Kersh camel cowl neck cropped sweater (S/M) // Pitaya sexy banded back detail bodycon dress (S) //
Fioni for Payless caged heel pumps (5) // Merona dotted sheer tights (S) //
Claires and Kohls jewelry //
Photography: JJ (aka my boyfriend, aka Mrow Mii), Thomas Roach for the amazing faceshots
Cameras: Nikon D70, Nikon D90, Canon Powershot SX120IS
When the assistant at the Styleta Fashion Show last Friday night told me to trust her as she pushed my head into the bunched up fabric, I thought, no way. When she finally pulled it down over its full length, a bland super long camel sweater dress turned into a ridiculously adorable cropped cowl neck camel sweater. HOLY CRAP I WAS WEARING THIS UPSIDE DOWN. The $30 I paid goes to charities to help women organizations, so it was money well spent for entertainment, fashion, and altruism. That was also definitely the night of playing with cameras because my boyfriend broke out his dad's old SLR and we tried to take some indoor shots to prevent my little behind from freezing solid. Luckily our SLR afficionado friend came to the rescue and taught us about how to make "the blur" and suggested a prime lens for up-close shooting. A-mazing. We're still learning, so take pity :P
If my photos seem grainy now, it's all Blogger's fault because now I discovered something totally awesome: Adobe Lightroom. Not only can I edit things super fast with a few clicks and get through editing in half the time it usually takes. I usually autocorrect for tone and white balance, but there's also cool filters that make your photos instantly awesome (see second photo's grungey effect with Color Creative CP3 or something like that). The hallway in our dorm has fluorescent lights but the photos come out dim. Three clicks and it's instantly brightened :D I will probably be shooting more in the hallway since Weather.com tells me that "it feel like: 10 degrees Fahrenheit" outside, which is in the negatives in Celsius. My finger sausage gloves are about the only article of clothing thick enough to keep my body warm. Meanwhile, I'm becoming very addicted to chunky knits and PONCHOS. They are quite warm and I've hung up my thin trench albeit fashionable coat for a more favourable white puffy one that my Grandma bought me in China. Warmth is more important than looking like a freezing chicster at this point haha.
I'm going to aim to post more often and write briefly or simply take less photos of daily outfits. I'm sure 30 minutes every day is okay if I have the proper drive and motivation, even encroaching finals week. I will also blog more about makeup yay! There are so many goodies I've accumulated throughout the year that I haven't reviewed or even properly used yet. Lots of things to look forward to and in two weeks, I'm outta here. I'm leaving on a jet plane .. [music]
Click below to see full screen what Lightroom can do for you : ) [Photo credit]
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