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Looking better over the last year’s outfit pictures, I don’t really see too much change in my style from the previous year – I still like bright colours, dresses and skirts, especially with full skirts, vintage things mixed with new, handmade stuff, stuff that costs less than a fiver or I’ve had for a decade. I still don’t wear heels. I don’t think any of that will ever change now, though maybe I will start being able to wear in heels at some point (I hate the thought of finding stuff that everyone else can do with ease near impossible, so maybe I’ll teach myself. I do own heels, I just don’t wear them. But I won’t try and get over this until I re-learn to drive, that is top of my list of things that I really should be able to do).
Anyway, there was one big change in the way I look that happened in 2011 – I started wearing glasses every day. Once I’ve made the decision to give up the monthly contact lenses (which were becoming increasingly uncomfortable) and switch to dailies for special occassions, I never looked back. I actually quite like wearing them, they give a bit of shape to my face, and not wearing make up with glasses is a lot less drastic looking than not wearing make up without them.
Also, since I’ve become a speccy person, I’ve really had to let go of any thought of aiming for a conventional prettiness. Because glasses are still the thing you take off during a make over to become the pretty girl that everyone goes ‘wow’ over. It’s not as if I’ve ever really aimed for ‘pretty’ as such, I’ve always been more interested in looking interesting and creative, but the glasses have put to bed any residual assumption that I could look conventionally nice if I tried. And I’m totally fine with that!
Another change with my outfit photos recently is that they’ve become more editorial. I haven’t been taking pictures that often, since the days have started drawing in, I’ve averaged just once a week, so I feel I can get away with making the posts longer, and putting in different backgrounds, and trying out different styles of editing. Plus, while we were on honeymoon, I got Dave to take pictures of me, and he got to grips with the SLR and got a little into the framing of pictures. We’ve gone for a walk a few times now with the specific aim of taking outfit pictures, so I suppose I am now one of those people whose husband helps out with the blog occassionally. Maybe my next move will be to build up the courage to set up my tripod in public places like Stef, that would be ace. But we’ll see!