Saturday, January 24, 2015

Feeling Degas

I wore this to class, then to thrifting, then to a crafting party! Quite a day.
I'd forgotten how much I like this skirt! I'd happily buy another Asos Curve skater skirt in another color if I could find one as cheap as this was. They are pretty and appreciably foofy-twirly without anything underneath them, which I deeply appreciate. Alas, they're not listed anymore! Maybe they'll come back one day. I loved the teal one. Paired here with this wide neckline, I spent the whole day feeling slightly like a ballerina.
I initially put these glasses on as a joke. Then they just sort of...never left my face.

Dress: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Skirt: Asos Curve
Shoes: ModCloth
Fakie glasses: Amazon




Friday, January 2, 2015

We twa hae run about the braes

It is January 2nd, 2015.
Dang.
It was a year. Full of victories and disappointments alike, full of miseries and great joys. What more could I ask for?
And I looked great. Below are some of my favorites.

Here's to 2015!












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










Saturday, January 24, 2015

Feeling Degas

I wore this to class, then to thrifting, then to a crafting party! Quite a day.
I'd forgotten how much I like this skirt! I'd happily buy another Asos Curve skater skirt in another color if I could find one as cheap as this was. They are pretty and appreciably foofy-twirly without anything underneath them, which I deeply appreciate. Alas, they're not listed anymore! Maybe they'll come back one day. I loved the teal one. Paired here with this wide neckline, I spent the whole day feeling slightly like a ballerina.
I initially put these glasses on as a joke. Then they just sort of...never left my face.

Dress: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Skirt: Asos Curve
Shoes: ModCloth
Fakie glasses: Amazon




Friday, January 2, 2015

We twa hae run about the braes

It is January 2nd, 2015.
Dang.
It was a year. Full of victories and disappointments alike, full of miseries and great joys. What more could I ask for?
And I looked great. Below are some of my favorites.

Here's to 2015!












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










 
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