Lace Collar - Valentines Present (though I believe it came from Etsy somewhere..?)
Drapey Mesh Top - c/o The Quiet Riot
Disco Shorts - American Apparel
Opaque Top Stockings - idk D:
Garter Leggings - c/o ShopAKIRA
Dark Side Boots - Office
Okay, so I know there's only a couple of photos here... but now let me tell you for why. As you know, since Ella's got a twisted ankle, I'm doing my pictures with the tripod and timer at the moment, and trying to find somewhere with not too many cars about so I don't have to collect my tripod and jog out the way (usually in quite an ungainly fashion). Anyway, there's a bit of land off the back of the car park, next to the local conservative club (I assume it's similar to a working mens' club? Not too familiar with the concept, so if anyone knows!), and today I noticed that the gate to it was open, so I figured I'd do them in there, I'd only be there five minutes so it'd be fine!
As I was setting up the tripod, one of the men from inside came out to ask what I was doing, so I told him, and he let me carry on.. however, he went back inside and alerted everyone in the conservatory smoking area to my presence. I spent the rest of my time trying to get photos whilst all these blokes stared at me through the glass, smoking, and occasionally waving (and also opening the door occasionally to ask if I wanted a hand, or someone to be in the picture with me..). Each time I turned around they were still there, aha, so I just got a bit embarrassed and headed back inside pretty sharpish, aha.
I'm slowly got used to the funny looks etc. that you get from people when you do outfit photos, but yeah, I wasn't really up for the constant staring.. maybe I just need to, ahem, 'man up' (for want of a better phrase) a bit... How do you guys manage with taking outfit shots in public?
Anyway, I promise better, more detailed and more interesting photos (less outfit posts too? Or different things to break up the outfit posts? If you have any ideas/opinions, I'd love to know!)
But anyway, outfit-wise, these are actually some of my favourites at the moment. I've had this drapey top for years, but I always end up going back to it because it's so versatile- it's perfect over leggings, but also looks great with the under-top tucked into a top or shorts... and it's black mesh, so I'm sold at that fact! I'd been dying for a pair of leggings like this for a while, and I'm so happy with them- my favourite way to style them at the moment is with something underneath- patterned leggings work beautifully (I think I need more colourful ones for this!), or these stockings, to make a two-tone effect in the gap ^.^.
I hope you're all having (and continue to have) a lovely weekend! Love xx