I haven’t posted an outfit in a good long while — since Halloween, in fact. I’ve got several sets of photos from last year that I keep meaning to dig in and clean up and post, but I haven’t got round to it yet. Some of them are from nearly a year ago, which means the outfits may be season-appropriate when I post them. I’ve never been a trend person, and I haven’t had the opportunity to play with my personal style, so they’re not even out of date — for me, anyway.
Last Friday I got a chance to finally try to set up in the living room of my flat — technically not my living room, as I rent a room, not the whole place. A couple of months ago, though, I asked my landlady if I could use it to shoot, and she said it was fine as long as I asked first — which of course it took needing a place for a stylist to do my makeup to happen. I just, my sleep schedule, y’all. I also thought it would be at least mildly cold even though the sun comes in hard through the windows, which is why I wanted to use the living room to shoot in the first place — my room has very convenient white walls, but the lighting is terrible. Also, I hate white walls. But I couldn’t find the motivation to try the living room on my own, and thinking it would be cold didn’t help.
But I needed it on Friday, so I asked, and it all worked out, and I got my hair and makeup done by Steph Lai for a silly Sun article I picked up off the #journorequest hashtag on Twitter. Before and after the photographer arrived, I took the chance to do my own shooting. There was a lot of light and background and focus testing involved, and by god, I need a remote, but it was awful warm, and I got a few things done. This outfit post is one of those things.
I felt great in this outfit, and I can already tell I’m going to wear this cardigan a lot — it’s beautiful and warm and goes so well with my usual jeans-and-casual-grays wardrobe.
The photos are obviously a bit experimental; shooting indoors isn’t my forte and I’ve never actually done self-portraiture without help from anyone (anyone else wish they could have two of themselves?), so this was a start in a lot of ways! But I like how they turned out enough to post them, which is no small feat, and I’m so glad I found a way around the whole ‘it’s too cold outside to shoot anything for the blog’ issue. I really want to go hard on the style blogging this year, so — this post is a sign of things to come, maybe? Hope you guys like!