Tag Archives: Cuff

WTF Weather?

26 Jun
Day Nine 1-Display
{Denim Blazer: Thrifted; Leopard Tee: Forever 21; Jeans: Mavi; Flats: Steve Madden (thrifted); Camera Bag: THEIT}

I noticed when putting this post together that for the vast majority of my photos for this challenge, it’s been all rainy and gray outside. I don’t know what the hell is up with this weather, but by the looks of it we haven’t seen sunshine in ages. That or the sun only comes out when I’m at the office and then disappears on my ride home for the evening.

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No Time to Eat

22 Jun
Day 8-1 Display
{Dress: H&M; Chambray Shirt: Old Navy; Wedges: Dolce Vita for Target; Cuff: H&M}

So yesterday I get home with a plan.  I was going to be home by 6 pm, order some takeout, and while waiting for the takeout, was going to take my photos.  Then the food would arrive, I could eat it fairly leisurely, and then at around 6:50 or so run on over to the gym for my spin class and personal training session.

I get home and the first thing I always do is feed the pets.  Our cat has diabetes, so the lucky girl always gets an insulin shot with her meals twice a day.  I go to grab a needle, and sure enough we’re out.  So then I wonder, if she doesn’t get her shot until tomorrow, will she be ok?  A quick Google search tells us that no, she can in fact go into a coma, so I now have to shove a trip to the pharmacy in my 50 minute window.

So I order our food, take my photos (and remember to turn the auto-focus on!), run to the pharmacy, and by the time I get home it’s already 6:35.

Great.

I throw on my gym clothes, determine there’s not enough time to eat, and proceed to go to the gym and am the crankiest bitch you’d ever meet.

At least I had my takeout waiting for me when I got home at 8:30 pm.

Day 8-2

Day 8-3

Auto-Focus

21 Jun
Day Seven 1- Display
{Blazer: Calvin Klein (thrifted); Tee: dollar store find; Skirt: Ecoture (gift from husband); Platforms: Cynthia Rowley (thrifted); Sunglasses: Husband’s (from a street fair); Cuff: H&M}

I’ve been learning a lot recently about taking my own outfit photos. My hubby will occasionally help out with taking my pictures but I always think I look kind of awkward when he takes them. Strange thing is I feel much more natural posing and taking photos on a tripod with a wireless release, which probably looks weirder to folks passing by in my busy neighborhood than my husband taking photos of me.

I went to art school and photography was one of my favorite classes, and I knew my way around a DSLR pretty well. Now that I finally have a new digital one, it’s kind of like riding a bike. I’m getting used to it again.  Yesterday, I originally was kinda meh about this outfit, but after seeing how my photos were coming out totally fell in love with the outfit.  I thought “Hells yeah!  I have tons of great photos today!” while looking at the screen on my camera reviewing the images I shot while outside during the shoot.  I was way pumped up about it.

Fast forward to editing my photos later on in the evening, and I learn that all of my photos are super blurry.  Only these two were remotely clear.  So much for being a pro photog.  I forgot the most important thing when taking self portraits… set the auto-focus!  That and never trust the viewfinder screen without first zooming in to check that it’s crystal clear.  Dur!  Lesson learned.

Day Seven 2

Pink and Red

20 Jun

Day Four Display- 1

{Blazer: Calvin Klein (thrifted); Shirt: H&M (my husband’s); Jeans: Mavi; Flats: Steve Madden (thrifted); Cuff: H&M}

I don’t know why but every time it’s rainy and gray out I want to wear this blazer.  I also was not about wearing heels either, and the only flats I really chose as part of this challenge were my red ones.  Who says pink and red clash?  I think it looks pretty rad.