Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Using Pictures to Help Put Together Outfits
Over the weekend, I enlisted my husband's help to take some outfit photos. The goal was to put together outfits, and use the pictures to give me an accurate idea of how they really look and how well I like them.
We had lighting issues; it was getting dark outside and the big light we were using quit working. We decided to take pictures anyway.
They're not high quality photos, but they are good enough to give me an idea of how well these pieces work together.
I've had the pink pencil skirt for well over a year and have never worn it. It was a retail purchase, before I converted to 'thrift first' shopping. I was never sure how to style it, but I'm very happy with the simple black turtleneck, heels and tights. I've accessorized the outfit with a very pretty LS necklace that I didn't get a close-up shot of...but I will be sure to do that soon. The necklace has pretty pink and pale green beads nestled among black beads. Its very feminine.I'll definitely be wearing this outfit in the future.
I've had this blouse for at least 15 years. I love it, but its not very practical with the big flouncy sleeves. I really like it paired with this pretty asymmetrical skirt, so I will probably be trying to find a more practical variation of this blouse to try and recreate a similar look. I love the skirt.
I did a special effect fade on this picture...kind of for fun and kind of because I don't love this outfit. The sweater is very pretty sitting folded in my dresser drawer, but its not flattering on me. I'm going to say goodbye to it. The skirt is one of the new ruffle hem skirts I acquired recently and I you'll be seeing a lot of it!
I'm so enchanted with this Ralph Lauren dress. I need to wear a body shaper with it..and it will definitely look better minus the 10 lbs Im', trying to lose, but I will still wear it at my current weight. I would definitely wear my hair in a soft up-do, but I wasn't trying to create a look here; I was simply trying to assess the fit of the dress on my current body. I love it.....but I'm going to love it more when I can get this weight off! I adore the lace up back. I see this with lots of arm candy and a statement necklace.
If I look a bit unhappy in this picture, it might be due to the fact that I had just busted my shopping ban. I enjoyed wearing this outfit and wanted to post it; I was super comfortable all day. I think this Eiffel tower sweater will look great with the ruffle hem skirt. What do you think?
To accessorize my shopping day outfit, I tied a short silk scarf into a bow at my neck. I like the touch of pattern mixing.
The picture above and jewelry picture below were taken this past Saturday night at the dance party. I wasn't really feeling up to dancing that night, so I chose my favorite DKNY fallback dress, my suede knee boots and two identical Lia Sophia necklaces. The Lisa Sophia style guide pictures these two necklaces together, but I found them very uncomfortable to wear this way. They didn't stay in place and I was frequently adjusting them. The necklace is far more beautiful than in the picture and next time I will wear only one. It's striking enough to stand alone.
Thought I would share this hilarious photo that Peyton took; it was so windy over the weekend that my hair was blowing straight up in the air....and stayed up until we were inside the building.
This puts a smile on my face and I hope it puts one on yours too. My Peyton went with me to the Saturday social dance and hung out with one of the instructor's daughter. Lexie is quite the accomplished dancer and she and Peyton had fun hanging out together. Peyton has a long way to go to catch up with Lexie, but she was a patient teacher. Peyton LOVED dancing at the party.....he learned "the Wobble"!
I'm so happy he's dancing and enjoying it!
Sunday, my husband and Peyton will be joining me at an afternoon pot luck dance party at the studio. I'm looking forward to all of us being there together.
Have a wonderful week, my lovely readers!