It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Unfortunately, it is also beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, too. Which means cold, cold, cold! Luckily I have these fancy and festive layering accessories my grandmother-in-law handmade for me! They are so snuggly and warm. I especially love the striped mittens.
Category Archives: Fashion
- I am wearing a bodycon dress
- These photos were taken inside
I don’t ever wear bodycon dresses because they are very unforgiving. I still stand by that statement even now, while posting a bunch of pictures of me wearing a bodycon dress. It takes a very specific body type (and a few stiff cocktails for confidence) to pull off such a figure-hugging dress. While I love this dress, and will definitely wear it again — (I mean the ruffles and the color are just too good) I am not sure that I will buy another bodycon dress anytime soon. Especially not for a dinner event, haha.
Also, these photos were shot inside — a Clarabelle first! We were visiting my in-laws in upstate NY and it was snowing! I love you all, but I wasn’t going to stand outside in the snow in this dress. So forgive the slightly yellow hue on the photos.
Shoes: Steve Madden | Dress: Asos
Here’s a fun fact about photography: Lines create great photos. If you look at most of the photos on Clarabelle, you will notice that there are usually two parallel “lines” flanking me in the background. Did you just go look? I wasn’t joking, right? The two lines are everywhere. Though sometimes Matt can pull it off with one line, two is best.
Having two lines centers your subject, creates a perfectly balanced photo, and forces the viewers eye on the primary subject. This is a practice anyone can employ to improve their photos. Lines and light are the two key ingredients for creating great photos. This is a fact.
The easiest way to create great lines is to stand in the middle of the street. This is a great option for bloggers who live on quiet suburban streets, but street-standing gets a bit tricky in the Big Apple. So basically most street photo shoots start with Matt and I looking for a quiet street. This task is pretty easy to do in Harlem. Then, the decision of who should face away from oncoming traffic must be made — that is usually Matt, but we are quickly realizing that should be changed. Finally, the person facing traffic has the very important job of shouting CAR!!!!!! when a car is coming so we can move and not die — or worse, get yelled at.
And thus, my friends — an outfit post is made.
Shoes: Zara : Socks: A stand in Colonial Williamsburg | Skirt: H&M | Shirt: Impeccable Pig | Jacket: J. Crew — similar
Sunday was the first freezing cold day in NYC. However, I still had every intention of dressing up like a tenured teacher and shooting on the High Line. I think I have the teacher outfit down, but the wind and the weird light made shooting on the High Line not as great as previously imagined. But, fate smiled on us and we found some gorgeous Fall trees that shielded the wind and filtered the light. So yeah, it ended up being a success.
Here I am standing in front of the lovely Magic Johnson movie theater — which is a mediocre movie theater right in the heart of Harlem. Yay! Also, I got these pants from H&M for a steal. I love the fun fall pattern and they are super comfortable. I highly recommend buying a pair. Plus, the price can’t be beat!
Are colored pants still a thing? I sure hope so because I am not ready to quit them just yet. Soooo, I am just going to go ahead and say they’re still a thing– to make it official.
Colored pants are still a thing, everyone. You’re welcome.