What They Wore Wednesday: Wedding Guests

This week’s What They Wore post is about wedding attire. I was planning on attending a wedding this weekend, and just after buying my outfit it was canceled. I debated about if I should return it or not. After talking to a few people on Twitter, I decided I would keep it. I also got an idea to ask others for their wedding attire pictures. There are so many different options depending on what the dress code is.
First up is Sugar and Spice, and what she wore for her sister’s wedding. I love the peacock headband, and the fringe bag. 16.7.10: my sister's wedding

Next up is Franca of Apples and Oranges in a delightful red and white polka dot dress from Vivien of Holloway.

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Jenni of Pixie and Pumps wore this cute, ruffled, pink number to her best friend’s wedding. She looks so pretty!

Do you have a go to wedding outfit? Are there any weddings on your schedule coming up? If so, what do you plan on wearing?

Everybody, Everywear: Lace and Oxfords

This month for Everybody, Everywear bloggers everywhere are wearing lace. After the voting ended, an lace was announced the winner I automatically started thinking about what lace items I had in my closet. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any lace or lace accented pieces. I guess I did have a camisole or two that have a small amount of lace trim on the neckline. In my opinion that didn’t actually count. I didn’t even have any cute lace wrapped accessories. What I did have is a lace nightie. Insert giggles, snickers, or blushing. I immediately began brainstorming on ways I could make it appropriate to wear out.I lucked out and had a nice, cool day last week. I’m talking thunderstorms the night before and only reaching 65. I was ecstatic! That meant I could layer a bandeau under and a cardigan on top. That meant I could be completely covered, yet still show off my lace.

I took advantage of the beautiful weather, and my free time by going to the park and taking pictures on the bike path. I’ve taken pictures outside before, but it isn’t nearly as nerve wracking when your husband is taking your pictures. This was my first go around with outdoor self-portraiture. I lucked out and nobody went by on the path. I just had to deal with a construction worker gawking at me from the parking lot. I hope to do this more often, now that I am home with Lyla during the day. I guess I should start reading up on Hello Monkey Face’s Self-Caught Feature. I didn’t have any issues with other passer-bys until I moved up to take accessory shots.The Scoop

Nightgown-gift, Cardigan-Walmart, Belt-NY and Co, Jeans-William Rast  for Target, Shoes-Payless

How do you deal with curious onlookers? Any outdoor self-portraiture tips?

Lace | Everybody, Everywear

What They Wore Wednesday: Ruffled Collars

This week on What They Wore Wednesday I’m featuring a few bloggers that have worn ruffled necklines recently. I love how this looks, and for someone like me who doesn’t always wear a lot of jewelry I think it is a great way to add some pretty details.

First up, I have Melanie of Unravelled Threads wearing a beautiful plum colored blouse from New York and Co. I really like the bold neckline, but I wonder how itchy it may be in the summer heat.Next up, is Ashley of Ashley Getting Dressed wearing a Forever 21 dress with a dainty, ruffled neckline.

What do you think about ruffled necklines? Do you have any pieces like that in your closet? What size ruffle do you prefer?

Friend Friday: Keeping the Balance

This week all of FBFF girls and guys are sharing how we are super heroes in our own right. Keeping the balance between blogging, working, playing, and our friends and family isn’t easy. Check out everyone’s answers over at ModlyChic.
1. When it comes to prioritizing your life, in what place does
blogging fall? 
Blogging is probably in  3rd place behind family and dance/work.
2. We all wish we had more free time to dedicate to blogging and all
it entails. What are your tricks for taking advantage of the time you
do have to be as productive as possible? 
I try and pre-post as much as possible. That way when I have a few minutes here or there I can return comments, visit blogs, or interact with everyone on Twitter.
3. Have you discovered any short-cuts that makes blogging easier or
more time efficient? 
I don’t think I have found any short-cuts per say, however, I do take advantage of technology that may make blogging easier. I use my Droid to do a lot of things like blog reading, returning comments, and Twitter.
4. Do you have an editorial calendar or something similar that helps
you plan ahead? 
I don’t have any hard copies, but I keep the same weekly schedule as much as possible. Since, I mostly do ootd posts I only need to remember to include my Every Man, Woman, and Child posts and Friend Friday. It makes it pretty simple to keep track of things.
5. If time wasn’t an issue what you would be doing on your blog/for
your blog that you aren’t doing now?
If I had the time the biggest thing I want to do know is reach out to brands. I would like to offer an occasional giveaway for you wonderful readers. Promotions with discounts from brands I know you would love would be nice too.
I would also like to interact more with bloggers/readers. I just need more hours in the day. It would be nice to get a few extra hours of sleep too.
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Friend Friday: Body Image and Fashion Blogging

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 This week Katy and the Friend Friday group are discussing body image. As a dancer that is something I’ve had pushed at me for a looooong time. However, I’ve been blessed to never really struggle with it myself. I know several people who have succumbed to trying to mold themselves into “the perfect” dancer, gymnast, cheerleader, performer, or even the girl next door. It hurts me that anyone would hurt themselves, and so I make it my job to install a positive body image in my daughter. I also, strive to be a strong role model for the boys and girls that I teach dance too.
Anyway, here are my answers to Katy’s questions.
1. Since you started blogging has your image of yourself changed?
No. As I said earlier, I’ve had “ideals” come at me from every side. Fashion blogging is just another angle, and I’m still going to be me no matter what everyone else is.
2. Are you self-conscious about any aspect of yourself? If so, do you go out of your way to avoid it or do you post it/talk about it anyway?
I guess in being completely honest, sometimes I’m shy about my skin issues. However, I do not shy away form posting it or even talking about it. 
3. Based on how your feeling now, what do you think the future hold in the evolution of your body image?
Same old, same old…I have a pretty solid opinion of myself that I don’t see changing anytime soon.
4. Do you photograph yourself for you blog? If so, how do you feel about the experience when you’re having your picture taken? 
Yes! I usually take my own pictures, or have my husband take them. I guess I don’t have stage fright about it. I’m a performer, so having my picture taken is pretty easy for me.
5. What do you want every person who struggles with body image to take to heart?
This is a tough one to answer, as there are numerous things I want them to know. I guess I’ll sum it up to every piece of a puzzle is different, and we need to put every shape, size, and color together to see the final picture.

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