What I Wore This Week

Last year, I joined a Flickr group called The Working Closet, and I intended to take a picture of my work outfit every day. Like most of my photography projects, it didn’t last long.

This one failed for several reasons. First, I hate the way I look in photographs. Second, it’s all I can do most days, to get up and go to work on time. Mornings are not my thing. Then, by the end of the day I’m wrinkled and disheveled. Still, I read a ton of personal fashion blogs, and I really want to play along. So, I’m going to try again.

Here’s what I wore this week:

Dress: Banana Republic, Belt: RW & Co. Shoes: LaDiva, Necklace: Handmade

Would you like to hear an embarrassing confession?

Dress: The Limited, Shoes: LaDiva, Jewelry: Foxy Originals

When I was 13, I took modelling lessons.

Dress: Joe Fresh, Belt: Banana Republic, Sweater: RW & Co. Shoes: LaDiva, Jewelry: Foxy Originals

Seriously.

Jeans: Gap, Belt: Jacob, Tee: H&M, Sweater: Jacob, Shoes: Aerosoles, Jewelry: Foxy Originals

I was such an optimistic 8th grader. I figured my awkward phase wouldn’t last forever, and my height would someday surpass 5’3″. In just a few years, I was sure I could be the next Niki Taylor (she was a big deal then). With that goal in mind, once a week, me and my friends went to a local studio where we learned to walk, turn and pose like little supermodels.

Obviously, that career never took off. Between the ages 13 and 37, I only grew 3/4″ and that awkward phase is still not entirely behind me. That doesn’t mean I can’t get in front of the camera to show off my clothes though. Of course, I could probably benefit from a refresher course in posing.

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7 Comments

  1. Hey! Did you lighten your hair? I noticed on the headband post. It looks really nice!

    Love the polka dot dress.
    Yeah, I have the worst time doing outfit posts. Those chicks who have flawless photos are inspiring. I always feel a mess too and feel silly posing. These pics are great though!
    Are you using a tripod? I don’t have one, or a remote so I feel so rushed. Mirror shots are all I can pull off most of the time.

  2. Love your blog.

    Personally,I hate having my picture taken. Hence, there are zero of me from the last 10 years and counting.

    I like the Joe Fresh dress. I think one day I’ll take a look at what’s available nearby.

    How many of those items you wore this week were thrifted?

  3. Thanks Lara.

    I do lighten a my hair a bit but not in these pictures. I had about 4 inches of roots when I took those close ups for the headbands, but my stylist does a really great job on making it blend (I did get it highlighted over the weekend though, so no more roots).

    I haven’t been using a tripod, I’ve been balancing my point and shoot camera on chairs and railings with the 10 second timer. I’m having a dreadful time getting the camera to focus though. Next week, I am going to try it with a SLR and a tripod and see if that works better. I do feel so silly though. It’s hard to look natural when you’re running around the backyard, racing against the camera timer.

  4. Thanks Regan!

    I really recommend the Joe fresh stuff. The quality is fantastic and the prices are so cheap. I still can’t believe I buy clothes at the grocery store though.

    I think the only thrifted items I wore this week were the Grey BR dress, black cardi and the Gap jeans.

  5. I really like all your outfits. However my favorite is your third outfit with the polka dot dress. The whole outfit looks so fresh yet classic!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  6. It does take a bit of determination to make sure that outfit photos get taken every day, and trying to deal with time constraints in the morning never worked for me, so I’m an after work photo taker only.
    I hate it when the light and weather aren’t working in my favor, but I’ve made the decision that getting out there every day is something important for me right now.

    Anyway, I hope you get into the habit, and I’m sure your mad modeling skills will return!

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