Monday, November 16, 2009

I wish I were an Anthropologie catalogue

OOTD Nov 15 2009

OOTD Nov 15 2009

OOTD Nov 15 2009

Outfit Details:

dress - Brooklyn Industries, cardigan - Gap, necklace - Urban Outfitters, shoes - Aldo

You'll notice that my pictures are in a new location this time. This was not my choice. The tot decided that she would take over my "studio" location and make it into her pretend zoo for the day. A whole hoard of animals are taking up residence there, including the giraffe family, bunny, elephant and a baby. (I think the baby is just visiting).

Part of the reason I enjoy looking through different personal style blogs and fashion communities, besides to see the fantastic outfits, is to see the way they've set up their photos. Some of them are so well done that they look like fashion editorials. I've been playing with my poses, but I'm not sure if it works for me. I feel awkward doing any kind of "fashion-y" poses. Ah well, I suppose I'll improve with time.

I've had this Brooklyn Industries dress for over two years now and have never worn it. I kept putting it on, thinking that it would hide my post-baby pug, but instead felt super frumpy. Well, last week I took out the seam that was bothering me (the centre seam was sewn together about 5 inches down from the waistline), and hacked off about 5 inches of hem. Much better! Still, I'm not entirely happy with the dress. If I find some more free time with my sewing machine, I will take in the top portion of the dress. In the meantime, an oversized gramdpa cardi will cover up the slightly too blousy top. And this cardigan is yet another example of shopping in my closet. It's Gap maternity from my pregnancy days. Shh... don't tell!

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