red knot shirt: Express, black lacey vest: Old Navy, black and white circle skirt: George (Walmart), maryjanes: Payless
Lots of highlights to hit on today!
Outfit Inspiration Calendar the longer I do it! I thought I'd get bored with it by now, but it is actually the opposite of boring--it really forces me to take a good hard look in my closet and come up with new ways to wear pieces, or at least rework pieces in my closet to make new outfit! Thanks again, Kimberly, for all your efforts with the calendar!
2. Congratulations to Leila for her wonderful news last week! She is going to be the newest (and possibly best) speech pathologist at MD Anderson in Houston. I'm sure a few of you have heard of MD Anderson. Its a wonderful hospital, and will be even better once Leila is on board. Leila = Smarty Pants!
Andie or outdoorsy pictures like Danielle, and of course, the ultimate dream is gorgeous pics like The Pioneer Woman (ha), but I think my first step is acquiring a tripod. That being said, I can't really go out and blow $100 on the kind I want (you know, the kind that is 6 feet tall and will capture my equally tall body), and I just don't know if I should spend like $30 on a shorter one without knowing if it will work. So I have been debating this for a while, but the main problem is just that I won't GO BUY ONE. So, last Friday, I'm searching for them online to check them out again (for the eleventy-thousandth time) and see a...monopod.
I tell myself that there is no way this will work...I am a smart girl, I graduated from college, I realize that something with one tiny leg can not stand on its own. Then I read the reviews, and I SWEAR, they tell me how some centrivical force of balance and nature and sci-fi lets this monopod balance a camera (as long as its under 5 pounds). Best part? Its only $16.
And it doesn't. Turns out, its used to help improve your camera and video shots from shaking and swaying due to our natural inability to stand perfectly still. I'm forced to supply the other two legs...namely, my own, in order for this to balance the camera. So, needless to say (unless, you know, you're thinking of ordering one), its not made for self-portraits.
So, the lesson is, Dear Readers, I really did try to improve my pictures for you and for me. But even I can't compete with gravity.
So, the way I see it now, I have two options: Suck it up and buy the tripod, or invest in a part time photographer. Hmm.