self-timer fails and other pre-lab woes

Wednesday, August 22

   Let me set the stage for you: I have one hour before my first Physics lab starts (where we will do: ? More magic experiments like this morning in class? Is that what you do in lab?) my boyfriend has abandoned me for class with leftover BBQ on my face, and I figure, hey, I can get some little homework assignments done for tomorrow!
   OR I can try and find a friend to take some outfit pictures for me on a nearly deserted campus. So I call up my three friends that could possibly be available (even though I am a Senior and thought I would be Miss Lipscomb by now), but everyone hates me. Well, self-timer is not that difficult right?
   WRONG. I have to share these photos and the story because it is too funny and I will definitely want to look back and see this on my blog. 15 minutes, 5 mosquito bites, and 2 volunteer photographers (much to my embarrassment) later, I produced these photos.
earrings- Wish Memphis, top- Local Honey, pants- Old Navy, shoes- H&M, ring- Ten Thousand Villages

 This is after propping my camera up on like 4 books and my head is STILL cut-off.
 Oh good, a picture where you can actually see me. Let's pretend like there's not infinite amounts of ground space where I obviously used a self-timer.
 Luckily my feet are dark and veiny so you can't really see my bites.
I'm gonna pretend like this picture is artsy when really my camera just didn't focus.

   All I'm saying is, if I end up with more mosquito bites than quality pictures after an outfit photoshoot, I should just quit now.
   Can I rant about bug bites for a second? My dad used to always say "You must be very sweet" because bugs LOVE me. I must have a neon "Blood Bank" sign above my head, because mosquitoes eat me up and it makes me miserable. Note that I am already wearing long pants and a long-sleeve shirt, because I am already covered in bites from Fran's wedding this weekend, but does this deter the mosquitoes? No. I have exposed feet. I will buy bug spray, tomorrow, if not sooner, and spray it on instead of perfume, deoderant, hairspray, and mouthspray (2/4 of those I don't even use on a regular basis!)

   Notes about this outfit: I guess it's not particularly "exciting" or "fashion forward", but I love it, and would wear it everyday if I could. This oxford shirt is the closest thing I own to chambray, so I like to pretend that it is. These shoes are like my heart and soul in flat form. They are nearing the end of their life, but I don't think I can get rid of them. These pants are probably my favorite; I feel like they look a little classy, but they fit well and are really comfortable, for a situation like, I dunno, binging on BBQ and a giant cookie before a photoshoot.
   I should re-name my blog to "Perfectly Disclaimers About Stuffing My Face Before I Take Outfit Pictures." Catchy? 

12 comments :

Cara said...

Aaah, the self time pictures, we all have them! I usually have a ratio of non-usaable to usable pictures of 10:1. Love your top, it looks so comfortable, and the tapestry shoes are adorable!

Elana said...

Okay, I have been really behind on comments. Four posts, in fact. I understand if you want to stop being blogging friends with me. I get it. But I'm hoping to making it up to by telling you how much I love love love this. As you know, I'm a big fan of all things simple, understated, and classy. In my opinion, oxford shirt+black well-fitting pants+cute flats= the perfect, no-fail outfit. And I've yet to do the self-time thing, I just grab whoever I can find and shout at them, "take my pictures, bitch!" Works every time. Should I not have cussed? Oh well, people can deal with it.

Priya said...

Thanks for making me feel better! Glad you like it Cara!

Priya said...

Ahh Elana I understand, times are tough! And you made this outfit sound a lot better than I thought it actually was, thanks! Ha yes I have had quite a few photographers, and sometimes none. I only cuss when it's appropriate :)

Alexa said...

love the shoes <3 you are too cute! haha this outfit is amazing!

Alexa <3
http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

Priya said...

Thanks Alexa! Glad you're not making fun of me!

Always Maylee said...

My dad used to say the same thing to me! How funny. I'll be outside for a minute and come back with 10 bites, so I feel your pain! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Priya said...

AH thanks, nice to know I'm not alone! Thanks for stopping by Maylee! I love that name by the way, I'll have to add that to my list of names!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

You are too cute! I have no tips about how to avoid mosquitos... I get eaten up alive myself... but get a cheap tripod off of Amazon... it will change your blogging life!
xx
Here&Now

Nautical Stripes said...

You are adorable. I know how you feel about the self-timer...unfortunately, all my pictures are self-timed because of my husband's work hours he can't photograph me during a good time of day. I need an outfit like this though and love what you've done!

Mindy at www.nauticalstripes.com

Priya said...

Thank you Jessica! That is a great tip, hopefully I have someone to take pictures for me, but if not, that's what I'll do!

Priya said...

You mean your husband doesn't take your pictures?! I never would have guessed, they look great! Thanks for your kind words Mindy!