Starting From Scratch

I usually have a stockpile of outfit pictures for 1-2 weeks of blog posts.  However, my new camera lens arrived, and I tested it out for the “Repeat” post on 11.22.11.  When I look at my outfit pictures taken previously, they just look so blah.  So I decided to start from scratch!  I choose quality over quantity for my readers {because y’all are awesome}!

dress | Piazza Sempione {different version}

OTK boots | Coach {similar}
necklace | mom {similar}
ring | mom {similar on sale}
cuff | Mai Tai
scarf | Christian Lacroix (last seen here) {similar}
bag | Chanel

Neiman Marcus Last Call had a huge sale before Thanksgiving, and I had a gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket to use.  I went in to browse and found some amazing items like this dress {and this Celine sweater at 90% off retail}! The dress is a stretchy silk, was less than $100, and has pockets!  I was drawn to it because of the simple shape and beautiful color.  The top is supposed to be buttoned but I left it open to fall and create a nice waterfall effect.  Next time, I’ll belt it and wear it buttoned.  My OTK Coach boots were a Marshalls find for $39.99!  {I think I’ve mentioned them before.} 

This is a picture of the dress buttoned up at the collar.  It gives it a modern chic look.
courtesy of shopstyle.com
Would you start from scratch?  And did you notice a difference in picture quality from 11.22.11? {Maybe I’ll come up with a clever way to use my old photos.}

13 thoughts on “Starting From Scratch

  1. The photos do look pretty good, nice and clear. Hopefully Santa brings a camera for me :) Love the way you let the dress drape. Very pretty!

  2. The pictures look amazing Samantha! I asked Santa for a new camera. Let’s cross our fingers that I get it :) I love that dress. The color is very flattering on you. The dress, boots, bag, and scarf are perfection! – Dreama

  3. Your photos are so crisp! And the bokeh is fab. I can’t believe the incredible bargains you managed to nab. Here I thought clothes are cheap in the UK but the discounts are even better over where you are.

  4. WOW! less than a $100 for a celine dress? and $40 for coach boots? you are such a savvy shopper, teach me your ways! i am horrible at bargain shopping. :(

  5. Wow – what a difference lens make to a photo. One of these days I will invest in a better one too. Love these photos, the focus really brings out the color of that beautiful dress.

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