Valentines Day is Coming Up!

Since today is February 1st, we all need to start worrying about what we are going to wear on Valentines Day! (February 14th) I know what you are thinking! Red dresses on Valentine’s Day–how predictable! But, since red can play the role as a happy, bold, or romantic color, how could you resist?  Plus, these dresses are cute for any day. (These are what you should keep your eye out for while shopping. If you want to find out where to get one of the exact dresses, please leave a comment.)

 Diane Bon FurstenbergOkay, so it’s a little lot pricey (around $500), but a red cashmere dress in a such a flattering shape.  Can you put a price tag on that?

Old NavyOld Navy is really shaping up. Here’s something I’d actually want to wear from the discount chain.  This is also a really  subtle way to do red.

Marc JacobsSo, this isn’t a red dress, but it does boast a red sash.  That’s an easy way to get the V-day spirit, without feeling like a box of chocolates.

Modern DressThere’s nothing wrong with a little Mondrian print on Valentine’s Day, is there?

Forever 21Okay, so this isn’t red either, but coral-pink on Valentine’s Day totally works!


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  1. Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you, but you are very welcome for the advice. Many people who are enthusiastic about learning photography get trapped in a “dead end” after a few months and eventually giving up. While this does keep the priced of used gear down, more photographers makes the world a better place.

    The camera you posted is very nice, but it’s not a manual SLR. It is very modern (one of Nikon’s last) with sophisticated automatic modes and motorized winding and autofocus. It is a great camera, but it won’t force you to learn anything. It’s also expensive. What I had in mind was something more like this:|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

    Old, ugly, and fully manual. My first film camera was almost identical, and cost me $22. I like Ricoh because they made solid cameras that use Pentax lenses, but their obscurity makes them utterly worthless now to the kind of people who buy old cameras. If you want to try film, buy something like this, read the manual (they’re available online), get some film, and experiment. If you spend $50 on film, camera, and developing, you may well know more about exposure than I did after a year of digital. Also, a book like “Understanding Exposure” or another classic could be a huge help. This would be a nice intermediate phase so you can step up into a digital SLR with the knowledge to use it, and you won’t be intimidated by the manual settings.

    Where are you located? Most drug stores around here (Central PA or Philadelphia area depending on the time of year) will process 35mm color film (there are also black and white films that process as color, which are fantastic). While film is being chased out of the consumer market, it is still used (especially medium and large format) in plenty of commercial and professional applications (the camera store salesmen may or may not tell you that, because they make more money on digital).

    I don’t think buying a DSLR as a first serious camera is bad idea (this is how I did it), but I think that, if you’re interested, trying something like this could help you learn more quickly.

    Does this make sense, or am I confusing myself?

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