Are my photos too sexy? Blame my husband.

Monday, September 10, 2012

I don't usually do a quirky title for my posts, but this just seemed fitting. I know a lot of bloggers recruit their husbands and boyfriends to take their pictures, I mean it is free labor. However, the downside to having someone who is attracted to you sexually taking your photos, is that the POV is often skewed. When editing my images I often see wildly inappropriate images and I have to remind my husband that my blog is tailored towards women, not dirty old men (I think...) I cannot tell you how many times my derriere is the focus on his camera.

Yes, it's very nice that my husband thinks I am the sexiest woman on Earth (no complaints on that), but when taking "fashion" photographs... it can be annoying. There is a slight chance that it could be my fault, seeing as how I am the one "modeling" I say that term very loosely! However, seeing as how I can't model well at all, it must be the photographers fault, right? Let's just agree that it's all my husbands fault.

I happen to love this outfit today. It's very basic and there's really nothing unique about it, but I feel sexy in it. Do you have garments like that? One's that are very plain, but make you feel confident?

It's just a simple black skirt and a silk blouse, but sometimes the most effortless outfit can speak volumes. I wear this outfit to work pretty frequently, and I LOVE these new pumps I picked up a couple weeks ago!

Total Outfit Cost $29.97
Estimated Retail $419.89

brand: unknown
purchase price: $3.99
purchased from: eBay
suggested retail: House of Harlow version ($75.00)

brand: Cheryl Tiegs
purchase price: $4.50
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown (vintage)

brand: Bakers
purchase price: $9.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $120.00

{cross-body bag}
brand: Samsonite
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $69.99

brand: Express
purchase price: $5.50
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $59.90

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Keely said...

Love your necklace!

Anonymous said...

I get the butt shots when we are walking outside and my husband is behind me. I just delete them though because they're usually not flattering. LOL. I love that necklace. I have the same one. :) Great pumps too! <3


KT said...

I love this simple outfit! The shoes are amazing :)

Katie said...

what a cute outfit! love the necklace! and I think that is funny about your husband! : )

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Oh my... great heels! LOVE them!

Cute outfit, too.

And... hubby rocks!

Miss Ish said...

LOL. you're very lucky to have a willing husband to be your photographer.

anywy, I love the shoes in this outfit. :) so chic. You can almost pair it with anything.

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Sometimes the simplest outfit can be what we feel best and the most 'us' in. I love simplicity and those heels are amaze!

I'd love to button swap with you! My new site design should be up soon, we can do it then!

FashionMoto said...

Fun photos!
My boyfriend is also my photographer and yes, it's free labor! hahaha! ^◡^

P.S. You may want to visit our blog & we'd love it more if we follow each other.

Thanks! ^◡^

AubreeNoelle said...

I am so jealous of your thrifting abilities. I think several of use have been drooling over that necklace for a long time now (I have!) and you got one (or a similar one?) for just 3.99!?!? Love it!

Such a great outfit and blog.

TheTinyHeart said...

Haha Tori, this cracked me up! My hubby takes my photos too and he can be inappropriate at times also. I think he's learned though which are blog shots :) I have that same necklace!

The Tiny Heart

Faith @ The Cheap Girl's Guide to Chic said...

Hey there! New reader, and I love the breakdown of what you paid vs what it retailed for. What a score this outfit was!

I do my pictures on self-timer, but I could totally imagine how they'd turn out if I asked my boyfriend to take them. Im sure it would be easier, but I see what you're saying about them turning out too...male-oriented! Ha!

Gaby de Modacapital said...

you look really amazing, love the necklace! :)
Big kiss

Julia said...

Oooh that necklace is quite faaaabulous!! Love a good black & white look too :)


ThriftyGirl51 said...

Really nice outfit, good job!