T-Shirt - Wae Originals
Skirt - Topshop
Heels - H&M
Bag - Primark
A few months ago, the idea of asking someone out on a shoot with me for the blog would've brought on fits of anxiety. Yes, since I started blogging I have grown in confidence and have stepped out of my comfort zone more times than I can remember but for some reason having someone look at me pulling wanna-be model faces into a lens pointed at me just didn't fill me with as much excitement as one would think.
In the back of my head I knew I had friends that would have no problem accompanying me for support and advice, but at the same time I knew myself enough to know I'd still freak out. A few days ago, on a whim I decided to just go for it and ask my friend Leon to go out on this shoot with me. I've walked by this gate many, many times and have always wanted it as a background for a post. I love the vintage yet grunge vibe it gives off but it is located right next to a road and many houses so there are a lot of people always coming and going. And not being a huge fan of being the weirdo posing in front of a tripod alone, I've put it out of my head until this outfit.
Tartan, plaid, check skirts or whatever you want to call them are and will forever be immortal in the world of fashion. I've been on the lookout for one of these since forever but they were always too expensive, big, small or just didn't flatter so it's no surprise that I snapped up this skirt when I saw it on sale in Topshop. I wanted to match the dark grunge feel I associate with red plaid skirts and so desperately wanted to use this location for it that I was forced yet again out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to do something I probably would've never gotten around to ( well maybe not never but I would've taken my time). In a way I feel like this skirt may have created two monsters because after my shoot, I took a few pictures of Leon and I think it's safe to say the Fashion Blogger blogosphere might be receiving a new member very soon in the form of Leon. It was no doubt a fun and very relaxed shoot, I didn't even notice the people and cars that passed by while we were there.
The shirt I bought when I was in Ghana from my brother's brand Wae Originals who have some amazing stuff for sale ( and I'm not just saying that because I'm related to the boss *insert winky face* ). I am a sucker for all things original and chose this shirt because it was one of their first collections and the color makes it easy to wear with a lot of other pieces in my wardrobe. I also love how minimal the logo is.
I decided to match the outfit with a black bag and chunky heels I stole from my mother so that the red in the skirt would stand out more amongst the black and white. This outfit has found its way into my heart and set up camp there but hey, I ain't complaining, its love.
Briefly before I go, in case you do not follow me on Instagram, Facebook OR Twitter ( all links above so you can still right your wrongs. I'm joking, but not really hehe ) you may have missed this morning's announcement. Alas, you can expect blog posts Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Ultimately I would love to post three times a week so this schedule will be looked at again however nothing will be changing until I get into some sort of rhythm with work and uni, when..I mean if I get into one ( only two more weeks until the offers come out. Pray for my poor soul.)
I was thinking of posting every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday when I move to posting three times a week as the waiting time is shorter but also gives me time to prepare posts.
If you're a reader or fellow blogger I'd love to know what you think. For fellow bloggers, how often do you post a week and how do you manage your time to fit in blogging? And for readers and bloggers what days are most ideal for you when it comes to sitting in for a relaxing evening with your favorite blogs? I'd love to hear what you have to say!
Till next time my pretties xxx