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.

SCARY.

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Last Day of Summer

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I’ve been bombarded with PUMPKIN SPICE ALL THE THINGS since the day after Labor Day and I’ve just been like, easy there, folks, SUMMER’S NOT OVER YET. Even the Last Day of Summer was 85 degrees here and I was Sweaty Bettye and wanting something light and airy to wear.

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This coral print Sandra Darren sheath from Gwynnie Bee was a perfect end of summer dress. Easy, lightweight and summery. I wore it with an aqua cardigan to tone down the pastel sweetness a bit and my stretchy khaki platform sandals.

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Once I can no longer spend a day on the beach and go into the ocean, I’m ready for warm weather to be gone. I’m too hot all the time! I still like going to beaches and rivers in the evening, putting my feet in the water and enjoying the sunset.

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It positively glowed in the late afternoon sun!

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I’m a sunsetaholic.

Are you more…sad to see summer go…or happy to see fall arrive?

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