How to POSE in photos (the 3 best photos to try to look good in any picture)

Hello hello!

When I was in San Diego for my trip a few weeks ago, I was shooting with Arielle Levy, and she had a real nice compliment :) she was complimenting my posing skills.

Honestly I know how to pose to survive in this game. If I didn't know how to pose, there is no way that I could survive taking so many photos. I don't LOVE taking pictures, it's not my favorite thing to do, but I understand that I have to do it because that's what it takes to be a blogger/podcaster/whatever.

Even if you're not a blogger/podcaster you want to look good in photos right? I think we all do, and nowadays everyone is taking photos and everyone is posting them on the 'gram. It's not vain, but it's about working with what you got and making yourself look as best as you can for a photo. 

I would say that I learned how to pose by seeing 12323253490 bad photos, and having 3 good in that mix. If take photos, study them, what's working, what's not and what do you like or dislike about it. Don't say everything because you so beautiful girl!


So my secret sauce, my favorite 3 poses. 

  1. The LEAN: AH YES. I think this is the secret weapon. Truly. Put the small parts of your body forward. So, for me, I always put my leg out a bit, to make it look longer or I'll lean forward with my arms out so that my body is in the background, and looks smaller. Because you are leaning forward, that appears to be larger, and your body smaller. 
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  1. The SQUAT: The Squat is my spirit pose. Truly it is. Gives you a nice curve, and is SASSY as hell. I really love to show off shoes, show off pants, or get down. Make sure your leg is out a bit in front of you, so it elongates your leg. You want to suck in, arch the back and little and keep the arm off your body, to not smash it. 
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  1. SIDEWAYZ: For real, turn your body sideways and you'll cut yourself in half. I usually make sure that my arm is really far away from my body, because you don't want to smoosh that thing and make it look huge. Just keep it away, let it breathe and give it space from your armpit. 
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Any poses I missed? LET A SISTER KNOW. We're in this together honey's.

LOVE YOU.

xo

Krista

 

YOUR BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING GUIDE

Special Black Friday post, babes!

I actually did my Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving, while boarding the plane from LA to Tampa. Seriously, iphones can be DANGEROUS sometimes.

Within a matter of 10 minutes I had blacked out and ordered 15 things from ASO'S. That's only the beginning.

#HELP

But, you gotta do what you gotta do and it's important to work the sales that are happening because you can get some MAJOR deals.

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DEALS TO SHOP

Nordstrom: Per usual they're coming through with a major sale right now on almost everything (I needed a reason to get a new purse right?)

Old Navy: 50% off almost EVERYTHING (I got my black booties from there and I LOVE THEM! I linked them here).

Ray-Ban is offering 30% off site-wide (11/24 - 11/28). 

Bloomingdales: Brown Bag Sale'n it right now with 50% off items, and $25 off $200.

Ashley Brooks Designs: is offering 25% off + free shipping site wide starting on Black Friday and running through Cyber Monday with code ALLTHEGIFTS. 

Target: 30% off clothing, shoes and accessories (I got so many pieces from their WWW line - so cute for winter!)

NARS: 20% off site wide + free shipping (the best matte bronzer and lipsticks ever made)

What I bought:

Tarte: 25% off using the code FRIYAY (they have my favorite BB cream EVER!)

Shopbop is running their famous tiered sale! Take 15% off 200+, 20% off $500+ or 25% off $800+ with code GOBIG16

J.Crew is offering 40% off site wide! Use code HOLIDAY.

ASOS is offering 30% off site wide! Use code THANKFUL30. 

What I bought:

Banana Republic: is offering 50% off one item, + 40% off the rest of your order! 

Glossier: is offering 25% off Friday through Sunday! 

Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase

Paige Denim20% off your purchase with the code CYBER20

Rebecca Minkoff: 25% off your order of $100 or more

Urban Outfitters: Buy one get one 50% off

French Connection is offering 40% off site wide (11/21 - 11/29) with code F40BLF. 

What I bought:

GAP: 50% off everything online and in stores using code TGIF50

Revolve: 60% off select styles starting Friday

Nike: Extra 25% off already marked down styles with code Extra25


There's also AMAZON for things like an Apple Watch (in Rose Gold WHAT!)  and other gadgets.

I am going to link what I got for you next week, or maybe this weekend. But happy shopping friends!

xoxox

Krista