Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waist Not, Want Not

I have no waist today and I can’t care:



The fact of the matter is that it’s hot (relatively speaking) and I have nothing to wear (even more relatively speaking if it’s possible to qualify that phrase).  So once again I went with loose layers; a sheer blouse (Olivia Moon via Nordstrom) layered over a black dress (thrifted) with platform sandals (MRKT via DSW) and minimal accessories.  I didn’t even pretend to wear a belt today, backwards or otherwise.

This is another outfit that I think is better in the wearing than in the photographing.  It’s very comfortable and nice and cool which is about all I can worry about these days.  I do wonder though if I should think more about how outfits will photograph when I select them.  I probably won’t, because that’d definitely be more than I can handle, but it’s still a thought (I have so few thoughts these days, I like to point them out when they occur).

Question for my Blogger-Readers: When you select an oufit, do you all take into account how it will photograph?

Happy Wednesday, All!

Gracey

17 comments:

  1. I think that since people are three dimensional and photos are two dimensional, you shouldn't always judge things by their photographs. I think you look amazing. =)

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  2. I never think (about what an outfit will look like in a photo). I always assume that other OOTD bloggers do, but now I know that at least the two of us are in the same boat! I only dress for the moment and for the actual way it looks in reality (aka 3-D).

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  3. this photographs surprisingly well! in fact, i'm loving this top on you and those blue shoes are fab! i do sometimes consider what will photograph well. then there are times i just take the pic and say screw it. though i might not post it if i hate it and skip my outfit for the day. haha. just depends how vain i'm feeling that day!

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  4. I adore that blouse! I am quick to reach for a belt myself but I love it loose here. Comfort is soooo important!

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  5. Lovely drape on that top, and while I think it photographs just fine, I bet the drapey effect is really shown off when you're moving.

    I usually don't give too much thought to how well something will photograph, although when my husband's taking the photos, he occasionally comments on if something I'm wearing is coming over particularly well. Of course, he's thinking from a technical standpoint, and I'm thinking, "yeah, right, it's a great print and bold colours, but do *I* look good." Totally different priorities. :)

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  6. I wish I could say that never enters my mind, but sometimes I honestly do think that! Often however, seeing the photo REALLY sells me on the outfit! This is such a chic look. I'm totally feelin' it! Hugs girly! ~Serene

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  7. I don't really consider how my outfits will photograph. I guess I just assume that they'll always look the same in pictures as they do in the mirror.

    This outfit looks perfect for a (relatively) hot day!

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  8. beautiful blouse, the colour is so pretty :) and with the blue shoes, even better!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  9. I absolutely love loose flowy clothing. I have a baby pooch left so those types of tops hide it really well. I think you look darling & even better, your comfortable. To answer your question, no, I never think of how something is going to photograph. I guess maybe I should but I don't!

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  10. It is too hot! Also, I haven't been posting for a while, so I'm thinking less about how an outfit will photograph, and more about how it reads in person/whether I will be comfortable in it. You look so lovely and breezy and cool today...perhaps its better not to care so much!

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  11. i love those blue shoes ive been looking for a pair like em!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  12. So classy! Gracey, you look amazing.

    When I put together an outfit, I rarely think about how it looks in pictures--except for certain colors that I know are too saturated or something and will photograph "off." That doesn't stop me from wearing them, though!

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  13. It's magic--you made your waist disappear! Now if only I could do the same thing for my muffin top and bat wings.

    I never consider how an outfit will photograph, but I'm usually pleasantly surprised.

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  14. I usually don't worry too much about how it photographs when I get dressed. I only get annoyed when colors aren't portrayed properly. I mostly use the photos to check proportions and sizing and overall feel of a look. Usually, my stuff photographs pretty true to look and if I don't like the way it photographs but love how it feels, I'll wear it again anyway.

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  15. I've had a bunch of outfits that I love that don't photograph well. Because of my shape (hips, short waist, big boobs, height, etc.) the look of an outfit can change dramatically depending on how I position myself in front of the camera.

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  16. You know I've found that bold colors work best in photographs--so some of the best outfits are actually a bit over the top for wearing in the world. I can picture you on your bike with this blouse rippling in a breeze.

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  17. Ooh this is pretty, I know what you mean about the photos tho, I tend to just play about with angles until something looks kinda right! :)

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