nautical skirt

One of my birthday presents was a brand new lens -- I'm well on my way to becoming a real fashion blogger with my 50mm f/1.8 lens, haha. Now all I need is the photographer boyfriend and I'm all set! But to be serious, it really is the quintessential portrait lens, everything comes out gorgeous and dreamy, it's kind of easy to pretend that I live in some sort of fairytale for a few minutes each day.

Seamless topic change... I made this skirt! It's probably my absolute proudest achievement to date (oh god, I lead such an exciting life, don't I?) -- I ordered the fabric off Etsy and the moment it arrived I spent the rest of the day feverishly sewing it together. I don't own a sewing machine so I did everything by hand -- it took a dozen hours and was truly a labor of love, but I'm ecstatic with the way it turned out; it fits perfectly and is exactly the kind of thing I want to wear all the time. These pictures were taken about three weeks ago, and I've probably worn this skirt about half a dozen times already.

I still don't have internet at my house yet, so updating might be a bit sporadic, but there are many more posts on the way!

Modcloth top
Topshop belt
handmade skirt
Nine West shoes