And I’d also love feedback on my vlogs in general. Anything you want me to vlog about? Hair products? Life in general? Or are my vlogs totally boring? I’d love to know!
It’s my first December post – and what better to talk about than a few things I’m hoping are under my tree come Christmas morning! Because let’s be honest, I’ve been thinking about what I want for Christmas since … last Christmas.
Have you started your Christmas list? What are you hoping for this year?
And who else besides me has had their tree (s) up for two weeks? (Yes, multiple trees. I have five in my house so far.)
J. Crew turtleneck • Target vest • J. Crew Factory pencil skirt • Talbots boots and belt
It’s finally started – my favorite time of the year. True, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but I love Christmas so much, I decorate starting in mid-November (and crank up the Christmas music just after Halloween!).
I also start another tradition – my shopping-for-myself moratorium, which is much less fun than putting up the tree, but made slightly more bearable because I truly love buying presents for others even more than shopping for myself. Plus no new clothes means I get to challenge myself to make new favorite outfits out of what’s already in my closet. I saw these colors on Jen, and loved them so much, I was inspired to make my own purple and mustard outfit. Thanks Jen for the idea!
And because why not, some Horatio with a side of Hamlet, too busy sniffing to pose for a picture. (Can you find the dog drool on the side of my skirt? Life with a St. Bernard, what can I say.)
I have a minor obsession with fair isle sweaters. I would love to knit one, but ouch I cannot even imagine how hard that would be (and let’s be honest, I have enough trouble finishing current knitting projects!). When I saw this sweater at J. Crew Factory, I knew I could girl it up with a blue blouse and statement necklace. Don’t be afraid to try men’s pieces – just make sure you try them on first (I sized down for this sweater). The wool is super cozy and will be perfect for the long winter months ahead.
Have you ever bought men’s clothing for yourself?
Hey look, it’s been two weeks since I last blogged! I want this time of year to slow down, and yet it keeps whizzing past me.
I was really excited about this outfit. Mostly because I waited until February to buy this coat last year, meaning it was on major after-Christmas sale at J. Crew and I got it for about $70. J. Crew coats are definitely worth the money, but if you like me can’t afford a $365 coat, wait until after Christmas. I got a Majesty peacoat the same way two years ago! As Kate Middleton has demonstrated, you can never have too many coats. Especially in yummy colors like candy red. Although I have to say this is one of those outfits where the coat (and hat) really completed it. I almost wanted to wear both around the office all day.
In the meantime, I’ll try to figure out how to use my camera at dusk because Daylight Savings Time is killing me, and I can’t let another perfectly good outfit get ruined by fuzzy pictures and bad photography skills.
Ok, so I know when I say this, you’re all going to scream “DUH!” in my face – but Scandal is a freaking awesome show. I love the characters, love Olivia’s clothes, love Fitz – this show is awesome, and I am so glad it’s on Netflix! I was inspired to create an Olivia Pope makeup tutorial that’s totally simple and natural. I hope you like this tutorial!
And seriously – Olivia’s bag and coat collection is the stuff dreams are made of.
Products used in this video:
Neutrogena Healthy Skin illuminating tinted moisturizer: http://rstyle.me/n/bzn58kx9e
Mary Kay eyeliner
Too Faced eyeshadow in erotica – part of the Natural Eye Neutral palette: http://rstyle.me/n/cidnikx9e
Mary Kay waterproof mascara
NARS blush in orgasm: http://rstyle.me/n/tabykx9e
Too Faced Sun Bunny bronzer: http://rstyle.me/n/twhxkx9e
Benefit Watt’s Up highlighter: http://rstyle.me/n/uhkpkx9e
C.O. Bigelow lip tint: http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/produ…
I’d like to introduce you to my new leather jacket. She comes with a cozy knit collar and cuffs, and is perfect for chasing fall’s chill away. I’ve been looking for a quality leather jacket, and came across this one at Nordstrom. While I loved the details, I did not love the price. I tried searching for it again, and came across the same jacket on Bluefly – with an extra percent off the sale price. While it was still expensive, I hope that this is a piece that will last me for years to come.
And yes, I feel kind of badass in this jacket. Or as badass as one can get with sparkly ballet flats and bright pink lipstick.
Speaking of the shoes, these were sent to me from fibi & clo, and I love them! I can always use another pair of black flats, and the details make them extra dressy and special.
I’m also the featured blogger on Eve’s Addiction today – check out their blog for the interview!
It was a gloomy gray day when I decided to add some sunshine and wear my yellow blazer. I personally love a gloomy gray day. My aunt and uncle in Arizona did not understand when I told them I’d be fine with rain and clouds most of the time - so long as I get to wear my favorite clothes. I managed to snag this blazer during a J. Crew sale. Even though it’s made of summer fabric, it works for fall, too.
And I’m so sad you can’t tell, but the top I’m wearing is peplum – I found a peplum top that works for me!
I’m really excited for this weekend – this Friday, I’m modeling in a local show! I was so flattered to be asked, and get to go pick out an outfit today! Now I wonder if I get to keep it after the show…
I am on a self-imposed shopping ban thanks to…ahem, a bit of a splurge on a leather jacket that I’ll show off next week. Until said ban is over, I will just enjoy playing Pretend Online Shopping that involves adding everything I want to my online shopping bag and sighing at the price.
And though I didn’t mean it – wouldn’t all these pieces make the most adorable (and warm) fall outfit?
And just like that, it’s Wednesday and I haven’t posted all week. I’m in the midst of a closet cleanout (get ready, Brittany) while also transitioning my spring and summer clothes out and my fall and winter clothes in. It’s a massive chore that involves hauling
four five plastic bins up and down the stairs. But I am super excited because it looks like (though you never know with Indiana weather) the temperature is finally dropping this weekend. I plan to spend it cozy in sweaters and Uggs. A change in seasons is a good chance to reorganize the clutter, and I’m trying to be better at that. My camisole drawer? Color-coded for quick decisions. (And don’t laugh that I have a camisole drawer.) My underwear and sock drawers? Nightmares that I can barely open. Work in progress.
On to the outfit! I love the jeweled sweatshirts (or embellished sweatshirts, whatever you call them!) all over stores. I was totally impatient and nabbed this one at J. Crew Factory a few weeks ago and saw it in black last weekend. I had to stop myself from getting another one. It was a tough call. But how fun is it to wear a sweatshirt with sparklies on it? It’s all about the sparklies for me.