Archive for September, 2013

The Five WOWs: Date Night Special

What to Wear, Date Night, Dinner

1. Floral Scarf Print Jacket | Yumi  //  2. Harris Tweed Clutch Bag | Miss Tree Vintage  //  3. Summer Freckles Bow Shoes | Irregular Choice  //  4. Midnight Glass Necklace | That Old Blue House  //  5. Burgundy Lace Midi Dress | New Look

These alluring red dresses* are perfect for date night. With it’s sultry lace and deep red colour this body skimming dress stays classy with a below knee length.

Burgundy has always been one of my favourite colours, long before the ‘oxblood’ craze ;) It’s such a flattering colour and a great shade if you’re too afraid to go full on red. I also think it looks great with both sophisticated blacks and more bohemian browns.

I’d wear the above outfit to a special occasion dinner with my boy. Don’t have a date? Grab the girls instead and go for some cocktails! The outfit below features a more casual and fun choice for date night that I would wear to cosy up on the sofas at the Everyman Cinema. Don’t have a date? Go see some live music with your girlfriends :))

What to Wear, Date Night, Cinema

1. Red Skater Dress | New Look  //  2. Tan Chelsea Boots | Office  //  3. Skull Print Scarf | Accessorize  //  4. Stitch Detail Belt | Dorothy Perkins  //  5. Denim Shirt | H&M

Which would you wear? Loves x xx

*This post was in collaboration with New Look. (What’s this?)
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Photography Tips: Going to Class

Photography, BlurPrompt: Blur

When I got back to what seemed like my mundane life after my road trip last month I decided that I really needed to get stuff done to make ‘every day’ more fun. One of the biggest goals I’ve had for a while is to learn how to use my camera better on manual settings, so when I heard about a local photography course I joined up instantly instead of umming and ahhing and eventually missing the deadline ;)

Photography, Black and WhitePrompt: Black and White

Photography, Close UpPrompt: Close Up

My first class was last Monday at the Bowery Coffee Shop and Gallery in Headingley and I enjoyed it so much. If you’ve been thinking about doing something similar, I highly recommend taking the plunge! It was so invigorating and even wandering around on my own in the local village, where I go out drinking or pop to the supermarket, taking random photos didn’t even seem so silly.

Photography, Left and RightPrompt: Left and Right

Photography, Movement or MotionPrompt: Movement or Motion

Our first assignment was to consider composition. Our tutor showed us some of his favourite imagery and we discussed the impact of the photographer’s cropping and angle choices before being given a list of ‘prompts’ to go out and photograph in the surrounding area.

Photography, Natural & UnnaturalPrompt: Natural & Unnatural

Photography, Near and Far (Perspective)Prompt: Near and Far (Perspective)

Photography, SilhouettePrompt: Silhouette

I think having those prompts made me forget about how awkward I felt taking pictures of walls and trees and just allowed me to concentrate on the photography. I really recommend setting this challenge for yourself; You can use these prompts or even get a friend to send you a list of 10/15 words to create your own.

Photography, Primary ColourPrompt: Primary Colour

Photography, ReflectionPrompt: Reflection

Photography, ShadowPrompt: Shadow

Photography, StillPrompt: Still

Have you ever taken a photography class? I’d love to know what you thought of it and if you found it useful for your every day photography in the comments or you can tweet at me :)
Loves x xx

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