Thursday, August 8, 2013

"the first week of august is motionless"

Outfit Details:
"La Lune" Tank - c/o OASAP
Sage Green Midi Skirt - Thrifted

A couple of days ago my friend Jesse showed me this amazing spot near his house that overlooks our entire town. I live in the valley so I very rarely see this sort of view, much less on a beautiful, overcast day with lightning and rain showers in the distance. I'll be going back to school in about a week and a half, and although Albuquerque isn't the biggest of cities it definitely is much harder to find the same sort of peace there that comes so naturally in this little town. It's wonderful to know that I'll always have this to come home to.

All that being said though, I have this terrible habit of leaving my tripod either at home or in the car when I need it the most, making it so that I either have to go without any pictures (of me) or ask someone else to take them. This time I went for the latter option as I was wearing an outfit that I quite liked (a new shirt from OASAP and a skirt that I thrifted earlier in the summer that I'm in love with) and Jesse was willing to do it. Now this wouldn't be such a problem if I weren't so damn awkward when other people point the camera at me. It's bad enough when I take pictures of myself, by myself, but with other people it's just so much worse. I don't understand how you all look so natural when other people photograph you, but I applaud you! Luckily though, he was able to catch me mostly off guard while taking these and they came out beautifully, so thank you so much if you're reading this, Jessifer!

I hope you all are having a beautiful tail end of summer, and if you have any tips on not being a total goof in pictures please let me know!


  1. Its a lovely place for pictures :D

  2. Haha I feel you on being awkward when other people are photographing you Victoria... heck, I'm awkward even when it's just me photographing me! Really love these photos though, I'm actually kind of inspired to paint one of them... so don't be too surprised if I do one of these days (if that's alright with you!)! :)


  3. Such beautiful photos and I just realized we have the same top!! :) xx

    sartorially challenged

  4. I am exactly the same, we have to take a lot of photos to get one where I don't look awkward or weird, ha! You look lovely in these photos, you wouldn't be able to tell that you feel awkward at all. I love your skirt - always a fan of a bit of thrifty goodness!

  5. Lovely outfit! I like the photos.. candid is good if you feel awkward! It's difficult to pose in front of other people, it's easy to look silly when you're by yourself haha