Wednesday, February 2, 2011

1/30 aka I won't be changing careers anytime soon

Shirt: Herve Bernard from Marshalls, Jacket: Banana Republic thrifted, Necklace: thrifted, Belt: thrifted, Jeans: Old Navy, Boots: Endless.

Hello, hello!

I know I promised just one post with all my 30 for 30 outfits compiled each week, but I can't lie, I've been getting really excited checking out some of the other remixers' blogs, and wanted to make sure to get up outfit number one in case anyone stops by! Then I swear I'm back to the old plan.

So here's pretty much how the first photoshoot went:

Me (in my head): OK, pose, pose, over the shoulder, sexy smile, leg pop, skinny arm. You're lookin' good girl!

Derek (after about 10 seconds): Why don't you stop and take a look at what we've got?

Me (realizing what Derek already knows: I look constipated and/or insane in every photo): Accck! What am I doing wrong?

Derek: Why don't you come over by the door instead, turn to the side, give a little bit of a smile like this (demonstrates several poses which I mimic. New pictures turn out great).

So the moral of the story here is, my boyfriend is a better model than I am. Great. Looks like I have an ANTM marathon in my future.

And to make sure you get a good laugh with your morning cup of coffee, here's a sample of what my pictures looked like without Tyra Derek's direction.


  1. Haha, well I think you model fabulously! I seriously love your outfit! That jacket and shirt combo is so pretty! Great kick off to the 30 for 30! Can't wait to see what else you put together!

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  2. haha..tyra's directions.

    Well looks like you had fun and those pictures turned out great too :) Love the outfit. The belt and boots just pull it all together perfectly too.

  3. Ugh, it's seriously so hard to post by yourself! I had a ton of bad ones when I did the blog shoot with Gray. These pics you shared here are beautiful tho!

  4. The necklace, the belt, the boots... girl, everything about your outfit is PERFECT!!

    Happy Wednesday! xo

  5. You are so cute--I love your blazer!

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  6. Very cute. Love your poses, outfit, and especially the jacket! Great job.
    I'm doing the 30X30 too and have a link up every Wednesday for everyone who wears any jewelry with an outfit, hope to see you there.

  7. is it that they always know how to make it look better?
    That is such a cute jacket!

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  8. Great post I love your jacket and the boots. Keep up the poses!!

  9. i love it! great outfit post. you are so brave, i don't think i could do the 30 in 30. maybe i'll try later down the road. but i am doing a teeny tiny outfit picture *in* my post today!

  10. found you thru Kendi's blog
    love your first outfit
    you are adorable!

  11. seriously...that jacket, those boots, that shirt. all to die for. love it.

    thanks for stopping by!

  12. Oh my gosh! This post was absolutely stinkin' hilarious!! Go Derek! Maybe he'll be the next top model. You are darling! This jacket and your hair...just precious girl!

  13. Cute - love the belt on the jacket. And way to be enthusiastic about posing!

  14. Awesome! I feel the same way when I try to take pictures. I might have to resort to kooky ones. Love this outfit! Keep it up girl!


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