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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Blue Shirt and Blue Toes! Feeling the Cold

Longline shirt, Topshop Orson Jeans, Sequin Shoes | Fake Fabulous

First, a blogging truth...

"Blimey... I was NITHERED in these photos!"

{Translation: Goodness me, I was feeling the cold whilst having these photographs taken!}
Longline shirt, Topshop Orson Jeans, Sequin Shoes | Fake Fabulous

Blog photos can be very challenging.
Even if you don't venture out into tricky locations and/or wrestle with outfits in the back of cars, getting a simple shot of a simple look can feel like torture when the elements are against you.

Take these photos for example...

Longline shirt, Topshop Orson Jeans, Sequin Shoes | Fake Fabulous

It seems simple enough.
I was wearing an outfit, my chief photographer took some photos of it.
Easy right?

The problem is when the outfit you're wearing doesn't suit the weather outside.
It may LOOK sunny but by-golly it was cold!

I was ready to go out and had a bright idea!

"Let's take a few shots of this look before we go."

So, instead of jumping into a nice warm taxi, I took off my (boring and practical) coat and popped outside.

Oh, my giddy aunt!
I was freezing cold... (even with a sneaky thermal baselayer) and saw instant goosebumps appearing.
I could even feel my poor toes turning blue!

Longline shirt, Topshop Orson Jeans, Sequin Shoes | Fake Fabulous

It's a bad day when you have to jog on the spot (in heels) and say to your photographer...

"Hang on a second while I try and look warm."

So these photos took no longer than a few minutes.
I couldn't stand the cold.

This made me wonder how professional models cope photographing summer outfits in the bitter cold.
Pretending to be warm.

Hat's off to these ladies and gents... they must be made of tough stuff!

Can you tell how cold I was feeling?
I thought I styled it out quite well, but you can be the judge of that! 😁

SHIRT: Charity shopped... similar
JEANS: Topshop (old but still available)
SHOES: Charity shopped
NECKLACES: All three were gifts

Longline shirt, Topshop Orson Jeans, Sequin Shoes | Fake Fabulous

GET THE (chilly) LOOK!



  1. You do look a little chilly, Sam!! LOL... the things we do for a good shot, eh?
    Speaking of good shots, you look gorgeous even though you were freezing!! LOVE those shoes!!!
    Suzy xxx

  2. No, I can't tell out was cold. What a dream sandals!

    1. Thank you Nancy... I think the blue shirt adds to the blueness of my skin but I'm glad I managed to bluff it a little!

  3. Well done you for putting your blog first and challenging the cold. What a lovely find your blue shirt was it looks great. Thank you for sharing. Love - Jill x

  4. Brr! You're a brave woman, Samantha! I adore those shoes - how fab!

    1. Thank you Sheila!
      I was chuffed as nuts when I found them :o)

  5. I think you handled the bitter blast very well Sam! The professional in you just rose to the occasion and nailed it! I REALLY LOVE YOU IN ANY BRIGHT BLUE!!! Didn't they used to refer to this as a French blue?? You look just lovely. I also love the pretty sequin embellished sandals. You've got a bit of pre-spring fever eh?

  6. You look gorgeous, glamourous and cool (in both senses! ;)), the blue shirt, fab necklaces and stunning sandals look really elegant and work so well together!.
    And I admire your dedication taking this pictures Outside!, you're damn brave!.


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