Cover Model


Dress? Thrifted Belt? Thrifted Clutch? Hilary Radley, StyleSense Boots? Aldo Hat? Banana Republic Bracelets? Crazy lady at The Ex

Under the guise of having to work on the family Easter dinner we were hosting, Matt told me he didn't have time to do my outfit pictures. However, I thought my outfit was something different than my usual look and I would rather have fed my family under cooked chicken than gone without photos. Thankfully, I was able to coerce my oldest brother into taking pictures and in turn, I had my pictures and my family had a well cooked meal. That's my selfish story.

Sweet Matt always takes lots of photos because somewhere in the numerous shots, there has to be something usable. He takes pictures because he is a supportive of me, not because he is a photographer. Often he just holds out his arm, clicks away and then I work with what I have (ha... just like Erin does). My brother, on the other hand, really likes photography and took his time setting up shots, even directing me in front of an embarrassing amount of people. Our camera is completely different than his and some of the setting were accidentally switched on, so I think he had a frustrating time using our camera. A few photos came out over exposed because of the switched settings but I actually like all the pictures. And I pretty much had no cropping to do. It's funny that I can notice from the pictures that someone besides Matt took them. It's like seeing myself through someone else's eyes...


... apparently my brother sees me as the heroine in a Inspirational romance novel?

(Oh boy, I can't stop giggling over the the cover. Matt and I had too much fun making that...)


Katie said...

Thank you for giving me flashbacks to the day I had the flu and was stuck with a television that only got The Hallmark Channel. I watched every one of those ridiculous "Love" movies, and had successfully blocked out those memories...until now.

Sal said...

HAH! You're a crack-up. That soft-focus is just too perfect.

CC said...

You're absolutely right. That outfit definitely needed to be photographed. :) You make an adorable cover model. I read those books. In the third grade. :)

Linda said...

Reminds me of the Maxim shoot...remember?
Dude! You look like a lady!

Tanvi said...

That dress is beautiful. You look royalty :)

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Natasha said...

I'm loving that you paired this dress with that tough looking belt!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

briannelee said...

That was so nice of your brother to take your pics!!!

Love the novel cover ;)

kelseychristiansonwilliams said...

let me know when that book comes out...looks like a must-read!

iluvteaching said...

That is beautiful that you have a very supporting husband. By the way your brother did a great job taking pictures. :)

Savannah said...

hahahahaha that cover is amazing, definite highlight of my morning....which I suppose is either good for you or bad for me :)

heidiluxe said...

i would read that book in a heartbeat. hopefully there would be some good bodice-ripping to go along with the dreamy cover.

Liz said...

those pictures are amazing! I think your brother did a wonderful job! It's tough to balance real life with the life of your blog. I have been late to many things because I just had to snap some outfit shots :)
Glad dinner went well!

Em said...

umm could you BE more adorable? no, i think you've reached maximum capacity. anything more and your will explode. and little bunnies and baby chicks will fall from the sky. (cuz u are made from them?)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely dress, looks so pretty belted that way, the hat was the cutest finishing touch!

Cess O. <3
The Outfit Diaries

Hey There Carole! said...

Your brother is good to you. :-) As for those bracelets... OMG I so want them. They are fantastic and I can see why you run to her booth and have begged her not to retire.

Jo said...

Phew, luckily you had a back up photographer! haha! I love your hat!


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WendyB said...

Dying to read that book! ;-)

Cassi said...

Haha, love that last one there. I'm pretty sure my Grandma would take it straight to the register.

And I LOVE all your vintage bracelets. I'm now checking out the jewelry every time I thrift...my wallet does not thank you (but I do!)

Dylana Suarez said...

This dress is so so gorgeous!



The Daily Fashionista said...

This is too funny! I hope it prompts you to write a short novel that you can turn into an e-book for your blogger fans:)

And I love your dress. You look gorgeous!

Kelley said...

haha last photo is too funny and cute. Thank your brother for a Friday giggle. You look lovely as usual. I feel less frustrated towards my hubbs the NOT a photographer knowing you have same free resources and you manage to churn out a blog with photos. I'm hoping my husband will learn how to frame shots and not cut off half the subject lol.

Kel @ ser·en·dip·i·ty

Santina said...

This post is hilarious! And laughs are few and far between at la casa this morning as the bf and I looks for jobs and an apartment. Meh. You are my ray of sunshine today...alright, there's definitely not a lack of sunshine but still. You look gorgeous!

Monica Whitney said...

You took such a blah dress and made it so fabulous with your accessorizing. I love it.

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Anonymous said...

Now you have to write the novel that goes with this cover.

Anja said...

Really like how the pictures turned out! know the feeling as well, as I have my friends and flatmate take my photos. I have 2 main photographers, but you definitely see the difference when somebody else takes your photos. The perspective changes, the angles, it's fun to see how other see you and which angles they feel are good for you!

Love that "book cover" and really like the dress, it's so amazing!


Lexi said...

I love that wrap dress style. It's ever-flattering!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Between Laundry Days said...

BWAHAHahahaha! I so want to read that book. Or at least watch the Lifetime Original Movie that will inevitably follow it...

Also, you look lovely. :)

Anonymous said...

You look fabulous in that dress. Great accessories too! xo Mish

pinksundrops said...

Now I know how fashion bloggers do it with getting fashion photos everyday! Threaten under-cooked chicken ;) . Unfortuantely, I've had too many experiences with under-cooked chicken to threaten that, so I'm still searching.

By the way, check out my Uniquely Your City blog share here http://pinksundrops.blogspot.com/2011/05/link-share-uniquely-your-city-wednesday.html! Found you from EBEW and not sure if you like posting about things to do in your city, but sometimes that coincides with fashion posts.

pinksundrops said...

Hmm, let's see if I can make that a link:

Uniquely Your City blog share.

Oh and I agree with the previous comment - I LOVE those bracelets!

Sweet Laundry said...

Ha! You're hilarious! Your brother did a great job with the photos. I really like how you made this dress a little more edgy with the studded belt and booties.

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i would totally buy this book if you sign the cover for me.

Anonymous said...

I did. I laughed out loud at your book cover.Tooo funny funny funny.

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