WIW and the value of pics

Well, I was going to ask you about the proportions of an outfit I'm planning.  Until I went to edit the picture and realized that I didn't like the top at all.  

So grateful for a camera and a way to see how I look before I go out looking like that!

Anyway, here's what I wore the past few days, pics notwithstanding.

#1 - just a basic white sweater and cream oxfords with camo jeans.

#2 - inspired by Emanuelle Alt's white jeans outfit (#4)

#3 the shoes worn with #2.  They're new-to-me, but very old.  Still in good shape, and I picked them up because I've been looking for black almond-toe boots.  (Well, and because they were free).  Do you think they fit the bill if I polish them up a bit?

and #5, the rejected outfit.  I didn't realize there was weird fading on the shirt until I tried brighening the pic.  Out it goes.

#6 What I might wear instead of #5?  Is it okay?  (The camera is about at hip-height, sorry for the weird angle)

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  • adorkable replied 6 years ago

    I like 1 a lot - looks warm and cozy! And 2 looks like a perfect take on 4!

    I definitely prefer 6 to 5. The red booties are seriously awesome - and I'm also curious to see outfit 6 with the shoes from 5.

    Do you have another touch of red? (Jewelry, maybe?) I think that might also be fun!

  • April replied 6 years ago

    I don't know, Amiable, I bought a chambray shirt at Gap recently that had very deliberate fading on it much like yours does.  Are you certain it's a reject?  

    And what do the black boots look like from the side?

  • Sarah A replied 6 years ago

    I think some good shoe polish (I like Lincoln Stain Wax best) and the boot is #2 will be ready to rock and roll looks-wise. How do your feet do in previously worn shoes? That would be me biggest concern, injuring my knees or hips or such b/c of a previous users wear pattern being different than mine.  The #2 outfit is fab. I think i'd like 6 better with a more tonal shoe, or another pop somewhere to tie in the booties (says the girl who just posted an outfit with red shoes and no other red.... hmmmm do as i say not as i do? .... )

  • Jeanie replied 6 years ago

    Yeah, the camera pics have really saved me from some fashion disasters.  Funny how you can't see it in the mirror but you can in the pic.

    I like #1 & #2 and I think the boots are worth keeping with a polish up.  

    I think that a lot of the new denim shirts are coming with that fading in the front.  I thought it was weird at 1st but then my eye adjusted.  You might consider keeping it.

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Well hey - if denim shirts with that type of fading are coming back, I just might keep it and try it out this Spring.  It's too short for pants, I think, so it'll be a summer skirts and capris shirt.

    And I'm beginning to think that the gray/black skirt I'm wearing in #5-6 might not be a great choice.  Oh, the trauma of trying to dress myself!  :)

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    and Sarah A - previously worn shoes are usually 6-8 hour shoes for me.  I can't wear them for conferences where I'll be on my feet for 16 hours a day, but otherwise, they work okay for me.  All but two pair of my shoes were used when I got them.  (One of those are my running shoes, the others are ones I got specifically for conference wear).

  • shiny replied 6 years ago

    Can you wear #5 shirt with white pants in #2? It seems that's what Emanuelle Alt is doing in pic #4.  Does it half-tuck into jeans or is it still too short? How does it look tucked into the skirt? It does seem to be a good skirt length. I would love to see #5 but with the red booties, to add some interest. 

    I am loving the camo 's ... and your hair! 

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    #1 and #2 are my favorites. I like the fading on the denim shirt, I'd keep it around for another season. And I agree about checking photos before heading out the door - amazing how sometimes things look different in pics than they do in the mirror!

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Ended up going a different route for my outfit tomorrow.  Hopefully I can get better pics in the light.

    And here's another pic of the fading on that jean shirt. Still look current-ish?

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    I like your take on the EA outfit--nice! The boots are good to go with some polish.
    All outfits are good here. #1 looks cozy and I like how you've lightened the camo look with cream--so fresh looking.
    The last outfit is very cool. The red booties add a nice bit of color.
    I see what you mean about the fading on the shirt. To me it looks a little odd, but honestly, I doubt I'd have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out. I'm also wondering if it's one of those things that is less apparent IRL than in the photo.

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Nice set of outfits. Your have done EA proud:) I actually prefer #5 over #6. For me #6 has just a little too much going on. I find #5 a very attractive outfit and the fading doesn't bother me at all. Lovely.

  • shiny replied 6 years ago

    The fading on the shirt doesn't bother me, but if it is bothering you, you could pop that V neck sweater in your latest pic #1 over it. Actually that could add another layer of interest to your outfit there, with the floral skirt. 

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