7 October 2010

OUTFIT POST: Polka Dot Coat.

Hey everyone,

This is my first Outfit Post in aaaaages.
Truth be told, I haven't been feeling my most attractive lately.
Not because of anything really in particular personally, so I'm going to blame the Autumn.

Although I adore the season in so many ways, it also sets off my Seasonal Affective Disorder which is causing me to sleep loads and feel groggy and gross the next day...so I sleep more.

Ahh well.
Yesterday me and my mummeh went shopping together for the first time in ages, and this is what I wore:

DRESS: Can't remember.
COAT: Monsoon (Fusion range).
BAG: River Island.
PIN: Vivienne Westwood.
SUNGLASSES: Dorothy Perkins.
TIGHTS: Dorothy Perkins.
SHOES: Primark.
POINT OF FASHION: Old school glamour.

With my hair pinned back (don't worry, loves - I haven't had it chopped off!), the double breasted coat and sunnies I did feel like an old movie star.
If a movie star was a bit chubby and had silly red hair and an emo fringe, right? Teehee.

So yeah, we went shopping for a DSLR camera, and I kept in mind all your great recommendations (thanks, Tweethearts!)

I finally picked out a Nikkon d3000 (*is showered in boos and hisses from Team Canon*) which is lovely and should be delivered today or tomorrow. So the photos are going to be - hopefully - a lot better quality from now on.

I was supposed to be saving this for Christmas, but since the screen on my compact camera broke I had to bring this forward.
So bearing this in mind, my parents are paying half, and I'm paying half!

Loooooooves it!
*Snappy snappy*

Also if I'm perfectly honest - I don't really know what I'm doing with a DSLR.
I took a black and white photography class in my first year of university, and I was bloody useless. (Plus my class was full of hipsters)

It was such a relief to get back to the TV Studio cameras, radio flash microphones and editing suites!
I'm such a digital-age child, I blame my excessive internet use from the tender age of 12.
But yeah, it should be fun to try and get the hang of.

Muchos love,

Gahhhh this post wasn't finished, but I must have sent it to publish by mistake!
Oh well. Apologies if it feels shorter than usual - that's why! :)


  1. Ahh, that camera is gorgeous, I want one! I love your outfit too, you look lovely as per usual c: xx

  2. I love that look, & I am very jealous of your hair! It looks amazing!

  3. I LOVE your vivienne westwood pin!! And your coat is beautiful! x

  4. I just got done with a photog class and I learned a lot..... most of what was taught I didn't really pay attention to b/c it involved math though lol... but what I did learn was that a lot of photos on flickr and such have the shutter speed, aperture, etc posted on the page of the picture. That helps a lot b/c you can see what the settings look like and try to use it for whatever you're trying to take a photo of. Let us know how the camera works out, I'm in the market for a DSLR and would love to know what you think!

  5. You look great, I have a polka dot coat well actually it's my mum's but I wear it far more than her, it was me who convinced her to get it in the first place XD

  6. Hi, you look wonderful! I love the coat :)

    looking forward to more OOTDs :)

    adding you to my blogroll!

    xx Anika

  7. Wow jealous of that camera! You'll get the hang of it, just put it on the auto setting for a while :) Great coat xx

  8. Love your coat, it suits you! Congratulations on the new camera, have you named it yet? :p Have fun with your new "toy"! Do post pictures from it :)


  9. I love your jacket :)
    I'd really love a camera like that to take better photos but I'd feel a bit scared to use it and they're insanely expensive!! Looking forward to the new photos you take with it though.

  10. Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that coat it is fab and you look lovely in it!
    Stiletto Siren

  11. Love the outfit, I am drool over your VW brooch. I think it is so true what you said on twitter I think people have to earn there place. xxxx

  12. ahh i can relate witht the autumn sleeping pattern! but it does mean lots of lovely new winter clothes so i can put up with it ;) x

  13. Rai: Cheers hunny :) xxxxxxx

    Tara: Awww thanks for saying that - as it's so long and overgrown I'm a bit self-concious of it at the moment, so that's really nice of you to say :) xxxxx

    Nicola: Thanks, I do too. I bought it for myself when I came out of my first major relationship - So it's my victory medal in a way ;) xxxxx

    Evelyn Oliveira: Cheers! xxxxx

    Elsa Weatherwax: It arrived today and I couldn't do much as it's SO overcast, but I'll be shooting properly on Sunday so I'll let you know :) xxxx

    ❤Cate❤: Haha, how convenient of you ;) xxx

    "This Curvy Girl's Got Style!": Cheers, I love Vivienne Westwood :) xxx

    Anika Sweetfaced Style: Awww thank you :) xxxxx

    Cellardoor Magazine: Thanks, I love it too :) xx

    Gem: Haha yeah I've just had it on auto all day, shame it had to be so overcast though. Boooo!

    She Said, She Said: Oooh I haven't yet, and I usually name inanimate objects. Hmm, I'll get back to you on that one! xxx

    Samantha: Oh I know what you mean, I was holding it today like a baby kitten :/ xxxx

    Who's Lipstick Is It?: Cheers, chica! :) xxx

    Vintage and Cake: Hehe I didn't say that, it was somebody else retweeting. I'm a bit on the fence - for me it completely depends on context and content!

    persephone: Definitely, I'm looking forward to it being just a LITTLE cooler so I can wear my Vivienne Westwood scarf that comes out of hibernation every year! xxxxxx