Style Me Monday: Photo Shoot Outfits

Along with all the big changes in my business comes the most dreaded part for me...new photos of myself.

The one part I can get excited about is, of course, picking out outfits! So, without further ado....my choices for the new photo wardrobe!

Outfit One: Something comfy, casual but super cute and professional.

 Outfit Two: A little more formal but still me! I love that it's still stylish, comfortable, professional but has a little personality built it too

The Plan - Simple Classic Makeup (cause let's face it, I don't wear alot of makeup to begin with). Two different Hair Do's - The Sock Bun, and Long and Loose. I want to make sure these photos really show me as people can expect me to look when they meet me.

Which is your favourite outfit?

Watch for the unveiling of the photos and you'll have your chance to vote on which image should be my new profile image both online and off!

Yours Enthusiastically Rebecca - Rebecca Nash Photography

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                             

London, Ontario photographer Rebecca Nash is your London wedding, portrait, and fine art Photographer serving London, Ontario and surrounding area through Rebecca Nash Photography. Rebecca Nash prides herself on being one of London's up and coming photography professionals gaining a following in London, Ontario and surrounding area. Rebecca has established herself as an artist through London area and Ontario Juried Art Shows, and her current "Windows on the War of 1812" two person gallery exhibition.

Style Me Monday: Fall Fashion Inspiration

Fall is here, it's in the air, on the trees and falling to the ground with every leaf. With fall comes some exciting things...halloween, pumpkins, cozy sweaters, amazing jackets, adorable booties, sumptuous scarves....
This first outfit is definitely a fall favorite for me. We all have that favorite pair of jeans that fits just perfect. They looked great all summer long with tiny tanks and now they transition into fall with a few tweaks. Here I've pair a pair of mid wash skinnies with classic nude pumps, and oversized bag, and a great jacket.
I love this jacket for it's great fall colour, button details, and great A-line shape and wrap styling to accent the best of you body giving a great hourglass shape. I love the way they have popped the back of the collar for some attitude, and tie the waist into an adorable bow for a feminine touch.
The second outfit capitalizes on a popular colour this season in green. I love a great kelly or emerald green in any outfit ranging from green jeans, to a pop of colour in the accessories. Almost everyone can pull this colour off so for your next fall date, try a great dress like this one in the solid hue.
I love the shape of this dress for its fitted bodice, defined waist, and softly flared skirt. Top it with a great A-line wool topper, a neutral pump with adorable details, and a clutch with a complimentary pop of colour and you're ready for dinner, movies, the art gallery, or anywhere the night might take you!
This last look might just be my favorite look for everyday. It's a totally cute, comfy, toasty warm, and great for that transitional time when you don't always need an extra layer but the short sleeves are a little too cool. This thin sweater gives the outfit both physical warmth and a pop of warm colour on the cool days with a great pair of jeans, ankle booties, a comfy scarf looped around your neck, and an optional perfect pea coat in grey to top off the look!
What's your favorite fall fashion staple and your favorite way to wear it? Tell me about it in the comments below!

Style Me Monday: How to figure out your body shape ? (and other things I learned from Jeannie Mai)

This summer I had the great pleasure of attending BlogHer12 in NYC and met Celebrity Stylist Jeannie Mai at the Windows Style Luncheon at the Microsoft New York Offices. During the Spreecast there was a pause during which we had the opportunity to ask questions directly to Jeannie! She was super sweet, friendly, and fabulous through the whole thing so I bucked up my courage and asked a question. My question was simple..."I can identify other peoples body shape, and how to dress them but I can never figure out my shape and the best way to dress it. Also, when determining a body shape, do you include your shoulders or just bust, waist, and hips?"I was thrilled to hear the echo of others agreeing about how hard that can be to figure out but Jeannie had an idea all ready for me. There are two different ways to do this - one on the computer and one by hand. Have someone take a photo of you straight on (make sure you're not wearing anything too loose or too tight like shapewear that would change your body shape). Then using a marker on the printed photo or a paint brush on the computer and outline your shape. If you're like me and are too critical to look at the image when you can still see it's you, colour in the shape on the computer or cut out the shape and flip it over to the white back if using a physical photo so that you can clearly see the shape of your body. (And yes, do include your shoulders as they balance our hips.)

Now that you can see your shape you can put it into the usual categories - hourglass, inverted triangle, triangle (pear), and column - but we're not done yet. It's not just shape that matters, you also have to know, what is your favorite feature of yourself? Mine is that I always have a noticeable waist no matter what size I'm wearing. Your might be your long legs, ample bosom, shapely arms, beautiful smile, defined collar bones, or something else completely unique to you. Whatever it is, name it, embrace it, and love it!

You now have all the tools you need to start dressing your best for your shape. the key thing to remember is balance. At the end of the day we are all finding the best way to balance our shoulders and chest with our hips while creating a great defined waist in between.In my case, I'm somewhere between a triangle and an hourglass. My shoulders and hips more or less balance out (though my hips are still a touch bigger visually) but I do have a noticable waist line (though it's a bit mor padded than I'd like to see it). Knowing that I love to show off my waist (and make it look as tiny as possible) I look for a few things in an ideal outfit

1. Something fitted through the hips and rear but flows down straight from the widest part of my hips 2. Something with a clearly defined  higher waist by way of an empire waist, mid to high rise bottom, or a tie, bow, rouching, wrap or belt detail hitting the smallest part of my midsection 3. A top that either shows off some bare shoulder or adds some volume with pintucks at the shoulders, capsleeves or flutter sleeves.

Hear are a few of my favourite outfits for my body type:

Has this helped you? Share it with anyone who might enjoy it... Still a little lost? Let me know where you're stuck or your body shape & favourite features and I'll do my best to help you!