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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,
MessyCarla.


NOTE:
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! :)

16 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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

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

    looking forward to more OOTDs :)

    adding you to my blogroll!

    xx Anika
    sweetfacedstyle.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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 :)

    xx

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  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.

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  10. Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that coat it is fab and you look lovely in it!
    xoxo
    Stiletto Siren
    http://mylipstickonhercollar.com

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  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

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  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

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  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

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