I’m sure all of my fellow style bloggers started out by inevitably facing the most embarrassing, terrifying challenge of all: taking outfit photos by yourself in a public place. When I’ve done outdoor shoots in the past, I’ve always had a photographer accompanying me. Having a friend around definitely reduces the worry of what will these strangers think of me dancing around while pretending to be an ethereal-fairy-forest-girl?
It’s spring, though, and I have a new tripod and a closet full of magical outfits to assemble–so crowds or not, it’s time for me to go outside!
I’ve mentioned before that one of my biggest fashion style inspirations is mori kei, and I tried to incorporate some mori-like layers and accessories into this look. Really, though, I wasn’t trying to follow any particular style at all: I just wanted to see how much I could look like a wandering fairy troubadour heading off to sing the world back into greenness.
(In case you’re wondering, I’m wearing two dresses under a shirt and a poncho. Hey, dresses that already come with lace petticoats aren’t so easy to find in Massachusetts!)
I added a little brown belt to give the layers a little more structure–and to give me an excuse to wear thick brown forest boots with the ensemble.
What’s a woodsy wanderer without a magical crystal pendant? I love collecting crystal point necklaces–this one is the pair to my rose quartz charm that I often reserve for more pastel-colored outfits.
I’m in a particularly forest-y spirit this week because I’ve just discovered Balderdash!, the most phenomenally perfect webcomic for anyone who enjoys gorgeously-created fantasy worlds with a heaping dash of mori aesthetics, pastel colors, queer representation, and baking cakes. The art makes me as happy as a dappled-sunny day in a pine forest does: and will likely serve as inspiration for more outfits to come!