Monday, February 14, 2011

Look, Ma! No Mirror!

This is a big moment, my friends!  Actually, the big moment was on Friday, when I took my first pictures sans iPhone, but I didn't really acknowledge it then, so allow me to celebrate now.


Can you sense my excitement?

My birthday is next Friday (side note: I'll be 31. When did I become 31? Wasn't I just turning 21 yesterday?!?! I don't think I approve of this, at all.), and when my sister asked me what I wanted this year, I didn't even hesitate. A tripod and a remote, and maybe a professional photographer, if she was feeling particularly generous. She wasn't.

But she did send me the first two to me last week, and in my excitement, I decided there was no real need to wait until my birthday to open them, so I didn't. I am so bad about that whole waiting thing. Just ask my husband. He HATES it.

I am still learning the camera, but I'm closer than I was last week, and I'll take it!

Friday (Riley says hi!):

Outfit 10 of 30
Button-up: Lands End Canvas
Cardigan: Lands End Canvas
Jeans: Express
Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden
Necklace: Amrita Singh
Belt: J Crew

Saturday (Like I said, I'm still working on that whole camera setting thing...sorry for the fuzz!):

Outfit 11 of 30
T-Shirt: Target
Cardigan: Target
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Cole Haan
Necklace: Amrita Singh

Sunday (I'm not going to lie, we did nothing on Sunday, and this outfit was shortly replaced with tennis shoes and an old t-shirt for an afternoon of yard work.  I live a very, very exciting life.):

Outfit 12 of 30
T-Shirt: J Crew
Jeans: Express
Shoes: Cole Haan
Scarf: Lands End Canvas

Melissa, one of my favorite Internet people ever, teamed up with a fellow blogger to bring Fabulous in February to the masses, as a way to invite a little more positivity into the month.  And it's a fabulous idea that I meant to participate in all month, before I completely blanked on it last Monday. But this week? I am on board 100%!  And now, my three positive things about me...

1) I really, really like my eyes. They're a gray hazel color that change depending on my mood or what I'm wearing.  They can be straight gray, they can tend towards the blue side of things, and sometimes, in the right light, they lean green.  It's kind of fun to annoy Steve by asking him what color my eyes are...
2) I never, ever give up.  I may not always be on the most consistent path, I can't always keep up with my goals, but I don't stop trying.  The way I look at it? There's nothing I can do about the past.  The only choice that matters is the next one that presents itself to me.
3) I am very, very even keel. It takes a lot to fluster me (although, when I do get flustered, hoooooo buddy!), and I pride myself on my ability to see and respect both sides of most arguments that arise.

And there you have it.  I'll be back with three more next week.

And, of course, a Happy Valentine's Day to all!


  1. Happy Valentine's Day, Tara and Riley! I like these new pictures taken with the tripod. I'm still stuck using a timer. One of these days, when I'm ready to invest in a nice camera, you can be sure I'll be looking into tripods too :) I love your mustard cardigan. Such a great color to liven up any outfit.

  2. What great positive statements! I love #2 because it's can be so rare nowadays! It's nice to "meet" you and I hope you can participate in the next two Mondays too :)

  3. @Cee - Riley says thanks and same to you :)

  4. I love tripods AND when puppies sneak into pictures.

  5. Yay for a new tripod and remote. Loving the pictures! :)

    It looks like you've lost weight! Congrats! :)


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