Daily Archives: May 1, 2014

OOTD :: of remixing and recycling




I think I may just be addicted to filters.

I like the way they endow a poorly-lit photo with instant pizazz.

Take my first establishing shot, for instance. On its own, it was a bit bland, a bit vanilla. And the original photo had more of a cool hue to it that prevented the sunniness of the yellow to translate true. But run it through my Picstitch app using the Clyde effect and you’ve got yourself a richer, more interesting picture. Now, it looks like something you’d find as you riffle through a box of half-forgotten memories; it’s got that over-exposed, mid-20th century feel to it.

Oddly, I did the exact same procedure for photos 2 and 3 but ended up scrapping them in favor of what you see here now because that selfsame filter made those pictures look positively horrid. I suppose all’s well that ends well since now, you have both a dramatic opening and a real, nitty-gritty ending. Kinda like a decent indie film, yeah?

But enough about pictures; let’s talk outfit. Full disclosure: this was originally intended for last week’s Dress Like a Tree theme. See Exhibit A and note how the pattern of the skirt was a perfect dupe for that stretch of greenery (or it it yellowery?)

Exhibit A

Exhibit A

But then I found that pic of the giraffe and the tree and I saw that this week would be the yellow week anyway and, well. It was a no-brainer after that. Sadly, even though I’ve not yet run it through its paces until today, I am actually quite tired of this outfit, having worked and reworked it in the virtual world so many times.

At least I can proudly say that this is yet another example of my remixing abilities. A year ago, this skirt had seen its debut and I’m glad it’s got great restlying mojo. I think I’ll be keeping it for a while. And that top? All of $5, baby! Yeah! I’m all about the eco-friendly recycling today, aren’t I? You can teach an old dog new tricks! Next thing you know, I’ll actually wear something twice in a month!

 : Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – eBay
  Cardi – F21
Skirt – H&M
Pumps – Franco Sarto
Necklace – Target

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl

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