Monday, December 15, 2014

Cheer

It's lovely to be home! Chicago is about as muddy and gray as I might have expected this time of year, but it is mine and it is home.
I forgot my travel tripod and, um, a reasonable variety of clothes. Luckily I managed to throw in all the pieces necessary for what has become my go-to outfit: Schlebby, but in sort of a hip way.
And it's always good to be reunited with my boots! I was raised in the burbs and have never ridden a horse, but they make me feel like I could. (This is probably not a realistic expectation.)
\
My sunglasses are mathematical.

Top, boots: Thrifted @ Savers
Leggings, necklace: Amazon
Sunnies: ModCloth








Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ModCloth Reviews!

I recently used the last of my store credit on ModCloth's black Friday sale. Man, I love free stuff. Have some reviews.

$9.99


Iconic and bizarrely well made considering the price? This is of course based on one day together. Here's to many more. I'm gonna have a lot of fun in these

I paid $34.99, now it's $48.99

I've been unabashedly lusting after this Nicolette Mason for ModCloth skirt, and now it's mine. Every bit as beautiful and satisfying as I imagined, the skirt does have a few...errors? I took it out of the bag and the button just sorta...fell off in my hand. That's an easy fix. The fact that one pocket's opening is about an inch wider than the other is a shade more peculiar. But I love it all the same! Lovely fabric, really well made overall and fully lined. And it has some serious twirl! I oughta take a video some day in the future, when I've emerged from the ashes of this semester.

I paid $24.99, currently $49.99
I LOVE THEM. I've been needing a pair of slightly respectable shoes for those slightly respectable occasions that come up. These fit the bill, but are lovely for work and play, you dig? They're really quite comfortable, too. I'm not good at heels, but I have no trouble walking in these.

I paid $29.99, currently $59.99
I adore these jeans even if the pockets do sit on sort of a weird place on my butt. They're sorta thin, though? $60 is definitely a bit much. Wait until they're on sale. And beg ModCloth to try and bring these out in short length! I'd be all over that.

I also got another pair of sunnies with silly flowers for $9.99, but mysteriously forgot to photograph them. Very cute, though the flowers are a little more cotton candy colored than I expected.

Happy trails in deal hunting! I'm a little bummed that my store credit's gone. What do they expect me to do, spend my own money??? Preposterous. 







Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Lipstick Magic

Does anyone else directly draw their power from lipstick? People are constantly trying to sell me on their no-smear, no-transfer, matte-look lipstain favs. They’re nice and all, but they just don’t do it for me. My magic settles in my highly pigmented, all-too-smeary lip paint.
Rest assured: I’m a dork. My friends would be happy to share with you all the unlikely places I’ve managed to smear lipstick. I’m not above getting it on my teeth. My coffee mugs and water bottles always have red and purple blots around the rim. Yet I persist. What’s up with that?
Whatever. Here are some of my tried-and-true favorites: Guaranteed to terrify men and, need be, mark your territory.





I'M TERRIFIED THAT THIS LINE IS BEING DISCONTINUED, REFORMULATED AND REBRANDED WITH COLORS I NO LONGER LIKE. Um, I'm overreacting, but you need to understand that I'm in a long term relationship with these things. I have a million colors. I think I'm most noted for Hot Passion, seen below, which I can't even find online. Get them while you can lest the good stuff disappears! I've never been to a drugstore that didn't carry them. Great coverage, super matte, long wear, never dry out your lips, totally gets on everything.




You can get these at Target for like $4. The creme ones are more matte. The shine ones are sorta sheer and not all that shiny. I dig em, but they're not always super pigmented. Some people like that.
This is the only picture I could find that I'm sure features the stuff. Color is "Love That Pink,"

I love how light these are on my lips. They make me feel like a cool witch, but I don't have to commit to the heaviness of most dark lippies.
I've never seen these in-store anywhere other than CVS. That's a bummer. You can order them online though!

I believe this color is called "Chic Red."


These can get a little chalky and need to be reapplied often, but they offer colors on the cheap like no one else. Besides, it's nothing chapstick can't fix. Another one that's weirdly difficult to find in drugstores! CVS usually has it, except when it mysteriously doesn't.
My favorite color is Sangria:

Lipsticks I fundamentally do not recommend:
New York Color (bleh)
Urban Decay, at least last I checked (looks different on your mouth than in the tube and comes off immediately)
Ulta's house brand (really really hit or miss)
Graftobian (Comes off if you breath basically)

Which are your favorites?

(Hey! None of these posts are sponsored! The opinions are my own! Walgreens is not likely to pay me for linking to them any time soon. You're safe.)




Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rabbiting


I haven't had much the time or the energy for pretty dresses lately. It's been hurting my tacky little heart. But yesterday my 3-pack of opaque black tights arrived in the mail (I've gone all semester without a single pair of black tights and I don't understand how I survived), so today I grabbed my bunny print dress I bought last winter from eShakti. It was satisfying.
It is, of course, November, and unseasonably wintry at that. So these pictures are distinctly dark and frigid. I'm not sure I recommend light cotton dresses this time of year.
Dress: eShakti
Tights: No Nonsense via Amazon
Shoes: ModCloth
Jacket: Thrifted @ NoHo Hospice










Friday, November 7, 2014

Hello November

November has arrived! With it, I am feeling cold and blowzy. I must be some sort of weather empath.
This semester is...a lot. I'm having fun. It's a joy to engage this mind of mine. But I never have time to take pictures of my outfits anymore. I look about the same way everyday anyway: Cute, but a bit frayed at the edges and more than a little manic.
I nabbed this jacket at my beloved NoHo Hospice. Being the owner of two vintage-y denim jackets feels kind of silly, but the venerable old hand-me-down jacket I've been wearing these many years is literally fraying at the seams. It needs some real TLC. In the meantime, this was a good $5 investment. The lady who checked me out examined it carefully and told me I had a good eye, to which I could only reply, embarrassed. "I've had, uh, lots of practice."
Oh! To be as bright at this little leaf--that I might fade so loudly.

Shirt, skirt: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Tights: Target
Sweater: Forever 21
Mocs: Minnetonka
Earrings: A garage-saled gift!






Friday, October 31, 2014

A Smart, Strong, Sensual Woman

I'm no hero. I put my bra on one boob at a time, just like everyone else.

Happy Halloween! I threw together a Tina Belcher costume. Bob's Burgers is a good show for a lot of reasons, but Tina Belcher is my everything.

Considering I bought all this stuff last minute on Amazon, I'm surprisingly into this! The wig is atrocious and I couldn't find an actual yellow hair clip, but I am otherwise very satisfied. 
My prop was the best part:
Tina practices grabbing butts. Hey, it might come up.
Neither the socks not the shoes are strictly accurate, but I like the effect.
Man, I really tried with the wig. It was like $8, but even if it wasn't quite as bad as expected, it's still, um, awful. I trimmed it in the back, making it a little less mullet-y, but I could really only do so much.

The shirt, shoes, socks, wig, and glasses came from Amazon. I thrifted the skirt ages ago. Notebook courtesy of my roommate, who tells me she will gladly use it as a lab notebook in the future. Good.








Saturday, October 18, 2014

Laundry Day

I have never needed to finish my laundry as much in my life as I did this morning. I think I pulled the last cute outfit out of my drawers.
The shirt is a weird polyester nightmare--so, you know, a favorite. But it's strange an ill-fitting, so I wear it seldom. Perfect with this cute little shirt I picked up at Savers, though! Um, emphasis on little. It's a Gap large, and is definitely confused by my hips. Oh well.
I blinked for like every photograph today. Also posed like a maniac? But I decided to just roll with it.

Top: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Skirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Earrings: Theater Dept. sale





Monday, December 15, 2014

Cheer

It's lovely to be home! Chicago is about as muddy and gray as I might have expected this time of year, but it is mine and it is home.
I forgot my travel tripod and, um, a reasonable variety of clothes. Luckily I managed to throw in all the pieces necessary for what has become my go-to outfit: Schlebby, but in sort of a hip way.
And it's always good to be reunited with my boots! I was raised in the burbs and have never ridden a horse, but they make me feel like I could. (This is probably not a realistic expectation.)
\
My sunglasses are mathematical.

Top, boots: Thrifted @ Savers
Leggings, necklace: Amazon
Sunnies: ModCloth








Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ModCloth Reviews!

I recently used the last of my store credit on ModCloth's black Friday sale. Man, I love free stuff. Have some reviews.

$9.99


Iconic and bizarrely well made considering the price? This is of course based on one day together. Here's to many more. I'm gonna have a lot of fun in these

I paid $34.99, now it's $48.99

I've been unabashedly lusting after this Nicolette Mason for ModCloth skirt, and now it's mine. Every bit as beautiful and satisfying as I imagined, the skirt does have a few...errors? I took it out of the bag and the button just sorta...fell off in my hand. That's an easy fix. The fact that one pocket's opening is about an inch wider than the other is a shade more peculiar. But I love it all the same! Lovely fabric, really well made overall and fully lined. And it has some serious twirl! I oughta take a video some day in the future, when I've emerged from the ashes of this semester.

I paid $24.99, currently $49.99
I LOVE THEM. I've been needing a pair of slightly respectable shoes for those slightly respectable occasions that come up. These fit the bill, but are lovely for work and play, you dig? They're really quite comfortable, too. I'm not good at heels, but I have no trouble walking in these.

I paid $29.99, currently $59.99
I adore these jeans even if the pockets do sit on sort of a weird place on my butt. They're sorta thin, though? $60 is definitely a bit much. Wait until they're on sale. And beg ModCloth to try and bring these out in short length! I'd be all over that.

I also got another pair of sunnies with silly flowers for $9.99, but mysteriously forgot to photograph them. Very cute, though the flowers are a little more cotton candy colored than I expected.

Happy trails in deal hunting! I'm a little bummed that my store credit's gone. What do they expect me to do, spend my own money??? Preposterous. 







Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Lipstick Magic

Does anyone else directly draw their power from lipstick? People are constantly trying to sell me on their no-smear, no-transfer, matte-look lipstain favs. They’re nice and all, but they just don’t do it for me. My magic settles in my highly pigmented, all-too-smeary lip paint.
Rest assured: I’m a dork. My friends would be happy to share with you all the unlikely places I’ve managed to smear lipstick. I’m not above getting it on my teeth. My coffee mugs and water bottles always have red and purple blots around the rim. Yet I persist. What’s up with that?
Whatever. Here are some of my tried-and-true favorites: Guaranteed to terrify men and, need be, mark your territory.





I'M TERRIFIED THAT THIS LINE IS BEING DISCONTINUED, REFORMULATED AND REBRANDED WITH COLORS I NO LONGER LIKE. Um, I'm overreacting, but you need to understand that I'm in a long term relationship with these things. I have a million colors. I think I'm most noted for Hot Passion, seen below, which I can't even find online. Get them while you can lest the good stuff disappears! I've never been to a drugstore that didn't carry them. Great coverage, super matte, long wear, never dry out your lips, totally gets on everything.




You can get these at Target for like $4. The creme ones are more matte. The shine ones are sorta sheer and not all that shiny. I dig em, but they're not always super pigmented. Some people like that.
This is the only picture I could find that I'm sure features the stuff. Color is "Love That Pink,"

I love how light these are on my lips. They make me feel like a cool witch, but I don't have to commit to the heaviness of most dark lippies.
I've never seen these in-store anywhere other than CVS. That's a bummer. You can order them online though!

I believe this color is called "Chic Red."


These can get a little chalky and need to be reapplied often, but they offer colors on the cheap like no one else. Besides, it's nothing chapstick can't fix. Another one that's weirdly difficult to find in drugstores! CVS usually has it, except when it mysteriously doesn't.
My favorite color is Sangria:

Lipsticks I fundamentally do not recommend:
New York Color (bleh)
Urban Decay, at least last I checked (looks different on your mouth than in the tube and comes off immediately)
Ulta's house brand (really really hit or miss)
Graftobian (Comes off if you breath basically)

Which are your favorites?

(Hey! None of these posts are sponsored! The opinions are my own! Walgreens is not likely to pay me for linking to them any time soon. You're safe.)




Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rabbiting


I haven't had much the time or the energy for pretty dresses lately. It's been hurting my tacky little heart. But yesterday my 3-pack of opaque black tights arrived in the mail (I've gone all semester without a single pair of black tights and I don't understand how I survived), so today I grabbed my bunny print dress I bought last winter from eShakti. It was satisfying.
It is, of course, November, and unseasonably wintry at that. So these pictures are distinctly dark and frigid. I'm not sure I recommend light cotton dresses this time of year.
Dress: eShakti
Tights: No Nonsense via Amazon
Shoes: ModCloth
Jacket: Thrifted @ NoHo Hospice










Friday, November 7, 2014

Hello November

November has arrived! With it, I am feeling cold and blowzy. I must be some sort of weather empath.
This semester is...a lot. I'm having fun. It's a joy to engage this mind of mine. But I never have time to take pictures of my outfits anymore. I look about the same way everyday anyway: Cute, but a bit frayed at the edges and more than a little manic.
I nabbed this jacket at my beloved NoHo Hospice. Being the owner of two vintage-y denim jackets feels kind of silly, but the venerable old hand-me-down jacket I've been wearing these many years is literally fraying at the seams. It needs some real TLC. In the meantime, this was a good $5 investment. The lady who checked me out examined it carefully and told me I had a good eye, to which I could only reply, embarrassed. "I've had, uh, lots of practice."
Oh! To be as bright at this little leaf--that I might fade so loudly.

Shirt, skirt: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Tights: Target
Sweater: Forever 21
Mocs: Minnetonka
Earrings: A garage-saled gift!






Friday, October 31, 2014

A Smart, Strong, Sensual Woman

I'm no hero. I put my bra on one boob at a time, just like everyone else.

Happy Halloween! I threw together a Tina Belcher costume. Bob's Burgers is a good show for a lot of reasons, but Tina Belcher is my everything.

Considering I bought all this stuff last minute on Amazon, I'm surprisingly into this! The wig is atrocious and I couldn't find an actual yellow hair clip, but I am otherwise very satisfied. 
My prop was the best part:
Tina practices grabbing butts. Hey, it might come up.
Neither the socks not the shoes are strictly accurate, but I like the effect.
Man, I really tried with the wig. It was like $8, but even if it wasn't quite as bad as expected, it's still, um, awful. I trimmed it in the back, making it a little less mullet-y, but I could really only do so much.

The shirt, shoes, socks, wig, and glasses came from Amazon. I thrifted the skirt ages ago. Notebook courtesy of my roommate, who tells me she will gladly use it as a lab notebook in the future. Good.








Saturday, October 18, 2014

Laundry Day

I have never needed to finish my laundry as much in my life as I did this morning. I think I pulled the last cute outfit out of my drawers.
The shirt is a weird polyester nightmare--so, you know, a favorite. But it's strange an ill-fitting, so I wear it seldom. Perfect with this cute little shirt I picked up at Savers, though! Um, emphasis on little. It's a Gap large, and is definitely confused by my hips. Oh well.
I blinked for like every photograph today. Also posed like a maniac? But I decided to just roll with it.

Top: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Skirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Earrings: Theater Dept. sale





 
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