I’ve done something pretty awesome in my opinion today – I’ve finally worked out how to take good photos with my camera!! Yes, after having it for nearly 3 months I’ve only just worked it out, and I still haven’t got it completely figured out, but I’m on my way!!
Ben’s parents gave me a 75-300mm zoom lens for my birthday and I hadn’t really had a chance to use it yet because I assumed I could only really use it for far away things, like when I was in Greece and wanted to take a picture of a far away temple or something. But no, I’ve discovered I can use it in everyday outfit posts, and it gives better results than my normal one!! It took some figuring out and a lot of blurry photos trying to get the manual focus right, but I got a few good ones in the end and I can’t wait to practise this a bit more =)
You’ve probably (ahem…definitely) noticed that I’ve put some of the blurry photos in here…I just thought some of them looked good like that anyway!! I mean I know they’re not perfect but they have a sort of artisticness right?! Just pretend it was intentional…maybe I shouldn’t even have mentioned it and you would have all assumed it was intentional and I’m just super artistic (I’m not, my sister is!). But some of the are intentional, I promise, just not the ones where my face is blurred and my body isn’t, I’m working on that…
This outfit came together a lot better than I planned! I usually think out my outfits in my head the night before, but last night I didn’t think one up, so this morning I walked into my spare room, opened the still only half unpacked suitcase and saw this skirt on top of the pile of clothes within. I then chided myself for forgetting about this perfect autumn skirt – it’s maroon/wine coloured and cord, perfect!! Plus it’s heavy enough to stay down in the wind!! Then I opened the wardrobe and just picked this blouse out, and tada! It worked =D I also had a massive root through my tights box and came across these old woollen tights. It only seemed natural to put my amazing new wedges with the outfit =)
As I mentioned before, I totally copied Charlotte with these wedges after seeing her look absolutely stunning in this post
. I actually wore them on Monday when I went into uni, then ran half way home in the pouring rain in them. I can therefore say with all honesty that they are very comfortable, even when running home in the rain. When I saw Charlotte in them, I wondered if they would be just too high for me to wear as day time shoes, I thought I’d wobble everywhere in them, but no! They’re really comfortable and so easy to walk in, no numb toes or blisters!! I love them =D
I’m so sorry for the massive overload of photos in this post but I loved a lot of them and couldn’t choose between them, so there are far too many, and mostly blurry, but I don’t care =P Right, I’d better be getting on with work now, I’m a little more up to date with my workload now, and over the weekend I should manage to get myself ahead in the translations so that I’ll have less work on an evening now and more time for dissertation reading, seriously I don’t know how other people have time to go out, I translate all day every day and when I get spare time I do blogging, need to fit dissertation in there somewhere!!
Grey Cardigan: New Look
Polka Dot Blouse: Primark (via eBay)
Cord Skirt: American Apparel
Woollen Tights: So old I can’t remember!
Wedges: New Look