30 Day Challenges,  Fashion

30 Days of Dresses: Color Clashing

While Mr. Owl was taking these pictures of me at the park, a lady with a dog came up and said “want a dog in your pictures? She’s real photogenic!” at which moment… the dog started to take a dump in the grass.

It was lovely.

And then the lady stood there and watched us for a few minutes. It was the first instance where we’ve had someone just stand there and stare while we were taking pictures. So awkward. So very, very awkward. Especially with the dog in the background… doing its business without a care as to who was watching.

Oh, dogs.

I have discovered that I love to stand on things for photoshoots… and I hate sitting down. I never know what to do with myself when I’m sitting, except to cross my ankles and fold my hands in my lap and pretend to be a lady like my mother taught me.

When I’m standing on things, on the other hand, I can move and pose and dance… and nearly fall off… y’know. Fun things! Although, I am not a graceful dancer (I’m not a dancer at all) so dance moves caught on camera aren’t exactly flattering to my image.

I think I may have to toss these shoes, which makes me so sad. but there are seams on the inside of either shoe right at the widest part of my foot that are completely separating… and there’s nothing I can do about it. Which reaffirms my statement the other day that I should really go buy new shoes. Mine are all wearing out.

I didn’t realize until about halfway through the day yesterday that everything I was wearing– including the accessories– with exception of my shoes… was given to me. The dress, the jacket, the belt, the ring… all gifted.

So, y’know. Hooray for almost entirely free outfits!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! I can’t believe the week is nearly over already.

*if you’re really dying to know, the dress was from Romy.


  • Salazar

    Haha, awesome story about the dog. But yes, it’s incredibly awkward when people stop to watch you take photos. If they don’t say anything, I usually just stare back at them until they get uncomfortable and walk away 😛

    Sorry about your shoes! And this pair has such a lovely color too! But hey – any excuse to go shopping is always welcome.

  • Demy

    hahahhahhaha, dogs are so much fun! hhahahah, it didn’t even care! 😛 I bet it was kind of awkward to feel the stare of this woman as you posed. Creepy 😛 But she’d probably think you’re a model or something, so she’s justified!
    🙁 Such a pity the shoes are wearing out. These ones are just perfect. I’m in love with their color, really! And your dress and jacket are amazing as well! You’re such a doll. And something looks different today on you, no? Something on your face? I don’t know… But I can only say that you’re getting prettier and prettier every day! 😀 <3 :*

  • Avra-Sha Faohla

    I also never know what to do with myself when I’m sitting down! I always thought it was because I’m so short, so my legs don’t really reach the ground and just hang awkwardly. If I had longer legs I’d cross the ankles and stretch them in front of me. I usually do that, actually, but since my legs are so short I have to sit at the very edge of my chair for it to work. 😀 Sometimes I don’t like sitting at the very edge of the chair! So then I sit fully cross-legged, like this: http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1598/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1598R-9945101.jpg

  • Jamie Rose

    These colors contrast so nicely with one another! That’s so sad about your shoes because they’re a beautiful color. Also, what’s with people watching as we take pictures? I will never understand why.

    • Mara

      I don’t understand, either. It was SO weird. Especially with her dog doing its business in the background. But at least I have my boyfriend to take pictures of me, so it’s a little less weird of a situation– if I had been taking pictures of myself, that would have been even MORE awkward.