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Monday, September 29, 2014

Digital Dress-Up // Fall Kitsch

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Something about kitschy sweaters makes me yearn for cooler weather. Thankfully, it's now officially fall, and it's just about time to whip my kitsch back and forth out of my closet. I look forward to this moment all summer long. In the past (and out of utter defiance of the weather), I've tried wearing my beloved sweaters during the summer, rolling the sleeves up as high as I could to look like a normal person while outdoors in hot weather. Too bad that didn't work out because although I looked put together, my body was cursing me for not making a more practical clothing choice. Since then, I leave my sweaters for the cooler days, and as clothing-makers intended, I enjoy them more that way.

What are you most looking forward to wearing this fall?

* MAC So Chaud

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Weekend Round-Up

- I've been using this 1940's-inspired hair tutorial lately, and I'm absolutely loving it. It's so easy!

- I recently came across these hilarious comics by Stupidoomdoodles featuring Vegeta and Goku as mermen. This creative Little Mermaid/Dragon Ball Z crossover is hitting me right in my sweet spot (and my funny bone).

- I recently bought this darling heart-printed trench coat from Sheinside, and I'm really looking forward to the cool, autumn weather so I can wear it.

- Every mama needs this wonderful reminder, and we need it often.

- This comic by Poorly Drawn Lines had me in stitches.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! We'll be celebrating Odette's third birthday party tomorrow here at our house. What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday, September 26, 2014

My Beauty Must-Haves

- photo from my Instagram

1. Skin79 Super + BB Cream - Before discovering this BB cream, I used regular, store-bought foundation. I wasn't a huge fan of any of the ones I'd tried; they were either too heavy and clogged my pores horribly or they were too sheer and didn't do a very job good of covering up my acne scars. I read about this BB cream on a beauty blog a while ago and decided to bite the bullet and give it a try. I'm so glad I did. I haven't looked back since I started using it. It conceals my imperfections while evening my skin tone. It does, however, only come in one color, so if you're looking for something darker, this BB cream is not for you. But do check out Skin79's website and do some research if you're interested in the brand! They released a darker one not too long ago. I buy mine from a reputable eBay seller who sells the authentic brand right here in the USA. Have a look!

2. MAC matte lipstick in Chili - This is the perfect vintage red. It's that brick-red color with just a touch of orange that sends you flying back several decades. It's quickly becoming my favorite red lipstick.

3. MAC matte lipstick in Russian Red - This is the perfect pin-up red. Bright, blue-based, and perfectly gorgeous. I reach for this and Chili a majority of the time.

4. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - I have used this for a few years now, and I've really been pleased with the results. I'm not crazy about the brush it comes with, however, so I use e.l.f.'s angled eyeliner brush. Perfect combo!

5. NYX blush in Rose Garden - NYX's powder blushes are probably my favorite blushes right now; they're inexpensive, and they come in a variety of colors. Rose Garden is my favorite because it's the perfect compliment to my blue-based red and pink lipsticks. Plus, there's a touch of gold shimmer in the blush, and it's absolutely gorgeous!

What are some of your beauty favorites at the moment?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wishlist // September 2014

1. 1950's coat - It doesn't have to be this one, although, owning this beauty would be lovely. But I'm on the hunt for a heavy vintage coat or two like this one because winters are way too cold for my liking, and jackets just don't do it for me.

2. Purr-fect Pallette Top - I love the colors and the detailing on this top. Plus, it has cats on it -- my weakness.

3. Memorable Moves Heel in Rouge - I this style of shoe. It reminds me so much of the 1920's, and I need a good, red heel in my closet.

4. Terracotta Button Coaster Set - I saw these earlier this month, and I can't get over how adorable they are. They make want to redecorate my entire living room (which is what I want to do anyway).

5. Bow Front Floral Embellished Dress - I love bows, and I love florals. Combine them both, and I'm butter.

6. It's a Done Meal Kitchen Timer - Our oven has a timer on it, as does our microwave, but who needs those when you have this cute, little guy?

7. Gold Metallic Twist Scarf - I'm hoping to sport this adorable scarf for Christmas this year. Also, I realize I'm thinking way, way ahead, and I'm not sorry for it.

Have a great Tuesday, everyone!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What I Wore // Arendelle

Outfit Details:

Floral embroidered yoke dress // eShakti
Late Night Glitter heels // Seychelles Footwear
Felt bow // DIY
Glasses // eBay
Lipstick // MAC MAC Red

I know that, for most people, Frozen is officially played out. The phrase "let it go" will never be the same again, and gone are the days when you could ask someone to join you in building a snowman without feeling like you have to sing the question. But regardless, I'm still a huge fan of the film, and I definitely bought this dress because it reminded me of Anna and Elsa.

Fashion-speaking, I think I'd fit right in in Arendelle, but like Anna, I don't do cold, and I'd probably stay indoors next to a fireplace as much as possible. Hans can join me if he wants to. Just saying.