Today is a pivotal moment on the bliggity blog. I have officially switched over to my "real" camera (a Canon Rebel T3) and I also installed a little backdrop (or studio, as I like to call it) in my room! There are still some kinks to be worked out, but it's just one little step towards the big improvements I have coming up this year (including moving to self-hosting and a slew of other techie things). I would love to hear your feedback on the new backdrop though! I know that "frolicking in a field" (as I playfully refer to it!), is a popular way to showcase outfits in magazines and blogs, however I'm very passionate about keeping this blog realistic and won't ever be switching to that format. While I certainly appreciate that kind of photography, I also think it can make an outfit look very "fantasy", unobtainable, and more desirable than it truly is. So while I'll be staying with a simple backdrop, I am always a huge fan of improving and want a higher quality website, and hopefully this is a step in that direction!
About my outfit: I've been seeing these faded leopard pants everywhere lately and I'm just not sure I'm a fan! I loved her combo though, so I tried it with my leopard scarf and solid camel pants instead. This is an outfit that could easily transition from work to going out. I envision the right photo for a night out, but the middle with the blazer could work for work, especially if you sub in black flats or a sensible pump!
Inspiration photo: Who What Wear
Blazer: Express, old
Shirt: Banana Republic, $35
Scarf: c/o Ross, $13
Pants: Hwy Jeans c/o TJ Maxx, $18
Shoes: Carlos Santana from DSW, $33
Earrings: Banana Republic, $10
Rings: LOFT pink stone ring $11, My Stella & Dot website $49