A few questions: Madras blouse + mustard skirt

Fashion bloggers of the world, I have questions.

OK, my first question is more of a rhetorical one: What am I doing in this picture? Or, more accurately, why am I pulling down my top? We don't know. Moving on:

1. How do you keep your eyes open in outdoor photos? Or am I the only one with super sensitive eyes who squints like an angry bulldog when I'm out in daylight? See below:

2. Backdrops. I thought my yard would look reasonably scenic, but let's be honest, I'm standing in a driveway in the above picture, and it looks it. And it was pretty enough in a different spot, but I had lighting issues (also posing issues — this is not my best look):

Note that while every individual blade of grass is in focus, I'm not. In fact it kind of looks like I photoshopped myself into this picture ...

But you know what they say: If at first you don't succeed, keep taking pictures of yourself using a toddler boot as a tripod while your 3-year-old whines "Come OOOONNNNN Mama!" at you from her car seat. Right?

Blouse: Vintage, thrifted
Skirt: Ann Taylor, thrifted
Sandals: Kmart, gift
Total cost to me: About $8


  1. Such a pretty retro look. Love that skirt! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & we look forward to seeing you back this week!

    Dawn Lucy

  2. I applaud you for trying out something new with your outfit photos. I would have never guessed you were in a driveway unless you had said something! I've gotta be tricky with my camera angles because I share a property with a fencing company. If I turn my camera around, it looks like I'm snappin' pics in a construction zone! So not cute. (This also explains why a fence is always in my photos. I can't get away from them completely!)

    Hannah | The Outfit Repeater

    1. Ha, I guess I shouldn't have revealed my "secret location," then! It's so hard to see things through someone else's eyes. That's so funny about the fencing company! But, you know, a fence can make a perfect backdrop so I guess it's not so bad!


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