Outfit photo lesson number 4: don’t wear a sweater in the same color as the background. It looks weird.


Zara sweater and jeans // C&A scarf // F21 belt // Cypres shoes

We got the first heavy snow fall of the season last Friday. The streets were covered in a white blanket and only then it hit me: winter has come. Even though it was only 6:30 am when I left for college, I could appreciate the magical vibe that was radiating through our street. The workmen had come around to hang up the Christmas lights the day before, and they were all turned on and people had started to decorate their front doors and windows too. So many wreaths, lights and snow: you can’t help but happily hop to the bust stop. The Disneyland-feeling quickly faded though, as I soon was reminded of why I actually don’t like snow that much. Public transport terror. Two more minutes at the bus stop and I think my bum would have frozen off. My bus arrived with a 40 minute delay in the city, which caused me to miss the bus to the next city, which then caused me to miss the bus to college. Oh boy, I wonder what will happen when winter comes to it’s peak in January. I made it to my art class, soaking wet and with numb feet, happy to be in a room with heating. The only things missing were a comfy chair and hot cocoa. Now that would have been a nice day at school! 
Did you get to enjoy snow already this season? ^^
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For those who are curious, find out about outfit photo lessons 12 & 3 here! 


  1. 10 December 2012 / 17:47

    you're adorable! i hate it when i blend in to the background. i'm all like "nooo my outfit post!" haha its silly but so true πŸ™‚


  2. 10 December 2012 / 19:04

    We have had one snowfall, and then it melted the next day.

  3. 10 December 2012 / 19:54

    I think these photos look cool, I love the holiday colors. bummer about the long trip to classes. we haven't had any big snows yet, hopefully soon just for the sake of beautiful snowscapes πŸ™‚

  4. 10 December 2012 / 20:06

    It snowed even here in Italy!Everything is so magic when it snows!!!!
    I love it, even if I know it creates a lot of inconveniences!!!
    Nice outfit!and never mind about background!!

  5. 10 December 2012 / 20:15

    Let's make a petition for all classrooms to have huge armchairs and hot cocoa for long and boring lectures. Also YES to the red pants! You look amazing. And I love your glasses.

  6. 10 December 2012 / 20:22

    In your title you're not talking about these photos, are you? Cause I think these are great.

    It's snowing and cold here as well…I'm not a winter person, I don't like it…I guess snow is better then just cold and we though.

  7. 11 December 2012 / 03:15

    We've gotten snow too- magical to look at, but cold and wet and makes any sort of transportation awful πŸ™

    You look cute as can be. I love the light, on light colors paired with the red.

  8. 11 December 2012 / 04:36

    we have had LOTS of snow. it's a little unusual, but not unheard of. I'm just remembering, yet again, how hard it is to get used to the cold!

  9. 11 December 2012 / 08:49

    Sorry to hear the snow messed up your transport! It does look so magical though πŸ™‚

    Really like this comfy warm looking winter outfit πŸ™‚


  10. 11 December 2012 / 09:53

    Leuke schoenen heb je aan! Ik vind het juist wel mooi, die achtergrond met die stenen muur πŸ™‚ β™₯

  11. 11 December 2012 / 18:02

    Love that outfit – you look so cute & cozy! I love the snow when it's falling…but living in the city it immediately turns brown and disgusting! Glad you made it to class πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  12. 11 December 2012 / 19:22

    I had to learn that one the hard way too:) I but I think this looks great! Especially with the pop of the red jeans

  13. 11 December 2012 / 21:00

    you are absolutely adorable.
    if we were neighbors i'd steal all your clothes πŸ˜›

    love the pants!!!

  14. 11 December 2012 / 21:26

    We got our first real cold front….no snow, though. Yeah, public transport is probably the world part of having snow. You outfit looks awesome! I love the red and nude colors paired together. And I think it looks totally cool with that wall as the background!

    Sophisticated Lace

  15. 12 December 2012 / 01:55

    Haha, I laughed at both your post title and the contents of your post! It's so true that drivers and transportation get CRAZY once snow hits…we too had a huge snowfall and driving has been a mess πŸ˜› Love your red pants, btw, they are so festive and trendy — plus they're a different colour than the wall, hehe πŸ™‚

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  16. 12 December 2012 / 11:07

    Ugh, winter! I agree, it makes getting around much harder but hey, it makes us so much more grateful for spring πŸ˜€
    Love the sweater, even in front of that background!


  17. 12 December 2012 / 14:23

    Cute pants and shoes! And I really wish we lived somewhere that it snowed, but then again, I think I would be terrified to actually try to get anywhere in it πŸ˜€ Glad you got to class!

  18. 12 December 2012 / 15:04

    I also love how pretty snow is, but I hate travelling in it! We only had one snowfall so far, but I'm hoping for more. I love how cozy your sweater looks too!

  19. 12 December 2012 / 18:32

    Thanks for the photo tips. As for snow… none here yet. It's been strangly warm around here lately. Hardley feels like Christmas weather.

  20. 13 December 2012 / 01:53

    so um, I obvi follow you on bloglovin already, but I had to join in GFC so you wouldn't have 666 followers anymore haha πŸ˜‰

  21. 13 December 2012 / 09:04

    How cold does it get? Here it could drop into the minuses we are talking -30 sometimes but not yet
    That is cold to wait for a bus
    People decorate a lot during holidays as well here

    Nice color jeans and yes check your backdrop , but yours is fine!

    Ariane x

  22. 14 December 2012 / 04:54

    holy cute Nikki! and photo lesson duly noted too πŸ™‚ good one and it almost happened to me last week before i noticed that i blended perfectly well into a red wall. looked like my face was just stuck there, so weird – baha!

    i'm completely envious about your winter wonderland news. how awesome to have snow, by the way you describe it the whole place sounds like a dreamland of twinkly lights and white capped covered greenery. how lovely! too bad about your transit woes though. when we have a rain fall some people just turn completely mad and race around like they'd escaped an asylum. the thing is we're known for our rain so that makes it extra strange they react in such an extreme way. ah well, at least you made it into class unscathed (too much anyways).

    oh, so i read your comment and replied but wasn't sure if you'd get it so here's what i said: "Nikki, you are the most darling orb angel ever, thank you!!! i use photoshop for all my edits. so many combos to get certain looks but the white space is just, well "white space". I either make the photos the same size and them slip them next to each other or sometimes i'll add white bars on top to make them fit together. sizing is all done in PS too, a trick i use when images don't exactly match is called content aware scale and it's a filler that can convert non image to image, hopefully matching what the image already holds. hard to explain everything i do cos it changes all the time but i sure appreciate you asking and blushed a bit too!"

    one thing too is that because you leave your images at 875px high then it doesn't leave much room width wise. i usually re-size mine to a 650px width first and then tweak the height if needed. that way it keeps the original composition of the whole image most of the time. um and your words were very good for my circulation, i was blushing for like an hour after reading them. thank you! xo β™₯

    • 15 December 2012 / 10:33

      Haha, aaww, your welcome πŸ™‚ I find it so easy to write responsive comments on your blog, I don't know why really ^^ I didn't read your reply, I guess Google doesn't mail you when you reply like DisQus often does πŸ™‚ It's a bit unhandy.

      Thank you SO much for your help! I don't have Photoshop, but that white bar over a collage is definitely doable in the online editor I use! I never really thought it would be that easy, haha. Oh, the things you miss when you're thinking too much / far ! I had never heard of "content aware scale" before, so I definitely will be looking into that as well. I sounds like a usefull tool to have… once I get my hands on a version of Photoshop!

      Thanks again for helping me! Hope you are having a great weekend. ^^

      xo Nikki

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