photos are not my best, but they are fun to share. I think they reveal a bit about my personality. I hope you can feel the happy summer vibe! All of these shots were taken my wonderful hubby of 34 years. Thanks Hubby !
Above I am dressed casually, and we are on the way out for a late weekend brunch. My shoes are super comfortable and despite the terrible headlines I am feeling light. Trying to, anyway. Smile and it will come?
We are enjoying the summer so far. The weather has been wonky and has a tropical pattern which is quite strange for New York. I know many of us are experiencing this. Below we find a wonderful place to dine on the way from East Hampton . It is called Trumpets on the Bay and this meal, delicious and lovely on the water, was the highlight of our weekend.
So far all of these candid summer style photos are outdoors. Why not, it is summer! My favorite shot however, is at a new and nearby arcade complex near us in the East Hampton. This cool new place, called the Clubhouse, offers bowling, arcade games, indoor and outdoor dining, and host of other activities for families.
My 60th is coming up and I am hoping my family can go here for my birthday ! I want to win a stuffed owl ! I am really a child at heart! Vroom, below I am pretending to driving this neon car!
Many of my blog photographs are candid, and sometimes taken by strangers!
No make up for my candid summer style photos!
In the first photo I am only wearing a tinted lip moisturizer with SPF. I use this product everyday , actually, and my lips feel hydrated and soft as a result.
Certainly I understand this is not a serious and professional post. This is fine by me. While I am a diligent person, I do try to keep my mind on what is good and light, even where terrible things are happening . I hope that practicing random acts of kindness tips the scales a bit in this frantic world.
Tell me, dear readers, how do you cope in difficult times? If you are a blogger do you ever post candids on your posts?
I truly hope you are enjoying this season. I am sending genuine warmth from New York and wishing you all joy and light!
—— XOXO, Elle ——
You look beautiful on all your photos! Love the embroidered blouse and your wicker bag. Love your braided hair too! I can never believe your age – you are such a youthful woman, and it is not only about the way you look, but the energy that translates into your outfits, photos and posts. I hope your loved ones will all come together to the wonderful celebration of YOU! Maybe I understand the meaning of the word “candid” incorrectly, but for my posts I pose. I thought that candid means photos when people aren’t really aware that the camera is… Read more »
My mom was very youthful, petite, and had a sunny personality and I hope that I take after her in that way. By the way, my hair is not braided it in that photo. I am just wearing a braided headband. Is a great and easy way to style my hair .
OK, I had to read about candid photography to understand the term better. Now I know, thanks to you. 🙂
Actually you were correct the first time. These are not truly candids as I knew some of the shots were being taken. But I had no intention of using them on the blog and the setting was very informal.
You always look so fresh and young, Elle. I remember the first time you told me your age, I was flabbergasted!!
It’s so wonderful you are enjoying your summer—I always love the longer days and warmer weather.
Oh, me also. Long summer days are the best. Have a wonderful week my friend .
Candids are my favourite type of photos, and these are lovely examples! 🙂 I love that outfit with the denim skirt, although these are all great! 🙂
Hope you are having a great week 🙂 I went to a blogging event yesterday, it was a lot of fun and a nice way to start the weekend 🙂
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I am so glad that you enjoyed the blogging event. Informal shots are fun to share. Have a great week ahead my friend .
Oh I do love arcades too! Give me a few Penny’s and you want see me anymore! Isn t this Summer Just fabulous! I really enjoy being outdoors all the time and eating outside in our garden! That s a great jeans!
I would so love to eat outdoors in a garden setting. That’s one of the disadvantages to city living. But yes it is so much fun to be childlike and be in an arcade .
I rarely have a true candid photo of myself as I’m usually having to ask someone to photograph me…so I KNOW they’re doing it. When I can, which is rare, because other people have lives, I like to do sort of day in the life shots where someone is photographing me as I actually do what I’m doing in the day, as opposed to me posing for photos even if the posing is looking un-posed. I do love those types of photos though, and while I TAKE a lot of them, rarely are they taken of me. Your photos here… Read more »
I was aware that many of the shots were being taken but I had no intention of using them for my blog. I do like these informal shots. Isn’t it fun to win something at an arcade!
Like the owl YOU’RE GOING TO WIN? I have a good feeling about that!
The odds are razor thin. Sort of like having normal weather this season. !!!
Not going to happen. That doesn’t mean I won’t have fun time. But I might be able to win some silly and trivial thing and whatever it is, I will be happy
That’s the things about odds – they’re just sort of theoretical. Even if the odds are 1 in a GAZILLION, there’s no reason YOU can’t be the ONE – good luck owl catching!
Oh, and yes yes yes to the weirdest summer weather. I think we are now officially living in the tropics.
But without all the cool animals 🙁
You look gorgeous without makeup. I like it so much. Your styles are amazing Elle. You are a beautiful woman.
That is so kind of you Tina. Have a wonderful week.
I enjoy candid shots. They usually tell a better story. For me personally it is impossible to get as I live alone.
Love that first shot of you and your cool boho bag.
I am very glad you like these. I was aware that many of the shots were being taken but I did not plan on blog posts around them. I do like informal pictures.
Yes husbands can be handy. Have a wonderful week ahead!
Love the second outfit the best. Very nice casual wear.
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Thank you. That particular outfit was very comfortable and fun to wear. Have a wonderful week ahead !
I love candid photos, but they are not my forte either. Jos is always trying to find a balance between the posed and the candid, trying to capture me unawares. I love that first photo of you and the one of you posing next to the boat. But my favourite must be the one of you in the arcade. One thing is for sure: you are looking fantastic and very youthful in all of them. Being a child at heart is better than any beauty elixir. And wanting to win a stuffed owl, obviously! xxx
I guess being playful I think is good for a body and mind. In all of the shots I was not planning a blog post around them. But I do like to see informal shots and I think it’s good for my audience to see me in a more candid setting. But I hear you, candidates are often not our best shots. Have a wonderful weekend ahead my friend!
You look stunning as always. Your energy and happiness radiate in the photos, especially the first, taken by hubby. Live Live your beautiful top and booties. I tend to post for pics, but hubby will catch me on occasion , candidly.
Have a great day
I am so glad that you can see that I am happy. In these shots I was not planning a blog post. They are very informal and fun for me to keep as a record.
Happy new week!
you are looking fabulous and super cute!!
kisses from dubai ❤️
Thanks sweet friend. Kisses from New York!
I like the candid photos and I am doing a same post next week. It is unbelievable that you will become 60, you look sooo much younger. And make-up or no make-up, you are a beauty. Remember my post “Makeover or makedown”. Where I stripped all the layers haha. Now there is a significent difference between with or without make-up.
That is very kind. Greetje, I appreciate that. I am getting better with make up and finding better products. But I do like to go without make up as much as possible.
I never wear foundation as that tends to make me look older. I only use a tinted moisturizer with SPF ! And yes I remember that post.
Lovely photos, and I so agree – candid photos are a great way to glimpse a bit of a blogger’s personality. I generally stick to my “poses” but I do like to have informal photos too! I laughed at your photo of you in the car – Elle is on Alien Patrol! I prefer a more casual post to ones with affiliate links and/or professional photos, to be perfectly honest. Those feel too polished to me. Keep on doing what you’re doing, Elle! Hugs to you and a happy week ahead!
Thanks. You had me at alien patrol. I so enjoy your comments and your posts as well. You are a one-of-a-kind, special friend.
Looks like you’re having a fun summer! Summer is a great time to wear minimal makeup – the hot sun tend to melt it away anyway!
You are so right. Who wants melting make up. Not me!
Such great photos! Have a great week!
Thank you so much Nina . Have a wonderful weekend ahead.
Have i read it correctly!!! You are turning 60 and married for 34 yrs!!! Omg you are aging backwards…i am not able to believe your age… Atay Happy and stay childish at heart ❤️
That is very sweet. Yes you read that correctly. I really enjoyed being playful. Have a wonderful weekend ahead!
Fun roundup. Loving these photos!
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I am so glad. I had a lot of fun when these pictures were taken. Have a wonderful week ahead.
Ah these candid shots are so fun! Funny but I am thinking of posting a candid shot next week of me and my friend India when she was in town visiting from Seattle. Yes good to try and stay positive.
I love less formal photos. They do give us a better glimpse into a genuine moment. It is hard staying positive, but I am trying!
Your photos are sooo fun dear! Love outfits, especially the top at the last one. Edgy print patterns.
Thanks so much! You know I love my prints! Happy weekend!