Outfit: Pinstripe shirtdress, duster coat and Nike Rosheruns

outfit: pinstripe shirtdress, dusty rose duster coat, mint Nike Rosheruns
outfit: pinstripe shirtdress, dusty rose duster coat
Polette sunglasses
outfit: pinstripe shirtdress, dusty rose duster coat, mint Nike Rosheruns
mint Nike Rosheruns
outfit: pinstripe shirtdress, dusty rose duster coat
outfit: pinstripe shirtdress, dusty rose duster coat, mint Nike Rosheruns
duster coat: Pimkie - shirt dress: c/o Oasap - sneakers: Nike Rosherun - watch: c/o Daniel Wellington - rings: Diamanti Per Tutti - sunglasses: c/o Polette
pictures by the lovely Maya

Good hairday alert! I owe it to this no heat curling method. Despite the curls disappearing much quicker than when I use a curling iron, it did leave my locks with more bounce and texture. I will definitly be revisiting this technique.

This outfit made me feel like one of those super stylish Antwerp girls, those students who seem to balance college with magazine worthy outfits and good looks. That's not a bad look to emulate, if you ask me! In other words, this outfit made me feel very beautiful, in a casual, rolled out of bed kind of way. Of course, the sun didn't hurt, nor did Maya's amazing camera. I so want a full frame camera you guyz :( It makes all the difference, but SO expensive! I'm keeping an eye out for any secondhand options popping up, though. Or would I be able to get the same effect as in these shots with a Canon 450D and a particular lens? Because that would probably be cheaper. Tips much appreciated!

Hope you like the outfit, have a great week :-)

10 comments

  1. Ik ben heel benieuwd welke lipstick je hier draagt, hij is pachtig en staat jou geweldig!

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  2. I wantz your coat! aaah prachtig gewoon

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  3. That's funny, I was looking at the photos and thinking, ahh, I want my background to be so nice and blurry in my photos too! I'm not a professional or anything but I have some knowledge about photography - and yes, a full frame camera will produce beautiful photos, but I really don't think you need one (unless you're really really serious about photography. + Full frames can be heavy and, oh yes, verrrry expensive :) )
    There are a couple things you could do - you could look into mirrorless digital cameras - they are much smaller, lighter and cheaper than DSLRs - and they have a full frame sensor, or whatever it's called. A lot of professional photographers have actually exchanged their big chunky DSLR for a mirrorless, because it's so much easier to carry around and the results are comparable.


    However, I think if really what you're looking for is light sensitivity and this you-in-focus--background-blurry aesthetic, all you need is a good lens. Actually, unless, again, you're a professional, the performance of your existing camera can be improved tenfold by getting a good quality lens. Thing is, the good lenses are basically the same price as a new camera sometimes. I'd say look second-hand and look for low aperture: f1.4 or even better f1.2 - that's the thing that will create the beautiful blurry backgrounds. It's something I'm saving up for too. I know a lot of bloggers get the 50mm fixed lens because it's a great all rounder lens and if you only get one (because let's face it, who wants to lug three different lenses around), this is the one that will probably do you most service :)


    Okay, longest comment ever, bottom line, great outfit, great photos and hope this helps! :)
    xo Kat

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  4. Het is niet alleen de camera hoor ;) ik heb dit nu met mijn 50mm 1.8f geshoot, op jouw camera zou dat het effect van een 75mm geven ongeveer (dus gewoon de randen zullen wat meer geknipt zijn, maar altijd te compenseren met dichter of verder af te staan). Vooral in heel lichte/donkere of bij gebouwen is een full frame handiger. Maar wat ik jou zou aanraden is dan een goeie fixed lens kopen met een betere f-factor. Die zal ook meer blur geven omdat die lichtgevoeliger zijn. Plus een lens is een betere investering dan een camera ;) Wij zijn vooral overgeschakeld omdat de oude body héél oud was en ik serieus van fotografie meer wil maken dan een hobby. Als ik enkel hobby was zou ik eerst een betere fixed lens hebben gekocht (50mm f1.4 is nog ok qua prijs, de f1.2 is zelfs voor mij nog te duur). Een 35mm zou op jou camera het effect (ongeveer) geven van een 50mm op mijn camera :)

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  5. They funny thing is I shot this with the typical "blogger" 50mm f1.8 lens ;) it's one of my first steps towards better photo-gear that I made several years ago and I still love it, though now with my camera I'd love to buy a better one like the ones you suggested. But I have 2 other zoom-lenses which are top of the game (but oh so heavy). That's why I often prefer my little baby lens (50) to shoot outfits ;) and I so agree on the mirrorlens digital camera's, also one of the things I'd love to have myself as sometimes it's much easier to have light gear towards those huge heavy monsters haha

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  6. Oh yes, zoom lenses are cows! I only have a kit lens on my camera at the moment but I love being able to zoom in and out, even if just a little, so I'm wondering if I'll miss that when I upgrade to 50mm. My camera is a low range DSLR and I have to look for a 50mm lens that has autofocus built in because my camera doesn't - which makes the lens more expensive unfortunately :-/
    Actually, when I bought my camera my dad was trying to convince me to get a mirrorless, but a DSLR was something I'd been dreaming of for years and I really just wanted to have a "real" camera for once :) And even if it's from the lower range, I can't wait to see it perform with a "real" lens, when I finally get one ;)

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  7. Do you have a canon? The canon 50mm f1.8 already has a built in autofocus and it's quite cheap for the great quality you get. Missing the zoom depends on what your subject is, if it's for objects-people you can easily be the zoom yourself by moving further away or going closer. When I travel I use my zoom standard as I want to be more flexible in a short amount of time but I often find only using a fixed lens a nice challenge that sparks my creativity ;)

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  8. Bedankt! Deze had ik ook al voorbij zien komen op jou blog, sinds toen wil ik hem zo graag & door deze blogpost wil ik hem nog liever! :) Ik moet hem misschien toch maar eens in huis halen dan!

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  9. Hi Maya, I'm a Nikon girl myself :). There's a cheap-ish 50mm f1.4 Nikkor that I could get but that's the one without AF. The AF lens is about 3 times if not more the price, but that's the one I'm aiming for :) I can't wait to try it out, I've shot with a fix lens on an analog camera I have, it's just that I'm so used to being able to zoom on my DSLR! But yes, I really want it because like you said, it challenges you and makes you think more about the shot!

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