It seems like every time I go to the Enchanted Forest, it’s about to rain and I’m stressed and I hate everything, but as soon as I start getting into the photography, all of that changes and becomes something wonderful. I suppose it’s the magic of the place.
On the day I took these pictures, I snapped a few outside the garden gate, looked at the previews, and was thoroughly disappointed for a stupid reason: I didn’t like the way my legs looked in these pants. I almost cut everything short and went home, but I put a lot of thought into this outfit and went to the trouble of driving out here, so I stuck with it. I’m really glad I did. These are some of my favorite pictures to date! I had a lot of inspiration from Klara of The Robot That Had a Heart–her pictures are often done in this kind of setting, and it’s amazing what she does with the lighting and composition.
As for the outfit itself, it’s a little brighter and sunnier than usual, and that’s why I like it so much. One of the things I really want to work on is trying new outfits and combinations. I tend to wear a lot of muted colors, but I’d like to start incorporating a little more pizzazz into what I wear on a regular basis. Likewise, I wear tons of dresses because they’re easier for me to style than separates, but I plan on changing that up as I continue with the blog. After all, the whole point of Mox and Socks is for me to continuously create new experiences for myself!
By the way, I bought this top as part of the new ModCloth line. While I’m excited that the company has its own collection now, I was kind of disappointed with the sizing. I was really hoping for petite- and tall-friendly items, but that isn’t the case. You can’t see it, but this top goes all the way down to my butt! Also, I think it’s great that the clothes go up to 4X, but I wish they also went down to XXS. I personally am not that small, but I’ve read tons of reviews on the site and know that there are plenty of women who would benefit from smaller sizes. Hopefully in the future, they’ll expand the sizing to fit all women!
Jeans: old, Just Black