Color Blocking for the Meek





pink tank: Old Navy  :: navy cardi: Forever 21 (here) ::
turquoise scarf: Urban Outfitters:: black jeggings: Walmart::
white sandals: Forever 21 (here):: bead necklace: Icing

I apologize for the photos. I am still kinda wobbly with the tripod and still a bit bashful with taking pictures by myself in public... How do you ladies do it? I take pictures in the most secluded spot I can find, but I still find myself looking around to make sure no one sees me. 

I've been MIA for a while,  I know. I blame it on my school work. I spent a lot of time writing and reading the past week, so I really haven't had a good reason to get dressed. Don't worry, I was dressed. In warm, comfy jammies. All. Week. Long.  (almost) Jealous? 

Well, you shouldn't be. I swear, I could feel every pimple and white head sprout on my face with every page I  wrote. (gross, I'm sorry.) Which brings me to this topic: During warm, humid months, my face becomes a grease pot. I use blotting papers and toner to help with the oiliness. What products do you use? 

13 comments:

  1. I Love this colorful ensemble! I take my pictures in secluded places at my house. I would feel extremely silly posing like a model out in public with someone taking my picture. Don't feel bad. I also would think that you would look like a tourist. I would have done some shots at the waterfront in Seattle but I didn't want to look like a silly tourist. I give kudos to the people that are brave enough to get their pics taken in public.

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  2. I think the picture thing is getting better for me. But still embarrassing. I don't own a tripod, so I've never ventured out of my apartment to take pictures of myself. If I'm out and about it's a friend taking them. It's a lot more comfortable when I'm by myself though... I don't feel as awkward. Going to go do a "shoot" today. hehe.

    The second to last pictures is so cute :) I like colorblocking to look at it, but I don't think it's really for me.. It is very very scary indeed. Maybe one day...

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  3. I'm a blotting papers fan - I go through a ton of them when the humidity kicks in but I have such oily skin and they're like the only thing that works! Also, I think this is a pretty brilliant foray into color blocking - it's definitely subtle but it looks great.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  4. I don't take my own pictures, although I wish I had a tripod to do so, I end up being at my manfriends mercy. I find it hard to take pics in public, but you look fantastic so I wouldn't worry about what they are thinking, probably enjoying the view! You look great! I love the scarf and how your nails match the scarf. I can't totally see your shoes, but what I can I love!

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  5. I usually end up taking my photos in secluded spots, too. It's a rare feat when I muster up the courage to take pictures in public amid curious stares.

    Pink, turquoise and navy -- I like it!

    Ugh, I hate the warmth and humidity not for turning my face into a grease pot, but for making it worse. Woe is me, hehe ;) I use blotting papers and toners as well as witch hazel (a natural astringent).

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  6. Cute! I'm on the same stage as you. New to a tripod and awkward about taking pictures. Yours are totes better than mine, though. I always wind up with this scowl that makes me look like a huge meanie.

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  7. This outfit? It totally rocks. The scarf/necklace especially look AWESOME!

    I totally swear by blotting papers myself. They just rock. =]

    -Vijaya
    Fierce Nerditude

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  8. love the title. the colour looks great with your skin tone. I have yet to venture outside for pictures yet.... I know the summer isn't so good for my skin either, but dryness is my problem that oily moistureizers make me break out.

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  9. You should wear bright colours more often! I'm loving this trend...I'm not sure if there is a colour combo that can go wrong this season...you look fabulous!

    Bubbs...

    www.paris-on-my-mind.blogspot.com

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  10. I take my pictures by myself in the middle of the day when most people are at work, but I'm still a little nervous about getting caught!

    I love how your scarf and nail polish match. What a fun detail!

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  11. Colour blocking for the adorable, maybe!

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  12. I love the way bright colors look on you! This shade of pink is definitely your color! Someday I too will have the courage to venture forth and try color blocking...the meek way! :)

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  13. you're lightyears ahead of me, i have yet to venture outside by myself to take a photo, and i own a tripod! i am thinking of this one secluded park near my place though. i forgot which blogger recommended the back of grocery stores and such.

    i have oily skin also. there was a period of time where i was getting monthly facials and that helped a LOT. i saw the oiliness disappear during the summer months. i don't have the means to do that now, but i think exfoliating will help a lot if you don't already have that in your regimen.

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