Friday, May 18, 2012

Blogging Requires An Effort!

I haven't been taking OOTD pictures recently for a number of reasons, mainly that sweatpants are more comfortable.  There, I said it.  Granted they're matching, (mostly pink) sweats, I admit there are trips out in public in them. Stacy and Clinton would have a cow, I'm sure.

Another reason I haven't been taking OOTD pictures is because my style is evolving thanks to my blogging hobby.  I'm beginning to branch out further than Target, finding new designers, trends, and styles daily.  Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with Target, I have continued to shop there, I just have realized there's so much more out there! Although the majority of my clothes nowadays include yoga pants (from you guessed it, Target) and college sweatshirts, I promise I do have some outfits planned to start taking OOTD pictures again.

Until then, here are some OOTD pictures that never made a post.  Mostly due to the fact that I'm learning to use my DSLR camera, but also because they're just not that great.

First up, pictures after church:






Outfit Details:
Pants: Macy's, INC
Silk blouse: Kohl's
Black Cardigan: Macy's, INC
Heels: TJMaxx, Nine West
Jewelry: Lia Sophia

Next up, a cold blistery day in VA:




It was at this point I forced asked my husband to come help me out of desperation.  You see, as the title of this post suggests, blogging takes an effort.  And sometimes it's just exhausting.  I have mad props for those of you like Alicia from Fashion by Alicia, Megan from The Frugalista Diaries, Amber from Real Girl Glam, and Mandy from In the Fashion Lane who do it on a daily basis. 


I'll blame it on the weather here, but there are days where the lighting is just off, it's too windy, or you're just not into it.  Then, when my frustration level is an 8 out of 10, my husband makes me laugh and it's all good.  He imitates my poses and smiles, which on him look like this:



And even worse, like this:


This day I gave up, and came inside to eat a frozen pizza warmed up by my love.

Outfit Details:
Snake Print Shirt: TJMaxx, Calvin Klein
Jeans: Macy's, Calvin Klein
Boots: Kohl's
Jewelry: NY&CO, Lia Sophia Hoops
Sunglasses: Target

This was my last OOTD attempt, at least a month ago now.





I felt this outfit was awkward due to the scarf.  This scarf was from Target, and I just need to chalk it up as one of those items of clothing that look better on the hanger.  It's a gorgeous scarf, but is a large square, and hard to showcase when worn.

This is a perfect example of the style I am leaving behind.  Snoozefest.  Boring.  Safe. I'm from New Jersey for crying out loud, where's the excitement?

Outfit Details:
Tanks: Target
Sweater: Kohl's
Jeans: Macy's, Calvin Klein
Scarf: Target (on clearance now!)
Bag: Steven by Steve Madden
Jewelry: NY&Co, Lia Sophia

In conclusion, trust me when I say OOTD posts are a lot of work.  Especially when you're taking your own photographs.  My older brother graciously lent me his tri-pod, which has helped considerably, next up is to learn how to use my Canon.  Maybe a remote will help?  For now, I still continue to use my p&s Canon Power Shot to do the work.

So, any tips for OOTD posting and taking one's own pictures?

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