In an effort to take the production value of this blog a little more seriously, I invested in a GorillaPod, a tripod with flexible legs that comes in a couple different sizes.
Previously I could never use a tree to aid me in taking Secret Internet Fatty pictures, but now I can do that whenever I don’t feel ashamed of having my neighbors see me use technology to show the world more of me than it ever asked for!
I bought it in the $20 point and shoot size, since I have a point and shoot, but I find the length in the legs to still be a little lacking. It’s probably better to get the DSLR size even if you don’t have one.
I probably could have gotten a better photo by going into the bank and asking someone tall to take it for me, yes. But the Gorillapod is the perfect thing for people like me who have social anxiety disorder and who are loathe to approach even people they know about taking their picture.
The dress is vintage, from Care & Share Thrift in Souderton, my favorite thrift store of all time, which I’m going to miss a bunch. According to the Retro Chick blog, which is based in Norwich, English charity shops have been experiencing a downswing in quality and upswing in pricing of late, as an effect of TV presenters like Alexa Chung and Mary Portas. The last time I was in the UK I found a pretty great dress at a charity shop but it was about $25 USD, WAY over my usual thrifting budget. Because mass transit in the UK services a lot more places, I’m hoping to get to some out of way thrift stores and see what they have. Because I need more things! I’m going to have my own tiny dorm room to decorate! I need horrible paintings of cats!!!
What a helpful picture, for fashion purposes. I hope to be able to stop wearing sneakers with everything soon. I have a sprained ankle that pretty much never completely recovered. Maybe when I stop being gainfully employed my health will return!