The Girl Behind the Camera, a Juicy Outfit, and a Juicy Couture Review…

Today is another rainy-grey day, so I decided to wear a lazy outfit that would be appropriate for French class.  What is more appropriate for that, than a shirt with a French phrase on it?

I am so original.  😛

I am absolutely crazy about this shirt.  Grey is such a perfect colour for my mood these  days, and I love how it’s slightly boat-necked, but not so much that I have to wear a strapless bra.  The rolled up sleeves are a unique touch as well.

Blazer:  Talula

Top: Juicy Couture Je t’aime tee

Jeans:  J Brand pencil leg in black

Shoes: Elie Tahari ‘Vivianna’ pumps

Ring: CZ Sterling Silver Ring w Rose Gold Plating

This ring was a self-birthday present in 2009.  I pull it out every Autumn, and top off my outfits with its graceful beauty.

A Juicy Couture Review:

When Juicy Couture had their ‘Friends with Benefits’ sale two weeks ago, both Nina of Nina’s Little Black Blog of Style and I purchased this sleeveless silk blouse.  We both got it in small, and I promised her I would let her know how it fit… especially since I am petite, armholes tend to be an issue in clothing.  Please excuse the wrinkles — it came straight out of the bubble envelope!

The armholes are only a teensy-weensy bit loose, so I have no issues on that score.  The bottom is a little more billowy on me than it is on the model, but the model does have her hands close to her sides, so it is hard to tell.  My bust measurement is 33.5 in, and there was still quite a bit of room, but not too much.  The one thing about this blouse is that it is a little sheer so I would suggest wearing a silk slip underneath, unless you are into the peek-a-boo trend. All in all, I do like this blouse a lot, but I think it will have a much nicer shape if I tuck it into a pretty skirt, as I personally feel that the baby-doll style does not work well for girls with more substantial busts. 🙂

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Posing beside my man’s 2008 limited edition Honda CBR600RR

This is my little blogging-related thought/rant of the day:  Who takes your pictures?  When I tell other bloggers that I do have a beau, most automatically exclaim, “Oh, so he takes your pictures!”  The answer to that (for now, at least) is a definite ‘No’.  My man does not take my pictures, because I am too shy to ask him to.  I am uncomfortable with the idea of asking him, or anyone for that matter, to help me document my outfits; it’s another matter to ask to have a picture taken at an event, or a historical site, but for the sole purpose of fashion blogging?  I find it awkward at the moment… 😛  Yes, he at least does know that I have a blog, but I haven’t had the courage to let him see it yet, either!  Not to mention the fact that he is very busy with his career in the military right now, so it would be hard to squeeze in a photo shoot — not only would it be selfish of me, but I doubt his patience or energy would last for very long!  So the photographer behind all these pictures of myself is for the present time, me.  The self-timer feature on my Canon cameras is so handy and helpful! 😉 Taking photos by myself does require a lot of trial and error; and there is also the challenge of looking for unique spots to prop my camera on (I’m saving up for a Manfrotto tripod!) but I’ve got the hang of it now –more or less, lol…    I can tell you, a lot of editing is required –for example, I took 49 snapshots today and ended up with 6 or 7 good ones.  This fashion blogging business is definitely not easy work!

P.S.  I am not narcissistic!

What about you girls?  Do you let your men/family see your blog?  Who takes your pictures, and if you were ever shy, how did you get past it and let your significant other/family/friends help you take outfit pictures?


  1. October 5, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    super cute! love the blouse. My husband takes my pics – wasn’t too hard for me to get used to but definitely for him LOL he gets all nervous when people are near and he’s taking the pictures… <3

  2. Nina
    October 5, 2011 / 2:10 pm

    Love the top on you!! I do agree its a little sheer but the silk is so nice and for the price I kept mine too.

    • October 5, 2011 / 2:18 pm

      I agree — great price, classic must-have and silk means it is a keeper! I can’t wait to style it properly sans wrinkles! 😉

  3. October 6, 2011 / 2:15 am

    You are so adorable! I looove these photos! And that ring is absolute perfection. I take my own photos too and I agree it can be hard work.

  4. October 8, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    You look great! I love this cool, laid back look. The t-shirt is lovely.
    I usually get my mum to take my outfit pictures. I think I’ve trained her pretty well, hehe.

  5. October 9, 2011 / 4:10 am

    Great outfit! Very chic and elegant! Love the shoes! To answer your questions – yes, I do let my family and friends see my blog! They’re actually my biggest fans! The person that was the drive for my love for fashion was my mom and she’s still helping me with some style decisions and very often taking my pictures 🙂 I feel very supported by my family on this exciting journey 🙂


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