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Wool dress? Thrifted Shoes? Ash, Winners Necklaces? Banana Republic and The Last Hurrah Sequin clutch? Vintage, gift from my parents

It's tricky to take indoor pictures. I try to avoid it but if the outfit is exponentially better than the weather, I do what I can... Our downstairs does not have a lot of natural light but our upstairs has a lot of mess (for shame...), so I turn on the lights and open every curtain in the living room and welcome each light particle with love. Even then, it is still not enough light to get a decent picture. I found a construction light in the attic and I used that to augment. Then it was too bright and my shadow looked like a lurking monster across the mantle (even worse than the fourth picture) but I remedied that with a sheet of tracing paper across the bright bulb. As that construction light is serious business and burns hot, I hustled back and forth with the self timer and took some pictures really quick, only getting cat distracted twice. When the tracing paper started to smell like it was burning, it was time to quit. That's how Matt knows it's dinnertime as well; when it starts to smell like it is burning.
I'm kidding, it's dinnertime when Matt walks through the door with Subway.


E said...

I suck at indoor photos! These are lovely and the color combination is so rich! I love the gold and navy!

Katie said...

looks fab to me! this outfit is so pretty! i love necklace layering!!

Unknown said...

Love the blue and gold :)

Jo - Lost in the Haze said...

Your purse is oh-so gorgeous! <3 I love it that it matches your dress!

Lost in the Haze

Emma said...

Okay so I thought that yesterday's retro-fab outfit was my favorite of yours in recent memory but this one is totally giving that one a run for its money. You're on a roll.

Also, you're hilarious. I think most hilarious people like to be reminded that they're funny from time to time... Which I hope you hear to mean, from time to time funny people like to be reminded that they're funny. NOT that you're only funny from time to time.


kori said...

First, Emma's comment is funny. Emma is funny too. Second, I thought this was going to be a nostalgic post about the Light Bright toy/game thing from back in the day and when I saw the photo of your adorable clutch, I was further reassured (the sparkle!). Then I read it and it wasn't about the Light Bright (which also made me think of Christmas - it must have been a present I received). But I liked the post anyway. Because like Emma said you're hilarious. And taking pictures indoors is also very tricky for me. Also, your hair look purdy in these photos. :)

Loulou said...

That is a beautiful dress that looks perfect on you. I know what you mean about indoor lighting, especially at this time of the year. It's like, hmmm, I want to show this outfit but the light is only barely decent at 11am for like 1/2 an hour. And then you're all dressed up for evening, and it's not even time for lunch yet!

Loulou Downtown

The Suburb Experiment said...

I hate taking indoor photos. But this outfit was definitely worth a trip to the attic and/or a small fire :)

The Suburb Experiment

Cassi said...

You just have the absolute best thrifted finds ever. I'd swear you were the thrifting version of Midas. That makes sense if you think about it in a slightly twisted way...

Anyhow, now that I've confused you I just want to say that I LOVE that gorgeous dress and I need to take lessons from your inside-photo tips.
Apparently, I need tracing paper and a huge light. Thanks :)

Jenn said...

I have a lot of trouble taking indoor pictures as well. But your photos came out lovely. And that thrifted dress is so beautiful on you! I love the gold accents.

two birds said...

gorgeous! i love this dress. perfect for a holiday party! and navy and gold is so classic. and i think the indoor photos actually look great!

Sweetened Style said...

Love this pattern mixing! The shape of that skirt is lovely! :)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Everything here is gorgeous...I love the dress and the amazing necklace!!

I would love it if you could read my Friday post and give me your opinion. I really want to know what other bloggers think!!

Brenna said...

Haha! I have the same problem with indoor photos...but your beautiful dress was well worth the effort!!!

shae said...

I love waking up to your blog in the morning and having a laugh. You have a great sense of style as well as humor, as always thanks for sharing!

Secondhand Stella said...

I love that dress! This is a perfect holiday outfit.

Love your mantle too :)

Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

You are so special. i love you.

Genny said...

This is such a lovely outfit. LOVE the necklace(s)!!

The Purse-a-holic said...

Your fireplace decor is gorg!

Confessions of a Purse-a-holic

Maria said...

I love your dress. I'm so glad we don't live in the same city where you'd be snagging all these great thrift finds under my nose.

jas said...

you look stunning!

Petite Adventures said...

Absolutely love the skirt - the combination of navy and gold is so chic!

Unknown said...

Well I think you did an excellent job with these pictures! I love seeing pictures of your house and cats and I love that wall paper.

Anonymous said...

i LOVE your wallpaper! and the outfit, of course :)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! I love those necklaces together...and I love what they do for the outfit!
I think these indoor shots look great! I wish I had your mantel instead of the one we would make it so much easier to take nice indoor shots..haha

FutureLint said...

Oh my gosh, I waaaaaant that dress!

Unknown said...

Very cute outfit! Love those shoes! I do all of my photos indoors (and in my kitchen, haha) because I'm too chicken to haul my tripod outside with me!

Terri said...

I'm terrible with photography. I've asked Santa for a tripod so I can take some pictures outside. We'll see how we do. Oh, and that dress is stunning!

Unknown said...

You look so good in blue! I especially loved the two necklaces you're wearing, they look like one piece! Your house is cute as shit and you have a lot of natural light so I think indoor photos work at your place!

Nadine said...

Could you try bouncing the construction light off a wall? The photos are great, you look super-sparkly and your mantelpiece is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

So classy! I love this look! XOXO,

Unknown said...

gorgeous! You can try bouncing the construction light off the ceiling or the nearest wall. That might help in getting rid of the harsh light and washed photos and shadows too!

Unknown said...

Your outfit is fabulous, I love the navy and gold. I love the clutch.

Amber said...

I can absolutely relate to your indoor photo dilemma! The sun is never out when I'm home from work making outdoor photos impossible. Yours really do look nice! And I absolutely LOVE your decorated mantel. It's festive and beautiful, just like your outfit!

gleeps said...

That dress is genius, and so is the way you've styled it! Been waiting to see how you'd wear this ever since you showed it as a thrift score back in the early fall. You must feel great in it!

Please may I? said...

That is a great dress and you have styled it perfectly.

X x

Mallory said...

I LOVE that necklace! And the dress - what a great find! I'm not normally a huge fan of gold but I love the way you paired it all together.

(And I agree, indoor photos are hard to get right!)

Katie Dodd said...

that dress is amazing. love the color combo with the heels.

Sydney said...

I hate indoor photos too. Even worse though is trying to take photos around my aparment building, no interesting buildings or abandon bridges there. I try to venture downtown for most of my photos. I love the stripes paired with the diamonds, great mix of patterns!

Tutti Jackson said...

That dress is fantastic!

Steph M said...

Wow, Jentine, awesome outfit! Love the layering of the necklaces.

I also wanted to comment on your wallpaper - um, yep, you heard right. I LOVE IT!!! It's so nice and abstract yet modern, yet floral, yet not - from a distance in the pics it looks like someone has loosely sketched on your wall. Nice! And a nice old school Hamiltonian Victorian fireplace to boot! Sweet!

That is all. Love your blog :)

Christen said...

In my case, it is Chinese takeout. Or pizza. Or sushi. Or sandwiches from a local deli. I obviously do a lot of cooking in our household... Glad I'm not the only one who has issues taking photos inside my house. During the day it is filled with gorgeous natural light, but somehow that doesn't transfer when I take pictures. Oh well. You look so lovely. That necklace is spectacular. Did I miss it? Were you headed to some fabulous holiday party? You should have been if you weren't!

Haley Rogers said...

Ah I feel your pain! you have a beautiful home! Do you take all of your pictures yourself? loving this outfit the geometric contrast of the shirt and skirt is quite lovely :)
xox Haley

those tricks said...

Ha! I was about to comment : "A+ combo with top and skirt." Until I scrolled back up to see the outfit listing. Love that somebody put that together into a dress.
A+ on buying it and looking hot in it. haha

sis said...

I honestly cannot remember if I already commented on this outfit. What I do know is I saw it Thursday and absolutely loved everything about it and now I'm looking at it again and it's equally amazing.. as is your hair.

I'm glad you've found your indoor place to take photos. Seriously, I feel as though we lose a few canuck style bloggers every winter due to a mix of insanely cold temperatures and dedication.

Rock'n'Roll Betty said...

one of my favorite outfits of yours! loooove the prints and accessories!!


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