Monday, April 29, 2013

Emerald City

Last week, I hit a major "fashion blogger" rite of passage.  For the past year and a half, I've mostly taken pictures in my backyard or in my house.  Sometimes, I would take pics in my office at work, if I had to go somewhere right after.  Last week, I decided I needed to step up my game, which involved getting my courage up to take pictures in random places (in public!).  It might look like I am just standing in my driveway, but I'm actually posing by a currently empty warehouse building.  It seemed like a good choice, because there's a "For Lease" sign in the window, so I assumed no employees would be there.  I was nervous the whole time that someone would drive by and ask me what I was doing.  I need to find a better spot!   Any advice on scouting a spot?

As you may have noticed, I'm always up for a bloggy link-up challenge, so when I heard about Marissa and Heidi's "Pantone Spring Color Challenge", of course I was going to participate.  Day 1 is Emerald Green.  This is easy, because green is one of my favorite colors!  I used it as an excuse to wear my new dress, even though I was way overdressed at work.  This dress makes me feel sort of fabulous, and it has pockets!  Winning!

Dress: Banana Republic Outlet
Blazer: Gap
Shoes: BCBGeneration


  1. You are more brave than me. We ventured out one time in public and it was early in the morning.

    This dress is a gorgeous color and looks awesome on you! Heather

  2. I love the dress! You look great even if you are overdressed for work!
    As far as locations, I use my front and backyards, nearby parks when I think they might be empty and or I seriously pretend that we are tourists if I need to use a very public location. But then people ask if me and whoever I'm with want to have a photo of both of us. We always say yes.

  3. I have tried taking photos in public places a few times. I just look for some place that looks totally deserted and hopefully isn't located somewhere people I know might see me! I really love this dress, and the striped blazer is a great addition to the outfit!

  4. I am so proud of you for stepping out of your comfort zone and taking pictures in public! I am still a bit nervous to do that, but I am getting there. I absolutely love your dress and think you look great. Thanks so much for linking up with us today!

  5. what an amazing dress! you definitely killed it with the color of today's challenge--thank you so much for participating with us. and i totally admire you for jumping out of your comfort zone with your picture taking. i tried a couple times here and there to do that when i first started blogging but it was so hard to find a decent spot and not freak out whenever i thought someone might be coming into the vicinity! so back to my bedroom i went. ;)

  6. So brave! It's been a long time since I've had the courage (or time) to go take outdoor pictures! When I did though, I'd often go to a park with a part of a running path with lots of trees, so that the trees would block people from seeing me unless they were actually on that part of the path. :)

    Jess - J's Style

  7. OMG OMG your dress!! Andi, you look smashing in a dress! This color looks great on you with your dark hair and pale skin - love it. And that blazer?! SO CUTE. I'm glad you decided to go to work overdressed - it totally works for you! I'm not bold enough to go somewhere random for photos yet. I can barely go outside my own door and do them outside, for heaven's sake! Haha! They keep telling me it gets easier, but I'm not so sure...

  8. I really like this dress on you! Really! As for going in public I try to find places where people are not. Like the parking lot in the middle of the day. There's a church with an awesome red wall ive been wanting to photo with but there are always people in the parking lot! What's up with that?!