Saturday, 16 February 2013

Akira.




Lace Collar - Valentines Present (though I believe it came from Etsy somewhere..?) 
Drapey Mesh Top - c/o The Quiet Riot
Disco Shorts - American Apparel
Opaque Top Stockings - idk D:
Garter Leggings - c/o ShopAKIRA
Dark Side Boots - Office

Okay, so I know there's only a couple of photos here... but now let me tell you for why. As you know, since Ella's got a twisted ankle, I'm doing my pictures with the tripod and timer at the moment, and trying to find somewhere with not too many cars about so I don't  have to collect my tripod and jog out the way (usually in quite an ungainly fashion). Anyway, there's a bit of land off the back of the car park, next to the local conservative club (I assume it's similar to a working mens' club? Not too familiar with the concept, so if anyone knows!), and today I noticed that the gate to it was open, so I figured I'd do them in there, I'd only be there five minutes so it'd be fine!
As I was setting up the tripod, one of the men from inside came out to ask what I was doing, so I told him, and he let me carry on.. however, he went back inside and alerted everyone in the conservatory smoking area to my presence. I spent the rest of my time trying to get photos whilst all these blokes stared at me through the glass, smoking, and occasionally waving (and also opening the door occasionally to ask if I wanted a hand, or someone to be in the picture with me..). Each time I turned around they were still there, aha, so I just got a bit embarrassed and headed back inside pretty sharpish, aha.
I'm slowly got used to the funny looks etc. that you get from people when you do outfit photos, but yeah, I wasn't really up for the constant staring.. maybe I just need to, ahem, 'man up' (for want of a better phrase) a bit... How do you guys manage with taking outfit shots in public?

Anyway, I promise better, more detailed and more interesting photos (less outfit posts too? Or different things to break up the outfit posts? If you have any ideas/opinions, I'd love to know!)

But anyway, outfit-wise, these are actually some of my favourites at the moment. I've had this drapey top for years, but I always end up going back to it because it's so versatile- it's perfect over leggings, but also looks great with the under-top tucked into a top or shorts... and it's black mesh, so I'm sold at that fact! I'd been dying for a pair of leggings like this for a while, and I'm so happy with them- my favourite way to style them at the moment is with something underneath- patterned leggings work beautifully (I think I need more colourful ones for this!), or these stockings, to make a two-tone effect in the gap ^.^.

I hope you're all having (and continue to have) a lovely weekend! Love xx

17 comments :

  1. Love these garter leggings!

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  2. Cool look! i love your leggings!
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  3. Oh the story haha! I totally know what you mean, I take mine near my boyfriends house in a little cul-de-sac and everyone looks out of their windows!
    xc

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  4. Nice.

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  5. That top is so unique looking, love it!

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  6. I'm lucky enough to have a garden to take outfit shots in, which doesn't make for amazing photos but it will do. In my house I haven't a blank wall - they're covered in maps or calendars or Lord of the Rings/Zelda posters x.x

    The couple of times my mum helped me take outfit photos in public, I was verrrry embarrassed even though I was in touristy places where no one cared. I have no idea how people can go out there alone in a park or by a plain wall to take the photos with a tripod and timer, so you're very brave to do so, even with an audience! But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

    In the first photo, I love the badass smouldering look in your face, and your hair is fabulous as usual, too.

    Cass x

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  7. I know how you feel, I admire people with enough confidence to take outfit shots in public! Also, this whole outfit; the collar, the top, the garters & boots. Holy shit: perfection!

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  8. Ugh, that thing with those men sounds kinda awkward... But I don't get it - isn't there a way to take those pics in your flat or something? I'm pretty sure no one would mind a white wall behind you. :D

    Really cool outfit and I love how badass you look in the first pic. :D

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    1. Ah, I have tried that out, but the light is abysmal D: they just come out kinda grainy aha :( And we don't actually have a free wall, we have so much stuff everywhere :')

      Ahaha thankyou ^.^

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  9. Bloggers who take their pictures in public places have my respect. It must be tough. Good on you for getting these shots with the weird guys watching you.

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  10. That must of been so awkward! Outfit posts are so difficult when there is no one to take the photo!
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  11. Love your outfit and your hair colour is gorgeous! New follower xxx

    Georgia's Make Up Addiction

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  12. This looks wicked :) I have that collar too! :) xxx

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  13. You are unbelievably gorgeous! And this outfit is just incredible. I love all the different layers. It makes this outfit really interesting, rather than just being black on black.

    I would have felt SO awkward with those men staring at me. Good thing they were generally nice, but the gawking must have been so uncomfortable. I usually just take pictures in my bedroom or my back yard/porch so very few people look at me. But I neither have a tripod nor a person to take good shots of me, so I don't have many options anyway. But you've made do quite well!

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  14. I love this look, the layering looks amazing! It sounds horrible having people watch like that, I'd probably run away xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  15. Love the outfit its so cool! See thats why i dont do photos publicly i couldnt handle being watched or asked what im doing. Id feel funny explaining that i have a style blog and then id be worried that they would be judging my outfit...LOL thanks for your lovely comments on my blog by the way! Means alot you check my blog out :)

    Hayley xx
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  16. beautiful, kinda whimsical bu dark, so pretty

    xxx
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