May 02, 2012

Back in Black

Outfit Details:
Lace-back Top-(giveaway) Stylemint
Skirt-(giveaway) Threadsence via Chictopia
Tights-(giveaway) Jess @ Hapa Time
Shoes-Joe Fresh
Socks-Hue at Lord and Taylor
Necklace-Nasty Gal

I've been on such a color run lately, and it's been sooo refreshing! But I've made an exception and I'm back in black to show you a different type of statement; tights. Printed tights are one of my favorite things to wear, so winning these from Jess at Hapa Time was awesome. She's one of my favorite bloggers, not just because she's gorgeous, or because she is so very stylish, or even because she's genuinely nice. It's because her pictures have this surreal quality that most bloggers' images don't. Seriously. Take a look and see what I mean! She literally GLOWS. A few weeks ago, I asked her for some tips on how her photos always looked so great! She wrote me this whole long email detailing exactly what to do to make my pictures better. There are some things I can't change: like the imperfect focus. When you're using a tripod and a remote, the camera doesn't focus as well. Nor can I change the background. I don't have much option for variety in that field. But thanks to Jess, I've been able to change some things lately. Have you noticed the change in lighting and overall general quality? I've been much happier with the pictures in the past few weeks. Her tips are secret--but maybe if you visit her blog and see what she's doing, you'll be able to pick up on some of them.

So, thank you for your tips, Jess! :) And for these totally rad tights! Check out how Jess wore the same pair HERE.

p.s. THIS OUTFIT IS ALMOST ALL GIVEAWAYS! This top I won from Stylemint, the skirt from Chictopia, and the tights from Jess! I've won lots and lots :)



  1. Oooh, those tights are amazing Rory! I love the cute heart print included on them.
    The black lace top is a fun detail too.
    Jess really does have amazing photos, her blog is inspiring me to save up for an actual camera. Haha, not this point-and-shoot digital camera. Time to splurge to get some good photos!
    Anyway, your luck with giveaways is just uncanny! Haha, I think its funny how often you win. Just a lucky girl aren't you? :)
    Another cute outfit Rory. Love how you put it together!

    Trendy Teal

  2. I love those tights!! They are really unique and I absolutely adore those shoes with the socks. You look like a model!!

  3. love, love this outfit! the tights are fabulous, i want them lol! also i love ur necklace and boots!

  4. Aha of course I love the all black look ;) You would be proud to know that I have only purchased one black item since I started my "black fast", but it still is a large part of my wardrobe.

  5. There is really something in all black get ups that fascinates me. Maybe it is the fact that it is one elegant color to wear.

  6. Wow, everything looks amazing!

  7. You look gorgeous! I love those tights on you! x

  8. Super cute look! You really need to send me some of your giveaway luck! lol Love those tights! So fun!


  9. Wow!Just wow babe,words can't describe;)

  10. Cute outfit! I love the playfulness of it! You are so lucky to have won so many giveaways.


  11. Such a cute outfit!! My husband and I saw a girl wearing similar tights and I had to convince him they weren't tattoos :D

  12. Those tights are cute! :)

  13. Amazing Tights Giveaway...perfect LOOK my dear.

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  14. You look great! You have beautiful hair ;) I would like to invite you to my blog, come to visit it when you have time :)

  15. Hi Rory! Loving this outfit! And super cute tights. To answer your comment from my blog, I think a "fashion" blogger is someone like Chiara of The Blonde Salad, or Liz from Late Afternoon. Their blogs are more editorial and use expensive items. I simply blog about outfits I wear. But, that's my own personal distinction. I'm sure others have different interpretations. Happy Friday! XO

  16. l love your tights!
    I guess Izzy from were wearing the same tights too!


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