Monday, November 22, 2010

Second Time's a Charm

Ok, so I know the sheer amount of photos here is kind of insane, but I figured I would show you what happens when a photo-shoot goes horribly wrong. On Saturday, Chris and I went out to breakfast and then out to take some outfit photos. I really wanted to go to the graveyard, to this place where I'd been dying to take pictures but needed a chaperone to keep me safe (it's a bit sketch). Somehow between leaving the breakfast place and getting to our photo locale, the wind picked up. It really picked up:
It was completely impossible to take a normal photo, or to just be able to see for that matter, as my hair was whipping around my head like a whirlwind. So, when these things happen, and I really love my outfit, I just re-take the photos. Sometimes it's for the better too, usually halfway through the day I add or subtract something form an outfit that- i feel- improves it:
Shawl: TjMaxx
Cardigan underneath: Swapped
Top: Swapped
Jean Shorts: Swapped
Tights: WalMart ($6)
Shoes: Matiko ($40 sale)
Necklace c/o Noble Town Vintage
So I added a cozy shawl over my cardigan and switched out necklaces and I like the effect. I've been obsessed (obsessed) with drapey cardigans, shawls, and sweaters lately, I found this one while on a covert gift shopping expedition on Saturday afternoon, it's super warm. I'm still without a winter coat, so I've been layering sweaters like a crazy old lady lately. I mentioned the Downtown Crossing Swap last week, I definitely picked up some gems, including the most perfect jeans-to-shorts which I've been searching for for a long time. These clothing swaps always come at the perfect moments, when I'm feeling uninspired they are the perfect way to jump-start a new season. It's beginning to get very cold here!
Did you have a nice weekend? I feel like the past few weekends have been nice, but I've also spent a good deal of time recovering from my work week. I think I just need to find the right balance. Happy Monday!

22 comments:

Rebecca said...

You've got some excelelent swapping skills I must say, love the colour of the top and those shoes! I know what you mean about balance, I've been feeling totally drained by work lately. I guess I just need to find time around it.

Maggie said...

That color (chartreuse I guess) is my favorite this season!

And I love the jean shorts in the cold weather- it's something I definitely need to try!

Tanglewood Baked Goods said...

I'm with you on the slouchy sweaters (and capes!) thing. And that first photo is really lovely, even if it's one that "went wrong."

Future Lint said...

I love the color and sheerness of that top! You always have the best color combos!

I Don't Wear Jeans said...

I think you're cool. Always cool. No matter what may go wrong during a photo shoot. http://idontwearjeans.blogspot.com/

Sara C said...

I've been dying to be part of a swap!

That is a fantastic, pretty sheet top. Love the pop of color!


I'm also very jealous of your long gorgeous hair! I recently chopped all mine off and I'm missing it!

Michal said...

hehe those windy pictures are great! I've definitely encountered that problem when trying to take photos.

I love the color of your blouse! The sweater is lovely too.

Punky said...

EEEK!! I love your outfit!!

Your so awesome to link back to us too!

If anyone is looking for a swap we have a new events page that we will be filling up for next year:
http://events.swap.com/

Diya said...

LOVE that color of green on you! I totally get what you mean about the wind during pictures...happens to me all the time and it looks like I'm about to topple over at any second...haha.

Alli XT said...

Very awesome meeting you at the swap - that shawl is killer! This was w/out a doubt one of the best "revive my wardrobe" swaps I've been to.

cb said...

i love that pea soup mustard yellow on you! and that shawl looks sooo cozy, looks like it might be made of cashmere?

xo,
cb

Jay said...

Love this! That shawl is great :)

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Shallow Mallow said...

I love when I re-wear an outfit because the original photos didn't work out or I didn't get to take shots at all and a small change ends up making a big difference :)

Looking great :)

Camilla said...

I love the colour of the blouse.

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Terri said...

Actually, I love the wild hair photos...and the evolved look.

Malicious Mallory said...

Your hair looks so pretty, and I love that necklace and that shawl!

Liz said...

I actually love the windy pictures! Sort of artistic! And that color is really pretty on you!

TrophyBoutique said...

I always WISH it was a little windy so that I could have my skirts blowing around more, but I bet if I had more hair I would feel differently...
Love the colors in this outfit.
xo
Laurel

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

ohhh im in love with the colour of your Blouse!!! amazing

Caroline said...

Haha, I really like those first couple of pictures with your crazy wind blown hair.
Yes! I have fallen in love with big sweaters/shawls as well!!! Love yours- it looks extremely cozy.

Miyan said...

i love these crazy-hair photos, so cool.

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

Cool shawl!

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