If Clothes Make The Man . . . .

February 2, 2011

Accessories BLOG

Accessories Make The Woman!


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And this woman LOVES HER ACCESSORIES....especially big chunky pieces of jewelry.

So what is your favorite accessory?

A handbag, a piece of jewelry, a belt, a watch, a hat, a hair band..... the list could go on and on!!

It has been a year since I last tried a self portrait and decided to give it a whirl again.
Actually the original plan involved two little girls getting in the photo with me, but a four year old + a one year old + a self timer on the camera didn't exactly = success. I felt defeated, but I will try again one day soon.
Can you tell that complete winter boredom has set in?


the long road

70 comments:

Sarah Halstead said...

I love these. Wonderful self portraits.

Kelly And Allison said...

Oh I love this subject. If I hadn't had a subject already picked out, I would have jump on it.. Great self portraits. Everyone woman should have their favorite accessories. Mine is handbag..oh and watches.. and belt.. well.. as long as they look good on me, I love them. LOL.

Wanda said...

Your comment made me chuckle. Isn't there a saying or something like "I got bored so I took some pictures". I do encourage you to try again. Years from now your girs will hold those images of the 3 of you, when they were so young, very dear to them. I know I wish I had more of us with our Mom. I hardly have any - she was always too busy.

Love the chunky bling and it suits you so well. I used to wear a lot of accessories but I guess I've pared down lately. I still have a room full so I'll prob. go back there when the mood hits.

Soon Lisa....soon it WILL be Spring.
{{{hugs}}}

Life with Kaishon said...

You wear it so well : )
You look way skinny in these pictures.
Beautiful as always!

Sharon Ankerich said...

I would say you TOTALLY rocked the self portrait!!!
XO

Kayce said...

I too say you rocked it!! Love that first shot! LOVE it!! I've been wanting to do a self portrait...you've inspired me! As for my favorite accessory....right now it is totally has to be my hairband! LOL! All I seem to be doing right now is running (literally) and trying to play catch up! :) Someday I'll be back in the grove of things with some cute bling.

Buckeroomama said...

I LOVE those chunky pearls on the chains. I love pearls!

My favorite accessory? I'll have to say my watch. I feel naked without it.

Maria Berg said...

It is the same here I have 3 girls and getting them and me in a photo - it almost never happen.
MB

Debbie said...

Love the photos....your jacket pinched in at the waist give you a great shape...you luckly thing!!
I love handbags too and tend to but one every time I am on holiday in a different country. But I would have to say, my big hoop earrings...I have a bout 10 pairs!!!! Dx

Alyson and Ford said...

You look MARVELOUS!
No, I don't have any "accessories"... maybe earrings since I wear them everyday. I don't use a purse most times, only own two belts. I do have a silver bangle bracelet I wear everyday with the Lord's prayer inscribed. Accessorizing? Maybe you could hold a class on that for me!

Have a great week and let the boredom be gone!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Raymonde said...

You look gorgeous!

American in Norway said...

Beautiful woman... beautiful photo! :-) Have a super Wed.!

misc.alaina said...

I also love accessories. My favorite right now are my Honora pearl bracelets in various colors that I mix and match. Love your pearls!

Jill - FNA Photography said...

You are so beautiful and carry off the chunky jewelry so well! Me not so much LOL! I love scarves and hats!

I love the first shot - gorgeous composition!

Stay warm and safe today!

Hugs and love!
Jill
PS your session was anything but a fail! the girls will have a good day soon for you to giggle and love all together in front of the camera. it was nice just to see you!

Love Letters To China said...

You're so funny!! These are beautiful! I always love all the jewelery you wear...it really completes your look. My sister bought me a whole slew of necklaces for Christmas. She thinks I need to add a bit of something to my look...I never knew throw on clean clothes (if you can find some) in the morning and a clip in your hair was considered a look. ;-)

Once you're able to get those two sweeties of yours together, I'm sure your pics will be amazing. Can't wait to see them!

Stay warm!

Hugs...

Sharon said...

Your accessories are ROCKIN' girl! Mine change each day by mood, but I really do like Lucky Brand Jewelery. And I do like my new Big Buddha bag just because it said Big Buddha...lol.

carolinagirl said...

LOVE your chunky jewelry. That first photo is really awesome. Happy Wednesday!

Jodee said...

You go girl! The chunkier, the better!

Hope you have a super Wednesday!

Nicolasa said...

LOVE these! Chunky jewelry is the best!

Lexi said...

oh I love these shots of you! You are so beautiful! =)

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Love your self portrait!
My favorite accessories is shoes. I love shoes!

Terri said...

Your gorgeous girl!!! Love the outfit, love the jewelry!

My favorite....earrings!

Happy Wednesday!

Gail said...

Oh my gosh...these are fabulous of you!!!! I adore the necklace and bracelet you have on. I'm a necklace girl and have to have one on everyday.
Recently when I was doing the 'purge' of my house, I came to my jewelry box and couldn't get rid of one single thing. lol.

I'm hoping soon you can snap a few of you with your girls. Love both, but especially the first one. Beautiful black and white!

Happy Wednesday...stay safe and warm!

xoxo
Gail

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

you look great! i wish I could pull of chunky necklaces...I love them, but I dont think I can rock that look too successfully!
stay warm..

Ginny said...

I posted the ones with the black foam board. I used the white to reflect the light. Thanks again for the idea.

Jodi Lebrun said...

I wish those gorgeous accessories went along with my t-shirt and trackpant collection! YOu look great!

http://livinglifephotographically.blogspot.com/2011/02/joy-of-love-day-2-how-they-look.html

Tabi said...

Just discovered your blog and b&w wednesdays - LOVE!

So very excited to join in!

Kayla Faye said...

Great pictures of you! You look great!

Kayla Faye
http://www.strutmystuffphotography.com/

karen said...

i love what you do with your boredom!!

snekcip said...

Beautiful!! I love CHUNKY jewelry!!! However, my 1st love is shoes, shoes and MORE shoes!! Did I mention I LOVE SHOES!! I house over 100 plus pair seriously!! That does not include the rainbow color of boots I own!

Clothes make the man, Accessories make the woman...however a woman's shoes just catapults it to another dimension!!! :)

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love the self portraits.....chunky jewelry works beautifully on you! I'm a scarf girl....!Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Shonni said...

Those are fun pictures!!!
I put up some bw if anyone wants to check them out
http://nationsaroundourtable.blogspot.com/2011/02/here-are-some-before-and-after-close.html
loves,
Shonni

Jan Halvard said...

¡Muy guapa SeƱora!

Jan Halvard
La Paz, Bolivia
¡Buenos dias Bolivia!

Mandi said...

WOW! These are great pictures You are such a beautiful lady. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and I love, love, love purses.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Love the self portrait Lisa! You look fabulous and I lvoe the accessories!!!

Margaret Bednar said...

Love it - you look fabulous. If clothes make the man, you will like my b&w. Talk about sychronicity!

MandeeFoFandee said...

I looooove that necklace! gorgeous!

Jimh. said...

Finally!! I have someone to take BW pictures of!

Mommy2Four said...

I think you did a great job! I have SO MUCH trouble with self-portraits!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Jim,

Congrats to you and Cora!! Chloe is a BEAUTIFUL little girl.....and I am so excited to see another one of Reagan's Chenzhou Sisters home with her forever family! What a blessing. Cherish every moment with her.

Lisa

kaley said...

beauty <3 i love the big pearl bracelet!

These Are The Days said...

Love the pictures. You ROCKED the accessories!!!

I like flip flops and hoodies but if we're talking accessories I'd say the hair elastics I wear on my wrist...for those hot flash moments.

I'm pathetic I know. :)

Jonni said...

You look gorgeous my dear. Great job on the self pic. I used to really love handbags before the girls but now it is photography equipment. I know, funny accessory huh?

hugs,
Jonni

Robin said...

I am loving the self protraits Lisa!! You look just beautiful & you are working the camera like a real pro :) I have to admit that I'm a junkie when it comes to ACCESSORIES....

likeschocolate said...

Love the portrait. You would definately fit here in the south. My favorite accesories are my earrings and my purse.

Rosie said...

What wonderful self portraits! And I love your accessories! You are so right!!!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Fantastic shots! Came out great!

Angela@the crazyness that is me said...

Amazing self portraits! Need to give this ago myself otherwise in years to come the kids will ask if I even existed!

Dhemz said...

just like a typical woman...I love shoes and bags...and jewels...lol!

you look gorgeous....:)

Dhemz said...

just like a typical woman...I love shoes and bags...and jewels...lol!

you look gorgeous....:)

Lori Lynn said...

Beautiful shots and nice cropping. I love accessories, but never seem to get them right on me. I think my favorites are just a nice big pair of dangly earrings!

Pix-Ology said...

I really need to learn to accessorize better...I need Shelly! Haha! You look fab, Can't wait to see yoU!
xoxo
Janet

Stefanie said...

Lovely job, Lisa!
Sorry the girls didn't cooperate, but I think these turned out beautifully :)

Angela said...

Love the photos and the B&W conversion, gorgeous!

Natalie said...

You did beautifully on these selfies! My fav accessory when I wear them is my Mom bracelet my husband got me and my rings of course! Other than that I don't really wear much! (although I should!)

Liz said...

beautiful lady you are.

MarieElizabeth said...

Great shots! I've linked up with today's group and hopped on your follower list. I love your photos and the creativity of your shots.

Amiana Li said...

I have been a reader of your blog for quite sometime, althought I have never left a comment or participated on Black&White Wednesday.
Love your photos and I will be stoping by more often :).

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

these are fabulous Lisa!

and, love the accessorizing!

lea
xo

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

GOR...GEOUS!!! You are simply stunning. I absolutely love the necklaces and just wish I could pull that off...I think my passion is my purses ;) But earrings and jewelry is the first thing I notice on a woman!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

GOR...GEOUS!!! You are simply stunning. I absolutely love the necklaces and just wish I could pull that off...I think my passion is my purses ;) But earrings and jewelry is the first thing I notice on a woman!

Anne U said...

Lovely self portraits.

Leovi said...

Gorgeous tones in B / W, jewelry stand out more. Beautiful contrasts. Greetings

DiJo said...

Hey!
Great pics!!! All I can say, is your accessories, are so fabulous on you!!!!! By far one of the most stylish mom's I know... As for me, can my camera be an accessory? If not, my favorite right now, is the awesome Toy watch Jeff gave me for Xmas!! I am going to need you to help me with not only my photography but my wardrobe for China. Perhaps this trip I will be in a picture!!! One thing I did learn from you, I am wearing Pink on Gotcha!!!!

Miss you,
Diana

gracegaroutte said...

I love your pictures! What photo editing software do you use? I'm planning to buy something from adobe while I still have my student discount but am unsure of which program to go with. I loved the trial version of lightroom but it looks like I can't use presets. Any suggestions?
Thanks!
Grace
amandagrace86@gmail

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

And you can ROCK the accessories girl!!! I need some pointers!! ha I still have the college girl look I cant get away from! hehe

Love the black and white!!

the meaklims said...

And YOU rock the ACCESSORIES!!

Listen, on your tip in China I was always commenting on how beautiful you looked and dressed and your ACCESSORIES. I was/am in awe. I think you should also do fashion lessons along with photography! :)

Jill xx

the meaklims said...

Oops, your trip, not your tip! :)

oneinspiredhand said...

I love that black and white pic self portrait!! I need to find an updated pic of myself...Hmm? You've inspired me!

Stepping On Cheerios said...

Great job. I think self-portraits are so fun:) The older I get, the bigger my jewelry gets, LOL!