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Sunday, January 23, 2011

10 Second timer dash (and other stupid ideas)

Today I wasn't home. I've been dog sitting and I brought my camera but left my tripod and remote at home. Which was silly. Rather than being sensible and taking photos inside or (dare I even say it) skipping outfit photos; I decided I should just go take some outside.
Small issue: snow. Lots of it. Like two feet, and not even the porch was shoveled. I didn't bring my snow boots, just my small pointy toed heeled brown boots. Which I shoveled in. Bad idea. My feet froze and I ruined the boots, the heels are pretty much destroyed - the nails are exposed and the material covering them peeled off. They were old (like 2005), so I guess it isn't the biggest loss, but it was still a dumb thing to do.

Then there is the part about not having a remote and having to run through the 'path' I shoveled. Probably the most treacherous 10 second timer dash ever.

make gif animation

But I'm just too strangely dedicated to this outfit photo taking, so I did it. Maybe someday I'll feel my toes again.

10 second timer dash

The Rundown
Top Free People - Cardigan Gap - Jeans Kohls - Boots Impo - Scarf Gift - Belt Pineapple Mint Vintage
10 second timer dash

Anyway, here are a couple of photos of the dogs I'm watching. They are really tiny poodles.
Farfel

Romie

We get along pretty well as long as they aren't trying to steal my pillow. Maybe they get away with that when their Mommy is home, but I certainly do not want their doggy bums where I put my face.

48 comments:

Natasha xoxo said...

Love the snow...I miss it! Thoes poodles are too adorable :)

Xoxo, Natasha
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Stacey Kay said...

Cute little doggies. Love that animated photo. LOL.

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Kayla said...

Adorable pups! I would love to see snow like that this winter! Enjoy it.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

eek said...

Fun little video! I like your pastels today :)

The pups are so adorable!

Tamuna said...

haha:) Hope you can feel your toes again! It's been insanely cold out here too but no snow.

I love poodles, my first dog was a poodle :)

Anne said...

Aww, what cute dogs! And I love the photo dash. That's how I feel when I take outside shots, since I don't have anything cool like a tripod or remote. I'm sure my neighbors get a good laugh out of it :)

I love the lace pattern on the shirt you're wearing - it's so pretty!

Rachel said...

That dog is so adorable! And I love these pics; it definitely looked like a good time, bad weather or no. :D

A.Co said...

'Doggy bums' - lol.

Oh the timer dash, I'm all too familiar with that!! ;) You're a good sport Lydia!

It's sooo cold here I can't take photos outside, unless you want to see me in a parka :S

:P

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Mochachocolata Rita said...

ohhh super cuteness! and i love the gif heheheh so fun!

Sara C said...

Excellent GIF hahaha!

dotty said...

nice cuffs, lady! and those puppies are adorable!

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Oh my goodness, what cuties!

TrophyBoutique said...

Awwwww. Those are such good puppies to be watching. And the pictures are fun! I admire your dedication. I don't think I would have been able to do all that for my photos. I probably would have had to stay inside crying that I ruined my boots....

Rad in BK said...

The montage of your running to the camera is super cute. As are those super adorbs puppies.

Sue said...

The dogs are so cute!
That's a lovely colour purple scarf.

Kellie said...

LOL love the animation and cute puppies!

Hazel☺ said...

hahaha love the photos! good thing you didn't fall while running! :D and cute lil puppies!
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northwest is best said...

Haha, the 10 second timer dash is something I'm more than familiar with! I'm a little bit too excited that a friend has agreed to take my outfit photo today.

Shame about the boots xx

chaoskontrolowany said...

Lovely photos:)

pixelhazard said...

wrigle those toes! cute photos

Bright Green Laces

collagevintage said...

Beautiful pics. Love first one is so nice.

Happy week lady!
xx
S

collagevintage said...

Beautiful pics. Love first one is so nice.

Happy week lady!
xx
S

Closet Fashionista said...

HAha!! Oh jeez XD Your poor shoes :(
I always have to do the 10 second dash...but its a close distance so most of the time is waiting for the camera XD
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Diana Mieczan said...

I love those snow photos and you look adorable. The dogs are also really cute!! Happy Monday,sweetie
Kisses

Emilie said...

Your dogs are SO cute!

Katie Aman said...

Haha! Oh the adventures of fashion blogging...I don't have a remote at all so I feel your pain on having to set the timer-quite a feat in the snow!
Love the pink and purple together!

Lorena said...

Yikes! my toes are freezing just by looking at the pictures and reading!
Awwww I am loving the poodles... does Chloe get along with them ?

Courtney Erin said...

Sorry about the shoes - that sucks!

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Krystal said...

that is hilarious! I loved the photo dash pic :)
We are watching a schitzu right now. I have no clue how to spell that!

Marella said...

Such a cute outfit dear! <3

Gertrude said...

Thanks for stopping by!! The gif looks really fun! Great photos and outfit .. too bad the boots is ruined! x

Bows and Pearls

Katie said...

Well the pics are beautiful :)

Wendy said...

The poodles are adorable ... but wow, a big wow at you dashing through the snow to get your photo done - I'd have given it a miss completely.

Hope your toes have started to defrost.

Vanessa said...

I love the animated photographs showing your dash! Way to be committed!
I can't wait to see the movie you recommended (Death at a Funeral)! It's going on my must-see list for sure!

Kara said...

OMG, this post made me lol.. I've done that 10 second run before too. I love your purple scarf. Those dogs are so cute.. I dogsit also (one of them's a cockapoo, so it kinda looks like the black one!) Hope you had a great weekend! xx Sprinkles in Springs

Amber Blue Bird said...

i love your mad dash :) I can relate to the snow issues, its flippin everywhere and its soooo cold. The things we do for our blogs!

WendyB said...

Fabulous action shots! Love it. Cute pooches too!

Rania Kelesidou said...

Nice outfit dear,just love the top!Lovely photos too!!

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this free bird said...

I'm so behind on your posts!! Those shoes below are totally justified even though they're not boots. You froze to do the snow dash and that deserves SOME sort of compensation! hahaha!!

xo,
C

this free bird said...

I'm so behind on your posts!! Those shoes below are totally justified even though they're not boots. You froze to do the snow dash and that deserves SOME sort of compensation! hahaha!!

xo,
C

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow you are so dedicated!!! You looked fabulous though so suffering was worth it :)

Terri said...

oh, the things we'll do for blogging! You gave me my belly laugh for the day!

And that second photo of the pups you were watching is wonderful. That pup's eyes just speak to me.

Dina's Days said...

Brrrr! You're braver than I am! Beautiful scarf.

- Tessa said...

I think a good shoe repair place can fix the heels on your boots - even the heel coverings. I had a similarly wrecked pair.

gypsyroxylee said...

If it's any consolation, your efforts paid off. That ten second dash is priceless! Cute images of the doggies!

Alex Elizabeth said...

Man I though I had it bad... that is a lot of snow. Maybe a cobbler can repair the heels? I totally know how you feel, I can't believe I ever used a timer during the winter-- I don't know how I did it. Less bokeh of course, but I think your photos look as lovely as ever!

Tashrin said...

I think we are in the same boat regarding outfit photos. Some days I can be very very silly and try to take outfit photos even when it is -30 degrees out in my pretty platform sandals. There is nothing else to do really, it's either brave the cold or take photos inside my apartment with bad lighting.

I love your photos ...every single one of them shows your determination and how much you love it. Plus photos in the snow when you can brave it turn out gorgeous.

On another note....how cute are those poochies. :)

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Sarah Dee said...

you were really successful even without your remote!!

<3 Sarah
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