WIWW: No perfection here.

posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Sweater & Jeans: Old Navy. || Gingham Shirt: J. Crew || Boots: Target || Bomber Jacket: Arden B.

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I don’t have the fanciest set-up for photos. It’s really the guest room in our house thanks to the fact that it has the most natural light in the house and a lack of furniture. Sorry guests. So basically every Wednesday morning I spend about thirty minutes running back and forth from the tripod taking photos of myself. It’s awkward, I have no idea where to put my hands and I wonder if the neighbors can see me moving back and forth in the window. Not that I really care much about what the neighbors think that much, considering the fact that I often walk Nola in my striped pajama pants, Uggs and messy hair in the morning. No shame. I take photos of an outfit every week because I love working on my style. I love figuring out how to mix and match what I already own and to share, once a week, an outfit that I love. So I work with what I have, because by the time the husband gets home it’s way too dark to take photos anywhere outside. So there’s no trying for perfection here. It’s just me. In the guest room. Phone cords, tilted painting and all. I should probably learn to use my tripod a little more efficiently. There’s always next week.

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  • I look forward to your WIWW posts every week! You’re one of the few bloggers who shares outfits that I would actually wear – and can afford :D And hey, I never would have noticed the phone cord if you hadn’t mentioned it :)

  • Holly, thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoy it every week. I’m not sure if people like outfit posts or not, but I love them and I love posting about my style. I’m so glad to hear you are loving it as well! I can’t afford to spend a ton on clothes, if they are on sale for a good price I can do it! I shop at really affordable stores and if I wander into my pricier favorites, I go straight for the sales rack and they have to have a really good sale for me to budge. Outlet stores are some of my favorites to find good deals! That J. Crew button up was there with a great discount. :) Thank you for your sweet comment!

  • I always enjoy outfit posts. I wish I devoted more time to trying on outfits on the weekends so I had some go to looks prepped for the week or for fun events.

  • Me too, planning ahead definitely helps! So glad you enjoy these outfit posts!

  • You always look so cute, and I love the outfits you put together. They’re real and something I could totally see myself wearing. Oh, and since I’m new to the blog world I always wondered how others take pictures of themselves. Glad I’m not the only one running back and forth!!

  • Helloooooo brown leather jacket! I want you! :) Gorgeous girl!

  • Beth B.

    I love WIWW! Who cares if it’s not a professional photo shoot?!? Running around taking pictures is what bloggers do!

  • YAY! Oh, I know. I just had to laugh at myself yesterday while taking the photos. It’s so funny what we do for pictures. I love it!

  • Erin! Thank you so much. You’re so sweet, I look forward to your comment every week. Funny, I’ve had that jacket for a couple of years and finally started wearing it. Now I can hardly take it off of me! Love it!

  • Thank you so much, Jackie! Ha, yep that’s how I do it now. Maybe in the summer I will be able to convince the husband to take my photos when the day is longer but for now, this works just fine. ;)

  • You are so cute! I love your outfit, it is something I would totally wear! I think your photos look just fine. Sometimes I do the whole tripod thing too and it’s kinda funny running back and forth and then posing. Always makes me laugh at myself :)

  • I am with the others – you wear things I could see myself wearing. My sense of style is a little on the boring side, though: jeans, long-sleeved tops, skirts, leggings, etc. I love how you jazz up your outfits!

  • Your smile & hair is perfect (:

  • I’m a new follower from the Wiegand’s giveaway! LOVE your outfits! Mine aren’t very inspired either – you look ready for the runway compared to mine! Ha! Looking forward to getting to know you!

  • I have that same shirt from J.Crew :) Love it! You look great!

  • LOVE the simplicity AND the jacket!