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
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.