Outfit: Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town

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Here’s my other favorite post from last fall!  It’s funny how much I apparently hated these pictures when I originally wrote this post, because I think they actually turned out pretty cute.  Isn’t it strange how that happens sometimes?

Here are a few blogging tips from yours truly:

  1. Don’t take pictures fifteen minutes before sunset.  This should be obvious, but sometimes you might be feeling a little extra Type A and think you can do it.  Nope.  For one thing, you have to have a super slow shutter speed, which means unless you stand perfectly still like a dead Victorian, the photo will be blurry.  And I can’t stand still for the life of me.  Besides that, you’ll be so rushed that you can’t fine tune poses or camera angles, which means there won’t be such a great variety to work with.
  2. Don’t be tipsy.  The fact that I had one beer before I did these photos (shut up, I’m a lightweight) may have been a contributing factor for the mediocrity of these shots. (No pun intended.)

So why even post these pictures?  Well, apart from it being a particularly cute outfit, I think it’s important for me to document both the times when I’ve nailed a shoot and times when I’ve failed.  The pictures in this post are now documented for posterity and as a reminder to focus on quality.  I actually did some photos today that I spent a lot of time on and am much prouder of, so look forward to those on Thursday!

Sweater: thrifted

Dress (worn as a skirt): vintage

Collared top: old, Urban Outfitters

Tights: old, Urban Outfitters

Boots: vintage

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16 thoughts on “Outfit: Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town

  1. Honestly, I didn’t notice that these photos were “bad” in any way.
    You’ve got pretty high standards for yourself.
    I think the outfit and photos alike are lovely.
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. I’m glad you like the pictures and my outfit! It’s definitely reassuring. I’m normally pretty caffeinated when I take pictures, so this felt kind of weird for me. But if having a drink helps you loosen up, hey, that’s great! I love hearing about how other bloggers get the job done 🙂

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  2. The print mixing here is on point 🙂 I have also tried to hurriedly take outfit photos about 30 minutes before sunset and they really didn’t turn out right so I just scrapped the photos entirely and resolved to try it again. Your photos don’t look bad at all! It doesn’t even look like the sun is about to set.

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    1. Thanks for pinning!! I love using fences because they tend to draw your eye in. And yeah, rushing is never a good thing. Always better to have a plan!

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