Coat: Harrods. Dress: Tory Burch. Minaudiere: Rebecca Minkoff. Boots: Stuart Weitzman 50/50. Headband: Barneys. Bracelet: Heirloom. Rings: Caia Jewels, Heirloom, Ippolita. Nails: Formula X for Sephora Shade Curiosity.
Friday, December 20, 2013
As holiday festitivies seem to have kicked themselves into high gear in the last week, I figured I would do a post about my favorite reds for the holiday season. On my nails, I have been pretty much exclusively wearing formula X for Sephora's nailpolish in the shade Curiousity. This formulation is BANANAS. It literally doesn't chip, and stays shiney for ages. Seriously, haul your tushy to your nearest sephora, and pick one of the polishes from this line up (treat yourself). You wont regret it. Next up, tried and true favorite, MAC Russian Red. Old Hollywood Glamour in a tube, is matte without being drying, totally opaque, and makes your teeth look so bright they shine like the top of the Chrysler Building. Lastly, Stila's stay-all-day lipstick in Beso (sample size, received via Birchbox). I have to admit, it's taken me a while to warm up to this lippie. Like most-long wearing lipstick, it can be a bit dry, but I've figured out the perfect layering scheme of lip balm prior to application, which makes for comfortable wear upon your kisser, worry free. It literally doesn't budge. In contrast to the MAC shade, this one has more orange tones, but it is seriously gorgeous and really warms up the complexion-- especially great for when the weather has got you feeling a little lackluster. Below is my "Holiday Party Makeup Tutorial" where I show you how to kick it up a notch for whatever shin-digs you have awaiting you in the coming weeks:
use this link if you want to watch it in the youtube browser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdJeoxQxgYo
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Coat: Elizabeth & James. Sweater Dress: Rebecca Taylor. Tights: Wolford Merino Wool in Cream. Boots: Michael Kors. Headband: Forever 21. Lipstick: Burberry Lip Cover in No.32 Sepia Pink
The past two weeks has not been the best for me in terms of general "put together-ness". Let's just say, I might as well have been walking around with a tattoo on my forehead that said "I SURRENDER". I don't really know what it is about the frigid weather (I mean everyone who has lived the past two weeks knows, but thats beside the point), but it leaves me paralyzed. I absolutely have no motivation to get dressed or put on makeup, let alone do anything else. I just want to stay in bed, watch 30 Rock and hibernate, is that too much to ask? Yesterday, I basically forced myself to get it together for the first time in days, and going forward I'm going to try a little harder to not let the weather defeat me. Cold weather should not mean that we resign ourselves to looking like slob-kabob's just because it's easier. If anything it gives us the opportunity to be more inventive with what we wear (layering chunky knits, wools, furs, the list goes on an on). For example yesterday's outfit had great contrast between the chunky knit of my sweater dress, and the finer knit of my tights. Plus, I really went full tilt with the winter white, which was seasonally appropriate and felt festive for the upcoming holidays! If you're feeling inspired or cold, pair a chunky knit with a contrasting fabric-- it will add fabulous dimension to whatever you wear, and when you look fabulous, you feel fabulous, so the weather can't get you down. Dare to put your best face forward while facing the elements, it really does help.