January 30, 2015

Outfit: Red Skater Skirt, Silver Sweater over a Denim Shirt, and Black Loafers

This silver sweater may seem a little bit holiday-tastic for January, but I love it. I'm here to show you can rock metallic pieces after New Year's Eve! Honestly, I think this outfit would be a perfect choice for a casual Valentine's Day but it's perfectly acceptable for a regular day as well. Silver, red, and black is always a winning combination.

I've worn this sweater a few times since I got it back around November, but for whatever reason it hasn't been on the blog yet. It's very versatile and the metallic threads aren't scratchy at all (which is a big bonus!) I like that it looks kind of gray from afar and then when you step closer to me it's like, "Ooo sparkly sweater!" This time I layered a studded denim shirt underneath. The studs on the shirt played off the silver sweater. Then I added my neoprene skater skirt, simple black tights, and classic patent loafers. The bow earrings were my final touch!

So what do you think? Would you wear a silver (or gold) sweater after the holidays? Metallics are just neutrals with extra pizzazz in my book!

Red Skater Skirt, Silver Sweater over a Denim Button Down, Black Tights, and Patent Loafers
skirt: sheinside | denim top: forever 21 | sweater: new york & company | tights: walmart | loafers: target | bow earrings: new york & company

Studded Denim Button Down Under a Silver Sweater
Silver Sweater over a Denim Shirt and a Red Neoprene Skirt
Silver Bow Earrings and a Rook Piercing with Red Hair
Silver Sweater, Denim Button Down, Red Skater Skirt, and Black Loafers

I can't believe it's already Friday but I actually feel like I accomplished things this week. Those things were mostly job hunt related, so I haven't had much free time for fun things. It's the most important thing I need to do right now though! I hope to have a little fun this weekend, like perhaps catch up on some of your blogs and do a little book reading. What do you guys have planned for the weekend?

Even if you'll just be binge watching Netflix this weekend, I hope it's a good one! Happy Friday!

January 28, 2015

Review + Swatches: Covergirl Lip Lava in Lychee Lava and Lava-nder


Today I have a review of my most recent makeup purchase, Covergirl Lip Lava in the shades Lychee Lava and Lava-nder. I haven't seen a whole lot of information on these, so I thought maybe this could be helpful for any of you who come across these at the store. It's strange because they're not even being advertised on the main page of Covergirl's website and they're brand new! Here they are though. 

These are under the "lipgloss" section on the Covergirl website but they're really a strange lip gloss/lipstick hybrid. They apply like a gloss but they're super pigmented. They're incredibly sparkly in a way that almost comes off as being metallic! The ultra-sparkly goodness was the main reason I was interested in these. Plus I saw one YouTube review that showed just how opaque they are. 



Now you can look at some too-close-for-comfort swatches of the colors on my lips!

Lychee Lava is a coral shade with pink and gold shimmer. 
Lava-nder was my absolute must-buy shade. It's a true purple with blue-purple shimmer.


Covergirl Lip Lava in Lychee Lava


Covergirl Lip Lava in Lava-nder




These definitely leave a lot of color all on their own. I've lightly layered them over other lipsticks to change them up and make them sparkly too. The wear time is about average for a lip gloss. They're not particularly sticky so you'll have to reapply throughout the day, especially after eating. I didn't experience any staining on my lips, but they left microsparkle on them.

The main issue I had was the application. You can see above that the applicator is a pointy brush which is good for getting into the corners of your mouth. However it just picks up way too much product. I have to wipe it on the inside of the tube which can get very messy. 

I picked up these two shades at Ulta a couple weeks back. They were hidden in an aisle toward the back of the store but they may be in a more prominent place now. They retail for $7.99 but I got them buy one get one half off.

I think we'll be seeing these advertised a bit more once we get closer to summer makeup releases. There are a ton of other interesting-looking colors to check out too. Pick them up if you want to try some fun makeup and/or love sparkly lip products!


Disclaimer: This wasn't sponsored. I bought these with my own money!

January 26, 2015

Outfit: Polka Dot Blazer, Purple Graphic Tee, and Acid Wash Skinny Jeans

Just a quick outfit post today! I wore this casual outfit last week and probably didn't even need the jacket when I took these pictures. I thought it was a much more interesting look with the addition of my polka dot blazer though. This blazer always gets buried underneath other more-often-worn coats so I sometimes forget about it. It's a nice light layer that's actually perfect for springtime. Unfortunately it's usually too hot for jackets once proper springtime rolls around, so I'm wearing it now! I threw it on over a purple The New Pornographers band t-shirt and my skinny acid wash jeans. 

I really like these jeans but I find them hard to style. I know I should treat them as a neutral denim but for some reason that's difficult for me! How do you guys style acid wash items? I know they're not everyone's taste, but once I bought these pants I appreciated the 80s goodness so much more. They're a good mix of a vintage wash with a modern cut.

Also, check out my new blue flats! 

Wearing a Polka Dot Blazer with a Graphic T-shirt and Acid Wash Skinny Jeans
blazer: lauren conrad - kohl's | t-shirt: concert | jeans: boohoo | shoes: delia's

Red Hair, Polka Dot Blazer, and Purple Graphic Tee
Skinny Acid Wash Boohoo Jeans with Blue Pointed Flats
Polka Dot Lauren Conrad Blazer with Acid Wash Skinny Jeans and Blue Flats

I hope you had a nice weekend and did something fun! Mine went by far too quickly, but when is that ever not the case? 

Have a wonderful start to your week!

January 23, 2015

Outfit: Green Floral Shift Dress, Yellow Patterned Tights, and Ankle Boots

Happy Friday! I'm excited to show you my most recent purchase, this green floral shift dress from Target. It was actually a gift card purchase so I didn't feel guilty buying it when I really don't need another dress. But can you ever have too many dresses? (Probably. I'll deny it though!)

Anyway, I'd seen this dress on a previous Target trip and willed myself not to try it on. However, I kept thinking about it. So the next time I went to Target I wandered over to the clothes section and found that there was just one of these dresses left. Luckily it was in my size! Then I figured I needed to try it on. It fit perfectly, so it became mine. It actually looked really cool with the tights and shoes I was wearing that day so I may need to wear those with it next time...

Green Floral Print Shift Dress, Yellow Patterned Tights, and Black Boots
dress: xhileration - target | tights: forever 21 | shoes: hand-me-downs

Green Floral Dress Detailing

I wore this out to dinner with my family last weekend. Instead of going the more neutral route with my accessories for its first day out, I added some bright yellow tights. I enjoyed the mix of green and yellow going on in this look. The ankle boots were handed down to me from an ex-style blogger. Just looking at these pictures is making me want to wear this dress again. I just don't have a lot of shift dresses in my wardrobe and this one fits so nicely. Maybe I'll wear it again today!

Green Floral Shift Dress, Yellow Patterned Tights, and Black Ankle Boots
Patterned Bright Yellow Tights, Green Floral Dress, Black Ankle Boots

I hope you all had a great week! I'm looking forward to getting out of the house this weekend. It's in the plans, but we'll see. Do you have any fun weekend plans? Whether you do or not, I hope you have a good one.

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