Another favoritest dress

Mia dress copy

Mia dress copy

Mia dress copy

Mia dress copy

Mia dress copy

Mia dress copy
dress: self-made, based on this dress // shoes: Chelsea Crew // glasses: Bon Look

As I mentioned earlier, I finally got around to re-making my favorite dress last week and now I basically a) want to wear it all the time, and b) want to make six more of them as backups.

I made it basically the exact same way as the first time around, except that I lengthened it by a few inches. I guess sometime in the last year I stopped hating the idea of longer skirts. I’m not sure what that means and I’m not sure I like it.

Two cool things:

1) That awesome vintage 50mm lens I bought last year that was made before autofocus? I used it to take some of these shots. And they (ok, some of them) came out in focus! I’m way more excited about this than I should be. In my defense, I’d been using my kit lens exclusively because it’s just easier but the pictures turn out pretty flat and boring. I’ve been meaning to play around with the 50mm for a while so I’m glad the pictures turned out when I actually did. I’m just going to pretend that the triple digits of failed out-of-focus photos didn’t happen.

2) This is going to sound stupid but normally I hate photographing the left side of my face. Today I actually like how it looked so I went with it.

Two more things:

3) I hacked off 5 inches of my hair the other day. It’s freaking me out a bit seeing that typed out (the sheer idea of having short hair freaks me out, not a clue why) but realistically my hair was getting to Arwen status so 5 inches didn’t actually make that much of a difference.

4) It’s getting to that time where my roots are becoming ridiculous. Please ignore.

I hope everyone’s week is going well! I’m off to try to cram nine days worth of clothes and sewing projects into two carry-ons. Check-in baggage fees be damned!

26 thoughts on “Another favoritest dress”

  1. Love love love this dress! It’s cute as can be!!! Seriously love it! I’m the opposite of you– I prefer the left side of my face and try to hide the right as much as possible!

  2. i can see why this would be a favorite. love the bodice detailing! it’s like all the benefits of a face framing collar, but without the fuss. also… funny you don’t like the left side of your face, i’m just the opposite! unfortunately i messed up my left cheek in a fall recently so it looks all wrong to me now.

  3. This dress is just so lovely. What fabric is that? Looks a bit like knit.. But has a lovely drape!

  4. So, so adorable. It feels nautical, but not punch-you-in-the-face-with-an-anchor nautical. Blue and white is fast becoming one of my very favorite color combinations.

    1. Thanks! I think I’m just in denial about the impending switch from “mid-twenties” to “late-twenties” and I’m associating longer skirts with that 🙂

    1. Thank youu! It’s some kind of knit but I’m not totally sure what it is. It’s a little on the thicker side. Nope! I think I dyed it red in April? Can’t remember exactly but it was pretty recent. 🙂

  5. YAY! Favorite dress has returned! You look so lovely in all these photos, left and right sides, roots and all (which, btw, you can’t even tell and I have total hair color envy right now 🙂

  6. I understand your frustration with manually focusing and using a self timer. Here’s a trick I learned – when setting up the shot, put an object in place of where you will be (i.e. a stool or a chair) and focus on that. While the camera is counting down, go to the spot, remove the object, and pose.

    1. Ooh yes, when I discovered this trick I felt really stupid for not having realized it sooner hehe. Of course, now my issue is trying not to trip over my own feet before the photo is taken. -_-

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