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Thursday, 20 February 2014

The day they paved the parking lot..

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Dress: Handmade (Simplicity 2444 w/ waist tie)
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'Crocade' heels: Faith
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Cardigan: H+M
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This is such a simple outfit for me, but I do really like the way this dress turned out. I've worn it a couple of times already, which considering I only made it on New Year's Day, is pretty good going for me. I'm often guilty of wearing things once and then forgetting about them.

These heels are a pair I've had for years - in fact, the receipt is still in the box with them, and apparently I bough them in 2006. They've seen a lot of wear over that time, so I guess that means they're up there with the best value pairs of shoes I've ever owned.

I'm trying to make an effort to improve my photos and to find a better photo location, hence all the different locations. I'd thought that this screen would be a cute background, but I'm not sure it's tall enough.  Hopefully, I'll manage to find time for camera-shopping this weekend, I think I have my heart sent on a Canon 1100D, which seems to be one which a lot of people have recommended to me.

In giveaway news, thank you so much to everyone who entered the Bonne Chance giveaway. That's now ended and I can announce that the lucky winner is: Hannah (@cutesandfruits). I've got another giveaway idea; I'm just waiting for the prize to be delivered to me, so watch this space!

24 comments:

  1. Yet another amazing dress, you are super talented xx

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  2. Gorgeous dress and I love that screen, very nice photo backdrop :)

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    1. Thanks, after getting some stick for my photos, I thought it was time to try something a little different.

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  3. Yeah I like it with the screen in the background. I miss my old background for photos, but I can't take them in my room anymore because the light is blocked out by...a mountain of shoe boxes (no idea how they got there?!), so I've been a little bit all over the place for the past couple of years. Be glad once my shoe room is complete and I can take decent shots in there.

    Never seen those shoes before, your dress is lovely.

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    1. Thank you - I definitely know what you mean; sometimes I get so annoyed about the lack of space, but I can't really part with anything, so aaargh.

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  4. Love the dress and those shoes are fab!

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  5. Oooh, your flat is soooooo exciting! I just want to take everything off the shelves and examine it!!! The bunting is so cute as is the screen!
    The dress is absolutely gorgeous too! You are so clever! You look really pretty here, esp with your hair up!! X

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    1. I will write more posts about the knick knacks, soon!

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  6. Beautiful dress and love your shoes too. That screen is so pretty, shame it's not a teensy bit taller x

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    1. Yep, it's annoying me - a couple more inches would probably do it.

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  7. Beautiful dress! This outfit looks lovely on you! I'm also in love with that screen and I think it makes a beautiful background :)

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    1. Thanks I think I will try it for a little while, anyway.

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  8. Well done Hannah.

    Have fun shopping for the camera.

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    1. Thank you, I think I need to go and play with some.

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  9. I love that dress so much! Beautiful. Great British Sewing Bee, Char?! xxx

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    1. Oh gosh, no way! I am nowhere near talented enough for that!

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  10. the screen is a cool background for photos! and wow the dress is lovely, I am also in awe in front of your sewing talents!x

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    1. Thanks, it was such a lucky find - £2.50 in a charity shop for the pair of curtains!

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  12. This dress is amazing, you and Sarah are really inspiring me to make time to attempt to make my own!
    I love the screen as a background but I think I prefer the shelves and bike, it has that quirky edge to it!
    I have the Canon 1100D, its fab .x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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    1. Aww, defintely give it a go :) I can't decide, but I definitely think less-cluttered photos are a step forward. I'm set on the 1100D I think, just have to order one and then learn how to use it!

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