Lily the Pink

Photos by: Me. I’m very proud – self-portraits at last…!

It’s my favourite vintage 80s blouse again – I’ve been wearing so much blue and burgundy lately that I’ve come out in pink spots 😉

These photos were taken with the ring flash I got for Christmas last year from Mr Summers… I love the flattering (i.e. wrinkle-disguising) light it gives. When I was doing my photography degree 20 [wince] years ago and desperate to be the next Richard Avedon, I longed to own a ring flash! The composition of the first photo is not perfect (in my eyes) but that’s what comes of insisting I take at least some pictures on my blog and not being able to see through the viewfinder; I so envy Mr Summers taking most of my pictures – it’s frustrating not being behind the camera. So please bear with me while I get to grips with self-portraits!

These indoor shots I’m forced to take in the winter are encouraging me to get creative and I hope you like the results, with luck they will only get better (outfits and photos).

Blouse: Vintage eBay
Sweater: Unknown (old)
Skirt: Warehouse (also old)
Belt: Free with trousers
Heels: Debenhams
Brooch: Accessorize
Bracelet: H&M
Gold ring: Topshop
Watch: J Jeans by Jasper Conran
Bag: Fiorelli (also also old)
Lips: Barry M Shocking Pink

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  1. 12 December 2011 / 5:28 pm

    You seriously look stunning in these pictures…and I love that blouse, I am sucker for vintage blouses…I have a whole closet full! and your lipstick…love! Thank you for linking up!


  2. Meagan
    9 December 2011 / 12:24 pm

    I absolutely love this color scheme. The layering of the polka dotted blouse under the sweater is adorable!

  3. 7 December 2011 / 10:49 pm

    I adore this outfit I'd never have thought to put it together in this way but I love the result off to pin it for inspiration I'd love you to add this to my what we wore and made party over at

  4. Adrienne
    7 December 2011 / 4:45 pm

    How funny! I wore a raspberry/hot pink top just yesterday. You look radiant in that color and I'm loving your lip color.

    I have been experimenting with self-portraits as well. It can be frustrating at time, but it gets a little bit easier with every shoot.

  5. 7 December 2011 / 10:22 am

    work it! you look fabulous. the pink is perfection on you. amazing post, love. thanks for sharing. if you get a sec I'd love to hear what you think of my latest trend report and enter my giveaway. xo

    7 December 2011 / 2:05 am

    Gorgeous everything! Loving your style!

  7. Gray Skies
    6 December 2011 / 10:44 pm

    I love how the sleeves of your blouse pouf out under the sweater – I'll have to try that sometime!

  8. 6 December 2011 / 10:34 pm

    Found your blog through Pinterest the other day and I've been really enjoying looking through it! You have such a fantastic style.

  9. 6 December 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Fabulous brooch, love it with the polka dot blouse.

  10. 6 December 2011 / 7:52 pm

    Beautiful overall look…I love the way you styled it with the flower pin at the neck!!

  11. 6 December 2011 / 7:15 pm

    Wow, this outfit is gorgeous. Can't believe I only found your fab blog today but fast becoming a big fan. Excellent job on the photos, pat pat on the back for you. I am awful at taking my own pics!

  12. 6 December 2011 / 6:04 pm

    these are such rad photos! YAY! I love the outfit.

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