Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Animal Bones

Some days the last thing I want to do is stand in front of my camera waiting for the timer to go off.  That's how I felt all last week.  And the week before that.  And now that I'm back on the wagon, or whatever figure of speech is appropriate, I feel a little rusty.  I need to remember to pick a background that isn't so busy, and I need to make sure my camera is focusing on the foreground and not the background.  I try not to edit my photos too much, but I'll confess that I blurred the background on some of these a little.  I'm such an amateur and I'm too stubborn to read the instruction manual.

In other news, we're foster parenting a new cockatiel named Rosie.  She belongs to my sister's friend's friend, who's living situation does not allow pets, so we're bird-sitting for the next year or so until that changes.  Moving can be traumatic for birds (or any pet) but Rosie is finally starting to calm down and I'm excited to get to know her.  All the birds that I've met have had very unique personalities...or bird-alities?

Shirt, Bag, Shoes, Necklace: Thrifted // Shorts: Loft // Belt: mom's 
Skele-Gro key-chain: Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida

Weekly Favorites: Inside the Box


This week's favorites celebrates my love for big and boxy tops.  I find that the most flattering boxy tops are made from light materials that flow and drape to give a hint of the contour of the body underneath.  It also helps to go by that old rule: big on top, slim on bottom.  This means skinny jeans, leggings, body-con skirts, or shorts.  A little extra height from a platform shoe never hurts either!  A slim bottom and tall shoe counteracts a boxy top and the combination creates a chic and modern silhouette.

As usual, I found all these lovely ladies through Chictopia and Weardrobe.  Click on any of their pictures to see more of their individual styles.  

If you would like to be featured on a Weekly Favorites post, please join Weardrobe! It is a smaller online fashion community so there is a much greater chance that I will see your photos there.  You can also submit or send a link to  I am much more likely to select photos that are high quality, well lit, and show head to toe. I also take suggestions for what trends, colors, or themes you would like me to feature.  I hope you liked this week's favorites!