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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Round Two

Today was crazy.
 Top- Loft, Sweater- Merona for Target, Skirt- Loft, Booties- Sofft


Man I have got to work on my facial expressions.  Since I am taking photos on my iPhone (in a bathroom) I have to focus on getting the picture done (and done before anyone else wanders in), so I apologize for the scowl.  I found this skirt in 2011 during a 50% off sale.  I normally gravitate toward the pencil skirt- Joan Holloway you are my hero- but something about not needing to wear Spanx the flowiness of this skirt spoke to me.  Then I touched it.  It feels like sweatpants.  
These shoes/booties shooties were found at Nordstrom.  Not on sale.  Eek!  I was a latecomer to this shootie craze.  In fact I was so worried I had nightmares we would all soon wear bright hair scrunchies and flip our collars up like a bad John Hughes film interpretation.  That has really happened, right?  Back to the shoes.  I was terrified of single-handedly bring back the 80's with my shoes,, but I went for it.  These are so comfortable, I can wear them 10-12 hours with no pain. LOVE!

I'm behind

This was suppose to be yesterday's post but I fell asleep hardcore at 9. We party hard in my house.

I love this "sweater." It's actually a jersey material but surprisingly warm. My complaint is that it only goes with a few things in my closet.
I also stole the idea of black jeans and brown boots from my friend. Until she did it I would have never paired black and brown. Ever.

Top- NY&Co, Sweater- INC, Black Jeans - Tommy Hilfiger, Boots-Old Navy, Necklace-Loft

What do you think? ( And yes one of the photos was in my daughter's room)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm sensing a theme...

I am in love with color blocking. I am also a chicken. This is what i would consider color block light. Yesterday I did warm tones, so obviously today should be cool tones.

I love this top. I love these pants. I think I don't love them together. And yes, the pants are navy.

Top- NY&Co, Pants- Gap, Shoes- Macy's (Style&Co), Necklace- J. Crew

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tangerine smoothie-OOTD

I bought these khakis at the Gap recently. I love them, but I had a hard time pairing a top with them. I kept defaulting to black. I love black, but I am on a challenge to not wear it with everything.

Today the weather is supposed to be 75 degrees. I had to double check the calendar. It's the perfect day to break out the new pants!

Shirt- NYandCo, Sweater- Banana Republic, Pants- Gap, Necklace- Loft, Earrings- Banana Republic, Flats- Target

My thoughts- color still scares me, but I feel chic in this outfit.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Outfit of the day

As part of my quest for world dominance I will also be including outfit posts. Why? Because I like taking photos of myself. :-)

The real reason is to force me to dress better. I used to be able to wear anything to work (including pajamas). However, since I have worked my way up in the world I don't have that "luxury.". I need to develop my business dress.

Dress- Loft(2008), Belt- NY&Co, Shoes- Naturalizer via Macy's

My thoughts on it- boring and monochromatic.
I didn't get a positive or negative reaction from anyone so this does not pass.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Getting Gorgeous- Make Up For Ever HD Foundation Review

So many people swear by MUFE HD Foundation.  I have tried to love this foundation many times, but each time my thoughts are the same.  HD is supposed to give you an invisible coverage, in turn giving you the effect of an airbrushed canvas.  However, I find that effect is short lived.

MUFE states that it is medium to full coverage and optimal for HD lenses.  I will agree that the formula is catered to HD lenses as it helps camouflage the 'makeup' look on cameras.  I will disagree with the statement that this is a medium-full foundation.  I found this to be light, to medium light, unless I spent the time to build the product up. 

I loved the appearance at first, however the foundation did not last long and needed touching up before noon.  Even after a second layer of powder, the foundation would not stay set and began to slide around my face (I have normal/combo skin).  I really want to love this product.  I love how I look when leave the house, but not when I get home.

- Looks amazing under HD lenses.
- Ample color selection
- Slow drying time allows for optimal blending.
- Buildable without feeling caked on or uneven.
- Great choice for bridal work.
- Works well on drier skin types.

- Wear time.  I got around 4-6 hours of wear.
- Slides around the face too much.
- The finish is too dewey for my liking.

Price: $40

Where to buy?


Excellent foundation for photo shoots or on-camera work. I wouldn't recommend this for all-day wear if you have normal to oily skin.  The higher price tag makes this an unjustified occasional foundation for me.

My Top Nude Lips

I have always loved lipsticks and glosses. When I was allowed to wear makeup, I could only wear lip color. I had fire-engine red, a bright neon pink, and a brown-burgundy color. All of them were Clinique and all of them were gift with purchase hand-me-downs from my mom.

I looked like a hot tranny mess.


After the 10,000th time I was made fun of, I swore I would NEVER wear color on my lips again. The exception to this was any stage performance and prom.

So, I stuck to clear gloss and chapstick.

Until I discovered my friends on this list. This is both lipsticks and glosses.

MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick

Not really a nude. But it is neutral so it makes it onto the list. This is a go to for Bridal looks.

MAC Creme d'Nude Lipstick

I love this more than Myth. Myth is white out for lips. Creme d'Nude is wearable. It makes a great base for colored gloss on top.

MAC Boy Bait Cremesheen Glass

I feel like a supermodel when I wear this.

Clinique Baby Baby Lipstick

My first nude lipstick. So creamy and shiny. Gives that starlet pout.

MAC Marquis D' Lipstick

I know! This was Limited Edition, but I can't NOT include it.

MAC Prrr Lipglass

Also on the darker side. But if you want a nude lip and you have darker skin, or darker lips, this is a great option for less dramatic looks.

MAC Lust Lipglass

Similar to Prrr, but this has more of a caramel undertone. I prefer this over Prrr to pair with smokey eyes.

Buxom Lip Stick in Sydney

This has amazing staying power. It tones downs my lip color and helps any gloss stay on longer. These are amazing.