My 17-50mm lens is so frustrating. OK, it’s maybe not its fault, but it doesn’t zoom anymore, and whenever I take my pictures in front of the bookshelf, it will focus on the bookshelf instead of me. And I tried to focus it with the manual focus beforehand, but it’s hard to do when the lens is so wide and doesn’t zoom. So annoying.
Anyway, one out-of-focus picture:
Cardigan: Bloomingdale’s thrifted, remixed
Shirt: from home
Skinny pants: Urban Outfitters (it was hot today so I didn’t feel like wearing jeans)
OK, I’m out. Like I said, it’s hot, and I have a bunch of things to hand-wash. Fun times.
About a year ago (was it a year? Six months? I honestly don’t remember), I was introduced to this wonderful used book sale at the local library by my friend Debbi. It is the reason why I have to store books in shoe boxes under my bed now (no joke! I don’t even have the space in my room for an extra bookshelf anymore.) And ever since then, it’s been our monthly routine of going to the book sale then hitting a nearby diner for lunch afterward. Now we added to that routine a Writers’ Group meeting, where some of us will get together and set deadlines for each other to keep us writing (but it’s more an excuse for us to hang out now that we don’t see each other in school anymore – not all of us take the comic book writing class.)
It’s a weird selection of books, I know. I forgot to include a coffee-table book about France too. But hey, I got it all for $4.50, so I’ll continue to go to the book sale and continue to store books under my bed.
And my outfit (pic taken by Debbi):
Tunic: Handmade Gift Shop, remixed
Skinny: Forever21, remixed
Cardigan: Bloomingdales thrifted
Bag: Payless (it’s not my everyday bag, I’m a backpack person)
Coat (you can’t see it but it’s in the picture so…): H&M, birthday gift from my sister (4 years ago?)
(Named after a song by Keane.)
I went to a different Goodwill today and had a pretty good haul, so this might be my last shopping/thrifting trip for a while. Here are what I got:
Let’s see now. Colored cardigans? Check. Dresses? Check. Skirt? (with pockets, finally!) Check. More prints? Check. I think I’m good.
What do you guys think? Any suggestion as to how to pair these pieces with what I’ve already got?