Last week, I attended the LuckyFABB (Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference) in Santa Monica, CA. Held at a beautiful beach house on the sand, it was thrilling to be among so many familiar faces (mostly familiar because they grace my Bloglovin’ and RSS feeds). It was also terrifying, because I had to pack several outfits worthy of being seen in the graces of women much, much more stylish than myself. The shoes alone at this conference were enough to make anyone drool in envy.
The conference was slated to last 12 hours on a single day, so what better a time to make the misguided decision to break in these blush spiked Sam Edelman heels, right? There’s nothing like 12 straight hours of speaker panels and planned activities to see what your shoes and feet are made of.
These babies lasted an entire 11 hours before I had to give my feet a break…not bad for breaking in a pair of four inch, pointy-toe heels, huh?
Normally, when I take photos for the blog, I take them myself in the garden surrounding my home. I set my camera up on a tripod, and take the photo with a camera remote control. It’s not an exact science, and admittedly the lighting is bad and background is monotonous. It would be wonderful if I were brave enough to set up my little photo-shoot contraptions in different places around town, but I’m not fond of public humiliation, let alone the thought of my camera being several feet away, ripe for thievery.
Thrilled to be somewhere other than the garden with my camera, I knew I needed to wrangle someone to help me get at least a few outfit shots in before the end of the day. Wendy and Mystery Man also attended LuckyFABB, and were incredibly kind to offer to take some outfit photos for me. What started as “just one photo on my little camera would be great” escalated into Mystery Man down on the ground with their mega camera, taking photos of my shoes and instructing me on the ways of walking action shots. I’ll be hard pressed to go back to my little tripod in the garden setup back home.
Outfit Details – H&M blazer :: James Perse top :: Blank jeans (and here) (post) :: Sam Edelman shoes (also at Zappos, Neiman Marcus & CUSP) (post) :: J.Crew handbag :: Ann Taylor belt :: Kate Spade watch (customized) :: Stella & Dot bracelet (and in silver) :: Daisy Knights ring :: Lux Accessories necklace