These are some very Lady (scuffed) work ankle boots, and my very Lady black doctor bag, too. Both items show I am serious and business-like (about what we are eating for lunch).
I love this layered necklace trend because it makes piling on the jewels socially acceptable, and obviously I am down with that.
This week I’m gonna do some work outfits - excited yet? Judging from the reaction my neon hair tips received in the fall, it doesn’t surprise me that I get uncomfortable at the thought of going Full Hipster at the office. These people, they just don’t get my art, man (working title of my in-progress novel). I have to find sneaky ways to work in the things all the kidz are wearin. The added volume on both the skirt and the shirt make it more unflattering and therefore more cool. Add in two necklaces and some polka dots, but still appear to be a (semi) normal person at work, due to the overall ‘professional’ format - appropriately long skirt, conservative heels, fancy lady purse, all that jazz. This way you won’t look like a TOTAL CORPORATE SQUARE at all of the cool after-work activities you do, like thinking about exercising, or cooking turkey meatballs - that’s what I’m doing, anyway. Wanna hang out??
This is one of those weird things I do with my hair in the bathroom during my daily beautification ritual. Occasionally I decide I don’t need to do anything further to whatever bobby-pin creation I’ve made in order to leave the house. “Is this bed-head or do I just look unkempt?” is a question I sometimes ask my co-worker.
*Blue and orange 2gether 4ever*
March is a month of small victories. A cold but sunny Saturday, leaving work when it’s still light outside, ordering your coffee iced and not receiving weird looks - these are the small victories of the end of a city winter. You know things are going to be totally sweet real soon, but it feels almost inappropriate to fully celebrate the season switch just yet, akin to when college bros wear flip-flops in the snow. I’m not mentally ready to cavort around in full spring regalia just yet, but I’ll take my small victories along with the rest of them by punching up my standard black and whites with hot pink sunglasses and a turquoise-studded clutch. Baby steps, people, baby steps.
I used Benefit Are They Real? mascara, and as someone who loves her mascara, this one’s not messin’ around. I’m partial to a slightly caked-on, spider-y lash look, though. Maybe you’re not into that. The eyeshadow is one of the few beauty items I’ve ever had to re-buy - Urban Decay in Sin. It’s perfect, because I <3 sinning!
This week, I’d like you to work on your ‘half-tucked-tee’ game. Thank you for reading.
I gave a friend of mine a special sneek peek of these pics (she was thrilled, I’m sure), and her response was, “what kind of pants are those??”. I answered with the brand, but then realized that she was probably expressing her mock horror at the fact that I’m in jeans - and they’re plain old blue. For a while I was sort of opposed to jeans of the blue variety, but something about the looser cuts and ‘boyfriend’ styles popping up for spring just feels real fresh. Also weird - pointy heels. Who am I??
Full post and details up later today!