Trial and Error : Pattern and Fabric Mixing / Choices / Update

If I can photograph an outfit from all sides, and it still looks good, I know it works. My mirrors lie to me, but my camera never lies!  The old girl has values ;)  This outfit seemed like it would look great ( in theory) and I was excited to wear it, but the proportions were a bit off for my body type. ( I have a wide top and a narrow bottom.) I like the top, and even kept the original belt attached. I liked the mix of colors It was the style of each piece that could have been better. The satin was a bit shiny for the look I was going for,though it drapes beautifully. The skirt was too narrow, but I still like the pattern mix. I paired the pieces with some hard, chunky wood accessories and tough gladiator flats for a more ethnic feel, but next time, I'll skip the satin!

I actually rolled my hair with rollers! This used to be my usual. A curly up-do with a clippy! ( W/O the scarf )
See what I mean? Oh well, live and learn ;)
This photo was the most flattering, but I'm all about the honesty ;)

This blogging thingy has certainly been making me take a look at my choices (fashion or otherwise), and has brought me to some conclusions that I may or may not be comfy with.

1. What works for one person may not work for everybody. Example: Toddler attire is not flattering on me.
2. My body isn't as fit, nor as photogenic as it used to be. (though when I'm 70, I'll look back at this and smile) Most of you guys can't even imagine being in your 40's! Tee, Hee! It will happen.
3. I tend to look best in age-appropriate ( I cringe as I say this ) outfits. Now, before you smack me, hear me out! I will ALWAYS be willing to try out new trends, but I may save my chunky clogs for a simple look, instead of pairing them with a tutu, like the younguns do so well.
4. I have big boobs and a small, flat butt. So, to look my best, I need to create balance between the top and bottom. I am a D cup. I deal with it. Oh, to have small, perky boobies....
5. I can take what I need and leave the rest. Example: Just because I like the Forever 21 mannequin's look, it may look like a Halloween costume on me.
6. Stay true to your inner voice! Example: When I put on an outfit, it's O.K. to leave off say, 2 or 3 accessories and still look like I make an effort. Or, on the flip side, it's O.K. to drown myself in them!
7. It's O.K. to be my age and to be a crazy cat lady! ( Cringe )
8. Risk taking is a good thing. I always learn something.
9. Age is all a mind-set,( Cringing again ) and with age comes wisdom, nothing more. I am wising up and realizing what I look good in and what I don't.
10. Being a saged chick means that I can still be me, without the need to try too hard. As a matter of fact, the harder I try, the more insecure I end up looking ;)
Disclaimer: These opinions are subject to change at any minute ;)
Have a great weekend !!!

Is it O.K. to let other's know when a blogger is sending out malware and spam ???
I just went to a blog which I used to visit all the time and my wonderful computer warned me that
this site contains MALWARE ! No wonder I have been getting so much spam lately ! That sucks !

How I Spend My Day; The life of a New Blogger

This is a typical day in the life of a woman who is "in between projects", or as most ordinary people call it "unemployed". Now if you're a wealthy gal, you're often called a Lady of Leisure. Sometimes you're a volunteer, or even an entrepreneur. Let's call me that big word, as I am taking on, and trying to become a photographer, who just happens to be in between projects ;) - This first image is pretty much raw. I believe every now and then it's important to document someone in their natural state. Kinda like in the bush, not the zoo. Sans airbrush and doing exactly what they like to do. These are the photos I enjoy taking (of other people, of course ;). There are so many photos I look back on which at the time, I thought were really bad, but when I view them years later, they don't seem bad at all and I'm glad I took them! This is a typical doing-my-thing outfit. Hat, glasses, camera and a smoke. Sorry, kids, I'm trying ! Kinda. Here's what I do usually on a good day. There are many exceptions, but this would be considered my ideal laid-back kind of day. I did visit another Vampire earlier in the A.M. as u can see by the oopsie gauze bracelet, but the rest of the day was fine as wine !
                                                        I read a few chapters of a self-help book. Not !
First: I hit the computer, and love to read comments. By the way, where the heck are you guys? I really dig comments and they get my day started off in a more creative and positive zone. Hint, Hint ;) I then start scanning the blogs for inspiration while chugging down a faux Boost and a handful of vitamins, etc...
I then rifle through my piles-o-clothes and find an outfit. These sandals are a newbie and will fit in well with the   tribal designs I am seeking out this week. Since I was vampired today, I thrift. This takes the sting out of any situation. Boy, I need to change my polish ..........
Here are my goodies and how I think when thrifting. I started in a green mood. First I hit the shoes, then it becomes a blur. 
Skirts and Dresses and Booties, Oh My !
I start with a color I want, and it goes from there! Green mixed with blue mixed with pinks mixed with..... Kinda scary, hey, but at 2 bucks a pop, Yipee!
I am currently in a pastel, cotton, oxfordish country girl mood, however I am leaning towards some Tribal-Inspired looks.  As seen here, at, these JbyLisa (Jewel By Lisa) designs, are killing me! They are sooo awesome!
Oooh, How I Love These ! Get to the thrift stores, ladies, or if you have the funds, hit Some are very pricey, while others are very reasonable, but a lot are already sold out :(
These are for you, Vix :) - After a thrift store bing, It's an addiction, don't judge me.... I shoot. A Lot.
And play a bit ;)
Is it time to eat already ? Then, last but not least, I pop off some outfit shots. Again, Play ;)
I move around the yard, looking for the best light and if I'm lucky, a sunset !
By the By, I knotted the tank right in the middle for a change and to add a bit of funk.
The rest of the evening is spent with my Hubs, editing and paroozing the blog world.
Usually, I am trying to figure out how someone gets a certain shot to look a certain way. Obsessively.
God , I need a job !!!
My Outfit: Tank: Sears - Skirt: Limited,thrifted - Sash Belt: Old Navy - Hat: thrifted - Pendant: Gift.

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