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Vintage Mode

Shirt: Plato's Closet   Shrug: c/o Romwe   Shorts: Macys   Belt & Bag: H&M   Boots: Sorel (won in giveaway) 
(look guys, I'm wearing color! Along with black...but still, there's a definite presence of color)
I got the loudest catcall I've ever received while wearing this outfit. I'm not sure what it might be, but perhaps it was due to the sheer tights. Hey, with this ridiculous spring-like weather we've been experiencing, I've had to take advantage of it! Not to mention, I've been dabbling in my makeup again. Seriously, I've been slacking in that department, but I decided to swipe on this "Sangria" shade from Milani and was reminded how much I love a strong lip along with my signature cat eye.

Towards the end of this shoot, as I fiddled with my tripod, I caught the slightest movement of a shadow out of the corner of my eye. I quickly whipped up my camera and started packing up right as a group of college students stumbled around the corner! My face might've flashed through five different shades of red before finally returning back to neutral.

"Oh, hey!" they called awkwardly, not realizing there'd be anyone else there.
"Hello," I said casually, all while furiously snapping up each tripod leg.
"Were you taking pictures of the wall?" one of them asked, looking confused as to where I'd had my camera pointed.
"Erm, yeah." I agreed, wondering how I could have explained the truth.
Actually, no, I was taking photos of myself against this cob-web covered wall. Yup. Cause I'm a model obviously. *insert mental eyeroll here*
"Oh...well, that's cool."
I small talked with them a bit about classes, the nice day, and taking walks. Then, as they slowly ambled along, I tossed my bag on my shoulder and picked my way across the rocks back towards the main trail.

Phew. That was close. What if they'd walked around right when I was posing and waiting for the photo to snap? I chuckled out loud. That would've made a funny picture to post!
Any awkward/entertaining moments from when any of you have gone out to get blog photos?

ANYWAY. These boots I'm wearing are my newest prized possession, as they're my very first and only pair of Sorel boots! A while ago, I decided to randomly enter one of their contests for campus style, and I placed as one of the final runner-ups! Along with these boots (the Conquest Carly Boot for those of you who are curious), I received a $250 American Express giftcard, which has been put to use already. Haha, I still have a substantial amount left on it and am trying to decide what I should save it for. Any suggestions? I'm tempted to do what I've been daydreaming of doing for a while now - walking into Sephora and fulfilling all my makeup fantasies.

Now, to refer back to my previous post about my difficult co-worker, can I just say a huge thank you to everyone who left such helpful and uplifting comments? I'm glad to hear back from you guys, and it really helped! I agreed with a lot of what was said, and have taken on the stance of being kind but distant. I couldn't bring myself to produce fake compassion anyway. If ever the opportunity comes up, of course I'll try to be the better person, but I'm definitely not going to force myself on her!

The one night we had to close together, she was still aloof and would act irritated with me at times, but towards the end of the shift, she finally relaxed. Perhaps she's had a lot on her plate lately, but the tension seemed to ease, and we actually talked for once instead of her barking orders at me. It seems she's had a rough childhood, and she definitely has a past that I can see has shaped her into the person she is today. While we still don't see eye to eye, I can at least understand her better. As for how she views me, I still don't know. However, it seems we won't be working together very often (thankfully!). I'm picking up all the morning shifts, and she's always set for afternoons.

Anyway, we'll see how it all plays out! I'm still not comfortable enough to let down my guard around her, but I believe for now, there aren't any problems...

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
Matthew 5:44

11 comments

Ashley Taylor said...

I've always loved the shorts and tights look, and I love that they pick up the color in the shirt! Well done, Linda :)

xo Ashley
pennypickedrevival.com

Isa Machado said...

Lovely cardigan dear dear! :)

Isa M., Tic Tac Living

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

that story is so funny. I would have felt the same as you! So awkward. Even though I have someone around me who can snap photos for me, it's still the most awkward feeling when someone strolls by. Like, "what are you doing?" haha.

xo,
nancy

http://www.adoretoadorn.com

Toks said...

This is the perfect choice of cardigan for this outfit. Glad things have settled down some at work. xoxoxo

Kati said...

Oh, love how the tights match your shirt so well!

-Kati

Mica T said...

So good ot hear about the work situation! It's sad that it's not perfect, but it's better that it's bearable and she's getting more used to working with you :)

I was thinking about it the other day actually...wondering maybe she had a friend who she wanted the job to go to and you got it instead or something? But it seems you've found a reason for her seemingly odd behaviour so hopefully she will continue to soften over time :)

On an outfit note - love your colourful tee! And how lucky to win those boots! :) I had people stop and watch and ask questions when I was pregnant and taking blog photos...I just said I wanted daylight to get a good 'progress' shot of the bump. That seemed to make them happy. I'd have no idea what to see if people saw me taking pics now haha!

Away From The Blue

Marlen said...

Ah, that's good the closing went without too many hitches. Good thing you're nabbing those morning shifts :) And hahah people coming across photo shoots is ALWAYS awkward. I don't know how bloggers with gorgeous city backgrounds do it. I'm all about skulking around corners and alleyways. It definitely *is* lucky they at least rounded the corner while you were finishing up. I live in the suburbs now and I always take my pictures in front of this giant hedge right next to my house. And I always have this one neighbor that seems to *time* his mailbox visits around the time my brother is taking my snaps. And then he proceeds to do a total dad-joke and mimics being a model as he walks to the mailbox. Sigh. I always laugh but...I could do without this, haha.

xo marlen
Messages on a Napkin

libys11 said...

omy! i want your top!! great colours! :D

totally rocking your new boots!

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Veranica Lie said...

Love your outfit :)

Xx

http://www.featherdressy.blogspot.com

By The Shore, Life + Style said...

Oh yay, happy to know everything is going well/better with your coworker. Never fun to have tensions at work... as for not working together?! Sounds like the perfect solution! ;)

And this outfit, is adorable... love you in hats and that cardigan is a dream. Loveliest week to you sweets!! xo

PS Haha, yup me too, def have a thing for taking pictures of walls. Wink, wink!

Laura Whitman said...

I love love LOVE this outfit! The shorts and tights combo is perfect! And those boots are super fun!

Glad that the tension with your co-worker is subsiding a tad - hope that things get even better!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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