Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Rosettes and Ruffles.

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These pictures didn't out well at all, they're way too dark (except for one mystery close-up which turned out perfectly bright and visible). I guess I waited too late in the day to take them, but I had a good reason! I was awaiting the arrival of my brand new shoes! I was very indecisive about these shoes. They've been on my Forever 21 wishlist since Christmas...but I didn't get them, obviously. I kind of forgot about them for a while until recently. I saw lots of bloggers sporting adorable oxford-like heels and found myself wanting some again. I almost bought them once but convinced myself not to, telling myself I should save money. Then I had one of those getting-ready-realizations. Do you have these? You're getting dressed and as you're putting together your outfit you think to yourself "Hey, you know what would look great with this? That thing I didn't buy!" So after having that feeling a couple of times and reading Kendi's review of these shoes (and seeing her looking adorable in them!) I finally bought them. And I'm so glad I did!

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Tank, belt - Urban Outfitters; Cardigan, skirt - J. Crew; Tights - Target; Shoes - Forever 21



This skirt is one of those J. Crew items I told you about. You know, the ones I said were really only warm-weather appropriate so you'd have to wait to see them? Well, I guess I changed my mind. Sure, a mint green ruffle skirt is probably a "spring" item...but I can wear it in the snow!

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Mysterious bright photo! I wish I knew more about photography so I could figure out why this happened in this photo and none of my other ones. I was trying to get a close-up so you could see the rosettes on the neckline of this tank top - hence the title of this post.

Well, I'm off to do productive things like cleaning and paper-writing and dinner-cooking. Maybe...

Or maybe I'll just waste some more time on the internet. That seems much more likely.

27 comments:

Molly said...

I adore the colour of that skirt. beautiful with the brown leather shoes. awesome job girl, per usual

M. said...

the color of you skirt is perfect! You always have the best skirts!

lovelove, M.
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calivintage said...

that beautiful mint ruffle skirt is the perfect pop of soft color while waiting for the spring. i like it!

and the shoes are great, too! i have a pair of brown oxford heels which i have recently started referring to as my blogger shoes. haha! ;)

Diane said...

i love the color and style of that skirt! so lovely!

Wanderlusting Fool said...

oo I too love the color and ruffles of your skirt! very very cute. I have those moments too ~ where you are like "danggit I wish I would have bought that one thing!".

oh and I think your last photo came out brighter because you are closer to the camera. Most point and shoot camera flashes work better when you are closer to them and the lighting outside is darker. Happens to me all the time. Im no expert but I think that is why?! haha :)

Wanderlusting Fool said...

wow sorry for the long essay in my previous post! haha :)

I'm Heraid said...

Definitely have those realizations allll the time! Outfit looks great! Idk what kind of camera you use but mine is a pretty mundane one and today on the settings I found 'Exposure Compensation'. If you want the exposure of your pictures to be a litle darker or brighter than they are coming out you can adjust it with Exposure Compensation. + is brighter and - darker.


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amanda said...

i think this looks great. that skirt is so pretty and whimsical. like you are just laughing in the face of all that snow, saying 'ha! spring is almost here!' anyway, you look lovely.

Julia said...

I'm so into your dress and shoes! That's the perfect skirt for spring -- at least in my universe. New to your blog; very cute!

xx

Julia said...

PS: To quickly make your photos brighter, increase your ISO (eg, if it's on 100 increase to 400 or up to 800 if your camera allows). It won't be perfect but it's better than nothing. :)

xx

Lucy Marmalade said...

That skirt...that skirt! Is all I can say. It's gorgeous!

sharonlei said...

Wow Jessica! I love this look. That skirt is sooo sweet. LOVE IT. I've always wanted to get some shoes from F21, but I'm so weary about the quality. I've tried a couple at the stores, but they were so uncomfortable and no arch support.. but I guess with the price point, that's what you get. Regardless those shoes you got look great on you!

Hope you're having a great day.

xx Love & Aloha

Kristy said...

wow, you're right. the last photo is very bright and you look absolutely gorgeous and glowing :D it's obvious that the center of attention in this outfit is your lime skirt, which is super duper adorable! i have the same problem with taking pictures at the end of the day :( they all turn out dark or if I use the flash, my eyes will have 2 red dots. sigh...

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Flashes of Style said...

You look soo adorable! <3

Constance said...

Very pretty!
x

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I love your skirt.. and those shoes! I think the dark photos look great! I like how you are getting more outside!

vio said...

REALLY PRETTY!

Elaine said...

I love your ruffle skirt! They are fabulous with the darker colors.

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WILDasaMINK said...

Your new shoes are cute. And that skirt is awesome! Who cares if its a bit springy...it's about time winter leaves anyway!

LyddieGal said...

I love your outfit, the ruffled skirt is so cute and looks great with the darker colors.

For brighter photos, you could 1. force the flash to fire, or 2. switch to manual mode and increase the exposure. Typically when photographing snow you need to increase your exposure; this could be why the photos came out dark until you got close and 'hid' the snow from the camera.

sanjeet said...

Hope you're having a great day.
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fashionjunkie said...

Another gorgeous outfit. I love the mint green skirt, and the shoes go perfectly with this ensemble. Lovely!

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beautifulnemo said...

I love everything in this outfit.
:)

<3

Chandra/ Modern Day Charm said...

Love the skirt! Great!

Hope Chella said...

That skirt is amazing. I want it! :) Lovely blog!

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eliza said...

such a pretty skirt!!

i've given you an award on my blog :)

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Nicky said...

You n me both sista'

This blogging stuff sure gets me sucked in!

I love your dainty belt, loosely fitting around your sweater! Very cute!

 
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