Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Straight Up Poser

Top: Lauren Conrad for Kohls | Skirt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Payless | Necklace: Sam Moon | Bracelets: Sam Moon, F21 | Sunglasses: F21

I went out on a limb with these shots. I told Ross that I needed to "spice" up my outfit posts.  I seem to consistently pose the same way time and again...a big smile, one knee bent with a hand on my hip.  I have never liked my profile nor my "serious" face.  I feel most comfortable looking straight at the camera, smiling and planning how I stand in pictures. Like most women, I know my "good" side and what angles aren't flattering.  I think we have all taken enough pictures to have our stances nailed down to an art.  Please tell me that I am not alone on this one.

Anyway, I just went for it, I pretended, for about 10 minutes, to be one of those oh-so-famous fashion bloggers or Pinterest celebrities.  Beside the fact that I slightly chuckle looking at myself, I think Ross did a nice job of capturing a few non-poser pictures. I couldn't resist being a "poser" in a least one. It's tradition on this here blog...a big smile, one knee slightly bent and a hand close to my hip.

Cheers to spicing things up!

51 comments:

Chris said...

I LOVE that skirt and I need that top. Stopping by Kohl's this week to check it out. You look adorable as always. And as for posing... I have one... standing with my legs crossed looking like I have to pee.

Chris
chubbetteadventures.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Awww, I think you look great in these pics. Though i get what you mean, its difficult not to feel stupid taking outfit photos of yourself! Love how your pics are always so bright and natural looking.

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Sabrina said...

No you are not alone ;) Really like your photos,and your outfit aswell!xx

Heather said...

What a beautiful skirt - and this is too funny! I know what you mean - I'm most comfortable just smiling at the camera... But you look fabulous in these shots :)

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Karen said...

You look great! Love your skirt and necklace!

tara said...

STOP. just stop. do you always look cute? wanna know what i'm wearing right now? valentines day boxers and a buccee's tshirt. so not cute.

Danavee said...

Ohhhh that skirt!!! Love the poses!

Allie said...

HAHA You're definitely not alone! I love the poses and your outfit! That skirt is so fun and I would love to wear it to work! xx, Allie

Katie said...

i love your title and your posing. That pattern of the skirt - LOVE it too!!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I love these shots of you! You look so tall! Yeah I think we all definitely know our best angle and how to stand. LOVE your skirt and necklace!!!! So gorgeous on you!

Xo,
Angela

Tracy Walpole said...

HA Shanna you are too funny! You always make me smile in the morning :)

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Your posts always make the morning so much better! Love the posing and that skirt is fabulous! That necklace is from Sam Moon? Shoot - I knew I should have made it in there when I was in Dallas! Next time! Keep rocking the poses :)

Ross Schneider said...

Everybody needs a little "spice" in their life! That last pic is straight up HOT!!

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

You look like you are workin it girl! I like the new style!

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

Always Maylee said...

Your skirt is just adorable, love the colors! Ok, I have the same problem, I can't not smile in my pictures, I feel so weird! You look awesome!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Okay, obsessed with it all, duh! And I love that you told Ross you had to spice it up, hahaha! Our husbands need to be friends too because they are such troopers for taking our pics!

By the way, I couldn't fall asleep last night because I was freaking out that a tarantula was in my bed. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! NOT. lol

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

You could assume the squatting position or bend over with your head between your legs with some fabulous shorts on.

Blue Dog Belle said...

You look great love! I'm loving the first shot, you're giving some serious attitude. Oh and I adore this outfit, the skirt makes your legs look so long! jealous.

Jayme and Mendi said...

I've been finding lots of stuff from Kohl's recently! Love your outfit and your poses!! :-)

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Miriam said...

what a cute outfit!!! =)

Simply Sarah said...

LOL I feel the same way - I try to do smiling and not smiling posts. I always laugh at my "posing pics" but I actually end up liking them.

Love these colors girl <3

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Stephanie said...

Cute skirt! Love the necklace too, reminds me of lemon drops! Your poses are great... the serious "mannequin" look is not easy to do!

Sami said...

Love everything about this outfit.. and now I want a yellow necklace! I think I'll go order the $15 Jcrew knockoff from eBay since I have no clue what Sam Moon is :)

Ashley K said...

I have the same problem when it comes to taking outfit pictures. It's like the camera comes out and I go still! lol I love your top so simple and pretty.

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

You look great as always! And I love that skirt!! I know what you mean about spicing up your photos, I feel that same way... but mine just come out plain awkward, lol.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I honestly don't think you can take a bad picture - really! You always look flawless. And I am adoring this outfit! It screams summer :)

Ashley said...

Agree with the comment above...you can NOT take a bad picture, and you have the cutest smile!!! Love this skirt. So adorable.

Shelley said...

Following you too! Love the outfit! I've been trying to step out of my comfort zone (like with my new necklace) because sometimes as a Momma I feel so drab and want a change!

Wine and Summer said...

I love that skirt. And the necklace. The outfit is amazing!!

Caitlin C. said...

I lovee that skirt! And I have that necklace in blue, isn't it amazing?! :)

Kristin W said...

This outfit is SO pretty!! The colors and sophistication of it are just perfect!

two birds said...

while you look gorgeous in all these photos, you have such an infectious smile that it's just not right to not share it with us every day!!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

LOVE this outfit - I even pinned you on Pinterest! :)

Mrs C said...

Love the pop of yellow here and there. I am still looking for something yellow but have yet to find anything I like.. the search continues...

My new outfit post, come see!
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Annie said...

Ooohh I LOVE that necklace! If you come steal my jeans, I'm totally taking that necklace :) The skirt is so much fun too, and I love both your "famous Shanna" poses as well as the poser poses! And YEAH - I totally have a good side and repeat the same 3 poses over and over and over again...ah well :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Amy Shaughnessy said...

You've been looking SO dad gum cute lately! I'm loving this outfit.

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

I am so, so in love with your skirt!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Such an incredible skirt.

Liv Kit said...

Like everyone else.. I love the skirt, the colors are awesome!

Mrs. Bear said...

Hi I just found you from the Blog Hop and before I saw all the comments I thought, "Wow! I can't wait to tell her how awesome her outfit is. And how funny she is with her post title. And how cool her poses are." And then I read the comments and realized I was late to the party.

Oh well - I still think that your outfit is awesome (can I have it?), your post title is hilarious, and your poses are stellar.

You are awesome.

Buckeye Couple said...

Stopping by from Blog Star! Such a cute outfit. Excited to be a new follower!

Fernanda said...

loved your skirt!!
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ashlyn williams said...

can i have your shirt + your necklace + your top. shoot your entire outfit please! you always dress so cute. need you to come visit me & teach me how to shop like you.

xxLS

Sylvia said...

I love all the colors in the outfit, especially the yellow. That skirt is super adorable! I know what you mean about posing for shots. I do the hand on the hip quite often :)

Kelsie @ My Beautiful Life said...

I love this outfit, that necklace is too cute!

Kacie said...

Love the skirt and necklace! And your poses look great :)

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Kacie said...

I love the skirt and necklace! And your poses look great :)

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www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Kacie said...

I love the skirt and necklace! And your poses look great :)

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Marie Martell said...

Oh darling.. I hate posing and takin pics, I'm so not good at it :( I'm so embarrassed! lol Shanna u have such great style and a good eye for nice pieces I love all your clothes. Your not afraid of color and wearing patterns, skirts, dresses and bears oh my! LOL I love this necklace! well all the necklaces u wear! Where can I find this one?

xo Marie
http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

Ruthie Hart said...

okay guess who will be going to Sam Moon this week...ME!

meghan said...

I think this answered my last question. And now I'm going to stop stalking your blog...love that skirt and top pairing...

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