Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The OOTD Pics that Almost Didn't Happen


I think I shared here before that I serve in the Pre-K class at my church a couple Sundays a month. I've been serving there for about a year and a half now. Needless to say that it's been challenging. In a good way, of course. Besides the fact that our children's ministry is always in need of volunteers, the reason I decided to serve that particular age group was to better understand my stepdaughter in her unique age and tendencies. She is 6 now and has since moved on to the Kindergarten class, but I've stuck around to try to further decode the mind of 4 and 5 year olds. I have yet to solve the mystery. 

Pretty sure that's how men feel about us women.
A mystery that will remain confusing forever.

On the Sundays that I work with the kiddos, it takes A LOT for me to put on anything decent. I have to be up early and, frankly, kids don't care about what you're wearing when they decide to wipe their little noses on you. But I compromise and usually come up with something that involves jeans.

When I get home from church, the only thing I want to do is get into something comfy and take a nap. I usually grab my tripod and camera before I head out the door but this particular Sunday I didn't. Which meant that I would have to go home first. When I walked in the door and caught a glimpse of my very comfortable couch, I became really weak. And lost all motivation to go back out and find a nice spot to snap a few pics. I sat down for a second to gather my thoughts. And I decided to compromise...by taking a few pics inside. I don't have a fancy camera so indoor pics are always a challenge. They're always dark and no amount of editing helps. But this day...it didn't matter. 

As my camera is snapping pics, I happened to glance over at the bathroom mirror and decided I needed to smooth out all the frumpy-ness that was going on.


And pull up my britches, for crying out loud.


So here you go. A little dark, but it'll do. ;) 


.:: details ::.
top: J.Crew (thrifted)
blazer: Dillard's
skinnies: Target
boots: Nine West Outlet
jewels: GAP Outlet, Kohl's, Charming Charlie, Michael Kors


Do you ever lose the motivation to take OOTD pics? Or is it just me?


xo,


Linking up with:
Thrifters Anonymous @ Color Blind
WIWW @ The Pleated Poppy
Wardrobe Wednesday @ Create Hope Inspire
Random Wednesday @ Because Shanna Said So
Whatever Whenever Wednesday @ Rolled Up Pretty
I Feel Pretty @ Get Your Pretty On

24 comments:

  1. I've tried and just can't get Into it. I'll never be a fashion blogger. I serve with the little ones at church and I LOVE it. Sometimes I think kids understand me better than adults.

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  2. Nice outfit!
    -Chantal
    Www.stilldeeper.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the outfit post and that red blazer is really cute. Glad to see you back.

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  4. This looks comfy.
    I teach sunday school at my church. I understand you completely.


    www.rootless-xo.blogspot.ca

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  5. When I taught the toddler and then the preschool Sunday school classes, I almost always modified my outfit to make it child friendly. Function over fashion. Even now, I still only get one or two outfit pictures a week.

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  6. ohhh yes I lose motivation ALL.THE.TIME.
    or I am afraid I'm going to look a hot mess by the time my daughter is home to take my photos!
    I clearly need to invest in a tri-pod/figure out the timer on my camera!

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  7. I love that outfit - casual yet polished! I work in preschool (and then have some of my own!) and that's one reason why I'm loving my "VV Boutique" adventure - I find great pieces without spending much so I don't feel like I have to hold back at all in that environment. Anyway, good job serving your church, the kiddos and their families! You're a blessing!

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  8. I really like your blazer, so glad you decided to post a picture. You look great as always!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetie!

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  9. I think this outfit is casually chic! A blazer is always an easy way to dress up some jeans. I like...It is a great look. I always lose motivation to take pics. When I first started blogging it was easy for me to do posts several days a week. Now I have to make sure to post once or twice a week. I enjoy blogging too much to give it up totally but I have promised myself at least once a week.

    Found you from the link ups, now following:)

    Tavia
    www.ninetofly.blogspot.com

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  10. You look great! I'm actually wearing my hair the exact same way today! :)

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  11. I lose motivation all the time! My husband takes my pics, and some days, I just don't want to bother him with my obsessiveness. Other days, I get dressed up, but just don't feel like taking any photos. So I feel you completely.

    On the plus side though, I love the way you layered this outfit! The collared shirt and the rolled up sleeves feel really well put together.

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  12. OK, first off how cool is it that you work with that age group to better understand your step daughter? Secondly I love your "real" photos of adjusting yourself. LOL! Thanks so much for linking up today!

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  13. my mom also teaches the kids class at church. she said its really challenging mostly because of their age but she thinks they are so cute and goes back every week. i love this look, very comfy, simple but still cute (better than my usual sunday gear which is yoga pants and tee) :)

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  14. Yes, I lose my will to take pictures on Sundays. After church I just wanna sleeeeep! Before I got married I had to lug around my tripod, but my husband takes my pics now, so it's a LITTLE easier (not for him...lol).

    Chandra
    More Modern Modesty

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  15. Very cute, love the after church casual look!

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  16. Very cute! I teach 7th grade and over the summer did 3-4 vacation bible school. It. Was. Exhausting. More power to ya :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  17. i just love your blazer and those boots! girl, sundays are always the hardest days for me to take blog pics, i'm always so sleepy haha!

    ~Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  18. I love that you are willing to share those funny pictures (even though you look wonderful).

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  19. Taking pictures with a tripod is sooo time consuming & hard! I commend you for doing it at all! I think these pictures are fine & I LOVE your outfit. The bright blazer & jeans/boots are fab! :) Found you via the I Feel Pretty linkup
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

    {Enter My Giveaway for a Monogram Leather Clutch Here!}

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  20. love this jcket and i love that you are doing this to learn more about your step daughter! LOve it. Thanks for being part of wardrobe weds xxxx

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  21. You look fabulous and I miss you :(

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  22. cute look! love the red blazer & those jeans are great! not that easy to find a good pair and i reeeeally like those!!

    xoxo linds
    my style blog :: Ruby Girl

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  23. You are lovely no matter what typa day your having. xoxoxoxo

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