Well, I'm back to taking photos with my tripod in my backyard for a little while. My sister-in-law is more than seven months pregnant and Alena just moved to Austin, plus with Mary and Jenn halfway across the country in Illinois and Iowa, I'm on the lookout for a new outfit photographer. I have a good camera and a good lens, and I always like how my photos turn out when I take them of other people or places, but I just can't seem to take good ones of myself with my tripod. Does anyone have any tips? You know, other than "make more friends."
This dress has actually been sitting in my closet for about two months untouched. I got it in a Facebook swap, and even though it's a size too big, I decided I'd swap for it anyway since it was so pretty. Unfortunately, I didn't magically fit into it like I had planned (weird how those things work out), and without the jacket and belt, it's definitely noticeable how ill-fitting it is on me. It also has a great open back, but I still haven't gotten a lace bandeau, and I can't do the whole bra-less thing. Do you see my dilemmas? I finally decided to take it out for a spin though just to see if I could make it work for these pictures, and I'm happy to see that it worked perfectly with a jacket and belt. I'm still not sure if I'm going to keep it though, so if anyone wants a size large lace YA Los Angeles dress with the tags on (I only wore it for these pictures), shoot me an email or let me know in the comments!
On the personal front, I had a really good weekend that mostly involved food, which in my opinion is the best kind of weekend. I hung out at my friend Adam's house on Friday night, and we ended up making an impromptu trip to Sprinkles ice cream and waiting in an insanely long line for it being 9 p.m. I've had Sprinkles cupcakes a handful of times, but I had never had the ice cream, but I'm happy to report that the wait was worth it. Although you probably didn't need me to tell you that red velvet ice cream with a chocolate/vanilla cupcake top in it was good, did you? I didn't think so.
On Saturday night, my family took my out for an early birthday dinner since next weekend is going to be pretty busy for everyone. We went to the Packing House, my favorite new place in Orange County. I've mentioned it before, but it's essentially a giant food court filled with local restaurants, bars, fancy dessert places, and well-dressed people. It's by far the coolest place in the area, and even though it's always crowded, we decided to go anyway. This time I tried the gourmet grilled cheese place and the crepe place, and they were both delicious. There's a brewery in the same area as the Packing House, so we headed there afterward so my brother could buy me a birthday beer. All in all, it was a good start to my birthday week that will hopefully include even more delicious food.
Dress: YA Los Angeles, from a swap
Shoes: B.A.I.T via eBay
Jacket: Dry Goods
Clutch: Sassy Stitches by Lori, gift
Necklace: Unknown (found in my room)