For as long as I can remember, I've been dreaming of owning a new and what I call "fancy" camera. Whenever I browse through photos on lookbook.nu and see one up against mine, I'm shocked at the difference in quality.

As pricey as they are, it's taken me quite some time to save up, so you can only imagine my surprise when my sister told me she had a friend who was selling her Canon for around $500. I know that still sounds like a lot, but trust me, I was planning on spending way more than that! Apparently her friends car was repossessed and she needed cash quick. The camera that she purchased for $1000 was still a fantastic piece of equipment, she was just desperate for money.

That's where I came in and swooped up my new camera! Unfortunately I still don't have a tripod to hold it up since my other one is a weak and crappy Wal-mart piece so it's either the old camera for now or assistance from my sister which is exactly what I got yesterday.

Old Oscar.

Old Oscar.

Old Oscar.

Old Oscar.

Old Oscar.

Hooray for leaf angels and my very first gif!

Old Oscar.

Vintage Oscar de la Renta Blazer: Goodwill $4
Dress: Forever 21 $5
Charcoal Tights: Walmart $2.50
Oxfords: Goodwill $6
Belt: Goodwill $1
Vintage Purse: Magpie & Birdie $3

Happy fall everybody!


Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh your hilarious in the moving one. I love doing leaf & snow angels. Love that dress too, it looks so nice with the blazer. $500!!! That's not bad at all. What's so nice about your posts is you always look like you have so much fun doing this. =)

Thanks for your comment dear the other day! Woa you gotta a big family. I'm an only child so I totally envy you. *Hugs*

Anonymous said...

Haha I love the last picture! It is exactly what I needed to see on a day like today. Thank you! :)

Ooh and congratulations on your new camera! You always took wonderful pictures, but these came out really wonderful.



VintageFrantic said...

Lovely outfit! That dress is so adorable and the shoes so cute!
I so get the camera thing, I feel the same way when I look at other people's pictures, and at yours too I must say! I guess it's kind of "the neighbor's grass is always greener" thing. And I have to add - The first photo is so pretty! :)
Have fun with your new camera! Can't wait to see the photos you'll take with it :)

Shallow Mallow said...

Congrats on your new camera! I know the feeling. I retired my geriatric digi anno 2001 just a month ago and am passionately in love with her replacement. :-)

{Tara} said...

I love your leaf angel! This makes me want to run out and jump in some leaves right now!

piglet said...

Wow, I always thought you had a fancy camera already because you always have great pics!

Corinna said...

cute gif :) i love your little dress, the sweetheart neckline is so lovely :)

Ashlee said...

i love your leaf angel.

i want a fancy camera! (shameless desire). :)

Mairyliscious said...

you are wearing oscar de la renta in that price and vintage?!!! all my life i am dreaming to wear oscar de la renta !!!!!!!tha last pic is gorgeous!!!!
the dress fantastic!
your hair honey is amazing!!!!!!
you are so lucky !!! my boyfriend owns a camera like yours !!! is really amazing!!!!!
sooooo lucky girl you are !
lots of kisses !!!!!

monica burnett said...

oh my god! so so so many leaves!
how cool!
+ that dress is gorgeous.


Sadie said...

your dress is absolutely adorable!

I envy so much you americans that have a good will store, we don't have one of those in here so its really expensive to find vintage things, and go thrifting is so not exciting!

Laurel said...

Yay for new cameras!

I am still a little scared of mine - and I only have a zoom lense so really need to get a 'normal lense' and a tripod (which my boyfriend is getting me for christmas!).

I love your gif! (And your outfit of course!)


Sistinas said...

I also need a camera, I take all my photos with my cellphone.., pathetic! I know.. xDD

I love love LOVE your dress!

LifestyleBohemia said...

Just found your blog via The Owl's Closet & love it!
I just got a new canon, my first SLR, and can't wait to start using it.
Love the last photo of you in the leaves!

Chloe said...

Yay for a new camera- these pictures are fantastic!

I snagged my tripod at Target for about $30 and it holds up my Canon 5D well. I highly recommend checking there- and also snagging a wireless remote. It's so worth it, and makes taking "outfit of the day" pics so much easier!

Clare said...

Your gif is so cute!

Sher said...

Yay for new cameras and sisters who help to take pics of you!!

You look so adorable as a leaf angel!! I really really like the gif picture!! I wish we have fall weather here, it looks so beautiful from your pics! oh and your dress is so pretty too!!


Eyeliah said...

cute cuffing!!! Yes tripods are very important, I use one every day. :-)

Lara said...

Oh the fancy camera. So I also dreamed about a fancy camera....and I talked about it all the time with my parents hoping they would offer to help me buy one.....NOPE! Instead my dad bought HIMSELF a Pentax. BAH! I was so mad...I still dream i'll get my fancy camera. One day.

Valencia Lia said...

Wowwwwww congrats on getting a new camera now for half the actual price!! Yayyyyy so happy for you:)

I too saved up for my camera too and it was sure worth it.photos are much clearer than my old compact camera.heeeee
And on the tripod,just a normal one 1st:) Don't have to get a really good one. heee

Ohhhh gosh,the photos turned out so beautifully:) I love love the animated gif as well as the very 1st one. I thought it was from a magazine at 1st.

Love the dark navy blazer with your dress! I want your dress so much! going to hunt it down. Also I see all the details so clearly now.

Kudos to our cameras! Big hugssss

Maria Confer said...

Your new camera is amazing- the clarity and color is gorgeous.

Love your outfit and that's one adorable gif!


betz said...

Hurray for your new camera. I am also thinking of having one but whenever I see the price, I forget I ever thought of it in the first place. Your photos are really great. Especially your gif. It made me smile. Now I'm reminded about the camera again.

I love your blazer and dress. Actually, I love your style. It's inspiring.

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Rhiannon said...

Oooh, what an amazing blazer--I can't believe you found that at a thrift store! I've been looking like crazy for one and all I find are scary shoulder-padded ones. That one fits like a dream!

Congrats on the new camera!!!!!!

Valeriesoh said...

Congrats on the new camera!!! welcome to joining the ranks of awesome and crazy pictures!!!!

love your clothes darling!!

your super cute!

omg.. I am soooo embarassed! finally sent it today and included a nice little gift as well!:))

love, Val

The Owl's Closet said...

p.s. i tagged u on my blog:) ure leaf angel is too cute!:D


stephanie renee said...

so cute, i love the blazer and oxford combination!

Lindsay said...

AHHH! I just got a nice camera, too! Twinsies! Target has nice tripods for, like $35.

LOVING the print on that dress. As always, you are an inspiration :)

Jennifer said...

umm that blazer was an amazing find!! You look amazing. I love this look!

lancelonie said...

I like that you're having fun with your photos, especially that GIF! My 2 old (hand-me-down) tripods broke. My new one is stuck in hubby's car. Yesterday, when I did my Lauren Conrad (copy cat) mugshot, my camera was on my dining table. I screamed once at my daughter coz I thought she's gonna grab and break it.
It's cool that you have your sister to hold your camera for you.
Great photos, girl!!!

Vicki said...

absolutely beautiful photos! Im saving up for a good camera too! My wee digital broke recently so replaced it with a lumix digital and now am saving for an slr as well!! expensive month!! :)
magpie-girl.blogspot.com xx

Mamushka Marie said...

oh goodness, i'm so with you, your new pictures are fantastic, and i'm so jealous of your new camera! what a steal!
i struggle daily with getting good images out of my crappy 8mp cannon...luckily i'm moving into a house with a roommate who happens to be a photographer with too many cameras to know what to do with, so hopefully i'll be sporting quality images like you soon!
gorgeous outfit lady...love the leaf angel! ;)

Valencia Lia said...

Re:Awww,doesn't matter to miss a look ! The headpiece is really gorgeous yea:)

Ohhh and on the wolf tee,the one I'm wearing has so size. But I believe its a men's M I think. Because its loose at the side and its so long. Covers over my butt. heeee

Maybe you can get me his shoulder length and length of shirt preferred. Do you want one too ? They have like lion,eagles etc.

And girl,its okay:D You don't have to send me anything <3

big hugsssss

Boys In Stripes said...

Adorable outfit! I keep telling myself to get a better camera so I can stop mooching off my sister's. You're so lucky to have scored that one for 500! Looks great.

princesspolitico said...

you got an oscar for $4? you're a thrifting/consignment ingenue. congrads on the new camera! i'm still using a handheld digital. its does the job but i'm still browsing for a new "proper" camera :)

FANTASTIC oxfords...


Phyllis said...

yay new camera! congrats. i love this outfit, esp your shoes girl =)

Andrea said...

congrats on your new camera! your oscar de la renta blazer is just dreamy... how did you make that cool animated gif. file? cute!

Little Bo Peeep said...

leaf angels! i tend to be scared of the insects when sleeping on stacked leaves, so kudos to you! i think the first picture is lovely, me likey the movement :)

i absolutely adore your blazer <3 andd your charcoal tights, lovely.

Fern said...

The Goodwill ROCKS! I love going there. I'm teaching my daughters to become professional Goodwill treasure hunters like their mommy :) Nice that you share my passion!

Misha said...

The last one makes me so happy :)

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