Wednesday, March 23, 2011

remixing / rebirth

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Here it is! My first post where I am actually applying some of my photography skills behind the camera to what you see in front of the camera. I know its a subtle difference, but don't these shots look good!? I am so pleased with them! My hope is to compile a 'how to take your outfit shots' tutorial, sharing my trial and error (if your a photo nerd, my EXIF data is on Flickr), and providing tutorials for certain aesthetics. I'm hoping Jenny will help me learn and teach some quick editing techniques - as you can see, I was only barely able to conceal the pimple on the bridge of my nose ;).

With spring finally starting to show it's face in the NoVA area, I have started to pull out some of my spring and summer staples, like this dress. I picked it up at Loehmann's just before Memorial Day weekend in 2006 (I remember because I have photos from the first time I wore it). It's one of my favorite dresses, but the top is ill fitting, so I usually wear it with a tank under it, even though I like the way it looks without the tank better - if only it would stay put! It worked really well under this sweater and belted (a new style for me).

It must be the spring air, but I even started thinking of all the ways that I can breathe new life into all of my old favorites. I even tried this dress backwards and I think it'll work with minimal altering!

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When and Where:
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
  • to work
What I'm Wearing:
  • necklace - gift, Appalachian Spring, Reston Town Center
  • sweater - thrifted Banana Republic via Unique
  • belt - Kohl's
  • dress - Soprano via Loehmann's (2006)
  • boots - via TJ Maxx
  • watch - Lou Lou, Reston Town Center
  • lipstick - Sephora Rouge, Jealous

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  1. I could DEF benefit from an outfit tutorial!

    Also, your hair is awesome. You should give it to me! :)

  2. Oh yes I can definitely see a difference! These photos are stunning, although your photos were already gorgeous. I looove this dress, and layering a dress under a belted sweater is the best way to hide ill-fits or make a dress office appropriate.

    Oh and I agree with Tierney, your hair is fabulous.

  3. yes, these photos are looking good, and yes i will go to flickr and check out your exif, hehe.
    love the skirt, so fun and stripey!

  4. I love the swing to the skirt - so pretty!

  5. Nice photos! The higher focal length looks great.

  6. Super cute! and the photos look great! You have me totally motivated to pull out my spring/summer stuff. I didn't remix last year, I just shopped $$$. I'm excited to see what I can do with what I have. I feel much more creative this year!

  7. You look great! Love that skirt and looking forward to reading your photography posts :)

  8. Hey! Thanks SO much for your purchase! I really like that necklace a lot - I was shocked at how quickly is was sold. Maybe I should make a couple more!

    I mailed it out today, so hopefully you will be getting it SOON! Thanks again!

  9. Wow, photos look great and so do you! Love your skirt!


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