Outfit Details: vintage dress - Beacon's Closet petticoat (I know, I know) - ebay years ago Seychelles Blimey shoes - courtesy of Seychelles. I've been wearing these nonstop for two reasons: I only packed three pairs of shoes and they are really, really comfy. ring - vintage 1930s, gift from my mom and stepdad and it matches the necklace they bought for my birthday! I loooove it.
Makeup Details: Photofinish (all over, primer) - Smashbox Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over) - MAC Refined Mineralize Skinfinish (cheeks) - MAC, gift from Amanda Cheekie cheek and lip shine in bette (lips) - Julie Hewett Bare Canvas paint (eyes) - MAC Blacktrack fluidline (eyes)- MAC Mascara - gift from Tessa
I wore this dress for Christmas, which was a slightly inappropriate choice for the weather and dress code. I can't help it; I like to dress up - especially for the holidays, when everything formal seems a little more acceptable. My Aunt Nikki and I found this dress while shopping at Beacon's Closet (naturally) and we both knew it was meant to be. When it fit me perfectly, I knew it had to be my Christmas dress.
New Year's, however...what will I wear for that? I didn't pack nearly enough clothing, so I'm reduced to making my outfits for the weekend. I don't know if I have the time to make a dress for tomorrow night but I guess I'll figure it out as I go along. I bought a couple of dresses for consideration. We'll see what I end up wearing.
What are your new year's resolutions? I haven't narrowed mine down yet (I tend to go overboard) but Jeremy sent me a nifty little link that I think you all might enjoy.
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I had Andrew Bird stuck in my head all day. Every time I wear a pretty dress like this, I think of my life being set to an Andrew Bird soundtrack.
Outfit Details: vintage 50s dress - Beacon's Closet petticoat - I've had this for years and years tights - target Seychelles Blimey shoes - courtesy of Seychelles vintage 50s sweater - gift from my mom
Makeup details: Mineralize skinfinish natural in light - MAC brow pencil because I keep forgetting to order a 266se - hate Petticoat skinfinish - MAC Film Noir lipstick - courtesy of Julie Hewett (who were kind enough to send me some new products after I blogged about how much I love my new HG, the cheekie lip and cheek shine) Blacktrack fluidline - MAC
I hope you all understand the lapses in my blogging; I've been spending time with family and friends and have stayed away from the internet almost entirely. In fact, I should probably check my gmail before it gets out of control (probably too late). It's easy to lose track of the internet world when you're catching up with people you love.
A lot of you have been asking for a hair tutorial and I promise, promise, promise that it will come soon. Also, I've had a lot of makeup inquiries, so I'll do my best to list my makeup more often. If you ever have any questions, it's easiest for me to respond through twitter or facebook - I don't always get around to checking older comments on here and I don't want any questions to go unanswered!
Outfit details: Keiko Lynn dress: courtesy of Modcloth 50s sweater: gift from my mom tights: H&M shoes: thrifted
The day after I left New York, it snowed (and snowed and snowed). Meanwhile in Florida, I arrived to 80 degree weather with heavy rainfall and flash floods. It has since cooled down a bit and the sun is out, so a lightweight sweater and a pair of tights is all I need to stay warm. It's a nice change of pace from the coats and gloves of New York winter but I do wish Santa would bring some snow to Florida for Christmas. It would certainly make things a little brighter.
Today's giveaway is courtesy of Violetville Vintage, who is offering one of my lucky readers a $50 credit to their online shop. Violetville Vintage specializes in Mid-Century fashion and has an amazing collection. It's where my dress is from!
This vintage purse's coin bag still had a bunch of coins and tickets from 1965 and before (all the way back to the 40s wheat pennies). It made me so excited! I'm keeping them in there.
Outfit Details: brocade and chiffon vintage dress with matching belt: courtesy of Violetville Vintage petticoat (not visible): ebay vintage purse: courtesy of Violetville Vintage shoes: Beacon's Closet "I hold the key to my own heart" necklace: courtesy of KDikio Vintage not pictured: maroon velvet coat (I'm not crazy; I did wear a coat...it just covered the whole dress)
After several days of being pampered by my sunshine Bobby boyfriend (homemade soups!), I'm finally starting to feel a little less dead to the world. I took the opportunity to ham it up in a holiday dress, complete with a petticoat underneath. We made up for the lack of outfit posts by taking several million pictures, as you can see. I'm proud of myself for actually getting dressed and going out into the world for a few minutes! I had to get into the holiday spirit before my Florida departure, since I'm about to go from cool winter weather to the mid-eighties of Broward county. We went to see the tree at Rockefeller, had some good soup and then headed back to the apartment, where I am currently pretending to pack my luggage.
While our brief excursion did work somewhat, I'm feeling pretty down. Bobby isn't going home for Christmas (he couldn't get out of work) and I hate leaving him here. I hate the idea of him being alone on Christmas and New Year's Eve, even though he doesn't seem to mind it very much. Maybe he's just trying to keep me from getting upset (not working).
Will someone please keep my boyfriend company on Christmas? Preferably someone who isn't going to try and make the moves on him? ;)