An Outfit Shoot Gone Wrong

Vintage pencil skirt • Striped tee by COS • Christian Di Riccio sandals 

I was in Venice earlier this summer, and being in Venice inspired me to create this outfit. All I need more is a straw hat and a gondola really. My red pencil skirt hasn’t gotten much wear during the heatwave we experienced throughout July and early august, but it’s back in full action now that the temps have dropped to the lower 20s again. I just love to wear this thing!

As I’ve been doing this style-blogging-thing for over 2.5 years now, I thought it was time you guys got a glimpse of what outfit shooting for me really looks like. When we go out to shoot an outfit, we usually take about 100-140 photos because I either am unable to come up with different poses or because I come up with way to many (awkward) different poses. Jumping krisskross-style, striking glamorous poses and fighting heavy wind blows is part of the warming-up routine. And of course, my photographers always like to document these funky moves… . Yeah. Not cool guys.

These photos were taken right after L and I enjoyed dinner on the pancake boat. pancakes and a scenic view? Yes please! I treated my taste buds to a warm blueberry jam pancake with three scoops of vanilla ice and  a whipped cream topping. It was sooooo good, apart from the fact that my stomach couldn’t really handle having dinner on a boat. I got so nauseous, that I needed a short walk along the quay afterwards to get a little relief. Since the scenery around the canal was so perfect and my headache was lessening fast, I couldn’t help but bring the camera out and get a few photos of my Venetian outfit for the blog. I hope you enjoy these happy outtakes as much as I did when I saw them first in my Photo Viewer. 

Happy Monday! 

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  • Staat je beeldig! Zo'n foto's zijn altijd grappig, ik heb er ook al wat bijeen gespaard, binnenkort een post maken 😀
    Naomi, x

  • Haha ik heb ook altijd een hoop rare moves 😀
    En die rok is mooi!

  • First off, that outfit is completely darling! LOVE it.

    Also- that is me too! Either way too many (mostly crazy) poses or all of three-> looking at my feet, back to the camera, or awkward smile at the camera pose. You are a cutie though with all the jumping about. I love your energy!

  • Haha, so familiar! lol! Beautiful outfit! Alex

  • Hehe lol =) I would love to travel to Venice=) Im loving your look =)

  • Leuke en grappige foto's! Mooie look!

  • I really love the red on red look, especially with your hair colour! xx aimee

  • I've always wanted to visit Venice!

    I love the combination of red hair + red outfit. 🙂


  • Heel leuk, zeker die foto's opt einde haha 😀

  • This outfit is so cute! Perfect for the office! I might have to copy it!

  • Great color on you! Fab photos.

    Emily Jenny

    Stiletto Beats

  • Ah, the outtakes are so fun! 🙂

    Now I have a tripod and take my own photos with a remote, there are less outtakes, and I kinda miss that fun side sometimes! 🙂

    Really like this red outfit on you, just a shame you felt sick after your meal!

    Away From Blue

  • I can definitely relate with the picture taking! I feel like there are only so many ways you can pose while still looking good. My boyfriend usually takes about that many pictures too and end up narrowing it down to about 6-8.

    Red is definitely your color!

    Exploring My Style

  • I love your outfit!! I adore a good striped top, and this is definitely a good one 🙂

  • I love this. You look so much more alive in some of these shots!

  • HAHA I Love those photos! Some of them are hilarious, but you still look amazing! Great outfit!

  • this is totally your color!! AMAZING ensemble!!

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  • You are just the cutest! And so brave for showing us what goes on behind the camera 😉 I look like a giant fool in 99.99% of my photos!
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  • great post! following you now! I hope to see you in my blog sometimes. thanks!
    Kisses from VV!!

  • haha! altijd outtakes erbij zetten!

  • I'm loving these cute outtakes. Once we took just 5 pics and well they looked like that haha. This outfit looks amazing on you and I wouldn't mind to eat these blueberry pancakes right now.

    xx Mira

  • Echt hele mooie foto's! En zelfs de outtakes zijn nog leuk!!

  • this just makes me so happy! I usually end up laughing so hard when my husband takes my photos that it's amazing if we end up with anything usable at all! (:

  • So gorgeous! Love the color of your hair girly!! That's what I love about red hair is they are like snow flakes we all have such different shades 🙂


  • Hilariously fun!
    And I love Venice! A bit commercialized, but still so beautiful and fun!

  • Wat een mooie warme kleuren.

  • Lovely. You are lovely

  • :):):) Such fab post! x

  • I love to see these goofy photos! I also usually take around 100 photos since I end up looking so awkward in them! I am definitely jealous of the pancakes and scenery 😉

  • Zalige foto's! Heel erg mooie outfit!
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  • Sometimes the silly poses are my favorite ones. 🙂 I like when Eric takes my pictures way better than using my tripod though, and I get less silly when he's around. Pros and cons, eh? You're adorable in this outfit though 🙂

    xo Ashley

  • alweer zoo mooi!

  • You are so fabulous!! These outtakes are hilarious, I have to say that I make a lot of these same poses on shoots haha! Love your red pencil skirt!

    Xo, Hannah

  • lovely outfit! I love those photos at the end 🙂 xo

  • This is so funny, I usually do the same thing. It is hard and usually I look pissed off in my pics! haha love these, and that outfit is very chic!


  • haha kken dat, van die rare poses doen omdat het na een tijdje onnatuurlijk begint aan te voelen! :p prachtig outfitje , ik kan je ook al zien zitten op die gondel!

  • What a perfect outfit…love love love Nikki!

    The Other Side of Gray

  • red and stripes are a winning combination!
    Your dinner cruise sounds so delightful, sorry to hear you couldn't fully enjoy it.
    Chic on the Cheap

  • I love stripes and you look great in them 🙂


  • ohh simply chic. love the color of this outfit! and wow, Venice.. i want to go there someday.

    xo, Carla

  • I love the out-takes! So so cute. And your outfit is gorgeous! It really would look perfect with a straw hat 🙂

    xoxo Alison

  • hihi grappig! en je staat er alsnog geweldig op 🙂 love the outfit

  • Supermooie outfit,
    je lijk me zo lekker vrolijk (:

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    Cats & Dresses

  • Haha super leuke foto's! Ik heb er idd ook echt keiveel van die tussen zitten 😀 en nu heb ik zin in pannenkoeken, lap!

  • toffe outfit, girl!

  • Wat zie je er goed uit in die rok, sexy!

  • Love the outtakes and pancakes sound great for dinner!

  • lovely color!

  • Amazing girl! Loving this look

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  • Oh girl….I have SO many outtakes I feel like it would take another blog to get through them all!

  • Mooie rok! Die outfit staat u weer prachtig 🙂 Pannekoekenboot, klinkt epic! Anyway, ik heb je al in het lijstje gezet op mijn blog, dus nu ben je wel verplicht om mee te doen aan de challenge 😉 Niet vergeten, hé!

  • Such a very nice outfit, I love it. And stripes…. ah, love!

  • MbF

    Stripes never fail. Love white paired with red. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too anytime.

  • Pretty photo's!

  • Pretty photo's!

  • This outfit is perfect on you! You look like you were having a ton of fun!


  • looove this look NIkki!

  • Zalig 😀 Maar ook echt een leuke outfit! En I love Venice!