4 + 11 + 17 + 26 + vintage scarfbraided belt from Monday? I bought it this weekend. The same day (and store) that I bought this elephant scarf. Yes, Kendi, I promised you I wouldn't shop. But I haven't shopping for clothes in months, and am determined to finish out the next seven-and-a-half months of my clothing shopping ban, so let's just let the accessories slide, okay? Fine, I won't buy shoes or bags this month either (but after the 30 they're back on the table).
This scarf screamed to me from the hook it was tied to. It was the colors at first. Then I looked at the tag and it said "elephant scarf. $7" and I knew I had to untie it to see what was so elephant-y about it. What a lovely surprise! Since I don't usually wear scarves completely unfurled, it's like a little secret that I can smile to myself about during the day. I like how letting it hang under a blazer gives a menswear tie feel. Once the blazer and scarf come off it's like a whole different outfit.
Everyone, meet my new photographer: my husband K. Both of the previous photographers I've tried out (both coworkers) are now or soon to be gone (this blog is like a curse, but more on that in a much later post), and while I love my husband dearly, I wanted to spare him the neuroses I have about my blog photos. He's helped me before in the past, but it never really turned out (the photos or our partnership in creating them). Today was our first outdoor shoot, in the alleyway behind our apartment (prettiest little alley I know of). Turns out, the lighting was the problem before; all my indoor photos would turn out blurry. But now we have a new problem--my husband is 11 inches taller than me and so I'm looking up and top-heavy in most of my pics. Let's just say we're still working out some kinks, but for a first go, I like how today's photos turned out.
If you're a blogger, who takes your outfit photos? If you're not a blogger -- do you like my elephant? Be honest.
Just a random sidenote, here is a pic my brother took and tweeted this morning of his pink gingham tie. I've been trying to convince him to write some posts on guy fashion, but he's too cool living on his own in Houston, working, and spending his free time as a talented musician and photographer to help his big sis out a little. So I'm just going to share what I can. Isn't he snazzy? It must run in the family. :)