Friday, February 19, 2010

And the clouds burst to show daylight

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Yesterday as I read Tieka's blog I couldn't help but be jealous of the lovely weather she was having and the great photos she was able to take (while I was barely able to endure my walks across campus in the bitter cold). But, it looks like Tieka's enviable weather moved my way today! I was so excited to check the forecast and see that today would actually be sunny.

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I was really looking forward to taking some outdoor photos. But when I uploaded them I was very disappointed. I look horrible! I mean, I look sickly pale in these. And I'm not the kind of girl who tans, uses self-tanner or anything like that...but ick. And the shadows being cast on my face...I have this weird eye thing going on. My eyes look hollow yet baggy at the same time. Anyways, I uploaded them despite all of this because I quite liked my outfit. And I uploaded them to serve as a reminder; note to self: reposition according to the sun in the future in order to avoid weird eye shadows.

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Cardigan - J. Crew; Dress, skirt - Urban Outfitters; Belt, shoes - Old Navy

I'm doing the dress-as-top thing again in these, mostly because I don't have any cute floral tops. I really want one for spring. I've had the belt forever - it's a butterfly (not sure if you can really tell...the extreme sunlight is makin' it look a little wonky) and I'm really not a fan of butterflies most of the time. They kind of make me feel like I'm twelve years old. So anyways, because of that I'm kind of biased against it and I've only worn it a few times, so I'm glad I finally put it to good use today in an outfit I actually liked and didn't feel twelve in.

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33 comments:

Diane said...

this look is so cute! and you are too hard on yourself about your pics. you look adorable :)

tess said...

love your belting here

Liz said...

Oh you're too hard on yourself, the photos are great, and trust us we know it's just the sun and shadows, not you! I love the dress as a top btw, the floral print is so cute!

anne said...

really cute! love the belt.

D. said...

I'm loving the small print floral. So chic.

Clara said...

amazing looks
your blog is great!
xxx

Caylie said...

love the jacket!


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Loving Chiaradeanna said...

this look is so cute! I like everything ;)

Foly D. Sante said...

your belt is really cute!!

like flower prints!!

Christina said...

your outfit is adorable!
i love the belt.
I hate it when my eyes look baggy! That is the worst.
But don't worry, I see no bags in these pics :)

shybiker said...

The belt really makes this outfit. Definitely pick up some cute floral tops -- they'd look great on you.

Photography is all about light and, outdoors, the sharp contrast from direct sunshire is treacherous. Learning how to handle that harsh contrast isn't simple, but worth the knowledge.

Laura said...

I love your belt!! Nice blog, thanks for the comment on my blog...

see you soon...

Nicky said...

I agree with the above- you're being too hard on yourself... your pics are adorable!!

Great background!!!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Awww I'm so glad my sunny weather didn't leave us and come to you.. now we both just have it! ;) Hehe! Love the photos! Sunlight makes for gorgeous ones. Love your outfit too, of course!

Nathalie said...

Really adorable pictures. And I love the outfit. You put it together perfectly
*Nathalie

Kelley Anne said...

You shouldn't be so hard on yourself, you look lovely! I really like using dresses as blouses too. Its so much easier than searching thrift stores for lovely blouses.

The Style Rider said...

I love that floral pattern! Nice look.

lauren lanza osias said...

the weather looks amazing and so does your outfit, so stinkin' cute. you don't look sickly at all! i am also the queen of pale...so maybe my advice isn't the best to take ;)

thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!!

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eliza said...

the photos are fine & you look great! lovely sunny weather, i'm jealous :)

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Robyn said...

Belt over a sweater is one of my favorite looks.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I think you look sweet and not too pale. But I'm not much of a judge, my family calls me "Casper" and they're pale too. Palest of the pale, sounds almost like a cool title, no?

E said...

Lucky you! I'm so over the icky weather here! I just love that pretty belt with the floral top - they work together so well!

Lisa said...

Darling outfit, I love your belt.

LyddieGal said...

Isn't is awful that an overcast sky is idea for taking photos?!

But you can't hate nice weather and the long shadows do look a bit playful and cute.

Love the outfit, great floral top!

Catherine said...

There's just no way you look bad in these! Being pale is wonderful :D

And your outfit's so cute - usually I stay away from butterflies as well, but it works!

Jen said...

i love the whole idea of a dress as a top; you get two uses out of one piece and save the money! :) you look adorable though and definitely not sickly pale.

cadencesmama said...

You look great in these! Embrace your paleness girl!! I sure do and I am WAY paler then you!

Jonesy said...

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Leproust Vintage said...

I love the dress as a top....you do it so well! Your hair is the most adorable thing that I have ever seen!

heart charlie said...

Adorable!! I love your belt and the whole sweetness of this look ;)

Ernie said...

you're crazy! you are absolutely adorable in a decidedly non-twelve-year-old sense. You look far too graceful for that :]

Ann Marie said...

very cute! i LOVE pale skin. i think it's so so beautiful.
lighting can be tricky...try shooting photos early in the morning, in the evening, or in complete shade ;)

Second Skin said...

Oh My! You look lovely! Don't think these terrible things! As the girls have said above, you look very pretty! And your shots of your outfit are beautiful! Silly girl! These are great!

 
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