Not gonna lie: I miss the days of the rooftop photos.
See, my roof is painted silver from front to back, and generates some killer lighting that does lovely things like…you know…show an outfit’s actual color.
This shooting-in-my-semi-dark-living-room-surrounded-by-Jumperoos-thing? Not ideal. Oh, and my little self-timer whoozit isn’t working at the moment, which means that I actually have to run over to the camera, press the button, and then go leaping back across the room and try to wrangle myself into some semblance of a stationary pose in time for the beep-beep-beep-FLASH. It’s all very elegant, as I’m sure you can imagine.
But unless I feel like carting a baby, tripod, and various other accoutrement up onto my roof (which I don’t), it’s what I got…at least for the next month or therabouts, until I can start incorporating things like for-real grass and trees and sunlight (!) into shots.
When I was putting together the outfit for yesterday’s at-home shoot, I started with a sweet-as-pie Lilly Pulitzer dress dotted with tiny pink-and-green flowers…but knew that I’d have to add a couple of tougher touches in order to make the look more “me”.
Like leopard! And navy pinstripes (that blazer is from my blazers-and-shorts era a couple of summers ago, and I completely forgot I owned it).
Floral + animal print + pinstripes? That’s mis-matching at its finest. I like it.
Here’s a closeup on the bag that I used to pull together the clean lines of the blazer and the pale tones of the dress: a minty Botkier with subtle gold touches.
And finally, here’s a better shot of the gorgeous Lilly Pulitzer pattern.