October 22, 2011

Stormy weather

So, this whole taking-pictures-of-myself thing is turning out to be quite difficult.  I need a tripod, people!  In order to get myself in the shot I have to balance the camera on an uneven ledge, set the timer, put myself in the general direction of the lens, and try not to look like an idiot.  The camera fell more often than not, I pressed the shutter without setting the timer every single time, my head was cut off in most of the pictures, and in the rest I looked as though I was giving someone the bitch face.  Which, in truth, I was, because an old woman was yelling at me from across the alley.  She was speaking Spanish so I just ignored her.

The sky was amazeballs yesterday!  And it was raining.

I was not in a mood to put any effort whatsoever into my appearance (obviously), so I threw on a white-and-black striped dress from Target, maroon tights, a black rain jacket from Target, and Chinese Laundry boots.  These boots are leather, but a few years ago I got caught in a mega rainstorm and was amazed to find that they are water sealed.  My feet were completely dry!  The leather studded straps became slightly warped, but they're still in good condition.  I've had these boots for four years and I wear them constantly in the fall, winter, and spring.  They've been reheeled about five times, and they're so broken-in they feel like sneakers.  I'll never fall out of love with them.

My tiny houndstooth umbrella is from a corner store.  And I know my hair looks cray-cray, and that's fine, because rain and set hair don't mix.  At all.

Sorry I didn't get any better detail shots.  This will all be easier when (if?) I ever get a tripod.  Or a boy who I can force do all the work for me.



  1. I think you look adorable. I don't know what you're talking about. Love the maroon tights.

  2. These are actually gorgeous. I think the fact that they're not perfectly lined up makes them more interesting.
    Also, I feel your pain about hitting the shutter and forgetting to set the timer. I have a massive collection of photos of my chest for this very reason.

  3. Yay! It's not just me!! Thanks :)


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