Friday, August 12, 2016

Bubblegum Genie + Gamiss

______Gamiss sent me over some beautiful items this week. I was sent this tie-dye wrap skirt, pearl open necklace, knot bracelet, criss-cross ring, and pink pearl earrings. Everything is in tip-top shape and the order came in just a week. I'm in my new apartment building now, and whenever an item is delivered to me, the delivery person rings a bell that actually sounds like a house alarm going off. It's the loudest beep that sends my heart up my throat and makes me scream a little more than I'd like to admit.

______Any who. Freaky alarm aside, you can check out Gamiss's Facebook page here.

______I'm going to give mega-respect to those of you who have mastered the art of taking your own blog photos. Usually, my most wonderful momma Hval snap photos for me, and the process is usually done in a quick twenty or thirty minutes. Now, however, things are different; I am in the corn-infested land of Iowa (seriously, corn is fifteen cents an ear here) and all on my own. Just me, a tripod, a self-timer, and limitless fields of corn surrounding campus. Let the games begin.

______The other morning, I scouted out a place for photos not far from my apartment. In the forest next to where I'm situated, a long set of steep, concrete stairs trail down to a wooden bridge. These woods seemed charming before, as I had seen two deer, multiple squirrels, and a little grey rabbit scuttling through them. Very Disney-esque. So down the concrete stairs I went to this wonderland where I smacked my tripod into some ooey-gooey mud and did the posing thing on the creaky bridge. I was soon stumbling around with my camera figuring out how to get everything in the frame and sharp.  It took me a solid hour to make some decent photos and I was sweating by the end of it.

______It's hard being on both sides of the camera.  But with time, I'm sure I'll learn.

Lace top: c/o Gamiss
Tie dyed skirt: c/o Gamiss
Necklace: c/o Gamiss
Bracelet: c/o Gamiss
Criss-cross ring: c/o Gamiss
Earrings: c/o Gamiss
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell


Pearl in Fashion said...

beautiful accessories!
Pearl in Fashion

Frannie Pantz said...

It is surely a struggle, but you will get the hang of it I am sure. Plus, even though the scenery is different it should be lots of fun finding different locations. Best of luck to you in all of this! I can't wait to hear more of your adventures in Iowa!

Sarah Albertson said...

That skirt is so dreamy!

Lily Fang said...

What an edgy bohemian look! I love the mix of lace, tie-dye, and animal print with the bright pink and sleek black. I'm so happy you made it to Iowa safely--I'm sure you'll get the hang of things soon, including photo-taking. These look great--I know exactly what a struggle it is to do the self-time and tripod dance. Sending you oodles of love and the best of wishes for an incredible year ahead <3 I know that with your strong spirit, you'll conquer all that comes your way!

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