Smile in Style

Please bear with me and my creative self-timer portraits.  It was raining today, so I had to settle for a photo shoot indoors.  And, unfortunately, since we have a small space, we don’t have a lot of well-lit areas.  So, I stayed near the door since there was more light and not as much mess (I mean clutter–please try to avert your eyes from the random things that you see in the pictures).

Before I realized it was raining (I think there is something to the old practice of sticking a hand out of the window to see what the weather is like), I had a silly urge to wear a dress that had all the fall colors (brown, yellow, orange, and red–with a dash of green).  As usual, I had to keep warm by covering my legs.  I went with a pair of knee-high socks (that are probably a little too busy or non-matchy, but they’re warm!) and donned a pair of brown ankle boots.  I also layered up with a hoodie and a sweater thinking it would be sufficient–I was half right (at least the hood came in handy once I realized it was raining, and I was actually getting wet).

I ended up getting a little haircut today (which only led to a wild and frizzy look due to the dampness), and then I did some shopping (don’t worry–I only bought groceries today).  As I was breezing through the store, a woman stopped me and said, “I like your look” with a big smile and without a hint of sarcasm.  I thought it was a nice thing to say to a complete stranger on a rainy day.  Unfortunately, since I’m not good at conversation, and I wanted to head home before the rain came down harder, I smiled back, said ‘”thanks” and flew out of the store (I’m horrible at the ‘stop and chat’–but I’m sure we could have had a pleasant conversation).  But in all honesty, I think the world be a better place if we all just smiled at strangers (without malice or pretense–meaning, don’t be creepy about it) and handed out genuine compliments (seriously, it felt good to be complimented!).

In conclusion, the pictorial presentation of my outfit is quite unorthodox today, but I’ll see if I can have my trusty dad act as my photographer again next week .  I’ll also see if I can tame my hair for my next post.  Hope you have a good, sunshine-filled weekend!

Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):

Dress:  Mossimo Supply Co./Target

Hooded sweatshirt:  aerie/gift

Sweater:  Arizona Jean Company/JCPenney

Socks:  Target

Boots:  Enzo Angiolini/vintage


4 Comments on “Smile in Style”

  1. Those are lovely colours! But what really does it are the socks and shoes. Very stylish! They remind me somewhat of Oxfords (I’m currently looking for an excuse to buy me a pair of Oxfords).

    • Thank you! I had second thoughts about pairing the socks with the dress when I saw the pictures, but I’m glad you saw a sense of style there. The shoes do look sort of like Oxfords–I didn’t really notice it until you mentioned it. Thanks for your insight. Good luck in getting yourself a pair (by the way, I’m also good at finding excuses to go shopping)!

  2. I love those socks too! It’s a great fall outfit. The colors are great and the knee socks are so fun

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