June 27, 2011

Same Old Song and Dance

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 I've come to find that there are several very advantageous reasons for taking my own outfit pictures outside . . .

For one, I have become a lot more confident with doing it.  I don't have to psych myself up to do them anymore and don't freak out when I see people coming up behind me wondering what the hell I am doing.

For example, in this picture I am admiring some cute little pups that were taking advantage of the cool water on this hot day.  Their owner motioned to me asking if she could come down and let her pups play in the pool. Unfortunately I talked to her for about three minutes about how cute her dogs were with no response from her.  I guess I should pay better attention because she had her ear buds in.  Woops . . . .  Who's the dumbass now?   Oh well . . .

Another great thing about taking my outfit pictures is that I get to explore what a wonderful landscape that I have literally right in my backyard that I never even explored before.  

This little creek is down the street from my house and I never even knew it was there.  Turns out, it is perfect for photos.

These high waisted, wide legged vintage sailor pants are my absolute faves.  I've worn them on here before.  My only concern is that when I wear them, I feel like I am wearing delicate China that my grandmother has had in the family for years and broke out only for Thanksgiving dinner because she didn't want anything to ever happen to them . . .

Coincidentally,  one of my favorite blogs of all time Calvintage talked about this exact situation in her post today as well . . .

Do you do this too?  Or are we the only two weirdos in this world?  ;-)

Sailor Pants-vintage
Denim Jacket-Levi's
Booties-Charlotte Russe


  1. 1. Those pants are fabtacular! (I love making up words!)
    2. I so know what you mean. I feel that way with shoes. I'm so rough on shoes and when I get a great pair, I'm like...please don't rain, please don't let me scuff them, etc
    3. Hahaha funny on the story with the lady with the earplugs.
    4. I was outside my apt today at peak time (after work hrs) and people were checking mail and walking their dogs and I was blocking the main pathway...lol but I didn't mind if people were in my pictures, but somehow I managed not to capture a single person in my post tonight!

    Live Life in Style

  2. I agree with Shasie...those pants are fabtacular!! What a great vintage score.

  3. 1. Thank you so much!
    2. LOL yeah, I get kinda protective over these pants. I almost skipped coffee. Almost. It was Monday after all.
    3. You did a great job with your photos!

  4. Why thank you so much and thanks for stopping by!

  5. Nice blog dear!
    im following both google connection and also via bloglovin. Hope you do the same :)

  6. Funny you should say that, because when I saw your pants I immediately thought "Wow! I could never wear those! They would be stained in an instant". But they look absolutely incredible.

  7. Flaviana, I really appreciate that-thank you!

  8. Rebecca, LOL and thank you so much. Yeah, it's a struggle. Aw, the sacrifices we make . . .

  9. Fab outfit!
    Love your trousers!

    I was also wondering if you could vote for me? Its for an elle magazine contest.
    It only takes 5 seconds!
    Go to http://www.facebook.com/nokia?sk=app_218272388202589 and then press gallery and view by date. When you see ‘The Black Maze’ with my picture just press 'i like' and you've voted!
    Would be so nice! Thanks! :) x

  10. Fabrizia SpinelliJune 28, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Hi! I like this post so much, you look really great!
    If you want come and visit my blog, and if you like, follow me!


  11. Those white pants are sailor chic to the maximum. Lovely look.


  12. Love this nautical look - the buttons on the sailor pants are just the icing on the cake -- or the anchor on the boat... whatevs..!

  13. Thanks Pieter! Good luck with your contest!

  14. Fabrizia, thank you for your compliment and invitation to visit your blog. I usually visit the blogs of every one of my commenters.

  15. Thank you so very much! What a perfect description of them. I appreciate that!

  16. LOL Vanessa! Thanks for the smile! And the compliment!

  17. I definitely do the same thing with some of my vintage. Then I tell myself if I'm not loving it and wearing it, what's the point of it's existance? Those pants though - AMAZING. They fit you like a dream! I wish I was braver about outfit pics. I do not leave my yard. OK, sometimes I venture out onto the street but that's IT. :)


  18. Jenn, that is what I'm saying!!!! And, at least through blogging, if I mess it up, I always have the pics that prove that at one time it was pretty. ;-) Thank you for your genuine compliment and for stopping by! No worries on taking shots outside. If you ever feel up to it, though, I highly recommend it. When I first started, I would not have been caught dead doing it. Now, though, it's a nice escape and a nice way to gain more confidence! Best of luck to you!

  19. I love those white high-waisted pants. I think that anything white that I wear will be treated like China that I barely use. haha, so you're not the only one. And I'm glad you're getting more comfortable shooting pictures outside on your own. :)

  20. Those are so cool! I tend to be that way with my stuff, but I have to remind myself that it's just stuff and I'll have more fun wearing it than admiring it on the hanger.

  21. Thank you so much! These are my faves and I hope to be more comfortable with them some day. Thanks for stopping by!

  22. Very true Megan, very true. Thank you!

  23. cute pants! great post! so glad i found your blog!


  24. Thank you Sarah! And thanks for stopping by!

  25. I am so far behind on commenting, but I am telling you right now, that this is my most favoritest outfit on you EVER! You look amazing! So very put together and precious as pie! LOVE IT!




  26. Girl, you was having a burfday! Don't worry about it. Thanks as always for your sweet comment!

  27. Oh my gosh, I think I have dreamed about those pants before. They are absolutely perfect! You better keep an eye on those. One of these days they might just vanish from your closet and you'll see them on my blog. No, no, just kidding, I won't stoop as low as theft to get the most amazing pants ever. It is tempting though.


  28. *concerned look* uummmmm . . . thank you. Just kidding! Seriously, though, I really appreciate your comment.

  29. Just became a follower! :) I love this outfit. Heading to Martha's Vineyard soon and was looking for outfit ideas to pack with me!


  30. I love this outfit, and yes I do it too. that is why I rarely take outdoor pics!

    You give me courage to though!

    These are some great pics!

  31. Thank you Michelle! I really appreciate that. Have fun at the vineyard!

  32. Aw gee thanks so much! It makes me feel great to know I have given you courage to take more outdoor pics. I was the LAST person to think that I could ever muster up the courage so I promise if I can, then you can. You get used to it the more you do it--you'll surprise yourself, I promise. Good luck! ;-)

  33. Those sailor pants are VINTAGE!? Wow! What a score!

  34. You bet your bottom dollar and here's the kicker, get ready, they were NEW WITH TAGS!!!! I saw them on Rockin Robin's (my favorite vintage store) website and ran over immediately to buy them.


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