wow, it’s may already! i have actually been productive this week, unlike last week where i did very little.
i found my old 28mm vintage lens (which i took yesterdays outfit post with, and all of these) and with the crop factor on my 450d equates it to about 45mm, close enough to 50mm (heard of a ‘nifty fifty’?) for my needs. 50mm lenses are often called normal lenses, because they’re very close to what the human eye sees and has quite a good range when it comes to field of view. if you want to read a little more about crop factor & look at a useful comparison chart, click here. i can only use manual focus with it, but i’ve always preferred that anyway, and i think i might be using this lens from now on instead of the one that came with my camera.
i sorted through my little jewellery pot and found these little bits & bobs i forgot i had! a little crystal heart, two butterfly brooches (how did i forget about these? i love them!) and 3 dice. i don’t know why the dice were in with earrings and brooches, but they were a nice little surprise!
i remembered about free lensing. these were the only two that were somewhat decent, but i’m going to practice so i can take more. there’s a wonderful post about free-lensing on a beautiful mess.
i painted a stick. i know that doesn’t sound interesting but it’s a nice relaxing thing to do, plus it’s a free bit of decor for your house. always finding nice sticks when i’m out for walks, so i’m sure i’ll be painting some more soon.
and i made lots of pom poms! there’ll be a super quick DIY up next week.
snapshots of my week – 3rd may was last modified: 09:30 by kitty redburn
this is one of my favourite dresses. i love the colour, pattern, shape, everything! also, you guessed it ..it has pockets! there are other people out there that love pockets in dresses and skirts too, right? it has a bit of a vintage style and pattern to it too which only makes me love it more.
did you notice i cut my fringe too? my face feels wrong to me if it’s any longer than this.
this is a perfect springy outfit and very, very ‘me’. floral print, a bit of purple, mint and butterfly brooches. you might have noticed by now i wear red (and coral coloured) lipstick a lot. i struggled for years finding a red lipstick that suited my skin tone which is pale, with a slightly pink undertone. everything seemed too orange or brown, neither of which look good on me.
then, once i found one that was perfect, i felt like it made my mouth look huge and clown-like. that seems so silly now, as i feel really comfortable with it. still need to find that perfect rosy pink/natural colour though. any suggestions?
dress // george via charity shop top // charity shop belt // charity shop brooches// charity shop
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i’ve been seeing this amazing scarf on a few blogs lately, and i just had to share it too for anybody who may not have seen it’s wondrous-ness. i have a thing for hands, and hand motifs. i love clothes and accessories with hand patterns on as well as just looking at hands. they’re so expressive and i just really like the shape, flexibility and potential they hold.
the scarf is by suturno, from design duo julia vergara and javier gutierrez. the found inspiration from 30′s glamour, busby berkeley’s choreographies, the surrealist humor of elsa schiaparelli and also in joan blondell, who the scarf is named after. what a beauty this would be to own.
i love the photos almost as much as the scarf, too.
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