Thursday, January 31, 2013
Velvet and Silk in the Snow
Jo^n Velvet Blazer (gift from my aunt)
Joie Silk Shirt (gift from my mom)
Seigel Silk Shirt (thrifted)
Old Navy Scarf
Chinese Luandry Tights
XOXO Shoes via Famous Footwear
Vintage Cameo on Aquamarine Beads, Turquoise and Gold Ring
No label Handbag (thrifted)
I got really frustrated taking photos today, I was having the hardest time getting any pictures that weren't completely blurred out and everything looked very flat. It really didn't help that in the only halfway decent pictures I was making the stupidest derp faces ever. I felt so angry at myself so taking such a large step back with the camera and then when I got home, I realized I had the shutter speed set on the lowest possible setting. Welllll, that explained a little, I'll have to try to redeem myself tomorrow.
I'm trying to shake it up a little with the colors I choose to wear and pair to together. I feel like I got stuck in a little bit of a style rut this past month and a half and just wore outfits that were mostly in my comfort zone. So many dresses with patterned and colorful tights! I need to figure out how to wear jean and pant based outfits that don't feel repetitive or boring so I guess that will be another challenge for this month.
I thought about doing this outfit as a price challenge but it's not really a fair one since a few of the items are things that were given to me. Unless I'd found them in a thrift store, there's no way this blazer and silk top would have fit into my normal budget so I think when I do my weekly price challenges, I'll try to stick to items that I find either in the thrift stores or on clearance. Gift items are sort of cheating and not really in the spirit of the challenge.
We're trying to finish up the barn this week, one of my brothers has some time off and since he's the really tall brother, he's going to come in handy getting the roof beams up! (More helpful than short me, that's for sure.) I'll try to get some pictures of the barn and cute little Merrylegs and Dollar. They both got their hooves trimmed up last night so they're feeling good and frisky right now!
Whew, I was a little chatty tonight.