I did some serious colorblocking this past weekend. (I know, I’m late to the trend. Also that word might be used waaaaay too much.)
The silk top and pink shorts were thrifted and worn together at the suggestion of Elisa. She’s a genius. The earrings were purchased at Canton First Monday Trade Days and the shoes are DSW. The two-headed lizard bracelet is from ShoptheLook.net. How great is it?! I’m obsessed.
I visited friends in Boston and we went to see the Chihuly exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. He’s the guy who makes glass stuff like this:
He wears an eyepatch. Also, I made this face:
Note: that sculpture is not a Chihuly.
This past weekend I saw the musical 9 to 5 based on the movie of the same name. Dolly Parton (a woman whose musical talent is even bigger than her breasts or her hair) wrote 17 new songs for the production. 17 songs! That lady is impressive.
I wore a thrifted sequin top, my favorite GAP skinnies, eBayed clip-on earrings, and fake eyelashes. Note the Dynasty inspired pose.
The shoes were a DSW find. Here’s a close-up of the fake eyelashes:
These specific eyelashes are from MAC, but I’ve also bought some great ones at Forever 21 and the drugstore. I swear by Lash Grip Eyelash Adhesive for attaching them. It dries very clear and stays put. I’ve found it’s best to let the glue get a little tacky on the eyelash strip before you stick it to your lash line. And be very patient. Once the lashes are attached, I like to coat both my real and false lashes with mascara. You know, for added realism.
I love lipstick. A lot. It’s a really easy way to change the vibe of an entire outfit. I can swipe some on with jeans and a t-shirt* and suddenly, I’m dressed. (*and by jeans and a t-shirt, I mean a bathrobe. I’m classy.)
Also, buying lipstick is super fun. You get to try on a ton of different colors and make kissy faces at yourself in a mirror in public. And purchasing makeup is a great way to get complete strangers (who want to sell you something) to tell you you’re pretty.
Something about wearing lipstick is also very satisfying. It leaves pretty, feminine lip marks on your glasses, straws, and make out partners. You always have an excuse to pull out a compact and check it, so you can use your mirror to check out the people sitting at the table behind you while being discreet. And reapplying it is enjoyable. I love putting on makeup. I also love options. You can carry more than one lipstick and change them halfway though the night. That’s a lot more difficult to do with eyeshadow.
Earlier today I made a strawberry pie using this recipe from Vegan Visitor. It was really easy and turned out super pretty. Observe:
This Saturday I came out to an event at The Body Shop at Northpark with a gaggle of other DFW bloggers. (I know that gaggle is for geese, but there really should be a collective noun for bloggers. Maybe a “posting of bloggers”? Or a “vanity of bloggers”? I’ll work on it and get back to you.) We got our makeup done, partook in free food, and generally got pampered. It was AWESOME.
That stuff in the bottle, the Honey Bronze, is magical (It contains no actual honey, so it’s vegan. I checked.) It makes you look like you were airbrushed by God. Or at least by whoever does the cover of Shape. It gives you just the right amount of glittery golden-ness. Here it is on Erin of Work With What You’ve Got:
In case you can’t tell, it’s on her right arm and not her left. Erin also said to put it in your hair to make it manageable and shiny. Trying that ASAP.
Aren’t Elissa’s rings fab? I might have a girl crush on her. Or a regular crush. Whatever. She’s at Dress With Courage.
I physically can’t pass up an opportunity to have my makeup done. I wore a denim bustier from Urban Outfitters, a tulle layered skirt from H&M, and the necklace I made myself by basically twisting together a ton of jewelery I don’t wear anymore.