Showing posts with label spring fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring fashion. Show all posts

Monday, May 7, 2018

A Reliable Fashion Photographer And An A-Line Skirt

Today I'm going to discuss the reasons why fashion bloggers need a reliable and skilled photographer ready to take amazing photographs on a moments notice. It will be discussed, along with commentary on this A-Line skirt.

Affiliate and non-affiliate links may be used in this post for reference purposes. Thanks for your support!
For a great photography session, one should schedule out at LEAST a week in advance but even then, an in-demand photographer might, without notice, produce a reason to postpone or cancel the session. NBA play-offs, errands, or a need to nap may suddenly overcome any reasonable request for a scheduled session.

I love this spring skirt. I believe my mom used to have one similar to this. It had flowers and had a large A-line flair to it. It made her waist look so tiny. I feel like I'm so much more substantial than she ever was. But I can see why I saw her in it so often. The skirt feels good, it feels feminine and it is quite forgiving!
A photographer needs to be able to find good angles that aren't always straight ahead shots. But in getting those other angles, one must be able to get the whole body in proportion, so that it doesn't look as though you have no legs!

I found a denim jacket that had been languishing in my closet for awhile just because I didn't like the cut when worn with pants or skirts. I thought it might work out well here because it would bring out the subtle blue tones in the skirt.
A good photographer has an eye for the best locations, the best backgrounds, and is able to be creative with those selections, mixing it up and always keeping it interesting. My photographer likes trees and greenery, most of the time. When I told my photographer that a wall might be a nice change, my photographer winced, like there was something in his eye. There wasn't anything in my photographer's eye.

I feel like this kind of skirt would be perfect for an outside luncheon, a wedding, going to church, or a recital! And I love the pockets!!

An excellent fashion photographer should never roll their eyes when the subject of the photos makes suggestions about what might make a good photograph. They should be able to work with said subject and make the subject feel good about themselves, their ideas, and their annoying idiosyncrasies. It's probably in their best interest, because they want to get good references and get paid really well, don't ya know. 

I really liked the shoe that I chose to wear with the skirt, a high heeled gladiator sandal. It's neutral and doesn't clash with the other colors. 
A competent photographer should have their own equipment, ready to adjust to any situation at hand. It's best-practice to have a handy carrying case with the basics and some extra lighting equipment in order to capture that one awesome shot. My photographer had an excellent android phone of which he carried in his back pocket, but trust me it was good. The photo was definitely captured 'cause that's all you had to say was "Capture"!

The material for this skirt is 100% polyester but feels like satin. It is hand wash in cold water or dry clean. To get out wrinkles, a steam iron should be used on the inside of the skirt only.
All in all this was a good photo shoot, and I do know my photographer extremely well, since he's my husband...and heck, the price is certainly right!

Linking up here: By LaurenM, More Pieces Of Me, Shoe and Tell, Beauty By Miss L

Saturday, March 17, 2018

I Love...You Love...'We Love Colors' Tights #Giveaway

One of the reasons I love winter and spring, obviously, is not having to shave my legs AND the chance that I have to wear colorful tights! I love wearing different colors and textures on my legs when it's cold. And my go-to shop of choice is 'We Love Colors' because their tights are super comfortable and so soft, with so many colors and textures to choose from, and they are all made right in the U.S., in Miami, FL! Last year was their 15th birthday! 

Now that winter is almost done, I'm making the most of the last chances to wear tights, thanks to We Love Colors. Here are some shots of me wearing the Fishnet Pantyhose in Mocha, which I made into a more conservative look, and the Emerald White Striped Tights, just in time for St. Patrick's Day! I actually have many more of their tights! They last a really long time! Just wash them in a hosiery bag on gentle cycle. They will literally last for years.

'We Love Colors' is also giving away 2 pairs of tights to a lucky reader! Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!

I'm sure that whatever fun fashion ideas you've got, they will only be that much more fun with a pair of tights or leggings from 'We Love Colors!' 

Enter in the Rafflecopter below to win 2 pairs of 'We Love Colors' tights. The possibilities are endless! (Ends 3/31 at 11:59 pm MST) Open to U.S. and Canada!   a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclaimer: Open to U.S. and Canada!  A GAL NEEDS...received product from this sponsor to facilitate the review of this product. Affiliate links may be present. No Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, nor any other social platforms are involved in any way!
Must be 21 or older to participate, 1 entrant per household, Winner will be contacted by e-mail
after 03/31/18.  Must respond within 48 hours.
After notification, winner will be asked to acknowledge their win by contacting sponsor on Social Media and letting them know of their win.
Entrants with invalid entries will be disqualified.
Sponsor, 'We Love Colors', is responsible for delivery of prize package.

Monday, April 29, 2013

A Statement T-Shirt from Small Home Design!

Sometimes I just want to make a statement!  But I'm not an in your face type of gal.  In fact, I'm rather reticent, not unlike one of my favorite authors, Jane Austen.  Lindsay, at Small Home Design on Etsy captured it amazingly well in this t-shirt she designed and which caught my eye.   I love the statement our friend Jane made so well in Pride and Prejudice...."I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them."  So aptly put, and so passively aggressively beautiful!  
Then on top of that, put it in neon pink to fluff it up even more. 

 I love it. But is it too much?
Okay, I thought about it and it's obvious, sometimes you just need to say it!!!!

Do you have a statement that you need to lay out to the world in a beautifully designed t-shirt, towel, or bag?  You need to check out Small Home Design!  Anything from your favorite recipe to a poem that speaks to you--Lindsay will put it onto something that will speak to the world for you!  Or check out her own designs.  She's got several great Jane Austen quotes and some from 'Mean Girls' and many other great pieces in her inventory.

Disclaimer:  I was provided product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Great Spring Jacket! An eShakti Review

There's a song that comes to mind as I write this post.  It's called 'Short Skirt Long Jacket' by Cake!  Oh heck, let's just put it up!  Let the music put you in the mood as you read the post!

There's something appealing to me about this song.  And eShakti brought me as close as I'll ever come to that description.  This jacket is all business and strictly for spring.  But if you ever want to be a bit more formal but fun, this jacket will bring it!!!

 So there you have it, my foray into the realm of "touring the facility and picking up slack" because I have a short skirt and a looooong jacket!! LOL! 
eShakti has great pieces that are customized for you, like this jacket was for me!  So if you haven't yet discovered this great website, go quickly!  They have a great spring inventory that just begs to be perused!  
Right now through the 15th you can buy 3 dresses and get the 3rd on for free!

Disclosure:  I received product to review and all opinions are my own!