Wednesday, April 4, 2012

People Are Not Looking at Your Face


If you remember from a few weeks ago {here}, I admitted that I felt super awkward when taking outfit shots in public.  Well, the Hubs and I went out for lunch and we got to the restaurant at 11:00 AM.  Lucky for us me, there weren't many people eager to eat that early.  So, I quickly whipped out my camera for the Hubs to start clicking away.   I asked him nicely to hurry and snap-snap.  There was no time to spare...people were going to start pulling in any minute second.

I was SO proud of myself this go around.  I wasn't nearly as nervous and felt more at ease.  Maybe that's due to the fact we wrapped up the oh so, professional "photo shoot" in a matter of three minutes or less.  Plus, I was super pumped that I would be able to post some pictures with a new scenery...not in my backyard.
{AKA- Little Piece of Privacy}



Dress:Old Navy | Shoes:Target | Necklace:Thrifted | Ring:F21 | Bracelets:F21


I realize that I am squinting quite a bit in these shots.  And yes, I accept the fact that some of the more professional bloggers out there are probably GASPING or wishing they could reach through their computer to slap my hand for posting these. I even told the Hubs that we needed to reshoot them...YIKES, another round of public embarrassment?!?!

You want to know what his reply was? 
"Babe {that would be me}, people are probably not even looking at your face; they are looking at your dress, shoes or jewelry. Who cares if your eyes aren't opened all the way."

My response:
"Really? Thanks, Babe {that would be the Hubs}."

So, in the future, I might start cropping off my head. I mean, people aren't looking at my face anyway, right?  What do you think? 

Cheers to a little more courage, lunch at 11:00 AM and the possibility of going headless! 
I guess that's better than going topless! 



P.S.  The Hubs real name is Ross and from now on I will refer to him as so.  I think his feelings got a little hurt by me calling him "the Hubs".  I have to keep a happy household, my friends!

Today, I am linking up with these fabulous ladies!


 

pleated poppy

53 comments:

Kristen said...

You don't look awkward at all in your photos! You look super cute! That dress is adorable - I will be making a trip to Old Navy in the near future. Have a great day! :)

Brianna Tucker said...

I love that dress!!! I must check out old navy soon

Jes said...

hahaha love the comment by your hubs.
and you look lovely, no need to crop your head off :)
xx jes

Just Another Shopaholic said...

You look so lovely! I might have to go to Old Navy and try on that dress.

Tami Jackson said...

HI, Shannna hope your having a get day!You always look great,
and please don't chop off your head!
XOTami

Stesha said...

Shanna you are so cute! LOVVVVING that dress, so beautiful! I am catching up on your bloggy today! miss you!!

xxoo

Head to Toe Chic said...

You look gorgeous!! I love this dress so much and can't believe it's from old navy!

Xo,
Angela
Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

ashlyn williams said...

You are so prrrrreeeety! Love this dress -- & glad you were able to get some pretty pictures in!

love you BS

Always Maylee said...

I like seeing your smile along with your outfits!! Great dress!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Laurie @ Rookiewife520.blogspot.com said...

What a gorgeous dress! and you totally don't look awkward. you are adorable! I love those nude pumps too.

TheTinyHeart said...

That colorblock dress in those bright colors is so pretty! I've cropped my head off some of my photos for making funny faces...but these photos of you are totally acceptable :) I also don't refer to my husband by his name in my blog, but I don't think he cares one way or the other haha.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

I love this dress! The colors are amazing... so pretty!

xo everything-pretty.com

EverydayMomStyle said...

LOL! Your color blocked dress is adorable- and you look lovely in these pictures!
That being said- I cut my head off in my photos- I just can't stand the way I look in pictures!

Landi {The Lifestyle Guide} said...

The color block dress is adorable! And while I see a lot of bloggers crop the heads of outfit posts... it really is more personable to show your face!! Your husband aka ROSS is right about nobody probably really paying attention {bc unfortunately people are kind pigs} but its really up to you ;)

Hannah said...

That is so funny that you get akward about taking pictures because I get super akward too! And so does my manfriend aka photographer so that doesn't help. Probably why I have maybe 2 clothing pictures total on my blog. Haha! You're adorable though and I'm quite obsessed with that dress.

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Love that dress! I guess I'll be heading to Old Navy soon! And you look super cute as always :)

Kristin said...

Love the color blocking! You look great!
Kristin

Jodi said...

I love the dress and the ring! Don't crop your head out... it's too cute :)

Amanda said...

Amazing outfit and dress, Shanna! You rock that outfit! And I love anything that's brightly colored.

Laura Burtis said...

You are adorable! And I agree with the others, don't crop out your head! You are so cute, even squinting!! And I just love that dress! So cute!

Fanciful. said...

uummm, please don't chop off that gorgeous head! Some pics, alright-but all of them..NO WAY!! I want this dress!! You look beautiful!!
XO, Jess

Marie Martell said...

Great dress, such a nice find @ Old Navy. Just bought a dress there also.

Love the pics and Love your face, don't change a thing! It's ok to crop some photos of just your outfit but your blog is a reflection of you. I want to know the person behind the blog, creativity and style!

Hope this helps!
http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

Sugarr2518 said...

That's a lovely dress, you look so pretty! With all of those accessories it brings it altogether! The colors are so bright and cheery.

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Great dress, Shanna!

Audrey
www.puttingmetogether.com

Dana said...

You're adorable! You look great in these pics and have nothing to worry about. And I LOVE that dress, what a great find!

xo
Dana
http://bigcity-farmgirl.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

You are so funny. I feel awkward taking pictures in public too. People stare and I know they are wondering who the heck that girl is and why is she posing like that? Oh well! I don't think you should crop your head off at all!

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogsot.com

Jayme and Mendi said...

I think you look fabulous squinting or not. The dress is so gorgeous and can't believe it's from ON. LOVE!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Katie said...

i think this may be my favorite outfit of yours!! I LOVE that dress and want those shoes! do you read the blog pretty anonymous life? they never post their faces. honesty it would make taking pictures for me easier, especially on the early mornings. BUT you have a beautiful face so you definitely need to keep it in there. : )

Amanda said...

Lol I give you props for taking photos in public! I always Take photos by the same brick wall jn my back yard aha! And I think you look just fine...of people are worried about your squinty eyes...they have some issues haha!! Sometimes I will crop my face but still show my smile! Happy Wednesday!

Simply Sarah said...

I almost bought this the other day and put it back - what a fool I am, it looks GORGE on you!

TaraMixandMatch said...

That dress is so, so cute! I squint a lot too in my photos...darn my hypersensitive eyes lol

emily said...

thanks for linking up with is for our instagram link-up! love your dress! looking forward to getting to know you, im your newest follower!

xo, emily

www.thepinkelephantblog.com

The Sweet Life said...

Precious outfit and please keep your face in outfit posts. :)

I adore this dress. I almost bought it but it was so see through. Did you wear a slip? I'm not a big fan do usy I don't buy dresses that require them.

Happy Wednesday love!

Andrea said...

Love the dress, it's so cute!

tara said...

You are gorgeous and this dress is so cute! Definitely don't crop your face out!!

Kristin said...

That dress is so adorable on you!!! I need to get over to Old Navy quick, I've been missing out it seems. Looking so pretty girl :) xo

Courtney B said...

Hahahaha! Your husband sounds just like mine :) Thank goodness our men can be so forward with us :) I do LOVE your dress! And you look so pretty in these pictures!

Laura [Beauty & the Beard] said...

You look SO GORGEOUS!! love the dress, well done old navy!

Amber said...

That dress is SO cute!! Need. to. find. Great post!

Simply Sarah said...

Hi again!! I wanted to let you know that I tagged you with a "tell me about yourself" award today in a post! No obligation to participate whatsoever, but I wanted to let you know, and that I'd love to learn a little more about you!

Annie said...

I think you look adorable, squinty and all! That dress is SO pretty - the colors look fabulous on you, and the gold necklace is perfect :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

You look great! I totally get what you mean about taking pictures in front of strangers, so awkward!

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

birdie to be said...

LOVE that dress! And the accessories?... Gorgeous!

Natasha xoxo said...

Is that a new dress from Old Navy? It's lovely, and I don't remember seeing it in stores...

xo, tasha
twenty-something blog
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Bravoe Runway said...

Shana you look awesome and I am glad you took photos outside of the comforts of home. I talked about this topic on Monday and you are in good company! Many of my readers felt awkward taking pictures in heavy traffic locations...but I live in Downtown Chicago filled with tourist so I had to get used to it fast.

ms.composure said...

stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! LOVING the nude shoes!!

http://infinitelifefitness.com
http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

{ Carroll's } said...

Perfect dress from Old Navy! XO

Rachel said...

Old Navy!?!?! That is SOOOOO cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xO Rachel

glamhampton.blogspot.com

Emily | Recently said...

I have a similar dress from Forever 21 and I loooove it! I think I like the colors in yours more! :) You look adorable!

Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

Hi Shanna, it's nice to meet you - found your blog via a comment you left on The Other Side of Gray! This dress is colour blocking perfection and looks adorable on you...!

Please don't chop off your head: the solution to squinting is easy - sunglasses!! You can squint to your heart's content then (I always wear them on a bright day). If you keep a pair in your bag then you'll always be prepared! :)

Catherine x
http://notdressedaslamb.com

carla5555 said...

Love the dress!!!

www.fashionmavenmommy.com

carla5555 said...

Love the dress!!!

www.fashionmavenmommy.com

shopwithpippa.com said...

ha ha ha ... such a hubby thing to say! Plus I get the whole feeling about being ackward as people are getting closer!
You look GREAT and that still makes me laugh (no one is looking at your face ... hmmm thanks babe!)
pippa

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