Friday, 23 March 2012

manual








Dress: Staple via ASOS; jacket: Boohoo; bag: Aldo via ASOS; boots: ASOS; ring: Miss Selfridge.


Thanks to my brother teaching me how to, I finally took my camera off auto settings (not that I didn't know how to switch my camera physically off auto, just that I didn't know what in god's name I was supposed to do once it was on it). Yes, I know I am ridiculously lazy/stupid for not going manual sooner, but I just couldn't figure it out and obviously didn't think to do what my brother did and check out some Youtube tutorials. Anyway since my ignorance has now been rectified its meant I've been able to take outfit photos that I am actually somewhat proud of, even if the person in them isn't exactly a looker! Granted my mum took these ones for me, but I suppose it just goes to show the difference a bit of effort makes! We went for a bit of an excursion to Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds at the weekend (mother's day to be precise) to make the most of the nice weather. We turned up to find the abbey itself was closed (stupid British opening times!) so instead we just wandered about and went and sat by the river to enjoy the last of the sun. Outfit-wise I just resorted to my favourite basics; the maxi shirt dress and oversized jacket but then added the neon bag for some colour. Not exactly groundbreaking, but I'm having one of those wardrobe crises where I'm pretty uninspired by a lot of what I own. I feel like I need to shake things up a little with more layering and playing with lengths and proportions, plus work with all the lovely colour that's coming through this season, rather than just stick to my usual black/neutral colour palette.

Anyway, since I have been playing with my camera's manual settings, I thought I'd share a few of the shots with you, plus as it was Mother's Day when these were taken I also thought I'd share the nommy meal my sister and I made. I made the main and my sister made dessert and it's safe to say we were all nursing serious food babies afterwards!




























































































1: Spring daffy's; 2, 3, 4 & 5: The abbey; 6: Mummy and daddy; 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11: Along the river Aire; 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17: More of the abbey.






















1: The chicken cacciatore I made; 2: Served with crushed new pototoes, it really was yummy, if I do say so myself! If you're ever looking for a meal that's really simple but tasty then I've linked the recipes for you to give it a go. Plus who doesn't love browsing the BBC Good Food site for a daily dose of food porn? 3 & 4: My sister's apple and raspberry crumble, obviously served with custard.


P.S. Apologies for not posting this earlier in the week, I seem to have become even more proficient in procrastination recently, not sure why! Anyway better late than never, I guess!

1 comment:

  1. I hardly ever shoot with the auto settings on my camera, it drains my battery so quickly! I've even taught my little sister the basics of aperture and focusing so she can get to grips with my outfit snaps, haha! You look absolutely lovely in these photos sweet, lovin' the neon against blush pink! xx

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