Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Outfit: Teal Lace

A few weeks ago, I wore this teal lace dress to Westchester Home's 10th Anniversary Party! It was a small cocktail party at the Wainwright House, which overlooks part of the Long Island Sound. You can see two pictures I took at the event here and here. I decided to wear this pretty vintage-inspired dress with my more modern booties and mixed metal jewelry. 

Anyway, these are the first outfit pictures with my new camera! Last Friday, I went into the city to B&H to get a Canon EOS Rebel T3i! For $600, I got the camera with the kit lens, a zoom lens, a camera bag, and a 16GB SD card. I only ended up paying $125 since I won a $250 giveaway several months ago and had lots of birthday money. Score!

I'm already in love with this camera even though I barely know how to use it. I'm waiting to get a wireless remote in the mail, so that I can take outfit pictures without running back and forth. I've been reading all kinds of blog posts on photography lately, so I can get the cool blurred background and how to take the best pictures I can. All of the fancy terminology is still confusing, but I'm sure I'll get it eventually. If you have any photo tips, I would love to hear them!
Cardigan: old | Dress: Francesca's {similar, similar} | Shoes: Payless
Bracelets: Alex and Ani | Watch: Fossil (gift)

Here are some of the first pictures I took:

Do you have any photo tips for me?
What's something you're saving up to buy?

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  1. Aww what a cute dress! I hear ya about the camera. When my husband finishes school and gets a "grown up" job, he promises to buy me a nice camera and I am kinda scared, haha.


  2. Dressed with soulJuly 8, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Congratulations to your new camera! You made really a good deal :) And the dress is so lovely and the colour wonderful!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


  3. yay for a new camera! that's so much fun. =D
    what a pretty dress, too!



  4. Awww yay we're camera twins now! If you want the super blurry background, you'll have to get the 50mm 1.8 (what I use) or the 50mm 1.4 You can find 50mm 1.8 pretty cheap though. Good luck playing with your new baby!

  5. Yay for your new camera!!! Loving this dress on you!


  6. I've had my DSLR for over a year and I still don't know how to "use" it... I always tell myself I'm gonna sit and learn but never do. I have a book for it though, so I really have no excuse. Hopefully I'll master it soon! The pics you took are great! Once you get the hang of it I bet you will be a fantastic photographer! :) Love the dress btw, such a pretty color! And woo-hoo, you got a good deal on that if you just paid $125 out of your pocket! :)


  7. In fact they are great. The zoomed ones are my favorites. You can find many tips from Pinterest. You look beautiful!

  8. Love the new camera! Takes great photos. This dress is so pretty and I love the backdrop of foliage.

  9. i like the mix of vintage dress with modern booties, i think you showd these booties few days back too and i lobed them then as well
    keep in touch,

  10. That's a beautiful dress! I also love all your accessories! So pretty!

  11. I adore that dress! Looks amazing. And congrats on the new camera - I got my first DSLR this year and am totally loving it (despite still not knowing all it's ins and outs). Enjoy!

  12. Thank you, Kay! Hopefully I'll figure it out little by little! :)

  13. Thanks for the tip! I'm going to try that out!

  14. Thanks! I've been looking at all of these photography Pinterest boards a lot lately! :)

  15. Thanks, Jessica! Hopefully we'll both learn how to use the camera!

  16. Thank you, Lauren! The 50mm 1.8 lens is now on my wishlist! :)

  17. Thank you, Sharon! I'm just using the kit lens too, but maybe for Hanukkah I'll get myself a 50mm 1.8 lens to help get that blur effect! Good tip! Thanks!

  18. I was kind of scared at first before I bought it because I knew that there would be so much involved and so much I would have to learn, but once I got my hands all of my excitement has pushed that away! These cameras are amazing and take beautiful pictures whether you know the perfect setting or not, so no need to be scared! :)

  19. LittleMonsterx14July 10, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Yay I'm glad you are enjoying your new camera :)

  20. this party sounds fancy!

    so...I wanted to tell you how much I love these shoes. I can't believe they are from Payless! I actually just ordered them as (hopefully) the last missing piece for my Beyonce concert outfit/costume. I rush ordered them! my first time ever doing that! anyway, thanks for sharing them!!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  21. I am in love with this dress! It's just so pretty, and it looks great on you. Congrats on the camera! It really makes such a difference in outfit photos :)



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