A Day in the Life Too... a blog about modest style

A 30-something mom's blog about modest style, DIY stuff, and limiting dessert. Just kidding. We eat dessert first around here.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

just a little outfit I like to call: zebra in a rain forest.

 boots: (all together now) target. tights & necklace: don't recall. skirt: gap. tunic & belt: forever21. cardigan: the limited. bracelet: open jewelry market in hawaii.

So many style blogs out there have beautiful photos. The outfits are good, too, but the photography itself is straight-up eye candy. I'm very impressed.

And then...there's this blog. Self-timer, same exact backdrop every day. Sure, the poses are slightly modified on the daily, but all in all, the only thing that really changes around here is what I'm wearing. (And, FINE, the zit placement on my face. Blugh.) 

There are loads of cool photog sites in my town, and I've toyed with the idea of branching out. But I've decided against it for a few reasons: (1) As much as I love you all, I'm just too lazy to tote kids around to take some photos of myself. (2) I'm lazy. (3) I have kids. (4) Did I mention I'm lazy? "Lazy with Children"...sweet name for a TV show... 

It's just about all I can do to get these pics snapped in the morning whilst the kids dine on a fabulous homemade breakfast (homemade by a man named General Mills...ever heard of him?). I'm not making excuses, I'm just saying. That's why I photog, day in and day out, in this spot in my house: it's convenient and I can multitask while doing it. Bam. Done and done. Still in the Mother of the Year running.

But that's not to say these self-photo shoots run like clockwork every day. Even in this controlled environment, complications arise. Like this morning. But it's the cutest, most free-spirited little complication I've ever seen: 


Happy Thursday.

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24 comments:

Rachel said...

that outfit totally reminds me of: http://prettylifeanonymous.blogspot.com/2011/03/winter-blues.html and i'm loving it.

Brittney said...

Rachel--I just checked that link, you're right, it does! Except her skirt is waaaaaaaay better than mine. I'd trade in a heartbeat. Uncanny. And we actually probably wore these on the same day, because my posts are usually the day-after what I'm wearing. Heh. Twins. 'Cept the minor skirt issue, which can be resolved by her giving me her skirt. Bingo.
-Brittney

Jilliebeanie said...

Love the title, the outfit, and the outtakes. A Day in the Life indeed...

:)

SIENA.STYLE said...

I always enjoy your outfits!!!Kiss from Prague!

Rebecca said...

I like your photos, and the commentary always makes me smile.

Tiffany said...

Your photos may not have a different backdrop every day, but they're awesome because they're REAL! It's truly a peek into your life. Your little girl is precious!! I love how her little boots match the flowers on her skirt. Adorbs!!

DaniellaBella said...

ADORABLE! And, personally, I think that real is better even when it's not perfect!

Elizabeth said...

Aaahhh love this post so much. Your outtakes are adorable! And I love that look on you. Very cute!

Lila Jo said...

Love the stripe and print... need to try that!

Mommyblogger said...

Your skirt is sooo pretty :)

Julie said...

I know just how you feel! Sometimes I'm driving along and think, "hey, that would be a cool backdrop for pictures". And then reality steps back in a I realize I have 2 kids. And where would they be while I am taking pictures of myself? Yeah. I dunno either. That's why I do my pictures in the same place everyday too! But I like your spot. You've got a cute couch!

Melissa @ ClosetFloorFinds said...

I LOVE! this outfit. I'm so intimidated by stripes and patterns but you do it here like a pro! Awesome mix!

Melissa @ ClosetFloorFinds said...

I LOVE! this outfit. I'm intimidated by stripes and pattern, but you do it here like a pro. Awesome mix!

heidiluxe said...

i'm the SAME. i only change location when my normal location is a mess or i know my neighbors aren't home and won't see me in the backyard!!!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Totally get it, I am at my casa a lot too. You do a great job- we keep coming by don't we?

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Jess said...

That skirt is amazing! & it looks great with the stripes. I love the whole look!

Julie @ The Trendy Boutique said...

Love the stripes and your hair looks beautiful!

mary elizabeth said...

agreed, i like where you take them! i think it can be nice to see a little slice of your life in with your outfits, its fun to peek in to people's homes! :)

lovin' this outfit too, simply adorable!

sartoriography said...

I don't blame you, I wouldn't lug my wee ones around just to take pictures, either. And you look so cute here that who cares about other photo spots?

I love your wildlife description of this outfit and how you mixed the stripes with the floral. Super cute!

Natasha said...

I totally get the picture dilema...I always get my hubby to take my pictures just outside our house.

I'm loving this mixture of patterns, and all the layering in this outfit...so cute!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

shealennon said...

You're too hard on yourself, lady! I love your pictures--even though the background is the same, you are always changing up your poses and adding awesome detail collages, etc. It always looks like your having so much fun which is why I love reading your blog! You don't need to change a thing :)

Imogen said...

Love your skirt and I think the mixing and matching of patterns is really effective for this outfit.

aaez said...

hey at least you HAVE excuses! me well my only excuse is lazy period end. so lame!! and sometimes its nice to just focus on the outfit instead of a different background each picture ya know?

My Heart Blogged said...

The pattern mixing is too cute.
My Heart Blogged

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