Saturday, August 29, 2015

Makeup Picks

Our speaker for the networking event I attended worked in makeup. I thought I'd share my favorite makeup items. I'm not an expert but I really like to play with it when I have the time.
When I do a cat-eye I think gel liner is the easiest. You can use the scotch tape trick and it comes out so clean and pretty symmetrical.
I love lipstick. I normally have two or three in my purse at all times. I like the balm stains for color when I don't want to do all of my makeup. The color is sheer enough that it looks a little brighter than natural. My favorite color is lovesick.
I use NYX eyeshadow base when I go out. It keeps the color on all night and makes it a little brighter and it is a good price.
Like everyone else, I use Nars blush. I use super orgasm because I like the hint of sparkles but the regular orgasm is wonderful too.
I got this Too Faced Return of Sexy set for Christmas. I really like that is has a neutral, a color and a smoky. My favorite part is that it has cards for 6 looks you can create with the palate, it really helps me create eye looks.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


I wore this to a networking lunch. I think I'm starting to enjoy these networking things. It lets me dress up a little more than normal and everyone is really friendly. This one had a great speaker about customer service.

Shirt- H&M (similar), Skirt- New York and Company (exact), Shoes- Aersoles (exact), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (exact, similar)
Linking to Throwback Thursday, Thursday Fashion Files,Confident Tuesday, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Garay Treasures, Trend Spin

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pin Up

Nothing says end of summer like a pin up girl dress. I've been working on another dress in this style and I just put the zipper in and it doesn't fit. So I have very little motivation to do the hem.
I thought the yellow belt was a nice contrast against the blue.
I got some bbq and I was so glad I brought my sweater because I was right under the vent.
Dress- Made by me (similar style), Belt- Jc Penney (similar), Sweater- Loft (similar), Shoes- Charming Charlie (similar), Necklace- Loft (similar), Bag- Kate Spade (similar)Linking to Confident Twosday, Myriad Musings, Elegantly Dressed and StylishGaray Treasures, Walking in Memphis in high heels

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Tulle isn't just for ballerinas. It can add a touch of whimsy or elegance to an outfit.
I love the printed tulle on this Chi Chi dress. It also has a really nice cross back.
This is such a romantic skirt. I really like embellished tulle skirts. This Micheal Kors one is also nice.
This Jovani dress makes tulle a little bit edgier. I love the embellishments.
This Target fascinator is so fun. It would look awesome with a black dress.
I love this Carolina Herrera wave tulle dress. I love the drama.

Thursday, August 20, 2015


I wore this to go run errands. I'm not 100% feeling this outfit. I'm not sure if the crop is the right length. And I think sandals would have looked better but for running around flats work better. I do love the skirt.

Top- Target (similar), Skirt- Loft (similar), Bracelet (similar), Necklace- Amazon (similar), Shoes- Charming Charlie (similar)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ink Print

I wore this to dinner with my grandma. I really like the print on this skirt and I like the color of my top with it. I think a less flowy shirt would look better. There isn't a lot of waist definition.

Shirt- Old Navy (similar), Skirt- Romwe (exact), Shoes- Charming Charlie (similar), Necklace- Ralph Lauren (similar)Linking to Confident Twosday, Myriad Musings, Elegantly Dressed and StylishGaray Treasures, Walking in Memphis in high heels

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Plaid Shoes

Plaid shoes are going to be great for fall. They can add nice color to an outfit and printed shoes are an easy way to mix prints.
These plaid shoes from Charlotte Russe are only $20.
These Sam Edelman flats remind me of Clueless. They are much more wearable than a plaid suit.
I like the basic look of these booties. The hint of plaid makes them a little more special.
Chuck Taylor's are a great shoe and they are even better in plaid.
I really like the contrast between the suede front and the shiny plaid leather on these Sophia Webster shoes. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Princess Party

I did a princess night at the shop. We had princesses and face painting. I got a little festive for the occasion. I'm not sure if this skirt is very flattering but it is very princess-y. The princesses we had were so cute. They even sang and danced.
I tried to do dragon queen hair and a fluffy skirt.

My mom got me this otter purse. And what is a princess without an adorable animal sidekick?
Here's everybody.
Shirt- Old Navy (similar), Skirt- Romwe (exact), Purse- Amazon (exact), Necklace- Forever 21(similar), Shoes- Charming Charlie (similar)
Linking to Happiness at Midlife

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

My Romwe Review

I've gained a little weight so I wanted a few skirt so I'm not wearing the same things over and over. I checked out Romwe because it was soo cheap and I took a chance because I like full skirts so they just need to fit the waist. None of my friends have ordered from them but I thought I'd try it anyway. I got four skirts for $53 with shipping so I went in with the mindset that if two worked I wasn't getting a bad deal. Shipping was quicker than expected. I really liked that the site had measurements of all the clothes. That was really helpful. I measured it against a skirt that fit me.
This is the inkprint skirt. It is partially lined which I like and it wasn't as shiny as I thought it would be. I like the elastic waist in the back it keeps it comfortable.
I really like this skirt. Sadly when I tried to get it over my hips the zipper busted.It was a very short zip.  I may try to fix it because I like the print. It does fit on my waist so if you have small hips you should be good.
I'm sort of on the fence about this balloon print skirt.  I love the print!  It's so whimsical but I'm not sure if the fullness is overwhelming on me. It also seems strangely constructed. The buttonhole wasn't open all the way but that's an easy fix and one of the pockets isn't open.
I really like the texture on the red jacquard skirt. It had a few threads loose but I can just trim them. This is a good everyday skirt and it thicker than I expected.
Have you tried Romwe?

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Quirky Purses

I love fun shaped purses. I just got one shaped like an otter. The only downside about these purses is they are so small. But the small size also helps keep them from looking too kiddie.
I love this Whimsical balloon purse from Modcloth. Using only a few colors keeps it grownup.
This Kate Spade butterfly clutch is gorgeous. I love the bright colors paired with black. It is so perfect for a function where you want to keep your outfit serious you can have fun with your purse.
Elephants are one of my favorite animals so it's no surprise I like this Alice + Olivia elephant clutch. I like the pop of orange.
This pig purse is so fun! I love the glitter and it's little swirly tail. You can also change the strap from gold to rainbow.
What's better than a box of chocolates? A purse shaped like a box of chocolates. I love this truffle purse from Kate Spade. Almost every piece is different, just like a real box of chocolates.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Floral Maxi

I wore this to hang out with my best friend. I went a business networking group it was kinda fun but I get nervous meeting new people.
I got this skirt in the regular section and its not too long when I'm wearing flats.

Shirt- Calvin Klein (similar), Skirt- LOFT (similar), Shoes- Aerosoles (exact), Bag- Kate Spade (similar), Ring- Forever 21 (similar)
Linking to Happiness at Midlife, Thursday fashion files,

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pink and yellow

I wore this to go run errands and work. I'll admit that these pants are too tight but a month or two ago they didn't even zip. I also found money in the pocket!
I like the combo of pink and yellow and the hint of blue from the shoes.

Shirt- Old Navy (similar), Pants- New York and Company (similar), Bracelet- Bezel Box (similar), Necklace- (similar), Shoes- Sam Edelman (similar)
Linking to Confident Twosday, Myriad Musings, Elegantly Dressed and StylishGaray Treasures, Walking in Memphis in high heels  The pleated poppy, A lovely little wardrobe

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Crab Clothing and Jewelry

I'm from Maryland which is home of crabs. I haven't gotten to have steamed crabs at all this summer so I thought we'd check out crab clothes and accessories.
These Forever 21 crab socks are really fun. They come in three colors. I like the pink.
These Charlotte Olympia shoes are based on the zodiac. It's an elegant way to wear crabs.
I love this necklace. I love how it uses crabs and coral. This necklace has really fun colors.
This Wildfox swimsuit is really basic so the print stands out!
I love this Betsey Johnson crab wristlet. It is just too cute.