Wednesday, October 19, 2011

boogie man

This is my favorite hat and I have a few... a cloche, a few fedoras, a pageboy, a bunch of scrunchy crochet ones but this one gets all the comments. Usually of middle-aged or older generations, both men and women will comment on it. They don't see fedoras as a Justin Timberlake-esque fashion statement as a lot of our generation does. I think they appreciate it as a functional classic piece. Also it totally makes my day when I get complimented by a 70-something on my taste :)

Today's list: thrifted pleated polka-dot pants, Gap shoes and knit blazer, BR b&w tweed fedora, and Balenciaga bag

On an unrelated note but sort of fitting for such a dreary day... my current fav song Boogie Man by Grieves

Monday, October 10, 2011

The belt post

This post is purely about the belt. I got it at an estate sale with a bunch of other old 70's things. The center is all feathers and looks like an eye. I could not be more in love with a random accessory. By the way, it was $1!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Anastasia brows!!!

A couple weeks ago I mentioned I was lucky enough to try and review Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes. It's a fabulous palette esp for us blondies with pale, hard to see brows. It comes with stencils to fill in, wax to set, perfect shades of brow powder and a shadow and highlighter for a finished natural look. Above you can see the before and after. It's easy to use and will replace my Urban Decay brow box. I found that the wax was smoother and less sticky than UD (which I prefer) and although it doesn't have tweezers like the UD it makes up for that with a larger brush and highlighter. If you have any hesitation in shaping your brows, these stencils will be a godsend. It comes with 5 different shapes and sizes so you can pick the most natural shape for you. It lasts all day and is a great value for all you get. Pick one up at Sephora!

fall's here

I am so bummed summer is over here in DC. Leaves are falling. The air is crisp. It makes me nostalgic for college and I start to miss walking home from class with my best friend, coffee in one hand and a portfolio in the other. Then I remember the brutal critiques and accidentally cutting myself with x-acto blades and the feeling passes :)

Today's list: BR dress and draped cardigan, esprit white woven belt, gap shoes and headband, memoi lace footless tights, ysl patent easy bag, toms sunglasses