Wednesday, November 10, 2010

burgundy velvet hairband

FIRST OFF, I'd love to thank Harlow Darling of Elegantly Wasted for giving me a blogger award! I'm extremely honored. I'm a bit too caught up right now to follow the exact instructions, so maybe I'll end up doing that later on. :)

Hi guys! It feels like forever since I've blogged. Truth is, I've got a lot of work to do. As the end of the semester comes near, teachers are constantly piling us with papers and readings and then there's the finals! So...if anyone is good at pre-calculus and applied calculus, I'm in need of a tutor, haha. I can offer you cookies! YUM. So I decided to make a rather long post today! :)

Right, so the story with this outfit post and rather unoriginal title is that my dad and I were cleaning out the basement and I stumbled upon the hairband I'm wearing in the photo. It's from about five years ago and I thought I lost it for good. It's a deep burgundy with a velvet like texture from Versace. My mom and I scored it at Off Saks Fifth for $3.99! It was such a bargain I should make it a point to visit that place quite more.

I always have a hard time trying to pair articles of clothing with this skirt. It's a rather silky fabric and the print is really busy. I've yet to find the perfect combination of patterns and colors, so for now I'll stick to plums and blacks!

As you can tell, I've started on painting my dresser and another canvas piece. The thing with me is that I tend to start projects then get distracted by something else and forget about the other one or lose interest! It's such a bad habit. I'll probably do another art post once I get around to completing these projects, haha.

And I've started to attempt wearing make up again! Well, not like I really wore it to begin with. I always loved collecting make up but never really attempting to wear it. One of my favorite looks so far is really simple! It's just lipstick and a creme eyeliner.

For this look, I used both a drugstore brand and a more quality designer brand! A Wet n Wild creme eyeliner and Chanel lipstick. I really like both of these products. The Wet n Wild creme eyeliner is really easy to apply (though I have to use my own brush since the one they provide is a bit hard to use due to its size) and it stays on without really giving me raccoon eyes. And I really like the Chanel lipstick. It's nice and opaque, but it isn't really a dark color. I don't really think I could pull dark make up off! I'm not brave enough to venture into foundation or anything eyes really. I guess it's best to start off simple!

Do any of you guys have make up tips? I'd love to hear them!

Outfit Details:
black sweater - J. J Basics
red patterned silk skirt - Classique
plum tights - Hue
black canvas sneakers - Vans
velvet headband - Versace from Off Saks Fifth

Makeup Details:
Wet n Wild creme eyeliner (black) - #886
Chanel lipstick - #142, Enigma

1 comment:

  1. That headband is so cute! I can't believe you got it for just four dollars! That skirt is also lovely and I think you styled it really well :)
    Your makeup looks wonderful too!


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