September 5, 2017 – Now Accepting Donations For A Tripod (OOTD #104)

I’m totally kidding about that title, by the way – unless my parents are reading this. I will gladly take money from you guys 🙂

But for real, I guess it’s time for me to finally shell out the money (and by “shell out the money,” I mean “pay the whole $20 for something cheap from Amazon because no way am I spending the money for an actually nice $100+ item”) for a tripod.

On Tuesday evening, I found myself coming home late again. But unlike last time when something similar happened, when I was able to ask a friend who was also coming home late to help me out, this time, it was so late that I didn’t feel like I could ask anyone to do my pictures for me. Regardless, it was already plenty dark out anyway, so the photos wouldn’t have even been that great.

What to do?

I could have just skipped out on doing photos for that day at all. And I almost did – I figured could always just wear the same outfit again some other day, pretend it was the first time I’d worn those green pants with that top, and then actually have decent photos to share. The issue with that, though, is that it kind-of takes away from the whole purpose of this blog for me, which is to document each unique outfit I wear.

With that philosophy in mind, I decided it was better to have terrible photos taken using my camera sitting on top of some books in the 2nd floor study lounge. Fabulous, right?

I did my best to edit the lighting so the color wasn’t so distorted, but there’s only so much you can do with fluorescents in a 100 year-old building. That’s why I was thinking a tripod might be a good idea – at least then, I could do some outdoor photos using my camera’s timer. Anything but indoor lighting.

It’s too bad, because this shirt is really quite exquisite and deserves better treatment than these orange-toned photos. I got it for only 10 pounds in a little boutique in Waltham Abbey in London because it’s missing a button in the back, but I absolutely love it regardless. The green pants really accent the rainbow pompoms nicely without upstaging them.

Ah well, I guess that’s just how the ball bounces. The rainbow pom-pom shirt will get a chance to shine in some nice photos in another nice outfit one of these days.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in the next one with more updates on my life here at Notre Dame. Don’t forget to check me out on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr! For business inquiries, shoot me an email at!

Shirt: Some little boutique in Waltham Abbey

Pants: The LOFT

Terrible orange lighting: Howard Hall

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