Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day

So.......I FINALLY invested in a tripod, remote, etc. And started taking my own pics. Yay!!!! No need to pester every single family member of mine to take my pictures. I'm a happy camper. But. I must say....other people taking pics of me in public was uncomfortable in and of itself. Taking my own pics.......well it takes the whole embarrassing/uncomfortable thing to a whole nother level (erryday erryday erryday lol). I try to go to no man's land (why isn't it called no woman's land?!). But somehow. The minute I start taking my pics....someone pulls up in their car. And it's usually a creepo. And I make a run for my car. Run Rita Run loll! Anyways, to all my friends in the U.S. have a very happy and safe 4th of July:))!

Blazer - Banana Republic (Exact one here) ; Top - Banana Republic (Exact one here Extra 40% off sale items with code BREXTRA40) ; Shorts - Gap (Exact one here 25% off purchase with code GAPHAPPY) ; Vivi Glitter Ballet Flats - Ann Taylor (Old) (Similar one here, here, or here) ; Chain Necklace - Macy's (Old) (Similar one here) ; Bag - Forever 21 (Sold Out) (Similar one here or here


  1. Great Fourth of July outfit! Also, great idea to follow eachother. If you can share my blog with friends, I would love it! Xo

  2. Yay for taking your own pics! It's so freeing! Love this outfit, I recently got a navy blazer so I think I'll have to dup. This look soon :)

  3. Hahaha I know exactly what you mean! I tripod is a great idea! Love this look!

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  4. happy indipendence day too
    lovely ballerinas

  5. Tripod and remote makes it a lot easier! It takes a while to get used to the right angles and what not haha but yay!

  6. I know how you feel. I have yet to find a good place to take pictures. Need a better camera. Love your outfit today. Happy 4th Rita.


  7. Haha... that must be awkward. But better than having to rely on someone to always take your pictures! Love your classic red, white and blue outfit. Happy 4th!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  8. Great outfit... those flats with the ankle straps are so cute! Yay for getting a tripod and remote. I use the same setup but when I do take outfit photos I just step out onto my back deck because it's easy and private. :) Maybe one of these days I'll work up the courage to venture out to a different location! Watch out for the creepos!!!

  9. All you need is a yacht! Loving the look, very nautical.

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  10. nice look and I very like it your jacket!

  11. Ha ha, I know what you mean about the awkwardness! Funnily, it's less embarrassing when someone else is taking your pictures because at least you can pretend you're being tourist-y or something. Happy 4th of July!

    xo, alison*elle

  12. Wow, what a great look!!


  13. Haha I hear you which is why you do not see a lot of posing posts on my blog. Just not my thing. Though will be pulling together a few shoots. Sure lets follow each other. Following via Bloglovin.

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  14. I love this nautical outfit Rita, you look gorgeous! I usually take my outfit photos with a tripod but I'm extra happy when Mr. Jackson is home to take them for me because it's so less awkward than just being out there by yourself. Send me some of your gumption girl!

    Chelsea & The City

  15. So pretty! I love your lipstick especially and you just look gorgeous. And I think it's great that you're taking your own pictures - I always feel like SUCH a bother asking everyone around me to take my picture. I applaud your investment! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  16. Rita! This outfit is adorable - enough patriotism going on without verging on flag tees. You are so cute. While tripod picture taking is awkward, I think you'll grow to love it - you can take as many pictures as you want until you get enough you like :)

  17. Fantastic look!!!
    I'm already following you hun.... I hope you will do the same!!!

  18. You are much braver than I am! I have yet to venture out of my room with my tripod.
    Loving this look with the blue blazer and white shorts.
    Happy 4th of July!!


  19. omg. i've gotten to the point where i hate asking my husband to take my pics. i dont even feel comfortable in front of him. but todays pics were all me! it really does feel good to have your tripod and remote!


  20. I have been seriously thinking about getting a tripod & remote since my hubby hates taking my photo. Plus I can go on location rather just my backyard too. Perfect outfit for the 4th! Your flats are adorable. Hope you had a time celebrating the 4th!


  21. Great look - a little bit of pin up girl... :)

  22. Wow Rita! I think you look adorable! Had a good old laugh about how you had to run.... although, just keep safe my love!
    That's the mommy in me talking!!! lol Hope you enjoyed your 4th of July holiday:)

  23. Yayy for tripod! Hahahah I feel your pain. Or someone comes and sits down right next to where you're taking photos. Le sigh. Love those shorts, hope you enjoyed your holiday!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  24. Love that look, Rita!! Your lipstick is gorgeous and suits you so well.
    Beautiful woman :-)

    I know what you mean... usually my daughter takes my pics but she'll be off to university soon. Then her friend will step in but my next investment will be my own camera+tripod.

    I know... people can be so embarrassing. Recently my daughter nearly lost her temper when a group of tourists walked by, turned round at the corner, came back again before they decided they actually did want to go into the other direction again... ;-)

    Lady of Style

  25. Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

    Love this look, loveing this striped :)

    Happy weekend!

  26. It's awesome when you have your own tripod and remote! And I am diggin' this look so much. It also goes so well with your blog title.

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  27. Lovely pictures! Love those shorts!

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  28. Thanks for your kind words on my last post!
    What a gorgeous outfit, I love the jacket so much and you are such a beauty, too!
    If someone pulls up, just say it's a university project or something, then you don#t have to be embarrased!

    Have a fantastic day,

  29. You have Made a good look!
    Love the strips!

  30. This is so cute! I love the shorts and those shoes together.


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  31. Oh my gosh, love your July 4th outfit- you look so cute!

  32. You did a fabulous job! I love your entire outfit! It's perfect! That blazer is awesome.

  33. So cute Rita!! I love your slightly nautical blazer and the pop of red in your crossbody bag :) Also, I would love to buy a tripod! It's definitely on my wishlist so I too don't have to super annoyingly nag every member of my family haha. These turned out great though! I'm so nervous about where to take them though haha.


  34. really cute outfit! love it!
    xo, zia

  35. Rita, this is one beautiful outfit!!!Love your shoes:-)!!!

  36. Cute look for the 4th! I love how it's not overdone!


  37. I feel you hear, Rita! It's awkward esp here in our country eyes will be everywhere if someone took a picture of you how much more if you're doing it alone! But for the sake of the blogging world that we love we pull it off. Nice flats it so cute I think its my first time seeing you on flats. You look so energetic and happy with this look! Have a great day!

  38. Wow, you're official eh? I understand the awkward... I was in the MALL taking snaps last week - talk about weird... :) Hope you had a nice 4th!

    xo Lulu

  39. Hope you had an awesome 4th of July holiday. Congrats on the new purchases, I really need to invest in those myself since I can never find anyone to take photos and then when I do, the photos turn out crap. So I gotts ta do it myself. But I hear your fear, I'm the same way. Have you thought about shooting in your backyard? No creepers laying in wait - at least I hope not hahaha!


  40. Wonderful outfit, you look so pretty and chic! Thanks for sharing such a nice post!
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

  41. Loving this preppy cute! Hope you had a happy 4th :)

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  42. Lovely striped inspired on the seaª!

    Happy Monday!

  43. You looked great, I love the marine theme :-)

  44. yay for patriotic/nautical themes on the 4th! ^_^
    and lol, isn't the tripod/remote the best thing ever?? you're brave for taking photos ~out in public. i'm always scared someone is going to steal my camera or something? haha, i don't know.

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