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the post that never would

Nothing seemed to be going right with this post. First, my shirt dress was all wrinkly after sitting in class for a few hours. Then it was unbelievably sunny and my photos were all washed out. When going to load the photos onto my laptop I somehow got my SD card a little bit wet, and poof, card corrupted, pictures gone. Photoshop was able to help resolve the first two problems to a degree, and thankfully I recently got a free subscription to a recovery software which helped salvage these photos. By the end of editing I wasn't crazy about the photos but figured what the hell, I'll post them, since I already invested more time than usual in them.

Also, arms, I don't know what to do with 'em in photos. While it's totally natural to just stand there with my arms at my sides, somehow in photographs it translates as anything but natural, almost robotic. Anyone else have this issue?

dress: urban outfitters, sandals: rag & bone




47 comments

  1. oh but Mili these photos look perfectly fine, just like every other photo you post. i still envy how you do it you know. oh and you don't look awkward at all although i know what you mean. i love your sandals.

    xo, Carla
    www.carlaviolet.com

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  2. I never know what to do with my arms in photos either aha! Sounds like you had a nightmare trying to get the photos for this post, I think they turned out pretty well though!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  3. Ugh!!! I hate those kind of days! Luckily you were able to save your photos! And hey--wrinkles happen and this is still a really cute dress! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

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  4. Those tan sandals ! xx


    www.susannahzabelle.com

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  5. but Mili, you always look good! And this one is no exception :)


    -Vivian
    www.stylemeendless.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh gosh this post sounds like it was a stressful one to put together! I'm glad you managed to get those photos - the shirt dress looks awesome despite it being creased as you say...but I don't think that matters at all! Looks awesome!
    www.diamondcanopy.com

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  7. Such a beautiful shirt dress! I love how natural this whole outfit looks, I'm glad you were able to post it :)

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  8. Ahh I think we've all experienced a bad day, blogging-wise. I sometimes wonder if it's better to just not post something than post an outfit I'm not 100% satisfied with.
    Anyways, I really love this outfit - I can't wait to break out my shirtdresses when the weather here starts going above freezing. Thanks for posting this despite such bad luck!

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  9. aww haha, sometimes you just have to laugh to keep from crying! I've definitely almost been brought to tears by technology and other issues that are out of my control! But love the shirt dress and the comfy sandals!


    Brittany
    accordingtobrittanyblake.blogspot.com

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  10. Cute sandals! I always feel awkward with my arms too but I try to hold onto something like my bag, put them in my jeans, etc.

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  11. I love the shirt and honestly had you not mentioned sitting in class causing those wrinkles I would have presumed it was simply a wrinkled fabric. I kinda like that they've showed up. We get too preoccupied with perfection and forget that life is anything but. Though a humble shirt hardly depicts all that and would get lost to most anyway. Re the arm thing. I don't really know. I have that issue with my legs lol and feet. I always feel like their placement is so stiff and unnatural. But now you've mentioned arms that too will no doubt be an issue for me next too lol.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  12. This is such a simple and cute outfit! I can't wait until it's warm enough here to wear something like it. And I'm always sooooooo awkward with my hands too. I usually try to wear a scarf or handbag I can hold on to, and I'm starting to think I should make coffee cups an accessory or something, just so I can intentionally put my hands somewhere!

    Randi | Randi with an i

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  13. You looks really good!! You are so beautiful and you must smile all day! This shirt dress looks so good in you. Have a incredible week.
    xoxo,
    onlybmh.blogspot.com

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  14. lovely photos. I have exactly the same problem with my arms- never know what to do with them!

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  15. Ah I like the photos! Think they turned out well. I know what you mean though, I feel the same away about so many posts that I put together, and they never get published x


    www.totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I think the photos are great, but aren't days like that the worst. Sometimes it's like nothing can go right! Still, these photos are fabulous to me, glad you were able to salvage them :)


    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  17. These photos are lovely :) The shirt doesn't look wrinkled at all! Lovely look

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  18. Sorry about all the difficulties you had, but I'm glad you got this post up because you look lovely and this dress is adorable!! xx

    lovejoanna.com

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  19. Ah, the photos going poof is the worst feeling! Glad you recovered some and love your easy, breezy summer look! I admire girls who manage to pose looking so natural. They make it look easy!

    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  20. Ugh, I hate it when things like this happen. However, the photos are gorgeous! I love the shirt dress and those sandals. Very classic.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  21. Definitely hate that feeling. Sometimes when you have an off day taking photos, everything seems to go wrong and you just hate every photo. Glad to know it isn't just me! I love your dress and I think it looks great. I love those sandals as well!

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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  22. Lovely outfit! I love the sandals! Gorgeous!

    Kisses from Madrid, C.

    Check out my new fashion blog https://alphavillage.wordpress.com/

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  23. Oh man, sounds like me when I put my SD card through the wash (niiiiiice, Ashley). I'm glad you were able to salvage the photos!

    Digging the sandals- a dressier Birk, almost? Love 'em.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  24. Oh no! You really did have a horrible time with this post! I think you arms look totally natural in these photos! But I feel ya, posing for pics is the most awkward part of blogging.

    http://www.kaciesklosetblog.com/

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  25. i totally get what you mean about posing for photos, it can be so awkward! these came out nice in the end though :)

    xx danielle // shadesofdanielle.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh no :( Was anything salvageable? I've actually put my camera remote through the wash...twice. And it actually kept working after both times!

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  27. Yeah, at least it's comforting to know that everyone else has those days too :)

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  28. I know! Some people are just natural models

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  29. Same. I feel like 1/2 the photos I take never see the light of day. Oh the struggles of a blogger

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  30. Yeah it's best when hands are occupied. I usually fake look at my phone, or fake touch my hair. Totally natural

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  31. I never thought of it that way, but I like the positive spin you put on it. My life isn't perfect and that's okay! And oh no, hopefully you forget this post before the next time you have to pose lol

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  32. That's a great philosophy for life in general :)

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  33. Yes, pockets are a great solution to awkward arms :)

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  34. hahahaha i never realized how hard fashion blogging was until i did it... SO MUCH WORK. i feel you, mili. this is lovely post regardless of your struggles! :)

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  35. Love your shoes! And your shirt is awesome too. The slight wrinkles make the outfit seem more lived in and relaxed :P I usually prefer being behind the camera so I don't have to worry about what my arms are doing haha -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  36. You're so lucky you were able to recover the photos! I've haven't so lucky when my laptop stopped working on me and wouldn't turn on. So happy that you were able to recover the photos because these are gorgeous! Love it! Your dress and sandals are sooo pretty!


    Katherine Lou
    http://www.wanderhour.com

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  37. Love these sandals paired with this dress! And, so happy you were able to recover the photos!

    xx,
    Kayla
    Eat Play Dress

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  38. Those sandals are so perfect! I want them! They look so perfect with your dress and for the warmer months!

    be the plebeian

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  39. when I get these sandals I will live in them this summer! :)
    http://twentywho.blogspot.ca/

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  40. About arms, well I am also worried about that all the time. I don't know what to do with them.

    Jenny’s Bicycle-Indian Fashion Blog!!

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  41. Yikes, sounds like a huge hassle!

    Ha, yeah, glad you decided to upload them, because after going through that much trouble, you might as well have something to show for it! And they're not too bad really, you did a good job editing.

    Haha, and blogger problems, right!? I always have a "blogger pose" that I go to again and again, because I feel the same way about arms-to-the-side.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  42. I never know what to do with my arms either. Hope your SD card is still usable?

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  43. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! So far, I'm finding a lot of things to like about New Jersey. I'm envious of your warm weather, though... it's been so cold here this week!

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  44. Haha so I've heard, my mom has been telling me how she doesn't want to leave the house! But spring will be there before you know it :)

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