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Sunday 20 November 2011

Adventures of an OOTD: Outttakes!!

I bought a new blazer in the Debenhams sale. I bought a new skirt. I wanted to show them off. I thought, "Ah ha! I can do my first real Outfit Of The Day!!"

Now, I should have known I was destined to fail straight off the bat, when I went to take the photos yesterday and my camera battery was kaput, resulting in this mini post. But today I persevered, and got my outfit on for the sake of this 'photo shoot' (it was actually yesterday's outfit to go to my boyfriend's 'family night'). The camera was ready, the outfit was ready, I was essentially ready... except for the fact that I don't have a 'photographer' and I have to take the photos myself using a timer. Now this wouldn't be a big deal except I was determined to take the photos outside... and it was RAINING.


But, battling on, I went outside anyway and tried to find places I could put the camera where a) it wasn't damp, b) it wasn't going to get rained on and c) it wouldn't topple over. Unfortunately for me, I hadn't reckoned on d) my lovely cat Dana would suddenly decide that out of all her toys, the camera wrist strap was the VERY BESTEST OF ALL. I think she was determined to make this post a failure by attempting to hunt down and ensnare the camera the very second I pressed the timer button.

I so wanted this to be like all professional, like I see other amazing bloggers do.

I think it's time for me to admit I'm just not that kinda blogger - you'd think I'd have realised my style by now!!

So, for your amusement, I'm going to post some failure photos for you.

Photo Failure One: having just thrown my cat Dana away from the camera I was sprinting to position in the last second. Didn't... quite... make... it. =p

Photo Failure Two: after all my positioning of the camera on my cat's climbing frame (come to think of it, maybe that's why she thought it was a toy..?) and me running to position, I somehow misjudged it completely. Although you can see all the outfit and not my face, so maybe it's a good thing!!

Photo Failure Three: I decided on a nice simple sit down pose since clearly standing up wasn't working for me. And what does the camera capture? Me telling Dana to move out the shot. Wonderful.

Now there were many, many more, but I did actually manage to capture ONE decent photo. So here it is:

Blazer - Topshop (£40/£32 in Debenhams Sale)
Top - Topshop (a present)
Skirt - H&M (£3.99)
Tights - Primark (£3.50)
Shoes - ASOS (£15)

My charm bracelet is Swarovski, and the other bracelets my sister made for me.
My nails are Andrea Fulerton Kylie (my new love).

I picked this blazer because I've been wanting a black blazer for aaaages, I think they are so nice just to throw over an outfit and smarten it up but still have that casual feel. I've never been able to see one I really liked, and even the black Topshop version felt too much like a suit jacket. Then I saw this grey one and it's sooo soft and cosy and just delishI love it.

The skirt was a wee bargain, it was only £4 and being monochrome I figure it'll go with anything. The tights are AMAZE by the way, they are the 'Super Cosy' ones and they are sooo thick and lined with cotton, so soft and also a total bargain.
And here are the trouble makers:
Max on the top, Dana in the tunnel. This is what I was using to sit my camera on lol. No wonder they were confused!

Anyways, hope you enjoyed this wee OOTD 'Outtakes' post.
Hopefully I'll have more success next time!! =p

~ Lauren ♥


  1. I love cats! So cute haha.

    Nice blazer :)


  2. I love this post :) I like that you don't mind sharing the outtakes with us haha :) I also love the outfit, the skirt is my favourite :) xxx

  3. Thank you Lauren-Ella! My cats are amazing, but they don't make things easy!!

    Haha, Kla, there's no way I can pretend like the whole thing came naturally to me so thought I would share the lols I had looking back at my photos! -p

    ~ Lauren <3

  4. Aww great post hun! :) I especially like the charm bracelet & pussy cats :p xoxo

  5. Haha, thank you! Yeah, I love my Swarovski bracelet, the charms you can get are soo cute. Fingers crossed I'll be able to add to it at Christmas..! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

  6. Love this post. The blazer is really nice! hope you will follow back xoxo

  7. I always have so many pictures that are complete fails haha. I'm pretty sure bloggers must take about 100 photos to get one good one that they want to show on their blog. I sure do haha. Your cats are lovely. As are your shoes! :)

    Neeny xx

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  8. This is hilarious, I loved it! More people should do these kinda posts heheeh! And the outfit it lovely too ;) xxx

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  9. @Lucy thank you! I'll be sure to check out your blog. ^_^

    @Neeny Haha, I agree. There's always a gazillion bad ones and then one or two semi-decent ones lol. Gutting! Than you, my cats are my babies!!

    @Rhi Thank yooou! Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has these failures, but maybe I'm just the only one who embraces it!! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

  10. i love your blog, your style is amazing :-) Iam a new follower hope you visit mine and follow back
    lovely kitty


  11. Ha ha this post is awesome! More people should put the outtakes .. Shows the fun side of it :) X

  12. I love this outfit! I love the outtakes too - made me smile :) gorgeous blazer and that skirt is hottt :)

    Kitties are CUTE!


  13. This post made me laugh lots! Love that you included the out-take pics, most bloggers are a bit too 'proper' to consider that! But lovely outfit too :)

    Georgie <3

  14. @Rochelle: Thank you! I shall defo check out your blog, thanks for the comment. ^_^

    @Stevie: Haha, thanks! I don't think I'm destined to be a 'serious' fashion blogger. Think I'll stick to what I'm good at! =p

    @Sarah: Glad you like the outfit! I looove my blazer, it's so cosy but chic. I thought you'd like my kitties. =p

    ~ Lauren <3


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