Look of the Day: 1920s

Look of the Day: 1920s


I have always been so scared of sidebuns! I was afraid they would make my head look fat and lopsided. Which is…admittedly…a strange fear. But still! I LOVE how this hair and makeup turned out. Like, totally.

Hairrrr:


#1: I spritzed leave-in conditioner (the Healthy Sexy Hair stuff, purchased for super cheapo at Ross) on second day hair, combed it out, and teased the top a bit.

#2: I gathered the hair into a loose ponytail on the side, teased it, and kinda…piled it up into a loose loopy bun. And then stuck bobby pins in it till it looked okay. And then put in a little flower snap clip that a friend made for me.

#3: Spritz all the hairs with hairspray, straighten the bangs, and voila!

Makeup Tutorial: Simple Spring Look by melmphs

Melissa cracks me up so much, you guys! She’s a Tennessee girl like me and she’s hilarious. No filter whatsoever, and I love it. She’s so sweet and extroverted and friendly and her videos are super fun.

I didn’t do false lashes or a quite-as-bright lipstick, and I didn’t do the smokey-bottom-lash stuff, but I REALLY love how this look turned out on me. And I especially love how it works with the hair.

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Dress: Forever21
Shoes: Payless
Hair flower: made by a friend

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Face
Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation in 805 Ivory
Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
Nyx cream blush in Natural

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Eyes
Wet ‘n’ Wild trio in Sweet as Candy
Physician’s Formula Malibu Strip
Elf 100 shadow palette
Maybelline gel liner in brown
Covergirl liquiliner in black
Maybelline The Rocket mascara in blackest black (waterproof)

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Lips
Revlon lip butter in Sweet Tart

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Perfume: Bath and Body Works Paris in Bloom

Nail Polish: Sephora by OPI Miss Bossy Pants (from the Glee collection)

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I Just Feel Lovely

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I just really loved this outfit today. I felt lovely and feminine and graceful and charming…all things that I never dreamed of feeling just a few months ago. I think this dress is magical. And pairing it with a long-wanted lace top and dainty little T-straps was just sort of the icing on the fancy cake, I suppose.

This was a really, really long day. I wrestled with my library, I taught my theatre arts kiddos (last day before fall break, so no one wanted to do anything!), directed Narnia rehearsal and prepared for tomorrow’s ridiculous Saturday rehearsal, went to see a best friend’s performance (one of her last before she moves back home to Texas!), and then went downtown for drinks at the Flying Saucer with Erin and her beau. So a long day, but I felt adorable all day- and thankfully wore flats!

Dress: Dear Creatures from Modcloth
Top: Forever 21
Shoes: Blowfish via eBay

Nail Polish: Sephora by OPI Glee Express Yourself to Yourself
Perfume of the Day: Vera Wang Glam Princess

The Compliments Outfit

9/17/12

I don’t know if I was just around super nice people today or what, but I got a ton of compliments on this outfit! I was pretty excited. It’s not a typical outfit for me- I usually don’t do dresses with narrow skirts- but it was comfy and I felt cute and it was the perfect thing to cheer up a dreary rainy day- even if my belt and boots were different shades of brown. Oh, well. YOLO and whatnot.

I love the combination of navy and gold, and these mustard-y tights went really well with the dress, I thought. Although every time I wear them, my sister mistakes it for my actual skin color. She insists it’s because of the Great Legwarmer Tan of ’09.

I wore this for a long day of subbing for fifth grade, rummaging around my sad little library, teaching voice and diction in theatre arts (we did tongue twisters!), aftercare, and a Monday night church service. But I felt cute the whole time- even though my hair exploded in wild rain-curls and I had to pin it up for Emanate. It was still kind of cute!

Dress: Forever 21 via eBay
Belt: Forever 21
Tights: Hue via eBay
Boots: Rocketdog via eBay

Nail Polish: Sinful Colors All About Me layered over OPI Glee Sue vs. Schue
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers Love