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#pencilskirtwednesday

March 11, 2015

Last February I started a new job, leaving behind my favorite downtown Kaladi baristas and my beloved mirrored columns. I had used those mirrored surfaces for years to take adorable selfies in the snow and rain and sunshine.

There was a pretty big adjustment period, but I found a new Kaladi cafe with similary amazing baristas and have replaced my regular mirror selfie habit with weekly pencil skirt outfit photos.

I've been taking weekly pencil skirt selfies for over a year now, and today marks my 50th #pencilskirtwednesday.

Let's celebrate with a hip infographic retrospective!

Here's what I learned about myself from Infographic Valette:

  • Contacts take more work that I usually want to expend at 7:00am
  • I'm rarely cold in my office
  • I would like more pencil skirts
  • The future needs to have more red lipstick and more mochas
  • Heels are the best
  • Belts are amazing
  • Dresses can be pencil skirts, too
  • I totally want the pencil skirt that Infographic Valette is wearing

And for a glimpse into my workflow for this images, I stand my phone up on part of my desk and use a Shutterball bluetooth camera remote to fire off a ton of photos while I spin in circles and pose at my office door. I deleted the photos with crappy poses and doofy faces until I have 2 to 4 photos I'm happy with.

I process the photos in Snapseed, and combine the photos into one square image with Photo Collage Maker. If the final image isn't square, I add the appropriate amount of whitespace with Whitagram. Finally, I post to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

A few other people have participated with me, and I love seeing their outfits as proof I have converted them to the Good News of pencil skirts.

Here's to another 50!

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Hi, I'm Valette

I'm a photographer based out of Anchorage, Alaska. I've recently become a wife, a stepmother, and a homeowner. Life is pretty awesome. You can email me anytime. Learn more...

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