It is time for another round of Five Take… this week, our challenge is sheer. I love the look of sheer clothing but sometimes struggle to wear it on my top half. Most of my pieces are polyester, or require a tank underneath. More layers in the heat and humidity is not ideal!
If you’re new, here’s what Five Take is about:
The idea behind Five Take is pretty simple. One theme, five people… resulting in five different looks. The only restriction is having to shop from our closets. Sounds easy enough, right?
This week, I went a little outside my comfort zone and wore a shirt that is basically sheer, with no tank underneath. It isn’t really obvious in the pictures, but I am pasty white, so that (literally) glows through this super sheer, slub tee from H&M+.
Top – H&M+, 3x
Skirt – Avenue, 28
Shoes – Dansko
Necklace – F21
Bangles – Torrid
Saturday I tagged along with my friend Julie to help photograph my very first wedding. It was so much fun! I’ve always found the idea of being a wedding photographer intriguing but haven’t had the opportunity. For friends and family? Yes. But as the real deal? No. After several hours taking pictures, filling up all my cards with hundreds of images, I returned home close to 1am with very sore feet. Then proceeded to not sleep until 3am. Go me.
After getting up for work this morning, I didn’t think Five Take was going to happen. I was tired didn’t manage to get a whole lot done after my shift but… sometimes a girl needs a break!
I didn’t want to venture out of the apartment today but we needed groceries and ended up grabbing dinner. Lazy Sunday, random clothes. I was going for a casual look, but with the skirt/necklace choice and unnecessary heels… whatever. It was a t-shirt and heels kind of day?
I’m trying to wear all of my “special” shoes to decide which ones get to stay and which will go. Hard decisions ahead! It is a small miracle that I haven’t killed myself walking down the stairs from our 2nd story apartment… yet. Knock on wood?
You might have noticed that this top is from the H&M+ line. Yes, I finally made it to one that has it! The store they opened nearby is massive, but the plus line only has a couple of racks. The store had only been open for a week or so when we checked it out, but the plus size selections had been picked over. Oddly enough, the rest of the store looked pretty well stocked, but the plus section was sad and (almost) empty.
Most of the offerings were very basic. Neutral cardigans, over-sized tops, and a few styles of awkward linen/cotton, elastic waistband, capri pants… I still don’t understand those. There were a few brighter pieces – a floral dress (made out of shiny polyester with a weird cut), a purple tank with orange straps (they tried?) and a couple of loose weave, metallic sweaters.
I picked up a couple of the tops to try. Some of them had interesting construction, but did not fit my boobs. Which wasn’t a surprise, considering the line tops at a 24 and from what I’ve read, runs small. This top was one of the two pieces that came home with me. It is made from a rough, slub fabric that is sheer, but in a… mysterious way?
My 50mm f/1.4 came back from Canon, so I’m back to taking outfit shots again. It seemed to work fine at the wedding, but judging from this set of outfit pictures… I’ll have to send it back.
The images are lacking the normal clarity and sharpness that I’m accustomed to, so something is up. Sure, they look dreamy and artsy, but that isn’t really my style. I have no use for an expensive paperweight!
You might think I’m crazy, but I actually cropped/sharpened the pictures for the blog, so these smaller resolution files look decent. Fingers crossed that they get it right the 2nd go around!
Sheer clothing has been a really strong trend for several seasons. Blouses, dresses, skirts… brights, neutrals, you name it – you can probably find it! I’ve been lusting over sheer blouses, especially in bright colors with great details. I love the bright chiffon skirts that are popping up everywhere too, but I already have a few.
I think I’m the first (shocking, I know) to post the challenge this week… but I’ll link up to the others as they go up! Make sure to check them out, this isn’t one you want to miss.
Are there any sheer pieces that you’re dying to add to your wardrobe this summer?