It just occurred to me that this skirt photographs much bluer than it is in real life. There is a lot more green in this skirt than these posts have been letting on! It's a true teal, methinks, rather than an aquamarine blue. Or maybe it's yellow to you, who knows...
|Top - Cynthia Steffe (via TJMaxx) / Pencil skirt - eloquii / Sandals - Bandolino (via Endless)|
But that's where the wonder of post-processing (which I normally shy away from at all costs) comes in. In fact, this was one of those outfits I loved much more in real life than in my usual unedited pictures. To be honest, I almost hated it after reviewing the pictures; the graphic print of the top with the vibrant teal of the skirt was quite striking in person, but for some reason it came across much duller in the untouched photos. Cue a little magical tool called cross-processing (oooooh), and I was able to get the color of the skirt closer to what it's supposed to be. And make my pictures artsy. It's a win-win.
|Handbag - DKNY (via TJMaxx)|
I will say that I decided to change my shoes after taking these pictures, though. The ankle strap against my pale legs wasn't doing me any favors here, and the white also seemed to contribute to the outfit's apparent dullness. I bet you can't guess which shoes I swapped them for? Yep, that's right, yesterday's coral lovelies. At first I thought it might have been too much color, but the ol' BF - of all people - talked me into it. Go figure! Unfortunately, I didn't have time to redo the photo shoot, so I can only leave it to your imagination. And maybe this picture. =S
And actually, the skirt's color here is even closer to its true color! (The shoes - not so much.)
|Ring - The Limited / Necklace - Banana Republic / Earrings - The Limited|
I also introduce to you yet another photo location with this post. Thanks to some beefy masons working away on our neighbor's brick porch/yard/sidewalk, I was too embarrassed to take pictures of myself so close to them, possibly encouraging questions (gasp!) or comments (blurg), so I was finally forced to find a new (and improved!) shady spot nearby. (Ah, the brick background - the style blogger's best friend. Amirite??) However, I did take one picture of my would-be location (in an effort to pretend I wasn't doing anything strange whilst the beefcakes looked on) and thought it rather pretty on its own. Ah, spring's bloom...