Did you ever think about the fact that pretty much everything is a matter of perspective? One’s point of view affects every single aspect of their reality…
…From the major things in life like who we love, activities we enjoy, politics, religion…right down to the minutia of our day to day existence. Take the weather for example. I took these shots the week before Christmas. While I was taking them we were right at the beginning of a Winter storm. It was windy, snow was blowing and I was shivering and freezing. Or so I thought.
Then came the never-ending deep freeze that began Christmas Eve and didn’t release us from it’s clutches until Sunday. I am pretty certain it was so cold that hell basically froze over…and if it didn’t the citizens at the very least needed to wear jackets and mittens. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that lately I’ve started taking my outfit shots in the school cafeteria…glamorous don’t you think? Hey, ain’t nobody got time for frostbite, and I’m thinking below zero temperatures aren’t exactly good for the camera so necessity forced me to think outside of the box. Which by the way gives me a good head start on my goal for this year.
Anyhow, today’s temperature was supposed to be about the same as it was the day that I took these; in the low 30’s. I could not wait to leave work and actually take shots outside. Yes, it was cold. But I barely noticed. Instead of my typical frenetic rush to get photos done in the cold, I snapped away for probably 15 minutes. Three weeks ago I was miserable in thirty degree weather. Today I was like, “Ya, baby…that’s what I’m talkin’ about.” See what I mean? It’s all a matter of perspective.
This velvet duster is such a statement piece. Between the vibrant rust/orange-ish color and the 70’s rocker vibes it gives off, how could it not be. I’ve never worn it with black before because I’ve always been leery of looking like I’m celebrating Halloween. In my head, orange paired with black just says Halloween. Typically I style this particular velvet duster with jeans, but this time I decided to give black a shot. And I’m glad that I did. The black really makes the velvet duster stand out and I don’t feel at all jack-o-lantern-esque.
With color combos as with everything else, be adventurous, be bold, live on the edge. You’ll never know if you like something until you try it. And guess what? If you don’t like it, quite simply don’t do it again. That’s what fashion is for…experimenting. Some experiments aren’t successful, but sometimes, you just might make a brilliant discovery.
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