After weeks and weeks of moaning, I finally convinced my boyfriend to take my outfit pictures!! We were about to go to sleep last night when I said, "hey, how about tomorrow I go back to my apartment, get ready and we drive somewhere for you to take my outfit photos?" He bought a portrait lens a few weeks ago and I've been desperate for him to practice using it by taking my outfit pictures!! I think they turned out pretty well, considering how cold I was when I finally took off my coat!!
Speaking of lenses, I almost bought one today. We went to the camera store but they were out of the Canon 50mm F1.8 that I wanted. I've been looking on ebay and have found a few for a decent price, but I think I might go Amazon on this one. I know I should wait until I get my birthday money in a couple of weeks but I'm SO impatient!!
Today has been such a perfect day. Erick has been working every night this week so I hadn't really seen him since Monday, so be picked me up last night and we talked all night like when we first got together and had a lazy morning this morning before going to take these and then doing a quick grocery shop. Tonight we went to go see a friend's band play, which was really fun. I love to actually do stuff when we spend time together- although there are times we just end up exhaustedly watching Parks and Recreation or Dexter after a long day.
I am really lucky that this dress was actually sent to us courtesy of Modcloth for The Lovely Ones. I'm really proud that we had someone actually send us something to style!! The debate over what to choose was pretty heated but we decided this would fit everyone and its simplicity would make it really interesting to remix. It was actually really hard to style because it was such a blank canvas. This was actually my second attempt at styling it today, and I think I'll give it another go or two before passing it on. You can see how Ashley of Two Eyes in the Mirror styled it here. Also, if you're interesting in joining The Lovely Ones, please feel free to drop me an email at email@example.com :]]
cardigan- Forever 21
coat- Miss Selfridge
scarf- New Look
I'm not sure how well you can tell, but the background of these pictures is actually a frozen-over Lake Superior. Erick went down to take some close-up pictures of the Lake and he couldn't tell where the beach ended and the lake began. It was absolutely beautiful though. I felt as though we were the last two people on Earth. It was just endless white. I can honestly see how people who have lived in Duluth say they can't imagine not living near water. Whenever I go to the library, I always sit on the fourth floor so I can look out of the window onto the lake. I'd love to have a house that overlooks it. What a beautiful view to have every morning.
Sorry for such an epically photo-heavy post, I just really loved these pictures. I hope we get a chance to shoot pictures together again soon- it's so nice to first of all have someone else take them for me, and second of all, have the opportunity to go somewhere different than just the trees outside my apartment. I told Erick I probably look extra happy on these pictures because he was taking them :]]
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend and have a lovely Sunday :]]