First of all hats off to you bloggers who take your own outfit pictures. My photographer, aka my husband, is out of town this week so I figured I would snap some shots of myself...not so easy. Perhaps if I had a tripod it would be easier, but I'm not going to lie setting that up just sounds like a hassle. Is it easier than I think?
I am not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination, so the first (and perhaps obvious) issue I ran into was that of the flash in the mirror. Ok, turn flash off- check. Well we don't have a lot of natural light in our house (which I hate) so I turned on all the lights I could find. For the record everything always looks better in natural light vs. our cheap light bulbs, but oh well. So my second attempt at pictures were still either too dark or blurry because the shutter was having to stay open so long to let in enough light.
Man oh man, it was a challenge. But atlas here are the results. Thanks for bearing with me this week.
First of all let me mention that I LOVE black pencil skirts; they are a classic wardrobe staple. Second of all let me tell you how excited I was to find a maternity pencil skirt!! Who knew? Now of course you can't really get the "suck in your gut" high-waisted look (you know what I'm talking about), but still pretty impressive.
I don't do a lot of online shopping and I'm typically not an impulsive buyer, but I had been looking at some Stella B jewelry because it is pretty affordable and thinking "hmm, I wonder if I would like the quality?" Then when I saw a facebook sale on this necklace for $16 with free shipping, I went for it. I admit the free shipping is what sucked me in. There are two things I hate paying for: shipping and parking. I am pleased with my purchase. I will say I was hoping and expecting the necklace to be a bit more of a deeper turquoise color, so I was a little disappointed that it was more of a pastel color, but I do still like it.