Saturday, October 20, 2012

Let's Play Dress-Up: Fairy Princess

Face : Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse 110 Porcelain Ivory, plum coloured eyeshadow from e.l.f. eyeshadow palette to contour, hot pink eyeshadow from e.l.f. palette as blush ; Eyes : e.l.f. Professional Studio Endless Eyes Pro Eyeshadow Palette 100 Piece Marble Eyeshadow, NYX Eye/Eyebrown Pencil 918 White Pearl, Kat Von D Autograph Eyeliner Puro Amor, Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara, eBay rhinestones ; Lips : Revlon Lip Butter Gumdrop
Top : Forever 21 tank top ; Accessories : Winners scarf, DIY floral headband

Halloween is in 11 days and I thought it would be fun to do some halloween makeup looks. This one being the first. Just a simple and girly fairy/princess/anything-that-is-girly look. Since it is my first post solely on makeup, I don't really know how to go about it. I've always liked the dressing up aspect of Halloween. Just because you can overdress (or underdress in most cases) the heck out of yourself and noone will judge you. Although I never buy Halloween costumes because they are so darn expensive and I wouldn't wear it a second time (Yes I know there is a DIY option but I never do anything for Halloween anyways). I've really only had one real Halloween costume and that was in the first grade... I was a giant jack-o-lantern. I wonder if I can find pictures.. maybe I'll post one. I love the making-yourself-over part of halloween since the costumes are slowly dying in creativity and morphing into plain old undergarments nowadays. Anyways, I dont know if I should have a mini written tutorial on how I did this look or if people just want to see what I came up with. I'm not very good at makeup so if I was to make a tutorial it would probably sound something like "Colour those eyelids. Use a brush if you want" Haha just kidding. Well that is my "Fairy Princess" look/costume! Hope you like it! :D
P.S. These 'dress-up' looks are mostly for makeup not costumes. I just pulled out random pieces to try and match. I'm not really trying to create a full look from head to toe, just playing around with makeup looks. I was actually wearing sweat pants because I don't have anything fairy-esque, like a tutu. Until my next dress-up day,


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Farewell Fall

Top : Armani Exchange t-shirt, Tory Burch leather jacket ; Bottom : Forever 21 leggings ; Shoes : Forever 21 boots ; Accessories : Winners necklace
Nails : OPI William Tell Me About OPI (love this colour, great vampy purple almost black)

Yes I know fall isn't over yet, but the weather says otherwise. It is getting cold FAST! So this just may be my last post. Haha, without a thick winter jacket that is. This is just a casual outfit for my last frolic in fall. I was actually freezing wearing this light jacket today, but it matched so well with the foliage. I paired the necklace with this outfit because I like how the turquoise and the mustard of the jacket paired together. Black bottoms. You can never go wrong with black bottoms. But I am in need of some solid coloured pants. I have so many printed pants but barely any coloured ones. I'm on the hunt for some deep olive green ones or burgundy. Mmm. I am in love with burgundy. I've been thinking about dyeing my hair burgundy but I kind of like how my hair is a natural ombre. I did do it purposely, but I can't really see the ombre in person, only in pictures and boy do I love it. So I might just wait until the summer to dye my hair... WHO KNOWS. As you guys can probably tell, I gave up on the bangs. They were too hard to maintain. I wake up every morning regretting my spur-of-the-moment adventure. So it has grown out and now I have awkward side bangs! Anyways, back on topic.. these boots, they are my awesome find from Forever 21. The most comfortable shoes I own from F21. They arch at the perfect spot on my foot. I knew right away that these boots were going to be comfortable when I tried them on. It was love at first try? But yes, for $31 they are such a steal! They actually go above the knees but for something more casual I like to fold them inwards and just let them slouch like short boots. I love them!
Since I didn't post for a week.. I included this tiny little post-post (get it? post-post like after post. I'm lame)

Top : Jessica McClintock dress ; Accessories : Juicy Couture earrings, (cannot be seen) H&M hair comb thing
Lips : L'oreal Paris Infallible Lipcolour Beyonce's Red 399 ; Nails : OPI Designer... De Better

Last week I went to my friends' wedding! It was the most amazing thing ever, I am so happy for them. I have never been in love and I kind of felt it through them if that is even possible, it's kind of hard to explain without sounding like a huge cheese ball. I don't know, I was so overwhelmed with joy and happiness I couldn't stop crying. Atleast now I know that the Rimmel Sexy Curve Waterproof Mascara actually works. Anyways. This dress was my prom dress three years ago. I do like it a lot but I hate re-wearing a dress that I wore on some sort of special occasion in my life. I feel like after the event is over, the dress will symbolize something. By wearing it again, it takes away all the memories and just jumbles up with the new and it doesn't seem as special anymore. But I was desperate! I tried a new look that I've always wanted to attempt but never got a chance to. Can you guess what it is? Probably not, cause I don't think I pulled it off. It was suppose to be old hollywood glam'esque. I will try again, one day. Okay this post is getting too long.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Leather Pairings and GOLD

Top : Danier leather jacket, (inside) Jacob blouse ; Bottom : RW&Co. leggings ; Shoes : Aldo leather boots ; Accessories : Zara mesh hairband, H&M Anna Dello Russo bracelet, Topshop ring, Banana Republic scarf, Angie & Lola leather clutch

This is one of my favourite fall looks. It has my favourite leather pieces, the warm tan colours, and gold.  This outfit seems a bit dark but it allows the gold to really stand out. The keys also add a bit of texture to the outfit when seen from afar.  This is actually my sister's scarf.  I've been trying to snatch this scarf from my sister since the day she bought it haha.  I just love the keys on it and it's really soft.  Another thing I wanted to talk about was the gold bracelet. H&M introduced their new designer collection from Anna Dello Russo (an editor-at-large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan, yep had to wiki it). A section of the store featured these beautiful gold accessories, purses, and shoes. I couldn't resist as I love GOLD. I chose this bracelet out of the rest because I thought it would be most wearable. After purchasing the bracelet, they gave me a lovely bag with cute illustrations on it with a GOLD FRAME.  I'll definitely be adding this to my shopping bag collection.  If you want to see the rest of the collection, visit the h&m site!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Work Appropriate

Top : H&M printed blouse ; Bottom : H&M jeans ; Shoes : warehouse stilettos ; Accessories : H&M bracelet, Topshop ring, H&M belt, Matt&Nat clutch

I don't usually wear black and white together, but when I do, I feel like I'm going to work especially with those pointed stilettos. I wasn't too sold on the blouse when I first saw it in the store, but it looked great once I tried it on.  The pattern also goes well with most of my clothes.  And of course, that red belt that I love, it really pops out in this outfit! I tried styling my hair differently since I usually just leave it down. Today it kinda looks like a giant brush haha. The weather is definitely getting chillier around here so I'm going to have to find myself a warm jacket! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Gothic Glory

Top : H&M peplum shirt ; Bottom : H&M printed pants ; Shoes : Topshop wedges ; Accessories : Topshop chain mail collar necklace, H&M fur shoulder wrap
Lips : Wet N' Wild 522A

One of the trends for fall is gothic. It's not as scary as it sounds for those who haven't seen it. It contains a lot of lace and leather detailing and dark shades of clothing. I really like the trend except I highly doubt I can pull off that look. This outfit, minus the shoes and necklace, was actually gifted to me for my birthday from my two best friends, Vickie and Maria (That one loyal reader of our blog who will nag me if I do not post). They would get me printed pants and peplum! Haha I love it! The shoulder wrap looked a little bit weird and made my neck look stubby, so I draped it over one shoulder and pretended like I was oh so glamourous. I kind of like how it turned out. :P I tried to put my own gothic twist to this outfit with the dark lipstick and chain mail collar. It was not that successful. Oh well! The outfit screams Autumn to me, so thats good enough for me!

Happy frolicking in fall foliage!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Baroque Birthday

Top : Winners (Como) dress/tunic ; Bottom : American Apparel tights ; Shoes : Topshop wedges ; Accessories : Chanel purse (lucky hand-me-down from my mother :D), Winners gold choker necklace

Sorry for the lack of posts lately! I have been quite busy, my photographer aka my mother has been busy, and I didn't like some of the stuff that was shot. Anywho, it was my birthday yesterday and I had school all day so I couldn't celebrate it. But I did celebrate with my family on the weekend which was awesome. Today I had a girls night out and I wanted to wear this dress/tunic before it got too cold to wear short dresses. I LOVE the Baroque trend that has emerged for this fall. The prints are so elegant and classy and beautiful. I love it. It makes me want to dress like Marie Antoinette for the whole season, hair, huge dresses, corsets, and everything! Bangs update. I am starting to like them but I do not like how it pokes my eyes, makes my eyes look smaller than they already are, put hair into my eyes (one full strand hair from my bangs went into my eye and just decided to swim around in my eye socket), and is so hard to maintain. It's a nice change... but I don't think it's one that is going to last too long for me. Also, I won't be having any nail tutorials or anything for a little while because I cut my nails. I have to regrow them so I can have a nice, new, clean canvas. :P  That's it for now! Thanks for dropping by,