A Touch of Sparkle

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I have been taking these awkward outfit photos for three years, and they don't get any less embarrassing. Most of the time, the end result is worth the uncomfortable stares. Sometimes, it's the outfit itself that I like best, other times, it's the location. B and I stumbled upon the serendipitous locale. Of course I like my outfit, but I love how the silver and burgundy play off the turquoise wall. I love shooting outfits against plain colored walls, in fact I wouldn't use any other backdrop if I could find enough colored walls.

Brand: The Gap / From: The Gap  / Paid: $69.95 /  Retail: $69.95

Sequin Tank
Brand: Xhilaration / From: The Goodwill  / Paid: $3.99 /  Retail: $12.99

Blazer
Brand: Calvin Klein / From: The Goodwill  / Paid: $5.99 /  Retail: $89.99

Heels
Brand: Qupid / From: Love D  / Paid: c/o South Bay Galleria /  Retail: $40.00

Bracelet
Brand: unknown / From: The Goodwill  / Paid: $3.99 /  Retail:unknown

Brand: Forever 21 / From: Forever 21  / Paid: $5.00 /  Retail: $14.80

I purchased this faux fur scarf last winter on clearance. I was totally enamored by it online, but when I got it home I struggled with how to style it. It's a tab bit shorter than I expected, and is really bulky. It really throws of the proportions with most outfits, so I only wear it with blazers and dresses. Do you ever have issues with buying online and not liking something when you get it home?


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11 comments :

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

LOVE this look Tori! Very fun, chic, and festive!

Tiffany Ima said...

Love this outfit! That wall is pretty awesome too haha. I gues I appreciate that as a fellow blogger.

Tiffany Ima
Style Honestly

Dora said...

I love the silver top and the cute shoes! I know exactly what you mean about the photos :) I feel the same way

Carylee said...

Oh, these are adorable, Tori! You are so fun! I love the mix of textures and the pop of color!
Yes, it sucks when things online look.. different.. in real life! And I struggle with shorter scarves, too. But for what it's worth - this one looks great on you! It's a great finishing touch to your outfit!
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Debbie Stinedurf said...

The wall is a great backdrop...and I love the outfit. The scarf really sets it off, although I can see how it would be hard to style because of the size.
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

Whitney James said...

Very cute. Love the red scarf!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Merrie K. said...

I was just thinking the same thing when i saw your wall...if there were enough turquoise walls around town...i would never need any others! I also love your burgundy fur scarf...looks really pretty on you. Take Care!
Merrie @ www.PetiteCareerGirl.com

Tori said...

Fun sparkle tank!
-Tori
Fashion, Trends & More

Katie Elizabeth said...

Love your outfit - especially those jeans! I can only imagine how awkward it must be to take outfit pics.. but thank you for doing it!

Marlen said...

Haha it really doesn't get any easier! And I really love just a blank colorful wall too- especially since the shade makes your outfit pop. I really love how you made that sparkly shirt casual- I LOVE contrasts like that in fashion. You look gorgeous!

xo marlen
Messages on a Napkin

Tori said...

Coming over from the Monday Funday link-up! You are adorbable! I have been blogging for a short time and I was hoping the awkward stares might go away--guess not ha! :) Great background though and you pictures look fab--so all the gawking from other is worth it!

Tori
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