Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Balancing Act

Today's photo is a departure from my left-hand-jammed-into-pocket-with-one-knee/ankle-cocked pose. Unfortunately it's also the best of the batch -- a candid moment caught on camera as I was still fixing the hem. Hey, it's no worse than this memorable series.
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
scarf: J.Crew (similar)
jacket: UniQUEEN Malang tweed (sold here)
turtleneck: J.Crew Factory tissue turtleneck tee (sold here)
gloves: H&M (similar)
belt: Express (this season's sold here)
pants: Zara TRF cargo trousers (similar)
bag: H&M (similar)
shoes: Ann Taylor covered platform bootie (similar)

17 comments:

  1. Happy snow day! Hope you weren't wearing this outfit to work today lol...

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    1. Thank goodness, no, this outfit was from last week. I probably could've gotten away with it given the puny amount of snow we did get today. Can't believe I couldn't go into work and all I could do was enjoy seeing rain and slush from my window =/ Hope your snow day was better than mine :)

      PS - Have you seen this? SPOT ON.

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  2. I love those booties on you! And your H&M bag, I regret not snagging it now!

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  3. I'm still amazed that you get such good focused pictures by yourself. I take my photos by myself as well, its complete madness trying to beat the wind and running back and forth to the camera and finding perfect lighting. But Ive come to enjoy the process and have learnt to not care when i look like a fool :P

    www.dpinstyle.com

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    1. Yes, photo-taking is half the fun! (The other half being when you sort through the photos and laugh at the outcome, haha)

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  4. Lol. Still super cute. And you kept your shoe on this time.;) I am so in love with that tweed jacket.

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    1. Hehe, my shoes stayed put, but my pants kept bunching in odd places. That's what I get for buying cheaply made items. Sigh.

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  5. such a fun and pick me up day kinda outfit. You are the mater of layering for sure. Love it.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  6. oh, it happens. props for still posting! i'm usually like, meh, screw it. i wonder if the comment above meant "master"? i suppose layers can mate too, i guess

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    1. Probably a typo... I think she meant master too :)

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  7. i love it! this is a fun outfit and a fantastic candid shot!

    xox P

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  8. You wear the Malang jacket so. freakin. well! Love every pairing with it.

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  9. I like that you're keeping it real! Plus, I am looking up to you as I learn how to (1) take selfies and (2) come up with poses without feeling like a dork.

    BTW, you motivated me to wear my own tweed jacket out to dinner last night! I would only have worn it to work otherwise, so thanks for showing us how to rock the tweed on the weekends as well!

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    1. Able to laugh and poke fun at oneself is half the fun in self-photography ;) Let me know if you want any camera tips!

      Re tweed jacket: I'm so glad to hear that. The perks of working in a casual environment is that the lines between my work life and non-work life is often blurred together, haha.

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    2. Thanks! I found a camera tip on one of your older posts about putting the camera in aperture priority mode and then using the timer, which was very helpful. My biggest challenge right now is trying to find the best time/place to take photos. The morning light is surprisingly harsh (and I'm always running late for work) but my clothes and makeup are rumpled by the end of the day. What time do you take your photos, if you mind me asking?

      I know what you mean about the casual work environment - I work with engineers so I could wear jeans every day if I want to, but you and Jean are inspiring me to step it up! Thanks again.

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    3. Of course not! I try to take photos within one hour of sunrise/sunset. I like the yellow-ish glow of the sun around that time.

      Finding spots to take photos is trickier. I often resort to the same handful of locations because I'm used to the lighting. I try to find spots that are shadow-ed, but not too much. Ie: some sun rays are peeking through nearby trees. I don't like to take photos where I'm standing in front of the sun because usually photos come out over-exposed. My back facing the sun works well and so does the sun shining down on my right or left side. Definitely don't be afraid to try out different angles/times of day to see how photos turn out. Hope that helps!

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