When I first got invited to the wedding, I was actually considering buying a new dress because even though I have a couple of dresses in my wardrobe that I haven't worn yet, neither of them fit me properly. But, things got hectic with life and at work that I lost track and didn't get the chance to do any clothes shopping.
Thankfully, that same hectic time actually made me lose a bit if weight, so when I tried one on one of the dresses that I had in reserve, it actually fit.
That's why I decided not to spend any extra money for buying another new dress. And, since my friend said black is an acceptable colour to wear at her wedding, I decided just to wear the dress that my sister gave me last Christmas.
It's a sleeveless black mini bodycon dress that I ended up matching with a 3/4 length cream jacket with satin trims and metallic detailing.
When I first tried this dress on last December, I could barely zip it up. That's why I even told my sister just to return it or to give it to someone else. (Proof that I didn't even try to consider losing weight. Heh.) But, she ended up leaving it with me anyway. Only tried it on again a few weeks ago, just to check if I should just get rid of it. Surprised myself when it managed to fit .
The jacket was also a Christmas present that I never managed to use, as it seemed to dressy for casual wear. And, it's also too light for proper warmth. But, when I was putting this wedding party look together, the dress and the jacket seemed to go well.
Here's my pic, with the complete look:
It's a rare portrait, taken by my hubby. Normally, I would have set things up for a proper selfie session, but I was too much in a rush and I knew I wouldn't have the time to capture the look later. So, I just asked the hubby to take a snapshot of me.
This is my seventh entry to the #31Days of New blogging project, where I’m exploring the concept of #31Newness. If you have any suggestions on future “new” topics that you’d like to read, please let me know. I’d love to find out what you think.
It has been a while since I last shared one of these "Style Studio" posts, so I thought I'd share one today. Not because I'm feeling particularly stylish or fabulous. It's just that I can't think of any other blog post to share today that's simple, easy, and quick.
Besides, I have to admit: I do SO love these shoes. And, yeah, I think they rock enough to deserve a blog post, right?
Where To: This was today's outfit to the office. And the bank.
Things are going to be even more crazy hectic on my side of the sky in the next few weeks, so I'm going to try and blog Studio Notes' "regular features" as quickly as I can before the month is over. So, here's my monthly Style Studio/self-portrait installment. Since I've been posting dresses a lot lately, I thought I'd go simple and casual again this month...
As you can see, this is just a simple summer/spring attire. Oh, and yes, there are no shoes in the photo shoot, but I believe I used both my black wedge shoes and my flat brown shoes with the whole thing (alternates, of course, not at the same time! ;-)).
Where To: Filming/Interview for my digital storytelling workshop class.
Well, I've promised another Style Studio installment, so here we go.
It feels like ages ago since I last did a self portrait. I haven't really had much chance to do much photography lately. In any case, here are my style and photography notes:
Where To: Off to my son's school for drop-off (and supposedly, volunteering at his school) + Uni seminar
My parents-in-law have an amazing garden. Every time we visit Johannesburg, I am always marveling at the beauty of their backyard bliss.
Since this is the first time that I've been back at their home since taking up self-portraiture, I knew that I couldn't pass up the chance to feature my in-laws' beautiful South African garden.
So, on the first day of 2010, I decided to do a Style Studio shoot featuring their garden --- and a couple of my Christmas presents. Plus, my Diana Mini!
Anyway, here's my very first Style Notes of the year here at the Studio:
Hmmm... I think that's it. My only other accessory here is my Mini Diana. Honestly, I don't know what possessed me to model one of my favourite new gadgets. Such a geeky/dorky thing to do, eh? But, I thought it was fun anyway!
Where To: a New Year's Day braai with the family at my sis-in-law's house in Jo'brg
Side Note: Uhm... I know I missed a couple of months' worth of Style Studio installments. Sorry about that. Hopefully, this post makes up for it somehow. And, I look forward to sharing more with you this 2010.Read More