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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Before sunset

Four-Thirty in the afternoon is too late to be taking outfit photos.

Isn't that terrible? I am not a fan of low-light photos, I feel like no amount of post processing can make them look as pretty as those taken while the sun is still high enough in the sky.

The shorter days are still a challenge, even with my years of experience and careful planning.

I started seeing everyone taking out their fur vests, and decided it was about time to get mine out.
Nautical, meet Furry Vest.
I think they get along quite well.

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The Rundown
Striped Shirt Gap similar
White Jeans TJMaxx similar
Fur Vest American Eagle similar, similar
Booties Steve Madden
Tote London Fog c/o Linger Rose
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Arrow Bracelet Furbish Studio
Leather Wrap Bracelet c/o Vix via LuckyFabb
Spike Bracelet Ebay similar
Crystal Spike Bracelet c/o t+j via LuckyFabb
Chain Necklace Home D'Jour Consignment


  1. Ugh, I know what you mean! I hate having it be 5pm and realize it is too dark out and I have missed that day of photos.
    That jacket is lovely, and the jewelry and the purse, basically I love it all.

  2. You know fall/winter has officially arrived when everyone starts bustin' out the fur vests,lol. I love it with the stripes and white denim. Heather

  3. yes, beating the light is definitely a challenge now that it is basically pitch black at 5PM. regardless, i am LOVING the striped shirt with the neutral tan vest - such a fun combo

  4. The fur vest looks great with your striped shirt!

  5. great outfit! love the bag! i know what you mean about the daylight, it stinks i can only take outfit pics on the weekends!

    Sandy a la Mode

  6. Edmonton winter has hit which means I'll probably be doing indoor photos for the next 4 months, so don't even get me started on lighting problems! I also really think I need to get a fur vest to make it through the winter...

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  7. Yes, the long days of summer could stick around and I'd be okay with that. The early darkness makes me want to go to bed...at 6:00. Anyway, I love the furry vest paired with nautical stripes, this is a combo that definitely works!

  8. I really love the nautical look with this and the boots help to book end the vest... Great job!

  9. they are still great photos but I feel you. Whats worse is when I dress up for a night out and realize what a missed photo op it is. Most bloggers dont get to see my nighttime looks becuase of this! BTW, the fur vest is amazing. I was just reading in one of my magazines about what a hot staple they are this year.

    Aesthetic Lounge

  10. I love how you "autumnized/winterized" a typically summer outfit!!

  11. Alex and I have been trying to figure out a time to take outfit pics- we thought briefly about meeting in the morning before work, but then we were like "ha!" I think it might have to be weekends for us!

  12. I agree, nautical and furry vest get along quite well! With how dark it has been these past few weeks, I can't believe that we're still a few weeks from the winter solstice.

  13. okay, even though this may have been a result of your editing, the pink hue/light in these photos is pretty awesome!

  14. Yay for fur vests! I wore mine yesterday too. I love this look with the stripes Lydia. Can I copy it? ;-) Also this no light stuff really does suck--it's not just you. Ugh. Is it summer yet?

  15. LOOOOVE that fur vest.



  16. I know what you mean! I have to find some time in the day to take decent shots!
    LOVE the vest!
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  17. I love your outfit. The stripes with the fur vest is something I would have never thought of but it looks so good together.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  18. I love that fur vest! I've been looking for one everywhere but its hard finding on that fits good on me.

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  19. Ok, the furry vest with the spiky bracelets is just an awesome mix, I love the difference of textures between the soft and tough. The light going so fast at night is awful! Our sun is starting to set about 2:30 in the afternoon, I miss the 24 sunlight of the summer. :P
    (Also love the vest with the striped shirt, I hadn't thought of that mix, but it looks really polished.)

  20. Lovely look, I adore that vest
    Have been looking for one forever and yours is perfectt

  21. Loving the stripes, fur and arm full of bangles...So chic!

  22. I dislike the winter days too. 4:30 is just too early for darkness.

    Beautiful vest. Looks both chic and cozy.

  23. i feel the same way about low light. no matter how much time i spend editing them they always turn out like crap. we seriously need to stop messing with time

  24. I love this look. The fur is just perfect with the striped shirt and white jeans. You look so chic!

  25. Yes!!! I am not fond of it getting so dark at an early time. Daylight savings kind of sucks. I do like the weather though. The furry vest definitely goes with the stripes!

  26. I know what you mean, I always get upstet when there isn't enough light to take my outfit photos. I'm really impressed at how good yours turned out though! Loving the outfit btw. I would have never thought of mixing nautical and fur, but you make it work so well!


  27. The vest is so cute over the stripes!

  28. I love the furry vests.. wish I could wear them.. I look like a Saskwatch wearing them.... I and totally hear you about the light situation.. I try to get my photos during my lunch break but not always very successful!!


  29. I've been doing photos before work, since it is usually dark when I leave now. That vest looks nice and warm.

  30. I keep seeing fur vests too and thinking I've got to do something with mine. Nautical + fur = total winter boat party attire. Or maybe beach bonfire-- do you have any of those to attend?

  31. Love your fur vest and the bracelets, Lydia! I know, its quite a challenge these days to shoot as the day is getting shorter and shorter! I'm trying to do mine in the morning, before work, but that calls for dealing with even lower temperature! Tough times are ahead!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  32. Yeah this time change is pretty much my least favorite thing ever. It's pitch black when I get out of work and that just bums me out.

    I do, however, love the mix of fur and nautical that you're wearing! But then again, is there really anything that doesn't go with stripes??

  33. They do look quite lovely together! And yes, I hate this photo taking problem! But even in Summer I wouldn't be home in time to take pictures, ha ha...oh wells
    That bag is really working for you, 3 posts in a row ;) Such a perfect color

  34. I have fallen madly in love with your boots, Lydia.

  35. really nice pictures. i like the look!
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  36. This time of year is so frustrating for taking outfit photos - it's next to impossible to document what you wear on a daily basis because no one wants to take early morning photos and by the time the day is done, it's dark! But I think these photos turned out really well, and furry plus nautical is match made in heaven as far as I'm concerned :)

  37. I loving look is perfect for diferent moments , beautifull kisses

  38. I think your photos look great :)

    Love your bracelets :)


  39. Your fur vest is gorgeous with gold accessories! Very warm!

  40. I think you did a wonderful job with the photos - I actually really like the colours as they turned out. The outfit is beautiful, I adore the stop and bag the most. x

  41. Okay this is so good. The fur vest over the stripes is killer.

  42. THIS is a fabulous outfit! that fur and stripes is gorgeous!

  43. Yes, the fall/winter days are always a pain to work with. you still managed to take great pictures though. Lovely outfit!

  44. Man you look great in a fur vest but i am convinced i look like chebacca in star wars in one. Wish i could! they look so cute on everyone! maybe i have just not met the one yet! I have the same problem with lighting. Since im a teacher im kind of stuck still school is out and the sun is going down just about then! it's getting harder and harder!


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