Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stylish Sundays: Thankful

This is what I wore for Thanksgiving this year.

Dress: Maison Jules, Tights: Hue Shoes: Old Navy Belt: Kate Spade

It was absolutely freezing outside when we took these pictures so as soon as we got a useable one I put my coat and scarf back on

Coat: Delia's, Scarf: (defunct)

Hair: Color Ion Fuchsia and Purple (Violet) I hope to be doing a post on my hair later this week if everything works out. It's not quite true to color here as the sun was setting and we didn't fuss with the settings of the camera too much.

On My Face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Koh Gen Do Face Powder, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, Maybelline's The Nudes, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Nars Blush, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, Rimmel London Eyeliner, Sonja Kashuk Dalia, Revlon Shameless

Necklace: H&M

These boots have been getting an insane amount of wear this year, but I just am absolutely obsessed with them. I hope to find another similar pair in black.

Did you have a good Thanksgiving? What did you decide to wear?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stylish Sundays: Intersections

Top: The Limted, Jeans: Aeropostale, Shoes: Old, don't know the brand but I bought them from Alloy Necklace: H&M

I wore this early last week, because I was finally feeling a bit better and wanted to be dressed and feel pretty, but I still wanted to be comfortable. This fit the bill perfectly. I don't think I've ever worn this top on the blog before, but it is one of my favorites and I always feel amazing in it. I am still really loving my hair. And upkeep has been insanely easy so I'll be doing a post on that sometime next week or the week after hopefully. I feel like I've been neglecting both my blogs so so so much recently because of how busy I am, and how sick I've been. However I'm killing it on Tumblr so if you want to follow me there you can. It's what I do late at night when I should be sleeping, but just can't.

Hair: Curled with 2 inch Conair Curling iron, color: Color Ion Brilliance Brights Fuchsia.

On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation (I'm almost out of my Nars foundations so I'm wearing this to use it up before it needs to be tossed), Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush on the apples of my cheeks and The Balm's Hot Mama from the apples to my temples, with a light brown from Maybelline's the Nudes Palette as my contour, and The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer to highlight. Eyes are the champagne color from the Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, Makeup Forever Eyeliner on my tightline and Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara because Maxwell has me addicted to it. Lipstick is Nyx Tea Rose with Lancome's Coral Rush Juicy Tube over it.

I adore this necklace I bought from H&M because I'm a really big fan of intersections and the lower letter T.

I always forget I have these shoes. Which sucks because I love them, despite the fact that they eat my heels. I bought these years ago, before the whole loafer trend started, because the Nancy Drew movie had just come out and I really like Nancy Drew. Really that says how old they are. I'm pretty sure I bought them on sale from Alloy, and I haven't shopped there in ages.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fall Layers

So I received an email from a lovely lady at Modcloth, saying they would love to see how I would layer some Modcloth pieces for Fall. And fall is my favorite thing, and the Modcloth site is seriously my guilty pleasure (only I'm not guilty about it). Especially their cardigan selection. I'm sure you all know by now I'm sweater obsessed and Modcloth has the cutest cardigans.

Since I'm sick, you're getting this post in lieu of a Stylish Sunday's post this week, but I promise to get back to my regular posting as soon as possible.

I am actually completely in love with this outfit and if it could magically appear in my closet, I would be forever grateful.

I started with the Endless Possibilities Tunic in Forest  as a base layer because I loved the color and then added the Busy Week Tunic in Black over top, because it's sheer and I love the way green looks under black. Then I would add the Adventure and Splendor Cardigan over top because it's the perfect mix of Autumn Colors and coziness for Fall.

And because I was on the site, I finished off the outfit with the Pacing Pavements Jeans, because they look so comfortable. Then I paired it with the Prancing In The Streets booties, because I love the buckles they're just so cute. And then the Alright Berry On tote and Hedgehog Pledge necklace completes the outfit for the perfect look to run around in this fall. Or ideally for me, to get coffee in and then curl up in the corner of a library somewhere, or to dinner for Thanksgiving with my family.

What are your favorite Modcloth pieces? And what's your perfect fall outfit?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Stylishly Late: Sweater

This week has been awful. First on Sunday, on my way to the store this happened

I really did almost wreck my car. While I couldn't really see because mascara burns when it's in your eye, this guy decided he's going to make a left into my lane and cut me off and I just barely managed to brake in time to not end up in his trunk. Then while I was in the grocery store someone stole my bankcard and my library card out of my purse, while I was wearing it. I don't know why they took my library card too, but they did. That really messed me up, it felt like a bigger violation, and I was pretty much a mess about the whole thing the rest of Sunday and all of Monday. And finally I've been really sick for the past couple of days and I'm going to the doctor tomorrow.

So that's why this post is so late.

Sweater: Nordstrom, Pants: H&M, Boots: H&M

I'm super excited about this sweater though. I've had it forever and I absolutely adore it. I love cable knit everything, and am still on the hunt for a perfect cream or white cable knit sweater.

On My Face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Marc Jacob The Lolita Palette, Maybelline The Nudes Palette, Makeup Forever Eyeliner, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, Revlon Cherish Kissable Balm Stain, Strawberry Fizz Victoria's Secret Lipbalm, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter

Hair: Color Ion Brights Fuchsia

Necklace: H&M

Since it's late Autumn I'll try to get as many pictures taken outside as I can, but because it gets dark earlier and it's cold, it's back to the old wooden door as my backdrop.

Side note: All November, December and January proceeds from the sale of White Wine In The Sun go to The National Autism Society. Check out the song and then maybe get a copy for yourself and for a friend, it's a beautiful song and a great cause.

What's your favorite Holiday song?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Mid-Autumn Changes

I love mid-Autumn. It's the best part of Autumn. The air is crisp, my yard is covered in leaves, and the air hangs heavy with the scent of woodsmoke. You know winter is coming, and with it all the wonderful sentimental Holidays, and snow, but it's not here yet, and everything feels exciting to me.

This Autumn has been super busy for me, and I've neglected this blog a bit. Or well a lot, and I feel guilty about that, but there's really not much that I can do about it.

Top: Ann Taylor Loft, Cardigan: American Eagle, Jeans: Gap Jeggings, Belt: Maurices, Nails: Zoya Binx

Oh yeah, and I dyed my hair purple. I've wanted to do it for a while now, but kept chickening out, but I finally impulse dyed it thanks to someone I follow on twitter posting that she dyed her hair dark purple. I'm absolutely obsessed and trying to decided what color I'm going to do next. I'm thinking either dark purple, teal or dark blue.

Necklace: H&M

On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation, Hourglass Blush, Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, Makeup Forever Eyeliner and Mascara, Sonia Kashuk Dalia Lip Crayon, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer

I plan to do a full post on how I dyed it, and my experience with the dye soon.  But these pictures are absolutely true to color. For reference now I used Color Ion Brilliance in Fuchsia

Shoes: Old Navy

Since it's November first I'm going to show you what I wore for Halloween. I originally planned to dress as Taylor Momsen this year, but it was much to cold. So I randomly threw this together, and decided I looked like a practical version of a female comic book super hero. All I needed was a utility belt. I had one person say I looked like Hit Girl (pretty sure it was just the hair) with out all the weapons. I haven't managed to watch the entire movie yet, because blood bothers me, but I want to. 

Dress: Maurices, Tights: Hue, Boots: Rebels Taos Moto Boots

That's actually the bits you can see, I'm actually wearing thermal leggings by American Apparel and another pair of Hue Tights under the black Hue Tights, and a H&M Tee Shirt Dress and a really old v-neck sweater from Forever 21 underneath the dress.

Mask: Halloween Express, Necklace: H&M, Nails: Sally Hansen Glow In The Dark Haunted House Nail Strips

On My Face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Blush, Maybelline Black Eyeshadow, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, Sonia Kashuk Dalia Lip Crayon, Revlon Shameless Matte Balm Stain, Victoria's Secret Le Femme Lipgloss

I know my hair looks way lighter here than it does in the above pictures, it's just the lighting. The top photos were taken on our DSLR, by my husband who's a photographer, with the white balance perfectly set to get as true to color as we possibly can.  These photos were taken by my Dad on my iPhone before we left to take my son Trick Or Treating because sadly my husband was/is sick. Also I have a ton of dry shampoo in my hair because when you dye your hair a funky color the less you wash it the longer the color lasts.

What were you for Halloween? Have you ever dyed your hair? and finally, What color do you think I should dye my hair next?