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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Republicans don't wear vintage"

The shortening of days has been a concern of mine, in regards to photographing my outfits, which I'd been doing in the evenings after work all summer long. This was working fabulously until last week, when there just was no light at 6pm.
Since this is the last week before we change the clocks, it is also quite dark in the mornings, thus eliminating that option as well.

I decided it would be a great time to experiment with planning my outfits and photographing them over the weekend.

I must admit, there are some advantages to this, optimal lighting aside, I now have this weeks looks waiting and ready to go - no night before or morning wardrobe crises await me this week. And considering it took me 40 minutes to dig out the red scarf I wore today, I'm glad I got it done ahead of time.

Over all, it did take me the better part of the day to decide what to wear, put the looks together, photograph them, and then change and do it again. But I did have a chance to get the things washed that I needed, was able to hunt down the red scarf, and take all the time I wanted to craft my outfits.

And- AND I put together an inspiration calendar (of sorts) for November. I was feeling inspired by Fab Finds Under $50. I admire dedicated organization. Mine turned out to be kind of a huge mess. But I worked really hard to choose outfits that I think I can really create just with what is currently in my closet. I'm not going to post it (because it's an embarrassing mess) so I'll just post the photo when I create the look.


For today; one of Lucky Mags month of outfits features (fitting, no?)

"Republicans don't wear vintage"


republicans dont wear vintage

It occurred to me that I am once again, lacking important basics in my wardrobe. In this case, solid long sleeve tees for winter layering. I have three. Navy, black, and grey. But the grey doesn't even really count, since I've had it for about 10 years and it has a few small stains and a little hole in one sleeve.
I had to wear a red cammi, as it was all I had in red, but those thin little spaghetti straps under the jacket were leaving me feeling rather under dressed for the now 40° weather. This is a problem I should fix with a trip to the Gap. Soon.

republicans dont wear vintage

The Rundown
Jacket Vintage (belonged to my Mom) - Skirt Charlotte Russe - Shoes Nine West - Scarf Avon - Cammi Target -  Belt Thrifted

republicans dont wear vintage

My post title is a quote from the book Julie and Julia which I thought was hilarious. And I couldn't help but laugh as I thought about it on my way to vote this morning. I was wearing my thrifted London Fog trench as well!

46 comments:

Nadine2point0 said...

Loved Julie and Julia - the movie was OK, it's always the book that is better.
Your red shoes are fab :)

Ali said...

Oh my gosh such a pretty outfit! So very classy and I love the colors and that gold belt. :)

&& yeah, I was actually planning on taking pictures this morning but.. it was so dark outside! Ridiculous! Silly light. I'm pretty lazy-- too lazy -- to take pictures over the weekend anymore. xD I am looking forward to your inspiration calender and what you do with it!~ That sounds like such a great idea. :)

Kinsey said...

I just have to bite it and do my photos in the dark! You look great :0)

Jess said...

I'm worried about the light situation too. My hubby and I have been running at about 6:30 after work - but it's getting darker earlier and earlier! Not looking forward to the time change, either :(

Louis said...

Ah, may be time to invest in some off-camera lighting on a budget - a 43" shoot through umbrella, light stand and some Cactus V4 wireless triggers. : )

Definitely not looking forward to pushing the clocks back, dark at 5pm here we come.

Anne said...

You do look perfect for election day. I love the red shoes with the navy tights!

And I'm a huge fan of pre-planning outfits to avoid morning crises. Getting ready for work is a lot less stressful!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love your inspired look! And the lighting is perfect =)
I am having such trouble with outfit photos and sundown too.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

I love your interpretation of this look. The scarf and the shoes are an especially great touch.
Glad to hear you voted. I like that line from J&J, although sadly, it's not true.

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow!! This looks so good!! And I know what you mean, I'm missing basics too XD
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Kristin said...

I thought that movie was darling depsite the naysayers...and you lady look lovely!

Jodi said...

OOPS the rest of my post got deleted. darn after I just typed a good note to you too! I love your outfit especially with the blue tights!! And I think I might also have to start taking pics on the weekend for the full week as the dark mornings and after work are becoming a challenge here too!! Look forward to seeing what else you come up with!!

cheers, J

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great rendition!

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Sue said...

Lovely outfit, the colours look really good on you.

Aynna banahna said...

Gap is having a 25% off sale today online. So I say order today! And free shipping over $50

Modesty is Pretty said...

I have this issue! I love how you came up with your own version!

The Fancy Teacup said...

Oh, that vintage jacket is so lovely! And you look so pretty in red...the shoes, the scarfs...adore them.
That title is hilarious. I own the film, but I haven't read the book. I should, since I prefer books over movies :)

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Guyomar L. Pillai said...

I love the jacket and the red scarf! All these colours look great together. Yes, I will need to find friends willing to take pictures. I am buying a good camera and tripod as soon as I can.

Vanessa said...

I was motivated to do an election day-inspired post today too! Great minds! Haha!
I love both the original "inspiration" look and your take on it. You're way organized to plan ahead both in the inspiration department and the outfit planning and photography. I have a fairly flexible job (most days) so I've been stashing my camera and tripod at work and taking photos during my lunch break. The noon sun is a little harsh, but at least it's not dark. Not sure what I'll do when it's freezing cold, snow up to my knees and too icy for me to walk safely. (I baby my camera like it's my, well, baby.)

this free bird said...

I love the outfit you've created here Lyddie. You are someone I really relate to when it comes to using items in multiple outfits - and I appreciate that so much!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Krystal said...

You have totally inspired me to get my red scarf out!

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Madeline said...

The addition of the red shoes and red scarf really make the outfit!

whatiwore said...

Cute cute cute! I'm impressed with how faithful you were to the original!

And I'm right with you on basics. I know I need them, but they're no fun to shop for. . . !

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Very fall chic!

Daniela said...

great idea!! I might have to do this as well................. aside from being late, its been too dark and I'm too tired to take outfit pics.
Love the outfit - you look very ladylike and chic :)

Jilliebeanie said...

I love this election day look!

That quote is super funny, but I (proudly) prove it wrong. :)

Selected Treasures said...

I really like the pop of red scarf on the navy!
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Amber Blue Bird said...

I too need to update my wardrobe with some fall essentials, funny how that happens

Morning Cloak said...

I think you did that Lucky outfit even better than the mag did!

Isabel said...

i love this look, such a great skirt!

Diana Mieczan said...

That red scarf looks beautiful on you,sweetie
I need to get something red too
Love that look
Have a great one
Kisses

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Frances Joy said...

So chic, as always. That jacket is just fantastic.
I find that basics end up being the hardest thing to shop for. I'd much rather spend my limited shopping budget on items that rock my world.

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MarchMusings said...

Haven't read the book but I liked the movie. I like your smart jacket. I can see it worn in so many ways!

Natasha xoxo said...

The red shoes are darling!

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Dina's Days said...

I thought about trying an outfit calendar and the thought of it overwhelms me. I wish I could stay that organized.I can't believe that trench was thrifted. It's great!

Louise said...

I love that Lucky Mag feature-- it's one of my favorites! You look so pretty and your pictures are so awesome... it makes me feel ashamed of my blog. Ha ha!

La Fille D'or said...

Playing catch up here - I love your version of the Lucky outfit - and if only that J&J quote were true.

cococricketsmama said...

Wow- super love those shoes!! the whole outfit is just adorable!!

Eli said...

love it! you replicated the outfit so well!

Rebekka Seale said...

Soooo cute! And I love that quote AND movie!!

eek said...

I love seeing your recreation of your inspiration. You look great! That makes me wonder...where is my Lucky this month?!?

Shelley Ann said...

every time i see your blue tights i want some! i love them paired with the red shoes!

Shelley Ann said...

every time i see your blue tights i want some! i love them paired with the red shoes!

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

Cute look!

Iris said...

I love the monochromatic-ness on the bottom... the navy looks great with maroon!

Eyeliah said...

I’ve discussed this same issue before, it happens every November. I like
your planning ahead idea, mine was more put the dirty clothes back on to
take photos after. hehe