Floral dress

I found this bright floral BCBG dress at Coco's on the Green, for $40. It's not a silhouette I normally go for, but I instantly fell for the print and great colors.

If you are thinking these photos look a lot nicer than they normally do, it's because my Brother took them with his 85mm f1.2 lens on a full frame camera.

Certainly beautiful, but a huge monetary investment. Perhaps someday.

I've been known for making the argument that the photographer takes a great photo, and not the camera. But when a super shallow depth of field is the ascetic you crave, it's hard to ignore the beautiful bokeh 4k will get you.

What do you think? Does your camera make your photos better?

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The Rundown
Dress BCBGMAXAZRIA via Coco's
Pumps Seychelles similar
 Green Clutch Avon
Bracelet Vince Camuto via TJMaxx
Green Onyx Ring c/o RedEnvelope

39 comments

  1. these photos are great...and i ADORE your outfit!
    i think a lot of it has to do with the photographer...but the camera sure does help!!! :)

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  2. I really love that print on you - it was a good find. And I've been thinking it's time to invest in a new camera. Mine's served me well but I want to upgrade!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. The dress is so complementing on you. Love the wavy hair and nude shoes.

    Saumya

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  4. LOVE that dress!! And the photos came out amazing!
    I definitely think the camera helps a lot. When I take my own photos I like them but yours just look so much crisper.
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  5. The dress is so flattering on you! The print is beautiful as well.

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  6. I am glad you branched out to this silhouette because you look GORGEOUS in this dress Lydia! And yes, the photos are even better than the great quality they usually are! Having just got a new camera myself, I totally see the difference in my photos! I've even had people ask if I got a new camera because my photos are so much better!

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  7. My camera sucks. I wish I could invest in a nice one, but not right now.

    These are beautiful photos and I love this dress! Heather

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  8. I love this dress! And the pictures look SO good! I am itching to buy myself a new lens...

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  9. Great colors!! And I love that you accessorized with elegant nude shoes and that bright clutch...perfect!
    And....yyyyyeah....I get really down on my blogging abilities a lot, because my only camera is the one on my cell phone. +sigh+ So you're lightyears ahead of me!

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  10. I adore this dress on you!! It's beautiful.

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  11. You look great! I am loving your floral dress, so cute!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  12. It's a fabulous dress Lydia! I love your green clutch. An expensive camera always helps, but it's also the one behind the lens that makes it happen.

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  13. Gorgeous dress! And I love your green clutch! :)

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  14. This dress is gorgeous! It reminds me of my garden in spring with all the purple crocuses.

    Fabulous photos. I need a camera because so far my daughter uses her DSLR. Currently I am checking options and prices.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  15. Such a pretty floral dress! I love it with the green clutch. You look beautiful.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. love the colors, the purple suits you so well!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  17. What a great find - I love this dress! And the photos look amazing :)

    elle [wonderfelle world]

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  18. actually the depth makes me dizzy, but I like your pretty dress and your green bag of course!

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  19. Love that dress - and your pics are fantastic! I think a good photographer makes a great photo, but superior equipment really helps. Argh, you are making me think about upgrading to a DSLR again!

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  20. i love the print of that dress! you look beautiful!

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  21. man, $4K does make a difference...my $100 lens just can't compete that that kind of blurring! that being said, you look gorgeous in these pictures no matter what lens was used :)

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  22. I LOVE that dress! And it looks great on you!! :)

    Cait
    petitechronicles.blogspot.com

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  23. What a lovely floral dress and the green bag is just perfect

    Glamupyourlifestyle.blogspot.de

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  24. The pictures are pretty great but wow what a pricey lens!

    Great deal and I voted for you again!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  25. You look gorgeous! I love the green clutch! And, yes these photos are simply stunning! Happy Friday! xx/Madison

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  26. That dress is so nice and I like that colors. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  27. Fantastic, Lydia. I can smell the flowers on you.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  28. These photos are gorgeous! I think a camera can have an impact on photos for sure, but a camera is only as good as the person using it... There is no way that I could pick up your brother's camera (or the one my husband uses for my photos, for that matter) and take beautiful photos with it :)

    Speaking of beautiful things, what a dress! The silhouette is unusual but I think it suits you really well and the colour palette is perfect for your skintone. You find the most amazing pieces at Coco's!
    xox,
    Cee

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  29. Wow you look stunning! These colors are so beautiful on you and I love the way that clutch just POPS!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  30. Such a pretty dress, and I LOVE that gorgeous green clutch!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  31. That dress is beautiful! Love the colors and floral is so pretty! Great fit on you!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  32. Wow, you are stunning! These colors are so lovely together!

    Blessings!
    Star
    http://www.beautyandbows.com/

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  33. To be honest, I see no difference whatsoever in these pictures and yours... both are fab- now I DO SEE A HUGE difference between my pictures and yours :)
    The dress is fierce! i absolutely love it. I checked Cocos on the Green FB pge but see they don't sell on line :(

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  34. The pop of colors!

    zuleyb.blogspot.com

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  35. These photos are gorgeous! I've been wanting to invest in a better lens, but my budget absolutely won't allow for it right now - bummer.

    2ndhand Knowledge: A Style Blog

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  36. You look great! I love the dress on you. very ladylike and playful!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  37. I absolutely LOVE the color combo <3
    http://statementbaubles.com

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