- Patterned dress – Banana Republic
- Gray tank – Filene’s Basement
- (Another tank underneath not shown, but worn for warmth)
- Woven belt – F21
- Vest - little boy’s Tracht vest, thrifted in Bavaria
- Gray sweater tights – drug store
- Boots – Dillards
- Necklace – Anthropologie
The idea for this outfit actually came to me while running. Running is perfect for mentally exploring your closet or composing to-do lists. I was running though this very forest and something about this idyllic winter setting made me yearn for wool tights, a comfortable dress, sturdy boots and somewhat of a romantic aesthetic (to be later accessorized by a hot mug of tea and some great reading material).
Now lest you think I walk around snowy forests wearing short sleeved dresses, I only did this for about the five minutes it took me to take these shots. The cold weather has made me efficient! I then bundled back up in my big fluffy coat, added a hat, scarf, and gloves and trudged back to my house. I just discovered this nearby forest while running and the snowy wonderland setting made it just too tempting for my post-run outfit pictures as well. And, because no one in their right mind was out there and off-pathing it, I was spared any curious looks from people passing by and seeing me model for the camera.
I’m really curios – how do you other style bloggers do it? For those of you who take your own pictures (I have a feeling that’s a minority), how do you overcome the embarrassment of setting up your timer, running to the chosen spot, and posing while smiling at your pretend audience? Do you look for a spot where you’re almost guaranteed to be alone or do you brave and ignore the baffled stares from onlookers?
You’d think that after entire year of walking sneakily to secluded but well-lit areas to model my duds for the camera, I’d have it down to a cool and blasé art form, but no, no such thing. Still awkward and self-conscious about it. Maybe I’ll get better at it during Year Two of Academichic.
Don’t forget to check back Friday for our first giveaway of Year Two! S.