Some more outfits from the honeymoon, from after we left Rome and went on to Tuscany.
It’s quite interesting to me, that my instinct when taking this kind of photo is to put Dave in the centre of the frame, with not too much background. I am so influenced by steet style blogs like Hel Looks, and that’s what I think of an outfit post looking like. I don’t even question it. It’s quite interesting really how what I read influences my preferences in such a subconscious way. Dave on the other hand always put me in the corner of the frame. I guess he’s not that interested in the clothes, so he feels he should add interest with the background. By the end of it I actually got him to take some centre-positioned (?) ones, and made myself take some corner-positioned ones, but still my first move always was to stick him in the middle, and I had to really consciously move the camera.
Can I also say: hats off to all of you fashion bloggers in hot countries! Prior to this trip I always thought how easy it must be for you, to just be able to throw on a cute dress and not need anything else, and was vaguely jealous. In my Northern European climate the need to cover myself up really makes anything like that impossible. But now, after all this time in the 40 degree heat, I have changed my mind, because it’s so hard to add interest. I didn’t have any jewellery due to my efficient holiday packing, but even if I had had, I couldn’t have worn it at the start, cos it would have just been something for sweat to form onto. Ideally I would have wanted to wear nothing at all. It is definitely easier to wear the same things in different and interesting ways when you can layer and throw accessories on at random.
I should also point out for people that notice such things that the long sleeved ones were evening ones, and from the last day, when it had cooled off to 25 degrees. Even then, long sleeves weren’t strictly necessary, but I had taken the tops, so I was gonna wear them!
Part 1 of the his and hers outfits is here.
1. skirt – hand me down dyed and shortened by me * top – h&m £2 sale, I had no idea it was strapless * sunnies – h&m * sandals, camper * bag – gift, dyed blue by me
2. as above plus h&m cardie for the evening
3. tunic – charity shop * bag and sandals as above
4. skirt – people tree * top – h&m, sunnies – topshop * bag – gift * badge – gift
5. vintage skirt – vintage shop * top – charity shop * rest as above
6. top – zara * rest as above
7. top – people tree * shoes converse * rest as above