Outfit Post:
A Little Birdie Told Me, Mustard + Flowers (A Pinup Girl Clothing Birdie Dress rave)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

This is my first outfit post on the blog! Yay! If you're wondering why this hasn't happened yet (some have asked) it's because I don't have an actual camera and Collin and I work pretty opposite work schedules so I can't beg him to be my iPhone photographer. SO for the foreseeable future, my outfit posts will be taken by awkwardly setting my iPhone places on self timer and crossing my fingers that the photos don't look terrible (I have an iPhone tripod, it's awful)!  Please bare with me!
 

Do you remember a few posts ago here when I ranted about how badly I wanted this out of stock dress from Pinup Girl Clothing? WELL IT CAME BACK IN STOCK (and they announced they'd also be making it in lavender... uh oh... bye bye money)! I snagged it with a promo code + some store credit I'd been hoarding from winning a contest in December! Best. Purchase. Ever. This dress truly makes me feel like a hybrid between Betty Draper and June Cleaver.





I will admit, the belt was a little wide for us short torso'd ladies, but it wasn't so bad that I felt the need to replace it with another.  Also, I felt so 1950's housewife-esque, I broke out the estate ring my grandmother gave me.  It's been in my family for a couple hundred years and to be quite honest, wearing it scares the shit out of me. Therefore, I hardly ever do.


Of course, my absolute favorite part of this dress is that it has lots of room for PETTICOATS!

Outfit Details:
DressBirdie Dress in Mustard / Pinup Girl Clothing
PetticoatVa Va Voluminous Petticoat / Modcloth
Shoes: Everlasting Evergreen Heels / Modcloth
Bag: Purchased from a booth in Gaslamp Antiques
Hair flower: Sadly crafted by yours truly, it's falling apart.

Fellow bloggers: do you use your phone to take your photos? You probably don't but if so, do you have any advice?  If you have a relatively inexpensive but awesome camera, what kind do you have? This junebug could use advice!

26 comments:

  1. This dress is amazing!! I am waiting for that castle print, and the new harlequin colour ways!!!

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    1. It really is! I was so excited it came back in stock! I've been waiting for the new harlequin color ways for months now! I'm going to spend wayyyy too much money the day they come out haha.

      xoxo

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  2. You look amazing!! The dress is so wonderful. :)

    ~Bristol

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    1. Aww thank you, sweet lady! It really is an awesome dress!. xoxo

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  3. OMG that is such a beautiful dress!!!

    If you're looking for a DSLR then look into Canon Rebels! Those can range from $200-$600. I know some of the earlier versions don't have live view on the screen but some do!!

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    1. It is! Their stuff is so lovely!

      And oh! Thank you for that advice I will definitely be looking into those! <3

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  4. Lovely! I don't know what I'm going to do when they release all the new spring pieces they've been previewing on IG. Bye bye money indeed.

    I picked up a used DSLR Canon from a friend and I LOVE it. I also invested in a cheapie tripod and remote because my husband hates taking photos (and having his photo taken), so when I want to be super vain, it's totally up to me to make it happen.

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    1. Oh my god.... those and the new harlequin colorways... I might as well file for bankruptcy hahaha.

      And that is EXACTLY what I'm looking to do! Maybe I will lurk Craigslist and try to find a good deal! I know the tripod and remote are definitely a MUST though!
      xoxo

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  5. lovely dress! i've taken a few good portraits with the gorilla cam app (it has a timer) but you just have to make sure it focuses on you to get the correct exposure.

    as far as point and shoot, you can get a decent one for under $100 these days (canon powershots are pretty cheap and great). you'll still have the self timer prob but it's easier to get the focus right than on iphones. when i had a point and shoot + a tripod it was really easy to take outfit photos on a self timer once you learn how close/far to stand.

    my advice if you want to invest in a DSLR is to buy a cheaper body bc you can always spend more on lenses later. for starting out i would maybe look into canon 2ti body (if you can score one used i think they're under $350) and pair it with the "nifty fifty" lens (about $100). that combo will get you that dreamy background blur that bloggers love ;) (and with a remote pics are a breeze!)

    no matter what, i recommend taking outfit pics early morning/late afternoon. i usually get good results in full sunlight but standing in the shade (does that make sense?!).

    uhm wow, that got long winded— sorry. i'm no expert, i just remember the learning curve when i started out haha. these look great though <3

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    1. I'll keep that one in mind! I use some random terrible one and I usually set it for 10 seconds, then RUN and pose haha.

      I was considering a DSLR! My mom is an (amateur) photographer and she just got a semi-expensive new toy but she's SO good at what she does and had really good experiences with her old Canon. I'll keep that coupling in mind, but I'm considering lurking Nashville's Craigslist until I can find someone who needs money and is getting rid of theirs for a "good deal." I can dream, right? haha

      And thank you! That is actually the ONE thing I've figured out and had success with! Because I'm using my phone, I'm kind of limited as to WHERE I can take them, but I have full control over WHEN. : ) But that makes perfect sense I'll definitely try to position myself (and my phone) somewhere where I can put that advice to good use.

      And thanks so much, you're not long winded at all, that was incredibly helpful! I'm definitely still at the bottom of that curve, but I'm working on it! Thanks so much! We need to get coffee soon <3

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  6. I've just discovered this blog and wanted you to know I'm absolutely going to follow it.
    You ladies are gorgeous and your outfits are to die for. Keep them coming! ^_^

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    1. Aww thanks so much, sweet lady! We always love hearing from our new followers! Especially because we're still so new at this! <333

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  7. yeah, i would definitely look into getting a DSLR. I actually got mine used that was in GREAT condition. Canon Rebel XT's are a great place to start, which is what I have. (Just an older version.) BUT I know that Kate over at Scathingly Brilliant uses a tripod and her iphone and her pictures come out lovely, so you might want to ask her!!!

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    1. Ok! I'll keep that on mind when I'm lurking Craigslist, etc. I wonder if she uses a full-size tripod! I would assume she must because the table top ones are TERRIBLE. I'll catch up with her and ask her, she's the one that did our blog header. <3

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  8. Oh you're absolutely adorable!!!
    I have to usually wait until my sister gets home to take my outfit pictures.

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    1. Aww, well thank you! I'm so impatient that I have to figure out a way to do it myself or I'd go crazy haha

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  9. what a wonderful dress!!! beautiful!!!

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    1. Aww, well thank you so much, sweet lady! It really is a lovely dress! : )

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  10. Oh my goodness!! Its stunning and looks amazing on you sweet! I wish I could pull off fuchsia pink shades but it clashes with my (bottle) ginger hair :(

    The lavender version sounds right up my street (I'm obsessed with pastel shades) and I think I may have to save my monies to purchase that one!! I really hope they ship to the UK ha! xx

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    1. I have bottle red hair! You could totally pull it off! But I bet you would look completely AMAZING in lavender, I want it as well! I think they ship internationally! Lucky you! ; )
      xoxo

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  11. that dress is so amazing! i'm always too chicken to wear such bold patterns but i love them! and that ring is so gorgeous.

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    1. Oh, come to the dark side and hop on the bold patterns train! I'm actually even guilty of wearing patterns on patterns... because I have problems with "tackyness", I try to make it work. haha

      And thank you! I love the times when I'm feeling brave enough to break it out! : )

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  12. I really want to order a Birdie dress, but kinda in between sizes (busty wise) when you order from PUG do you prefer sizing up or down? I am really afraid that if i size up i have to wear a belt for the waistline. but also afraid of having to much room for the bust (you probably get what i mean here)
    You always have great advise so.

    Think you will like this camera after reading your blog for months.
    I think it will be something you would like.
    The Samsung NX300 brown. Whats really smart with this camera is that you can share your photos directly from the camera online as long as you have a wifi (should be possible to get it in a set with a beautiful camera bag and a gorgeous strap)

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  13. Well, the dress actually comes with a matching belt! But I tend to order my "normal" size with PUG (Which is a medium.) even though it sort of swallows my waist and that has worked out perfectly with this dress, it fits very true to size so I'd definitely order based on that.


    I'll have to look that one up! Thank you so much for the advice!

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