Gwynnie Bee Try-on Haul

So…before I get into the trying on, I wanted to share with you one of my goals for the blog for 2017 – VIDEO. Not instead of the written blog, but in addition to it. I think it’s nice to feel like you’re sort of having a conversation with a person (albeit one-sided) and video can help things feel more like that. Also, it’s helpful to be able to see the movement in clothes – how does the fabric fall and drape, what happens to the dress when you move or sit…all shown better in a video than a still photograph.

My defined goal was to have a YouTube channel up and running with some decent production quality vlogs…by July. But it’s all harder than it seems (!!!) so guess who gets to be my test audience? YOU! Ha. I don’t know if I should say “You’re Welcome” or “I’m Sorry,” but I’ll be sharing short videos here as I practice this new skill. Please share any thoughts or critiques. I know in the beginning these will be pretty rough – I don’t really have proper videoing equipment or lighting or anything, I’m just using what I have for now til I see if this is something I even really like doing.

So. That brings us to today’s post. I hadn’t really meant to share anything so soon, but…I video’d two Gwynnie Bee items that arrived this week for a Gwynnie Bee Facebook group I’m in (we like to share our “try-on’s” with one another so other people can tell if the item is something they’d like to put in their online closet), so I wasn’t thinking of things like, oh, sweeping up the dog hair off the floor, or maybe brushing my hair or putting away all the mess in the line of the camera. But I just had a little fun with it and then thought, you know what? I could use this on the blog with the caveat LOW EXPECTATIONS = SMALL DISAPPOINTMENTS, ha. It’s really a mess. But that’s why this blog is called Fashion SCHLUB and NOT I’m A Pretty Pretty Princess.

So here you go. Note: I don’t always hate *everything,* ha. And pardon my voice, I’ve been on and off sick since Thanksgiving.



2 thoughts on “Gwynnie Bee Try-on Haul

  1. You know I love you and going through the same video learning curve, so here’s my two cents so far. I only have watched the first half so I’ll return and watch. The light on your ceiling is very bright and distracting. Maybe tilt your computer or camera a little down. That way we can see your feet too. I know you don’t have a lot of room to work with but the pillows in the foreground are really distracting too. It was really funny though and humanizing to see you sit down and show what you really will look like all day in that shirt. Gotta run but I’ll look at the rest tonight. Julia

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    1. Julia! Thanks for watching at all!!!

      I agree wholeheartedly with your critique 🙂 This is the same spot as my “ootd” shots and yes, there’s a horrible fluorescent light directly above my head, that without, I am totally in shadow. In the future when I’m actually *planning* to video, I’ll move the furniture and film with me in front of the windows (like I’ve done for some recent blog posts). This was *very* spur of the moment and I was not thinking AT ALL that I was going to blog and YouTube it, so…my bad for not thinking it through better.
      Hopefully someday I can say, “look at my very first video, how horrible it was, WHAT A LONG WAY I HAVE COME!

      Yeah, the furniture, cushions, stuff on bookcase, all a mess. I def need to spend some time creating a more pleasing/efficient “filming location.” This is a very challenging apartment when it comes to photography but there’s definitely room for improvement.

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!


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