Sunday, February 27, 2011

Timered Out

Dress (worn as a top): Forever 21
Skirt: Fei
Tights: Tintoretta
Shoes: Boutique 9
Necklace: unknown

Jasen wasn’t available to take a photo of my outfit today, but I really liked what I was wearing and decided to see if my camera had a timer setting. Well, sure enough, it does! I can’t believe I’ve owned it for years and never noticed that. There’s really no privacy outside near our apartment, so since I knew it would be difficult to find the right perch for my camera for this operation, I decided to take photos inside with the windows open and every light on rather than fumble around in public. I finally managed to get an angle that worked by balancing the camera on two pillows placed on a chair.

This was not fun. I have greater respect than ever for bloggers who always take their photos this way! However, it's good to know that this option is available to me. Tomorrow I promise an outdoors photo with good light taken by Jasen.

I’m going to a casual (as far as I know) Oscars party tonight, and it’s still freezing, so I built my outfit around the Tintoretta tights that I’m wearing because they’re my warmest pair. I bought them off Anthropologie’s website after Christmas a couple of years ago. The skirt is also from Anthropologie. My “top” is a Forever 21 dress that I purchased off a sale rack for $8 and have had for years. I’ve only worn it once before because it’s so clingy that it must be worn with a thong and no tights, and if I eat anything while wearing it, I look pregnant. But last night as I was falling asleep, I realized that I could wear it this way and enjoy an extra layer under my skirt to keep me warm as well.

Detail shots:

I love these tights.
This amber pendant is a gift from my mom. I wish I had a fancy-pants camera so I could get a better close-up of it. My mom brought it back from Europe after one of her trips there with my stepfather, who originally is from Northern Ireland and conducts tours of the British Isles, Germany, Austria, etc.

And enjoy some outtakes from my solo photo session:

I don't know why, but I think this looks kind of cool.
The camera falling off its pillow perch

A bug's-eye view


  1. That dress makes a perfect top! I love the "bib" sort of effect, and it frames your face perfectly! The skirt and tights are great too :D
    I wonder if my camera has a timer setting...? Haha I don't know anything about mine either :P

    Have fun at your Oscars party!
    M xo

  2. Love the colour of your dress/top. You have tiniest waist ever :)

  3. I think is is my favourite post here. I love the "action" shots- that one of you just approaching the camera and it's all blurred out and I laughed OUT LOUD at the camera falling over one.

    Perfect outfit, as always. It's so cool to see you with a necklace! I don't think I've seen that before!

    PS The writer for King's Speech won, I am so happy!

  4. Absolutely LOVE your tights. Patterned ones are always the best. Following your blog now!!

    XO, Liza and Jewls

  5. wow that is really amazing and I love how you put this together. the colors are all so lovely.

    hope you had fun with the oscars!

    you should see about getting a remote for your camera! it's really helpful. Mine has a 3 second timer on it.



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