Festive Mood in Red and Green

It felt as if I intentionally planned my outfit for the Holiday season. It looked like I was in a Festive Mood in red and green colors for today’s #outfit! While my #OOTD looks like Christmas, I didn’t do it on purpose. I was wearing my army green drawstring pants when I thought of wearing my tartan shirt again but with a layer of sweater to show how versatile this shirt truly is. In my mind, I was going to change my pants. But after putting on the shirt and sweater, I thought, this could actually work. I put on my tall boots and there it was, my red and green outfit of the day. This is a color combo that I swore I would never try, thinking I’d look like a walking Christmas decor (with the exception of Christmas theme/party costumes of course). But I guess, never say never! Well, you be the judge.

Festive Mood, Red Green Tartan #OOTD, outfit, holiday outfit

Festive Mood in Red and Green Outfit

FYI, I didn’t plan that Holly Tree in the background either. Perhaps the universe pulled out all the strings to make this outfit post in a Festive Mood? The stars aligned and it was destiny! *Beaming* Haha! Well, I’m in a festive mood anyway because Christmas is my birthday and the countdown has begun!

Festive Mood, Red Green Tartan #OOTD, outfit, holiday outfit

And because I was in a festive mood, I decided to go with green-jeweled necklaces too. I say, keep the theme going! Besides, that emerald green necklace actually goes well with the red tartan print, don’t you think? I think so too!

Festive Mood, Red Green Tartan #OOTD, outfit, holiday outfit

Oh, and just in case you have noticed something common in most of the photos here, I am not a cellphone freak. It’s just that I am using my phone now as a camera remote and I can also adjust the settings via phone. I had a tripod set up and voila, outfit photos by myself.

Festive Mood, Red Green Tartan #OOTD, outfit, holiday outfit

Before, when I’m taking photos indoors, I would do it all by myself with just the timer. But it would have been so much easier having a remote with a live view and controller to see and adjust the composition and light settings of the photo before I hit shoot. Now even when the Hubby is there to take my photos, I still prefer to take out my phone and connect to the camera. Because… oh you just don’t know what happens when he is the one taking photos. SHHH! Between you and me, he doesn’t have an artistic soul. Hahaha. Composition is everything – the background, the placement, the angle, the rule of thirds, filling the frame and so on. With a remote live view such as this, I’m able to guide him and adjust my pose and whatever is wrong with the outfit. This remote has helped reduce the photos we take every outfit post (believe me, sometimes it would take 500 shots just to get 5 decent photos). But I’ll give him credit for trying and for “slowly” learning. Slowly but surely, as they say. In fact, he’s getting better now (after 5 years). He actually loves to take photos but I just needed to guide him. I even had him sit with me for a few minutes at a blog conference when the topic was about photography. He wanted it too because he really wanted to learn about photography. And I’m glad he picked up a few tricks. Just needs refinement and practice in terms of composition. And if you’re wondering why I didn’t let him take these photos instead, it’s not that I don’t trust him. LOL. He was with Louis at the dog park area and I was in the gazebo part taking these photos! Okay, I digress, back to the Festive Mood outfit!

Festive Mood, Red Green Tartan #OOTD, outfit, holiday outfit

Festive Mood, Red Green Tartan #OOTD, outfit, holiday outfit

Festive Mood, Red Green Tartan #OOTD, outfit, holiday outfit

Festive Mood, Red Green Tartan #OOTD, outfit, holiday outfit

Wearing: Red tartan button down shirt via T.J. Maxx | Forever 21 cropped sweater | {courtesy of} Marshalls army green drawstring pants #FabFound | {courtesy of} Your Bijoux Box Cabochon necklace | Bauble Bar emerald necklace | Kate Spade stud earrings | Vince Camuto tall boots | Chanel medallion tote | Jacques Lemans Formula 1 chronograph watch via HauteLook

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