Friday, May 20, 2011

Bloggers Do It Better


I couldn't get my act together for the last two Bloggers Do It Better challenges, but this one fell right in line with my plans for family pictures.  The photo shoot took place on Sunday.  I'm desperate to tell you all about it, but I don't want to rob the final product of any glory.  I'll just say bow ties and french collars abound.

You'd think after taking outfit photos nearly everyday for two years that I would be perfectly comfortable in front of the camera.  I most certainly am not.  My husband, on the other hand, worked the camera like a veteran GQ model.  Where on earth did that come from!?

Earrings:  Borrowed from E.
Shirt:  Express
Bow Tie:  Vintage, via Cat's Pajamas Sale
Vest:  Vintage, thrifted via Valu Thrift
Skirt:  Target
Shoes:  Macy's

23 comments:

Two Stylish Kays said...

How adorable are these vintage pieces. You look great!

Image Envy said...

I think this outfit is great! It has such personality! Love the skirt, love the vest, love the bow-tie (and I am NOT a bow-tie fan usually!). I also wore a vest, check it out at http://imageenvy.blogspot.com/2011/05/bloggers-do-it-better-prep-school.html

Salazar said...

You look super cute! I love the bow tie and the vest paired with the skirt.

14 Shades Of Grey

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

so adorable, I love the bow what a perfect touch.

Laura Hartshorne said...

Very cute x

Moriah said...

ADORABLE! Love the whole outfit and cannot wait to see more :)

Rebecca said...

You look fantastic!

Frannie Pantz said...

Loving the shirt, bowtie and vest! I am so excited for my first BDIB challenge today! It's good to know that women who look amazing in front of the camera get camera shy too. Thanks!

Kimberlee said...

Aww you look so cute :)

two birds said...

love this! although i don't know you (even though it feels like i do), i feel like this outfit and this picture suit your personality perfectly! adorable!

Kyla said...

That picture belongs in a magazine! I love it!

Ashley J said...

OMG, you look like a model in that picture!!! I cannot WAIT to see the rest:)

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

LOVE this outfit!!!

Shea said...

Wow, you look great!! I haven't even seen that many other people who did the challenge yet, but I can tell already that yours will be my favorite! And I don't know what you're talking about--this picture of you is fantastic!

Girly Muse said...

OH MY WORD, you look SO great! Love the outfit, the look, the picture. Way to go, Nick! Can't wait to see the rest.

Meri said...

What a great outfit and pose! Definitely an individual, missy!

Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

Love the whole mix of your menswear, the crisp white skirt, the blouse, and the little bit of girly with thos cute shoes!

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Michelle said...

I love every single part of this outfit. Literally, I scrolled down thinking, Yes, perfect, perfect...ahhh, the shoes! Perfect!

Faith Li said...

Now THIS is new!! Beautiful job done with mixing patterns!!

Gracey said...

You look amazing in this. All the pieces are just perfect together. You, Miss Jill, definitely do it better!

Shasie said...

I really love the girls who used bowties for this challenge! SO cute!

Shasie
Live Life in Style

monster cakes said...

I cannot WAIT to hear more about this shoot! How cute are you in this picture?! I'm a huge bow tie girl, though I didn't have time to participate, so I love this! And your hair is looking mighty fine, my friend. Keep it up!

MissRockwell said...

That bow tie paired with the yellow shirt is more than amazing. Loving the whole vintage feel of the 'fit!

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