Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Ray of Style #9

Tribal Style
Outfit Post by Raysa

Of all the outfit posts that my cousin Ray has done for my blog, this was the first one where I was the designated photographer. I didn't realize how tricky it was being behind the camera and now I know how challenging it can for fashion bloggers to find the right lighting, location and background. I also discovered it takes some talent achieving those natural, professional looking poses. My respect for all of you who do this everyday just went up by a 100 points.

We shot these photos at a countryside lodge during a family reunion. Ray went for a vibrant look in cobalt blue and sunflower yellow. She styled her buttoned-back blouse with a colourful tribal inspired paisley print skirt, accessorizing with a bright yellow statement necklace.

 She Wears:

Cobalt blue blouse - Zara
Scarf print maxi skirt - Mango
Yellow beaded necklace - Lovisa
Watch - Marc Jacobs


Get The Look

*A special thanks to my model Ray for the use of these photographs. 


Josie said...

Wow Ray looks gorgeous, that skirt is lots of fun! Beautiful location too, you did a fab job taking the photos! xxx

Lina Louise said...

Hi! That's a gorgeous outfit!! Love that maxi skirt!
Thank you for your lovely comment! xx

Sandra Martinez said...

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By the way, i like your post very much, your blog is so cool and fresh :)
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Lilli said...

Sam, your cousin Ray is truly adorable with this combo! Congrats dear, you did a great job with the photos, I really love the location, all the nature around looks marvelous and so peaceful! I like the shirt, the royal blue goes perfect with the prints of the skirt! Will search it at Mango's! Kisses and have a lovely day! xo

ania said...

I love your blog! It's great :) You are amazing! Feel free to my blog :)) Maybe, you follow my blog ? ♥ (If you like it)
Kisses ♥♥♥

Lipgloss Kisses said...

So lovely and bright :)

Dale Janeé said...

I love this post and the combo of the royal blue with the yellow necklace is so gorgeous!

great post


My Urban Market said...

These pictures are very nice and you did a good job. I really like this outfit, especially the beautiful print of the skirt.


Mira said...

Well Ray looks fabulous. Love the maxi skirt and the color combo rocks!!
Sam you did an awesome job. I love the photos very much :D


Stella said...

Hi Sam,
I really liked how you played with colours!
The necklace and the watch are so nice!!!
Stella from a A Shiny Place

Gina said...

I love cobalt!! It looks lovely on Ray. Those of us with dark hair can really enjoy this amazing, dynamic color. I'm a little obsessed with all things cobalt at the moment.
Yes, the photography part can be very challenging. We always take tons of pics and then pick the best ones. You took fabulous pictures, darling!!


Jenny said...

I just felt in love with your amazing skirt. It's just stunning.


PS.: Great blog. Maybe we could follow each other?

Stylish By Nature said...

Beautiful photos! Lovely skirt :)

❤ StylishByNature.com

Gem | Miss Makeup Magpie ♥ said...

Your skirt is incredible!!!! I love it xx
Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

S said...

Your cousin looks so pretty!
Love her skirt, those colors looks great on her!
Nice photos too! ;)

mademoiselle mode said...

So sweet skirt oh my god !!

New post - Kisses

Denisa said...

That outfit is so nice. Perfect colors. Have a great day.


Daniella said...

Well, I think you've done a wonderful job with the photos sweetie! Your cousin is beautiful and I love her look. I love the brightly coloured pieces worn with the heavily printed maxi skirt which is a truly stunning piece I must say! I also adore her necklace :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Natalia A said...

I am in love with this skirt - such a gorgeous pattern and colours! x

The Preppy Student said...

Im obsessed with this look. You are stunning! These are some very rich and vibrant colors. I want that necklacd!

The Preppy Student

Anthea F said...

love your skirt! great!

Anonymous said...

I think you did a great job with the pictures, very nice setting too.. :) I love the outfit, very pretty!

Kamilla K said...

Ohhhh I love your outfit! Especially that skirt! Yeah, photography is soooooo hard!!! Lighting is the hardest I think, as well as natural-looking poses!

Would you like to follow each other on GFC/Bloglovin'?

Sophisticated Lace

Virginia said...

amazing skirt! you look stunning!
kisses pretty

Pip said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment! I'm adoring your style and blog so much! The detailing on your shirt is great and the print on your skirt is so gorgeous! I'm your newest follower and hope you will stop by again and follow if you wish! Have a great day! xx. Pip


Rachel Lynne said...

Holy gorgeous! You look beautiful and I am so obsessed with this skirt! :)

Sunny & Star said...

Wow! I love this outfit. The colors and the pattern of that skirt is perfection. Your cousin looks amazing.


littlemisschinagirl said...

You look amazing,love the look! xx

Denise said...

I love these posts with Ray - please tell her I find her style amazing! I loved the mix of colors, the blue (love that blue!), the necklace, what can I say about the skirt - I looooved it, it's so much the way I like, you know I love prints! She looks amazing! Yes, now you know why I am not posting outfits anymore... had at least 4 nice ones (in my opinion!) this month and couldn't take nice pictures... it's really tricky, but you were an excellent photographer!

....... said...

great look! absolutely love that necklace. great photos too. thanks so much for leaving me your lovely comment of condolences after the loss of my grandmother it really means so much to me! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

compah-keyeke theresa said...

i cant tell which item looks best in ur outfit, it all kinda balls down wonderfully...beautiful post.


Paola Lauretano said...

Amazing look... lovely skirt!!!! And fab location!!!!
Kisses Sam!

daggistr said...

fab combo ! and the skirt is just gorgeous <3 !

juelz john said...

beautiful,i love the look,
wanna follow each other?

Nancy Spitaleri said...

This look is wonderful: I really like the skirt
I'm your new follower ... would you like to follow each other?


xoxo Nancy S.

Shopaholic said...


welovefur said...

What a beautiful maxi skirt
I love it so much

Kati said...

Thanks for your sweet comment!
This is so stunning - I love the patterned skirt a lot! And her hair looks so pretty, too!

Have a wonderful week,

Carmen said...

She wears a really great outfit, I love that skirt so much :)

The Garage Starlets said...

Great look! Love the colours combination!


Kim Alston said...

You took excellent photos and I love her outfit!

Lady parisienne said...

I'm crazy about your look, the skirt is fantastic!

Aleksandra B. said...

great outfit:) I love your skirt so much:)

Rebeca Barbosa said...

Amazing skirt. I love the colors! <3


blackberryfashion said...

wow, that skirt is fabulous!! :)

The white cabbage said...

lovely outfit , the skirt is so pretty in this vibrant colors.

Thanks so much for your comment on my post .... I'm a little suprised for what you wrote .... I wish to explain that my pants are really casual and quite old one and my top is a cheap cotton ... so I thought that a casual
shoe like clogs and a casual bag could match, for a everyday look . I appreciate so much that you took care to look the pictures and write me your opinion in a constructive way .
Have a nice evening


Maddie said...

She looks really chic and stylish! love the color choices! :)


Adina N. said...

You look so elegant, your skirt is amazing!!! I'm following you now via GFC, I hope you'll follow my blog too! kisses


Matthew Arruda Lima said...

Thanks for the comment! Love your skirt. The colors remind me of summer. :)

Also check out my photography page and don't forget to click " like" to show support.


Much appreciated

Matthew Arruda Lima

Jayme and Mendi said...

You did a great job photographing your cousin! Gorgeous skirt!! The colors are amazing!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

StaceyKo said...

wow! that skirt is amazing! Ray styled it so well with that blue top!

Stacey Ko

kcomekarolina said...

you look fab!

xoxo from rome

Tie Bow-tie said...

She is looking really gorgeous! Amazing catchy outfit!

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Gorgeous clothes and location. Could this be a budding photographer on the up Sam?
Have a lovely week Sweets xx

Tian said...

The colours of this look are beautiful!


Rebecca said...

She looks amazing! I just love the scarf print maxi skirt! You did such a great job with the photos!


Isa Machado said...

Lovely look girl! :) Amazing skirt! *

Nicoleta_B said...

Such an wonderful!

Many kisses,



Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I am in love with her skirt!!!
She is radiant and flawless in this look!
She should start her own fashion blog, she have an incredible style!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love that skirt Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I cannot get over how AMAZING that skirt is!

Sabrina said...

Wow, this is such a gorgeous outfit. I really love how you matched the brights perfectly. The top and necklace and perfect with the print!


Diana Marks said...

she looks lovely

LA By Diana Live Magazine

MairaAndDiana said...

Amazing outfit!
The colors are perfect and she looks great!
Love the print on the skirt <33\


Emily {Isnt That Charming} said...

She is stunning and so is the photography!
Isn’t That Charming.

trishie said...

Beautiful outfit! Love all the colours and that skirt.

Zahra Sandberg said...

You did a fabulous job photographing your model! She looks beautiful with one of my favorite color combinations! That scarf print maxi is so beautiful - I didn't see it at Zara but I will have to check again!

l always love a great outfit post and this was no exception!



Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ray looks lovely and the color/pattern is gorgeous!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

MOSAMUSE said...

love that skirt!


Rahul Bhatia said...

Sam you did full justice behind the camera too to bring out dazzling vibrant colors and the great looks of your cousin:)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty outfit! I love the colourful skirt.


Linda Greaves said...

Yup, its tricky getting good blog photos! But you did a good job :)
Love this colorful and bright outfit - she makes for a lovely model

Trendy Teal

Nicole Perez ♕ said...

what a cool summer outfit! x


sepatuholic said...

beautiful colorful skirt!

Imogen said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos. I love the fun and bight print and colour scheme.

EMA said...

Wow what a wonderful look! I really love this colour pallet!


Fashion-Bridge said...

Such a beautiful look - bright, eclectic, feminine, eye-catchy! Love the combination of colours & fabrics. Really beautiful look




Rakhshan said...

wow those are some lovely vibrant colors! I love our cousin's name btw :)
the MK watch is on my wishlist :) thanks for visiting Sam <3

Afina blog said...

love this gipsy style! I have gipsy name)))
Keep in touch!

Je ne sais quoi said...

loveee the look! and especially the statement necklace!
xx miss you doll!

BELULOVE said...

lovely skirt!!! kisses

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Stunning ethnic oufit, this skirt is gorgeous!!!! she looks beautiful as well))) Thanks for sharing such a nice post!
Have a happy time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

Adrielle said...

I absolutely love the print on the skirt and how she styled it.Nice job shooting the photos!

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

beautiful look my dear!!

Ivana said...

Oh my, Ray looks absolutely stunning! I'm not usually a maxi skirt fan (they just look all kinds of wrong on my shape :) but I am obsessed with this one. It has the prettiest print ever! And you are a talented photographer, Sam, the photos are gorgeous!

xx Ivana

Macarons and Pearls

Ariadna said...

Amazing look &beautiful skirt :)
Have a nice day,
Ada :)

Marie Martell said...

Hey Sam!!! Hope you had a nice family reunion!
Your cousin looks sooo pretty! and yes it's very difficult trying to do "natural" poses! and find time for my bf to take my photos.. poor guy! lol

xo Marie

Heather said...

Great outfit - love the colours :)


Margaret Cruzemark said...

Lovely outfit. Your cousin looks great. Block colors at their best.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Julia Mickiewicz said...

great skirt! love this colors! :)
come and visit me, if u like follow:)) xoxo

Tamara Chloé said...

Hi sweet friend!!!

Thank you so much for you amazing feedback,I always love to read your uplifting comments!!

I am so sorry I haven't been here reading your blog for the past days.
I have been so busy I haven't been able to blog or read my friends blogs lately,
but I am back!

I am so pleasantly suprised to find this wonderfull post!
You guys did an amazing job on this look.
Kuddos for your photography and your cousin looks absolutely gorgeous!
I love the vivid colors,the bold necklace and the flowy colorfull skirt!
Such a well picked,beautifull backdrop too!

well done dear,I can't wait to see some more posts like this!!!

kisses and hugs and have a fabulous weekend!!

xoxo Tamara Chloé


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Olivia said...

Beautiful outfit! I'm in love with your watch! I've been trying to find some cute watches that fit my wrist. Hopefuly, I can find one like yours!
Hugs & Kisses,

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