Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Grey Clouds, Black Thorns

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Old Navy ruffle sleeve top (S) // Urban Outfitters two-faced double watch //
Forever 21 rose print pencil skirt (S) // Fioni peep toe cutout pumps (5) //
H&M camel leather belt (XS) // Claires black pearl necklace //

Photography: tripod and remote

The weirdest weather ever: St. Louis. Yesterday it was so muggy, humidity of probably 70%, "feels like" with the heat index a whopping 114 degrees Fahrenheit, today same dealio plus an interesting storm. Thunder, lightning, all during broad sunny daylight. Right when I got to my front doorstep, the wind started stirring and swinging in fury, throwing sticks and leaves and imaginary farm animals. Brave little me, needing to keep up with my fashion diary. Camera, tripod, and remote control testing in the middle of the crazy wind threatening to tear down my set up. Did I mention my neighbor thinks I'm endearingly crazy? Who else keeps snapping photos when it's a second from pouring and ... I think the lightning just hit my telephone pole. Or was it a firework? Stream of consciousness. Rapid speed thoughts in my head, run-ons necessary.

Yeah, so I did kind of risk getting hit by lightning or my camera rained on for the sake of capturing today's (7/12) work outfit. Half these photos turned out super blurry too because the remote doesn't want to focus at the distance I was standing at (distance necessary for TEH BLURRR aka bokeh). But, I did break out the tripod+remote combo. I got this Canon one on meritline.com for $4 I think - super cheap and it works great. The 2S button lets me fire it up and pose/hide the remote once I practice more. S is fire on command. Not sure what the others do. Research has been quite busy, secondaries are lining up in the inbox, MCAT studying needs some TLC. I promised myself I would stop being a completionist, needing to get every detail complete. Okay, maybe synonymous with perfectionist.

A girl at the lunch science seminar stopped me as I was headed back towards my lab and complimented me on my outfit and asked where I got it. Awkwardly, I matched the pieces with the places and shyly said thanks and bye. Wth, self. If you're somehow cognizant of this post, my apologizes, girl-who-made-my-day :) And guilt-free, I did feel summery and polished today.

Two more things. Yes, that is the face I make when trying to aim the remote at the camera [insert Harry Potter wand-wafting, totally excited for the premiere Thursday night]. Double watch: coolest thing ever. Functional and quirky. Yes, it was a little expensive ($34), but this sure beats wearing a pink panda watch to interviews, or does it? Paperless receipts too, you go UO. Tiny band to fit my tiny wrist - bonus. I fancied the idea of being able to set one face to CST and another to wherever I please - Paris, San Diego, whenever my love is when we're apart. Buying things because of the romanticism of the concept? Someone get me to therapy ... but not the retail kind.
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ahoymichelle July 12, 2011 at 11:11 PM   said...

I absolutely love this outfit. Definitely something I'd wear. Love the watch!

The movie was awesome! Hope you'll have fun! :)

Elle July 13, 2011 at 9:15 AM   said...

This outfit is toooo cute! I love it.

beneath the glass July 13, 2011 at 1:21 PM   said...

you look so chic! and i hear ya, i've braved all kinds of weather to get my shots in, lol. your pics look way improved! it's frustrating though, huh? i wanted to throw my camera out the window until i got the hang of it! oh, and that watch is the coolest thing ever :)

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sugar sugar July 13, 2011 at 4:12 PM   said...

sexy outfit! so chic! love everything about it angie. :D

Liana July 13, 2011 at 4:38 PM   said...

ooh i love this outfit, this is one of my favorites so far! your pictures are getting soo good too!

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Yuna July 13, 2011 at 5:52 PM   said...

I love this outfit! it looks so sophisticated and really suits you well :D

Unknown July 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM   said...

Super cute outfit Angie! Love the top and the sleeves!

Is the belt recent? I really like it and is it real leather?

Anonymous July 14, 2011 at 9:45 AM   said...

Wonderful photos :) so amazing!

Oreleona July 14, 2011 at 1:41 PM   said...

siggh!!! i love greyblack combos!!! Angie this outfit is stunning!!

Anonymous July 16, 2011 at 5:33 AM   said...

simple but very chic and classy! I dont know if I could pull off a pencil skirt like you!!

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