Wednesday, March 28, 2012

what i wore :: black, white and blue

:: head to toe ::
glasses :: Warby Parker
cardigan :: H&M
brooch :: c/o Lotta Losten
dress :: thrifted (actually a skirt)
tights :: Walmart
shoes :: c/o B.A.I.T

If you notice any cat hair on my black sweater, don't worry, it's totally intentional. Cat hair on black clothes is all the rage this year in case you haven't heard. If you don't have a cat yourself let me know and I can hook you up with some high quality fur. 

I have had this skirt since high school and it is one of my favourite things in my closet. I love that I can wear it as a skirt or turn it into a dress. Usually when I wear it as a dress I add a belt but this time I decided to skip it. I really like this look too.

I am kind of in love with my shoes. Last time I visited Kaylah I admired her white pair of B.A.I.T. shoes. So naturally I had to get all matchy-matchy with a black pair of my own. They make me feel so fancy!

Oh, and one last thing! I took these photos (and some of my other recent outfit photos) at night with some studio lighting that I thrifted. I am so thrilled with the results and I love that it allows me to use the curtains as a backdrop. During the day the light coming in the window makes it really tricky to use them. When I take my photos at night I just aim my studio lights at the ceiling and they light up the room perfectly! Love, love love!

Today I am off to hang out with Andrea! So much fun!

♥elycia

55 comments:

  1. Cutest outfit ever! That dress is darling & I love the colour of your tights. I also reckon it's pretty rad that these photos were taken at night! I never would have guessed until you pointed out that there was no natural light coming in through the curtains. Very cool!

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  2. Fab idea wearing the skirt as a dress, I have done this sometimes and it works well. Good outfit and nice Ladyhawke reference too!

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  3. The skress... never thought to do that!!! Ok, I didn't see that colour of tights at Walmart... but they did have a great purple pair. Yey for studio lights... the room is full of light & the drapes are an amazing hit of colour. Happy Wednesday.

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  4. Wow, I never would have thought that was studio lighting! It looks so ambient and natural! Amazing shoes too!

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  5. I prefer white dog hair, it's so cool that I add it to everything I wear.

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    1. Yeah, white dog hair is pretty fashionable too.

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  6. Adorable! If Fraser wasn't so allergic to cats all my clothes would be hair covered! The other day he told me we should ask his parents for a hypoallergenic cat for our wedding, to which I replied, "great idea - where's the ring?" I am very interested in seeing what your lighting looks like! Any chance you could instagram it so I could see? I'm trying to set up a photography backdrop in my crafts room and needs tips on lights!

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    1. I'm going to take some photos to show my set up soon! :)

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  7. Wow! These photos came out amazing! And you took them at night! Well played, girl. I love those shoes, too, and am saving my pennies for them as we speak. :)

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  8. I totally understand the cat hair thing! I wear a lot of black and have a cat, so naturally I'm covered at all times. It doesn't seem to matter how many times I go over my clothes with those tape roller things--I still find cat hair everywhere.

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  9. Great photos :) ! I love that little brooch, and your shoes! Funky stuff :)

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  10. Love your hair brown and wispy and short! Very cute. :)

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  11. wow.. great lighting then! You look like a pin-up in that first shot...or Marilyn - curvacious! But I think your tights are too tight... your legs look blue.
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    baha.

    Sorry. There really should be a 'lame joke' filter on these comments.

    P.S... HAPPY freakin' BIRTHDAY?! (According to Carly..)
    xo
    Mel ;o)
    needle and nest

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    1. haha!

      My birthday is May 26th (the day of that blog conference in toronto). That's probably what Carly was talking about ;) thanks for the early wishes though, haha!

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    2. oopsy ok then.. too fun - mines May 21st, we'll have to make this upcoming party a summer birthday's event! ;o)

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  12. That studio lighting is dead-on. I never would have known that it was night. Everything looks perfect and vibrant. And hot dog..I'm finally in style. Cat hair! Who knew?

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  13. The lighting on these is amazing! Also the cat fur line cracked me up <3

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  14. AHA! That's what it is...studio lighting! I knew there was something different about them. I think in the last post I said they looked like they belonged in a magazine and they totally do! You so pretty Elycia :)

    Also...the pattern on that skirt/dress is awesome! I love hiking skirts up to wear as dresses too...especially maxi length ones, awesome!

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  15. There's cat hair on everything in here! lol 3 cats and 2 dogs=furfest. I try to purposely avoid buying black clothes. I like clothes that blend with the fur. My bf doesn't go by the same rules though, owning 50 band tees that are black or bold dark colours. Really like your 2nd to last photo.

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  16. Ooh I've been rocking the cat-hair style for years, glad to know it's in because usually people just try to lint roll me :) I LOVE the BAIT shoes. I want so many but am leaning towards this pair- just can't decide black or white!

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  17. Wow you THRIFTED studio lights? That's pretty freaking awesome. I wish I stumbled across that. The pics are awesome. So is that brooch =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  18. I assure you. We are not looking at the cat hair but at a beautiful woman.

    Is it me or your pictures have improved lately? Beautiful really.

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  19. oh man, i'm so glad cat hair is back in fashion. i've been trying to bring it back for years.
    i almost can't believe these are night shots! very well done! i need a light kit to pop up at my local thrift!

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  20. you are a silly goose!

    Oh and those are taken with Studio Lighting? Wow. They look great! I have been thinking about investing in some. What do you have?

    Anna

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    1. Mine are really old, I'll take photos to show them off soon :)

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  21. The photos look beautiful! Your clipboard wall is pretty spectacular. I loooooove your tights too. Great color on you!

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  22. Love your shoes! & the studio lighting looks sooo good, it doesn't look like your using them at all--looks like natural day light. Awesome tip!

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  23. I love the way you are taking your outfit photos! :) I am also swooning over your thrifted studio lighting. I can't always take photos during the day and I hate the way they come out inside at night. It looks like the perfectly lit day in all of your photos! Jellllly. You look great.

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  24. now just where is your sofa from (your going to say thrifted now, aren't you :( ) it looks super cozy! Is it fluffy??

    Jen xx

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    1. haha! Actually it is from Ikea! They still have the couch available but the fluffy cover has been discontinued.

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    2. oh poo! haha still, nice shape though! Thanks :D xx

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  25. Having your own lights is a great idea! It gives you so much freedom in regard to when you want to click photos as well. I also like the idea of a long skirt worn as a dress, must try it out sometime. :)

    Priya
    Sunshine Over The Mountains

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  26. We are so happy that our shoes went off well with the Kitty Hair trend. We were so worried, but you wore it smashingly! As the English would say...."WELL DONE YOU"!. xoxo

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  27. I love the color of those tights! What a perfect shade of blue. The lighting is great - I can't believe it's studio lighting! That's a great idea and would really open up tons of photo opportunities. Also, your shoes = adorable!
    xoxo
    neonrattail.blogspot.com

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  28. so basically you are adorable!! i love your outfit and your cute personality! :)

    sara

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  29. I'm loving your studio lighting too! These photos are peachy! :)

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  30. Love this outfit so cute! And I am really loving your hair, it looks really adorable in you.

    Little Lady Little City

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  31. I'm loving the new lighting - especially the photo second from the bottom. And cat fur, yes!!! We aren't allowed to have pets so i have to go over to friends and family to get all hair-i-fied... a girl has to find ways to follow these fashion trends :)

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  32. those shoes are great, I love t-straps. Every time I think your hair couldn't look any better, you make it happen!

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  33. you are so pretty! i LOVE all the bold colors in your photos- stunning :)

    andrea brionne
    www.thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com
    www.andreabrionnephoto.com

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  34. Really digging the lighting. It makes all your photos look like they were done in this uber hip studio. Lookin' good.

    mylifeascheese.blogspot.com

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  35. Haha, glad to know that I'm in fashion with the cat hair too. And I love love love the color of those tights!

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  36. Oh, my! So happy to see that my brooch looks so lovely on you! Of course it would, you look amazing!

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  37. I love the colors in your house. I need to get some more colors in here! When we bought the house, all the walls were white. So far I've painted our bedroom and the kitchen, but I want to paint every single room!

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  38. You ma'm look absolutely adorable. I love that your are wearing a skirt as a dress. This my most favourite thing to do in the whole world.
    And I was totally going to ask if you were using your thrifted light kit. A-mazin'! The photos look great!

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  39. I seriously love your hair this color. I know it's such a "normal" color but it is lovely on you! (Have I already said that? My brain isn't really functioning these days...)

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  41. Oh my gosh! Elycia you look adorable! I love those tights too! They even match the paint on your wall which makes a very interesting photo.

    *sorry about the comment above, there was a typo haha

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  42. You are gorgeous!! I love your hair. And your little collection of colourful tights.xx

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