Monday, September 22, 2014

Makeup Monday: Two Toned Lips and Tips

Kat Von D "Adora" metallic red lipstick on top, Lullabye glittery magenta lipstick on the bottom. Rings: Mejuri guardian eye ring, Catbird ampersand, arrow from local boutique, last one from Artists + Fleas.

I got a gel manicure for my Tokyo trip, and just for fun, decided to match my lips to them. Red and pink is one of my favorite color combinations. To those who wonder how well this wears: I'll admit that it can be a pain in the butt to keep the colors separate. If you press your lips together, they'll inevitably blend a little, creating more of an ombré effect than a stark contrast - but both are pretty!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Have a great weekend!

Photo of me and Kimbly, taken from my instagram.

This past week was great for so many reasons, but the main one would have to be that I got to spend some quality time with my best friend. She lives on the opposite side of the country, which makes our hang time all too limited. But luckily, since I'll be seeing her in November, we didn't have to have the sad goodbye. Plus, tomorrow morning, Bobby and I will be on our way to Tokyo! I can't believe it's really happening. I'm so excited! I'll still be posting regularly, but in the meantime, here are some links I've been clicking on:

- Central Perk is open until October 18th, so any Friends fanatics (ahem, Christine) out there need to get over to Lafayette and Broome St, before it closes.

- Stila brought out the brights for Trina Turk.

- I treated myself to these bow shoes (predictable) and this cat bag (even more predictable). FYI, the shoes seem to run a tad large; I think I have to exchange for a smaller size. P.S. This ice cream bag has Kimbly written all over it.

- I know I'm late to the game, but Kim introduced me to Stay Home Club and now I want everything.

- We recently had dinner at Cherry and now, I can't stop craving their sushi. I highly recommend it!

- I watch this gif whenever I need a laugh.

- If celebrities were cocktails, with Bobby! I'm with Swifty. Gingerale, straight up.

- This rad lady photographs shelter dogs in her handmade, fresh flower crowns to help get them adopted. Check out her #rosesandrescues hashtag to see some of the pups.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Transitions

Outfit details:
Imogene + Willie hat
Eileen Fisher maxi cardigan (c/o)
old J.Crew striped shirt
thrifted skirt (similar style, also lots of options on Etsy)
Flogg platform sandals (on sale 60% off, also available in taupe)
ASOS quilted cat cross body bag
Karen Walker "Anytime" sunglasses

I took these photos right before Flores colored my hair, and even though it was merely a halfway point to its current state of blue/green, I really enjoyed having the lighter color. Ever since I stopped coloring my hair all the colors of the Manic Panic rainbow (which was over ten years ago), I've gone as dark as possible. I've tried every color under the sun - except blonde - but I feel most like myself when my hair is either black or a very dark brown. I'm having fun with the blue, but when I'm over it, I might try going back to this lighter shade. We'll see. 

I've been wearing this skirt a lot, lately; it's the perfect transitional piece. I recently found it at a Florida thrift store, and since this type of skirt was popular in the 90s, I highly recommend checking your local thrift stores, Etsy, and Ebay for similar ones. You're sure to find something! I almost didn't buy this one, which seems crazy when you consider the fact that it literally cost me $2 and I've already worn it four or five times.  I just didn't feel like trying it on, and wasn't sure it would fit. Have I ever mentioned that I hate trying things on? Either way, I just outed myself as the laziest shopper in all of existence. The end.