On my own

My wireless shutter remote for my camera hadn't been working very well all year. I felt like such an idiot, standing there pressing the button with no photo being taken, so for the past several months I've had family members helping me out and being my photographer most of the time.

It finally occurred to me that in the last three years, I've never replaced the battery in the remote. I ordered a new one, and of course, it's working perfectly now.

Only now I've gotten so accustomed to having a photographer, it's not as easy to be on my own again.

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The Rundown
White Shirt J.Crew thrifted
Her 50's Colorblock Skirt c/o eShakti
Cherry Pumps Oh...Deer similar
Bag Thrifted similar
Beaded Necklace J.Crew Factory
Chain Necklace Home d'jour consignment similar
Chain Bracelet c/o Ily Couture
Sunglasses c/o Hobie Harper


  1. I love that skirt, so pretty and flowy! I have yet to order a remote for my camera I just run back and forth pressing the timer! I'm a crazy lady!

  2. Haha oops! Yay for the remote working now :) Those cherry heels are TOO cute! Have a great weekend :)

    The Tiny Heart
    Forever 21 Giveaway!

  3. Absolutely in LOVE with those shoes! :)

  4. haha, oh, batteries... how we forget they exist... I'm glad you got that problem sorted out. Better a year than never!

    That skirt is always so darling and classy as heck. And with your cherry heels? Oh, I swoons!

    && right? You think they'd want you to buy it if it was on the mannequin. I'm definitely drawn to things I can see with shape on some kind of a body. I know that Forever 21 doesn't like you to undress their mannequins and that they take them down a certain time every week, for example, which I think is lame... how hard is it to stick another skirt that matches on it? Ah, silly silly!

  5. Gorgeous skirt!!!


  6. it's always batteries, gah!

    love that skirt too Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

  7. Doh! My camera has been getting cleaned so I haven't photographed my photos since we got back from vacation. Now my backlog is out! But I am always a bit rusty getting back in the swing of self photography when I go for a while not doing it.

    I love this skirt! I have the same one!

  8. Love that skirt Lydia! It's so pretty! I bet you're spoiled now. It's so much easier when you have your own photographer. My advice is to KEEP CALM AND DON'T TELL THEM! Shhh! LOL

  9. I've always loved your pictures...whether taken by remote or with a little help. :) Maybe someday I'll be brave enough to venture outside the house with my tripod and remote. PS- Love the striped skirt!

    Style of One's Own

  10. Is it weird that I asked my husband for a remote for our anniversary? I want one so bad!

    Super cute skirt!

  11. The skirt is so pretty and fun. It reminds me a little of the red and white lollies you get for Christmas. Very fitting since you are always a piece of eyecandy your self! ;)



  12. Well at least it's working now -
    what a marvelous skirt, it goes perfect with the Oh Deer Cherry flat.s

  13. that's great t know that you have awesome family support.. I love your shoe btw

  14. Beautiful outfit and amazing photos!

    I bought my own camera today and a remote will be next as my daughter who usually takes my photos will be off to university from September.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  15. That Skirt is Gorgeous. Even better that it is Free. You are like the 5th Blogger I am seeing today in a Red Skirt. I am also wearing a Red Skirt on the blog, today.


  16. Haha!Been there, always first idea- gosh, broken! But then just realize battery. But if you think, thanks God it's just battery. I can't imagine how you get so wonderful photos of yourself being photographer as well.Ok, there is remote control, but still composition and sharpness.Well done! I love this feminine, ladylike look.Especially I love your striped skirts and they have pockets.I think every dress and skirts should have pockets.Your shoes are too cute.

    xoxo Ra


  17. I am in love with your outfit! The skirt is so lovely.

  18. Haha...I guess batteries are important! I've never used a remote for pictures...I've always had my husband do it. But these pictures looks great! You are a pro!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  19. Love the skirt, perfect look!!!!


  20. Hi! Lovely skirt! Just wondering what type of camera do you use? I love the clarity in all of your pics!

  21. ohmygosh, i love your bag!!! :D

    <3, Mimi

  22. I love that skirt, it's such a great fit on you!
    (I think the link issue was because all the scripts hadn't loaded yet or something, they work now. And yes, we need to coordinate posts with those dresses!)

  23. A photographer would be such a luxury!
    Glad you figured out it was just a battery issue.
    Love this skirt so much

  24. Those sandals are so fun! Quite literally the "cherry on top!"

  25. That skirt is so perfect for summer. It's great you got your remote working again.

  26. loving the skirt..and how you styled it!!!


  27. gosh how do you dress so perfect!that skirt is gorgeous!..and i use a remote and am more self conscious around others taking my photographs.

  28. Awesome pictures!
    I love your outfit, especially the skirt :)


  29. I'm afraid my remote battery is dying too!! I've had a few moments where I've had to press the button several times and I feel like people are staring at me! haha

    I find this color stripe so lovely on you! I have a similar blue striped skirt, but I love the red color so much more! I think maybe because I don't have that much red in my wardrobe to begin with!

  30. I love this skirt! Full skirts are my favorite :) This outfit is so perfectly summer.

  31. Whether it's a self timer or a photographer, you are rockin this photo shoot! I love that skirt!

  32. wow these photos are gorgeous! and i love the outfit, the colour looks gorgeous together, great styling!


    ♥ Ellen
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  33. I have deep admiation for anyone who takes their own photos... I`m lucky that my husband used to work as a photographer and had experience taking photos/was used to fussy subjects like me before I started my blog. And honestly, I never would have guessed these photos were taken with a remote instead of by someone behind the camera. You are good! And stylish... seriously, that skirt is summer perfection. If we lived closer, I would so be stealing it right out of your closet.

  34. Nice blog! Would you like follow each other?

  35. Haha, remotes make for silly stories. I have a few friends and a boyfriend that help me take my photos, but I didn't want to bother them all the time anymore so I decided to buy a remote. I forgot to check which remotes work for my camera when I went into the store and bought one. Now I have a remote that doesn't even work for me because I have no infra signal, haha! I'm a genius, I know!

    Hey, love the outfit! That skirt is super cute ^^ xo

  36. Haha that's a good reminder for me to check the battery in my remote! Every now and then it plays up...

    Such a nice striped skirt, and your shoes are so fun with it :)

    Away From Blue

  37. What a beautiful outfit! The skirt is simply gorgeous!!! x

  38. Haha, I have done the same thing!! It's so frustrating and embarrassing when I have to admit that I freaking didn't think to check the batteries!

    That skirt is so cute!

  39. that's so funny! glad you got that fixed for this adorable outfit. I've never taken my own photos but maybe I should... would certainly minimize some of my issues with finding an available photographer during good daylight/no rain.

  40. LOVING that skirt, gimmie gimmie!

    Xo Courtney Q || ColorMeCourtney.com

  41. LOVE LOVE LOVE that striped skirt! Its so girly and I love the shape.