Every now and then, Dave and I produce a set of images that I’m really proud of. It’s when the location and outfit work together in perfect harmony. This shoot was just that, it’s serendipity – granted it’s not a particularly special outfit, in fact, it’s what I wore when we went for burgers on Friday night, but it felt comfy as hell and I felt like a badass wearing it.
As you know, I like to keep it real on my blog and wear my clothes in many environs. Like most people, I can’t afford to buy new clothing all the time and I guess I like to stick to my vintage roots by recycling and reinventing new ways to wear lots of outfits.
I cannot wear what I want to work. Its tricky working for a high street store, where we are required to wear the brand at work. I like to dress ‘my way’ and it’s slowly pushing out all my treasured vintage gems (and my style evolution) but I will go into that in another post very soon.
Back to this look and fab location; we shot an outfit on Saturday, which I’ve been thinking up for over a week, but on the day, it just didn’t turn out on paper how I envisioned. I guess it didn’t help that I was pulling funny faces in every snap. Truth is, some days I just can’t pose and the vibe doesn’t work or at other times, the outfit just hasn’t captured well on camera, funny how that happens!? Maybe I’ll re shoot Saturday’s look or maybe I’ll just post it and see what you think as I might just be giving myself a hard time being over tough on myself?
How’s Instagram for you? Lately I’ve been getting a bit down with the fluctuations of blogging and Instagram, well, mainly with Instagram. I love my core followers, but sometimes wonder what’s going on… I can gain 20+ followers and lose 15+ daily, it’s so confusing and frustrating. I know it’s about quality followers over fake followers and I shouldn’t care about numbers, but I do and so do the PR companies that I work with, they are all about the numbers, not necessarily the content.
What are your thoughts on all of this? I miss the days when Instagram was fun and not a competitive reflection of my blogging abilities. It just feels like everyone has moved away from reading blogs and they are just on Instagram now. For me, I like to connect with people.
For now I’m just pleased with how dope and badass bitchin’ I look in this post and won’t give a crap about stats and follower counts!
What I’m wearing –
Boots c/o Warehouse
Sunglasses c/o The Goods Agency
Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters
Army Jacket – Episode Vintage
Bag – Topshop
Socks – Oasis
Photos – Shooting Dave