Violet Haze


These pictures all came out with a violet hue (which doesn't help since my shirt is purple). This is one of my favorite shirts because it keeps my arms relatively warm due to the extra long sleeves but it's thin enough to keep my cool. It's more of a Fall or Spring shirt....during the Winter it calls for a lot of layering.


For the most part I'm not a huge fan of using flash during the evening and I make my photographer struggle to hold the camera still while the sun is gradually setting (I edit out some of the minimal blur). I try not to be...but sometimes I think I'm a bossy model since I always have a certain image in my head of how the photo will turn out. I'm a better photographer than I am model. He's quite lovely though and stands out in the freezing cold taking picture after picture just so I can update this silly blog.  I think my photographer and I should switch places, he's much more photogenic. :)


(coat american rag, striped l/s free people [remixed], vest julia's closet, skirt metropark [remixed], tights HUE, flats blowfish, headband forever 21)

I've decided that I'll post a "remixed" link next to some of my items so I can keep track of my remixing resolution! I'm doing pretty good so far for 2010. I'm shopping online a lot less and wearing things I normally never get around to wearing. :)

It's one of my best friends' 20th birthday today. We just had a surprise party for her that was planned out like a Murder Mystery. I told her a bunch of lies in order to dupe her and it worked! The girls who planned it did such an amazing job (I ended up being the victim of the murder). Happy Birthday Monisha! (I know you're reading this and debating whether or not to leave a hate comment).

Oh! and Thank you to the lovely Taylor for the Beautiful Blogger Award! Another Thank you to Fashion Therapist for the Best Blog Award! Lots of love! :)

85 comments

  1. AGHAGHWOIEGHIOWEG. I totally feel the same way about flash and such. I prefer the natural lighting, so... my camera definitely has issues cause I shoot everything in macro, even when it doesn't need to be shot in macro. WHOOPS. I love love love this outfit, and the lighting just makes it so much better :) It seems like you and your friends are the sweetest people, how I would love to have a party planned for me... <3

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  2. I am not a fan of flash at all when trying to take good quality photos which is why I always try to take pictures before it gets dark! Sometimes I fail but oh well.
    I love the vest and skirt, too!

    www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

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  3. You look so cute!!
    I like long sleeves.. they make arms look longer!!!
    Kiss kiss!

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  4. Haha! You're cute as! Totes loving your jacket and vest!

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  5. Haha I know exactly what you mean, I'm so stubborn when it comes to using a flash!

    and thank you for the lovely lovely birthday wish :) :)

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  6. You're right, I don't like flashes too.. You look cute again :)

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  7. i like the way these came out violet!

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  8. Jen! These pictures are gorgeous. The purple effect, your purple long sleeves :}

    I also prefer taking pictures without flash. They get prettier. :)

    <3 Have a nice day sweetheart. Keep inspiring us :*

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  9. I like the violet! The lighting is pretty the purple looks nice against the orangish glow from behind. :D And that is a cute shirt!

    I like the places you take your pictures.. you make me want to find some new places :) I should invest in a camera tri-stand thingie.

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  10. I am so into the violet lighting!! Has a very suspenseful feel to it - another scary movie vibe!

    And I love the outfit - from the top (headband) to the bottom (shoes). Very cute - but a bit school girl sexy!

    ShopTOLive.ca

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  11. your so cute in these pictures...
    i love tour clothes..
    :)

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  12. As Ussual! I LOVE your outfit. :D
    Thanks for the comment.
    (haha, I feel the neeed to do this-call me crazy, but I have time)
    Although the photo doesnt really show off the best assets of the clothes I LOVE THE LIGHTING. You should have worn a white dress or something.. it would have looks GORGEOUS.. :D

    x
    testingfashion.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh, this is such a sweet outfit! I really love the violet hues of these pictures, makes it more special! And your stripey top is adorable, I love it:)

    xx

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  14. The purple haze work with the location and the outfit! I remember one lost photoshoot with Django, our picture all came out purple but to the point they were not fixable!!! At least yours works! ;)

    I'm sure most of us blogger are bossy with our photographer; I do it to Django all the time! oh oh!


    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

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  15. this outfit is super cute. i *love* stripes!

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  16. The remixing idea is great! Ive done it once or twice now and it's fun!!! I love your outfit sweety! I cant wait for your remix version!

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  17. I love the violet hue of the pictures, it makes them so neat! Your outfit is adorable! I love that stripe shirt.

    Hope you have a great wkend!

    xoxo
    Amy

    http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  18. the vest is a nice touch!

    i hate the flash too! i never use it.

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  19. I quite like this violet haze in the photos. I'm not much of a flash fan either so by the time I get home from my internship, it's usually too dark to take outfit photos! I don't do those nearly as much as I should.

    You look adorable, though! I'm loving the headband and the peacoat. Yay for layers!

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  20. cute outfit! i hear ya on the no flash :D

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  21. I love this look- so cute!
    I personally love flash!, but It can sometimes be a nusance, thanks for all the lovely comments!
    Camilla

    RAINBOWPAVINGSTONES.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  22. You look cute, as always. I like that blouse color.

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  23. hi Jen, looking cute as always! i really like your outfit, and i really enjoy reading your story. sometimes i and my photographer compete with the setting sun too ;)

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  24. The purple tint is awesome... I seriously love it. And you are always cute Jen. Love the striped top. xoxo

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  25. ooo i love this, and the photos are pretty :)

    murder mystery party sounds AMAZING!

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  26. Gorgeous, darling!
    Love your striped top!

    xoxox,
    CC

    P.S. Congrats on your award :)

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  27. Love the outfit it’s just amazing I love the velvet effect but you are right you are already wearing a velvet/purple/eggplant shirt but it looks amazing! am not joking! And I love the darkness of it all they look so professional and am sorry but did you say your nor photogenic darling you look stunning in most of your photos! Am in love with this post you always inspire me! And you are a bossy model hahaha! But hey you should he had the privilege of snapping you amazing beauty and style (dint tell him that!)…Love Dye♥

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  28. oh yeah!! im no fan of the flash at night too!!! it's such a struggle to take pics though.. that's why i try to take them earlier. :)

    im loving the purple striped top on you! cute!

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  29. Cute outfit, U are a doll!

    P.S.: ♥Please don't forget to join the newergiveaway!♥

    Good luck!


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  30. love the ensembles! you look so cute <33

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  31. I'm not a fan of using flash during the nighttime either, it makes me see stars... you know what i mean. you look lovely in stripes jen. actually, you look lovely with anything.

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  32. Nice outfit, I love stripes ;)

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  33. great photos and great outfit!

    http://www.daniellebarbe.blogspot.com

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  34. i like that top too, i love long sleeved tops, there so good for spring and autumn, and so easy to layer with

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  35. I like the lighting! It creates a nice "mood" to go along with your cute outfit.

    pixiedrivien.blogspot.com

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  36. great outfit! the lighting makes it soo much better

    xx

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  37. I really like how these photos turned out. Absolutely gorgeous and totally go with your awesome outfit.
    Love your coat and top!

    - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

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  38. I actually really like how the lighting turned out...makes your pictures totally unique.

    Also thank you so much for your awesome comment. Sometimes I wonder if my fashion makes any sense. Your comment really made my day!

    Have fun at the murder mystery dinner - they're so much fun!

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  39. AAH IM MENTIONED THANK YOU I LOVE YOU. you wouldnt be able to tell by the nature of this comment who i am i just realized. well heres a hint. stop wearing non warm clothes in the freezing cold ho.

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  40. i like how the photos turned out with a gothic, dark, sombre kind of feel.

    :)

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  41. congrads on your blog awards!! you deserved 'em. i actually really love the lighting on these photos - it makes your outfit look really soft and your hair look shiny/healthy :)

    thanks so much for your comment about my skin... its a steady hand and a MAC brush that does the trick :)

    hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  42. Sounds like a pretty cool birthday party! I love your purple pics. The outfits is really cute and good job with the remixing. I need to do that better. Have a nice weekend.

    http://inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

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  43. I'm with you on despising using flash under 95% of circumstances unless it can be helped. I love how these photos turned out though :)

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  44. thanks so much for following my new blog! you're awesome! :)

    much love ~ Kerri
    Wanderlusting Fool

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  45. aww jen! i totally agree with you! flash makes everything flat and icky...but i must learn to use it :( ahh! anyway! cute outfit! i don't really like the color purple, but it looks good on you because it's striped :D woo! and the remixing tag is such a good idea!

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  46. Purple in the photos are really gorgeous makes it even more special:)

    Love your favorite top too and I love being in front of the camera. I'm still trying my best to be a good photographer though

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  47. Ooh, I love these pictures!! You're quite the model :)

    I can't believe it's taken me so long to find your blog, but now that I have, I'll definitely be checking back often! :) I love it!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  48. love the violet hues of ur pic. u look great, as always:) ur friend's party sounds like a blast!! congrats on ur awards! have a great weekend!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  49. You look so pretty, that skirt is really cute! And I love the vest thrown overtop

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  50. This is a great outfit..love the photos too.

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  51. Your so cute! I have those same shoes in yellow and live in them!

    That birthday murder theme sounds like a blast!

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  52. Murder mystery sounds awesome, I hope my friends organise something cool for my birthday since it's happening while we're all away mapping...

    My camera is a Nikon D50 and alas it has fallen victim to the dreaded flash fault - the flash only works if you hold it at a certain angle! So that put paid to me using a flash at any rate...


    http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com/

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  53. Gorgeous outfit + pictures - i hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Panda xx
    Oh, and thanks so much for your sweet comment!

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  54. i think i'm the same way when i model! i see an image in my head and i guess i struggle to communicate that to my photographer. lol it always works out, but i'd rather be behind the camera. you look really cute here, and so glad the new sweater fits too!!

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  55. the lighting is beautiful!

    jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

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  56. i'm just jealous that you have a photographer, my tripod self timer/running skills are rather unglamerous. I really like the shirt, the color and pattern is just perfect.
    -indigo

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  57. YOu look beautiful,sweety!
    Love it!

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  58. I love how these pictures turned out!
    And your headband looks so cute!

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  59. you look cute! love how the pictures came out purple!

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  60. I thought you did the violet hue on purpose! haha :)
    It's so pretty!

    Love your striped tee - such a versatile, stylish basic that every girl should have. & you've paired it so perfectly with the cute black waistcoat & skirt :)

    ♥ Hannah

    ((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

    xx

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  61. the striped shirt looks good on you.. and you have a great figure dear..

    ps: check out my giveaway
    here.

    thanks! :)

    xoxo,
    .ribbonyboo."

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  62. i love natural light too and hate using the flash...and i can so relate about being a bossy photographer!LOL. i have this picture on my head that i hope to translate to him when he takes my photos...he takes good ones though..i just hate it when he takes the profile photos horizontally...hehehe.

    ps. love your striped top!

    gizellefaye.blogspot.com

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  63. Love love love the purple effect in your pic....gives a very edgy effect to your shots...and your striped shirt looks gorgeous!


    www.callmestylista.blogspot.com

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  64. The stripped tee is super duper cute!
    -Marz

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  65. i like the blue tone in these photos. its really different. stripes are always super cute too !

    xx lue

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  66. HAHAH. You and I are very similar "models." I hate flash. And I get really irritated when my sister doesn't photograph correctly. It's not that hard to do as I say IS IT?!

    And Surprise Parties are THEEEE best.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    quirkyexplosion.blogspot.com

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  67. I'm not a huge fan of on camera flash in general - but i'll use it when i must.

    Tripod + Remote Shutter Release = never worrying about anyone elses feelings! haha.

    The stripey tee is adorable - yay for remixing!

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  68. congrats on the blog award :) i love how you remixed the shirt and skirt. so creative!

    xx

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  69. Ohmigosh I am so in love with the lighting of these pictures! It reminds me of an old-fashioned gritty detective show - you know, all dark alleys and moody hues! You look wonderful!

    Oh, I love the idea of a Muder Mystery themed birthday party. It reminds me of that episode of "Saved By the Bell" where they all stayed at a hotel and played a similar game!! :)

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  70. at first glance, i thought that was lingerie shorts. but still, its an incredible outfit. glad to find your blog!:)

    p.s i do like natural lighting too:)

    <3
    eden

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  71. Gorgeous photos, Jen! I think these turned out great. I love your shorts. So pretty!

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  72. Cute outfit! I love the cute personality you bring to all your photos, very sincere ;)

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  73. im not a big fan of flash too haha
    by the way love all this violet kind of effect and of course your outfit as always

    have a great week ahead
    xoxo

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  74. wyou're so sweet.... love your blog!


    please visit my blog: angelaswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  75. I've just found your blogs and I love it, you're so cute (:

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  76. That's sooo cute! I wouldn't have even known you were freezing in that dress, if I didn't see that your ears were bright red. You're really a trooper! :)

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