Enough about the over-protective mother dialogue, let's get to the good stuff: the PICTURES.
I'm still a baby with this thing and I don't really know what to do in every scenario to take a great shot, but with the help of some youtubing and some of my bloggin/photographer buddies, I think I'll get the hang of it.
I wore this outfit to go out to supper with my friend Jenn (who's been on here before), and I was very determined to get some outfit shots since I've been kindof slacking lately. After a little convincing in my mind to let Jenn hold the camera (not that she isn't talented or incompetent; like I said, I'm just over-protective) we drove up to the base of Marble Mountain Ski Hill which is about a 5 minute drive from Corner Brook. Jenn was looking fah-ine so I simply HAD to take some pictures of her; she's an experienced "model" if you will (everyone loves taking pictures of this beautiful red-head, and for good reason) and this is what came out of our little photoshoot:
When I picked Jenn up to go for supper, and I expressed my interest in shooting her for the blog, she was surprised at my request. She felt that she was too "matchy-matchy": something I'm sure many of us feel when, well... matching. Growing up, you were always told by your mother to match your outfits, otherwise you would look messy. Today, it's as if we are all too afraid to wear the same color in more than one location of piece of clothing on the body. I thought that this would be a perfect example, in my opinion, of why you can still match your clothes and still look casual yet polished at the same time. Matching same colored items that are smaller is nothing to be afraid of, because it just ties the outfit together in my opinion. There are no large statement pieces or patterns in this outfit, and the simple neutrality of the navy belt and navy feathered earrings make it easier to add on more colors if Jenn would have wanted. However, if it were a trendy color (one not so neutral, such as a neon hue), perhaps wearing matching accessories would look better if there were a print added as well, one that had the same neon hues of the accessories worn. Then, it would look as if the matching neon accessories are just pulling out the fun colors of the print.
This was a very comfortable outfit to wear, and I loved the bold patterns on my lower half. Normally I stick to wearing bold colors and patterns on my torso; it's just a habit, I'm not really sure why. This skirt was thrifted, and it's a little too big around the hip area, so I safety pinned it for a quick fix (haven't taken it to the seamstress yet). The top I'm wearing is a simple black v-neck bought from Forever 21+, and I made a knot in the bottom left to shorten the length of it and to add a little texture to the top. Ofcourse I have to make whatever I wear as funky as possible, so I threw on a neon bracelet from Forever 21, and some oversized light blue studs from Spring on my ears. With this summer heat we've been getting (seriously guys, it's been like at least 25 degrees every day), my usual go-to hair do is the bun on top of the ol' head, which I think looks marvelous with this outfit. Thank god it's in style or I don't know what I would do.
Thanks for the read everyone! The following pictures don't necessarily show off the outfits we are wearing, but I couldn't help but to upload them anyways (you know, new camera and all...).