Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The quest for better pictures

I'm really trying to up the quality of my pictures on here, because I would like to do better! Believe it or not (you probably do believe it), most of the pictures thus far have been cell-phone camera pictures. Granted, it's a great cell phone with many megapixel whatchamacallits, but still.

This outfit had been brewing for awhile. I read lookbook.nu pretty regularly for fashion inspiration, and had saved this look as something I wanted to copy using my favorite Asos curve dress.

So, here's my humble effort.



Outfit details:
Dress: Asos Curve (no longer on the site)
Cardigan: macy's plus size section super clearance silk! cardigan ($17)
Belt: Target 2xl
Necklace: Pretty Penny Mae on Etsy
Patterned brown tights: Avenue clearance ($3, but just like the last pair I posted about, they developed holes as soon as I put them on. Boo.)
Oxfords: Pikolinos size 42



The dress has pockets!


What do you think? Did I capture the spirit of the lookbook outfit?

11 comments:

Gazel M. said...

I'll be quite frank, you didn't really capture the spirit but you made your own presence in this outfit. Looks good!

heavyaura said...

I love the look -- I've been thrift-hunting oxfords for some time now, and those are so perfect I'm drooling. XD You did a good translation of the colors/outfit, but I think the "mood" in the original has a lot to do with a bit of minor photo editing. I would hedge a decently safe bet that she warmed up the colors in her photo, at least.

On a side note about Avenue tights, I bought a few pairs on superultraclearance as well and have the same problem. Do you think it's a matter of quality, or would sizing up help? (I have a habit of being a total tights-destroyer, so I can never tell if it's me or the tights.)

Cheers!
nly

Rebecca said...

Thanks Gazel! I think I dressed it up a little with the patterned tights and the oxfords. Also, I had an owl necklace that was seriously identical, but decided not to wear it since it was really heavy. And then I decided not to wear a scarf because I was too warm. So, inspired but not copied - I can lived with that!

Nly - thanks! I am really trying to get better pictures on here, I think I may have to invest in photo editing software and stop using the free picasa editing :). On the tights front, I bought two pairs on ultra clearance, and one pair on regular price... and they all split! So I'm not sure what's up! They replaced the full-price ones no questions asked, but the clearance ones I didn't take by because I figured they wouldn't/didn't have any more.

Monkey said...

Fabulous! Also captured the spirit spot on!! Once I feel more human (sick as dog :() I'm gonna do my own version.

Debbie said...

I love it! I really liked the owl necklace in the original but I looked at the Pretty Penny Mae shop on Etsy and I loooooooove the jewellery there, so cute! I have no clue with taking photos, even though I have a half decent camera so I think you're doing well. Your photos look great even if they are on a camera phone.

xx

Rebecca said...

Thanks Monkey!

Debbie - thanks so much! I just read your post about knickers and Gok Wan and it made me laugh (and also made me check out simply be for underthings).

Monkey said...

Rebecca - you said you have owl necklace like the girl in pic has? Where'd you get it? I've been hunting high & low for one exactly like that!

Rebecca said...

Monkey - I actually got it at a clothing swap for free! I wonder if etsy/local thrift shops may be a good place to look?

Debbie said...

Monkey - That necklace is cute. I was sure I'd seen one like it at Accessorize - http://www.accessorize.com/wise-owl-long-pendant-necklace/invt/78271681/?bklist=icat,4,shop,jewelleryshop,jewelleryshopnecklaces

Rebecca - thanks. I made myself laugh writing it lol!

xx

Monkey said...

Debbie - thank you for link! I was going to buy it but after a quick look on Etsy I found one for £3! Even with postage still cheaper than accessorize one.

Hmmm I think I am going to do a copy cat themed challenge...

Rebecca said...

I would totally be down for that challenge Monkey!

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