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Look of the Week: 280409


Look of the Week: 280409

It has been a while since I took any recent self portraits. In fact, none that I remember from this year. Considering how much I enjoyed and learned from self portraiture last year, I thought I'd give it another go. No schedules, no projects... Just take some photos whenever inspiration hits.

These self portraits are based on a look that I felt inspired to put together today. You see, I've had such an emotional start to my week - one camera lens broke, ridiculous amount of assignments, stress over some silly matters, a story that broke my heart, etc etc. So, I thought playing dress-up would cheer me up somehow. Well, it sort of helped. It didn't chase the troubles away, but at least I liked how I looked while I was feeling down. 😉

Anyway, in my attempt to heed my fashionista sister's fashion-blogging advice, here are my notes on this look (from head to toe) -

  • White elastic headband - Cheap as Chips (Seriously! It actually belongs to my two-year-old daughter. Heh.)
  • Sapphire earrings - from Bangkok, Thailand
  • Glass heart pendant with black velvet ribbon - Gift from sister-in-law, based in South Africa
  • Light purple long-sleeved top - Giordano
  • Black vest with faux fur-lined hood - Witchery (Gift from hubby)
  • Beaded bracelet - Gift from my mom, I believe
  • Black lace skirt - Topshop (hand-me-down from my sis)
  • Purple leggings - Target
  • Tall black boots - Not sure where these are from. I just remember buying them at Harbour Town a couple of years ago.

Where To: Grad School lectures

Phew! How hard was that? Haha. Maybe if I keep doing these look-of-the-week posts, it'll get easier. You see, even though I like clothes and dressing up, I'm not really one to take notes and 'talk fashion'. That's why even though my sis has been encouraging me to try fashion blogging, I haven't really gotten in to it. Strange how that worked out because I encouraged her to do fashion blogging to start with. Heh.

In any case, I'm always up for a challenge. So, here I am. Let's see if I can keep this up.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children’s book.

A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology” list.

Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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