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Accessories Make The Woman!

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And this woman LOVES HER ACCESSORIES….especially big chunky pieces of jewelry.

So what is your favorite accessory?

A handbag, a piece of jewelry, a belt, a watch, a hat, a hair band….. the list could go on and on!!

It has been a year since I last tried a self portrait and decided to give it a whirl again.
Actually the original plan involved two little girls getting in the photo with me, but a four year old + a one year old + a self timer on the camera didn’t exactly = success. I felt defeated, but I will try again one day soon.
Can you tell that complete winter boredom has set in?

the long road

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  • Sarah Halstead - I love these. Wonderful self portraits.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly And Allison - Oh I love this subject. If I hadn’t had a subject already picked out, I would have jump on it.. Great self portraits. Everyone woman should have their favorite accessories. Mine is handbag..oh and watches.. and belt.. well.. as long as they look good on me, I love them. LOL.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda - Your comment made me chuckle. Isn’t there a saying or something like “I got bored so I took some pictures”. I do encourage you to try again. Years from now your girs will hold those images of the 3 of you, when they were so young, very dear to them. I know I wish I had more of us with our Mom. I hardly have any – she was always too busy.

    Love the chunky bling and it suits you so well. I used to wear a lot of accessories but I guess I’ve pared down lately. I still have a room full so I’ll prob. go back there when the mood hits.

    Soon Lisa….soon it WILL be Spring.

  • Life with Kaishon - You wear it so well : )
    You look way skinny in these pictures.
    Beautiful as always!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Ankerich - I would say you TOTALLY rocked the self portrait!!!

  • Kayce - I too say you rocked it!! Love that first shot! LOVE it!! I’ve been wanting to do a self portrait…you’ve inspired me! As for my favorite accessory….right now it is totally has to be my hairband! LOL! All I seem to be doing right now is running (literally) and trying to play catch up! :) Someday I’ll be back in the grove of things with some cute bling.ReplyCancel

  • Buckeroomama - I LOVE those chunky pearls on the chains. I love pearls!

    My favorite accessory? I’ll have to say my watch. I feel naked without it.ReplyCancel

  • Maria Berg - It is the same here I have 3 girls and getting them and me in a photo – it almost never happen.

  • Debbie - Love the photos….your jacket pinched in at the waist give you a great shape…you luckly thing!!
    I love handbags too and tend to but one every time I am on holiday in a different country. But I would have to say, my big hoop earrings…I have a bout 10 pairs!!!! DxReplyCancel

  • Alyson and Ford - You look MARVELOUS!
    No, I don’t have any “accessories”… maybe earrings since I wear them everyday. I don’t use a purse most times, only own two belts. I do have a silver bangle bracelet I wear everyday with the Lord’s prayer inscribed. Accessorizing? Maybe you could hold a class on that for me!

    Have a great week and let the boredom be gone!

    Alyzabeth’s MommyReplyCancel

  • Raymonde - You look gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • American in Norway - Beautiful woman… beautiful photo! :-) Have a super Wed.!ReplyCancel

  • misc.alaina - I also love accessories. My favorite right now are my Honora pearl bracelets in various colors that I mix and match. Love your pearls!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - FNA Photography - You are so beautiful and carry off the chunky jewelry so well! Me not so much LOL! I love scarves and hats!

    I love the first shot – gorgeous composition!

    Stay warm and safe today!

    Hugs and love!
    PS your session was anything but a fail! the girls will have a good day soon for you to giggle and love all together in front of the camera. it was nice just to see you!ReplyCancel

  • Love Letters To China - You’re so funny!! These are beautiful! I always love all the jewelery you wear…it really completes your look. My sister bought me a whole slew of necklaces for Christmas. She thinks I need to add a bit of something to my look…I never knew throw on clean clothes (if you can find some) in the morning and a clip in your hair was considered a look. 😉

    Once you’re able to get those two sweeties of yours together, I’m sure your pics will be amazing. Can’t wait to see them!

    Stay warm!


  • Sharon - Your accessories are ROCKIN’ girl! Mine change each day by mood, but I really do like Lucky Brand Jewelery. And I do like my new Big Buddha bag just because it said Big Buddha…lol.ReplyCancel

  • carolinagirl - LOVE your chunky jewelry. That first photo is really awesome. Happy Wednesday!ReplyCancel

  • Jodee - You go girl! The chunkier, the better!

    Hope you have a super Wednesday!ReplyCancel

  • Nicolasa - LOVE these! Chunky jewelry is the best!ReplyCancel

  • Lexi - oh I love these shots of you! You are so beautiful! =)ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys - Love your self portrait!
    My favorite accessories is shoes. I love shoes!ReplyCancel

  • Terri - Your gorgeous girl!!! Love the outfit, love the jewelry!

    My favorite….earrings!

    Happy Wednesday!ReplyCancel

  • Gail - Oh my gosh…these are fabulous of you!!!! I adore the necklace and bracelet you have on. I’m a necklace girl and have to have one on everyday.
    Recently when I was doing the ‘purge’ of my house, I came to my jewelry box and couldn’t get rid of one single thing. lol.

    I’m hoping soon you can snap a few of you with your girls. Love both, but especially the first one. Beautiful black and white!

    Happy Wednesday…stay safe and warm!


  • Freckles & Dimples Photography - you look great! i wish I could pull of chunky necklaces…I love them, but I dont think I can rock that look too successfully!
    stay warm..ReplyCancel

  • Ginny - I posted the ones with the black foam board. I used the white to reflect the light. Thanks again for the idea.ReplyCancel

  • Jodi Lebrun - I wish those gorgeous accessories went along with my t-shirt and trackpant collection! YOu look great!

  • Tabi - Just discovered your blog and b&w wednesdays – LOVE!

    So very excited to join in!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Faye - Great pictures of you! You look great!

    Kayla Faye

  • karen - i love what you do with your boredom!!ReplyCancel

  • snekcip - Beautiful!! I love CHUNKY jewelry!!! However, my 1st love is shoes, shoes and MORE shoes!! Did I mention I LOVE SHOES!! I house over 100 plus pair seriously!! That does not include the rainbow color of boots I own!

    Clothes make the man, Accessories make the woman…however a woman’s shoes just catapults it to another dimension!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Formerly known as Frau - Love the self portraits…..chunky jewelry works beautifully on you! I’m a scarf girl….!Have a wonderful Wednesday!ReplyCancel

  • Shonni - Those are fun pictures!!!
    I put up some bw if anyone wants to check them out

  • Jan Halvard - ¡Muy guapa Señora!

    Jan Halvard
    La Paz, Bolivia
    ¡Buenos dias Bolivia!ReplyCancel

  • Mandi - WOW! These are great pictures You are such a beautiful lady. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and I love, love, love purses.ReplyCancel

  • - Love the self portrait Lisa! You look fabulous and I lvoe the accessories!!!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Bednar - Love it – you look fabulous. If clothes make the man, you will like my b&w. Talk about sychronicity!ReplyCancel

  • MandeeFoFandee - I looooove that necklace! gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Jimh. - Finally!! I have someone to take BW pictures of!ReplyCancel

  • Mommy2Four - I think you did a great job! I have SO MUCH trouble with self-portraits!ReplyCancel

  • Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! - Jim,

    Congrats to you and Cora!! Chloe is a BEAUTIFUL little girl…..and I am so excited to see another one of Reagan’s Chenzhou Sisters home with her forever family! What a blessing. Cherish every moment with her.


  • kaley - beauty <3 i love the big pearl bracelet!ReplyCancel

  • These Are The Days - Love the pictures. You ROCKED the accessories!!!

    I like flip flops and hoodies but if we’re talking accessories I’d say the hair elastics I wear on my wrist…for those hot flash moments.

    I’m pathetic I know. :)ReplyCancel

  • Jonni - You look gorgeous my dear. Great job on the self pic. I used to really love handbags before the girls but now it is photography equipment. I know, funny accessory huh?


  • Robin - I am loving the self protraits Lisa!! You look just beautiful & you are working the camera like a real pro :) I have to admit that I’m a junkie when it comes to ACCESSORIES….ReplyCancel

  • likeschocolate - Love the portrait. You would definately fit here in the south. My favorite accesories are my earrings and my purse.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie - What wonderful self portraits! And I love your accessories! You are so right!!!ReplyCancel

  • Chic Homeschool Mama - Fantastic shots! Came out great!ReplyCancel

  • Angela@the crazyness that is me - Amazing self portraits! Need to give this ago myself otherwise in years to come the kids will ask if I even existed!ReplyCancel

  • Dhemz - just like a typical woman…I love shoes and bags…and jewels…lol!

    you look gorgeous….:)ReplyCancel

  • Dhemz - just like a typical woman…I love shoes and bags…and jewels…lol!

    you look gorgeous….:)ReplyCancel

  • Lori Lynn - Beautiful shots and nice cropping. I love accessories, but never seem to get them right on me. I think my favorites are just a nice big pair of dangly earrings!ReplyCancel

  • Pix-Ology - I really need to learn to accessorize better…I need Shelly! Haha! You look fab, Can’t wait to see yoU!

  • Stefanie - Lovely job, Lisa!
    Sorry the girls didn’t cooperate, but I think these turned out beautifully :)ReplyCancel

  • Angela - Love the photos and the B&W conversion, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - You did beautifully on these selfies! My fav accessory when I wear them is my Mom bracelet my husband got me and my rings of course! Other than that I don’t really wear much! (although I should!)ReplyCancel

  • Liz - beautiful lady you are.ReplyCancel

  • MarieElizabeth - Great shots! I’ve linked up with today’s group and hopped on your follower list. I love your photos and the creativity of your shots.ReplyCancel

  • Amiana Li - I have been a reader of your blog for quite sometime, althought I have never left a comment or participated on Black&White Wednesday.
    Love your photos and I will be stoping by more often :).ReplyCancel

  • Number 6 and no more counting! - these are fabulous Lisa!

    and, love the accessorizing!


  • Faith Hope Love Photography - GOR…GEOUS!!! You are simply stunning. I absolutely love the necklaces and just wish I could pull that off…I think my passion is my purses 😉 But earrings and jewelry is the first thing I notice on a woman!ReplyCancel

  • Faith Hope Love Photography - GOR…GEOUS!!! You are simply stunning. I absolutely love the necklaces and just wish I could pull that off…I think my passion is my purses 😉 But earrings and jewelry is the first thing I notice on a woman!ReplyCancel

  • Anne U - Lovely self portraits.ReplyCancel

  • Leovi - Gorgeous tones in B / W, jewelry stand out more. Beautiful contrasts. GreetingsReplyCancel

  • DiJo - Hey!
    Great pics!!! All I can say, is your accessories, are so fabulous on you!!!!! By far one of the most stylish mom’s I know… As for me, can my camera be an accessory? If not, my favorite right now, is the awesome Toy watch Jeff gave me for Xmas!! I am going to need you to help me with not only my photography but my wardrobe for China. Perhaps this trip I will be in a picture!!! One thing I did learn from you, I am wearing Pink on Gotcha!!!!

    Miss you,

  • gracegaroutte - I love your pictures! What photo editing software do you use? I’m planning to buy something from adobe while I still have my student discount but am unsure of which program to go with. I loved the trial version of lightroom but it looks like I can’t use presets. Any suggestions?

  • Mei Mei s and Mayhem - And you can ROCK the accessories girl!!! I need some pointers!! ha I still have the college girl look I cant get away from! hehe

    Love the black and white!!ReplyCancel

  • the meaklims - And YOU rock the ACCESSORIES!!

    Listen, on your tip in China I was always commenting on how beautiful you looked and dressed and your ACCESSORIES. I was/am in awe. I think you should also do fashion lessons along with photography! :)

    Jill xxReplyCancel

  • the meaklims - Oops, your trip, not your tip! :)ReplyCancel

  • oneinspiredhand - I love that black and white pic self portrait!! I need to find an updated pic of myself…Hmm? You’ve inspired me!ReplyCancel

  • Stepping On Cheerios - Great job. I think self-portraits are so fun:) The older I get, the bigger my jewelry gets, LOL!ReplyCancel

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