Saturday, July 9, 2011

'It Droppeth as The Gentle Rain From Heaven'


First shots using my new tripod and BOY is it much easier than balancing my SLR baby on the hood of my car (and of course it was RAINING when I did this). 
So many spots have opened up for me where I can kinda just trek to away from the eyes of nosy people.  Wish I could find a remote for my camera but as for now, I'll still have to run and pose in time for the automatic shutter release but it's all good!

How do you ladies usually take your blog pics?






What I'm Wearing:
Top: JCrew
Skirt: Alice & Olivia (worn here and here)
Rings: Made Her Think
Necklace: Cara Accessories (DIY chain; replaced the ribbon it originally came with)


Would like to take the time now to thank some lovely ladies who bestowed on my blog a couple of awards. Asking you all to please check them out if you haven't already, follow, comment and show them some love as they are all spectacular!

Francesca of Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger for featuring me here on her blog for best June outfit
Andrea Marie of Peace & Love for awarding my blog the Stylish Blogger Award
Candy of Taylor and Demolish for awarding my blog the Stylish Blogger Award
Yara of amodaquefala for awarding my blog the Lovely Blog Award
Ju'lia Catherine of JCatherineThoughts for awarding my blog the Best Blog Award

Thank you so much ladies again. I'm really honored!


And finally, would love to say a big 'how do' to all my new followers!!!  And please, if I haven't returned the follow, please leave me your link so that I can (loving all you who follow in stealth but it's hard for a girl to find ya)!
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95 comments:

  1. These photos turned out wonderfully. I love the feminine layers with the rocker skirt. You look awesome!

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  2. love the skirt , and what read lippy do you use ? ive noticed your red lippy always look so perfect ( im obsessed with red lips looool)


    xoxo

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  3. I love the skirt, too cute!!

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  4. Awesome skirt and love your red lipstick.
    XX.

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  5. Ooh, that skirt is gorgeous. xx

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  6. You look amazing :) And thanks so much for accepting the award.

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  7. what a beautiful and natural place! I love the pictures, your lipstick and rings!
    I follow, could you check out my blog and follow back if you like it?! Kiss!
    www.raisaland.blogspot.com

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  8. Great shots per usual! :)

    I usually take my pics tha same exact way. But since I'll be upgrading to an SLR soon, I think the remote might comen in handy. I love your lip shade! So pretty on you.

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  9. I am fortunate enough that my boyfriend agrees to take them...daily. He's a doll.

    I love that necklace on you. Congrats on the tripod!

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
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  10. I love this outfit, the photos are beautiful :)

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  11. ayyy Sexay Lips<3

    and you look gorgeous love

    btw i have been featured in a blog
    plz do check it out

    http://pjdiaries.blogspot.com/2011/07/mind-knowing-her.html

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  12. :D Tripod! Woo! I'm still doing the primitive place-camera-on-stoop/stairs-and-take-pic thingy.

    The pictures definitely look good though :) Love the top!

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  13. omg! these are soooo hot! you look gorgeous! can't wait to get my tripod because my photographer friend who usually takes my pics is always busy :)))

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  14. you're very welcome! award was well deserved..thnx for the shoutout on your blog!! I usually take my pics on a tripod or from a shelf or something :)

    xo//Andrea Marie
    http://peaceloveandreamarie.blogspot.com

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  15. The good ol' run and pose lol. If I have no one to take them for me...like my sister or friend...then that's exactly what I'm doing.

    xo,
    Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

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  16. Pretty leafy goodness.
    I need me a tripod.
    Love your necklace.
    stacie@
    Pretty Birdie Brown

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  17. i love the ring and necklace girlie!!!
    great post
    lots of love
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  18. love your skirt and poses!
    I have a tripod and a remote control but I also have my children (11 years old) and a hubby, I think it's more fun to take pictures with them.. :) I use the tripod only if I have to.

    have a nice sunday my dear! :)



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  19. g-gorgeous!!! I adore this outfit and that skirt is to die for!!!
    I am doing the same as you without a tripod when I am self-shooting. Otherwise I ask my hubby to take pictures and generally they are the worst that you see in my blog;-))
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  20. Missed your posts while you haven't been on! :(
    Now following you on GFC! YAY!
    I love the top you are wearing - I hope you're enjoying the Summer!

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  21. Tripod, the best invention or what? Love the leathery skirt.
    Congrats on the awards.

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  22. Wonderful, wonderful pics. I bet you are proud!!!
    My husband takes my photos, not without some mumbling...LOL.
    My daughters takes them ,too, when we get together, but it might feel great to just pick your tripod and go.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  23. You look wonderful!!!
    Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!!!
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  24. Wow, what a brilliant outfit :) I adore your necklace <3 xx

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  25. I loce the outfit especially the skirt !
    http://mesconfessionsparisiennes.wordpress.com :)

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  26. Great look, honey!Love the top and the necklace!xoxo

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  27. very nice look! I like your skirt and red lips, gorgeous!

    greetings from
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  28. I really love this look honey!

    Check out my new outfit post!
    MY BLOG: dressupfor.blogspot.com

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  29. the ringsssss <3
    nice look BBB as usual!

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  30. Tripods are such a nice accessory. I use one for most of my photos. Love the textures here, and the makeup!

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  31. YOu look wonderful!
    The skirt is amazingly pretty ^-^

    xxx London <3

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  32. Thanks so much for the comment!! Very sweet :)! You look stunning babe, love the ring!

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  33. You look a little bit like Michale Jackson xDD

    I like your top.


    My blog♥mfashionfreak

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  34. Lovely photos!
    I usually use a tripod. Sometimes my boyfriend takes the pics (and than calls himself a "tripod"...silly boy!).

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  35. dedicated u a song...check my new post^^

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  36. I actually enjoy the fun of timing the camera and running to pose in time :P :) Sorry i dont have any suggestions for you.. You have really nice shots though :)
    that outfit is so lovely, nice top!!
    Congratulations on your awards btw :)

    sauniya'
    xo

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  37. Great pics, I love your jewellery especially the rings, fab!

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  38. wonderfull whoo
    i love you skirt

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  39. These are great photos! You look great! I love your top! It's amazing what you can do with a tripod! (:

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  40. i can only imagine how much easier your life is with your new tripod!! gorgeous outfit :)

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  41. Love the necklace!! Pretty shoot

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  42. Absolutely love this entire look! You have a great blog!

    http://www.badjoan.blogspot.com

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  43. Love the look and the red lip! Don't tripods make things soo much easier?? lol
    Sugar Filled Closet

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  44. Love your top n neckpiece!!!
    Btw, I am new to your blog and I totally love yours.
    Do visit mine and I'm sure you'll love mine too..
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  45. I LOVE that necklace. So very cool. And congrats on the awatds - totally deserved!

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  46. Wow these pictures are so clear and gorgeous! I LOVE the bright lipstick! Was considering gettin a tripod myself - am now seriously considering it! xx
    Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage

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  47. Great skirt, great pics!!!!! I need to run out after work and get a tripod!!! I have been reluctant to buy one, not sure why!!!
    besos,lynn

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  48. Your dramatic makeup is amazing with those fiery poses! That's such a cute outfit, and congrats on ALL those awards, you definitely deserve them! xoxo, Veena <3

    http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com

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  49. You look fantastic! I cannot believe this is all with a self timer! You look fantastic! While I'm home in Florida, my mom has been taking my photos, but when I get back to NY tomorrow, I'm not exactly sure how I'll be taking them!

    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

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  50. Hey! Great shots. I dunno what I would do if I had to take pics of myself. Thankfully the BF is into photography. That necklace is fantastical!

    xox
    Vic
    www.thriftjuice.com

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  51. Congrats for so many awards. You deserve them.
    I love your pics- your red lips and the necklace.

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  52. These photographs are haunting! You evoke a sense of sadness, even pain, but in a really beautiful way.

    xoxo
    Em

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  53. Could you be any more stunning?! You are so beautiful in these photos. I love your ruffled top! xoxo

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  54. beauty ! ^^

    http://paticee.blogspot.com/

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  55. BTW today's pictures weree taken...by me! Hope you appreciate the difference with my hubby...;-)))

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  56. yay yay for a new tripod!! I either try and find a way to set my camera up and like you said run and pose in a 10 second time limit, or I make someone (my mom if I am with her) take pictures of me. ^-^

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  57. You look beautiful! Wonderful shirt and an amazing necklace!

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  58. Such a cute outfit! I'm lovin' it from head to toe!
    Chic and fabulous!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  59. Beautiful lady! :)



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    xo

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  60. wouah.....tu est magnifique, et tes photos sont superbes, j'adore ta tenue

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  61. Gorgeous...love the wet hair too...you werent worried about your camera???

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  62. Great look! Love the skirt!

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  63. wow, i love those red red lips! and the skirt and top is beautiful! the necklace is simply divine.. i cant believe u took these pics all by urself! its amazing.. i take my pics on my own, i have a tripod and i use it in my garden and i am always conscious of my nosy neighbors.. i have to yet find spots that far far away from prying eyes :(
    thanks so much for following my blog back, means a lot to me,
    hugs,
    Nelly
    www.massacredmascara.blogspot.com

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  64. You look so fabulous! I'm adoring the lipstick and was wondering what the brand/color name was. Adore your blog!
    ~Shannon
    http://lipstickmakesthegirl.blogspot.com

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  65. hey hey=) this sigma
    s really good. do love it.
    It looks like 50mm on crop.
    classic)
    and the most importante..bokeh. sigma's bokehlicious!!

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  66. Love your skirt!!!!

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  67. congrats on the awards! so very deserving. love this classic look. great top and that necklace is fab. but mostly i can't stop staring at your gorgeous make-up. your lipstick looks amazing! and i too love my tripod. makes taking pics so much easier!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  68. you did a great job with the running back and forth to pose. i love the styling too especially that ring.

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  69. this is way too amazing that you were able to take photos of yourself on the rain, I am not sure if the camera was safe...I like your ruffled top esp on the background...My husband takes most of my photos -- after being yelled 500x...and still, there are shots that can make me cry...=(!! I tried the tri pod too myself, if he is not around so I feel comfortable..I don't like people looking at me...=)

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  70. That skirt is amazing my dear!

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  71. In love with those photos!
    followin'!

    http://thepileofstyle.blogspot.com/
    maybe follow? :)

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  72. It's a baeautfil look, i like each single piece of them :)

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  73. great black and white outfit, love love love the ring (i've got it too but in double talon form!)



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  74. Oh i also use tripod!
    And remote
    you might find it ocassionally popping in my pics

    you should invest in one!
    Remote makes takkng pic so muhc easier

    <3
    http://escapesweetest.blogspot.com

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  75. You look great!! I love the outfit esp the accessories. Thank you for stopping by my blog!! Pls do visit me again :)

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  76. love the skirt. and that ring! wow.

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  77. So brave shooting in the rain!! You're the accessories QUEEN - I always love them!!

    http://www.oddandchic.com

    xxx

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  78. Loving your makeup in these photos!! We followed you again so hopefully Google isn't acting up again. :-) Just let us know if you don't see us on GFC. And would love to have you as a follower!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings
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  79. Amazing photos, love the style


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  80. Love your skirt, simply amazing!

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  81. The pictures look great, you can't even tell it's raining! And that red lipstick looks awesome on you!

    Lovin' your blog and following you now! :)

    Hope you get a chance to check out mine:

    http://alovelyfascination.blogspot.com/

    Xxx Kisses!

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  82. LOVE the shorts! great outfit:p You look amazing again::

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  83. sweet skirt, and love the lip color! i have not given in to a tripod yet...still balancing ye camera on trashcans, fences, whatever i can find. i did get a remote (which fricken broke already), but it turned out to be more of a hassle for me! too many things to think about...hard enough getting good shots, then have to worry about what to do with my hand with the remote. i like simple...it's almost easier for me with the timer. or at least that's what i'm telling myself until i can get a new one!

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  84. I want your A+O skirt badly. I have the perfect shoes for them.

    Hubby takes my photo too, havent tried tripod yet. And yes, I hate having to run to beat the timer lol.

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  85. you look wonderful in this greenery! My companion takes my blog photos and he begins to love it eventually. My grand father has just thrifted two tripods for me, I can't wait to use them.

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  86. Amyyyy, what a gorgeous red lips!!! Loved it! I also loved that skirt, OMG! And you paired all in a very cool and charming way! You are amazing1

    By the way, yes, I take all my photos! In the pasts days I was sad, because I love to do photos outside my house (and I did that only few times). But, there here is the answer: a tripod!!!!!! Very good idea!!!

    Kisses,
    Cris.

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  87. I love the red lips. The skirt and the jewelry are also gorgeous. Is the skirt leather. I have been on the hunt for a leather skirt for forever.

    I am thinking of also doing the tripod thing. Update us on how that works out. Right now my fiancee does all my pictures.

    Patience
    www.justpatience.com

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  88. you look fab, i LOVE the lipstick ;-)

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