Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Laced In Mint

   So I was going to start this post out with another way, but I've chosen to start it another way... which is talking about the weather! Yesterday, 11-12-13, I saw the first snowfall of the season. Granted it's still August, but there is just something magical about the first snowfall. We were excited to get a "gentle coating of snow," but I sadly was in school when the snow fell and I couldn't snap a photo. I was planning to take a photo when I got home, but the snow unfortunately did not stick. The only sign of a snow shower was the fact that it felt like 27 degrees outside with wind chill! Burrrr!! I'm very excited for the next snow shower! Even though I dislike the cold, I love winter and snow... It sounds kinda contradiction, but it makes sense in my head =)

  Okay now onto my post! I received my new dslr camera this weekend and I have been beyond excited with it. After a few test shots, I learned that I was extremely satisfied with my decision to purchase this camera! High quality photos can make anybody look good! I swear I look like I came out of an advertisement in some of my photos! I took advantage of the long weekend I had to do some test snaps. My younger sister agreed to help me so that made me really happy. Having someone hold the camera makes things a lot easier on me! (I think she just wanted to play around with my new camera though hehe =)

Senior portraits 2013

Senior portraits 2013

Mint Lace Dress

A lot of people in our school get Senior Portraits outside of the ones that our school requires us to take for the yearbook. I was contemplating whether to do this or not (though I still haven't taken my school portraits!), but now I have come to a decision not to. It does cost a lot per season and to be honest, I think I already have a lot of photos of me.... =0  Now with my camera and an occasional photographer, I think I can manage my own portraits =)

Senior portraits 2013

Mint Lace Dress

Senior portraits 2013

For my photos, I chose to wear a lovely lace dress. As I've mentioned before, I think lace is such a beautiful pattern and I really wanted to wear it for my pictures. The dress is a a mid length with mid length sleeves. What I love so much about this dress is the pop of color it has to it. Underneath the black lace is vibrant mint color that looks beautiful against the delicate black lace. It is what makes the dress so unique in my opinion.
The back of the dress is also stunning. There is a triangular cut out in the back which makes it perfect for showing of your back. 

Mint Lace Dress



For the rest of my outfit, I chose to wear a pair of my black flats. I was going to wear heels for this, but I sadly could not find any that matched with this dress. I know I have some black heels around, but I just could not find them. That is okay though because the flats look lovely with the dress. 
For my jewelry, I wore a set of gold bangles. I love the way the gold contrasts with the black so I chose to wear them. My nails are also repainted for these photos. The color that I have on is called Rose by Julep.

Mint Lace Dress

Mint Lace Dress

Mint Lace Dress

As you can tell, I am in the middle of trying to reorganize my blog right now. I am not the best with the computer so I am a bit confused on how to work things right now. I want to make my pictures a bit bigger than before, but I don't want them monster sized like they appear now. Blogger only offers me 54 sizes - small, medium, large, x-large, or original. I used to have my pictures on large, but now they are x-large. They are a bit big for my taste, so I am working on fixing that. Apparently you can put a code in that will change ALL the photos on your blog to a certain size! I need to figure out how it works and I promise to work on the layout of my blog this weekend! =) If you have any advice/ideas, feel free to share with me! 

Mint Lace Dress

Mint Lace Dress

Sorry for spamming you guys with photos in this post! I promised my other post won't be filled with so many pictures. I just got too excited with my camera that I took a lot of photos and they all look good! I'll figured my blog layout out this weekend as well! =)

Dress- Similar @ Modcloth 
Flats- Forever 21
Bracelets- Forever 21

Do you like the pop of mint in my dress?
Do you like this size of photos or do you like them smaller?
Any tips for a new layout for me? =)

130 comments:

  1. Amazing dress, you look fab Mindy!!!
    Kisses

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  2. Wow the camera does take awesome bright pictures you look stunning love the images and the dress.
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    1. hehe thanks! I am in love w/ my camera!

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  3. Oh sweetie I love it your big pics are so beautiful, I can see better the details and that I love it!
    I think your ress is really pretty and cute!
    xx

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    1. aww thanks!! Thanks for your opinion It makes me happy!

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  4. Beautiful dress! you look great

    Kiki Simone
    http://kikisimonefashion.blogspot.com/

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  5. love your lace dress and I envy you cause you have that red leaves in your country! haha! :)

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    1. hehe thanks! these are my neighbors trees!

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  6. You look so glamorous and your blog is very positive and happy!!!
    Would be great to follow each other?
    Just let me know and I follow back :)
    Gettings

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  7. Oh my gosh hun, the quality of your new camera is brilliant! I'm excited for you! I can really see the difference. Your photos are gorgeous before of course but it's so much better now, I really love the quality! And you should definitely advertise for the camera hun heheh, you look gorgeous and I adore the lace dress! Fantastic photos! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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    1. hehe thank you so much for this comment!! I love the new quality now as well! It looks so professional and hehe, I could be an advertisement!

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  8. Lovely dress :)

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  9. So lovely dress!
    nice photos too!
    You re cute in this look!

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  10. You look gorgeous Mindy, the dress is so feminine and elegant, love the touch of mint. When you figure out how to do the code for the photo sizes, please let us know how too.

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  11. Hey :)
    Your blog is really great-i love it so much. Maybe you're interested in following each other ? I would love it ❤ Pls let me know in a comment on my blog
    kisses, Anna ♥

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  12. great styling darl, would you like to follow each on gfc and bloglovin? let us know . Kisses from Kenya

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  13. That is a gorgeous dress.
    Mint looks so good with black.

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  14. Love this combination mint and black! :)
    I like your blog! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!
    xx

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  16. I love the dress! And I really adore the way you express yourself through your pictures too! ^^

    Following your blog now~ Add me too!

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  18. love the dress but most of all LOVE the new cam! these pics are gorgeous. i love the one of you walking the yellow line of the road and also the one peeking through the fence to see you and the leaves.

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    1. Thank you so much!! hehe, you can thank my sister for these artistic pictures!! She is so much more creative than me =)

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  19. amazing look babe, I love it :)

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  20. I LOVE THE QUALITY OF THESE PHOTOS MINDY! all caps much lol ok but i really really like these photos! your right made everything look like it came out of a magazine :) i love how DSLR cams can enhance beauty but at the same time sometimes it can magnify imperfections abnormally lol esp when its a super close up look ^^

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    1. hehe!! I appreciate the caps!!! It makes me happy to know that other people like the quality of my photos!!
      lol, you can thank my sister for the photos because she is super talented with a camera. I'm just the beautiful model lol. =)
      ohhh I noticed that when I took close up photos. I noticed a scar on my face that normally doesn't show up in pics!

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  22. Beatiful pics and lovely dress :)

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  23. what can i say ... it's a wonderful dress. xx

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  24. Thanks for your nice comment!
    I follow you back on GFC and BLoglovin :)
    Keep in touch

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  25. You are so cutie honey!!<3
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  26. Congrats on your first DSLR! They`re lifechanging :)
    Great outfit too, you look so cute!
    Thanks for the follow, following you too!

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  27. This outfit looks so great! I love how you show your personality in your pictures too...it looks great.

    Nat,
    http://www.stylestun.com/

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  28. congrats for the DSLR....thanks for following...followed you back#918
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  29. Great post!

    If you want, we can follow each other. Let me know :)

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  30. You are such a pretty little thing you! That dress looks gooooorgeous, I love how to two colors contrast!

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  31. thank you for the follow <33 follow you back on both..
    btw check out ma new post <3

    Little Miss Olen.

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  32. You are so chic!! I love this outfit. The dress is insanely amazing. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Just let me know so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  34. Hi sweetie! Thnaks for your lovely comment. Followed back on gfc. If you want us to follow each other on facebook, twitter or bloglovin just tell me. Kisses
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  35. Looks like you're making great use of your new camera. Such pretty shots and that dress is so cute on you!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  36. Amazing photo <3

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  37. DSLR definitely improves quality of photos for blog posts :)

    Thirdbite | style blog

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  38. What a pretty dress! You look great great :)
    Your pictures has improved, I think you used your dslr to take pictures right?
    You always look spontaneous on your pictures :)

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    1. thank you and yes, I did use my dslr!! =)

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  39. Thanks for your kind words over at mine!

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  40. I love your dress! Im jealous of your sweet photos! Might as well get a dslr to have a nice photos myself hehe

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  41. The dress is lovely indeed! Amazing that you got to see snow already...

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    1. hehe thanks! It was a tiny bit of snow, but it was really cool.
      I think I got snow really early last year because of a freak storm lol

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  42. Love this! Great dress
    Have a rocking weekend!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  43. Beautiful dress <3

    XxX
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  44. Hi!
    Wonderful post!
    Would you like to follow each other? (GFC, facebook, bloglovin)
    If so, please let me know, I will follow you back immediately. :)
    xoxo

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  45. This is most definitely my favourite dress of yours. The lace is stunning, as are those colours together. So beautiful.

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  46. I love that dress!!! I'd love to get it with red underneath for the holidays.

    Whimsical Allure

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    1. ohhh you should look for that because that is perfect for the holidays!

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  47. Haa I'd do the same if I had a new camera! And you look like an absolute doll in that dress :)

    Hayfa
    http://www.londonloafers.com

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  48. You're so cute! and i love the photography :)

    xx
    emi-rii.blogspot.com

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    xx Selina

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  51. beautiful!!! the dress is absoluletly cute!!

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  52. the quality with the dslr is amazing! you look so pretty too c: fall looks gorg where you are!

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    1. thanks!! I borrowed my neighbors yard for some of these pictures b/c my yard is not this pretty at all!

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  53. I love your dress! Lace is so pretty and elegant on you!

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  54. Your pictures turned out really great! I love the dress and the pop of color underneath. I think it's a good idea to take your own senior portraits. I actually went to a different place to take my Senior portraits and they turned out really good and way cheaper than what my school would have charged me lol.

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    1. Thank you!! I love the pop of color under too.
      hehe, I just wanted to save money and yes, the school charges us and it is a requirement if we want to be in the yearbook! We don't even get to go outside for the photos. We are in front a screen lol

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