We're back and this time we're showing you how to wear blue. Originally, I put together an outfit with a patterned blue skirt, blue top and blue shoes, but then Ian offered to take my outfit photos outside in the snow, so I reevaluated. I mean, flats, thin tights and a skirt just didn't scream winter in Jasper, nor did they sound like fun to wear while trudging to the perfect backdrop (the above eerie tree), so I took another peak in my closet and grabbed my new lighthouse/sailboat sweater that I got at Value Village. When I pulled it out, Ian scoffed at me for not choosing it in the first place. He said something along the lines of, "That sweater's the best piece of clothing in this entire house!" So, on it went and out the door we went for a nighttime photoshoot in the snow. (I love it when Ian's inspired! I mean, are these photos not the best!!?)
Aside from my smile, I feel like this pose and angle makes me look tough as nails. "Don't even think about messing with me and my handmade VV sweater. We'll take you out, I tell you!"
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Sweater: Handmade (VV find)
Writing these outfit details makes me feel like this outfit is totally uninspired, but then I look at that sweater again and realize, who needs accessories when you have a lighthouse!? I mean, really, there's nothing you could add to make this outfit any better... or any cozier.
This was another photoshoot where I wish we had a behind the scenes photographer, or videographer. I was a dummy and left my headlamp on the coffee table, so we had to share one to set up the light stand, the tripod and camera. While we were taking the photos, Ian held a huge boom with two flashes and an umbrella to light me, while also manning the camera. To light the tree behind me, there was also a light stand sitting in a pile of elk turds. That's the price you pay for a great photo in Jasper!
Oh! And, although you can't tell in the photos, we also had to trudge in calf deep snow to get to this spot. Ian had to lead the way making footprints that I could step into, otherwise, with the weight of the camera gear on my back, I was sure to topple over. Did I mention that we did all of this at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night? And, that this tree was on the edge of town where there are no streetlights, so headlamps are a must. Fun times, friends! I'm just glad that we've been having unusually warm temperatures lately. By the end of our little photoshoot, my fingers were the only part of my body that got cold.
Well folks, that's all from me this edition of What to Wear. Be sure to check in with all of the other What to Wearers to see how they styled their blue outfits.
Marcia: Like a Small Fire
Amanda: Salvaged Strawberry
Lisa: lala faux bois
If you'd like to join the What to Wear series, send me an email. We'd love to have you! Next time (Feb. 21), we're sharing What to Wear: for a ladies night.