Monday, October 10, 2011

sobe snapshots

This past weekend, I finally signed up for the photography class Quino bought me for my birthday. Though I’ve learned a lot over the past few years with my Nikon D3000, I’m always excited to discover more of the amazing things I can do with it. There’s so much to it that I really feel like I’ll never stop learning and this class was no exception.
I met the group on South Beach and spent the afternoon snapping shots of anything and everything. Some of my favorite shots of the day came from trying to look at things from a new perspective or paying attention to bright colors.
The class also instantly paid for itself, at least in my opinion, when the instructor told me that there’s a setting on my camera that allows me to change the intensity of the flash! If any of you knew that, shame on you for not telling me! I’ve always hated how harsh the flash is and avoided using it as much as possible. The lighting was pretty perfect all day so I didn’t get a lot of chances to test this out but rest assured knowing I’m more than excited to start playing around with this newly discovered feature.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

common thread

For the most part, I’m a total loyalist when it comes to where I shop and the brands I buy. Sure, I make the occasional impulse purchase on something cheap and trendy but I usually stick to my favorites for a reason. On the top of my list of must-visit stores for great pieces is The Dressing Room, an adorable little boutique in South Miami. 
I’ve been going there since I first spotted a dress in the window a few years back. I still remember seeing it and thinking it was going to cost me an entire paycheck (I swear, I thought the dress was Miu Miu). Needless to say, it was mine the minute I realized it was actually reasonably priced.
Since then, I don’t think I’ve ever actually left this store empty handed and I have a closet filled with their pieces to prove it. From chic cocktail dresses to trendy crop tops, they have something for every occasion. I also love that the unique pieces make it virtually impossible to see someone else wearing what you bought. Like many of the other things I’ve gotten there, I threw this top on and knew right away it was coming home with me. 
{Top: The Dressing Room; Jeans: F21; Bag: BCBG MaxAzria; Cuff: New York and Co; 
Pumps: Kelsi Dagger}