|Shirt: Good Will
Skirt: Good Will, Talbots brand $3
Bracelet: My charm bracelet.
I think I wore this to youth group.
So far I’m loving this clothing challenge. I’m having fun exploring new consignment shops and I’m actually having fun putting outfits together. However, I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon. When I look in the mirror I think “All right that looks pretty cute.” but if someone takes a picture of me it’s like a totally different person is now in the photo or inhabiting my body. It’s super weird. I am going to call it the Dork Principal.
The dork principal works the same way the vampire principal works. If your wondering if someone is a vampire you hold a mirror up to them or take their picture and they won’t show up. In the same way, if your wondering if someone is a dork take their picture and their true identity will be revealed. In my case I can go a pretty long time with out revealing my nerd (my sister says, “your nerd is showing.”) I just have to remind myself not to make too many Battle Star Galactica or Fire Fly references. So I put on a really cute outfit strut around pretending I know what I’m doing and some people are fooled.
Pull out a camera, however, and my real identity is revealed. I was at my writers group this weekend and I brought along my camera because I was wearing a super cute outfit. A “new” sweater which is short sleeved and perfect for this in-between weather and it looks sort of like it’s from the 1930’s (I could totally see this sweater at a sepia toned football game). And a skirt which was also thrifted and flattering. I’m serious I got some nice compliments at church. So, I’m thinking I’ll get a few photos of me in the really neat coffee shop looking all deep and authorish, but as soon as they pull out the camera I can’t remember how to stand properly, and my arms feel like robot arms (what are you suppose to do with your arms in a photo?) and my smiles are too goofy but my deep introspective face looks like I just passed gas. I feel like the photo reveals my true identity; a slouchy nerdy girl. It even reveals a comic book thought bubble that says, “If only Captain Adama were my father!”
|These are author photos of my friend Susie.
See how her expressions says,”I have so
many deep and amazing ideas I don’t have
time to brush my hair.” but still looks
mysterious and sexy?
|When Susie get’s famous I’m going to go
to one of her book signings and readings
and say really smugly to the person sitting
next to me, “I know her, we’re friends.”
If your interested in her writing’s check out
All that to say that I feel like these photos aren’t doing justice to the really nice clothing I’m getting second hand. I’m no model that’s for sure and my camera is old and been dropped on it’s head numerous times. But I’m still having fun and I hope you can see through my wonky photos and get a glimpse of how fun this thrifting is. Also, if you have any suggestions for posing or cameras or anything I’ll take them!
|Now these photos show you that I am a horrible fake laugher.
And the top photo really showcases my glasses and out of sorts hair
that was totally looking good before the camera came out.
These are the best of the photos taken FYI.
|This one is all right.
Sweater: Thrifted from 360 in Kzoo $9?
Skirt: Thrifted from Double Exposure in Kzoo
Lace Camisole: hand-me down from my mom, altered by me.
Pearls: Gift from my sister.
Worn to Church and my Writer’s group in Grand Rapids.