Please excuse the semi-awkward posing in my pictures today. This marks the completion of my first ever solo “What I Wore” shoot! That’s right friends, I’ve come across a shiny new tripod and I’m learning to snap myself. And wasn’t it an interesting morning.
As you may all know I work at a hospital, and my shifts are all over the place. It may not be the best for my sleep routine (or skin) but it does give me a bit of free time to blog, which is always a bonus! And on this particular morning I woke up way earlier than I should and had some time to kill, and I knew today was the day to take my new toy out! The reason behind this birthday gift is kind of funny actually. You may know I have a few friendly faces who take my pictures, one being my E. She’s super supportive of my blogging adventures, but she does get so sick and tired of snapping me posing like a nut around the place. She’s one of those people who literally just presses the shutter button, praying for a miracle. And she generally gets said miracles, because she takes a mean snap, but the reason she got me the tripod was so I could go solo and do it all myself. Ha ha, very funny babe.
Lugging the tripod from my car I felt awkward as hell setting up on a busy street corner. As you can see the outfit I wanted to showcase is pretty chilled and not too OTT, so I needed a bit of a pop background wise. I’d been obsessing over this bright wall in my suburb, but heading out to shoot alone felt very scary and very silly. One internal pep talk later and I felt a little more stable to have a play. Last year I won myself a pretty spiffy Olympus O E D M10 camera through the Kidspot Voices of 2014 competition. Thankfully the magical camera has a Wifi function and I was able to connect my mobile phone to my camera and use it as a clicker. I’ll admit getting the hang of hiding my arm behind my back took time and concentration, but 264 snaps later I pretty much had it down. Tripod pro!
This is the kind of outfit I live in on the weekends. Relaxed, casual and comfortable, I feel very at home in my skinnies and bowler hat (you may remember it from my previous post). All black means attitude, so that is why I decided to add a simple pop of stripe in the form of a cardigan. You don’t know if or when the weather will turn these days! Tying things around your waist is kind of in this season (think flanno), and I thought a stripe would work just as well as its farmer brother. Stripes are basically a staple. I’d feel wrong without it somewhere on my bod every other day. Accessorised with favourite hat and a cute pair of black brogue-ish shoes, I took myself out for brunch post model shot.
I’ve not taken my tripod out again since the first time (perhaps I was psychologically scarred) and E still has to take my iPhone snaps (because I don’t have selfie stick, yet) but it was pretty cool to 1. face a fear and 2. try a new thing. Plus I’m sure my antics entertained the people driving on by!
What was the scariest thing you’ve done lately?