{Almost daily outfit of the day} Pose 1.25.12

Hunt. Gather. Style blazer
Hunt. Gather. Style vintage Jordache blazer; thrifted J Crew blouse; thrifted J Brand jeans; Old Navy belt; Dolce Vita wedges; vintage thrifted Coach satchel (win its twin in  my giveaway!)

I can't recall the names of the first personal style blogs I ever read. I don't remember the first posts I skimmed, or what the outfits contained within them looked like (though I am almost certain they involved Jeffrey Campbell shoes.) But I very vividly remember the bewilderment I felt. Who were these women with their penchant for posing in public? What made them drag their cameras and tripods or boyfriends or best friends out into the woods or parking lots or alleyways or abandoned warehouses to take pictures of themselves? What motivated them to do so? Was this vapid narcissism run amok or a new, revolutionary art form? What the heck was going on, anyway???

Yesterday I became one of those women. For the first time in the history of my blog, I left the safely guarded confines of my backyard for an alley with an even more interesting brick wall than I usually pose in front of. I ignored the curious looks of passerby. I gathered my strength, smiled widely, posed, and got the hell out of there. It felt curiously great.

Hunt. Gather. Style blazer 2


12 comments:

  1. Coming out of lurking to comment because I must tell you that you look fabulous! Work that alley! :)

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  2. good for you!! I would have felt freakish doing that too!! it turned it great!

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  3. I think the perceived (and perhaps existent?) narcissism is my motivation for quickly getting in and out when taking my photos. But, I'd rather have people gawk at me (while I think smugly "I have a BLOG, what have you done?") than sacrifice on photo quality. I love the exposed brick, great background choice!

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  4. Love the scalloped blazer on you! You look gorgeous.
    And yes, I do sometimes dare to go to a random side street and pose for outfit pictures...it does sound kind of weird when you spell it out. lol

    xo L.

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  5. Yay for you!! I'm still trying to get such courage!

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  6. Okay, if you're stepping out I should de-lurk to say Bravo! And that you look great!

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  7. WOO HOOO! You go girl!!! I'm yet to do this and I'm super proud of you!! I know how it feels to be freaked out by doing that in public! FYI- you picked an AWESOME location!! You sure are amazing!! :)

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  8. Good for you! Love how the photos turned out. Great background and I hope to see more of it in future outfit photos!

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  9. LOL! I remember when I first started venturing out to find better backgrounds. People would stare at me and I would stare at them back like "Where is your tripod? Why aren't you taking pictures of your outfit?"

    That "bubble" I've created for myself keeps me detached from the real world most times lol! It works for me!

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  10. i love this! you are so brave :)

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  11. I love the scalloped edge on that blazer and the mandarin collar. And I don't want to hear anymore complaining about the staring, ha ha. I live in Japan and get stared at when I act completely normal. Throw in posing for photos and you've got an epic combination of staring, pointing and talking about me within earshot!

    Jen - motu viget

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