Tag Archives: Skirt

Behind the Curve

8 Sep
Not a Dress 1{Blouse: Forever 21; Skirt: Thrifted; Belt: H&M; Flats: Steve Madden (thrifted)}

I am so far behind at work right now it’s not even funny. It’s been a super busy week on top of it, with commitments after work the entire week. My stress level is through the roof, considering I’m trying to tie up a bunch of loose ends on both the work and home fronts prior to leaving for vacation next week.

I had grand plans to put together a post today of what we did on Labor Day (We went sailing… in Brooklyn! Fo’ real!), but for now it’ll have to wait until tomorrow evening most likely because I’m too pressed for time on this lunch break and there’s like, a kazillion photos I took for that post that need to be processed. In the meantime you’ll have to settle for this outfit I wore last week to go out for after-work cocktails with Nikki.

Not a Dress 2

I’m taking some time off from my stress this evening to enjoy some Fashion Night Out events.  I’ll for sure be attending the event at MooShoes, so if you’re there be sure to say hi!

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Skippin’ Like a Record

7 Jul
Day Seventeen 1- Display
{Short Sleeved Cardigan: Dolce and Gabbana (thrifted); Tank: Calvin Klein (Costco); Skirt: Ecoterre (gift from husband); Shoes: Payless; Cuff: H&M}

So I’m skipping  over day sixteen straight to day seventeen. Why? Because I never got any photos of day sixteen. On day sixteen I had the opportunity to check out Comedy Central‘s Comedy in the Park for Summer Stage, and in the time frame I expected to take my pictures, I was instead stuck in traffic for one and a half hours! It usually only takes me about 20 minutes to get home from work. I was PISSED.  Then once I got home I had another 20 minute subway ride to Central Park.  It was a LONG evening.

While I did get lots of pictures at the event (a post is soon to come), I didn’t get any photos of my outfit. So I’ll attempt to recreate and photograph it hopefully sometime this weekend and get a post up.

In the meantime, enjoy my uneventful day seventeen photo. On day seventeen if memory serves me correctly I promptly went home and changed into my neon pink Peta sweatpants after taking these photos.

Day Seventeen 2

Day Seventeen 3

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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