Skirting the Issue

1.29.2012


Tsumori Chisato tan leather jacket with oversized collar
Vintage Gucci wrap-around top
H&M coral peplum skirt (similar look here)
Calzedonia tights
Alexander Wang cross-body bag
14th & Union suede booties
Balenciaga Dark Havana sunglasses

Can I just say, taking photos for a blog would probably be so much easier if we weren't in NYC?! Granted New York, and more specifically Brooklyn, is a never-ending maze of amazing backdrops just screaming to be photographed, but for someone still getting used to posing in public, it's also really intimidating.

As if the stares from my judgmental neighbors weren't bad enough, the sneers from the local hipsters waiting for brunch at Pies & Thighs was enough to make me want to run over and bark in their faces to give them something to really talk about. Oh, and of course we encountered one guy who actually stepped in front of the camera lens while Micol was shooting and wouldn't move for a whole minute. Not sure if he was drunk or just thought he was really funny. We were not amused.

We did, however, catch the attention of a woman who came over to introduce herself and give us her sister's business card. Apparently, the sister owns a Brooklyn-based tights company and loves collaborating with local bloggers, so we can't wait to reach out to her! In the end, I guess that ounce of positivity was worth all the sneers. 

xL

32 comments :

  1. I know that feeling of being intimidated, one of the reasons why I dont pose in public!

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    xx

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  2. YES i know exactly how you feel. This past summer was the first time I really started taking outfit photos..well making my bf take them for me. We usually do it on our block and now since the sun goes down before we get home from work we usually snap them in the morning so I get the school children watching me and the worst is the garbage man sitting in the truck watching. Along with my neighbors...and the most embarrassing was my fitness instructor who teaches a class I go to spotted me taken photos. It weirds me out.I guess not enough to stop me from taking photos. I think I might have slapped the guy who stood in front of the camera lol OOOO brooklyn.

    LOVE the outfit though! Bright colors are my fav and those tights are awesome!

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  3. Very hot combination of skirt and tights!! Thanks for your comment in my blog!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

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    1. I love this outfit especially your AW bag.
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  4. Simply amazing. I love the color combination!

    HauteStandards

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  5. cute!!!

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  6. love the title of this post! that skirt is so cute! and love the colors

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  7. wow what an amazing colour combo darling! especially this leather jacket is to die for!! i generally love leather jackets but in this colour it looks really fabulous!!! and your skirt is gorgous too!
    love and kiss,mary
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  8. the colours are so amazing!
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  9. Every detail is awesome! Love the lightning!
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    Hope to hear again from you!

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  10. Completely agree with being intimidated in public. Some people seem to just find blatantly staring at someone being photographed/into the camera is normal, and continue doing it for about 10 shots until we finally give up and stare back at them. And then those 10 shots can't be used since their face comes up very clearly and is almost the first thing you notice about the photo. Ahh so annoying!

    Anyway fabulous outfit as always. Love the colours! So fresh and bright. Do you want to follow each other? ^^

    Love from the NaNa girls x

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  11. Thank you very very much, oh I am totally jealous of seeing that you live in New York, I want too!
    By the way, how did you find my blog? Nice to hear.

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  12. This outfit is just sooo...gorgeous!!! I love the jacket and the skirt!
    Come to visit my blog and if you like let's follow each other through Bloglovin and GFC!
    xx
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  13. OBSESSED with this color palette, it looks gorgeous on you!
    xo Lynzy

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  14. Love your outfit...the coral skirt...amazing!

    Love Love Love
    Love L
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  15. wow I love your skirt!

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  16. Love the pink! Such a cheery color!

    -Dani
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  17. nice photos!
    Love Lois xxx

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  18. I am following back on bloglovin (.30)!!!!

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  19. Thank you so much! Oh so much fun that you like them, are really happy. Thank you for you follow me, really fun to have someone outside Sweden who follow me.
    xxLiza

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  20. Great photos!!!!
    LOVE the jacket!!!!
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  21. lovely look!

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  22. gorgeous outfit. pink and orange are two of my fav colors to color block!

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

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  23. I LOVE this look! gorgeous! check out my blog and if you like it we can follow each other xoxo

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  24. OMG, if a violence charge was not a threath you should have punshed him in the face!! yeeezzz!!! holly, people are rude!! As for the hipsters, they are prob just envious wishing they had their own blog! lol :)

    great pic's despite all teh troubles! :)

    love K

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  25. stunning look babe! i love how you styled that skirt! looking fab!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  26. I am loving the Gucci wrap around top sick!

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  27. What a hot look! Love the colours, the pictures.
    Doh, people always stare at me when I am posing for blog pictures. We should get use to that lol

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  28. you have such raet pieces in this outfit! the top, the skirt, the leather jacket! amazing

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  29. you have such great pieces in this outfit! the top, the skirt, the leather jacket! amazing

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  30. wow nice outfit and I especially love the bag!

    I hate it too when ppl stare when u r taking pics and minding your own business =(

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