Style File 11.17.10

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It has been raining and miserable this whole week so far. Yuck! It doesn’t really allow for picture taking outside. I am not a great photographer. I usually get Kev to take my photos, but I have been taking them more and more over the last few months. You can always tell when Kev takes them or when I take them. His are always way nicer. I am always crisp and in focus and the background always has a nice blur. When I take them I am usually up against a wall so I can focus easily, set the self timer and jump in the pictures. Things are always slightly out of focus. haha I am trying. I think I am getting a little better, but my saving grace is that I can take them outside in natural light. The winter is fast approaching and its making me nervous because before I would grin and bare the freezing cold to take some pictures, but I can’t do that to Rowan. So, I am trying to figure out how to take pictures inside. We have super high ceilings (like 14 feet) so bouncing a flash doesn’t really do anything. We do have some super tall windows, so I tried playing around with them today. I think for my first try they aren’t so bad. I need Kev to give me some lessons though.

I pretty much love this outfit. I feel so lady like with a full, softly pleated tweed skirt, high bun, socks and oxfords. I even put on some lipstick. It feels good to get dressed up for your day. Even if its only to fold laundry, play with Rowan and chit chat with my Kitties.

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Chambray Shirt: Target
Necklace: NY&Co.
Belt: Forever 21
Skirt: Vintage
Socks: J.Crew
Oxfords: Rockport (thrifted from savers)

  1. That skirt is beautiful on you! I also love the addition of the matching socks! You staring out the window at the rain reminds me of the kids in The Cat in the Hat book!

  2. Gorgeous! I think your pics are awesome.. 🙂

  3. I’d say those pictures were a success! That window looks like it will make a for wonderful winter photoshoot backdrop:)

    xoxo
    bianca

  4. haha I just posted about photo challenges today. I recently won a super fabulous new camera & it’s been so difficult to take outfit photos with it. I’ve been trying to set focus on an object in frame then standing next to it, but no luck so far 🙁 Please share any tips that Kev gives you!

  5. I think your pictures look really nice! I am jealous of your high ceilings, ours are only 8 feet and its the one thing I wish I could change about our house.

  6. Very cute! I really like the window photos- I need to figure out how to do inside photos without stunning windows like yours 🙂

  7. Love love love that skirt! This looks great with the window. I know what you mean about taking photos indoors. They never look great for me.

  8. Goodness, this is an outfit after my own heart! You look so lovely Jen, and I think the window photos turned out great!

  9. Taking pictures can definitly be a challenge, but you did so great with thinking outside the box and getting creative with the windows 🙂 Gorgeous as always Jen

  10. yay for dressing up for no reason!

    I find a remote for my camera makes taking pictures of myself a whole lot easier… I can stand anywhere in front of the camera, set the auto focus, and bam! no going back and forth and no finding something to focus on. do you have a remote? you should get one! but your pics are great anyways. 🙂

  11. I love this outfit! This is something I would love to wear, but don’t think I could ever pull off like you. This is what I want my style to someday be.

  12. First of all, I love that you talk to the kitties too… this morning I realized that I need to hush as I exit the door because my neighbours might hear me telling the kitties to have a good day.
    Also, I loved your last post… I’ve written before that all my friends have babies and I struggle with this fear that I will lose myself if I were to have a baby because quite honestly, I do see that happening sometimes. But you raise good points and are obviously a loving mother and still a creative individual. Gah… getting super personal here…

  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous skirt. And I love it with the denim shirt.

    I’m still trying to figure out how to take my own pics–and failing MISERABLY. I adore the one of you in the window!

  14. Gah! Your bangs make me want to cut my again! But I can’t! I’m determined to grow them out! But yours are adorable!

  15. Just stumbled upon your blog and I really love the concept – lovely!

  16. I love that skirt and that last shot of you is gorgeous!

  17. These are fantastic indoor shots. I think you did a great job taking your own picture.

    The Auspicious Life

  18. Oh wow, I absolutely ADORE your outfit and I’m so jealous of your tall windows! They are gorgeous and I think these photos came out beautifully!

  19. Oooooh! I love how you put this super cute outfit together! I have a chambray top in my 30 for 30 arsenal that I haven’t worn yet….think I might wear it tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration 😉

  20. I love this outfit ! I have a similar shirt so it’s giving me inspiration.
    And your pictures are really good, I love the view outside your window!
    It’s been raining cats and dogs here in Paris too, I hate it!

  21. You look so lovely in this outfit, and I think yu did a great job with the photos.

  22. I think you did a really great job with these photos!! And I love the outfit!

  23. love this look and these photos, jen! very elegant.
    also, the ones where you are on the sill reminded me of anne walking moody’s kitchen roof.
    glad you didn’t fall and twist your ankle! 🙂

  24. Your indoor pictures look great! So much better than the pictures I attempted to take inside the other day (http://queenofoz.blogspot.com/2010/11/nine-lives.html)…nothing says fashion like kitchen cuboards!

  25. I think these photos look spectacular.
    Love your outfit, too. Also, you look beautiful with your hair up.

  26. I think these turned out great! What beautiful windows with such gorgeous light! I’m pretty jealous–my dorm room is positively cavernous…

    Cute outfit, too 🙂 ladylike but still casual. Perfect for kitty cat chit chat 😀

  27. I think these indoor pictures look beautiful! They remind me a lot of Rebecca’s insdoor posts (The Clothes Horse).

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