Thursday, April 28, 2016

End of April - Green & Grey

A cloudy but not-too-cool day; sleep has been difficult lately and so I opted for comfortable Vince boyfriend trousers and faux-layered tee.  The same bright lip as the day before because that's what was in my back!  Finished with grey suede wedge booties from Via Spiga.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Black Leather, Corduroy

I wanted to get through another outfit on my winter outfit backlog today, because it's cloudy and cool.  I'm filling all my wardrobe holes for spring and summer because it's been so nice the last few weeks!

I am excruciatingly tired today - and have the dark circles under my eyes to show for it.  Hopefully little toddler will sleep good tonight.  I had started a big, years long project at work, which is very exciting and makes me happy, but I do wish I hadn't been so sleep deprived for such a milestone!

I've also started using a slightly softer eyeliner for tight-lining my upper lash (Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion), and it seems to really run everywhere!  This smudginess did not help me to look less tired!  I even let it "dry" as some reviewers suggested; it helped, but didn't eliminate the running.  It's also very difficult to get off, as it smears and doesn't come clean.  It's easier if I use a little oil first, but then I'm left with oil in my eyes!  Oh, and, too add insult to injury, it loses it's point with every use, so it needs sharpening every time I use it - this mean I will go through it more quickly than I expected to.

I think if I were to line both top and bottom waterlines then it would be OK.  As it is, I think I'll be returning to my usual Bobbi Brown gel liner.  It's a little high-maintenance because I have to use an angle brush (and clean an angle brush) when I apply it.  But, it never transfers, runs or smudges, and it's easy to get off.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pants over Dress

I once avoided mini dresses, as my legs are not my best feature.  However, they are so convenient for wearing as tunics that I actually prefer them now.  This one is a big wrinkled from sitting all day.  This is an Everlane chambray dress over Vince knit trousers, Top Shop ghillie flats and a Vince Camuto baseball jacket in black and white that is a few seasons old.  This outfit came from my 2016 Outfit Backlog.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Red & White Pleated Skirt

A new skirt, from LulaRoe.  A soft, pleated jersey knit.  Red and white was a color combination that I really wanted to pursue for spring, and when I saw this skirt it seemed perfect!


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Pleated Denim Culottes

I'm not sure how I always end up so wrinkled!  An impulse purchase I made while shopping for a button-front a-line denim skirt was this set of pleated denim culottes.  They are very swishy, lightweight and satisfying to wear.  Paired with an Everlane box cut tee that they sent me by accident and Vera Wang lavender label snakeskin ballet flats.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

70's Inspired for Spring

It was a beautiful day today, although not warm.  I had to go in to the office for a meeting and I had already thrown on this babydoll-like peasant blouse that is new.  I added flared denim, a taupe leather jacket and some flatform sandals for a 70's inspired look.  I had a lot of fun wobbling around on my high flatforms.

Spring Transitions

It was evening by the time I got this snapped - you can see our lights are on in the planter.  A white turtleneck and vintage mint tweed Pendelton blazer kept me warm, as the weather is still in the low 50's (deg F).  Brown patent loafers from Everlane and mustard cropped trousers from J. Crew.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  When I originally bought this waxed navy denim jacket I wanted to wear it like a top - all buttoned up.  I finally did, pairing it with this floral skirt with kick pleats and blush and silver flats.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Cream + Black - Working from Home Friday

When I work from home I go minimalist on the makeup - I applied some lipstick for this photo.  A simple outfit from my outfit backlog; a cream turtleneck tunic sweater, black skinny knit pants and trendy ghillie lace-up flats