I like to remain upbeat on ye' olde blog for the most part, but if I am being honest, today is just one of those days. Thank goodness its Friday, lets just put it that way. Is it actually possible to have a good day if your alarm doesn't go off and you start your day an hour and a half late already? I always find that if my morning is stressful, it is really hard to brush that feeling off even long after I have settled into my day.
Maxi Dress (worn as skirt): Forever21
Crop tee: Rusty, via Ross
Belt: Free people, gift from friend
Subway Token Necklace: gift from R
Purse: gift from R's mom
Floral Crown: DIY
Anyway, these are the first blog pictures with my new Nikon! The ones of me were snapped by R yesterday before work and the garden ones were taken by me after work. We both have no clue what we are really doing yet so these were just shot in auto, but I cannot wait to get some practice shooting in manual mode! I am really hoping this camera will give the photo quality on my blog a huge boost in the near future, and I am looking to tweak my whole design aesthetic and layout a little more too. I think I expected to just magically be able to know how to operate my new camera and I got a little frustrated the other day trying to figure out the focus when I was using the self timer. R surprised me after work the other day with two shiny new DSLR photography books though and I cannot wait to learn more! I apologize for the wrinkly clothes (and post title), I accidentally left them in a ball in my backpack overnight and didn't have an iron on hand!
In other news...I sewed my very own infinity scarf last night, and it has the most cheerful print: SPRINKLES! I will try to post a few pictures of it on instagram today (@braidedbandit) if you want to see it! It is a bright, cheerful, and cozy addition to this otherwise dreary day. I paired it with a bright pink vintage mini dress and brown tights and look pretty much like a walking ice cream cone. Sometimes you need to take comfort in such a trivial thing such as this to get you through the day.