Summer Silk Part Two ....


Hi Everybody :)
      Thank God there is a day-long 'Cycle something-or-other' re-run 
of ANTM, cause I can't take this heat! I melt like a tub of butter....
I wither like a rose plucked off the vine and left to rot. OK, that wasn't very poetic... But you get the jist...
Needless to say, these photos were taken yesterday and I have yet to even peek my head out the door. Yes, I am an air-conditioner junkie ;)
      It's almost noon, so I suppose I do need to get dressed soon... 
I think this tee is getting smelly...


 This weekend is a cool-down, 
(thank you baby Jesus), and guess what? It's another Lucinda Williams concert! I'm a bit stymied on what to wear. I usually have 3-4 outfits on the launch-pad by now. Should I go the usual cowgirl girly-girly (hat, boots and skirt- the usual) or pop out of my L.W. concert attire and go totally, wickedly back-asswards and do a sandal/jean thing? ( It's an outdoor venue and I hate sitting on foreign, germy chairs in a short skirt)...
I once wore a sarong with cowboy boots and a tee.... Hmm...
Any inspiration/ideas you have will be appreciated !




Oh, Yeah! I am wearing a silk shirt dress here ;)
It may actually be a swimsuit cover-up, but I like it as a dress ( I have on a short skirt underneath as the sides have a rather long slit ;) - I'm looking for some flesh-tone shorts to wear underneath next time or maybe a short slip with lace around the bottom for peek-a-bility ;)


I'm not sure right now if it is turquoise or swirly cammo.
My editor/auto enhancer says Turquoise :) - (Left)
My camera says it's more greenish...
I'll let you decide :)
My favorite part is this Asian print silk scarf. It has 3 beautiful Geisha's and is about 5 ft. long. I scored this during my last thrift. When I find such a beauty, I always assume the prior owner died, otherwise, she'd keep all of her scarves...
Too bad they are smushed and tough to see. (I forgot to photograph it) - I hope she's happy that I am the one who will be cherishing it for years to come :)

Mail Bag Question of the Week:
"Why are most of your photos taken sitting rather than standing?"

      The answer is two-fold. My camera lens is an 18- 55mm, which takes the most clear images when you are around 3-4 feet away. You can see details better and color is more true. So, that saves time getting the right light and color. I am tall, and it seems when I stand, the images aren't as good, since I have to put my tri-pod farther away. 
      I also prefer taking more "portrait" style photos and I don't think it's necessary to always be standing to see the whole outfit. Most people get the jist by sitting. I have noticed that many clothing sites use images in which the model is sitting, and it is still appealing to me. Plus, I just feel more natural when sitting and can actually smile as I am comfier. However, I do add one or two standing shots  for proportion.
                       Reva :)
ATTIRE:
ALL THRIFTED

9 comments:

Serene said...

Reva, I love the whole water color aspect of this gorgeous silk dress! You look beautiful! By the way, I'm DYIN' over here it's so HOT!!!! Hugs...but not too close....I'm sweaty! :) ~Serene

Frocktasia said...

Dear Reva,
I think you & I must have been tuned into the same style wavelength today, I wore paisley print in green too ;)
This outfit looks gorgeously summery and you totally rock those shades!
I just thought I’d let you know that I’ve got a giveaway on the go at the moment for a rather splendid Moroccan tooled leather bag, so pop over and enter if that sounds like…your bag, tehe ;)
Take care my love,
Jennie
xXx

fashionoverfifty said...

and you are the best sitter/poser! I tried doing it and I was getting all the wrong things in the photo--so Kudos to you! I think its very hard to do it as well as you do~
Love, love, love BOTH prints and of course, would love to see more of the geishas...
oh, and thanks for the blog role..bit embarrassed to even mention it.... :~@ Lov,e Paula

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Is this my favourite summer outfit on you? Why yes it is!!! You REALLY suit those shades of what I would call turquoise green - of course, green is my fave colour anyway so I'm gonna love what you're wearing, but I ADORE the way you've styled this beautiful dress. The scarf is so special and I would treasure it too and I love the tan belt and boots - amazing!!!! I love the idea of a sarong and boots xo

Lesa said...

Reva, Love this outfit head to toe, I know how hot it is, but this looks like a dip in a cool, cool swimming pool.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You would be perfect in sandals with a tall cool drink by a pool...perfect cover up for that! I also tried sitting down..it was not pretty...it would be hard to convince anyone that I lost weight in a sitting position...so I stand...I wish I looked like you when I sit...skinny and pretty!!

Terri said...

I don't care if the silk dress is a swim cover-up, it's beautiful. I was shopping for a bridesmaid's dress recently and the most appropriate dress I found--was a swim coverup. The scarf looks like a keeper!

Nelly said...

The colour is beautiful on you maybe its a turqureen? anyway you look great and I never thought about you standing or sitting I just love the way you pose in your shots and wish I could do the same.xxx

QueenDiva said...

I really like this... beautiful!!!

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