It’s not always easy taking photos for the blog
It’s late autumn here in the north. The days are getting shorter: when I leave for work in the morning it’s still dark, and in a month or so it will be dark by the time I get back home, too. And even during the precious daylight hours sunshine is becoming a rare phenomenon.
This makes it a bit challenging to shoot photos for the blog. And when you remember that my photographer, a.k.a. husband, is only available at weekends, it’s pretty much up to chance what we can and cannot shoot. No use planning an outfit days in advance; you never know what the whether will be like. On the other hand, if the sun is shining and it’s not freakishly cold, we’d better get outside while it lasts…
So, this is how these photos came about. Shot just before sunset (which would be around 6 pm this time of the year), very quickly, trying to find a location that was in the shadow but not too dark to capture the golden glow of the setting sun. Oh, and the photographer had a plane to catch, too…
And the outfit…
For starters, this wasn’t what I had planned to shoot. But for once the weather was quite warm, and it wasn’t raining. So, I changed my plans, improvised, and this is the result. And I actually like it.
Not least because I’m wearing shoes instead of boots. I know, I know… It’s autumn, and a lot of you are eager to wear boots. But I’m not. I have about 5-6 months of wearing nothing but boots ahead of me, and I’m not putting them on until it’s absolutely necessary. So, shoes (with thick soles) it is.
And the brown leather skirt is one of those pieces that I really like but that seldom gets an outing. Mainly because it’s too hot to wear on days when I don’t need boots, and I don’t have boots to go with it. Hmm, I see a shopping trip in my future… Have I ever told you I hate shopping? And by shopping I mean desperately looking for something, such as a pair of brown leather boots…
OK, the next item: The striped top. Yes, I sometimes succumb to fast fashion… This is a top I bought on sale, on a whim, last spring. And I’ve worn it a lot. To my surprise, I like the colours. White and burgundy, two colours that are definitely not on top of my list of favourites.
Apparently there is an exception to every rule. Maybe I should give burgundy a chance. And rethink my attitude to brown, too, while I’m at it.
How do you determine your best colours, anyway?
Well, I don’t buy that colour analysis thing. You know, where they determine whether you should be wearing cold colours (because you’re ‘winter’ or ‘summer’) or warm colours (because you’re ‘spring’ or ‘autumn’).
I’ve never been able to figure that out: you’re supposed to suit cold colours if your skin has pink undertones, and warm colours if your skin has yellow undertones. And the way to determine that is supposedly to see what colour the veins in your wrist are (blue for cold and green for warm). Well, how about this: my skin definitely has pink undertones (and by any definition, I’m beyond pale), but the veins in my wrist are definitely more green than blue… Who has time for this crap?
I wear both ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ colours, sometimes in the same outfit. And I’ve never encountered a red tone I couldn’t pull off. And I need a lot of make-up and colourful accessories to wear black and white. Some colours just look better on me than others. There’s no secret to it, no complicated system or science. Just hold a colour next to your face. It either looks good or it doesn’t.
Outfit details (all old):
top: Vila / leather skirt: Jigsaw / bag: Kate Spade / shoes: Clarks / coat: Hobbs /
sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana / scarf: Carolina Herrera / earrings: Viktoria Boldt
What colours do you wear in autumn?
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