Skirt - H&M
Top - Charotte Russe
Sweater - 89th & Madison
Shoes - Guess
Belt - Mossimo
I got this skirt a little bit ago at H&M and absolutely love the zippers on it. The zippers totally sold me on the skirt. I love the look of them and that it adds a little bit of edge to it. But I struggle a bit with my body image while wearing skirts that have that little bit of flare at the knees. I think it helps my body to have skirts that are tight at the knees. But I like to push myself into new fashions territory and thus I went for it.
I like the overall look of how this outfit turned out. You know me, I am such a sucker for black and white! And yes, those are the same killer heels that toppled me over the last time I wore them. But you know what they say about getting back up onto that horse!
This outfit was not actually worn out for anything. It was part of a mega outfit/picture-a-thon. I may have mentioned already that I will shortly become a contributor over at Already Pretty. What I may not have mentioned is how much it THRILLS may but also TERRIFIES me! I have been somewhat stressed (okay massively stressed!) about providing a decent looking outfit and a nice head shot photo for my biography for Sally's site. What do I do when stressed? What do I do when I want to turn away and bury my head in the sand? I face the challenge head on.
Thus it was that I reserved some time this past weekend to get dressed and take some photos! Which resulted in me trying on about 10 different looks and getting a whole bunch of closeups of my face. And what did I find? A few outfits that I thought actually looked good, and I actually, AMAZINGLY, got a few head shots that I LIKE! Wow. That is truly amaze-balls! I have such a difficult time with getting pics of my face that I actually like. I still shake my head in disgust at the levels to which my insecurities still smack me around.
I really need to get over myself.
Oh well. At least I fight the fight.
And more and more, I find that I may actually be gaining some ground.
Take more pictures.
Who knows, maybe you too can find one or two that you actually like.
(Just for your info, I took about 300-400 shots to find a few that I actually like. Yes sometimes people it takes that much effort!)