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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

once more ootd!

The Seattle weather really put me in a style rut this week. The past three days, I've been layering with a blazer of some sort and camel colors. I also have worn my new leather boots three days in a row! I'm not exactly sure why I keep grabbing camel colored pants and skirts, but the layering is due to the freezing mornings and warmer afternoons. The boots are just cuz they're new and I don't seem to want to take them off my feet!

Yesterday, my hair was still wet, and you'll see it has a mind of its own in these pics. I also tried out some fashion photo tips Matt mentioned he read about at Two Eyes in the Mirror. Well, actually, I just tried one tip: I lowered the height of the camera. This is supposed to make me look LARGER THAN LIFE!!!! does it? My husband said this makes me look like I have a teeny tiny head... hmm maybe I lowered the camera too much. HA!



I have a love/hate relationship with this skirt. I like the woolen material, but I hate the fact that it doesn't sit at my actual waist. It tends to rotate around, and I have a hard time belting it (the belts seem to want to migrate upward). I did try pinning it smaller to fit my hips to see what it would look like, but with the ruffle flare at the bottom, it ended up looking a little odd.



Monday, I ran to H&M (yay for the 20% coupon on the H&M iphone app!) after seeing this faux fur collar on ExtraPetite. Even though it's faux, I feel a little like social pariah wearing something that looks like fur in Seattle. A fellow grad student pronounced it disgusting the moment he saw it. I understand the sentiment, but one thing the style blogging community has shared with me is a boldness to dress for me (rather than dress for anyone else). Although I would never have expected buying and liking it, I really like this collar. It's really warm, and it's great to throw on top of anything to give it a little glam (I even threw it on over a tank top to walk the dog when I got home, lol)


OOTD Specs
Gap wool camel skirt sz 4 (thrifted $6)
grey sweater tights ($8)
Nicole Winchester Leather Riding Boots ($100 at DSW)
Vintage tuxedo shirt tags cut out (thrifted $6)
grey plaid puffed-sleeve blazer sz (thrifted $6)
H&M braided belt ($15?)
H&M faux fur collar ($15 plus 20% off = $12)

I unfortunately don't have an OOTD pic for today. Don't worry, I wore clothes. But I had a really hectic morning involving an overabundance of produce, a ripped skirt, a missed bus, and a non-cooperative steamer. Thus, no outfit shot :( ah, hump day!

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7 comments:

Matt said...

Oh my gosh, this is super cute though! Its certainly a very stylish rut! It is a cute skirt, that's frustrating that it doesn't want to cooperate! I'm definitely a fan of dressing for yourself! And thank you SO much for the shout out! I think the pictures are larger than life! ;) That was the one tip I really tried too, and I think its a great one! :)

Lori said...

Thanks Matt! lol, I'm glad you like the photos looking up. I do think in some of them, I should have gone a little higher, but I do like the overall perspective of the camera from below.

LilMissSeamstress said...

whole lot of awesomeness going on here! first of all I really admire your thrifting skill, but we all need an occasional spurge like your boots!

Your posing skills are surpassing btw!!!

vintageglammz said...

Hey Lori..wow you lowered the camera?? I can't really tell the difference here, but i do know that if you have the camera too high, it could make one look shorter (im speaking from experience, i don;t actually know anything about photography).
Your outfit is very sophisticated, especially with the faux fur collar! The skirt is lovely and creates a classy look.
Cheers
Jen

Kelly said...

I was *just* admiring that H&M collar in InStyle this morning! It looks great!

Lori said...

@LilMissSeamstress hehe thanks! I know, I'm really loving these boots!

@VintageGlammz I know! It seems like such a subtle thing, but comparing the pics I take at different heights is pretty interesting...

@Kelly Ooh it's in InStyle! Sweet, I'm glad I scored it now then (in case there's a mad rush for faux fur collars, lol)

Courtnee said...

Seriously in love with this look! Maybe it will cool off and stay cool enough for me to copy...er be inspired by:)

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