Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Since I am back in school full time, I don't have all the time that I had this summer to constantly be running errands, so anything that needs to get done usually happens after D and I get home from work/school. I wanted to get these pics in outside because natural light is sooooo much better than the bad incandescent lighting in my dining room and since I had my camera on me and we were at Target (one of my happy places), I had D snap away:) It's always a little embarrassing to take a ton of pictures in front of crowds of people, and I did get a few weird looks as people passed in and out of the store, but I figured that if I am willing to put my life on the internet I should not be bothered by people watching the photoshoot! Does anyone else who blogs (with photos of themselves) get camera-shy sometimes??
As you probably figured out already I love color and I am not afraid to try blog new color combos. I've had this sweater for a few months now and I just haven't been inspired. Since I wear shirts that cover my collarbone for modesty reasons, I sometimes shy away from V necks. I feel that unless it is a patterned shirt, that the undershirt underneath sometimes looks weird and obvious and makes me stand out as 'strange'. Especially if it isn't a low 'V' and wouldn't show cleavage or a lot of skin, because then I think that people think that I am strange because the shirt isn't that low to begin with and there I am covering up even more!
I got the scarf over the summer for $8 and I haven't figured out that many outfits to wear it with. I thought it would be more versatile, but it's been sitting in my scarf bin. However, when I looked in my closet, suddenly it clicked! I love tying scarves around my neck in this drape-y way, because it really conceals an undershirt under a V neck. Instead of seeing an awkward expanse of white undershirt, you see a really cool patterned scarf:) I paired it with a lightweight black cotton skirt with some fun eyelet embroidery and leggings and finished the look with my cognac colored mocs and school purse:)
Undershirt: Elzee (Brooklyn, NY)
Sweater: Banana Republic
Do you ever get camera shy in public? How do you hide an insecurity in dress?