5.29.2012

Oatmeal Polka Dots.

Dress: H&M
I finally had a day off today, after working seven days in a row. I was really looking forward to wearing something other than my uniform! I put on my new favorite dress from H&M (that I'm considering getting in mint, too, because duh!) and curled my hair and did my makeup extra nice, and then sat around the house I don't even care, though, sometimes you gotta love lazy days. Of course, it didn't stay lazy for long. 

The second I stepped outside for the first time I promptly dropped my iPhone and it fell through the barely big enough gap between the deck and the house to the ground a few feet below. Did I mention our deck is completely sealed around the edges, meaning no way to get under it without pulling up boards? Yep. So that happened, Chris had to yank one of the boards out to get my phone out. It was one of those moments when the universe plots everything so perfectly to make you look like a big fat idiot. But at least we got it out, and you better believe I'm keeping that thing zipped up in my purse every time I walk out the door! 

I've been to learn and practice more with my photography skills, but mostly I don't really know what I'm doing. I futz around with the settings and where to stand in relation to the sun until it looks pretty nice. But I'm still learning, and sometimes things look nice on that little display screen on my camera, but when I see them on my laptop they're not what I expected (like the last photo, super washed out, and I can't even tell you how many pictures I went through that were just a teeny bit blurry!). It was also super super windy today! But I kind of like the look of photos that are just a little bit off! It's all a learning experience :)

I hope you're having a great evening! I'm off to figure out what to do for dinner... It's still so nice out I'm thinking picnic!
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34 comments:

  1. Love this dress. Hope I find it at my local H&M store soon!

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    1. I got mine just under two weeks ago, so hopefully it's still there!

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  2. The dress is really lovely and you're looking fabulous!

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  3. I'm trying to learn more with my photography too. I don't really use my camera unless I go on trips and I hate how they look when I get home and they're on the computer. You still look amazing though!
    Abby

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    1. I'm having fun with the trial and error learning process. It's a lot of walking though, because I use a tripod and a timer, so I take a photo, go to the camera and check it, adjust the settings... Repeat repeat repeat :)

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  4. Every so often something like that happens to me too...and it drives me nuts!! LOVE your dress :)

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  5. aw, you look so sweet and ready for a spring day! i love it! the polka dots are darling and aren't those gypsies the best? i adore my pair!

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    1. I lovvvve my Gypsies! So much that I got a second pair :)

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  6. you look super cute! i did the same thing today, first day i haven't had to work in a while so i put a dress on and got dolled up!
    i'm sure it would be super cute in mint too!

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    1. It's funny because as soon as we decided to go out and do stuff I wanted to change into schulbby jeans and a t-shirt :) Oh well, sometimes it's nice to get dressed up just for yourself (and maybe the blog world!)

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  7. Holy shit you look so lovely! And yes, I refuse to edit this comment because you look just that cute. So...there.

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    1. This is cracking me up!!! Thanks lady :) xoxo

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    1. Thanks! I rarely pay full price for clothes but I had to for this gal :)

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  9. ooooo! I love this dress! The style and cut is perfect!

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  10. i actually like the washed-out-ness of that last photo! i think the light is hitting you in all the right places, and you can always bring the exposure down, or make it more contrasty or saturated, depending on your tastes :) you're right though... it's all a learning process. xx

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  11. Oh gosh that dress is SO pretty!! You look gorgeous girl and I love the entire outfit on you. beautiful lady right there :)

    I study photography at a uni in germany and am actually just trying to get my businies rolling. If you need some tips on how handling certain light or how to handle certain settings....feel free to drop me a mail. I'd love to help! :)

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  12. so gorgeous! sorry to hear about your phone, but at least you got it back, no harm no foul ;)

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  13. You look so pretty, I love this dress and the hairstyle you are rocking here, oh and those shoes are too perfect. I've been on the search for the perfect Summer sandal and Blowfish has so many cute ones... if only I had more money, rawr. I once had my cell phone drop perfectly into a cup of water that was sitting right next to my bed... I felt really stupid, especially since the water was there because I was nursing a killer hangover.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  14. This is my favourite outfit from your blog! I love it!
    You're hair is gorgeous!

    Ayeisha
    x

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  15. I *love* that dress! Now I want to go to H&M and find it. In mint.

    I have the same issues with photography. I'm trying to trust my camera settings as opposed to what I see on the screen.

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  16. Love the dress... so very very very precious! I also love the second to last photo, you look absolutely beautiful! Xoxo

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  17. Oh I love that dress, very cute! Also, though, I'll probably say the same comment with even more typing intensity when I see you wear it in mint. ;-)
    -C Marcia (Sequins)

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  18. oh you look beautiful! This dress is so lovely, I must have it! Is it old stock or newish? Lovely photo's :)

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  19. That dress is sooooo cute!
    & that's so crappy about your iPhone. That kind of stuff is just the story of my life. Awful luck.

    -april.

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  20. Ok...as a guy I find your blog to be TOTALLY a guilty pleasure!! Much like Antiques Roadshow and Biography, I just cant get enough. And to complicate matters, last time I checked I was a completely (almost, we all have our "lists") hetero guy. Keep up the mesmerizing work, beautiful Susannah!! Thanks for the glimpses of your life!

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  21. Such a darling dress! Beautiful color.

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  22. Love your dress lady! I wish I were smaller and could buy cute things like that!!!

    xoxo Amber

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  23. this dress looks so good on you!

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  24. I need to order some shoes from blowfish. Those are cute! They look like they could go great with a pair of jeans too.
    I LOVE the dress! Where did you get the purse in the top picture?

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