How to Wear DIY: Dresses and the tie dye tee in pretty portraits
What do you notice in home/lifestyle photos?
It's sometimes hard to balance the style/fashion/clothes captured in lifestyle photos versus the moment--just capturing yourself and your space as they are now. I want to show my personal style, but I also want timeless images so I can remember what our home looked like--you know, like how you're not supposed to wear super trendy clothes in senior pictures so they don't look really dated really fast?
So much of the home dec/lifestyle photography I love on The Glitter Guide and The Everygirl shows primarily the space, with a few photos of charming-looking people who live there. I don't remember exactly what they're wearing, but I know they look nice. So I'm always aiming to have that effect--I don't necessarily want you to remember exactly what I'm wearing, but I hope I have a classy, pulled-together look!
Nonetheless, I wanted to wear some things I'd made in the photos, just another How to Wear DIY moment. I do wear homemade clothes around the house sometimes, and I do tend to like the same colors for home dec as for clothing... so some of them coordinate!
DIY clothes in house photos!
First I wore the pink tie dye tee I made not long ago. Sort of a summer uniform for me--a basic tee and my latest cut-off shorts, also a DIY!
I also wore the navy maxi dress I love so much around the house and in this pretty bedroom shot...
And in these outdoor ones by the fence at the end of our street.
Then I wore the little white dress. Aaah, the little white dress... part eyelet lace fabric, part pique textured stretch cotton... I love it so. I wore this one in some more pics outside by our fence and blackberry bushes, which we've been visiting on evening walks this summer. I love the fresh, summery look of the dress and evening light!
New favorite photo of myself, I think!
And a close-up on the dress that also shows the differences in fabric I used. Very cool to have this shot!
So you can tell me--if you saw these photos, and the ones of our home I shared last week/on our home tour page, do you notice the clothes first? Or the space??